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Offline Anmer

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New ADS-B Receiver Package
« on: November 05, 2015, 09:01:10 AM »
My thanks to IanH for finding this new receiver listed on eBay.

Possibly a Raspberry Pi and SDR receiver combined in a black case, together with a preloaded SD card with Dump1090.

One could buy the individual components, DVB-T receiver and Pi, for approximately GBP £60 with free shipping.  And download the free FlightAware PiAware SD image to start running Dump 1090.

At GPB £94.99 plus GBP £6.00 shipping, there's a hefty mark-up on this "package":

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADS-B-Server-Scanner-1090mhz-receiver-Aircraft-scanner-ADSB-/201460815433?hash=item2ee8001649:g:RQcAAOSwWnFV-cfc 
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Re: New ADS-B Receiver Package
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 10:40:32 AM »
Thanks for posting Mike - wasn't sure since I didn't want to advertise it.

But you've added your thoughts on mark up  ::)

To put the price in perspective.

It is based on a Pi, either B+ or Pi2 given the number of USB ports.

Just looked on eBay and cost would be:

Pi B+ = £15 (make it £30 for a Pi2 but what do you reckon?)
Pi case = £7 (but alternative for £3)
Pi PSU = £6
3m network cable = £2
8Gb microSD card = £3
mini SDR dongle with antenna = £10
free software

So hardware is £43 or £58 for a Pi2

How much for a quick start guide and my time?

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Re: New ADS-B Receiver Package
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 10:51:26 AM »
Thanks Ian.

I can't determine if these are "built-to-order" packages or bought in and resold on eBay?

eBay and PayPal will take 10%, maybe a bit more, but still a hefty margin.  And open source software to boot so no intellectual property included.

Then I spotted this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aircraft-Tracking-Guide-for-Aviation-Enthusiasts-tag-Airband-Radio-Scanner-/131641308274?hash=item1ea66ef472:g:FAQAAOSwBahVA~8R

And they sell.  :)

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Re: New ADS-B Receiver Package
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 11:31:54 AM »
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Possibly a Raspberry Pi and SDR receiver combined in a black case, together with a preloaded SD card with Dump1090.
a joke...

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