ADS-B + UAT Equipment
1090MHz and 978MHz equipment.
- AirNav RadarBox FlightStick (filter, no LNA) US DE NL IT UK FR ES (good starter, cheap)
- RTL-SDR (no filter, supports Bias-T to power other devices, most common! great value.)
- AliExpress no-name 1090 filtered (cheapest, least recommended)
- Best: Airspy Mini (no built-in filter, supports Bias-T, usually is best paired with a high quality LNA)
If your SDR doesn’t have a filter, you might benefit from one.
- Best: Sysmocom.de: 1090 MHz Cavity Filter
- Uputronics 1090MHz ADS-B Filtered Preamp Store US (recommended)
- There are very cheap filterend LNAs available directly from China that are suprisingly decent.
An LNA is not required, but can help if you have a long cable run, or if you are using the Airspy Mini.
Note that amplified filters like the Uputronics include an LNA.
- nooelec indoor US
- PCB antenna (cheapest)
- Sirio Antenne , based in Italy
- Vinnant , based in Slovakia (best)
- DPD Productions , based in US (best)