My RTL-Pi Box

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My RTL-Pi Box

Post by jmaurin » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:19 pm

I just finished my last project: RTL-Pi. It's a box with 2 dongles, one raspberry pi 2, one power module (converter) and onde relay board. This box is fixed at my house with my two antennas: one DCA for sattelite reception and one Franklin Colinear for ADS-B. This bix has also one LNA for satellite receiver and another one (with filter) for ADS-B reception. The only cable going down is a network cable. The box has also 2 FAN's (ball-bearing) and one DHT11 for temperature measuring, so RPi2 can control fans (turn on when temp >38Cº and turn of when temp is <32Cº).

The only thing missing is an filter for VHF band (satellite reception), because when I turn on LNA (via relays), I got a lot of FM broadcast and actually can't use for VHF reception......but I'm already working on filter for this!
The cable lenght for DCA antenna is about 1,50meters and for ADS-B is about 15 centimeters.

All the project (with pictures) is here: ... s-e-ads-b/

And my current radar view (with 50% increase of aircrafts and range) are here:

Comments are welcome!

PS: use google translate at the top to translate if you don't understand portuguese.

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Re: My RTL-Pi Box

Post by ABINV01 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:59 pm

Awesome set up.

How long is your network cable connecting your Pi to your network? Do you connect to it via IP and a website to view the images?

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