Dear Members,

I just joined in the flightradar24 forum and would like to build a receiver for the ADS-B feeding. I searched a lot in our forum and I couldn't find a clear cut recommendation to build a receiver unit. There are so many vendors providing the hardware and I am really confused in the selection part. Hence I request your input to give some light in this subject.

1090 Antenna Segment

AirNav ADS-B 1090 Outdoor Antenna

Flightaware 1090 Antenna

Nooelec omnidirectional 7DB ADS-B Antenna

SDR Dongle

Radarbox Flight Stick

Flightaware Prostick Plus Blue SDR

RTL-SDR Blog V3 Dongle

1. I am looking for a best performance Antenna and SDR suggestion

2. Do we need to use lightning arrestor in the setup ?

Thank you very much.