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Old 7th Jul 2007, 20:19
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Not too sure what you are seeing there - 98% of the inbound traffic to LGW is vectored to the south of the field where the two holds 'Willo' and 'Timba' are, and off these holds the traffic is turned Eastbound, normally south of the field. You might just be seeing traffic inbound to LHR routing to the Biggin Hill hold, in which case it would probably be about 8-9000'? Maybe a Director person could chip in here? I don't remember ever being routed north of LGW from the south, although I have occasionally 'squeezed' such from a kind controller on a northern arrival.
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Old 7th Jul 2007, 23:46
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I'm about 4 miles North of the extended runways. Definitely going to Gatwick, staying South of the Reigate/Redhill mountain range. If they're landing to the West I get one every 5/10 minutes.

Not complaining, just love watching the different turn/slow down/lose height soon handling. Used to live in Wandsworth under Heathrow approach (again we were a waypoint) and loved being able to tell which Country's carrier was deploying flaps at max speed (shriek/whoosh). Same one as has gear down and lights on when it crosses a coastline.
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Old 8th Jul 2007, 16:07
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I still think they must be arrivals for LHR, since I have never (in 20 years) been vectored north of LGW from a south arrival as that routing interferes with the Biggin Hold and also clashes with the R26 departures and would restrict climb. Anyway, without an ATC input, we can progress no further.
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Old 18th Jul 2007, 20:49
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So guys with this SBS-1 gadget. How good is it? Being in the LHR area will I get a good range and if anyone is in this area and has one how well does it work...how far can you see?
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 14:22
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Mode S receivers

Curious Pax, the Kenitic SBS-1 one users who used to feed to a dutch site appeared to have defected to an american site owned by a company called Air Nav systems. they now sale a a S mode receiver called an Air Nav Radar Box which produces a radar screen on your PC. It costs 40 less than Kenetics and they appear to have far many more users who are streaming.

I have been informed that the axact location and time above a point is not perfect to stop the stinger pointing baddies from using it to shoot down aircraft. The system looks good for general use, though I suspect that if you live near an airport or airways junction then you may find it in accurate on purpose.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:02
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No advertising! Link removed

Also can you tune in to ATC through this?

If not what is the best scanner for listening in terms of range. I guess it will be down to the antenna...anyone have any ideas on the best antennas?
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 16:56
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It seems that the SBS kit has suddenly come down 100, is it because they are trying to off load them now. It will not pick up ATC only the signal from the s-mode transponder which is a location device for ATC to pin point aircraft. S mode is used by all aircraft on airways but it is not required by GA aircraft until at least 2008.

By the way the SBS kit is like a VHF receiver in as much as it only picks up signals line of sight so if you live in a valley then you will only pick signals in the emmidiate area.

Good luck
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 20:17
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Decoders

when the Said company brought out AIRNAV 2 Acars decoder there was
the option to use the Streams on WWW Provided by variuos users after
a while that died a death I suppose its becuase the Various Telcoms
authouritys clamped down on it . Lately a few Sites mainly USA \Canada
were still working . Poss live Streams on MODE S May go the same way
Possibly best to leave it a while see what comes on or Not

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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 05:30
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I probably can't post a screenshot here but here's the link:
SBS Display

I can pick aircraft up out to 270nm but only because I have a clear horizon - signals are very much line of sight.
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 01:58
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I've bought AirNav RadarBox and for the first time I was able to track almost Europe for free. None of the other sites offers european tracking.
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Old 3rd Nov 2007, 22:13
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Call signs/flight numbers need help!

Hi
I was woundering if anybody can help me. need to know what the following flights used as i flight code. They are all from mid september and are flights to FAO

EZY6005 BRS-FAO
EZY2017 LTN-FAO
JAF2943 BRU-FAO
GSM317/505
EZY3289
RYR7032


Thanks for your help
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 05:22
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Tracking flights online - UK

Does anyone know of any websites available to allow subscribed users web access to track their flights in real time other than via the CFMU. I know this is quite a big thing in the US, but in UK, it appears elusive !

Any ideas ?
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 06:50
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I know of no on-line system which does not have a built in delay. This site isn't bad if you have Google Earth: http://www.fboweb.com/fb40/s/tr/qt.aspx

Of course you could always lash out on SBS and watch them real-time!
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Old 9th Nov 2007, 10:57
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Couple of questions

My partner is flying from Marseille (MRS) to LGW on Easyjet this afternoon.

I was wondering whether anybody could speculate on what the route is likely to be?

Also, if the flight number is EZY5326, is that then the aircraft's callsign? eg 'echo zulu yankee 5-3-2-6' (seems rather a mouthful!)

Thanks for any help..
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Old 9th Nov 2007, 11:40
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Try 'Easy 5326'
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Old 9th Nov 2007, 11:48
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May even have an alphanumeric ATC c/s which won't resemble the airline's flight number.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 08:39
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Is this the spotters' dream come true?

http://radar.zhaw.ch/

Click on the aircraft for type and registration

(apologies if this is old news)
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 09:28
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You are a bit behind the times, young sir...us trendy geeky spotters (ahem) are glued to our SBS-1s, which do precisely this in the comfort of our own homes. Check out the Kinetic Avionics website for more juicy info...
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 09:50
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Originally Posted by oldlag53 View Post
You are a bit behind the times, young sir...us trendy geeky spotters (ahem) are glued to our SBS-1s, which do precisely this in the comfort of our own homes. Check out the Kinetic Avionics website for more juicy info...
OK, it was binoculars, a notebook and a marmite sandwich in my day. We used to regard with contempt anybody with a radio.
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Old 8th Dec 2007, 19:29
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Real-Time Virtual radar

I know from other posts that some members use SBS-1 receivers. One may be about to go on my list for Father Christmas and my question to PPRuNe members is as follows:

From a search I have identified two receivers. These are the Kinetic Aviation Products SBS-1 and the AirNav Radar Box. Could members give me the benefit of their experience with these two products please? Even better, if anyone has experience of using both products, which would they recommend and why?

Many thanks.

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