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    Hong Kong Radar

    I have noticed during the past few weeks that the excellent Hong Kong radar now has a blind spot on aircraft landing from the west. When aircraft are on base leg before turning finals for a landing from the west, the aircraft time out on screen at around 3000 feet because of loss of data. The aircraft then reappear on the radar just before touchdown at around 1500 feet.
    Previously you could follow aircraft landing from the west all the way to touchdown at Hond Kong without the aircraft timing out on the base leg.
    Has one of the Flightradar24 contributors left who used to supply that radar coverage?
    Is it possible for one of the present Flightradar24 contributors to cover this blind spot by repositioning his aerial?
    It would be great if Flightradar24 could get back the radar coverage for landing aircraft west of the airport.
    Hope you can help.
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    Last edited by aircraftenthusiast; 2012-10-18 at 14:56.

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    If someone has turned off you would tell by the uploading radar identity changing too. It will say its someone elses ID now instead.

    As for moving antennas, thats a big ask. Most people have them on their homes, that would involve moving their belongings and house to suit.

    Chances are a building has been errected infront of the area, or a tree is finally impacting the signal.

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    To be honest i did not check the radar identity when the Hong Kong radar had better coverage for aircraft coming in from the West.
    At the present time aircraft inbound to HKG is showing radar ident T-F4V, not sure if their was another radar ident when the HKG radar had better coverage.
    Last edited by aircraftenthusiast; 2012-10-19 at 17:32.

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    For the past few months, aircraft flying base leg from the south for runway 07 have been timing out/disappearing off the radar before they turn right onto finals for runway 07.
    Aircrafts then reappear again on the radar on very short finals for runway 07.
    Would it be possible for the person/s who supplies the Hong Kong radar to Flightradar24, to re-position or installed bigger aerial to cover the blind spot for aircraft arriving on runways 07?



    Below i have enclosed a screenshot showing BOX518 B77F D-AALA seconds before it timesout then disappears off the screen.
    It would be wonderfully if the Hong Kong radar could be fixed so that i can watch traffic all the way to touchdown.

    Many thanks
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    Last edited by aircraftenthusiast; 2013-02-28 at 23:24.

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    Sorry, but I beleive what you are asking of a volunteer to suit your requirements is a bit unrealistic. Would you personally spend $180US extra on a setup you are happy with to get a high gain antenna simply because someone asked?

    It is line of sight and low to ground traffic is very hard to obtain unless you are beside the airport.

    As for moving antennas, thats a big ask. Most people have them on their homes, that would involve moving their belongings and house to suit.

    Chances are a building has been errected infront of the area, or a tree is finally impacting the signal.
    And if it is a T-F4V receiver, they are not directly related to FR24 so will probably not be reading these threads.

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    Hi Oblivian,
    Thanks for your reply above.
    I am only making the point because previously i could watch aircraft all the way to touchdown without disappearing.
    Not sure what has happened to change this, either the person who supplied that feed is no longer doing so, or maybe an aerial location issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivian View Post
    Sorry, but I beleive what you are asking of a volunteer to suit your requirements is a bit unrealistic. Would you personally spend $180US extra on a setup you are happy with to get a high gain antenna simply because someone asked?
    F-WSSS1 spent USD 800 on High gain Antenna, Mast Head Amplifier, Low Loss Coaxial cables, Bandpass Filter and Power Splitters to give long range coverage around WSSS ATC area and into South China Sea ( Not West Philippines Sea ).

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    Yes, but that was to improve your own hobby and coverage as a whole. You weren't asked to, or do it just to make it better near 1 particular small 'blackhole' area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivian View Post
    Yes, but that was to improve your own hobby and coverage as a whole. You weren't asked to, or do it just to make it better near 1 particular small 'blackhole' area
    My hobby is not plane spotting but something else.

    I gave my best for everyone to enjoy to cover WSSS as wide as possible.

    Prior to me involvement in 2010, WSSS was a "black-hole".

    But, to ask someone to fork out $$$ just to cover a small "black-hole" is too much.

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    All - hi, how is HK Radar now..
    I live at Tung Chung and have direct line of sight to the airport with a receiver now in place.. installed about a month ago.

    The issue I have based on my location is traffic south and also to the west ..

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