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Readsb is a Mode-S/ADSB/TIS decoder for RTLSDR, BladeRF, Modes-Beast and GNS5894 devices. Future development version with protocol buffer storage.

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Readsb

[Portmanteau of Read ADSB]

Readsb is a Mode-S/ADSB/TIS decoder for RTLSDR, BladeRF, Modes-Beast and GNS5894 devices. As a former fork of dump1090-fa it is using that code base but development will continue as a standalone project with new name. Readsb can co-exist on the same host system with dump1090-fa, it doesn't use or modify its resources. However both programs will not share a receiver device at the same time and in parallel.

This version uses Googles protocol buffer for data storage and exchange with web application. Saves up to 70% in storage space and bandwidth.

Disclaimer

This is a personal, hobbyist project with no commercial background.

Warning

This version of readsb is not compatible with any prior version.

This version of readsb is not compatible with any third party software or script that requires JSON output for statistical or aircraft data.

Push server support

readsb tries to connect to a listening server, like a push server.

For example feeding adsbexchange.com use the parameters:

--net-connector feed.adsbexchange.com,30005,beast_out

BeastReduce output

Selectively forwards beast messages if the received data hasn't been forwarded in the last 125 ms (or --net-beast-reduce-interval). Data not related to the physical aircraft state are only forwarded every 500 ms (4 * --net-beast-reduce-interval).The messages of this output are normal beast messages and compatible with every program able to receive beast messages.

readsb Debian/Raspbian/Ubuntu packages

See INSTALL for installation and build process.