From Wikipedia

Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS–B) is a cooperative surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked.

From Realtek

The RTL2832U is a high-performance DVB-T COFDM demodulator that supports a USB 2.0 interface.

Acknowledgements

Most of the below guidelines are based on or build upon on information available form SonicGoose | Using dump1090 in Windows page.

Installation

RTL1090

Use Installer and Maintenance Utility.

Special thanks to Jetvision.de, as they provided the ADS-B decoder and its Installer and Maintenance Utility for Windows that works with RTL2832U sticks called RTL1090.

Install into %USERPROFILE%\rtl1090 folder.

Use the below command to generate the checksums of the downloaded files.

 find . -type f -not -name *.sha1 \( -exec sha1sum "$PWD"/{} \; \) | tee rtl1090.sha1

You will get similar below checksums.

b9e4a7ecef7366d9864f86f24f7754ea121ebfc3 *./0_readme.important.txt
a5b1b9945f039114c9967c79b881659d8280a1e6 *./1_DO READ THIS FIRST.all.versions.txt
c9ae6e7d37a3dc028fe8e6d7723b5611dcf1021a *./libusb-1.0.dll
4e880fc7625ccf8d9ca799d5b94ce2b1e7597335 *./msvcr100.dll
7c4dac98526c0847658423bdd5d0164e2a02d661 *./radar1090.txt
2541b3b4f3df3c58123212e073ffeb1223d5d259 *./rtl1090.exe
a76da1b44f7c3c4235d6ed6b1530905bf9393c12 *./rtlsdr.dll
6740d894a7a7e39255c9aa8d1b74f992340f2874 *./terms_of_use.pdf
648c1d8bdc944c036fc80cee5dd0a1456f30f74c *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/AUTHORS
add0478984908706aab929caf1721999d82f3a48 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/COPYING
a1b087217d26810acdf85a9db199e8f3605b743a *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/COPYING.libusbx
79e0eab921d6a2ac2a88ada2b323d8b0c0217609 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/COPYING.pthreads-win32
fca194c07e6aefbb4367268b233d3d975e6864cc *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/README
9885de99781aeedeaf62b2ef4c6811476751ceb8 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/README.windows.txt
755b82b8e445b7f57194920ff9e9a0ebcacaadda *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/rtl-sdr.h
8fa476f22847a6635c9a1687c9749f7311f1e8ae *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/rtl-sdr_export.h
4ecdc845c2dddb6c81b2d6761acc06d23899aa88 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/convenience_static.lib
319190b233f1764496ecbb8cd814961d6b3d1088 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/pthreadVC2-w32.dll
437cabb939bd5ce1b9e7816334e6d80ac6e906fe *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtlsdr.lib
a020b2f1cb9dabf5fd0b157c5d531154b8806dc3 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtlsdr_static.lib
925ed3d5b488e519bacfb3184cdc24484627d4c2 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_adsb.exe
ae56c125b92d9755b061412187bddf75d547de22 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_eeprom.exe
17a04ff079591570a413d10a9b6e563bef0e556a *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_fm.exe
c72ad91081860a17c8a53439e3df3cf36d176ddd *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_power.exe
fb02433e72ad8618fffd6c04d86acf316483f421 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_sdr.exe
3121f9a5aa7f78aaac4bc3ce9e94d0708ce763f8 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_tcp.exe
acde4d237c61f725a0140c97798d15faf6cbec10 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x32/rtl_test.exe
fa3763d410fed3350b954ea6bbf543e04627ee35 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/convenience_static.lib
d890275bc0da86b68906c6118da4a5b79e8bdf19 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/libusb-1.0.dll
e9d2538f3e330c5096009ea1d2a49384b0acb89e *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/pthreadVC2-w64.dll
f857a1b082220e062ab4ff82870da01593f5e1ed *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtlsdr.dll
e6999607bb31a830d567ac7b74c46c760ab8f65e *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtlsdr.lib
2c42dfca791bda4dd4b511156daff238c4719c3e *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtlsdr_static.lib
7b471907ac4aaac14b75378d74c71b2f882f20a7 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_adsb.exe
947088c477f64c0207d350d6b3f8e37577603af1 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_eeprom.exe
9278ced4d13a7524c62c31421dddc6b43dbaa31b *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_fm.exe
d5ffcab88a5db1fb824e3aa293db5883c18d094e *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_power.exe
5544d923bed84a498502953770bbbc332a3e6f53 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_sdr.exe
d7d25f7278af5983683c61625aba5a8a7d2827f1 *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_tcp.exe
79a93686d92e80b0b0f433d91f761fb37331f5ee *./tmp/rtl-sdr-release/x64/rtl_test.exe
beddd072a72c640f8ecbea283f39bd328b43a7aa *./tmp/rtl1090.zip
5fb06bb704bc64aab1fc34f24aced49316401d5e *./tmp/rtlsdr.zip
9da1268da75498938a9c908507a8571783eb6a31 *./zadig.exe

To verify the checksums of the downloaded files on your side, use the below command.

sha1sum -c rtl1090.sha1

WinUSB Driver for RTL2832U

Plug in your USB dongle and then install RTL1090. All of the necessary libraries and drivers are located in %USERPROFILE%\rtl1090 directory.

