Category Archives: Aviation

Investigating VOR signals, Part 1

A field trip is made to the Bangor (BGR) VOR beacon, in order to capture a clean signal from ground level. Continue reading

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Apollo 11 source code made public

NASA has just released the Apollo program source code on Github. Continue reading

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Granddad’s Altimeter

One of the most interesting mementos that I have from my grandfather is a surplus mechanical altimeter from the early days of United Airlines. It was an unusual object for a kid to see on someone’s bookshelf — even given … Continue reading

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Planespotting, The SDR Way

ADS-B broadcasts allow modern-age planespotting by tracking local aircraft position reports. Continue reading

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