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Author Topic: Flags for VQ-B series  (Read 2468 times)

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ACW367

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Flags for VQ-B series
« on: January 30, 2010, 05:39:26 PM »
Currently with the flags database D008.DAT that is included in V3.13, aircraft in the VQ-BE* and VQ-BF* series show with Union Jack British flags instead of Bermudan flags.  

Can anyone supply Airnav with the correct Hex ranges to associate these VQ-B aircraft with the BM flag code, for inclusion in that DAT when they imminently finalise the 3D product.

I suggest that the all hex ranges for VQ-BG* through to VQ-BZ* are also calculated and associated with Bermuda.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2010, 05:42:29 PM by ACW367 »

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Re: Flags for VQ-B series
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 07:01:32 PM »
Which ModeS hex codes need to be changed?  Unless there's been recent changes to the hex code ranges, the D008 dat file should be correct - it's based on the one maintained by SBS-1 owners.

This is what we currently have for Bermuda:
BM,Bermuda_1,01000000000000001-------
BM,Bermuda_10,01000011101111101000----
BM,Bermuda_2,01000000000000010-------
BM,Bermuda_3,010000000000000110------
BM,Bermuda_4,0100001001000000--------
BM,Bermuda_5,0100001001000001000-----
BM,Bermuda_6,01000010010000010010----
BM,Bermuda_7,0100001001000001001100--
BM,Bermuda_8,01000010010000100011----
BM,Bermuda_9,0100001001000010010-----
BM,Bermuda_VQ-BMS,010000100100100011011001
« Last Edit: January 30, 2010, 07:11:09 PM by tarbat »

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Re: Flags for VQ-B series
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 07:17:19 PM »
Just checked, and the SBS-1 countries file was updated 24 November 2009.  Leave it with me, I'll get an updated D008.dat file compiled tomorrow (if I remember!!).

This is what's now in the SBS-1 countries file for Bermuda.  ACW367, can you confirm this will cover the aircraft you're talking about.
Bermuda_1=01000000000000001xxxxxxx,17,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_2=01000000000000010xxxxxxx,17,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_3=010000000000000110xxxxxx,18,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_4=0100001001000000xxxxxxxx,16,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_5=0100001001000001000xxxxx,19,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_6=01000010010000010010xxxx,20,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_7=0100001001000001001100xx,22,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_8=01000010010000100011xxxx,20,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_9=010000100100001001xxxxxx,18,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_10=010000100100100011011xxx,21,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_11=0100001001001000111xxxxx,19,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_12=010000100100100100xxxxxx,18,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_13=0100001001001001010xxxxx,19,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_14=01000010010010010110xxxx,20,Bermuda.bmp
Bermuda_15=0100001110111110100xxxxx,19,Bermuda.bmp

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Re: Flags for VQ-B series
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 09:06:29 PM »
Thank you Tarbat. 

The Bermudan flags covered everything with Mode S up to 42493*.  42494* onwards has Union Jacks.

It looks like with the current rate of airliner delivery the entire 4249** series will be used for VQ-B** registrations and they will probably spill over into 424A** in due course.  It would be nice if we are ready for that when 3D is launched.

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Re: Flags for VQ-B series
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 11:15:22 PM »
ACW367, I've always followed the lead given by the SBS-1 guys who continue to develop their countries.dat file.   I'm not knowledgable enough of ModeS hex code ranges to add extras that the SBS-1 guys haven't included.

All I do is take their file, and run it through a conversion and validation process to create a new D008.dat file, and validate that against the contents of the FLAGS folder.  The SBS-1 guys do all the hard work!!

Anyway, new D008.dat file posted at http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=4263.0

Each user can always add their own specific entries to their D008.dat file if they want.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2010, 11:21:04 PM by tarbat »