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Last post: March 10, 2017, 04:07:52 PM Re: Welcome to the Radar... by EA7LW

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Last post: September 22, 2023, 08:59:59 AM Re: Forum Version 2.1.4 by Anmer

Welcome to
Make a post and introduce yourself

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Topics: 260

Last post: February 23, 2024, 06:27:11 PM MOVED: ACARSD by Anmer

Mode-S Receivers

Choosing a Mode-S Receiver
Summary of Available Receivers, Prices and Website Links

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Topics: 20

Last post: October 12, 2023, 09:25:19 AM Re: Best Traveling Aeria... by crewtags

Kinetic's SBS-1
SBS-1 Discussion

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Topics: 248

Last post: February 15, 2024, 10:48:18 AM Re: Countries .Dat by chimney1

Kinetic's SBS-3
SBS-3 Discussion

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Topics: 190

Last post: February 17, 2024, 03:40:59 PM Re: Countries DAT file by boro

Kinetic's Puck
Kinetic's Portable Receivers

Posts: 463
Topics: 33

Last post: September 22, 2023, 09:58:51 AM Re: Used Puck 1090 by aviaction

FlightAware's Pro Stick
Discussion Board for FlightAware's Pro Stick DVB-T SDR "Dongle"

Posts: 337
Topics: 26

Last post: October 12, 2023, 11:49:54 AM Re: Pro Stick on Mac M1 ... by crewtags

Flightradar24 Radarcape
Flightradar24's Self-Contained Receiver

Posts: 106
Topics: 13

Last post: May 30, 2022, 03:58:39 PM Re: Radarview by Anmer

Posts: 782
Topics: 63

Last post: June 09, 2020, 03:59:56 PM Re: Radarbox 2009 loss o... by BVE16

AirNav Systems FlightStick
AirNav's Flightstick SDR

Posts: 26
Topics: 4

Last post: August 11, 2023, 04:21:54 PM Re: Testing AirNav Syste... by Clubba

The Beast
Beast Discussion

Posts: 95
Topics: 16

Last post: February 05, 2023, 10:09:41 PM Re: Mode-S Beast Flighta... by Liveatc

MicroADSB Discussion

Posts: 95
Topics: 17

Last post: August 22, 2016, 08:47:03 PM Re: Microadsb and Window... by IanH

GNS 5890
USB Mode-S Receiver

Posts: 160
Topics: 14

Last post: July 12, 2020, 11:36:58 AM Re: GNS5890 icao24plus by mezoo

Other Mode-S Receivers
New and Other Mode-S Receivers

Posts: 155
Topics: 22

Last post: April 23, 2023, 12:30:49 PM Re: lna4all by akosijim89

DVB-T Dongles and Self-Assembly Receivers
Low-cost home made or self-assembled receivers, including DVB-T Dongles

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Topics: 88

Last post: January 03, 2024, 01:19:16 PM Re: Globe-s rtl by Steveyboy1234

Mode-S Software

Basestation Discussion

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Last post: February 20, 2024, 06:44:40 PM Re: Countries.dat file f... by Ospreyv22

ADU Software
A aircraft database subscription utility.

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Last post: May 07, 2023, 03:12:43 PM Re: ADU Queary by Magic440

ModeSMixer & ModeSDeco
Sergsero's ModeSMixer and ModeSDeco

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Last post: January 18, 2024, 11:19:30 PM Re: ModesMixer2 on Bookw... by Oldfella

RadarBox Discussion

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Topics: 79

Last post: March 03, 2019, 05:00:05 PM Re: AirNav's Spam Dilemm... by Hamish McTorsk

