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chris kelham

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Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:57:45 AM »
Hope someone can advise on what my likely problem is before I have to purchase new box

Box has been repaired twice (last time poor USB connection needed resoldering as box wouldn't connect)

Took my box to heathrow this week - nice hot day - pre- olympic traffic. Ariel was mounted on car roof but as i moved it the heat meant that the bootom stayed on car. After a panic reapplied it and it kept on working -Phew!   
Used the box at home the next day picking up my usual 30ish flights.
Left box running as I went out as usual came back and screen was frozen. restarted Airnav - 2 My flights.

Tried box again next day and my flights still only in 3-5 range when network traffic is showing in my area that I really should be picking up.

Is it going to be a new ariel or has my box gone again? Any thoughts before I return for repair would be appreciated. last repair on box wasn't that long ago - should I just quit and get another while on offer at £300.

Help missing my box already  Chris





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Re: Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 11:03:51 AM »
My feeling with what you stated is that I would look at the antenna first, loose connection maybe? Do you know anyone nearby you could try theirs?

Alan

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Re: Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 01:55:15 PM »
I agree with Alan............ Antenna 1st, I replaced mine a while back after a bad connection was found at the connector....... £20 @ W & S .......

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vonsmalhausen

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Re: Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 04:38:25 PM »
same here, reception with my standard arial had dopped severely lately, the cable turned out to be loose (on both ends ) ordered a new one, reception back to normal, even better then with the original one.

chris kelham

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Re: Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 04:58:46 PM »
Don't know anyone with ariel so will order new one on Monday. I'm suprised that it worked OK after reattching for the rest of the day and the next day - but it's got to be worth a shot. Thanks for posts

Chris

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Re: Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 06:11:44 PM »
Hi Chris

Just though I would mention the age old problem of suspect USB cables.  Using the search tool, it looks as if there is a long history of faults which could cause a drop in flights.  Its worth a try before splashing out on a new anteena.

Reards

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Re: Help- advice on big drop in My Flights please
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 08:22:19 PM »
Hi Chris, like the others, I doubt it's the RB itself if W&S have already done work on it.   It would certainly be more cost effective to buy replacement antenna, and keep it as a spare, even if you do end up replacing the RB itself!
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