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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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Connecting to a single host and get new contacts

This example will connect to one SBS-1 host and only the new contacted aircrafts will be written to stdout. All other contacts will be ignored. The library will be initialized with the LHR_AUTOCONNECT flag to immediatly connect to added hosts. This program will run for appr. 5 minutes.

libhomeradar - easy collect aircraft informations - Download example  Download this source
/* System includes */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <time.h>

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

/* Show new contacted aircrafts */
void onair(LHR handle,const int *id, LHR_CONTACT *C) {
  char tstr[64];

  printf("*** NEW CONTACT ***\n");
  if (id != NULL) printf("[%s]\n",homeradar_gethostbyid(handle,*(id)));
  printf("Contact: %s [%s]\n",
          C->icao24,(C->reg)?C->reg:"UNKNOWN - Lookup not enabled?!");
  strftime(tstr,sizeof(tstr),"%d %m %Y %H:%M:%S",localtime(&C->contacted));
  printf("Date: %s\n",tstr);

  /* Free used memory */

/* Main program */
int main(int argc, char **argv) {
  int e;
  LHR H = homeradar_init(1,LHR_AUTOCONNECT,&e,NULL);

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

  /* Add host without event listener */
  e = homeradar_addhost(H, "", 33033, LHR_SBS1, 0, NULL);

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

  /* Do nothing - in this example - loop will be finished after 5 minutes
     In your real program you can do now what you want */
  e = 50;
  while (e--) sleep(6);

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

  /* Return success */
  return 0;