Recent content by Oz Wald

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    Range with dvt-t and pf client on rpi

    Hi, I'm no expert in the electronics side of things, but I wouldn't be surprised if the TV antenna was affecting the Colinear. I fitted a Scanstik (the one in my avatar on a pole already containing my Pal-TV aerial. To say my reception was limited would be an understatement. It now exists...
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    Accuracy of Transmitted ADS-B Data

    Thanks both!
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    Range with dvt-t and pf client on rpi

    That's some improvement! I just did a panorama in http://www.heywhatsthat.com/ based on the centre of Bordeaux at an elevation of 40' (13m) above ground and using 1000' as a minimum altitude and 40000' as a max and it gave this as your possible maximums...
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    Accuracy of Transmitted ADS-B Data

    A few minutes ago an EasyJet flight into Londond Southend (EZY7416) passed overhead and I clicked onto my PF map view. I used to lose flights into SEN at about 250', but of late have been able to follow them down to the runway and even see them make the turn at the end onto the taxiway. Today...
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    Range with dvt-t and pf client on rpi

    Hi and welcome, I'm sure you will soon get an expert opinion, but you are correct to think that the system needs a little while to register what your set-up "sees", but half a day should provide enough time to get a rough approximation of your range. I suggest you provide a bit more info...
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    Plane Finder Client New Version! 3.3.222

    New version running like a dream. My new sharecode, going up, just met my old sharecode on the way down.
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    What is wrong with the statistics?

    @Lee Armstrong Well, that's odd. I just did the update, opened up the log viewer and saw the expected failure messages and then got: 1 established message notice of 84 aircraft updates a failed remote restart request verification of location Then nothing. I checked the config of RTL1090...
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    What is wrong with the statistics?

    @Lee Armstrong Thanks. Since yesterday, client has received 6 (failed) remote requests to restart per minute before reporting the normal updates. Is this a result of the master system upgrade? I haven't updated my client yet and only found out about the update while checking to see if there...
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    What is wrong with the statistics?

    @Lee Armstrong - Hi, I see from the installation instructions under sharing that the current sharecode can't be used with the latest client. Does this mean that you become, in effect a new user and have to wait 30 days to see the relative strength of the set up?
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    Surprised how much antenna height affects results

    Hi, Drilled @45 deg, slightly oversize and soldered. I guess drilling horizontal and bending the radial would work, but it's easier to get the dimension accurate drilling at an angle. I've tried various sizes of plumbing fittings from 15mm compression end caps through 22mm (best so far). I've...
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    Surprised how much antenna height affects results

    Hi and welcome, I dream of 75-80 feet above street level! As you say, height appears to be everything. I'm located in a river estuary, street level is about 12ft asl, Mounting the antenna anywhere below roof/chimney level cuts down the range with spikes corresponding to neighbouring obstacles...
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    ADS-B DIY Antenna

    Well, can't blame the crows for this. We've had back to back gales here for the past month or so and the set-up handled them pretty well, only moving slightly askew a couple of times. Since I got the plastic pipe tight enough not to move, fatigue has taken over and the conduit elbow joint has...
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    ADS-B DIY Antenna

    With a bit of wire wool...... ;)
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    RTL1090 Problems

    Dear Oz...... No, wait, that's me. For anyone else suffering this problem - RTL1090 not opening correctly, I never got to the bottom of what was going on and the problem got worse as attempts to fix went on I did a clean re-install of Vista (that's a day I won't get back in my life; basic...
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    RTL1090 Problems

    Hi All, For the past few months I have been supplying data pretty much continually using RTL1090/pfclient through my 8 year old laptop that has been wheezing along quite happily, with only the occasional dropped connection due to Windows Vista updating and doing a restart, plus crow damage...
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