Fake GPS with a HackRF One

With the HackRF One it is posible to send a fake GPS signal to other devices.

You need the following parts:
– HackRF One (can also be a Chinese clone)
– External TCXO (as GPS needs high precision)
– Antenna (best is a dedicated GPS antenna)
– GNU Radio and HackRF tools

sudo apt install gnuradio libhackrf0 hackrf libhackrf-dev

Check if you see 0x01 with (means TXCO is installed):

hackrf_debug --si5351c -n 0 -r

1. Download the GPS-SDR-SIM software

git clone https://github.com/osqzss/gps-sdr-sim.git

2. Compile it


3. Get the current satellite positions from NASA
Download from ftp://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gnss/data/daily/ the current file under brdc and copy it to the folder GPS-SDR-SIM.
(Be patient, the website seems to be unreachable from time to time)
You can automate this with this script (inside an .sh file):

day=$(date +%j)
year=$(date +%Y)
yr=$(date +%y)

wget "ftp://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gnss/data/daily/$year""/brdc/brdc""$day""0.$yr""n.Z"

uncompress "brdc""$day""0.$yr""n.Z"
echo "brdc""$day""0.$yr""n.Z"

4. Generate the signal file with the static position (coordinates) you want to send

./gps-sdr-sim -b 8 -e YOUR_BRDC_FILE_HERE -l 40.812800,-60.005900,100

5. Send the signal

sudo hackrf_transfer -t gpssim.bin -f 1575420000 -s 2600000 -a 1 -x 0

You can also generate routes in the form of an NMEA file with the Labsat simulator: https://www.labsat.co.uk/index.php/en/free-gps-nmea-simulator-software

More information: https://github.com/osqzss/gps-sdr-sim
Please use this responsively. Bear in mind that it can have an impact on other devices if you send it outside a closed circuit.