01/23/19 13:47:28 UTC
225.875 MHz
Couple of pilots talking
01/19/19 18:49:59 UTC
385.55 MHz
Lucky 21 heading to W-168 on ZMA Discrete
01/18/19 02:32:40 UTC
343.500 MHz
Refueler on AR16 Primary. “I’ll take your tail number”
01/17/19 15:12:39 UTC
343.000 MHz
Couple of pilots talking
01/15/19 13:32:19 UTC
339.500 MHz
Go for Defense 986 and another pilot in communications.

01/20/19 20:17:16 UTC
337.3000 MHz
E-4 Data Link
01/13/19 15:29:30 UTC
60.1000 MHz
Calling in strikes against ground targets at Avon Park
01/07/19 20:39:46 UTC
254.400 MHz
01/07/19 20:21:34 UTC
317.525 MHz
01/07/19 18:46:13 UTC
350.200 MHz
01/07/19 17:37:23 UTC
262.760 MHz
sells range
01/07/19 14:13:41 UTC
143.425 MHz
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Build A Portable Aircraft Radar System that Fits in your Car.

I've assembled the parts, the software (all free & not customized) and in a few hours had myself a functioning standalone Mode-S / ADS-B Mapping system on a 7" TFT screen. This was built using a cheap RTL-Dongle, Raspberry Pi computer, and a 7" TFT Touchscreen display. If you wanted you could put this in a small enclosure and mount it in your car. First came Car Radios, then Mobile Scanners, and now a Mobile Aircraft Radar System for your car!

Basically all I've done is connect a Dongle capable of receiving 1090 MHz Mode-S aircraft signals to a Raspberry Pi. Then attached a small 7" display. If you didn't mind having a keyboard and mouse in your car, you could eliminate the touch portion of the screen and save yourself a ton of software nightmares!

This project is a bit more complex to explain than my past series of Raspberry Pi projects. This is due mostly to the 7" touchscreen display I had used. The "touch" hardward will NOT work with the current Raspbian operating system and requires compiling the Raspberry's Kernal which is a 12 hour process! Since I had been working with this touch screen for another project I happened to have an SD card with the correct setup laying around.

If there is considerable interest I'll put step-by-step instructions on the website. Below is a video I made of the functioning system. You can see the demo on my YouTube video by Clicking Here

Or just watch it here:

The HTML (web page code) I'm using in this project was originally designed to be displayed on a "real" full size monitor. With a bit of HTML programming, the map and data could easily be made to look a lot better on the smaller screen. But for "out of the box" software and a bit of playing it was a fun project that has some neat possibilities.....

I hope you've enjoyed this article.