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    THUNDR flight of 4 (two C-130, a 757, and a P-3)...

    THUNDR flight of 4 (two C-130, a 757, and a P-3) doing formation practice over Auckland today in prep for this weekend's show at Ohakea
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    There's currently a pair of RNZAF C-130s doing...

    There's currently a pair of RNZAF C-130s doing laps of Auckland North Shore in formation. I'll try to get some photos next time they come past.

    Update: As soon as I mention my camera, they bugger...
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    It's been a couple of years since I installed...

    It's been a couple of years since I installed that antenna - I've replaced it twice since then. First with a home-made collinear and then with the Flightaware antenna when I installed the Pro-stick +...
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    My existing antenna is up about as high as I can...

    My existing antenna is up about as high as I can get it. I'm limited by terrain :(

    50nm range rings:

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    I just had a very heavy C-130 using a KIW...

    I just had a very heavy C-130 using a KIW callsign fly over, followed 5 minutes later by a 757 again using KIW. Wonder where they're off to? It's a shame we don't have MLAT north of AKL - I've...
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    NZ40 is going on a tiki tour this morning....

    NZ40 is going on a tiki tour this morning. http://www.flightradar24.com/ANZ40/62a489b
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    Mine is 8 elements. Fits inside a 1m pipe with a...

    Mine is 8 elements. Fits inside a 1m pipe with a bit to spare. The antenna mast is a hockey stick with 3 extension sections (pic of the old setup). I have a 4th but it'll need guy wires and I can't...
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    T-NZAA12 got an upgrade this week. I made a...

    T-NZAA12 got an upgrade this week.

    I made a collinear out of spare RG-6 (which I have plenty of). I bought a 1m length of 15mm white PVC pressure pipe, and a pair of end caps from bunnings....
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    Lord Howe would be too small, but OOL-NLK-AKL...

    Lord Howe would be too small, but OOL-NLK-AKL works for etops60.
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    It's almost like it had to stay within 60 minutes...

    It's almost like it had to stay within 60 minutes of a runway.
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    I started filling out the application form, but...

    I started filling out the application form, but stopped when it asked for photos. Haven't had a chance to get back up on the roof since.
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    I'm under the eastern approach to Whenuapai, I'd...

    I'm under the eastern approach to Whenuapai, I'd love some MLAT up here. I doubt I'd get an F box, as the view to the south is blocked by a hill and houses.
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    One of the Google balloons came down off the CHC...

    One of the Google balloons came down off the CHC coast. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/crashed-plane-turns-google-balloon-6008603
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    Yep, drilled a pair of holes in the bottom of the...

    Yep, drilled a pair of holes in the bottom of the box.
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    I'm not doing PoE with 5v, I'm doing it with 48v...

    I'm not doing PoE with 5v, I'm doing it with 48v (802.3af) and converting it to 5v in the outdoor box.

    I work with IP phones and various other 802.3af gear, so I had most of it sitting around...
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    Apart from the obvious RPi and DVB-T stick, i've...

    Apart from the obvious RPi and DVB-T stick, i've got the following:
    USB Hub that can be powered
    PoE injector (inside the house, to send power to the Pi) Gowifi
    PoE splitter to take the...
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    I've got a Raspberry Pi with a cheap R820T mini...

    I've got a Raspberry Pi with a cheap R820T mini stick off ebay, with an antenna from www.1090mhz.com (you can buy the DVB stick from there too). Ther are plenty of guides around for setting up a...
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    There's an MLAT 737-300 headed north along the...

    There's an MLAT 737-300 headed north along the west coast of the North Island right now.
    http://www.flightradar24.com/32c789b
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    HIBAL156 just hit 50k feet and went back to 0...

    HIBAL156 just hit 50k feet and went back to 0 feet. Is that a limitation on fr24?
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    I've only seen myself (12) once so far, that was...

    I've only seen myself (12) once so far, that was for a very low altitude flight out of North Shore. I held it until about Takapuna, then NZAA8 took over.
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    NZAA12 is now online, sadly i'm in a bit of a...

    NZAA12 is now online, sadly i'm in a bit of a valley, so coverage isn't that great. Located not far from Long Bay Beach.
    It's a Raspberry Pi with a USB DVB-T tuner - Pic1 Pic2 Pic3
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    I was on that plane... :( On the plus side, I got...

    I was on that plane... :( On the plus side, I got a whole movie in before landing.

    I'm trying to decide if it's worth setting up a receiver at my house in Torbay (Auckland north shore). The view...
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