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#1
Hi All ,
Never knew you Guys had a forum !! So joined up today .
I live on Vancouver Island and feed PF though PP . Found PF to be way better than FR24 these days !! Seems like they have change how they get their live information . Which left out us SBS3 operators on the west coast .
I use ACARSD and live feed usin a SBS3 24/7 to PP/PF/ADSB-Concentator/Live-Military Modes . I also leave my VRS on most of the time - the site can be seen at http://70.67.17.252/VirtualRadar/GoogleMap.htm .
My location at Ladysmith is a little restricted as their are hills to the west and south , north and east coverage to good . But YVR traffic is OK once the departing traffic gets up past 2,000ft . Islands to the east restrict .
Not all is lost as there are other PP live feeders on the main land - so we all contribute to PP .

Look forward to reading the news etc .

Tony
Ladysmith
 

Shawn

New Member
#2
Hi Tony. I'm on the Sunshine Coast, with a good view of YVR take offs and landings over Georgina Strait. I'm also a new member. Hope you enjoy.
 
#3
Hi Shawn ,
You have a SBS or Radarbox or just interested in Aviation .
Live Aircraft Tracking has become a very active item . The new ADS-B & ADS-S air traffic navigation , plus other channels which will be added to the ADS is getting more and more active on the West Coast . When I first started with my older SBS1 a few years ago I was lucky to see ten planes a day using ADS-B . Now its showing more and more each month .

Tony
 

Shawn

New Member
#4
Hey Tony

I'm interested in watching the aircraft fly over. I'm also interested in ship finder, I like to track the ships leaving Vancouver, as well as the tugs working the coast. Hope you have a good weekend.
Shawn
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Mark Daniels

Administrator
Staff member
#5
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your comments here Tony.
Really appreciate your continued support and the great data that you share.

Even from afar I love to watch all of the air traffic in your part of the world.
We have a few receivers and feeds now and will continue to improve.
All our own receivers around there also contribute to PP.

AIS data is always more of a challenge with the reduced range but we are steadily improving that too.
I only recently realised just how big Vancouver Island is!!!

All the best,

Mark
 
#6
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your comments here Tony.
Really appreciate your continued support and the great data that you share.

Even from afar I love to watch all of the air traffic in your part of the world.
We have a few receivers and feeds now and will continue to improve.
All our own receivers around there also contribute to PP.

AIS data is always more of a challenge with the reduced range but we are steadily improving that too.
I only recently realised just how big Vancouver Island is!!!

All the best,

Mark
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your comments here Tony.
Really appreciate your continued support and the great data that you share.

Even from afar I love to watch all of the air traffic in your part of the world.
We have a few receivers and feeds now and will continue to improve.
All our own receivers around there also contribute to PP.

AIS data is always more of a challenge with the reduced range but we are steadily improving that too.
I only recently realised just how big Vancouver Island is!!!

All the best,

Mark

Hi Mark ,
Yes - Vancouver Island is big - But 99% of the people live on the east coast !! Any more - and it will roll over !!
We still have to leave the Island to get to any European destinations though . Hoping they lengthen the main runway at the Victoria Airport [CYYJ] . They are talking about it . Then the larger planes will be able to talk off with a full fuel load .
We do now have direct flights from Nanaimo [CYCD] to Calgary[CYYC] and back . Westjet started that way back in July . Westjet have bought 20 DHC-400Q and it was one of the first routes using the new plane .
So things are slowly improving .

Tony
Ladysmith
 
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