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General Discussion / ATOM coverage
« Last Post by neilmurg on April 16, 2021, 11:39:07 pm »
I flew from Blackbushe EGLK to Lands End EGHC today
I used Bluetooth to access the SD warnings generated from PAw, it was a bit quiet, but worked well. I wasn't in my usual plane so the hard wired PAw audio to Audio panel wasn't available. Apart from that the SD warnings worked well and they (or PAw warnings) are needed right now, there's a lot of GA and gliders. I only say ~30% of what I received, but the increased SA was great.
I checked regularly and it seemed like I was always in receipt of ATOM coverage, therefore also local QNH and METARs.
That was a big help when I decided on a diversion and precautionary stop
Technical Support / Re: Setting date and time and reading logs
« Last Post by Admin on April 15, 2021, 04:52:34 pm »

can you provide the exact messages you are referring to, and where you think they may be incorrect ?

Technical Support / Setting date and time and reading logs
« Last Post by a.alexeev.p on April 15, 2021, 12:52:56 pm »

I would like to take a PAW track and compare it accuracy against another device I have. I think I figured out how to read the logs, but got a few questions:

- There is AMSL altitude in the log, but how is it derived if local pressure on the day is never input? Or is there some smart GPS algorithm that does it?
- The date and time I see in the home page is very wrong - how can I set it and make sure it is correct to a second?

Thank you!
Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« Last Post by exfirepro on April 14, 2021, 08:19:30 am »
Thanks Gary,

I'm certain that will improve things - and certainly can't make anything worse.

Best Regards

Technical Support / Re: GPS Signal Lost
« Last Post by Gary Nelson 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: Ongoing power problems
« Last Post by Robin on April 12, 2021, 06:08:05 pm »
Hi Peter,

I've now sent an email to the support address you mentioned, so I'll wait to hear from Ash.


Technical Support / Re: Mode S and vector
« Last Post by Admin on April 12, 2021, 08:13:46 am »
We will resume the modeS reporting on vector, when we fully understand the data usage
OGN-R PilotAware / Re: ATOM Station Antennas
« Last Post by exfirepro on April 11, 2021, 10:31:53 pm »
Hi Paul,

All understood. I have still to get my own antennas moved outside. Permission received from SWMBO but recently starting to get comments like ‘I didn’t realise they were going to be that big’, so I might have to scale my ‘ideals’ back a bit. I’m still deliberating the best option.

Re taking the coax in, you can get some excellent roof vents designed to match into tiled and slated roofs. It should be fairly straightforward to fit one of these (or have one fitted) in place of a slate. It can be pre-drilled to provide fairly discreet coax access while maintaining the integrity of the roof. Ideally run the coax in from the outside, then cut to length and fit the connectors inside afterwards (if you can) to keep the hole sizes to the minimum. Alternatively, depending on construction, you can often manage to feed the cables up through under a slate. If you are using an aerial fitter they will have done it all before.


OGN-R PilotAware / Re: ATOM Station Antennas
« Last Post by PaulSS on April 11, 2021, 10:14:13 pm »
Thanks Peter  :)  Yes, I am considering how I can hide things behind chimney breasts etc but have bought some hardware and think it may be approved by The Ultimate Power. I'll need to mount the directional 4/5G antenna on the same mast (or else we're all buggered because there'll be no Internet) but my ATOM thingies will sit at the top, while the Mr Poynting will sit a little lower.

Now all I've got to figure out is getting all the coax cables under a slate tiled roof, while minimising the coax length. My box of ATOM tricks and my router will all end up living in the loft. Thank goodness for Google Mesh  ;D
OGN-R PilotAware / Re: ATOM Station Antennas
« Last Post by exfirepro on April 11, 2021, 09:10:18 pm »
Hi Paul,

I appreciate your need to keep your installation discrete and to a modest scale for domestic reasons. In this respect 93cm should be absolutely fine as long as the PAW and FLARM are at opposite ends.

For comparison, I just measured the ‘Trident’ unit which belongs at Balado (it is sitting here awaiting agreement on an appropriate opportunity to reinstall it). It was originally built with the P3i in the centre because that allowed me to mount the P3i about 30cm higher on the mast than the other two. In that configuration, the FLARM and P3i are only 70cm apart and it ran extremely successfully for several months in that configuration before I had to remove it (they demolished the tower it was mounted on to erect a new Clubhouse).

I am considering reconfiguring the order of the antennas to PAW - ADSB - FLARM, utilising the total overall spacing of 120cm before I reinstall it in its new location to see if that improves performance to any measurable degree by further reducing any possibility of interaction between them.

Best Regards

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