I bought the RTL2832U+R820T DVB-T USB Digital TV Tuner Receiver for $8 on eBay. DON'T DO IT. This device only receives to 800mhz. Even so, hooking it to my S2 phone and my Samsung 10.1 Note, with the little 4" tall antenna inside my house it started picking up jets flying over right away. My Tablet said "High Current Application" on the USB port. I wonder, can I tap into the USB wire and put 5V USB power there, maybe with a couple of good diodes? UPDATE: 978 weather and small aircraft is now available. You have to select 978 or 1090. Would have liked to get both. When set to 1090mhz but says my RTL is not compatible at 978. Bummer. Think I'll go buy one of the recommended radios. Heck it's only $18.
Please make this work with AvNav......Then I'll give it more stars!!! Good work!
Works... not quite! (follow up) INITIAL POST: There was this BIG problem with being unable to use any of the functions - Map, Data, Options, Help, except for Restart and Exit on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4". UPDATE: Unchecking " Do not keep activities" under "Developer options" solved the problem. The app now works beautifully. The developer is very responsive to all requests for help (check the reviews); he even offered a free copy of the Pro version! Outstanding customer service, wish there were more developers like him. (FYI, I turned the offer down - IMHO, this developer deserves to be helped.) TO SUM UP: SDR hardware - $11...20. ADS-B software $2.60. Having a tool in the cockpit that helps you avoid midair collisions, and a developer that responds immediately to a request for support: PRICELESS! I would give this app a 6 *.
Pro version? Why am I not seeing any option to view the maps in the description? I paid for the upgrade but nothing seems different from the free version. I restarted my device which is supported but nothing new shows. Thank you for the reply
ALMOST AWESOME . . . This would be an awesome app except for one fatal and one annoying flaws. There is no provision to adjust for tuning error, if your device is off by more than a couple of PPM it will not receive any data. There needs to be an option to place the error offset in units of + or - PPM. Also PLEASE add an option to NOT try to start the app when I plug in the device! Most times when I plug in the device it's to use the radio app, not to run this app...
The Best The Best ADS-B Decoder app for Android !
-UAT traffic and weather support (see options to activate)