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Help Please....Is My RB working correctly???
« on: July 22, 2008, 07:04:32 AM »

> New to the mode-S hobby but longtime aviation buff.
> Climbing the learning curve of my radarbox, but need help to
> if working ok or????
> Using the device, I seem to have the display show FAR fewer planes
> the "scope" than what the details show on the "currently tracking"
> portion- usually max of 2-3 planes show up on the radar portion, but
> sometimes show Im tracking maybe 6, 8, 10 planes locally.
> I can change to network display and recenter the map and see a whole
> lot of airborne planes, like i think I SHOULD be able to do locally.
> I am sure part of problem is the 1090 mHz sigs not reaching too far
> antenna is up on file cabinet)  but I am only about 8 miles from
> airport (KMKE)
> I have no filters set on the pgm, so I am at loss to figure out what
> the problem is...
> Any help appreciated.
> thank You,
> Jeff

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Re: Help Please....Is My RB working correctly???
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 07:43:27 AM »
Hi Jeff,

Its a mix of you are picking Mode-S aircraft as well. Read the FAQ below:

Also you may just be picking a weak signal from other aircraft which are being picked up fully by the network. As the signal is weak and you are only getting a Mode-S signal is takes that rather than the network data.
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