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  1. @RFguy - have you got any results yet from this? I’d be interested to know if you have any idea of the radiation patterns of those PCB antenna. Cheers, Gaz
  2. Thanks Kyle - I didn’t know that. FLARM is standardised around Europe, so I naturally assumed it was the same globally. Another reason to adopt ADS-B then 👍
  3. SkyEcho 2 receives FLARM too, but you need something like Fore Flight or Sky Demon with a FLARM licence (costs $30-$40 per year) to decode the signal. This is SkyDemon decoding FLARM from my SkyEcho. You can see a glider on final and a glider/tug with individual FLARMs fitted. Maximum range of FLARM detection is about 5nm - it’s a pretty weak signal. The other problem with bearing less Mode S and Mode C detection is that the proximity is worked out on signal strength. Power outputs from transponders range from 70W to 500W. So if your kit detects a 500W transponder it
  4. Cheers Graham, Merry Christmas to you all too. 🎄🎅👍🍻 There is also a few articles on this in the latest UK Flyer mag - free to view here: https://www.flyer.co.uk/electronic-conspicuity-devices-tested/ (link towards the bottom of the blog). I don’t work for Flyer either.
  5. Hi Kyle, no they receive the ADS-B tracks (with their GPS) positions, and with the ground station position, they crunch the numbers of range and angle. It’s known as Pilot Aware VECTOR and it’s a free system they are offering people in the UK to check the ranges of their ADS-B, FLARM or P3i (which is a proprietary signal from Pilot Aware devices) installations. It’s a pretty neat system, but it does have a draw back - in that the ground station receivers aren’t a set standard (so they could have 3dB, 5dB, 7dB or even high end 9dB antennae) and it will only report the ranges that you fly from t
  6. PS. I should add that I don’t work for uAvionix. I am a WG CDR Fast Jet Weapon Systems Officer (was Navigator) in the RAF with a really keen interest in the use of ADS-B in General Aviation. 👍
  7. Thanks Graham. I’ll show you a few Air-to-Air examples in a moment. But we have a network of amateur built and maintained ADS-B receivers in the UK (some are for UK system called Pilot Aware and some for things like Flight Radar 24). The Pilot Aware system has just launched a range analysis tool that shows what range and azimuth from your aircraft that your CAP1391 device (read SkyEcho) was received at (it is important to note that this shows the “up to the maximum range” that you flew from the ground station - so if the receiver is at your airfield and you stay in the circuit, then you may on
  8. Hi, I’m a Pom that has been using SkyEcho in the UK for the past 3 years. Firstly with SkyEcho1 and then with SkyEcho2 later on. In the UK our plan is to use it mainly for Air-to-Air, whereas in Oz I believe the grand plan is to use it for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground using Airservices Australia’s WAM and ADS-B set ups. What sort of ranges are you getting picked up at with Airservices Australia? If you have any questions on my experience with SkyEcho, the UK UAT trial and FLARM reception then fire away. Best, Gaz
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