I see lots of people comparing changes to their setups by using graph plots of various types. I see very few comparisons of range plots. I figure that this is mostly because it is hard to compare range plots. I wanted to fix this.
ADSB_range is a python script that connects to an ADSB receiver (basestation port). Every 5 minutes for 24 hours, it saves a range plot shape as a KML file. The benefit of KML files are that they can be imported into standard mapping programs such as Google Earth or google maps.
Try it out:
- Grab the python script files from: https://github.com/tpainter/adsb_range
- Run it by
python adsb_range.py -a [ip address of adsb receiver]
at a minimum.
2a. More detail can be included such as a name for the saved file and a center location
python adsb_range.py -a 192.168.0.100 -p 30003 --lat 45.678 --lon -87.654 -n filteradded