December 2015 Issue

Stratux: A $110 ADS-B In Receiver

With an off-the-shelf microcomputer, a USB-based software-defined radio and a WiFi dongle, plus some free Linux-based software and a battery, pilots who don’t want to shell out a lot of cash to get a taste of ADS-B In’s traffic and weather information now have a lower-cost option. [IMGCAP(1)] The receiver package is called Stratux, referencing Appareo Systems’ popular Stratus line of ADS-B receivers and the Linux operating system. Details on which off-the-shelf components to buy and how…

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