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Technical Support / Re: Traffic Screen Query
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:40:33 pm »
Noted and if I save to Dropbox then how do I play it back on Sky Demon?

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Technical Support / Re: Traffic Screen Query
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:01:28 am »
Ian

1.     Thanks for clarifying. I was indeed playing back a Track and not aware playback shows as an "F". I guess I will have to live with this as it is not feasible to disconnect the SDR dongle as all wired in behind my Console (my master switch also switches on the hidden PAW).

2.     Is there any way to play these Tracks back at home, rather than having to be next to or sitting in the plane to be close to my Pilot Aware unit. I can't seem to download these Track files to my iPad but can email them as attachments.

Gary

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Technical Support / Traffic Screen Query
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:43:56 am »
I attach a screenshot of my PAW Traffic page just after I landed yesterday early evening. Any idea why so many commercial jets only show an “F” under the Mode column. I thought that meant Flarm?

NB:  My set-up is Sky Demon with Pilot Aware Classic and a Flarm Classic mouse (made by LV Nav) plugged into the PAW. I also transmit uncertified ADSB via a Kanardia Horis 57.


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Technical Support / Re: Seeing PAW and ADSB from same plane
« on: August 29, 2018, 01:02:58 am »
Ok problem solved in that the other pilot did have different Hex codes and he has now corrected it. I checked this on my Sky Demon and indeed now showing him without the duplicate. However, he thinks a PAW upgrade may have reset the Hex code, as he was confident he had put the correct one in both his transponder and PAW?

 

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Technical Support / Re: Seeing PAW and ADSB from same plane
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:33:00 pm »
I’ve asked the other pilot to check his Hex is the same on his PAW and ADSB and will report back once I hear from him.

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Technical Support / Seeing PAW and ADSB from same plane
« on: August 19, 2018, 06:58:06 am »
On an impromptu 6 x fixed-wing microlight fly-out on Friday, myself and one other had PAW and ADSB out installed. We both use it via Sky Demon. The problem was I was seeing two of him, almost superimposed on top of each other and each with his same call sign. It would seem I am therefore receiving his PAW and ADSB as two separate planes? Thoughts on what one (or both) of us need to do?

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Technical Support / Re: Flarm mouse
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:10:12 pm »
Ian Melville wrote: If you are in an area that is covered by OGN this is a far better solution? If not, can you get someone interested in ground installation?

Ian  - noted with thanks but by actually having Flarm means the gliders may see you, and also in a non OGN area you may still see and be seen by gliders.

NB:  Re a ground installation, I fly out of Plaistows just off junction 6 of the M1 and west of St Albans. We have the Luton zone to north and Heathrow to south. As such have never seen a glider venture to our vicinity. The nearest gliders are based at the London Gliding Club on north west of the Luton zone but they are already covered by their own OGN.

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Technical Support / Flarm mouse
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:23:05 am »
A 9 month old spare Flarm mouse was going at less than half price so I bought it and just yesterday  added it to my (excellent) Pilot Aware set-up. This was primarily so gliders can now see me, but also to pick up gliders when not in an OGN area. I use Sky Demon.

1.   The Flarm GPS spends most of time saying zero satellite fixes unlike my Pilot Aware GPS extension mouse which had a more or less perfect record at fixing on satellites. Having looked at these forums am I correct in thinking I can simply re-plug in my Pilot Aware GPS extension mouse and Pilot Aware will automatically use that for GPS and ignore the GPS on the Flarm mouse?

2.   If I am in an OGN area I assume I wont see a duplicate glider (one from the Flarm and one from the OGN) but can anyone clarify?

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Technical Support / SOLVED: Sky Demon - connectivity screen query
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:19:21 am »
The Pilot Aware manual states Sky Demon should be set to "Live Data When Planning". I see Sky Demon also has the option "Live Data When Planning And Flying"

Does it matter which one to choose and what is the difference?

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OGN-R PilotAware / Re: OGN-R map query
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:31:15 pm »
Quote
...... A banner on the PilotAware RADAR screen indicates if and how many OGN-R station are being received. No banner means no reception.


Does this banner also appear on the Pilot Aware radar you get when only using Sky Demon?

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OGN-R PilotAware / Re: OGN-R map query
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:26:48 am »
Thanks all:

1.      So looking at the OGN map with PW% (as I have pasted below) are you saying a Pilot Aware user flying over any area shaded green should be in range of a OGN-R ground station and will be sent position details of any glider/aircraft in the (same area?) using Flarm

2.      What are the criteria for what Flarm users are picked up in this way i.e in terms of distance - do they both have to be within the same OGN-R ground station?

3.      I have noticed when you go on the OGN Website you get the following key and what is the difference between the old stations and the 0.2.1 stations (I assume UP or DOWN simply means if currently functioning or not?: .....Blue icons represent UP old stations, Mauve ones DOWN. Green is 0.2.1 or above and UP, Red is DOWN new.

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Technical Support / Re: Transponder interrogation query
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:31:48 am »
Thanks for helpful replies

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OGN-R PilotAware / OGN-R map query
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:31:57 pm »
Is it possible to see graphically just the UK ground stations (I assume OGN-R) that Pilot Aware can actually receive secondary FLARM from. I saw on the Pilot Aware website www.pilotaware.com/ogn that there is a link to the OGN range tool. This link advises to put "PW%" into "Show All". I thought I did this and got the graphic display that I have (hopefully) attached here. You will see it shows lots of green balloons and some red and purple ballooons and a couple of blue balloons

I couldn't readily work out which of these are transmitting the FLARM data to Pilot Aware and would be grateful if someone could clarify and also what each colour code means as the map doesn't seem to have a key on the side as to what each colour represents?

 

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Thank both - very helpful

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If a single plane is transmitting (1) Pi3 (2) Mode S and (3) ADS-B (likely uncertified ads-b)   then what would another Pilot Aware user see on their screen - presumably not 2 aircraft (pi3 + ads-b) and a proximity alert (mode s)

I couldn’t find this topic elsewhere and apologies if already covered

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