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    PF RX log file: 0 byte response received from MLAT server: -30848

    Hello, My PF receiver's log file is showing a lot of entries like below: 2021-06-30 20:28:54.80893 [V] Disconnected from MLAT server: mlat1.planefinder.net 2021-06-30 20:28:54.79589 [V] 0 byte response received from MLAT server: -30848 2021-06-30 20:28:53.19334 [V] Connected to MLAT server...
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    Help Wanted

    To my knowledge, airplane Mode S tracking at hobbyist-level became possible with the advent of the Kinetic SBS-1 receiver in 2005 (pls correct me if I 'm wrong) . The requirement to operate a Mode S transponder in all aircraft (except gliders) flying within Class A to C controlled airspace...
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    TCAS Alert logs Dec 2016 - Jul 2017

    Hi Steve, Nice to meet you too! You probably know that there are PlanePlotter users who run it on Linux with Virtualbox: http://planeplotter.pbworks.com/w/page/65087887/Linux But I don't really know how well that works. And many PlanePlotter users don't see TCAS Alert messages anyway, because...
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    TCAS Alert logs Dec 2016 - Jul 2017

    Hi Steve, Thanks for your message. And congrats on your no. 1 feeder ranking! Cheers
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    TCAS Alert logs Dec 2016 - Jul 2017

    I have temporarily put online a compilation of TCAS Alert logs from December 2016 - July 2017. http://home.deds.nl/~pe2g/Mode_S/TCAS_file.txt My antenna has (partial) visibility to the Paris, Reims, Langen, Amsterdam and Brussels FIRs. I use a PlaneFinder Radar Receiver in conjunction with...
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    Spotting Helicopters

    Hello John, Sorry for my late reply. I know that PlanePlotter users filter helicopters using conditional expressions (condex). There are a few messages about that on the PP mailing list. PlanePlotter works nicely in conjunction with the Plane Finder receiver. Cheers.
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    "Echo port message queue exceeded threshold" (PlanePlotter 6.4.5.4)

    Hello, The disconnects have disappeared :) after stopping data processing in PP, and then toggling PP's share button. The PP share button can be used while PP is processing, but I suppose it's safer to stop processing first, especially if PP gets a high data rate from the PFR receiver. Cheers.
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    "Echo port message queue exceeded threshold" (PlanePlotter 6.4.5.4)

    Hello, I'm using PlanePlotter as an echo port listener for the PlaneFinder Receiver. Since I've updated to the latest PP version (6.4.5.4), the PFR Receiver log is showing below entries: "Echo port message queue exceeded threshold! Will attempt to disconnect slow listeners" Then PP is...
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    PlaneFinder Radar Receiver in far remote area?

    Thank you Lee, for the info. Am I correct to understand that only ADS-B "squitters" contain GPS position information, or can GPS positions also be present in replies to Mode S ELS/EHS interrogation by ground radar? Thank you again, Frits
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    PlaneFinder Radar Receiver in far remote area?

    Hello, This probably is a stupid question but here goes: Would the PFR Receiver still show aircraft in far remote areas without SSR Mode S or any other SSR interrogation by ground stations? In other words: Does the receiver listen to Mode S ELS / EHS replies from aircraft or to ADS-B (Mode S...
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    Jet Airways B777 intercepted over Germany

    Hello, A Jet Airways B777 (JAI118) flying from Mumbai to London was intercepted at FL360 over Germany on Feb 16 by two German Airforce Eurofighters. The B777 had lost radio contact with ATC over the Czech Republic. The intercept was filmed from the cockpit of a British Airways B777 flying...
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    Static IP and other questions

    Hello Jose, You could dive into your DSL modem/router to see if it can always assign the same static IP address to your PFR receiver. Cheers.
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    PFR - failing to get GPS lock

    My current log file starts at 2016-12-25 13:10. I found the system update details at 21:51 on my Log View page (Click on "click here" at the top of that page). Cheers.
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    PFR - failing to get GPS lock

    Hi Jerry, Here is all OK again too. In the PFR log file I found that there was a software update on 25 Dec at 21:51 UTC. I think that this has fixed the problem. Cheers.
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    PFR - failing to get GPS lock

    The same issue here, the blue GPS light flashing continuously. There is a thick cloud layer and drizzle here, but the setup hasn't changed. Merry Xmas
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