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Technical Support / Re: Transponder Aerial
« Last Post by exfirepro on January 28, 2020, 11:23:35 pm »

You would get away with cutting a PAW 1090 whip (the type supplied with the ‘Classic), down to 69mm after which it would almost certainly fit on the coaming. As the 1090 side is RX only, It doesn’t need a ground plane - just watch for the base magnets if near the compass (or remove them).

There is a thread here, though some of the photos seem to have disappeared...,438.msg5661.html#msg5661

Hope this helps.


Technical Support / Re: Transponder Aerial
« Last Post by drvale on January 28, 2020, 09:59:52 pm »
Thanks for quick response. thought that may be the case!  I do have a centre feed dipole aerial from the shop but no where to locate it easily to keep it vertical (even with its short length) unless its internal to the wood wing and that is a nightmare. A fuel tank and Lycoming would preclude the most obvious location and if placed in the rear fuselage the only accessible spot that is vertical is just below the rear fuel tank. Horizontal would be fine but of course that is really going to limit signal strength. It maybe that ADS-B is strong enough to cope with this on a short range i.e. 20 Nm but I don't know. Adding another external aerial is an option but us Falco chaps are very concerned in adding drag to our fast flying machines.
Technical Support / Re: Transponder Aerial
« Last Post by Admin on January 28, 2020, 07:39:31 pm »
Connecting to your transponder antenna, will destroy the receiver in an instant
What about using the internal antenna its a dipole and pretty small
Technical Support / Transponder Aerial
« Last Post by drvale on January 28, 2020, 07:21:52 pm »
I might be being a little dense here!
I have had a PAW from nearly the word GO and it has worked fine except the Transponder receiver aerial is located in one of the few vertical positions in the cockpit (its a Falco and everything is curved or has large chunks of metal or fuel tanks in the way to obstruct signals). This results in some blind spots, I also have had for a while a Garrecht VY-01 Transponder with ADS-B output and external aerial linked to an MGL EFIS, again has worked fine.
Question is: Is there any reason why I cannot T a BNC connector into my Transponder aerial and connect to the PAW as well (with of course suitable connectors). I realise the Garrecht outputs a thunk through the aerial but as it also receives and the aerial is external then it may give me a better reception.
I have explored putting the aerial in the wing but this is heading towards the 'too hard tray'.
Have looked through the forum and cannot see this topic having been raised before.
General Discussion / PilotAware and ADSB-out
« Last Post by Keithvinning on January 26, 2020, 05:57:19 pm »
PilotAWare and ADSB-out

The subject of why PilotAware Ltd does not invest and produce an ADSB-out module for the award-winning PilotAware range has been raised again on a certain forum.

So to remind everyone why this is so, we have produced the following paper to let you all know why we and others do not do this.

Feel free to distribute this further to anyone is similarly interested.


Technical Support / Re: No Hotspot
« Last Post by exfirepro on January 24, 2020, 05:04:42 pm »
Hi Graham,

Yes - but if you remove the dongles, you ‘might’ get away with using a decent android charger - as near to 2amps as possible. (The dongles aren’t needed to do the reset). Alternatively, you could try a USB power pack if you have (or can borrow) one.


Technical Support / Re: No Hotspot
« Last Post by Gramac on January 24, 2020, 04:27:11 pm »
Thanks Peter,

Will it need to be connected to a power supply when the HDMI cable is inserted ? If so I may be struggling in the house as I’ve not got a power source.


Technical Support / Re: No Hotspot
« Last Post by exfirepro on January 24, 2020, 02:57:45 pm »

From previous Forum correspondence with Graham, his PAW is a Rosetta - so there is NO WiFi dongle as the WiFi is (as you know) onboard.


Obviously no point in asking for screenshots if you can’t connect to the PAW.

There is a factory reset, but it requires you to connect your PAW to a monitor (or TV) using an HDMI cable and also connect a USB keyboard.

WARNING: If the reset doesn’t cure the problem, your only resort is to carry out a ‘Full Overwrite Reformat’ of the microSD card and download and re-install a fresh copy of the latest software. You will also need to re-enter your current Licence Key and all your configuration settings

If you wan’t to give it a try...

After connecting the monitor and keyboard, power up the PAW and be ready to follow the instructions below...

Powering up the PAW will bring up a rainbow ‘splash’ screen, followed fairly quickly by a screen with the instruction ‘To enter setup hold down the ‘Shift’ Key’ (on the attached keyboard). Doing this brings up a control screen with several icons at the top, plus a software entry for...


If you also have a USB mouse connected, click ‘Install’, otherwise click ‘i’ on the keyboard followed -once the confirmation box appears - by ‘Enter’ to confirm the request and begin the reset.

PilotAware will then revert and reinstall the original software version on the card.

This will take at least 15 to 20 minutes, during which time you must NOT power down the unit or attempt any other keyboard inputs.

At the end of this period, you will see a small confirmation box..

OS(es) Installed Successfully

You need to click ‘Enter’ to acknowledge this, following which the PAW will reboot and if all is well, the Hotspot should appear on your tablet and you should be able to log in as normal.

Don’t forget to re-enter AND SAVE your Licence Key, then reconfigure and save your desired settings.

Sorry this is a bit long-winded, but I haven’t done it for a while, so have just run it on my own Rosetta to confirm before posting.

Best Regards


Technical Support / Re: No Hotspot
« Last Post by Gramac on January 24, 2020, 02:35:31 pm »
With other dongles in there is no hotspot available like usual. I will try with a HDMI connector later.


Technical Support / Re: No Hotspot
« Last Post by Ian Melville on January 24, 2020, 12:55:22 pm »
Other USB plug? That will be the WiFi dongle  ;) I think you will need that.

Can you, with WiFi dongle installed, see the PAW  Hotspot in the list of available networks?

The SD card can be reformatted and a fresh install done. I suppose that equates to a factory reset.

If you plug in a HDMI monitor and boot up, what do you see?

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