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hi all

 

i am posting this information for my own reference. i am not sure if will attempt this project, given the cost of the equipment, but in case i do, i have laid out the series of steps so i can go ahead and "make it happen".

 

i found out about this from Deca's research thread but did not want to "pollute" the thread with my own input so decided to start a new thread in order to not "piss off" other members of the forums.

 

i would love to have a crack at this, but, might have to check behind the couch for loose change, haha.

 

good onya all 👍

 

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track aircraft with an ADS-B receiver

 

 

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RTL-SDR Blog  dongle  
US$29.95
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0129EBDS2/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=corro-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0129EBDS2&linkId=1a4bcb63a05ae48089ee9e1665454492

 

RTL-SDR Blog  antenna kit
US$16.95
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075445JDF/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=corro-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B075445JDF&linkId=65f2e6a75eaeeb17177986a3d0226273

 

Zadig  download application and install USB drivers
https://zadig.akeo.ie/

 

RTL-SDR Setup  install drivers tutorial

 

 

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Dump1090  instructions
http://planeplotter.pbworks.com/w/page/79995023/Dump1090

 

Dump1090  download .zip file
http://www.satsignal.eu/software/dump1090-win.1.10.3010.14.zip

 

Virtual Radar Server  download application
http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/Download.aspx

 

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additional resources
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Dependent_Surveillance–Broadcast

 

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if i go ahead and have a go at this, i am going to get the combo dongle/antenna kit. this is cheaper than buying them separately. it is going to cost AU$74.58, i think. that is not too bad, but i do have a large electricity bill coming up -- i am getting six months in one hit; and the car is due for a service and may require new brakes.

 

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Remember you have to set up your RTL SDR dongle with the correct drivers ...windows automatically installs drivers to use as a TV/RADIO card rather than one allowing you to use as an SDR device when you first plug it in ....

 

You only really have to do the Zadig part to get it to work  ...... but calibrating it can be useful

 

also, SDR Console is a great free software to use with a SDR dongle

 

 

 

 

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good morning netizens! i hope you find yourselves in good spirits at this time. i am somewhat congested but in good spirits. i have been having a cursory look at satellite tracking websites while sipping on my morning coffee. these are my three favourites.

 

satellite tracking websites

 

 

Dominic Ford 
https://in-the-sky.org/satmap_worldmap.php
this is my favourite, and as far as i can tell, the best.

 

Esri
https://geoxc-apps2.bd.esri.com/Visualization/sat2/index.html
this is cool as hell. worth it just for a visual of how many satellites are in orbit!

 

NASA's Eyes on the Earth
https://climate.nasa.gov/earth-now/#/vitalsign?vitalsign=satellites&altid=0&animating=f&start=&end=
3-d models of some of NASA's satellites involved in missions studying Earth science.

 

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Satflare
https://www.satflare.com/home.asp
i also like this website. it was simple to find, and lock on to, for example, STARLINK-1027. at the time of writing, located over the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia -- now it has crossed the border and is over Yemen! jesus wept, these things move at a fair clip!

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"Earth" is a proper noun -> capital "e"
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apply for a free ADS-B receiver from Flightradar24
https://www.flightradar24.com/apply-for-receiver


i am not applying for one of these bad boys -- there are strings attached; but i thought it might be of interest to other people. the reason i came across this is because i am wanting to find a bricks-and-mortar store that sells these dongle receivers. so far, no luck finding one. otherwise, i am waiting until next month for my online order to arrive -- and i want to get started now. 

 

Deca, know of any bricks-and-mortar retailers that sell these dongle receivers? 

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re: hacking the wireless world

 

the presentation is technical but i am glad i watched it through. it is beyond my ability to understand the technical information but i get the picture; and i can see the applications. hacking the  traffic message channel  would be useful. i drove a taxi not long ago, so i am interested in this application of the technology. very interesting. 

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6 hours ago, tommydrifter said:

good morning netizens! i hope you find yourselves in good spirits at this time. i am somewhat congested but in good spirits. i have been having a cursory look at satellite tracking websites while sipping on my morning coffee. these are my three favourites.

 

satellite tracking websites

 

 

Dominic Ford 
https://in-the-sky.org/satmap_worldmap.php
this is my favourite, and as far as i can tell, the best.

 

Esri
https://geoxc-apps2.bd.esri.com/Visualization/sat2/index.html
this is cool as hell. worth it just for a visual of how many satellites are in orbit!

 

NASA's Eyes on the Earth
https://climate.nasa.gov/earth-now/#/vitalsign?vitalsign=satellites&altid=0&animating=f&start=&end=
3-d models of some of NASA's satellites involved in missions studying Earth science.

