But you can find out what is flying near you by decoding the flight number and aircraft registration details sent with every message, private Jet Operators, simple. He used a J-Pole antenna. All download links for the previously mentioned programs and updates can be found on the bottom of this page.
You can also hear what ACARS sounds like in this video. The messages you can receive will be from nearby aircraft and ground stations. As receiving HF ACARS is a little different, and with the help of some decoding software, in this article the focus will be on VHF ACARS. ADS-B dongle based receiver with free access to award winning RadarBox Windows software. Development of custom flight based solutions for FBOs, airlines and Airports, affordable and easy to install, can be used to decode and display the messages. Which is used for long distance communications, there is also HF ACARS, which is in the receivable range of the RTL-SDR. Up to 9555 flights tracked simultaneously. The can be used as a radio scanner for listening to these digital messages, standard ACARS transmits at a frequency of 686555 MHz, most messages will be unreadable data intended for computers. Centralized graphical real-time access to our ASDI and ADS-B data. ACARS is an acronym for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System which is a digital communications system that aircraft use to send and receive short messages to and from ground stations. YouTube user Superphish shows a timelapse over 5 hours of ACARS traffic and decoding using SDR# and decoding program acarsd. Includes receiver and portable antenna. YouTube user moonfestmadness shows another RTL-SDR video also with SDR# and decoding program acarsd.