Navigation Systems, Germany - GNS5890 ADS-B Receiver
GNS 5890 ADS-B USB receiver kit
Small, compact ADS-B 1090 MHz
high sensitivity receiver stick.
Connects to computer using USB port only - no need for separate power supply.
Power consumption 50mA/250mW.
You may wish to connect to computer with USB extension cable to prevent
mechanical pressure on computer USB socket and if USB sockets very close
together and extra width of ADS-B receiver interferes with adjacent USB
plug. See item (USBm/USBf/23) on Prices/ordering page at
Works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Android 4x & higher
Driver & software download from internet
(no CD, no charge)
2 year manufacturer warranty
GNS5890 USB receiver
Magnetic base antenna with 2 metre co-ax cable
Quick guide brochure - full manual available for download from internet
ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast. It is the
technology system used by aircraft for transmitting their position as well as
altitude, speed, bearing, ascending/descending rate, and identification. ADS-B
equipped aircraft transmit this information automatically and rapidly. ADS-B
data provides more information and with far greater accuracy than the old radar
system. (Radar is also extremely expensive to manufacture, instal, maintain and
requires a very large amount of power to operate.)
The ADS-B signals are transmitted from the aircraft on 1090Mhz .
Most non-recreational planes
(including commercial, military, & Flying Doctor) are now ADS-B equipped. The US
FAA has announced that it has now deployed
the ADS-B technology across the entire U.S.A. .
use of ADS-B avionics has been mandated in
Australia for all aircraft operating in
Australian controlled airspace above 29,000 feet, from
Airservices Australia has rolled out a
new network of ADS-B ground stations to give coverage to nearly all the
Australian continent, whereas the current radar coverage is limited to about
11 zones each with a maximum radius of about 200 miles.
Most small recreational aircraft do not have this facility
at the moment.
Industry & government users, as well
as enthusiasts, can track ADS-B equipped aircraft live on their own computer screens in
real time, just like Air Traffic Control, for a very
reasonable cost. This includes most commercial planes flying Australian domestic
routes and international flights to Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, USA and other countries.