 

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Satflare
https://www.satflare.com/home.asp
i also like this website. it was simple to find, and lock on to, for example, STARLINK-1027. at the time of writing, located over the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia -- now it has crossed the border and is over Yemen! jesus wept, these things move at a fair clip!

 

http://gpredict.oz9aec.net/

 

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Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. It can track a large number of satellites and display their position and other data in lists, tables, maps, and polar plots (radar view). Gpredict can also predict the time of future passes for a satellite, and provide you with detailed information about each pass.

Gpredict is different from other satellite tracking programs in that it allows you to group the satellites into visualisation modules. Each of these modules can be configured independently from the others giving you unlimited flexibility concerning the look and feel of the modules. Naturally, Gpredict will also allow you to track satellites relatively to different observer locations - at the same time.

Gpredict is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License. This gives you the freedom to use and modify gpredict to suit your needs. Gpredict is available as source package as well as precompiled binaries available via third parties.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, tommydrifter said:

re: hacking the wireless world

 

the presentation is technical but i am glad i watched it through. it is beyond my ability to understand the technical information but i get the picture; and i can see the applications. hacking the  traffic message channel  would be useful. i drove a taxi not long ago, so i am interested in this application of the technology. very interesting. 

Yeah, there are so much you can do with a RTL SDR .....even more when you upgrade to a HackRF which has a much bigger range 1 mhz to 6 Ghz ...but cost around £150/£200 ...but you will no regret the dongle as it much easier to do the aircraft software with it than with a hackRF and is a cheap way to learn about the EM spectrum

 

 

 

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The Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio, 15:23

 

 

SDR Software

 

SDR Console        
(RTL-SDR)
https://www.sdr-radio.com/download

 

SDR#            
(RTL-SDR)
https://airspy.com/download/

 

SDRsharp -- The Guide, 61 pages
https://airspy.com/downloads/SDRSharp_The_Guide_v3.0_ENG.pdf

SDRsharp -- The Big Book, 117 pages
https://airspy.com/downloads/SDRsharp_Big_Book_v4.0.pdf

  • SDRsharp is the recommended software option for beginners

SDRuno
(not RTL-SDR !)
https://www.sdrplay.com/sdruno/

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23 hours ago, tommydrifter said:

Deca, know of any bricks-and-mortar retailers that sell these dongle receivers? 

 

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Jaycar do not sell SDR receivers, however, they do sell world band radios.

 

World Band Radio

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World Band Radios are those radios that are capable of tuning into radio programs generated by, say the British BBC, Radio Australia(Australian ABC Radio programs), Voice of America, Radio Vatican, etc.

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There are dozens and dozens of programs from countries all over the world in the special languages of these countries.

 

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The stations typically have a lot of local news which you would normally not hear.

 

 

PLL World Band Radio, AU$84.95
https://www.jaycar.com.au/pll-world-band-radio/p/AR1733

 

I have had my eye on this product for many years -- now may be the time to fork out and finally get my hands on this PLL WBR while I await the arrival of my RTL-SDR dongle/antenna kit.

 

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14 hours ago, tommydrifter said:

 

image.jpeg.704b32c292f73b5f1b3227e0981b1074.jpeg

 

🤐

 

Jaycar do not sell SDR receivers, however, they do sell world band radios.

 

World Band Radio

 

PLL World Band Radio, AU$84.95
https://www.jaycar.com.au/pll-world-band-radio/p/AR1733

 

I have had my eye on this product for many years -- now may be the time to fork out and finally get my hands on this PLL WBR while I await the arrival of my RTL-SDR dongle/antenna kit.

 

14 hours ago, tommydrifter said:

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i have a nooelec SDR  ...but if I was buying one again, I probably get the SDR v3 from here https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/

 

 

https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr.html

 

Think both companies have ebay/Amazon stores

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thanks, mate. 👍 

 

i'm very excited about accessing the radio spectrum. just can't wait to get started. f.y.i., i've no background in this, so i'm winging it, going to learn on the fly. i gained some confidence with my tech. skills recently, when through perseverance, i resurrected my laptop computer (blue screen of death). it's been a learning experience.

 

what got you on this path, Deca? you mentioned the video that got you into it -- did you just come across that video by chance? it's kind of a specialised field, this. i'm interested to know more...

 

keep posting the videos, mate. i'm benefitting from your work but also it's bringing awareness to the issues. that's important because people need to know what's happening before it's too late...

