Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4RAV, May 13, 2014.
Thanks a pantload. Now my brain hurts.
Is anyone here using a dongle for ADS-B on 1090mhz?
Yup, what I just happen to be doing at the moment. ADS-B (tracking planes) is fun!
Looks boring..... There I go with all that negativity again!
Yeah, gotten to be quite the theme with you. Perhaps resist the urge next time.
Another fun thing I like doing with the dongle, but requires the upconverter or HF mod; weather and news fax
But now I'm wandering into modes instead of SDR. There's just so many of them, it's kinda hard to avoid!
Now that looks more interesting. I was unaware you could do that.
Just because you started this thread, I dusted off the old Ham It Up Upconverter this morning and played a little. I'm going to have to learn about the different software and modes and what is available. I refuse to watch airplanes fly around.
Perhaps boats then (AIS, GMDSS), cars (APRS), trains (HOT, EOT, DPU, ATCS), satellites (Orbcomm, NOAA, etc.), or other ways to watch planes (ADS-B, ACARS, HFDL, VDL2)?
I seem to spend more time tracking things than in a QSO. But right now pulling in a weatherfax via California (12.784-ish). I still monitor and report JT65/9 decodes. Regularly use the modes listed above.
Usually I monitor a mode or method that reports to an online service, such as RadarBox24, AIShub, marinetraffic.com, pskreporter, aprs.fi, etc. By it's nature, many modes can be a real-time propagation reporter.
For what it's worth, check out my youtube videos for samples, settings, software used, etc.
Ordered this one a week ago
May take up to a month to get here.
Ordered mine today, let's see how long it takes to get here. Bought from USA seller (nooelec) so bet I get it by end-of-week.
Although I have no idea what I'd do with a 3rd dongle. So far I only use one 99% of the time. Perhaps I can find someone local that I can tempt into SDR with one.
I don't have much interest in making things. I wonder if the tools and supplies would out-cost the 4 or 5 connectors I might get over years.
I am curious however of what crimper you use for MCX Steve?
Personally, I prefer the "tails" that have a few inches of run. Seems it would lessen stress on the connection. I also prefer the angled adapters. Keeps it out of the way of other USB devices.
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