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    ACARS Newbie Help

    I am totally new to ACARS and would like to know what equipment I need to receive ACARS messages from Aircraft. I'm sure some replies will be quite complex and technical but would like to keep things as simple as ABC123. I'd like a simple setup if that's possible?

    Thanks in advance to all ...

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    A USB stick or scanner and software like planeolotter, acarsd. Tune to frequency, decode noise. There is guides on rtlsdr

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    I have read that a radio scanner with a discriminator output that's plugged into a PC's Line-In socket together with suitable software will work?

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    Yes, but often via the audio port will do just fine also if volume and squealch tuned correctly

    http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-radio...ta-with-acars/
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    Planeplotter is not free software but you can try limited time for free . project those tiny red triangle on map with nm info etc was fun .

    AcarsDeco2 with cheap RTL dongle is very good choice , but you must learn how to adjust RTL ppm correction and gain control first .
    than , simple console command line scrip to send those decode data to Planeplotter .
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