pingBuddy2 2017-03-24T13:01:50+00:00

The simplest way to receive ADS-B traffic and weather.

PingBuddy 2 improves upon the original PingBuddy with:

Integrated gimbal suction cup mounting system
Improved sensitivity
Dual antennas optimized for each ADS-B frequency
Elegant USB flash drive-sized package
Same low $ 149 pricing!

Overview

pingBuddy 2 is the world’s smallest and lightest Wi-Fi ADS-B receiver.  Featuring integrated Wi-Fi, dual-band ADS-B In, and built-in antennas.  pingBuddy 2 brings real-time air traffic reporting and weather updates to your tablet or smartphone.  Simply power pingBuddy 2, join the wireless network, launch your flight application and enjoy subscription-free traffic and weather.

Features

  • Dual Band (978MHz/1090MHz) ADS-B receiver

  • Subscription-free ADS-B weather

  • Integrated Wi-Fi

  • No assembly or software downloads required

  • Configuration free design just add power

  • Low-power, low heat design

Traffic

PingBuddy 2 receives dual-band ADS-B traffic information.  1090ES and 978(UAT) traffic broadcasts are displayed on supported EFB moving maps relative to your aircraft position and altitude.  

Weather

PingBuddy 2 receives subscription-free in-flight weather (FIS-B) directly from FAA ground stations.   FIS-B includes the following weather information.

  • NEXRAD radar

  • METARs

  • TAFs

  • AIRMETs

  • SIGMETs

  • Winds and temps aloft

  • PIREPs

  • NOTAMs

  • TFRs

Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries currently provide ADS-B weather? 2017-02-02T16:57:03+00:00

The United States is currently providing weather services using the 978MHz(UAT) frequency.

Why can’t I receive weather data on the ground at my home field? 2017-03-23T21:34:09+00:00

The FAA ground stations are designed to provide optimal service to in-flight aircraft.  Weather reception will vary by location but most of our users report weather data reception between 500′-1500′ AGL.  The FAA provides an ADS-B coverage map as a reference.

Does pingBuddy meet the 2020 ADS-B mandate? 2017-02-02T17:12:24+00:00

No, pingBuddy 2 is an ADS-B receiver.  The 2020 mandate requires ADS-B transmit capablity.  Learn more at the FAA ADS-B website.

How do I power PingBuddy? 2017-03-23T21:34:09+00:00

PingBuddy 2 can be powered using any 5V micro USB power source. Existing USB chargers in aircraft or portable USB batteries work equally well.

Does PingBuddy 2 have a GPS or AHRS? 2017-02-02T17:24:12+00:00

No, PingBuddy 2 is an ADS-B receiver. It utilizes the GPS in your Android or iOS device. If your device does not have an integrated GPS an external Bluetooth or GPS dongle is required.