This space will contain information about my ADS-B receiver and the flight data it supplies.
I recently put together a receiver for the ADS-B data that all airplanes must send out as they fly overhead. The receiver consists of a USB RTL-SDR dongle plugged into a Raspberry Pi 3B+. I added a Power over Ethernet (POE) hat and it receives it's power through it's network cable. It also uses a 1090MHz antenna I have placed as high as I can get at the moment.
I have the receiver set up in a temporary location on my deck at the moment. The antenna has been moved to a spot above my TV antenna. Photos need to be updated.
Antenna on a piece of plastic pipe lashed to a post on the deck.
Weatherproof box tied temporarily to the deck railing. Box was leftover from a weather station project.
This view shows only the actual flights that my receiver is reporting. To see the full view with data contributed by everyone, click here.
The higher the plane is flying, the further it can be heard. I usually see flights above 30,000 feet out over Lake Huron, but the main contribution from my receiver is for lower altitude flights near me. I hear lower flights near Buffalo/Niagara International Airport (KBUF) and Niagara Falls International Airport (KIAG). Due to the terrain across the Lake Ontario basin, I get a good view of flights around Toronto CA Pearson International (CYYZ) as well. Most days I see the tourist helicopter flights around Niagara Falls!
I am also supplying data directly to Flightradar24 and to Flightaware.