ADS-B Flight Tracker

Updated Hardware Setup


Updated setup runs Raspbian Buster Custom 1.0.3 Release, with some small modifications to run on Raspberry Pi Zero W (armv6, rather than armhf/armv7):

1x Raspberry Pi Zero W, with Vilros clear case and heatsink starter kit - $24.99 USD

1x Nooelec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR - $23.95 USD

1x AuviPal 2-in-1 Powered Micro USB OTG Adapter - $7.94

1x "Diapason MCX" Antenna (1090 MHz), see below - €57.95 EUR

Setup Total Cost: $119.71 USD


Old Hardware Setup

1x TeckNet® USB 3.0 4 Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Charge-Only Port With 12V/2A Power Adapter and USB 3.0 Cable - £10.00

1x KEEDOX® DVB-T USB TV RTL-SDR FM+DAB Radio Tuner Receiver Stick Realtek RTL2832U+R820T - £10.00

1x "Diapason MCX" Antenna (1090 MHz) for ADS-B USB Dongle - €57.95 EUR

1x RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 756-8308 RaspberryPi B - $37.43 USD

Setup Cost

Antenna is mounted on the roof of the conservatory, due to easy access for the RF cable out of my bedroom window and USB cabling across the room into the Raspberry pi (located next to the broadband DSL modem for wired connectivity).



Due to the mounting location of the antenna, the range of signals detected is very limited.

Data from FlightRadar24 (FR24) analysis: