ADS-B equipment guide
If you are interested in buying ADS-B equipment, we recommend the Radarcape. This is the same hardware that we use around the world. It contains a BeagleBone board (ARM CPU) and the powerful Linux system can host applications to pre-process ADS-B data. A build-in GPS receiver is used as timebase and provides high resolution timestamps for received frames which can, for example, being used for precision MLAT.
A much cheaper option is to get a USB DVB-T stick that can be used to receive ADS-B radio signals. We recommend to use the USB DVB-T stick together with a Raspberry Pi for best performance and efficiency.
Flightradar24 also provides free ADS-B equipment to suitable hosts in locations that would greatly improve our global ADS-B coverage. Read more about our free ADS-B equipment offer.