SDR appliance: JN1SDD’s NCDXF / IARU Beacon Monitor

NCDXF/IARU Faros Beacon NetworkOn my ongoing search for SDR appliances, I discovered a couple of weeks ago an SDR (Softrock & Linux) based Beacon Monitoring System. The system is making use of the NCDXF Internation Beacon Project (IBP) which consists of 18 timely synchronized automated transmitters, located around the world. It monitors the signals on the various bands and generates in real-time a graphical chart showing the signal’s strength. The chart is uploaded to a webserver and accessible for everyone through the Internet. Lately I had the possibility to interview the author of the system, Atsushi (JN1SDD). In this interview he revealed with great deepness how the system is build up. I hope you will enjoy this interview as much as I did!

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Tracking persons with a Wireless Network

Radar PictureDo you want to track passively the movement of persons in a building without video cameras or movement detectors? Then you should have a look to the Video above. It demonstrates a quite precise RF tracking system set up by the student Joey Wilson from the University of Utah.

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