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BeagleBone: Creative Projects for Hobbyists by Richard Grimmett, Rodolfo Giometti, Charles Hamilton

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Airplane tracking with RTL-SDR

Before diving into some of the more challenging and arcane "upper atmosphere" options to use RTL-SDR, we will do a recipe that's a little easier and more down to Earth, namely tracking planes.

This recipe is derived from a variety of sources, including David Scheltema's tutorial on Make Magazine (http://makezine.com/projects/tracking-planes-with-rtl-sdr/), which is a Debian variation on an RPi version. It also comes via the posts of David Taylor of Edinburgh, Scotland (satsignal.eu/raspberry-pi/dump1090.html) and Drew Fustini of Chicago, Illinois (element14.com/community/community/designcenter/single-board-computers/blog/2014/04/07/sdr-and-sbc-cheap-thrills-with-radio-waves) for Angstrom on the BBB. Additionally, ...

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