Planefinder Radar Receiver


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I bought a Planefinder Radar Receiver from you over two years ago. About 6 months ago, the brass terminal fitting onto which you screw the antenna cable came loose from the circuit board. I didn't do anything about it at the time but it is stupid to have an expensive piece of kit just sat in the box. Any suggestions of how I or where (computer repairs shop?) I could get this repaired? Does it simply glue onto the circuit board?

Many thanks

Thanks Lee

I got in touch with Mark who has kindly repaired it for me and so I am now back online.

One further question - I have been trying to use Modesmixer2 to take the data from the PF Radar Receiver using Port 30054 and display it in Basestation (just a personal preference for displaying data). However, although I can get MM2 to read data from an Rpi and display in Basestation, it doesn't seem to be able to read the data from the PF Receiver. Is the data in a particular format that can't be used by Modesmixer2 etc?

Many thanks

Hi Nigel,

That is great news.

I don't think Modesmixer2 can deal with our data output. VRS and Plane Plotter are the only pieces of software I know that work with the receiver.

Hi Lee

No problem, I've gone with PlanePlotter which gives more or less the same display as Basestation apart from the adjacent aircraft table