Raspberry Pi Flight Tracking

The newest addition to my Raspberry Pi Projects, ADS-B Flight Tracking. 

With open-source software, overhead and or nearby aircraft can be tracked through the ADS-B signals the planes transmit. Currently the flight data is sent to 6 different flight Tracking websites. (Contributor ID provided when possible.)

  1. FlightRadar24
  2. adsbExchange
  3. FlightAware
  4. PlaneFinder
  5. RadarBox
  6. Opensky Network

Hardware List:

Raspberry Pi Zero W & basic case

RTL-SDR USB Receiver

Dipole Antenna base with SMA connector

Telescopic Antenna located in my Attic

USB adapters for power and SDR connection

Picture - Flight Tracking Example

NOAA Weather Satellite Images

My newest project during the COVID Quarantine has been focused on NOAA Satellite images.
I recently came across a Reddit article that talked about how an RTL-SDR dongle can download weather images from passing NOAA Satellites. I was very interested and had to try it. I found several articles from different people explaining their setup with Raspberry Pi units and how they automated the process.

Ending results:
My Raspberry Pi with an RTL-SDR dongle and a small (currently outdoor) antenna, captures and decodes the broadcasts from the passing Weather Satellites.

It’s still a work in progress, this is a rough working setup at the moment.

Downloaded images from Satellite passovers – Link Here

Examples and References:
Link for Guide: https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-NOAA-Weather-Satellite-Receiver/

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