You may have to run the Zadig setup, which you will find in the RTL1090 folder.

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Make sure the USB ID is 0BDA:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Dump1090

Once that’s done, download dump1090 for Windows and unzip the contents of the file to the same directory as RTL1090. Don’t overwrite any existing files. You should now have dump1090.exe and dump1090.bat among your RTL1090 files.

Extract dump1090 to %USERPROFILE%\dump1090 folder.

Use the below command to generate the checksum of the downloaded archive.

 sha1sum.exe dump1090-win.1.09.0608.14.zip | tee dump1090-win.1.09.0608.14.zip.sha1

To verify the checksum of the downloaded archive on your side, use the below command.

sha1sum -c dump1090-win.1.09.0608.14.zip.sha1

Then, you will see that you get similar below result.

d933e420d59ac5be328b40768c6202d92139190f *dump1090-win.1.09.0608.14.zip

The pthreadVC2.dll library is included by default at the time of writing. If you are missing pthreadVC2.dll, copy pthreadVC2.dll from %USERPROFILE%\dump1090\tmp\rtl-sdr-release\{x32|x64} folder into %USERPROFILE%\dump1090 folder.

Use the below command to generate the checksums of the extracted files in %USERPROFILE%\dump1090 folder.

find . -type f -not -name '*.sha1' \( -exec sha1sum "$PWD"/{} \; \) | tee dump1090.sha1

You will get similar below checksums.

26d3ff9f57f6c88374b0bd9a6deb1a282615e5ac *./dump1090.bat
a41439f4fccd49a82b918bf0c3491a0291433578 *./dump1090.exe
025e9a24fde104b126298257b8b0662509b21a66 *./libusb-1.0.dll
4e880fc7625ccf8d9ca799d5b94ce2b1e7597335 *./msvcr100.dll
210af5a3682af9df8585f4e88ac89e436de120f9 *./pthreadVC2.dll
213b8a0b52b79cd3373bd459b29a4b32a98cf385 *./public_html/config.js
9eae459ab27d2002c363a65ccf53a7a554a7e4a3 *./public_html/coolclock/coolclock.js
9343008ad38988a03955090f60a05d2ee16b0942 *./public_html/coolclock/excanvas.js
57aaf42f34543ceac0b51053bebc51480a9d5c35 *./public_html/coolclock/moreskins.js
c56a1ad59179624b2c366cfa4fa2b252e8d81e8c *./public_html/extension.js
a67ba48e9f3cda7c8482aaefbcca01e92acdd8e1 *./public_html/gmap.html
501f973efab87e108f469b640edb7b8a0a815e85 *./public_html/options.js
c8f63bec7ef8a934d1ff6e315a72c0c6a46e7f81 *./public_html/planeObject.js
6e3309febf5908402aca29d6e92c86bd2e6e46a7 *./public_html/script.js
0a9e36434fa24e467e38b35701f70641fd6f4601 *./public_html/style.css
21815d04e305640855371feed14651cfc1301032 *./readme.txt
9ab47e4495e94237b0dc7538049062652e89c91a *./rtlsdr.dll
7ee8ef57a51f383f26f72dbbad3d3c862f7c7be0 *./view1090.exe

To verify the checksums of the downloaded files on your side, use the below command.

sha1sum -c dump1090.sha1

Configuration

The below text is verbatim copy from SonicGoose.

Running dump1090.exe -h in a command prompt window will return a list of all of the parameters supported by dump1090.

dump1090.exe --interactive --net --net-ro-size 500 --net-ro-rate 5 --net-buffer 5 --net-beast --mlat
pause

The second line, pause, ensures the application window stays open for you to see.

Issue(s)

Use Flightradar24 feeder with own dump1090 program

From Flightradar24

If you already have the necessary ADS-B equipment it’s quick and easy to share your data with Flightradar24. When you share data with Flightradar24 you get a free premium account.

Flightradar24 includes its own mr-dump1090.exe program. The issue is that I do not want to use the mr-dump1090.exe program provided by Flightradar24. Use the dump1090 that was earlier extracted into %USERPROFILE%\dump1090 folder.

Check the fr24feed command options.

fr24feed.exe --fr24key=fr24sharingkey --receiver=beast-tcp --host=localhost:30005 --bs=no --raw=no --logmode=3 --bind-interface=127.0.0.1

Note that --host option sets to localhost:30005. Note the port is 30005.

The fr24feed program is feeding data to Flightradar24 servers when the below line(s) is shown.

2015-08-31 18:00:00 | [feed][i]sent 1 AC in 1 packet

Once the fr24feed program is running, the below pages should be accessible in your localhost through port 8754.

  • FR24 Feeder Status - index.html
  • FR24 Feeder Settings - settings.html
  • FR24 Feeder Tracked Aircraft - tracked.html
  • FR24 Feeder Status Variables - monitor.txt