Installation of Pro Stick on Windows


help I have got the prostick and the separate filter I wish to install this on my windows 10 laptop any help given I will be gratefull

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The most important software you have to install is the Window’s driver for the DVB-T/Prostick. It is called “zadig”.

For Windows Laptop, the Software required are as follows:


Driver zadig.exe for DVB-T RTL-SDR - download and install instructions here:

(1) Download Zadig 2.3.exe from

(2) Plug the DVB-T or ProStick in your Laptop.

(3) Double click Zadig 2.3.exe to run it.

Follow the steps shown on screenshots below:












Decoder Option-1: dump1090 (MR) for windows.

Download link:

(1) Unzip the downloaded .zip file. You will get a folder “dump1090-master”.

(2) Inside the folder “dump1090-master”, you will find another zip file “”. Unzip it and enter this unzipped folder and double click “dump1090.bat” to start the decoder.





Decoder Option-2: modeSDeco2

Download and install instructions here:

(1) Download from
(2) Unzip
(3) Open unzipped folder, and take steps as shown in the screenshot below



(4) Double click the file Run_Decoder.bat. A terminal will open



(5) Open browser and type localhost:8088 and press Enter key. You can see map and flight table



Decoder Option-3: RTL1090

Download & install instructions here: OR

Choose "RTL1090 “SCOPE” BETA VERSION 3 (151) "
Download link:





RTL1090 Scope 4b




Currently Flightaware does not have any Data Feeder software for Windows. The Linux version for Raspberry Pi is available.

Other sites like Planefinder and Flightradar have datafeeder for Windows. You can download the data feeders from respective sites.

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Thank you for your assistance everything running ok using rtl1090 connected to virtual radar server 2.4


The modeSDeco2 does NOT show registration.

I Googled and found solution: The Aircraft don’t transmit Registration. A database was built originally by Basestation which contains ICAO vs Registration. This database file was available from Kinetic site, as well as Planeplotter site and VRS sites.

I have just now downloaded “BaseStation.sqb” from VRS site

I saved the downloaded zip file in Downloads folder “C:\Users\abcd\Downloads\”. Then unzipped the downloaded file.
The location of unzipped file “BaseStation.sqb” is “C:\Users\abcd\Downloads\BaseStation\BaseStation.sqb”.
I then added following entry in the batch file “Run_Decoder.bat”

 --db C:\Users\abcd\Downloads\BaseStation\BaseStation.sqb 

Now both the map & flight table are showing Registration.

My Run_Decoder.bat file after addition of database entry is as given below:

@echo off
cmd /c modesdeco2.exe --gain 49.6 --freq-correction 62 --location 43.5xxx:-79.6xxx --web 8088 --db C:\Users\abcd\Downloads\BaseStation\BaseStation.sqb --beast 30005 --msg 30003 --sbs10001 10001



No registrations showing in modesdeco2

you can also create a Debian Linux Virtual Machine, say, 16gb
and install flightaware / piaware there.
then you will also have MLAT .

and if it breaks down you can always rebuild it :wink: