Even though I used to own in the past an SBS-3 and a GNS 5890 receivers, I had to stop using them for a while. I’m rebuilding in the hobby and now have a FA Pro Stick and a Raspi3 coming. I’ve now come to find there’s another solution out there, the Stratux, which if I understand correctly, has a 978 radio to capture weather and traffic that does not use regular ADS-B. Correct?
Now enter MLAT. MLAT is supposed to give me traffic not on ADS-B as well, by measuring time elapsed between 2 or more receivers. Also, if I understand correctly, this MLAT capability can be achieved by using Piaware and becoming a feeder to the network. Way I see it, both achieve the same except that by using Stratux hardware you also get weather.
I am mostly interested in capturing traffic that currently is not required to or uses ADS-B out as in most general aviation traffic.
Hope I’m not confusing everyone with the terms as I’m trying to grapple as well with the differences between MLAT and a 978MHz receiver.