January 25, 2016

A Reader Sends: We brought an antenna to Davos to track private air travel, and here’s what we found

h/t "root"

http://qz.com/600590/we-brought-an-antenna-to-davos-to-track-private-air-travel-and-heres-what-we-found/

I've mentioned this before on the blog:

https://sparks31signalcorps.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/situational-awareness-via-sigint-ads-b-reception-with-an-sdr/

The article shows a real-world application.

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$23 from Amazon, combined with some free software and a laptop.

Definitely worth getting and playing with.

4 comments:

  1. […] Source: A Reader Sends: We brought an antenna to Davos to track private air travel, and here’s what we fou… […]

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  3. I spotted my first fed on ADSB today. N223EM, looks like it left Dallas Executive (the old Redbird Airport) at about 1pm, went to I635 and the DNT to orbit for about half an hour, tracked something down Inwood Blvd, and is currently circling the south end of Love Field. Counterclockwise orbit, which is what others tracking these flights have seen.

    I suppose it could be some sort of investigation, but I think it is most likely a security overflight. There are luxury hotels at 635/DNT, and going down Inwood would be the best compromise of not shutting down a major airport to get to Love Field.

    https://www.flightradar24.com/N223EM/8a6c880

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  4. Got a visual from my office, white single prop with red markings. Wouldn't have been able to see it without binos and knowing where to look, so the moral of that story is 1) carry binos and 2) know where to look.

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