The Pro Stick typically produces 30-100% more range and a 50-100% higher ADS-B message rate in comparison to a generic USB RTL-SDR receiver. The Pro Stick can seamlessly replace an existing USB receiver or be used with a new PiAware receiver, FlightAware's turn-key flight tracking device
The high powered amplification requires custom RF gain settings or a 1090MHz filter
FlightAware is making them available at-cost for only $16.95 with free Amazon Prime shipping, if purchased from Amazon. By comparison, the generic, lower performance RTL-SDR USB receivers sell for approximately $22.
Stay tuned for even more announcements about additional hardware, PiAware, and amazing new FlightAware technology that we're developing. Thanks for using FlightAware and thank you for your contribution.
PiAware Kit (Raspberry Pi and antenna) not included