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Technical Support / Re: WiFi Dongle Replacement
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:20:56 pm »
Change the power supply for an Anker 1000 and the lead for a juicebitz one with 20 AWG thickness



Technical Support / Re: Upgrading the Rosetta GNSS dongle
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:12:50 pm »
Take the unit outside it needs time to collect the satellite data
after that it will be OK

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Memory corruption or SDR aerial fault?
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:45:01 pm »
The perceived wisdom was that having a short coaxial cable between the RTLSDR and the Pi was good so an active USB cable would the trick.  I have done this at my site and it works well. However, for new sites, I use HDF 400 or RG 8 coax cable proven to work up to 16 Metres and give good service.

The advantage of this is that the system is passive all the way up to the antenna. Also using N-type connectors is easier to fabricate.



Latest News / Mode-S/3D Software Update by Pre Loaded Card
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:50:32 am »
The latest Mode-S/3D software is packed with new features including the ability to see Mode-S targets as a target with a bearing using MLAT. This release requires a new operating system and kernel so a full manual software download is required. This can obviously be done by reformatting your existing disk (minimum 8GB) and downloading the new software free of charge from

However, this does require that you fully understand how to undertake a full overwrite reformat ON YOUR SPECIFIC COMPUTER using SD FORMATTER.

To help those that want a faster route to the latest software release we are now able to provide new 8GB disks with the software preloaded with step by step instructions on how to install this on your Rosetta so that you can quickly get going with all the new features.

These are now available from the accessories section of the Products Page on the website

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Memory corruption or SDR aerial fault?
« on: June 26, 2019, 11:32:19 am »
Ridders I will send you a PM to fix



I am being thick probably but the new software instructions talk about an SD card - but I cannot see where one is on my Rosetta - I bought it at White Waltham a few weekends ago after an excellent and compelling presentation - how do I upgrade the software on that box of tricks?

The latest software needs a manual Software Update because it has a new Operating System and Kernel. How to perform a manual Software update is described in the new PilotAware Knowledge Base.

Don't forget to record and save your Software license key and configuration as this needs to be reentered after a manual software update.

Next week a service to provide a new SD card with the software pre-loaded will be available.

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Ground stations latest software
« on: June 23, 2019, 09:39:13 pm »
Hi Iain

Yes, they need the latest software. This includes an auto update so once installed they will update when new software is available. We are in the process of getting all the OGN-R receivers upgraded by their owners. All new stations will, of course, have the new software installed.

Technical Support / Re: SD Software upgrade
« on: June 23, 2019, 09:33:28 pm »
Yup - gave up on a USB update, as I just couldnt get it to recognise a USB. Copied the new system onto a MicroSd that I'd used before in an old PAW - 10 minutes and once i'd entered the licence key, its all up and running....

Hi Harry

There is no USB (.pgp file) update for this release as we need to update both the Operating System and the Kernel which is not possible by .pgp file, so a manual update is required. Once you have installed 20190621 then FUTURE updates including the Operating system and Kernel will be achieved over the router as described in the new operating instructions for release 20190621.


Latest News / Re: Stop Press - Glideslope to Mode-S3D Launch
« on: June 22, 2019, 12:22:37 pm »
                                                       You Need Wait No More

We have set the ignition sequence and started the process for the release of the latest PilotAware Software 20190621 so all you early adopters start downloading.

This time it's a really fully packed release with the headline feature being Mode-S/3D that will allow you to join the extended trial and see Mode-S as a target with a bearing if you are up for it and close to an OGN-R rebroadcast with the MLAT latest software fitted. However, there are other new features including

Enhancements to Bearingless Targets
Reduction of WiFi Disconnects
Additional Flight Data Recording
Bluetooth Audio
Greater Configurability
Software, Operating System and Kernel Update over Ethernet
Faster Start-Up
Bug fixes and improvements

The new operating instructions are available at and a new Knowledge Base is under construction to make it easier to access information.

New Software (Manual Update Only) available at

We will be providing a service to supply an SD card with the New Software pre-flashed to make it easy for those that prefer this route.

Enjoy. After working long and hard we are off to the Fly-in at Sandown. Looking at Glider so are loads of other PAW users.


General Discussion / Re: Connecting to Dynon Skyview
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:41:16 am »

This sounds like the input impedance to the garmin is a mismatch.
This amplifier may give you a boost. It works ok with DC headsets when connected directly

Technical Support / Re: Anker powercore 20100 problem?
« on: June 14, 2019, 10:48:48 pm »
Give it a try and let us know


General Discussion / Re: Coming Update comment
« on: June 14, 2019, 10:44:38 pm »
Hi Bob
Thanks for your encouragement.
Its the whole team who also need to be thanked
It is very encouraging for me to know that EASA and others in Europe are very supportive of what we are all doing as you will all hear soon.
Sometimes head and brick wall come to mind but then we get encouraging posts like this from you.


Keith and the Team

Technical Support / Re: PAw bridge fail?
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:53:18 pm »
Hi Neil
Has the gps come out


Technical Support / Re: Anker powercore 20100 problem?
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:15:22 pm »
It also seems to be a combined minimum over all the ports on the Anker, as plugging in something into another port will wake them all, is that right?

Hi J

Yes that is correct one user has used an EBAY sourced MOOD LED to give a quiescent load which seemed to work

Thanks for your help on this


Latest News / Re: Important CAP1777 And Why We Should All Respond
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:11:35 pm »
Thanks to everyone who responded. We have an industry forum with the CAA in July so if you have anything that you want me to put forwards please post here



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