Decode, log, and display 1090 MHz ADS-B aircraft transponder data with your $20 RTL2832 USB receiver with
Install ADS-B logging software
Add full-access USB privileges
adduser $(whoami) plugdev logout then login
install RTL-SDR drivers and prereqs
apt install librtlsdr-dev rtl-sdr gcc make
dump1090ADS-B decoding and logging software
git clone https://github.com/antirez/dump1090 cd dump1090 make
Now you can run by
FlightAware has a fork of
dump1090 that uploads to the FlightAware network so you can contribute to the global flight database.
This can also run on Raspberry Pi or other Linux computer.
They have an optional inexpensive receiver with improved filtering and performance for ADS-B performance.