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charlie

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new to AirNav RadarBox
« on: March 01, 2009, 05:27:52 pm »
I have just bought a AirNav RadarBox and a nice bit of kit it is.

I have got logged 43C383 ModeS (RAF) and 43E78C ModeS   M-HOIL reg (RAF).

Of course no positions were recorded but is there a website that I can look at to find out what type of aircraft they are as no photos were displayed.

I have picked up 3 US Forces aircraft and they have pictures attached.

Also are Police helicopters ModeS compatable as I have one just down the road from me?

I have only had th unit running for 3 hours but already have over 20o contacts.

I feel that this bit of kit wil be getting a lot of use

Cheers for any help recieved

nortonbeak

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Re: new to AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 05:37:18 pm »
Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of the Radarbox :-)

You will find that there is plenty of help available.

One web site that you may find of particular use to tie up those Mode S codes is

http://www.airframes.org/

RodBearden

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Re: new to AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 05:39:57 pm »
Police aircraft (including choppers) are generally Mode-S equipped, which means they will show up on your MyFlights list, but they aren't ADS-B equipped, which means they don't broadcast their position,  so don't show up on the map or on the network. (Same applies to most military aircraft)

Hope that helps.

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Re: new to AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 05:47:37 pm »
By the way, Charlie, the M- registered aircraft won't be an RAF one, but is on the Isle of Man register, which uses mode-s codes from the RAF allocation.

It's a good idea to download Tarbat's D008.dat file, along with the associated country flags file from reply #5 on this thread: http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=1906.msg16810#msg16810

That fixes the problem.

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charlie

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Re: new to AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 06:23:09 pm »
Thank you for all the help so far