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octavius

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RAF traffic
« on: March 10, 2009, 05:42:19 PM »
Can anyone decode references that I get with regard to RAF traffic? I receive registrations that begin with M-****. Today I've had M-NEWT. I receive the type and its altitude, but cannot find out the serial.

I get quite a few American C-17 Globemasters and the occasional C5 Galaxy which always show the full serials, but remain in the dark about these codes that are prefixed with M.

Is there a database that can be referred to?

RodBearden

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Re: RAF traffic
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 05:55:03 PM »
Hi Octavius and welcome to the forum!

THe M- registrations are the new Isle of Man register, whish takes its mode S codes from the RAF allocation. To correct the RAF flag that appears, follow this link http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=1906.msg15294#msg15294
and download the ZIP file, installing the files in your C:\Program Files\AirNav Systems\AirNav RadarBox 2009\Data folder.

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octavius

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Re: RAF traffic
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 06:10:17 PM »
Rod,

Many thanks for that info. At least it clears my confusion. I've followed the link, but cannot detect where the zip file is amongst the messages and replies!

What am I looking for in there?

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Re: RAF traffic
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 06:15:43 PM »
The zip file is a green link at the bottom of Reply #5 (just above the little picture)

Happy spotting ;-)

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octavius

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Re: RAF traffic
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 06:22:51 PM »
Rod,

Got it and done!

Many thanks