Quick guide for creating and using ADS-B on Raspberry Pi

You will need a RTL-2832U USB dongle that has its frequencies included 1.09 GHz - not all fix this.

Download wheezy image from here

start with settings for the local wifi system


update and upgrade the system

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

You need a setup for sdr-rtl software first

$ sudo apt-get install git
$ sudo apt-get install cmake
$ sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

install the RTL-2832U USB dongle software

$ git clone git://git.osmocom.org/rtl-sdr.git
$ cd rtl-sdr
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ../ -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo ldconfig

do a reboot and try a first contact to the dongle

$ sudo reboot

$ rtl_test

For trouble on this first part see here


On the second part install the ADS-B software dump1090

$ cd
$ git clone git://github.com/MalcolmRobb/dump1090.git

$ cd dump1090
$ make

To run this please start to see a plane list and get a server run

$ ./dump1090 --interactive --net

See README.md for more help


At the end when all is running set up your AFTrack with this gps settings:
- AIS server settings: ip of your raspi
- TCP Port: 30003
- Select TCP
- check use AIS server

- please also have a visit at Display Settings
  There is an option AIS settings, check the use AIS dock


if you are connected AFTrack places a sign in the status line

ADS-B and AFTrack