RTL-SDR/dump1090 build and install – Raspberry Pi (A Video Companion Article)


These notes are adapted from a combination of sources and are subject to change. If you find an error, please leave a comment here or on the video so I can adjust as needed.

LAST UPDATED 06/11/2022 16:31:40. Full credit to viewer Milan Karakas for finding the error!


The corresponding YouTube video is located here: RTL-SDR/dump1090 build and install – Raspberry Pi
I’ve also embedded it at the bottom of this article.


Setup the Raspberry Pi


As I mentioned above and in the video, a clean install just makes it easier and in the long run you have a purpose built system!


Install and update the Raspbian OS of your choice (as mentioned I start with the Raspberry Pi OS with Desktop


It’s worth noting that git is included with the version noted above, but ensure it’s updated! If for some reason you choose to use an existing RasPi you can install/verify the install by using:

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Thanks to the viewer/reader that let me know the site was down.

Not exactly sure what happened, and not sure it’s worth the forensic time 😂

It worked out ok, as I wanted to refresh the look of the site anyway. Give me a few days to select a new theme and start building it back up.

Honestly I wish I had more time to actually go through the website and spruce it up.

I’ll start back with entries for each YouTube video as well. Hopefully it’ll gain a little bit more activity here on the site. So far the most popular posts are relating to the electronics video where I shared code.

More soon!

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Since there’s a few continual readers, would you prefer a new blog post with each YouTube video? Currently, there is a new video released daily, but this may change soon and become a few a week instead of every day.


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