SDRplay: Updated ADS-B for Raspberry Pi 2 and Pi3

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Many thanks to Jon Hudson with SDRplay who shares the following announcement:

We now have an updated beta version of ADS-B for both the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. This is based upon the 16bit Mutability version of dump1090 developed by Oliver Jowett and unlocks the full 12 bit performance of the RSP1. People should see a significant performance improvement over the dump1090_sdrplus version, which was based upon 8 bit code. The latest beta version can be downloaded in binary form from .

Should anyone have questions or feedback, please contact [email protected]

Section 1 is how to load a brand new image onto an SD card

Section 2 should be straightforward – 2 commands – one to get the software and another one to run it. 

Though I don’t live in a metro area with a lot of air traffic, I am often in the flight path of a couple major airports. I’ve been looking for a simple way to try ADS-B (and ACARS). As soon as I locate a dedicated monitor and keyboard for my Raspberry Pi 3–and a little dedicated time–I will give the ADS-B app a go. Thanks again, Jon!

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3 thoughts on “SDRplay: Updated ADS-B for Raspberry Pi 2 and Pi3

  1. Ken Hansen n2vip

    While you can get a new 15″ HDMI tv for $100 or less at most big box retailers, I’d suggest looking at, they have $40 3.5″touchscreen displays and keyboard/mouse sets for as little as $10.


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