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GlynH

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Vulcan's up!
« on: June 12, 2009, 02:31:48 PM »
Just got a call from Terry...40109F otherwise known as G-VLCN is up!

According to MyLog between 13:36-15-15:28 today.

Should be at Cosford for this weekend?

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 04:36:54 PM »
now at Brize I beleive
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 04:47:16 PM »
Overhead King's Lynn at 1500hrs at 140 heading west.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 05:02:36 PM »
http://twitter.com/XH558 for those interested
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 08:40:01 PM »
Picked nr Huntingdon first time 14.19 and again 16.22 (local)

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 02:20:24 PM »
Vulcan is airborne now on a 3740 squawk :-)

Showing in the aircraft list here in Shrewsbury.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 02:49:59 PM »
Twitter says that the Vulcan is on its way to Cosford now.

However, the Cosford airshow isn't until tomorrow, so this could be duff information.
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 03:32:41 PM »
Picked up the Vulcan here in Shrewsbury for about 10 minutes before loosing it.

The Tweet says that it is on its way back to Brize.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 09:31:46 PM »
Remember it will be in the SE area next weekend for the Biggin Hill Air Fair!

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2009, 03:52:26 PM »
She's up again...

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2009, 04:13:55 PM »
On her way to Cosford, display time is 1520 Local - shame I'm in London :-(

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2009, 05:17:20 PM »
Hi Allocator,

Well I finally took the plunge and purchased a scanner at long last - took my friend Terry out with me on Thursday as he knows about these things and ended up with the WinRadio G305e - what a superb piece of kit...very pleased.

All I need to do now is learn how to drive it ;^)

It also comes with a superb ACARS decoder but in addition it also feeds AirNav ACARS decoder without using the cable-into-the-soundcard method...

Just been listening to the Vulcan on 127.250 talking to Brize Norton....the WR even allows you to record just the actual voice traffic - intelligently filtering the silence and pausing recording by using the squelch setting. Saves browsing through hours of silence just to hear the conversations...

You mentioned yesterday that the Vulcan was in your aircraft list? Do you mean MyLog as I never see it in MyFlights here...

Can I ask how you knew it was squawking 3470?

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2009, 05:25:49 PM »

You mentioned yesterday that the Vulcan was in your aircraft list? Do you mean MyLog as I never see it in MyFlights here...

Can I ask how you knew it was squawking 3470?

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Hi Glyn,

She's been on the box again Squawking See attatched screen shot

edit You will have to excuse the DC3 bit. I took the screen shot for another query in another post
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2009, 05:29:54 PM »
Glyn,

I'm glad that you got yourself a scanner - sounds good, I'll take a look at the specifications.

Yes, the Vulcan was in MyFights, hence the squawk being known.  Maybe you don't have the details in the database and therefor you are not realising that you are seeing it in MyFlights:

MS          AR           AT         AN                     AC

40109F    G-VLCN    VLCN    Avro Vulcan B2    Vulcan to the Sky

It can't appear in MyLog unless in appears in MyFlights first.  It will not appear on the map as it's nor giving position info, but it will be in the MyFlights aircraft list.

The Tweet says that the Vulcan is diverting to Lyneham - can't see it on my box here in London.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2009, 06:20:48 PM »
Hi Gary,

Sounds like you had a busy weekend...

You are probably right as I never actually looked for it in MyFlights <blush>

The database details are all there - well apart from the Vulcan to the Sky text but that is there now!

I am ashamed to say I have setup SmartView for the first time ever and populated it with the registration numbers of all aircraft in my Alerts list which include the Vulcan so when I get alerts in the future I can switch to SmartView and see exactly what is being displayed.

I wonder why the Vulcan doesn't show positional information - I mean it is hardly a top secret classified military aircraft any more is it - it more or less belongs to the people now doesn't it?

Detailed spec of the WR can be found here;

http://www.winradio.co.uk/home/g305e-s.htm

I purchased it with both the Wide FM & Professional Demodulator and have since downloaded the Advanced Trunking & DRM options along with the Virtual Sound Card/Digital Bridge plug-ins.

I know I'm drifting off-topic but can you tell I'm impressed? ;^)

Managed to record many exchanges between the Vulcan and Brize (including one where the Vulcan asked if he could be cheeky) but for some reason the Vulcan audio was distorted - didn't affect the other aircraft exchanges - only the important one that I was interested in :-(

The audio waveform from the Vulcan looked over-modulated in the 'scope so I am guessing no amount of processing would recover it...

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

Kind regards,
-=Glyn=-