AIS receiver on a Raspberry Pi with RTL-SDR

The automatic identification system (AIS) is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships and is used by vessel traffic services (VTS). AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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Update RFLink gateway on Linux (Ubuntu)

RFLink is a great, flexible and opensource RF gateway for 433Mhz devices. I use it with Domoticz. Every few months, a new firmware is released and they add a lot of new devices. This post describe how to update an RFLink gateway in a Linux environment.
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Deactivate night vision (IR) on Hikam S5

Using the Hikam S5 with the Synology surveillance station was leading to many false positives. These false positives occur when the the camera was switching between day and nights visions.

As there is any software solution to deactivate the night vision mod on the Hikam S5, we’ll do a simple hardware modification.

First step, remove the back cover (4 screws) :
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Feed Flightradar24 and Flightaware concurrently with Dump1090

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1. Installation

We’ll assume that your OS (Raspbian) is installed and the network is configured.

1.1 Preparation

Update your system and install some software that we’ll need later (to compile) :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install git cmake libusb-1.0-0-dev build-essential lsof
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