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Es’hail-2: First Geostationary Satellite with Amateur Radio Transponders Successfully Deployed (vie, 16 nov 2018)
Today SpaceX have successfully launched and deployed the Es'hail-2 satellite which is now in geostationary orbit. This launch is special for amateur radio enthusiasts because it is the first geostationary satellite that contains an amateur radio transponder on it. The satellite is positioned at 25.5°E which is over Africa. It will cover Africa, Europe, the […]
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An Overview of Aircraft Communication Modes from HF to UHF (Fri, 16 Nov 2018)
Over on YouTube icholakov has uploaded an informative video that gives an overview of the main communication modes that aircraft use from HF to UHF. In the video he also gives examples of those modes being received and decoded with an SDR. The modes that he explains and demonstrates are VHF voice, VHF ATIS automated weather, ACARS […]
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Setting up Air Traffic Control Audio Sharing with Broadcastify, RTL-Airband, RTL-SDR and a Raspberry Pi (Fri, 16 Nov 2018)
Over on YouTube Fuzz The Pi Guy has uploaded a video tutorial showing how to set up a Broadcastify air traffic control audio feed with RTL-Airband and an RTL-SDR running on a Raspberry Pi. This allows you to publicly share your received air traffic control audio online via sites like Broadcastify. The video is based on a […]
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RPiTX v2 Released: Easily Record and Replay with RTL-SDR and a Raspberry Pi (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
RPiTX is software for the Raspberry Pi which can turn it into a 5 kHz to 1500 MHz transmitter which can transmit any arbitrary signal. In order to transmit the software does not require any additional hardware apart from a wire plugged into a GPIO pin on the expansion header. It works by modulating the […]
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Video Tutorial: Installing GNU-Radio on Windows 10 (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Over on YouTube user Petr Horký has uploaded a helpful tutorial video showing how to install GNU Radio on Windows 10. Petr goes through the steps from installing Python, pip and other dependencies like numpy and pyqt, to installing GNU Radio itself and then ensuring that the system PATH is set correctly. GNU Radio is a block […]
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