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puddy

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Local Coverage
« on: September 29, 2009, 06:00:30 PM »
Since I have been using my radarbox I have been wondering why I get no very close local coverage of any aircraft. 

Could my bog stand aerial be faulty?

Puddy
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South Lincolnshire near Boston (UK)

charlie

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Re: Local Coverage
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 06:56:41 PM »
Try and get your aerial up as high as possible and out of the way of anything.
Outside is always best

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Re: Local Coverage
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 07:00:32 PM »
i can't see any planes landing 30 kms away but i am at 400 meters above the airport, maybe the lobes of the aerial do not point down, try removing the plate or changing orientation of the aerial i can see differently if i put it horizontally get it high and you will get lightning struck easier.. i burnt a pcr 100 with lightning since then i keep my aerials low and must be content with that. i have had a strike this year too, burnt all my telephones and modem
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frank 35 kms nw of liee
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 07:03:46 PM by sterigia »
ciao.
frank

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Re: Local Coverage
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 07:01:15 PM »
I think it is more that your location is in an area firmly reserved for military and general aviation traffic which will appear on your myflights list but are not ADS-B equipped to appear on the map.  ADS-B aircraft are rare in that area. If you want to be certain turn of your local flights and study the network traffif to see if those ADS-B aircraft approach your home location.
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Re: Local Coverage
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 06:57:49 PM »
Thanks for the tip I will go with military airspace

RAF Mildenhall
RAF Coningsby
RAF Lakenheath
2 RAF ranges
RAF Waddington
RAF Marham
RAF Wittering
Are all within a few minutes from my house so I think military airspace could be the problem

My old neighbour (RAF Sergeant) got me on a 1 to 1 VIP tour of RAF Coninsgby  base.

He got me a signed print of 2 seater trainer Typhoon jet and all the aircrew signed it for me, it was a great day out

Puddy
Radar Box & AOR8200 mk3 scanner
South Lincolnshire near Boston (UK)