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    Today is the first day I have noticed the coverage around Cape Town. There is also a reciever in Johannessburg. Trouble seems to be very few of the local domestic aircraft are transmitting any info. All the International stuff does. Aircraft take off and land very 5 mins or so but if you see any local/domestic flights it is any one or two a year.

    I am waiting for my SBS to set up and would like to know where the owner of the rcieveris situated as I see his coverage (due to high hills is a bit intermiate. I am in Fish Hoek (not an ideal local) but it might help. I get the immpression the station is in the Northern Suburbs?
    If he/she wants to contact me direct hgm@mweb.co.za is the address

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    hello,
    the radar you see currently as FACT1 is in the hills around Somerset West. but there is another one

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    I think the best way is to add additional crosses to the map if receivers are running there.
    a lot of routes have already been setup during the last days.

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    South Africa Coverage

    The coverage in SA seems to be gettinng smaller and smaller to the point today (Wed 30th Nov) there is no coverage at all today (CT JNG, PE, etc) Angola and Marituis and the rest of the world are OK and as usual but SA seems to died

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    Coverage questions are answered on http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/about.php

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    This is not a general coverage problem..it is a specific problem. I'll reword it me lud. Has anyone else in Cape Town, Jo'burg etc or anywhere noticed the absence of SA coverage for the last couple of days and know of any reason. No more questions me lud

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    7am Wed and Jo'Burg has sprung into live. Cape Town still dead as a DoDo. I rest my "thread"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Holmes View Post
    This is not a general coverage problem..it is a specific problem. I'll reword it me lud. Has anyone else in Cape Town, Jo'burg etc or anywhere noticed the absence of SA coverage for the last couple of days and know of any reason. No more questions me lud
    http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/about.php

    All about coverage
    Coverage on Flightradar24
    Flightradar24 has a network of about 500 ADS-B receivers around the world that receives plane and flight information from aircraft with ADS-B transponders and sends this information to a server, and then displays this information on a map on Flightradar24. Only aircraft with an ADS-B transponder, within the coverage area of the 500 receivers are visible.

    Flightradar24 covers about 90% of Europe. There is also some coverage in USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Middle East, Japan and other parts around the world.

    Why don't you have coverage in my area?
    Flightradar24 only have coverage in areas where someone has installed an ADS-B receiver and feeds his/her data into Flightradar24. If there are no connected ABS-B receivers in an area, then there is no coverage in that area.

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    Last week Flightradar24.com had coverage in my area, but not any more. Why?
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    I give up Mike. I understand that. What I am really asking is someone who runs the Cape Town reciever to answer a straight forward question. I know how the coverage works but I am enquiring as where the SA recievers went. OK Jo'Burg is back but what of Cape Operator. Afraid I don't watch Stockholm muchif at all. It really isn't that important as I have my own SBS 1 but my view is a bit blocked by mountains so I use FR as a back up

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    Capetown (FACT1) has some technical Problems with ModeS and UMTS stick. Will perhaps try PP upload.

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