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OGN-R PilotAware / Re: OGNPAW took too long to respond
« on: May 22, 2023, 10:50:28 am »
Solved - network reset. There was some sort of bottleneck which was found by pinging the router.

Technical Support / Re: WiFi repeatedly connecting/disconnecting
« on: May 22, 2023, 10:48:25 am »
There is a lot of relevant discussion here:,2305.0.html

Any more thoughts or suggestions of what I should try?

A skyecho has a vso setting
Anything less than this and it will not emit a position report
Can you check its setting

Does the CAP1391 have the setting for flying/not flying enabled? I think the default may be 10 knots to switch over? Been a while since I looked...

Technical Support / Re: Waiting for device
« on: May 14, 2023, 02:30:54 pm »
Android has a habit of doing this when any power/battery saving options are enabled
Try disabling

Ditto data saving or compression...

Technical Support / Re: Waiting for device
« on: May 12, 2023, 09:20:02 pm »
Is there an issue if the tablet is connected to a Wifi network with no Internet access? Newer versions of Android can rear up about this.

Does the tablet have a problem with connecting to open networks?

Both things to Google for with your particular model.

You can remove the open networks theory by setting a password for the PAW Wifi, then if it makes no difference, clearing it again.

Do you have Internet access/iGrid?

Tablet firmware/Android fully up to date?

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Intermittent ATOM screen
« on: May 02, 2023, 02:41:30 pm »
Hi Steve,

Not sure what you mean by different life experiences?

I have to use a WiFi link, otherwise I would have to dig a 100 metre trench to lay a cable to reach the barn where the OGN-R station is set up. Removing the power line adapters takes out another possible bottleneck in the current link.



You got rid of the powerline adaptors, what did you replace that part of the network with?

3) GDBOD is another aircraft that was just next to GNXOE. It is a club aircraft that also normally has a CAP1391 onboard, also was parked and completely shut down, so I am very reluctant to agree that something was not right with the transponder as both aircraft were definitely off completely. I need to see if I can reproduce the issue myself, but I don't have a 1391 device available, so need to ask someone.

The most common CAP1391 device is the SkyEcho 2, it is totally autonomous, and if not specifically shut down on the power button on the front of it, it will stay up and not go off with aircraft power. It will then stay up until the battery goes flat, 12 hours?

Hi all,

Recently was trying to watch some aircraft through PAW while on the ground and noticed a strange thing - couple aircraft that I know for sure had an ADS-B out CAP1391 devices on (and no Mode S transponder as one was actually parked) were showing up as bearingless. What could be the reason for it? I believe they were showing normal after take off…

Do you mean no mode S as not fitted, or no mode as not flying/in standby?

Does the CAP1391 have the setting for flying/not flying enabled? I think the default may be 10 knots to switch over? Been a while since I looked...

General Discussion / Re: Best settings to reduce clutter
« on: April 21, 2023, 09:52:31 am »
Attached is current settings. Would be interested in comments from fellows who have had there's a while and have a happy balance.

Couldn't see an attachment. If I go to the strip today I'll post some settings. I use the PAW settings to reduce audio alerts.

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Intermittent ATOM screen
« on: April 20, 2023, 10:18:11 pm »
I've got rid of the powerline adapters, relocated the router/bridge in the house and put up a hi-gain 2.4GHz panel aerial on the barn for the wi-fi link. Next job when I get a chance is to sort-out the 5V regulator to get rid of the undervoltage reported by the Pi. Hopefully that will sort out my problem, but I've noticed we get complete loss of our wi-fi signal fairly regularly which I believe may be down to "something" interfering, possibly from the Holbeach air weapons range a few miles north of here. I'll have to fire up the Spectrum Analyser and see what I can find.

We obviously have very different life experiences but I'd choose Powerline over WiFi any time...

General Discussion / Re: Enhancement Requests
« on: April 12, 2023, 10:41:43 am »
I'd like to suggest an enhancement to make Bluetooth more user friendly.

On the Radar screen, add another tick box marked BT or Bluetooth.

When this box is ticked, a number of things appear bottom right of the same screen.

There's a small status indicator to say if BT is connected.

There are buttons for up, down and mute for BT volume.

If space was a problem, the you'd stick with status and mute.

I realise that the necessary under the hood may not exist for these controls yet, but it can be controlled on the Pi, from my research.

This would get around the fact that the 3.5mm jack out of the Pi is often "dirty", and has low level interference on it in some installations.

Using a ground isolator results in a signal level drop that makes the audio too low level to be used... so it has to be boosted. That requires an active component.

Using BT gets around any earthing or interference pick up problems. It also makes for easy connection to any intercom with Bluetooth without getting into connector, balanced/unbalanced  and level rabbit holes...

Technical Support / Rosetta and USB hub?
« on: April 12, 2023, 10:06:04 am »
For those running out of USB ports, where only data is being used, does the Rosetta software support a USB hub, or would this confuse the configuration?

Could it, in future?

OGN-R PilotAware / OGNPAW took too long to respond
« on: April 12, 2023, 10:03:30 am »
I'm getting this message occasionally when using a kiosk Pi to browse the ATOM and look at in turn, Radar, METAR and XCWeather pages.

The kiosk Pi gets turned on then left on whilst we are at the strip.

The XCWeather page always shows, so the LAN and Internet connections are working.

Sometimes the Radar and/or METAR pages load as normal, and sometimes I get this.

The pages are rotated on a 45 second basis.

Is there an issue here that can be fixed?

Technical Support / Re: Ghosting again
« on: March 28, 2023, 10:07:12 am »
Suggestion for Dynon users - there is a screen dump function.

For Skyview, it involves having a USB stick in the USB port used for software updates.

With Skyview, and the stick in place, pressing buttons 2 and 7 simultaneously puts a screen dump on the stick, with messages confirming the capture is taking place, and when finished.

Not sure about others, but worth checking.

For diagnostics, set the sampling rate for all parameters to 1 or 2 seconds.

This can be useful for engine diagnostics.

Apologies for slight off topic, but will help Dynon users.

I think the continuous audio alerts gives the game away as a genuine ghost.

Need to double check the ICAO code in both the transponder and PAW.

I have seen a transponder with registration correctly set but ICAO code wrong.

Both ICAO codes must be a 100% match or there is a ghost.

Some people stop in the transponder once the call sign (G-ABCD) is set.

Probably wrong, but would rather be happy than right.



General Discussion / Re: 4G Router iGRID
« on: March 22, 2023, 06:42:54 pm »
Any mobile phone geeks know how to improve signal strength with something to get outside the metal aircraft with an antenna as described above?

A lot of the bigger stand alone 4G routers have reverse SMA connector so a lead can be taken to the smaller aerials than can be mounted elsewhere. Most aerials for mobile are huge, though - some research would be needed.

Plenty of ideas here:

Very nice!
Ive not found a dongle that can use external aerials? We are looking to get 4G signal as high and reliably possible.

I have a 4G small Mifi router that will take an external aerial, and some of the older USB Huawei ones could also take external antennas. The connector is very small and somewhat fragile.

This is not USB, but takes external aerials:

This is USB:

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