HamRadio Marennes meeting 2017 + SDR, DMR & C4FM demo

If you are in France this summer, why not take advantage of the Marennes meeting in Ouest France on 29 july 2017, and make a QSY to activate islands “l’Ile Oléron or “Ile de Ré” IOTA EU-32 while RSGB IOTA contest 29-30 july 2017? Continue reading HamRadio Marennes meeting 2017 + SDR, DMR & C4FM demo

Baofeng about to launch an UV-82 DMR Tier 2 Dual-band

This time it’s not an April fool, as was the case in 2014 with the false Baofeng DMR DA-77 from PD0AC, he was also not that far away from the reality today 😉

Thus, after the launch of Baofeng DM-5R (designed for Radioddity), the first walkie-talkie dual band VHF-UHF analogue and digital mode in Tier 1, Baofeng is about to launch a new DMR handheld based on a UV-82 dual band. Continue reading Baofeng about to launch an UV-82 DMR Tier 2 Dual-band

OUFTI-1: Launch of the first ham radio D-Star Cubesat satellite

This April 22, 2015 at 23:02 local time in Paris is scheduled for launch VS14 flight of a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

The soyouz rocket will be carrying the Sentinel-1B satellite from the  “Copernicus” program, the Microscope satellite CNES and 3 micro-satellites CubeSats as part of the “Fly your satellite!” including for the first a amateur radio D-Star will be sent into space. Continue reading OUFTI-1: Launch of the first ham radio D-Star Cubesat satellite

How to receive and decode ADS-B and ACARS GPS signals from aircraft with RTL-SDR

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The dramatic and mysterious crash of the Boeing 777’s Malaysia Airlines MH370, reminds us how radio systems and here geolocation and GPS tracking airplanes systems, are essential services, until that it can not be disabled or putting off as easily…

Surprisingly, radio technologies used for geolocation and tracking of aircraft are quite classic and easy to listen/decode, still nowadays.

From a radio point of view with SDR USB stick receiver, it has never been so easy and inexpensive to receive, decode yourself, GPS positioning information sent in real time by aircraft passing near his position !

Equipment is for less than 20€, with a simple USB DVB-T, DAB TV receiver USB stick, you can begin to receive and decode RTL-SDR GPS info sent in ADS-B and ACARS by aircraft. Continue reading How to receive and decode ADS-B and ACARS GPS signals from aircraft with RTL-SDR