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Dual Band Raspberry Pi Receiver on Dump 1090

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a 1090mhz and a 978mhz SDR with separate antennas. Has anyone figured out how to run a dual band raspberry pi? I just want to be able to view 1090 and 978 aircraft on my Dump 1090 map when I call up the pi’s IP address. Has anyone done this?

Follow this guide for using two dongles on the piaware image: Piaware SD card image 3.7.1 Quickstart Guide

You can use the most current image, the procedure is the same.
This will produce what you want, except everything being in two independent maps.

For integrating everything into a single map you can use tar1090:
https://github.com/wiedehopf/tar1090#uat-receiver-running-dump978-fa-and-skyaware978

Addition to @wiedehopf’s instructions:

  1. Download Piaware sd card image (current version 3.7.2) on your Desktop/Laptop:
    http://piaware.flightcdn.com/piaware-sd-card-3.7.2.img.zip

  2. Download and install Etcher on your Windows/Mac computer. This software is required to burn the Raspbian image to microSD card:
    https://www.balena.io/etcher/

  3. Follow the guide linked by @wiedehopf. I wrote it for piaware sd card image ver 3.7.1, but it is applicable to piaware sd card image ver 3.7.2 too.

Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you guys so much!