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easy collect aircraft information
~50,000,000 registered contacts
303894 unique aircraft records, 28.78% unresolved records
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libhomeradar - easy collect aircraft informations

libhomeradar is an easy to use library for all type of programming language which can use libraries. libhomeradar can connect to different sources to collect aircraft informations arround the world with extended informations, powerful filtering and structured data access.

libhomeradar is written in C and is available for Linux and Windows (2003, XP, NT, Vista).

Currently libhomeradar works with the Kinetic Avionics SBS-1 base station and the Airnav Systems Radarbox.

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This example will show you how to connect to a single SBS-1 source with an event listener for the LHR_ONCONTACT event. Contacted aircrafts will be written to the terminal - lookup is not enabled. The library will be initialized with the LHR_AUTOCONNECT flag to immediatly connect to added hosts. This example will run for appr. 1 minute.

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/* System includes */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

/* libhomeradar header include */
#include "libhomeradar.h"

/* Callback function to show aircraft informations */
void newcontact(void *handle,const int *id, LHR_CONTACT *C) {

  /* Will only show ICAO24 code and reg as UNKNOWN 
     because db lookup is not enabled */
  printf("Contact: %s [%s]\n",C->icao24,(
          C->reg)?C->reg:"UNKNOWN - Lookup not enabled?!");

  /* Free LHR_CONTACT struct */

/* Main program */
int main(int argc, char **argv) {
  int e;
  LHR H = homeradar_init(16,LHR_AUTOCONNECT,&e,NULL);

  /* No error */
  if (H == NULL) {
    printf("Error initializing libhomeradar. Errorcode #%d\n",e);
    return 255;

  /* Add host without event listener 
     Our testserver listens not on the standard SBS-1 port! */
  e = homeradar_addhost(H, "", 33033, LHR_SBS1, 0, NULL);

  /* Setup the event listener for the LHR_ONCONTACT event */
  if (homeradar_onhandler(H, LHR_ONCONTACT, e, newcontact)==0) {
    printf("Unable to add event listener\n");

  /* Do nothing - in this example - loop will be finished after 60 seconds 
     In your real program you can do now what you want */
  e = 9;
  while (e--) sleep(6);

  /* Shutdown libhomeradar and free all alocated memory */
  printf("Shutdown libhomeradar...\n");

  /* Return success */
  return 0;