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Technical Support / Re: PAW audio to Trig radio
« on: January 28, 2024, 05:27:09 pm »
I'm quoting elsewhere from one of the internal PAW people, the sound levels on the Raspberry Pi are low level because it's an educational targeted system, and the idea is to avoid damaging young people's hearing via overly high audio levels.

However, the audio alerts that come from the iPad running SD having nothing to do with the level set in the PAW, as I understand it, the audio alerts that SD gives are derived from the data stream from the PAW, and are set in the SD software, as are alerts for airspace.

Maybe this is the problem, and now with an amplifier will be the solution.

There is something wrong with the audio set up if an amplifier is needed for everything. Have you also turned up the volume on the iPad BT output to maximum? You may have to go up past a warning for higher volumes and ear damage?

Technical Support / Re: PAW audio to Trig radio
« on: January 28, 2024, 09:47:13 am »
From what I can see it should be simple enough, as I understand the PAW outputs via bluetooth, so I have plugged a bluetooth receiver into my noise reducing headset, which is paired to my iPad, when I play music on my iPad the sound comes through no problem.
However NO audio can be detected on the iPad, for broadcast to me.

Have you paired the iPad with the PAW? Is this actually possible (Apple limits BT protocols allowed), and if done, will the iPad stream the received audio to the headset?

I'm questioning how the 3.5mm jack is wired, and if the ground is actually effective enough...

How many Bluetooth connections can your headset receiver support? I've seen receivers that will support more than one, in which case the second option is pair the PAW with the headset BT receiver directly as a second device...

Third possibility & my preferred option - if you are running Skydemon on the iPad, and the iPad is connected to the PAW and receiving traffic, then simply turn on the traffic alerts in Skydemon. That way you can have airspace alerts and trafic alerts from the same place, and you already know that BT from the iPad to the headset is working.

Technical Support / Re: PilotAware seems to not be transmitting
« on: January 17, 2024, 01:45:09 pm »
I guess that with the wrong ICAO code I have been displaying to others but with the wrong ID. 

Yes, so you would have been safe, but just wrongly identified...

Technical Support / Re: Huawei-E3372-325
« on: January 17, 2024, 01:34:28 pm »
I am hoping to use the spare power slot in the Anker charger adapter with a USB extension cable to mount the dongle in an appropriate location to get the best reception.

I think you'll find that PilotAware recommends that you don't share the Anker adaptor with any other devices, I can't find a reference to it quickly, but I'm sure it's the case.

Someone with  more in depth knowledge may be along soon...

Technical Support / Re: Huawei-E3372-325
« on: January 16, 2024, 09:41:50 pm »
There is a reply here from Lee (in another thread) explaining that these USB dongles draw too much current and are not a good idea:,2347.msg24314.html#msg24314

I'd get something else that does not need to plug into a PAW USB port.


Technical Support / Re: PilotAware seems to not be transmitting
« on: January 11, 2024, 01:05:28 pm »
Did you check for the right protocol on Vector? It seem like you flew one day in December as there is a day's worth of ADS-B trace, but no PAW for the same day.

Double check on the config page that the ICAO code is correct.

If it is, then download the tracklog for those two flights from the PAW. This will prove reception.

You can analyse these on Playback and check that you've got the right times for the Vector scan.

Then check the same time periods for your ICAO code in Playback using the ground stations option.

If the ICAO code is incorrect, check the incorrect ICAO code for function in Vector.

Some have reported that ICAO code has changed after updates. I have only seen this once.

I've got a 4G cellular dongle plugged into the Classic on a USB. The Dongle has an external pad antenna connected by two cables.
It's signal to start with was really consistent but it seems to be dropping out a bit lately. Works better across the channel than here.

I, too, have the capability with my 4G dongle of having external antennas but found it made no difference to 4G reception if they were used or not. It was pointed out to me (buried deep in one of the threads on this forum) that the external antennas were only used for the WIFI signal from the dongle to the receiving device (iPad, PAW iGrid etc) and had nothing to do with receiving 4G signals.

I think it depends on the dongle. I've been able to get big improvements in 4G signal using external antennas...


It would be really good to see where the traffic is coming from?......maybe an extra column on the Traffic Page showing where each contact is coming from?

Currently I can have a screen full and I don't know what's working and what isn't, what's coming from where.
Antenna, ground station, Atom, iGrid.....

Isn't it this attached, column circled in blue? It says where the ping is coming from?

1090 unavailable 183856 (+0), is the SDR/USB cable fully seated in the USB slot? Is that USB slot configured correctly? Is the antenna cable connected?

Technical Support / Re: Rosetta / Sky Demon / uAvionix AV-30 combo
« on: December 19, 2023, 09:39:09 pm »
Looks like the picture has been cropped. Have you checked that there are no limits set in the PAW?

For memory where you use the PAW to supply traffic info to another device you leave the limits full out on the PAW and then do the limiting on the target device.

Someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly...

Have you ever considered how much time tinkerers, like you, take up in having to reply to unnecessary queries, brought about because you can’t just simply turn it in and allow it to do it’s job?.
This rant coming after the intended setup is complete, only increases the satisfaction.

You already showed unmistakable signs of functional illiteracy with the previous judgemental post, leaving only a stale smell as if coming from the past, only I was kind enough to avoid putting a spotlight on them earlier.

The use of the phrase, "only increases the satisfaction" seems to imply some sort of taunt.

Then you accuse someone of "functional illteracy". This is a personal attack, which is not what this sort of forum is for, IMO.

It all work perfectly, except... Skydemon for some weirdness of their own can't see Rosetta.

Is the router function on? I'm guessing not, as it only appears when the second wlan is there...

Might not be needed as you may be on the same subnet...

If you can open a terminal app in Android, can you ping from it? Or can you see the phone's IP address on the WiFi? Select the i next to the wireless network for info on the phone...

Technical Support / Re: Loss of PAW 860-band transmission
« on: November 17, 2023, 05:52:06 pm »
At the Bristol Strut meeting last week Ashley suggested that the SD card may have problems so I am about to try out a new one.

This would be a good idea - a fresh card with new firmware, but before that take a screenshot of your settings on your phone.

Even if it is not the solution, it helps by the process of elimination.

Technical Support / Re: Power socket on Rosetta
« on: November 17, 2023, 05:49:05 pm »
Couldn’t get my power lead to work today, works ok if I hold it in place but then as soon as let go to natural plug in position of lead it loses power, tried another lead same thing so does anyone know if there’s a fix for this or is the whole unit u/s,

The are fixes for this but they are for the technically gifted, they involve soldering to fix the damaged micro USB if it's that or injecting the +5V via another part of the device.

I'd pick up the phone or email PAW support if I were you...

General Discussion / Re: Aircraft Flying Backwards
« on: November 09, 2023, 09:34:48 pm »
Is the firmware in his SE up to date? Is your PAW firmware up to date?

Has he got a transponder?

If his SE hasn't got GPS location it will not transmit...

If you mate is happy with SE then maybe best leave him be...

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