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ADS-B Vs 978MHz

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I believe most people get started in the hobby the quick way. They buy the dongle, antenna, download the software and away you go. More or less, that’s how I got started. Soon after, I discovered traffic flying overhead my house, not showing up in my software program of choice. So after a little digging, I’ve found out about MLAT.

MLAT, if I understood correctly, required me to either share my data or have two receivers, in order to capture GA traffic not equipped with ADS-B out.

Now, there’s (new to me) 978 MHz traffic and weather. This data is sent from GA aircraft transponders and relayed via ground stations. Data contains info about the aircraft such as location, altitude and speed.

My point is, with hardware available to capture this info (and paint you a better picture of the skies around you) why wouldn’t there be more people, comments, threads, about this, as opposed to what we are seeing on the forums?






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I'll take a poke at your question. One reason there's not much here because there is more at the forums for VRS and other popular adsb sites. Tons of info if you look up Foreflight, Wingxpro, STRATUX to name a few. I really like the stratux pi3 setup. It has both 1090 and 978 and sends data to my ipad FlightplanGo app. I hope this info helps?
 

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I'll take a poke at your question. One reason there's not much here because there is more at the forums for VRS and other popular adsb sites. Tons of info if you look up Foreflight, Wingxpro, STRATUX to name a few. I really like the stratux pi3 setup. It has both 1090 and 978 and sends data to my ipad FlightplanGo app. I hope this info helps?


I’ll have to take a look over there. Besides that, is just that me thinks, for a bit more money, you could have a better picture of what’s around you.


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737mech, having a Stratux setup means you can only see this data via one of the aforementioned apps on an iPad, nothing else for Mac or Windows, correct?


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I already have a Raspi, waiting on my FA Pro Stick. I also ordered the rest of the parts to build a Stratux.


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Well, got around to finishing assembly of the Stratux and...978 was a flop.

Turns out the only towers in my area are at KMCO, just down the road from me but apparently too far. I did see a couple of hits from other aircraft, not enough to give me the data I was looking for.

The apps that are able to work on the Stratux are geared towards pilot users, not hobbyists like me.

I can see targets on ads-b displaying altitude and N/Flight numbers along with altitude but not anything else like what you would see on PP, etc.




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