PlanePlotter Discussion

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Topics: 400

Last post: February 07, 2024, 04:06:12 PM PlanePlotter Version 6.6... by Triple7

Post questions or offer advice for adsbScope

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Topics: 17

Last post: November 19, 2021, 09:21:09 PM Re: adsbsharp by deedaa1950

Active Display
Active Display and AD Lite Discussion

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Topics: 86

Last post: September 01, 2023, 08:12:28 AM Re: Active Display/SBS P... by Anmer

Flight Display
Flight Display Discussion

Posts: 218
Topics: 27

Last post: March 09, 2020, 08:19:25 PM Re: Unable to launch FD by Graham Bell

Virtual Radar Server
Virtual Radar Server

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Topics: 100

Last post: November 23, 2023, 05:15:11 PM Re: DumpHFDL by Clubba

Smart Phone Apps
Post you smart phone app comments here - iPhone, iPad, Android etc.

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Topics: 7

Last post: May 16, 2016, 09:50:45 AM Re: Not quite an Android... by IanH

Common Interest
Software that can be used with more than receiver.

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Topics: 63

Last post: February 18, 2024, 07:04:35 PM Re: Coastline files by Anmer

Other Software

ACARS Discussion

Posts: 106
Topics: 23

Last post: Today at 08:34:26 AM Re: ACARSD by Anmer

Sergsero's AcarsDeco2

Posts: 244
Topics: 12

Last post: May 09, 2022, 09:16:12 PM Re: AcarsDeco2 Developme... by IanH

Aircraft Tracking Websites & Apps
Comments and questions about the aircraft tracking websites and apps, such as FlightRadar24, PlaneFinder and RadarBox24 etc.

Posts: 963
Topics: 94

Last post: July 30, 2023, 04:24:21 AM tar1090 by KCRQ-11

CPDL Data Link Services
Controller–pilot data link communications (CPDLC), also referred to as controller pilot data link (CPDL), is a method by which air traffic controllers can communicate with pilots over a datalink system.

Posts: 29
Topics: 2

Last post: April 15, 2018, 11:51:39 AM Re: CPDLC in UK Airspace by szpajder

Operator Logos & Silhouettes - Register to Download Files

Gallery and Logo Zip Files
Using the Logo Gallery and Zip Files.

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Last post: September 11, 2023, 08:12:09 PM Re: Logo Gallery not sho... by Anmer

Logo Requests
Post your requests here. Maximum of five at a time.

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Topics: 3

Last post: Today at 05:14:22 AM Re: New Tail logos pleas... by Ayrflyer

Hex Codes and Registrations

Civilian Aircraft
Post your civilian aircraft queries and tie-ups here.

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Topics: 322

Last post: January 15, 2023, 08:56:56 PM Re: T7-PYR ADSB 5002bd by gonzalu

Military Aircraft
Post your military aircraft queries and tie-ups here.

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Last post: November 14, 2023, 08:09:41 AM Re: US aircraft crashes ... by DaveReid

Brand New Hexcodes
If you pickup a new hex code, not yet recorded in the usual databases, let us know.  Please include the hex code and the aircraft type and registration.

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Topics: 9

Last post: August 11, 2023, 01:49:55 PM Re: The Latest list out by Anmer

If an aircraft is transmitting an incorrect hex code, please let us know.  Include the aircraft type and registration and the correct hex code, if known.

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Last post: March 06, 2023, 11:46:46 AM Re: AE61FB by Ospreyv22


Covid-19 and all that..
Share you ideas and plans to keep busy during the current pandemic

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Last post: August 02, 2023, 03:54:07 PM Re: Test Ignore All Boar... by Anmer

Heads Up
Post alerts here.

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Topics: 883

Last post: August 17, 2023, 04:14:51 PM Red Arrows-Eastbourne 20... by Graham Bell

Aviation News
Aviation related news.

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Topics: 2,445

Last post: February 19, 2024, 08:26:28 AM Re: A passenger jet smas... by rikgale

Buy and Sell
If you're looking to buy or sell something, post here.  Please update when sold.

Posts: 697
Topics: 174

Last post: December 06, 2023, 05:41:58 PM Re: For sale SBS-3 by Anmer

Other Topics
A collection of other topics

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