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  • FlyingPete
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    A quick question, do all aircraft have to have a transponder running?

    I often am sitting at home and hear something in the sky so look it up on my local PiAware and there is nothing there. Main culprits seem to be some light aircraft and helicopters, esspecially the Police one (kind of makes sense if they don't use one). I am configureds for MLAT so usually see those.

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  • Oblivian
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    Originally posted by nzfatmatt View Post
    Dang, similar to last year isn't it. Though it lasted a lot longer last year. Went to Australia first I think I remember.

    Indeed. Last year didn't appear to go anywhere near as long as the loons and tests prior. I recall having one come past 3 or so times

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  • nzfatmatt
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    Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
    Dang, similar to last year isn't it. Though it lasted a lot longer last year. Went to Australia first I think I remember.

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  • Oblivian
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    Oh damn.

    Shes on its way down..

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9220...alloon-mission

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  • FlyingPete
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    Hi all,
    Got a couple of toys here if anyone is interested.

    I have been playing with the vector graphics in PiAware for sometime now and have just updated my code to work with PiAware 3.5.0.

    There are two things you need to make this work well here in NZ, a descent JSON database and the new markers.js file. I have been building the JSON DB now from scratch since last year and it now has most of the locally visiting fleets and is up to daye with CAAs NZ register as of about two weeks ago.

    PLEASE MAKE BACKUPS FIRST!

    To use this you need to replace the markers.js file in /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html

    Then delete all the JSON files in the /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html/db and replace them with the contents of the attached zip.

    You will need to reload the browser completely, I suggest testing with private/incognito mode.

    There is one notable bug I have not been able to fix, I cannot get the outline on the aircraft to change when selected without considerable recoding.

    When done you too can have this view:
    350Screenshot.JPG

    Here are the links to the files:
    http://iaucklan63.net/db.zip
    http://iaucklan63.net/markers.js

    Enjoy!

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  • scottjpalmer
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    Been visible here in Carterton all morning

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  • nzfatmatt
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    Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
    Yep. Just shy of 111,000 ft

    25-0418:33N351WQ

    It was patchy from 530 as it got closer to the antennas oval limits at a guess. Or they switched off ADSB onto sat only. Not sure as was off FR24 for quite some time while still over land.

    You can see the 90,000ft winds here and follow its probable path

    https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...84,-40.85,2607
    I love that site. Other than it being actually useful it's just such a cool map that you can sit and stare at. Was looking at it yesterday morning, then didn't look at it again.

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  • Oblivian
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    Yep. Just shy of 111,000 ft

    25-04 18:33 N351WQ

    It was patchy from 530 as it got closer to the antennas oval limits at a guess. Or they switched off ADSB onto sat only. Not sure as was off FR24 for quite some time while still over land.

    You can see the 90,000ft winds here and follow its probable path

    https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...84,-40.85,2607

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  • nzfatmatt
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    Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
    Had reports of balloon seen off coast of welly this AM in the light so you guys should be seeing it unless its moved off further since I last checked
    I forgot to look. Also didn't get around to getting antenna movable to try and see it.

    I see you had it for a while yesterday, before it dropped off.
    Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
    Had reports of balloon seen off coast of welly this AM in the light so you guys should be seeing it unless its moved off further since I last checked

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  • Oblivian
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    Had reports of balloon seen off coast of welly this AM in the light so you guys should be seeing it unless its moved off further since I last checked

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  • scottjpalmer
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    No good for anything other than keeping toys out of the dirt.

    Roof actually went on yesterday, builder went the extra mile on Anzac Day!

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  • nzfatmatt
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    Originally posted by scottjpalmer View Post
    Hi. My name is Scott and I have a very crude proof of concept running near Carterton (House is still being built)

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]8615[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]8616[/ATTACH]
    Ahh so that's what junk mails for!

    Hurry up and get the roof on. Today is not fast enough!

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  • scottjpalmer
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    Hi. My name is Scott and I have a very crude proof of concept running near Carterton (House is still being built)

    _20170426_104720.jpg
    _20170426_104857.JPG

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  • Oblivian
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    Fell asleep and missed it once the cloud come over,
    But pics posted to me from far and wide (and lots of people ignoring my warning this morning and going whats that in the sky?)

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  • nzfatmatt
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    Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
    I think its a re-used code so may have been legacy marked as balloon.

    N351WQ01-06-2016 06:43112200N351WQ
    N351WQ17-05-2016 16:37111100N351WQ
    N351WQ17-05-2016 13:1482900N351WQ

    Good to see the 53,000ft web-visible limit was lifted from it!

    /edit spoke too soon

    96500 ft showing 30,000
    Seems to be showing correct altitude now. Though it did cycle through the colours.

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