Starting Acarsdeco2 Question From Sr. Citizen, Please ?

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Starting Acarsdeco2 Question From Sr. Citizen, Please ?

Post by Robert11 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:55 pm


Would really like to monitor acars.
It was suggested that you folks recommend Acarsdeco2 to use.

Fine, I downloaded it, and I think it installed correctly.

But when I run what I think is the .exe, what happens is a black screen, and
lots of text scrolling down.

So, my basic question is, please:, how do I actually run the program ?

And how to pick the RTL Dongle as the default radio, etc. ?

If I can do this, will probably have other questions, but not sure how to even
get what I presume are graphic screens to show and run. Running W10.

Is there anything else that I need to download to actually run it ?

Thanks for any help, really appreciate it. Will blame it on old age now.

BTW: think wacars would be any easier for me ? Why ?


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Re: Starting Acarsdeco2 Question From Sr. Citizen, Please ?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue May 21, 2019 6:26 am

Have you been through our ACARS guide at ... ith-acars/ ?

You shouldn't run the .exe directly, you need to run the .bat file. First open it with Notepad and edit the --freq-correction and --gain flags to more optimals ones for your particular setup. (see the guide)

Once you run the bat file you can then open the web interface at, and see the ACARS messages streaming in.

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