SDR – ADS-B Decoding: dump1090 (Linux/OSX)

Previously, I covered RTL1090 to observe ADS-B signals on the Microsoft Windows Operating System. In this post post I will walk you through the simple operation of the Linux & OSX equivalent dump1090.  This Open-Source package performs just as good as its Windows counterpart, maybe even better as no additional mapping software is necessary. Source Code git clone

SDR – ADS-B Decoding: RTL1090 (Windows)

RTL1090 is  a program that will automatically decode ADS-B signals that are commonly found on the 1090MHz frequency.  Alternatively known as Mode S, ADS-B allows a variety of types of data to be sent from the transponder, including: ICAO aircraft code (the tail number of the plane can be obtained from this) Flight Number Altitude Location (Longitude and Latitude) Heading Using this software on Windows from the picture above we can…