The Outernet software can be run either on a native Linux install, or within a virtual machine.
In order to follow this guide, you will need:
- RTL-SDR USB dongle
- LNA (low noise amplifier)
- Patch antenna
- Internet connection
- Basic familiarity with the Linux command line shell
The RTL-SDR radio dongle, LNA, and antenna, can be purchased through Outernet either individually or as a kit.