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OGN-R PilotAware / OGN Reporting glitch
« on: October 31, 2021, 09:14:03 am »
Was there a glitch in the system on Sat 30th at 10:32?

I got an email from each from my stations both being reported offline for 72 minutes and the same time slot. Unlikely to be the stations.


OGN-R PilotAware / 360 Radar contribution
« on: January 13, 2020, 07:52:15 am »
Trying to contact Phillip Lee as I think there may be an issue with my 360 Radar contribution from PWThame. I cannot find any details for him.

I have two stations built from the same image. PWEnstone is working fine according to the posted link by Iain, but not PWThame

I cannot access http://ognpaw.local:8082/, but the other ports are OK. Is this indicative of an issue? I am getting traffic from 360Radar. but not sure how to check that the uplinked contributions are being sent?


General Discussion / Aircrew Traffic Display
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:05:21 pm »
The website now says available to order from 29th Oct  :)

OGN-R PilotAware / OGN/R coverage map
« on: September 04, 2019, 10:35:54 pm »
Is there a way to display this?
OGNRange fails to do this if you use the PW% string. Pretty sure it used to work.


OGN-R PilotAware / OGN-R VRS Server
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:08:47 pm »
Is there a way to add a database of registrations to this server? Getting a lot of blank spaces which reduces its usefulness. I know I can hide the blanks, but that is not the point.


OGN-R PilotAware / Latest version 20190327 and vrs
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:10:56 pm »
On Monday25th  I reported that VRS was not showing altitude or callsigns for FLARM and PAW traffic. Since the above update I can now see altitude, but still no callsigns.
No feedback received on my email.


OGN-R PilotAware / Traffic uploaded
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:11:27 pm »
I had an interesting flight on the 23rd June. I was Pax so could spend some time monitoring the PAW. In particular I was interested in how the Enstone OGN-R ground station performed. There was a contact immedialy after take off that stood out. I am not sure if the display is right or wrong?
I was alerted to a bearingless target with a G flag (see first attachment), which I though odd as all uploads shoud have a position. I spotted the aircraft passing behind up and it was an Augusta A109, not a glider. First suspision was that his mode S was not programmed correctly, so took a screen shot of the traffic page (second attachment). In post flight analysis you can see that there were a number of other aircraft including this one, that the call sign is just 'G'. They have no distance, so mode C/S, yet have PilotAware P flag!
Before Lee asks for it, the log file is here  :o

Are these retransmitted OGN-R traffic or has something gone awre?

Oh, P1, who had been interested in a practical demo of PAW, ordered a Rosetta that night  :)

OGN-R PilotAware / OGN Status
« on: July 04, 2018, 05:07:42 pm »
I have seen messages in the past that the OGN network is not funtioning as people would expect. There have also been doubts of it's long term future which concerns me a bit.

This week I registered with their Google Group and Wiki so that I could add my two stations and I have not exactly been impressed with the state of things. Now today it would seem that most stations are 'off air', including my own, when they seem to be very much alive. Having received an email on the 2nd of July that the servers were overloaded and two more were brought on line, I though things would improve.

The question I have is whether the OGN-R stations hear the FLARM traffic and re-broadcast to PAW equiped aircraft in range regardless of what is happening with their network and servers? Tracking on the inertnet is a bonus and not the reason why OGN-R was set up.

OGN-R PilotAware / P3i Antenna performance
« on: June 03, 2018, 10:43:07 pm »
I have had Enstone running for a  week now, and am very disapointed in the coverage given by the P3i antenna.

It's difficult to judge with low PAW traffic over the last week, but it seems that PWWilmcot has better coverage of Enstone area ??? Traffic overflying Enstone is seen by this station but not PWEnstone.

Extension lead is 10m of RG8X and using the standared 869.5Mhz End fed dipole supplied with PAW Kit. I have tried two antenna, and even made up a second extension with exactly the same results. Cables check out for shorts and poor connections etc. Range seems to be no more than a few KM.

Swapped the end fed dipole for the 'Tuned Low Profile Antenna' and performance is slightly better, but still not good enough.(still on it now)

Am I doing something wrong? I could shorten the extension by a few meters, but this feels to be so far out of what was expected. What does PWWilmcot have that I don't  :)

Range for the FLARM is good, in fact very good to the South and South West. Both antenna seem to show a bias in this direction, which was a supprise to me.

OGN-R PilotAware / OGN-R Host Name
« on: May 25, 2018, 11:22:07 am »
Running the config script, we are prompted with the option to change the host name. There is no mention of this in the set up guides and unsure if this should be left as ognpaw?

I ask because if you rename it, you get a message saying Unable to resolve host abcdefg when the services restart.

On sites with two OGN-R to get better coverage, they may be on the same network, so it seems logical to be able to change it?

OGN-R PilotAware / OGN Station Status
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:54:21 am »
Hi folks,
I seem to recall there was a website with a map, where you could see the status of each OGN station by clicking on on the station. Out would pop a 'balloon with the up time, temp and software version. I cannot seem to find it now.

I am after the temperature of mine so I can see the effect of putting it in an IP67 case.

General Discussion / Visitor to Enstone 9 Dec
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:28:41 pm »
Long shot, but the C172? That visited Enstone today with a PAW onboard

You have default settings for the hex code and call sign

OGN-R PilotAware / OGN update of existing station
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:04:03 am »
I was wondering why I was not getting a response to my issue with OGN update, no I see my posting has disappeared, so I am not sure what has happened here?

Trying to update my existing station without wiping the SD card. The process starts off OK with the download and extract, but then I cannot install the update. see attachment for error. Is it the script, or have I done something wrong?

General Discussion / New Forum Members
« on: August 11, 2017, 04:15:34 pm »
Is someone having issues registering new forum members? Not sure who manages the forum now?

When I go to and try to download the Latest PAW operating instructions  I get

The page you are looking for is no longer here, or never existed in the first place (bummer). You can try searching for what you are looking for using the form below. If that still doesn't provide the results you are looking for, you can always start over from the home page

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