New ADS-B Setup


#1

Can the new Raspberry Pi 2 be used instead of the B+ model? Some sell the Raspberry 2 as a kit and claim it is better performance (although not sure if this is necessary for this use). How hard of a configuration is this really for someone only moderately computer savvy? Thanks.


#2

The Pi2 can be used just as easily as any other pi. The performance will not really do much to improve ADS-B statistics unless you are going to run multiple ADSB feeds off the same PI or run other software at the same time.

Cheers!
LitterBug


#3

That incremental cost might be better spent on an outdoor antenna or the new version of the SDR dongle to increase coverage.


#4

What’s now the latest and greatest?


#5

They’re (nominally) the same price … Given the choice, go with the Pi 2 :slight_smile:


#6

:wink:

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#7

I have tested both the Newelec R820T and the R820T2. For my setup using a 8 segment COCO, the R820T gives 10% better results than the R820T2… I have not compared any other brands. Your results may vary depending on Location, antenna, amp, filters, and other variables. Both have been rock solid with no problems.

Cheers!
LitterBug


#8

Did you tune them for ppm offset? Some vary widely


#9

Yes. Mine are at 63 and 55. Not much variance.

LitterBug