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  • #Tactical Code - Various P8 Aircraft ✈ flying in range of #HongKong receiver with tail TACTICAL #USNavy ae68a9… https://t.co/7Uqax7NQt4
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Category: Technical

2to3, Python 2 to Python 3 made easy!

Do I need to upgrade from Python 2 to Python 3? I started to develop my ADS-B tracker software in Python 2 and I delayed the upgrade to Python 3 for a long time. I was thinking it would be pretty difficult! Now that PIP is soon to drop...

12 free tools for website optimisation

After developing my ADS-B trackers and the central database of aircraft, I wanted to share the results to the world. What’s better than having my own website for this? Let me share these 12 tools for website optimisation that I use periodically. There are few directions which are important...

3 tips to optimize PHP code

How I divided my server errors by 40 with PHP code optimization I have been running several Raspberry Pi based trackers for a while, and I wanted to create a common database of detected aircraft and their positions. I looked for online database solution and how I could connect...

SigFox for Raspberry Pi 4

The hardware First you need to find a Sigfox hat for your Raspberry Pi. Just Google “Sigfox for Raspberry Pi” and you will find the latest solution available. I am using a RPISIGFOX, made my SNOC. Pretty easy to setup and use. Just plug it in, change the serial...

Having fun with my ADS-B tracker project

How it started Some years ago, I bumped into an article on Mashable about Jeremy Merrill using a Raspberry Pi ADS-B tracker to detect aircraft flying over his house and display the origin or destination of that plane (see article here and github there). As my place is just...

Sharing my database of Aircraft, Airports and Routes

I have been gathering data for few years now, from multiple sources (databases found online, some special aircraft found manually online, …). I now have more than 35000 entries in my database of aircraft, including 6,000 that I flagged as “special”, meaning military or any other interesting features (helicopters,...

ADS-B tracking with an off grid Raspberry Pi

I have been looking for a solution to do ADS-B tracking off grid for quite a while. I have several Piaware trackers in different setup (fixed one at home, mobile one with GPS in the car, mobile one that I take with me when I travel abroad), and I...

How to build an ADS-B tracker in 5 steps

In order to build your ADS-B tracker you will need just few items: a Raspberry Pi, a RTL-SDR dongle, an antenna, and some free time! For the tracker, I am using a Raspberry Pi. I started with the A version, but it was a little limited (it was often...