I checked with flight24 and FlightAware and neither needs data from my location. But I am kinda still interested in building my own receiver to feed data.
I’m a software developer and a ham radio operator so this is kinda right in my world? But still hoping I don’t get in too far over my head technically.
A few things I could use some advice/help with.
How different are flight24 (just shortening the name for typing here ) and FlightAware? What are the differences? Do they both end up with all the same data?
Do helicopters broadcast ADS-B just like planes do?
How does this site fit into the mix?
For someone building a new ADS-B receiver for the first time, what’s easier? The Flight24 steps and program? FlightAware? Something else? Or are they all essentially the same and you just feed the data where you want?
Thanks VERY much in advance!
p.s. I use this Shortcut on my phone a lot.