ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) Guide

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ADS-B is a system that helps to both track and identify aircraft, either by other aircraft, or ground stations. There's basically two systems in use: 1090 MHz ES (Extended Squitter) and 978 MHz UAT (Universal Access Transceiver). 1090 is the more widely used system in most countries. 978 is less popular and mainly utilized by General Aviation aircraft. You can read all the details on the ADS-B Wiki.

Here's a chart showing collected info for various ADS receivers, that have the ability to use an external antenna. If you have any corrections or info to add, please email us.

Receiver
Band
Antenna Connector
Dual XGPS170
1090 & 978
?
Dual XGPS170D
1090 & 978
Female SMA
Dual XGPS190
1090 & 978
Female SMA
FlightAware Pro Stick
1090
Female SMA
FlightAware Pro Plus
1090
Female SMA
Garmin GDL50
1090 & 978
Female MCX
Garmin GDL52
1090 & 978
Female MCX
Garmin GDL50R
1090 & 978
Female BNC
Garmin GDL52R
1090 & 978
Female BNC
Kinetic SBS-1
1090
Female BNC
Kinetic SBS-1 Mk2
1090
Female SMA
Kinetic SBS-1e
1090
Female SMA
Kinetic SBS-1er
1090
Female SMA
Kinetic SBS-2
1090
?
Kinetic SBS-3
1090
Female SMA
Kinetic 1090 Puck
1090
Female SMA
Radarbox
1090
Female SMA
Radarbox Micro
1090
?
Radarbox xRange
1090
Female SMA