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  1. Thread: New Feeder Spotted

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    Heh... F-NZUK1, "Twitzel"... :-)

    Heh... F-NZUK1, "Twitzel"...

    :-)
  2. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Here she be... 5477 ...

    Here she be...

    5477

    http://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL436/54f23cc
  3. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Just a tad!

    Just a tad!
  4. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Have seen F-NZDN2 and F-NZTU2 showing up a lot....

    Have seen F-NZDN2 and F-NZTU2 showing up a lot. Sometimes I wonder if people see different radar.
  5. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Can't remember if it was MLAT traffic or not, but...

    Can't remember if it was MLAT traffic or not, but I watched a G650 fly from Queenstown to Wellington a few days ago. Pretty sure I know who that was! ;)
  6. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Thanks! F-NZGT1 (Glentanner) is now F-NZUK1...

    Thanks!

    F-NZGT1 (Glentanner) is now F-NZUK1 (Pukaki).
  7. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Okay, I've just sent them a message.

    Okay, I've just sent them a message.
  8. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Okay. Another question: The FR24 receiver...

    Okay.

    Another question: The FR24 receiver status page shows RADAR CODE: F-NZUK1 despite the station supposedly being F-NZGT1. Either of these codes are alternately displayed when aircraft are...
  9. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Yes, 'tis us. The original receiver was...

    Yes, 'tis us. The original receiver was discovered to be non-functional when the station was being recommissioned, but FR24 got a new one to us in a couple of days, so I can't blame them!

    GT is...
  10. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    We're down to one battery bank, after a bombing...

    We're down to one battery bank, after a bombing run by the helicopter. These things happen.

    No mast as yet, since I've been too busy dealing with the aftermath of the fire. It'll happen, although...
  11. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    F-NZGT1 back online. The FR24 will probably be...

    F-NZGT1 back online. The FR24 will probably be off-and-on over the next few days as things settle down (post-tests, etc), but I hope it'll be all good to go after that.
  12. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    The Polys are what our supplier had! :D ...

    The Polys are what our supplier had! :D

    Previous and existing Polys performed very well, and, since budget is always a major consideration, there wasn't a lot to be gained with Monos.
  13. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Two 24V banks in parallel, and one 48V bank. Both...

    Two 24V banks in parallel, and one 48V bank. Both the 24s and the 48 drive large inverters, but also carry some direct (24VDC and 48VDC) loads. The FR24 is powered via one of the inverters.

    The...
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    Thanks to FR24 for your patience.

    I know the FR24 guys probably suspect I've sold their gear on eBay, but rest assured it'll be back in action soon. In fact, it would have been online today, were it not for the helicopter having to...
  15. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    It's not even worth dialing 111. Cheers...

    It's not even worth dialing 111.



    Cheers anyway. :)
  16. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    New batteries should be installed this week,...

    New batteries should be installed this week, weather permitting. (These are huge flooded cells, not itsy-bitsy GELs, so there's quite a bit of work involved.)
  17. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    F-NZGT1 is still offline while we clean up after...

    F-NZGT1 is still offline while we clean up after the fire.

    FR24's equipment was spared (it's in a separate structure some distance from the solar shack) but power is still down until new batteries...
  18. Hmmmm... Interesting... Could it be because the...

    Hmmmm... Interesting... Could it be because the FR24 is actually in the clouds, and "looking" through them?
  19. Dense cloud and heavy rain over much of the South...

    Dense cloud and heavy rain over much of the South Island. I'm assuming there's a whole lotta fade goin' on.
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    As I understand it, grey is the natural colour of...

    As I understand it, grey is the natural colour of these plastics, while the metal titanium dioxide (TiO2) is added for whiteness.
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    Yesterday/today my wife and kids flew to Nagoya...

    Yesterday/today my wife and kids flew to Nagoya via Singapore. I tracked them the whole way on www.flightradar24.com!

    :D

    (Sorry for the hijack: I couldn't resist. Back to the thread...)
  22. The number of aircraft and the ranges detected by...

    The number of aircraft and the ranges detected by my FR24 receiver has taken a massive nosedive in the last day or so, and I'm assuming it's due to the utterly dismal unseasonal weather we're...
  23. Thread: New Feeder Spotted

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    Hi Ruth! :)

    Hi Ruth! :)
  24. Thread: New Zealand Radar

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    Ha! I was a bit stunned when I saw NZTG1 active a...

    Ha! I was a bit stunned when I saw NZTG1 active a few days ago, and wondered how the heck my FR24 was able to track aircraft all the way up in Tauranga!

    :D

    BPO
    F-NZGT1
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    Hi. I'm also quite new to this, but I think your...

    Hi. I'm also quite new to this, but I think your options are to either 1) replace the supplied antenna cable with something significantly more substantial in order to keep the receiver out of the hot...
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