Lots of Aircraft to Monitor!
Hello from The Philippines! As being the master of antique hardware, I wish I can do a ADS-B project with my BeagleBone Black, but I cannot always afford to buy a McDonald's cheeseburger! It has almost been a decade (10 years) since I moved out of the USA, and into the Philippines. Despite minor hardware issues, I am still enjoying my ICOM IC-R3 and ICOM IC-R1500; both are very useful, here in the Philippines! Both, the R3 and the R1500 are programmable, embedded systems that I purchased in early 2006, almost five years before I got into embedded systems development (Microchip PIC, Atmel AVR, etc.).
I WISH I can do a ADS-B Project!
After reading the article, Tracking Planes with RTL-SDR, I figure this is something I can do in the Philippines. Mr. fustini gave me a product link, Software Defined Radio Receiver USB Stick - RTL2832 w/R820T, and somethat like that does NOT EXIST locally, here in the Philippines. Besides that, there is HIGH IMPORT TAXATION IN THE PHILIPPINES; a $20 product becomes over $75 before I can receive it. I remember BUYING my for the local element14 distributor; I paid $75 for it, whereas people in First World countries bought it for far less money! Back then, I could ask my dad for money; since early 2014, my dad is a speechless stroke patient!
Another Wish to Dry Out!
As with most of my wishes, wishes become a mere fantasy with me. Lots of people are doing the projects I want to do, but for me, it will most likely never happen. As a disabled, unemployable person, I will never afford to financially support my hobbies, and besides, too many people, when they see my PayPal donation link, they consider me a "scam artist" and never donate. So, since my wishes dry out, I can no longer dish out freebies that people have enjoyed from me.
Thanks for Reading!
Yes, times are tough for me! It is getting to the point that I might need to start trading my Arduino boards for decent meals. On an average, to SAVE MONEY, I eat an average of one to two small meals, a day! I don't have money to buy new clothes; I have been thinking of trading my embedded systems development boards for new clothes. I told my wife that if I ditch all my computers and electronics stuff, I don't need to run an air conditioner 24/7; but the money saved will NOT be used for my hobbies. Well, it's is ME, a poor guy that has been fated! Thanks for Reading and Have a Nice Day!