“Plane/Sailing” is the name given to my home aircraft, ship and mobile amateur radio tracker. It receives ADS-B, AIS and APRS signals via antennas on my house, processes them to share with popular tracking websites, and displays the combined results on a website for the world to see.

If you’d like to see what I’m currently tracking, check out https://planesailing.ianrenton.com!

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Build Guide

The links below are to the design & build information in case you are interested or would like to build a similar setup for yourself! All the software is open source, and all the hardware chosen to be as inexpensive as possible.

  1. System Architecture
  2. Antenna & Receiver Choices
  3. Raspberry Pi Setup
  4. ADS-B Receiver Setup
  5. AIS Receiver Setup
  6. APRS Receiver Setup
  7. Plane/Sailing Server Setup
  8. Web Front-End
  9. Electronics Enclosure
  10. Bill of Materials
  11. The Tracking Packet Format FAQ
  12. Plane/Sailing v2 Changes
  13. Plane/Sailing Does the Bournemouth Air Festival!

You may also want to check out this project’s predecessor, my first flight tracker.

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