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SDR radios... pretty cool.

Kevin_NH

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There's SDR software to decode other data packets, including temperature monitors, garage door openers, etc.

With some effort and the right antenna, you can pick up the NOAA satellites as they pass overhead and get your own satellite weather maps! [tinfoil]

So the data packets have the current reading, not the current load. I relay the readings into a database and run a report that identifies those patterns. It's pretty easy to tell when someone takes a shower, etc...
Granularity of the data is generally 5 minutes, so if you want privacy you need to start taking shorter showers (or get a well and a big storage tank).
 

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There's SDR software to decode other data packets, including temperature monitors, garage door openers, etc.

With some effort and the right antenna, you can pick up the NOAA satellites as they pass overhead and get your own satellite weather maps! [tinfoil]


Granularity of the data is generally 5 minutes, so if you want privacy you need to start taking shorter showers (or get a well and a big storage tank).

You can also tune aircraft transponders, or get a dongle tuned for them. That gets you both local realtime and api access to ALL transponder data so you can track your loved ones even on commercial flights.

Most military aircraft and almost no alien spacecraft do not show up, though.
 
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