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Woody3366

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RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« on: April 03, 2017, 05:15:51 AM »
Hi All.  I have a RB1, using the included mobile antenna and 10 meter coax extension cable.  The antenna was attacked by parrots that chewed the coax to bits - completely destroyed.  I have since replaced the coax and antenna and something is wrong.  I have a power light and slowly flashing USB light.  No signal.  Tried another antenna and removed the coax extension cable, same result.   I'm on the same PC, drivers etc all OK.  I dont think the birds would have been able to kill the unit via the coax.....  Any ideas?

Runway 31

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 06:48:25 AM »
You replaced the antenna, is the new antenna suitable for 1090Mhz?

Alan

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 09:44:58 AM »
That's what it said on the pack.

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 10:46:39 AM »
Is it dedicated to 1090 or is 1090 within the range it is capable. If dedicated to 1090Mhz I have no idea then, maybe support would be able to throw some light on it, sorry couldn't be more help.

Alan

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 09:30:48 PM »
Support have been next-to-useless.
Don't get me started.

Runway 31

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 09:41:48 PM »
I would imagine they are scratching their head as to why its not working same as me.  I don't know if the could have shorted something by killing the cable.

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 08:00:46 AM »
Bird attack, wasn`t a Black hawk by any chance?  ;-)
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Dave. Exmoor, North Devon.

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 12:59:13 PM »
Nah!
Gotta have been a woodypecker surely :-)

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 09:27:42 PM »
New antenna and coax ordered.
Cannot afford the $650 price tag on a new box, I'll give it one last go.

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Re: RB1 - Failed after bird attack
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2017, 05:26:39 AM »
Get a dongle for $25

Alan