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    ads-b by Aerobits

    has anyone tested the new micro ads-b by Aerobits?

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    Where does one get hold of it to test?
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    not sure as I have not seen it anywhere else but their website, found via google search. it looks like a new thing on the market, similar to uAvionix by the look of it

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    Apart from the small footprint, I can't imagine it would be cheaper or outperform a 1090 MHz DVB-T device such as a Pro Stick.
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    cheaper no, but as it is based on a FPGA like the radarcape and beast the performance could be very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaxmoidJAm View Post
    cheaper no, but as it is based on a FPGA like the radarcape and beast the performance could be very good.
    Maybe. But my Pro Sticks perform as well as my Radarcape and SBS-1/3 receivers.

    I don't see any noticeable performance gain.

    Prices are between 280 and 350 Euros. Very expensive compared to my Pro Sticks.

    And can it handle MLAT?
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    @Anmer

    open speaking you can not compare the Pro Sticks with Radarcape or SBS -1/3

    So if you think that that your Pro Sticks are performing as good as a Radarcape please
    explain how you have done the test.

    For my background I am developer and I have developed different HF receiver

    Pro Stick is performing good but can not reach the performance of a cape or SBS

    Sorry...If you think you are right I invite you to visit my company and I will show you valid comparing between different ADS-B receiver
    We have our own ADS-B generator and we can test very precise

    with best regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2002 View Post
    open speaking you can not compare the Pro Sticks with Radarcape or SBS -1/3
    Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2002 View Post
    So if you think that that your Pro Sticks are performing as good as a Radarcape please
    explain how you have done the test.
    Like the majority of flight tracking enthusiasts, I use "receivers" to track aircraft flying locally to me.

    All I'm interested in are aircraft within the range of the connected antenna. Does it receive all the available messages?

    I've had a Mode-S receiver since 2005. Since then I've used nearly every specialist Mode-S receiver, vanilla SDR "dongles" and those badged as ADS-B specific, such as the Pro Sticks and AirNav's new FlightStick. I've also used numerous antennae, cable, pre-amps and splitters. Inside, on windows and rooftops.

    Pound for Pound, Dollar for Dollar or Euro for Euro, these "sticks" are a game changer. That's why FlightAware, FR24, Planefinder and now AirNav see them as the receiver of choice. My conservative estimate is over 90% of the shared data is being uploaded from low-cost SDRs.

    When it comes to tracking aircraft, I can confidently repeat "my Pro Sticks perform as well as my Radarcape and SBS-1/3 receivers".

    I see the same number of aircraft displayed on application software maps and aircraft lists when using low-cost ProSticks and FlightSticks. The same number and in the same positions as those tracked by my SBS-1/3, Puck and Radarcape receivers.

    Don't you? Or are you more interested in seeing fancy signal diagrams instead of aircraft?

    I use my car for journeys. Not to keep in a garage attached to engine performance equipment, like Volkswagen and other car manufacturers.
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    No indication of price, but it does have a sales email address listed.

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