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Unread post by shawndewet » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:33 pm

I have just discovered FlightRadar24.com. WOW!
Anyway, I just unexpectedly saw an arbitrary Jabiru flying around the Bapsfontein area. Does that imply that this Jabbi has ADS-B installed?
Also wondering to what extent this could have been used to track MH370?
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Unread post by heisan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:46 pm

shawndewet wrote:I have just discovered FlightRadar24.com. WOW!
Anyway, I just unexpectedly saw an arbitrary Jabiru flying around the Bapsfontein area. Does that imply that this Jabbi has ADS-B installed?
Also wondering to what extent this could have been used to track MH370?

ZU-IBE does training out of Rhino park, so you will often see it in that area. Many new NTCA have ADS-B installed.

Read the FAQs on the FlightRadar web site. Tracking is dependant on ground stations, so not much help (beyond the recorded tracks on ATC radar) in out of the way areas.
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Unread post by MemyselfandI » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:50 pm

All the aircraft needs is a transponder with mode S. The antennas on the ground interrogate and receive on 1090 and 1060 Mhz.
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Unread post by Snitch » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:12 pm

MemyselfandI wrote:All the aircraft needs is a transponder with mode S. The antennas on the ground interrogate and receive on 1090 and 1060 Mhz.
Plain mode S does not show up on Flightradar.
Plain Mode S gives no position info, so cannot be plotted.
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Unread post by Snitch » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:13 pm

shawndewet wrote: Also wondering to what extent this could have been used to track MH370?
MH370 was tracked via ADS-B until the onboard unit was switched off inside the aircraft
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Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:36 pm

my FlightRadar24 app (FREE) on my Samsung tab 1 has stopped working...........grrrrr ?
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Unread post by Jasondn78 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:58 pm

Thought this was cool - UAE Air Force pilots flying their awesome PC-21's around the Empty Quarter. This was either Sunday or Monday - can't recall
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Unread post by Snitch » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:13 pm

Romeo E.T. wrote:my FlightRadar24 app (FREE) on my Samsung tab 1 has stopped working...........grrrrr ?
Delete and re-install.
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Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:38 pm

Snitch wrote:
Romeo E.T. wrote:my FlightRadar24 app (FREE) on my Samsung tab 1 has stopped working...........grrrrr ?
Delete and re-install.
will give that a go
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Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:17 pm

Romeo E.T. wrote:my FlightRadar24 app (FREE) on my Samsung tab 1 has stopped working...........grrrrr ?
grrrrr

and now after un-install, it won't re-instal, saying that my device is not compatible
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Unread post by MemyselfandI » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:11 am

Hey Snitch, can you help explain how come some military aircraft don't show and some do? For instance, in the screen shot above of the PC21's flying at Al Ain, there are about 20 other aircraft in the air as well, but not showing. They are variously PC7's, C172's,B206 and B407's. Is it FR24 not picking them up or is it to do with Mode S .... any ideas?
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Unread post by doode » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:12 am

MemyselfandI wrote:Hey Snitch, can you help explain how come some military aircraft don't show and some do? For instance, in the screen shot above of the PC21's flying at Al Ain, there are about 20 other aircraft in the air as well, but not showing. They are variously PC7's, C172's,B206 and B407's. Is it FR24 not picking them up or is it to do with Mode S .... any ideas?

The owner of the unit has a choice to block the data on the various sites and a lot of military aircraft dont have them installed for safety reasons.
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Unread post by FR24 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:33 pm

Dear all,

my name is Olga Kalmykova and I represent Flightradar24.
We are about to increase our coverage in Africa and would like to offer you a cooperation, which means you could become one of the host of Flightradar24 equipment.
All the Flightradar24 equipment will be provided free of charge and shipped to you if we choose your application. And as a thank you, you will also get a free Flightradar24 Premium Account.

You can help us increase the coverage. Please apply! All the information and the application form you can find here: http://www.flightradar24.com/free-ads-b-equipment

You are welcome with questions and ideas!
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Unread post by Snitch » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:36 pm

FR24 wrote:Dear all,

my name is Olga Kalmykova and I represent Flightradar24.
We are about to increase our coverage in Africa and would like to offer you a cooperation, which means you could become one of the host of Flightradar24 equipment.
All the Flightradar24 equipment will be provided free of charge and shipped to you if we choose your application. And as a thank you, you will also get a free Flightradar24 Premium Account.

You can help us increase the coverage. Please apply! All the information and the application form you can find here: http://www.flightradar24.com/free-ads-b-equipment

You are welcome with questions and ideas!
Goodluck
In South Africa the equipment is illegal. :(
Probably the same in many other African countries.
Really hope you can get some in though.
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Unread post by Segg » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:40 pm

Snitch wrote:
FR24 wrote:Dear all,

my name is Olga Kalmykova and I represent Flightradar24.
We are about to increase our coverage in Africa and would like to offer you a cooperation, which means you could become one of the host of Flightradar24 equipment.
All the Flightradar24 equipment will be provided free of charge and shipped to you if we choose your application. And as a thank you, you will also get a free Flightradar24 Premium Account.

You can help us increase the coverage. Please apply! All the information and the application form you can find here: http://www.flightradar24.com/free-ads-b-equipment

You are welcome with questions and ideas!
Goodluck
In South Africa the equipment is illegal. :(
Probably the same in many other African countries.
Really hope you can get some in though.
I've got 2 units in from Flight-Aware without an issue (The first was nailed by lightning in January) its shipped via FedEx and all customs are paid by the shipper
what goes around, comes around.

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