ADS-B Mode-S

The result of tracking nearby aircraft with a Raspberry Pi and a RTL-SDR.

Yesterday's Flights

Yesterday's Stats

Country summary

Total airframes: 1882
unidentified: 71 3.77%

Canada: 28 1.49%
China: 2 0.11%
Costa Rica: 2 0.11%
Egypt: 1 0.05%
France: 2 0.11%
Germany: 6 0.32%
India: 1 0.05%
Ireland: 2 0.11%
Israel: 1 0.05%
Japan: 1 0.05%
Luxembourg: 1 0.05%
Mexico: 47 2.5%
Netherlands: 2 0.11%
New Zealand: 1 0.05%
Panama: 3 0.16%
Qatar: 2 0.11%
South Korea: 1 0.05%
Singapore: 1 0.05%
Tunisia: 1 0.05%
Turkey: 1 0.05%
United Arab Emirates: 2 0.11%
United Kingdom: 5 0.27%
United States: 1703 90.49%
United States Luftwaffe: 58 3.08%
Taiwan: 2 0.11%
Unassigned (AFI region): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (EUR / NAT regions): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (NAM / PAC regions): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (CAR region): 1 0.05%

Airframe summary

T-38 : 8
C-17 : 1
C-130 : 1
C-130J : 1
KC-135 : 2
B717 : 13
B727 : 5
B737 : 461
B747 : 8
B757 : 18
B767 : 25
B777 : 25
B787 : 8
DC-9 : 1
DC-10 : 9
MD-11 : 5
MD-8x : 26
A300 : 9
A319 : 74
A320 : 112
A321 : 64
A340 : 1
A380 : 2
E-135 : 6
E-145 : 43
E-145XR : 22
E-170 : 32
ERJ-175 : 90
E-190 : 12
CRJ700 : 21
CRJ900 : 41
СУ95 : 1
TexanII : 12
Gulfstream : 35
LearJet : 31
Falcon2000 : 13
Falcon900 : 9
Falcon : 15
Beechcraft : 102
Piper : 25
Mooney : 10
Cessna-172 : 22
Cessna-182 : 8
HondaJet : 2
8KCAB : 1

What is all of this?

Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast - Mode-S

With a $10 DVB-T card, $6 of RG6 coaxial cable, a $35 Raspberry Pi B+, and a massive $20 µSD card I can track flights in real time which happen to venture near my house. Because of this, my friends tell me I have an AWACS system in my extra bedroom.

You only need a few things to get started:

If you're still after more:

ACARS

Like text messaging for planes...
acarsdec

Still parsing info from these, seem to be from mostly older planes which don't have adsb-out.

Active Frequencies:

Mode : 2 Label : H1 Id : 5 Nak
Aircraft reg: N595UA Flight id: UA2795
No: F50A
#M2BREQPWI/TS040406,180418/WQ410.370.320:AEX.IAH.WEEED.WAILN.REDNK.RODIO.MARCS.BRAUN.TROOP.CRISS.JATAX.REUBE.HASDO.ALAMO.RW13R.EMBOW/DQ400C705

References and Software

gr-air-modes - ADS-B receiving software.
wikipedia ADS-B
rtl-sdr ads-b article
dump1090
satsignal pi-1090
asd-b.ca