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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post


    Hint: look on the stat page https://www.flightradar24.com/share-statistics
    What's common for all the radars in the top positions? Max distance 349.
    That’s because it is the cutoff point for FR24. Anything beyond that is ignored as it is assumed to be spurious so any good station would have this as the maximum range.

    NB my station has a max range of 349 and is not modified or tampered with in any way!
    Last edited by F-EGLF1; 2018-10-25 at 19:34. Reason: Additional info
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    Hello hobbists and professionals!

    Today my polar plot indicated IMPOSSIBLE ranges for my radar (349 nm).
    Is that a glitch of Flightradar network or a problem of my hardware?
    Maybe some other user have the same symptoms?

    Thank you very much,
    Cauchee
    T-NOOB-001

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cauchee View Post
    Maybe some other user have the same symptoms?
    This post is off topic and may be moved.

    But:

    1. My stats appear to be correct, max range (today) of 239nm
    2. Judging by other posts, the stats, like the radar labels, are unreliable.
    Mike


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    Radarspotting since 2005

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    Yes, today I've got my usual range!
    Admins should steadily post on the forum when the got technical difficulties...
    otherwise 5.000 - 6.000 nerds worldwide will leave their family to climb over the roof!!
    Bye
    T-NOOB-001

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    Back to the topic. To me is strange that a company, that has a business model aggregating quality ADS-B data and providing MLAT results (and more) for paying subscription users, does not incentivize users to provide specifically that quality data.
    Why that company would use as "stats" (the "reward" for most users) a formula that not only does not care if you participate MLAT or not, but also can be "tricked" so easily to provide higher scores. But hey, that's just me and my engineering brain hunting for technical glitches.

    For now my "evil" experiment works perfectly. I have a second station that shows 292 nm, with a little more tweaking I can make it show 349 nm. And in 30 days will probably climb to the top.

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