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voyager8

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2010, 02:05:53 PM »
Hi all,Irish ATC taking strike action this afternoon between 1400-1800GMT.Aer Lingus & Ryanair are cancelling a number of flights because of this,so expect a drop in the normal number of flights plotting on your box,bear this in mind,& dont think that your box is faulty.Have put a post also in the Aviation section of the forum.
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CoastGuardJon

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2010, 05:35:20 PM »
Hi all and ANSupport, since getting my RB back from W&S with a "new board fitted" - fantastic performance, consistently getting A/C from 245nm (about 285miles out to nw, w and sw and about 200/210nm n and s, limited to about 35-40 to ne,e, se because of roof gable, all with standard antenna.
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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2010, 07:20:36 PM »
Brilliant numbers John. Where exactly have you placed the twig and what's the lie of the land round your house?

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2010, 08:00:13 PM »
Hi John, on top of attic/dormer flat roof.   We're on the top of 200' cliffs on west side of The Lizard. To the west - Atlantic Ocean, OS map ref. is SW668180.

« Last Edit: January 22, 2010, 08:58:59 PM by CoastGuardJon »
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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2010, 08:35:17 PM »
Ah. Thanks for that which explains a lot. I was feeling quite inadequate for a moment.

Speaking as one whose house is about 10' ABS I can only live in your shadow. On the other hand I fancy there are a heck of a lot more flights in this neck of the woods so it all balances out.

Incidentally like you my box fitted with "new board"  and combined with new RB standard twig has been delivering the goods. Never been more satisfied.

CoastGuardJon

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2010, 08:54:38 PM »
Hi John, I think I've just successfully added a screen-shot showing polar diagram, but will copy it here........?    Our gable roof runs north to south and about 7' east and above the flat roof, if that makes any sense?   I think I've got the screen shot sussed out now, just Plane Plotter to sort out now, can't even get beyond Calibrate Map screen (even with Tom's tips and links)!!!
« Last Edit: January 22, 2010, 09:01:22 PM by CoastGuardJon »
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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2010, 09:20:42 PM »
Impressive range but a heck of a lot of sea which is a shame.

Mine is loft mounted with gable ends at 30 & 210 degrees, dead areas on the polar diagram.  I'm very lucky that by chance the house being slighty off-centre north/south, the favoured direction for reception is literally a centre-to-centre line from the south coast to scotland.

You have to say that for such a miniscule set up (both aerial and box) with absolutely no add-ons , we get remarkable results.

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2010, 09:37:33 PM »
Both very impressive, for out of the box systems, yours especially if antenna is mounted in the loft, what would it be outside and a couple of feet higher.........?
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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2010, 09:42:30 PM »
Both very impressive, for out of the box systems, yours especially if antenna is mounted in the loft, what would it be outside and a couple of feet higher.........?

Broken probably :)

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2010, 09:44:18 PM »
... and another board knackered by static!

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2010, 11:35:36 AM »
... and another board knackered by static!

just curious...
Reading several times about the static problem, i'm curious what's the casing made of is it a plastic or metal case..


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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2010, 01:33:03 PM »
Hi klm, metal definitely, at a guess, anodised extruded aluminium, but hey, I'm no metallurgist!
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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2010, 01:55:23 PM »
ok tought it was plastic and maybe be the cause of static build up

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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2010, 01:56:53 PM »
Contact Customer/Technical support via:
http://www.airnavsystems.com/contact.html
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Re: Radarbox faulty? low "my flights" count
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2010, 02:05:44 PM »
ok read that and i know how to prevent statics but also know that some plastics can generate static, that's why asked where the casing was made off.
Now i know.... 8)