Way back in October of last year, I started working in integrating native AirSpy support into dump1090-fa. I actually finished it back in January/February but @obj has been swamped and just hasn’t had the time to create an official dump1090-fa release with the new sdr and demodulator. He did say though that it’d be OK if I announced it here with a link to my fork of dump1090-fa that has the updates. So…
My v5.0-airspy branch has everything the official v5.0 dump1090-fa release, plus a few extra things @obj has been working on that aren’t in an official release yet, plus the new sdr module for AirSpy and a new high rate demodulator.
This is NOT an official FlightAware release!
Having said that, I’ve been running it for months so it has been thoroughly run in.
How does it compare to running airspy_adsb+dump1090-fa? I can only tell you my experience on my hardware in my environment… I see more messages/aircraft with fewer CPU cycles used. The only way to know what it’ll do for you is to try it. If you’re a C developer, the code is open-source, so you can nose around all you want and contribute via pull requests if you like.
More info in the release notes linked above and in the following two READMEs that describe the additional stuff along with all their options…
Please report all issues in this thread for now.