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Skydemon + PAw, simultaneous audio output
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:40:46 pm »
I tried SD today with a Rosetta PAw, using GDL90. PAw connected to the audio panel, SD sound connected via tablet / Bluetooth to my headset (with a different voice).
The runway annunciation and airspace warnings were great. GPS traffic worked fine.
There was 'traffic' target in the tower, a PAw base station I think, but SD thought it was an aircraft and warned me of it while PAw ignored it.
I prefer to also receive the bearingless targets that PAw provides, there were a few Mode S and Mode C targets around.
At present I think I have to choose which input goes to the audio panel, SD from the tablet or PAw via phono cable.
I use the GDL90 protocol with PAw with 2 SDRs, so the weather can be received aloft. My weather tab shows the red dot. I just need to fly over SD HQ or Redhill to get an update. I'll let you know.

Help me integrate please. I WANT SD audio (including GPS threats) AND PAw bearingless, through 1 channel.


Re: Skydemon + PAw, simultaneous audio output
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:03:23 am »
It is my belief that when the new PAW audio is released and output using the Bluetooth capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 3 that all our audio worries will be solved  :)

I haven't used it but I think the Sky Demon intelligent audio sounds like a very good idea and really quite clever at what it does. However, Tim has certainly made it clear that he doesn't like bearingless targets and thinks ground stations should be seen as aircraft. It's his train set, so I suppose he can implement whatever ideas he considers best. I would like to be alerted to bearingless targets, so would prefer the PAW audio (via BT to my headset).  If PAW doesn't tell me which runway I'm entering then I'm sure I'll cope. As for the SD airspace audio warnings, well I realise I wouldn't get those but will have to rely on the visual banners instead.

As a very good alternative, EasyVFR 4 looks to be shaping up nicely and it will be interesting to see how it performs when it hits the streets. Audio traffic warnings (including bearingless) plus airspace warnings, all over BT.......certainly an option I'll be considering very carefully......and PAW ground stations = ground stations  ;)