Get started

  • Rasbperry Pi 3B / 3B+ / 3A+ / Zero W
  • Micro SD-Memory Card 32GB
  • NooElec USB-Receiver
  • Power
  • Antenna
  • Cables (USB, Receiver to Atenna)
Basic Setup

To get a your first basic system running, please follow the basic instructions. For further applications have a look at the advanced setup below.

More detailed PDF-Manual: radiotrackingeu_basic_setup_18_06_05

  1. Download the latest image
  2. Unzip the image
  3. Install the Image on the SD-Memory Card using win32DiskImager
  4. Insert the memory card into the Raspberry Pi
  5. Connect the hardware
  6. Power Up the Raspberry Pi
  7. Connect to the Raspberry Pi Using WiFi
    • WiFi-Name: rteuv2
    • Password: sdrtracking
  8. Enter the IP-Adress: in your Internet-browser
    • Username: pi
    • Password: rteuv2!
  9. Use the desired features as described in your browser

A more detailed script (only avaible in German – if someone likes to translate, please contact me) is provided by Werner Dreckmann (DH4KAV):


Advanced Setup

Depending on how you would like to use the System, there are several Options:

  • Improve detection range
  • Run a receiver outdoor
  • Single receiver to
    • log signals in a file or database
    • monitor signals
  • Several receivers to
    • Derive the direction of origin
  • Several stations (each station with several receivers) to
    • derive the movement profile
  • Power the stations using batteries and solar panels
  • Connect a USB Camera or the Raspberry Pi Camera with automatic motion detection
  • Getting remote access using 2G/3G/4G
    • Monitor signals live from a remote post
  • Connect further equipment
    • GPS
    • Temperature/…