 

 

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Obviously, I am a victim of electronic harassment ...or neuroweapons so I was looking how to detect them and stumbled across SDR stuff and realized they had cheap hardware and free software ...just what I was looking for . I use it as more of a learning tool and process of elimination easier to eliminate beliefs/assumptions about targeting than actually find evidence of it for now ....as it's rather complex and possibly using dual use/passive RADAR techniques and other frequency out the range of most detectors/SDR`s ...

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...cheap hardware, free software -- and just look at what you can do? it is fantastic.

 

for myself, i am approaching it as a learning experience, a way to get a deeper understanding of the science by actually getting my hands dirty. my interest is in the subject of physics, although that is not my background; regrettably, i flunked school. i suppose that is why i am here studying the woowoo -- but there is no money in it. 

 

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re: Deca's research

i watched the webinar about radar sensing in assisted living. i had to watch it twice. on the second viewing i took notes because it is not easy to follow. this application of radio frequency technology is a privacy concern, no doubt. for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with this, it is able to track people using Doppler signatures.

 

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also, i might as well share that i have learned visualisations to protect myself against extremely low frequencies. my understanding is that this is the mind-control band. visualise a violet bubble with a reflective surface on the outside to protect yourself against extremely low frequencies. credit for this information goes to the team at www.expansions.com. they are the experts on mind-control, programming and deprogramming. if you think about it, what is a colour? it is a frequency...

 

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anyway, just putting the information out there, got some more bits and pieces to post in a moment... i really wish i did not have to because this takes up a lot of my time -- and posting to the david icke forums pays me a grand total of $0.00. jesus wept.

 

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i want to post a resource to your research thread, Deca: free education in the physical sciences. because this field is technical, i believe knowing this information might be useful. if we are going to mix it with the big boys, we have to understand the science; and to understand the science, we have to be able to do the math. just giving you a heads up, because i am hesitant to post at all. (for all i know, you are a phD in electrical engineering, but in case you are not, i am going to do that. if you can use the resource, that is great; if not, so be it.)

 

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all right: all is said that is to be said. if admin bans me from the forums for promoting the wrong people, you are doing me a favour, so please do! (i kid, i kid.)
 

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This man explains getting started with the RTL-SDR dongle/antenna kit in a way that is easy to understand.

 

19:23

 

The Hobbyist's Guide to RTL-SDR by Carl Laufer
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22106999-the-hobbyist-s-guide-to-the-rtl-sdr

 

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antenna

  • higher frequencies -> short antenna
  • lower frequencies -> tall antenna

 

dongle

  • RF signal -> digital datastream

 

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I am posting this information for my own reference.

 

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1 hour ago, tommydrifter said:

...cheap hardware, free software -- and just look at what you can do? it is fantastic.

 

for myself, i am approaching it as a learning experience, a way to get a deeper understanding of the science by actually getting my hands dirty. my interest is in the subject of physics, although that is not my background; regrettably, i flunked school. i suppose that is why i am here studying the woowoo -- but there is no money in it. 

 

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re: Deca's research

i watched the webinar about radar sensing in assisted living. i had to watch it twice. on the second viewing i took notes because it is not easy to follow. this application of radio frequency technology is a privacy concern, no doubt. for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with this, it is able to track people using Doppler signatures.

 

~

 

also, i might as well share that i have learned visualisations to protect myself against extremely low frequencies. my understanding is that this is the mind-control band. visualise a violet bubble with a reflective surface on the outside to protect yourself against extremely low frequencies. credit for this information goes to the team at www.expansions.com. they are the experts on mind-control, programming and deprogramming. if you think about it, what is a colour? it is a frequency...

 

~

 

anyway, just putting the information out there, got some more bits and pieces to post in a moment... i really wish i did not have to because this takes up a lot of my time -- and posting to the david icke forums pays me a grand total of $0.00. jesus wept.

 

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i want to post a resource to your research thread, Deca: free education in the physical sciences. because this field is technical, i believe knowing this information might be useful. if we are going to mix it with the big boys, we have to understand the science; and to understand the science, we have to be able to do the math. just giving you a heads up, because i am hesitant to post at all. (for all i know, you are a phD in electrical engineering, but in case you are not, i am going to do that. if you can use the resource, that is great; if not, so be it.)

 

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all right: all is said that is to be said. if admin bans me from the forums for promoting the wrong people, you are doing me a favour, so please do! (i kid, i kid.)
 

I am not a fan of Stewart A. Swerdlow information ...he makes a few good points mixed in with a lot of misinformation and comes across as a bit of grifter

I prefer good solid information from valid sources...so please post his stuff and things like it on YOUR own threads and not on mine thanks

 

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