11/14/18 19:33:02 UTC
266.600 MHz
BETHLEHEM, PA
Pilot talking about descent to airport
 
11/14/18 17:58:49 UTC
234.55 MHz
TACOMA, WA
Bluetail working with west group
 
11/14/18 17:57:13 UTC
271.000 MHz
TACOMA, WA
Looking for TFR Center
 
11/14/18 17:56:12 UTC
234.55 MHz
TACOMA, WA
Bullseye. Hostile
 
11/14/18 15:10:42 UTC
248.65 MHz
CHILLICOTHE, OH
Ops in Buckeye/Brush Creek MOA
 

11/14/18 16:39:09 UTC
308.700 MHz
KGYH - ARNG OPS PTD - 41.3 308.7 REMARKS: ARNG OPS C803-299-5214 (GREENVILLE OPS) -AJ
 
11/14/18 16:19:06 UTC
39.950 MHz
per KFBG NOTAM: L0729/18 - AERODROME - FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) 3RD BN 82ND AVN REG WILL PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2. UNIT WILL SET UP AN/TSQ-198B, TACTICAL TERMINAL CONTROL SYSTEM. ATC SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0800 TO 2200 LCL EACH DAY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES WILL BE 336.500 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 64.775 AND 39.950 (FM). ALL AIRCRAFT ARE PERMITTED AND ENCOURAGED TO USE FLIGHT STRIP 2, HOWEVER A MAXIMUM OF TWO AIRCRAFT AT A TIME ARE PERMITTED IN THE AREA. CREWS ARE TO BE VIGILANT DUE TO AN INCREASE IN PERSONNEL ON THE FLIGHT STRIP. 14 NOV 13:00 2018 UNTIL 16 NOV 03:00 2018. CREATED: 13 NOV 21:58 2018 -AJ
 
11/14/18 16:18:14 UTC
336.500 MHz
per KFBG NOTAM: L0729/18 - AERODROME - FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) 3RD BN 82ND AVN REG WILL PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2. UNIT WILL SET UP AN/TSQ-198B, TACTICAL TERMINAL CONTROL SYSTEM. ATC SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0800 TO 2200 LCL EACH DAY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES WILL BE 336.500 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 64.775 AND 39.950 (FM). ALL AIRCRAFT ARE PERMITTED AND ENCOURAGED TO USE FLIGHT STRIP 2, HOWEVER A MAXIMUM OF TWO AIRCRAFT AT A TIME ARE PERMITTED IN THE AREA. CREWS ARE TO BE VIGILANT DUE TO AN INCREASE IN PERSONNEL ON THE FLIGHT STRIP. 14 NOV 13:00 2018 UNTIL 16 NOV 03:00 2018. CREATED: 13 NOV 21:58 2018 -AJ
 
11/07/18 22:30:58 UTC
284.550 MHz
?
 
11/07/18 22:11:53 UTC
399.850 MHz
?
 
11/07/18 21:53:22 UTC
377.100 MHz
la center?
 
11/07/18 21:51:49 UTC
357.150 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.