Drone Remote ID

Chuck Rozner

Now that drones are required to transmit Remote ID with location information, does anyone have a way to receive and decode the data, and send it to a map to Live Track the drone?

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    LMCjr

    I've been trying to find an answer. Hope Caltopo can integrate the RID in the same way they do ADS-B.

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    Matthew Griffin

    Part of the challenge with RID vs ADS-B is that there is already worldwide networks of crowd sourced ADS-B receivers that share their data with aggregators like Flight Radar 24 or ADS-B Exchange. CalTopo is pulling data from those sources. As far as I'm aware, there's no such network in place yet to capture and share that data. 

    We have started using a portable ADS-B receiver for SAR missions that allows us to monitor aircraft involved in our missions, send that data to ADS-B Exchange, then record it as a live track on our map. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to do that when a future "RID Exchange" comes online.

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    Chuck Rozner

    By design, the reach of the RID signal is limited. I have been looking for ways to receive the data but haven't found anything that works. I have an app called Drone Scanner on my phone but it doesn't receive my DJI drone. I am looking for some way to receive and decode the RID data and then send it to Caltopo like an APRS or InReach signal. Maybe use a raspberry Pi as a receiver that could do that.

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    Alexandru Libby

    Any update on this? I have Caltopo on the remote but it only tracks the remote location rather than the drone. Somehow the code needs to be edited to prioritize the drone rather than the remote..

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