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General Discussion / Re: Pilot Aware Vector Tool not showing Mode S
« on: January 27, 2022, 07:30:00 am »

I have had the new PAW software since Jan and ensured the correct Hex was saved yesterday. I then flew to Turweston with someone following in his plane. I was still showing backwards on his Sky Demon at times.

My Funke is now already in the box ready to DHL it to Germany (the £45 courier charge included £3k of insurance). Hopefully the SW upgrade may cure this issue !!

General Discussion / Re: Pilot Aware Vector Tool not showing Mode S
« on: January 26, 2022, 09:40:03 pm »
Hi Peter

I actually have a TRT800H (LED version) with SW version 5.3. I am being lent an older one (the TRT800) by LX Avionics. I am sending mine back to Germany now to upgrade, so it will then also transmit speed and direction.

I confirm I am already using PAW 20220101 and upgraded at the beginning of the year, using Neil Hatthaway's excellent updater app.

Kind rgds


General Discussion / Re: Pilot Aware Vector Tool not showing Mode S
« on: January 26, 2022, 08:57:41 pm »

1.    My PAW Rosetta had indeed reset to FAEA32 (as you explained, the Rosetta default Hex Code). I put in my correct Hex code into PAW and flew today and saw this evening that the PAW VECTOR tool is once again beginning to show PAW output , so thank you for that.

2.    I am sending my Funke for a SW upgrade to enable it to also report speed and direction (and not just position). I am hoping this will (1) stop other PAW users seeing my microlight facing backwards or sideways on Sky Demon (2) allow Sky Echo users to see my ADSB, which someone suggested may work, without needing to also pay to upgrade my GPS to certified.

PS    Does anyone know what to input in a TRT800 transponder. LX Avionics based at Turweston have very generously lent me this while my own Funke is being upgraded. What great service! The manual (see below) states the Hex + 2 digit AC aircraft category + Flight ID. Any idea if we need this 2 digit AC indentifier here in UK and what would it be for a microlight?



General Discussion / Re: Pilot Aware Vector Tool not showing Mode S
« on: January 25, 2022, 11:02:27 am »

That is great and many thanks. I will check/update tomorrow and report back  :)


General Discussion / Re: Pilot Aware Vector Tool not showing Mode S
« on: January 25, 2022, 05:48:27 am »
Hi Peter

1. The last 5 digits are AEA32

2.  I received a new PAW key on 26th Sept 2021. I thought I entered that and also thought I upgraded the SW. I will check both tomorrow and report back

Many thanks


General Discussion / Pilot Aware Vector Tool not showing Mode S
« on: January 24, 2022, 06:42:47 pm »
I have a Rosetta with a Flarm mouse plugged into it and feeding into Sky Demon. I also have a Funke transponder that transmits Modes S and uncertified ADSB. I have noticed the PAW Vector tool shows a strong signal for my Flarm and ADSB but zero signal for PAW and Mode S? I have checked four other plane HEX codes that I know transmit PAW and Mode S. While these show PAW, none of them show Mode S either? Any idea?

Not sure if related to above, but flying back from Sandown on Saturday with 3 other planes (all of us with PAW) one pilot could see two of me on his Sky Demon. See two red planes on below (both me). The real "me" directly behind in his 6 o'clock but also doppelgänger me some way off in his 4 o'clock . Recently I have also noticed I sometimes see myself twice on Sky Demon with my doppelgänger in my 6 o'clock lagging slightly behind "me"? It would be good to understand what is going on and how to stop it.

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: May 03, 2021, 04:01:56 pm »
In the threads to this post both Lee and Peter mentioned a software upgrade and Peter also mentioned this latest PAW version was 20201101. Using Neil Hathaway’s updater App, I am all ready to upgrade when I next go to airfield. However:

1.  I cant find any document on this Forum or the PAW website describing what changes or improvements the upgrade makes. Is there one and where would I find it?

2.  I dont recall ever receiving an email from PAW notifying there was a software upgrade available. Was one circulated? I am asking simply to make sure I dont miss these in the future.

3.  I currently have version 20200906 installed. Have I therefore missed any other upgrades between this and latest version  20201101?

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: May 02, 2021, 02:13:52 pm »
OK, so I finally moved the PAW GPS mouse from glued underneath and behind the fibreglass console  shelf to now sitting on top of it, so the only thing between the GPS and the sky is my large bubble canopy. Total 100% improvement. Pilot aware on Sly Demon now fires up immediately every time and never get the “GPS signal lost” any more.

Thanks all for suggestions  :)

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: April 17, 2021, 10:51:46 am »
Very helpful - ok 70 odd panel screws to undo and then redo - to get to the GPS to move it - but sounds like it has got to be done. Will then report back!

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: April 17, 2021, 09:28:56 am »
Thanks Lee.

1.   You mention below if software it would be seen across every device. That is what is happening (i.e. showing on both my iPad and iPhone at same time). .

2. This message occurred when radio was not being used

3.  Will send the Track later

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: April 17, 2021, 06:39:35 am »
Flying today and “GPS SIGNAL LOST” message again at 2000 feet, on one of the 5 or so occasions when the pilot aware GPS failed on a 40 minute flight. Before lockdown it was far less flakey. I therefore can’t help thinking software upgrades not hardware are causing this. I have not yet tried moving the pilot aware mouse so it is still positioned underneath the fibreglass that sits on top of the console.

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: April 14, 2021, 06:42:48 am »
Thanks all and Peter is correct with the photo showing my pilot aware GPS mouse glued under fibreglass. On flights yesterday from Herts to Norfolk Coast (reaching upto 5000 feet) i was still intermittently losing GPS signals. I have the PAW mouse tucked under the fibreglass for aesthetics to keep my cockpit neater but think I will bite the bullet and reposition the mouse inside the cockpit but now on top of the same fibreglass. It will then have same “sky view” as the ipad with its internal GPS (which always works 100%)

Will then report back

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: April 08, 2021, 01:56:19 pm »
1.    I attach a snapshot of my PAW home screen. This was taken yesterday, just when SD was hanging with the "GPS Signal Lost" message . I can see the bottom line GPS signal on the attached
       snapshot is orange and I wonder if that is significant. Is it informing that PAW can see 8 satellites but is only using 3. I would add when running SD using the iPad internal Location Services
      (GPS) it aways always works seamlessly and SD never ever hangs with a "GPS Signal Lost" message, never!
2.    Despite the above glitch, which happened just after takeoff, SD using Pilot Aware was more stable yesterday than a few days earlier. On a 40 minute flght it was generally stable but there
       were still about 4 times when it glitched and I got the "GPS Signal Lost".



iPad mini 5         IOS13.7 (will bite the bullet and finally upgrade tonight to 14.4.2)
iPhone 12           IOS14.4.2
PAW classic        20200906   (will upgrade to 20201101 next time at airfield)
SD - iPad 
SD - iPhone
FLARM               7.01

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« on: April 06, 2021, 12:45:00 am »
Thanks Steveu and Peter - I will upgrade and check the points you both mentioned and report back - the GPS is the one that PAW supply that connects by a cable to the PAW unit. I did wonder if the connection had worked loose - on my Eurostar it is a 50 or so screw panel that I have to undo to get access to check

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