11/26/20 00:24:29 UTC
127.400 MHz
TAMPA, FL
CG 6031 (MH-60T) up with Whited Tower requesting to transition thier airspace.
 
11/24/20 19:23:31 UTC
327.6 MHz
GRAVEL SWITCH, KY
Death 11 and Death 13 Refueling AR-110 B2s!
 
11/24/20 19:22:28 UTC
319.0 MHz
GRAVEL SWITCH, KY
Death 22 B2
 
11/24/20 16:12:07 UTC
240.350 MHz
MOLINE, IL
B2 DEATH12 now refueling westbound with KC135 EDDIE16 (59-1444) on AR318 primary
 
11/24/20 15:45:58 UTC
240.350 MHz
MOLINE, IL
B2 DEATH12 transiting very close to Moline, IL. Discussing weather.
 

11/25/20 06:50:14 UTC
119.300 MHz
voice
 
11/21/20 02:20:55 UTC
257.025 MHz
Seems to be A2A
 
11/08/20 15:36:16 UTC
41.300 MHz
"9, 0-6-5, Fox Mike.." 10/28/2020, 1938h. -AJ
 
11/07/20 17:26:22 UTC
268.300 MHz
A2A "....and uh, (?)BRASS(?) copies, 2-1..." Weak rx. 10/28/2020, 1941h -AJ
 
11/05/20 19:23:23 UTC
228.225 MHz
"BANJO, VULTURE, radio check In The Red" Good rx. 11/02/2020 1938h -AJ
 
11/05/20 19:21:36 UTC
34.150 MHz
"..(?)CRACKEN(?), VULTURE, radio check...VULTURE has you Lima-Charlie...CRACKIN, can you state your posit?....VULTURE copies all thank you" Good rx. 11/02/2020 1920h -AJ
 
11/05/20 19:08:47 UTC
143.300 MHz
A2G"...know when you have account of jumpers so we can head back to Pope (KPOB).." Interesting aside is everytime this freq (or perhaps freq/radio combo) is rec'd with a BCD436HP, it also decodes DCS226. Good rx. 11/02/2020 1833h -AJ
 


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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.