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  • Can I use any DVB-T usb stick or does it have to be ADS-B specific [Details inside]

    Hello I am looking to set up flightradar24 with my raspberry pi.

    Before I buy any equipment I have a quick question.

    If I search on eBay for 'ADS-B usb' all the items cost around 20.

    If I search for 'DVB-T usb' items start from around 5

    Are those items the same? Can I use the 5 'DVB-T usb' or is that different from the more expensive 'ADS-B usb'

    They seem to be the same thing but I may be misunderstanding something.

    Thanks for your help

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    Theres a link on the main fr24 build your own page for ease of searching.

    Also http://forum.flightradar24.com/showthread.php?t=10819

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 1uke_ View Post
      Can I use the 5 'DVB-T usb' or is that different from the more expensive 'ADS-B usb'
      All of the DVBT with R820T/T2 will work. Don't pay too much for the standard sticks, just because the advertise them with ADSB in the heading!

      Best low-price / performance are the blue DVBT with R820T2 chipset. They should cost around 8 USD. Search Ebay for "DVBT R820T2", here is an example:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-Digi...-/291550788321


      Best performance currently for DVBT sticks are the Flightaware ADSB-specialized sticks.

      https://www.amazon.com/FlightAware-P.../dp/B01D1ZAP3C

      https://www.amazon.com/FlightAware-S.../dp/B01M7REJJW

      The blue stick has a SAW filter built in. Search the forums for discussions about which one to choose, it's related to your RF environment.

      /M
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      • #4
        Hardware check - Will this USB stick be OK? [Details inside]

        Hello,

        I am just about to buy a USB DVB-T RTL-SDR and wanted to check to this USB stick I have found is the correct type.

        Can you tell me if will work with FlightRadar24.

        I plan on using it with my Raspberry Pi.

        Or would I be better to get

        Thank you for your help

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 1uke_ View Post
          Hello,

          I am just about to buy a USB DVB-T RTL-SDR and wanted to check to this USB stick I have found is the correct type.

          Can you tell me if will work with FlightRadar24.

          I plan on using it with my Raspberry Pi.

          Or would I be better to get

          Thank you for your help
          I moved your post to continue the original question/conversation.

          You have left the description off. Probably unable to post links at this early stage, but we only need a portion of it. However as long as the description clearly states RTL2832U + R820T2 it will be suitable.
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          • #6
            Hi guys,

            I am using a cheapo blue DVB-T USB stick for my Raspberry Pi, but my receiver is mostly down these days.

            I think the receiver is defective. Any suggestions what to get?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by johy View Post
              I think the receiver is defective. Any suggestions what to get?

              Is My DVB-T RTL SDR Dongle Healthy?


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              • #8
                thanks a lot for the link!

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