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ei2gyb

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new to this system
« on: March 05, 2010, 08:28:33 AM »
Hi all,
im looking to get the radar box but not sure if it will work in my area.

I live at malin head in ireland
we have loads of aircraft at a very high altitude through the shanwick airspace.

any way of knowing if the system will work for me ?

steve

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Re: new to this system
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 08:32:33 AM »
Hi Steve,

Yes of course it will work for you. We have quite a few customers in Ireland, if you check our screenshots forum you see a few examples.

I am sure some of our Irish customers can give you further details on there setup and what they are seeing as well.
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Re: new to this system
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 08:35:19 AM »
Plenty of activity in your area.  Here's a screenshot of current activity centred on your location.



Just remember that ModeS signals are line-of-sight, so to get best results you'll want to get the antenna as high as possible, and with as clear a view of the sky as possible.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 08:39:56 AM by tarbat »

ei2gyb

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Re: new to this system
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 09:19:57 AM »
Thanks for the quick replys....

wow all that from 1 small antenna blimey!

Did I read that the new system has a built in receiver  so you can hear the planes to ?

Is there a web page i can goto to view the Ireland aircraft while im saving up for my unit?

Thanks
Steve


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Re: new to this system
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 11:10:13 AM »
Thanks for the quick replys....

wow all that from 1 small antenna blimey!

Did I read that the new system has a built in receiver  so you can hear the planes to ?

Is there a web page i can goto to view the Ireland aircraft while im saving up for my unit?

Thanks
Steve



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Re: new to this system
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 11:13:58 AM »
wow all that from 1 small antenna blimey!

Any aircraft with an "*" is coming from the Airnav network, not my antenna.

Did I read that the new system has a built in receiver  so you can hear the planes to ?

No.  Better to use a standalone scanner for that.

ei2gyb

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Re: new to this system
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 03:33:07 PM »
cool ok no probs

Where will I find the best vhf frequency to listen to up here in Malin Head?
I do hear a few people (About 1 an hour) on Shanwick 127.650
just wondering if there was somthing with a bit more life

Steve

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 04:06:17 PM »
What are your nearest airport(s)?  I guess:

Londonderry Eglington - approach=123.625 tower=134.15
Donegal - tower/approach=129.8 ATIS=129.925

Maybe others in NI can suggest suitable frequencies.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 04:08:17 PM by tarbat »

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Re: new to this system
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 06:27:41 PM »
If you want to know the real coverage (1090 MHz is line of sight) then go to

http://www.heywhatsthat.com/main-0904.html

put in your home location etc and the elevation polar diagrams for exactly where you are can be ascertained.

Dean

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Re: new to this system
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 07:01:28 PM »
What are your nearest airport(s)?  I guess:

Londonderry Eglington - approach=123.625 tower=134.15
Donegal - tower/approach=129.8 ATIS=129.925

Maybe others in NI can suggest suitable frequencies.
What are your nearest airport(s)?  I guess:

Londonderry Eglington - approach=123.625 tower=134.15
Donegal - tower/approach=129.8 ATIS=129.925

Maybe others in NI can suggest suitable frequencies.

Yes.
He joined my yahoo web site, with all air frequency's for n.Ireland/donegal
and lots more.
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Re: new to this system
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2010, 11:21:38 AM »
If you want to know the real coverage (1090 MHz is line of sight) then go to

http://www.heywhatsthat.com/main-0904.html

put in your home location etc and the elevation polar diagrams for exactly where you are can be ascertained.

Dean

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Hi Dean,

The website doens't see any trees, houses etc. around your house, more theoratical.
But yes, it gives a nice idea of your line of sight...

radarspotter10

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Re: new to this system
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 12:14:09 PM »
If you want to know the real coverage (1090 MHz is line of sight) then go to

http://www.heywhatsthat.com/main-0904.html

put in your home location etc and the elevation polar diagrams for exactly where you are can be ascertained.

Dean

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