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    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 running Android 4.1.2 with Flightradar24 pro version 3.1.7 and have two problems.

    1. For at least a couple of weeks I have not been getting any 7600 or 7700 squawks.

    2. The AR has never identified correctly what I have in view. In an earlier post mention was made that there would be a 7/8 second delay if the a/c was too close. Can someone please quantify "close". I estimate the a/c I am trying to ID are approx 40 kms away.

    Any help with the above will just make a great app even greater! Thanks in advance.

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    AR view only works for live ADS-B data. FAA is delayed by about 5 minutes and not so accurate so it cannot be used for AR.

    If you have problems with Alerts, please try to disable alerts, wait 10 seconds and enable again.

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    Thanks for the reply Mike.

    Re AR: I live in Central Portugal midway between Lisbon and Porto airports where all data is live so no FAA delay to affect the outcome.

    Re alerts: The alerts are now coming through so thanks for that tip.

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    I've been curious for some time now why we have alerts for code 7700 (emergency) and 7600 (radio out), but not 7500 (hijacking)? Also, I'd really like to see separate alerts for each of these, rather than them all lumped together under one. I want notification of in flight emergencies, but not radio failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ4VOV View Post
    I've been curious for some time now why we have alerts for code 7700 (emergency) and 7600 (radio out), but not 7500 (hijacking)?
    They cause false hysteria etc. And as a result are disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ4VOV View Post
    I've been curious for some time now why we have alerts for code 7700 (emergency) and 7600 (radio out), but not 7500 (hijacking)? Also, I'd really like to see separate alerts for each of these, rather than them all lumped together under one. I want notification of in flight emergencies, but not radio failures.
    A quick search on "7500" gave this result
    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...highlight=7500

    Addition. Since alerts were disabled 1,5 years ago I have received about 20 false 7500 alerts, so it's quite common that pilots make a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    A quick search on "7500" gave this result
    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...highlight=7500

    Addition. Since alerts were disabled 1,5 years ago I have received about 20 false 7500 alerts, so it's quite common that pilots make a mistake.
    It's your software (and "agreements" with other sites), so you're free to do as you like, but I believe you've made the wrong choice. 20 alerts over 18 months sounds like a lot, until you consider that just in the United States ATC handles over 64,000,000 flights per year. I think it would be reasonable to double that number to get an approximate global number, so 176,000,000 flights during that period, and only 20 alerts? Not statistically significant. And the reasoning you give in that thread, that there have not been any hijacks since 9/11? That's completely false. There have been in fact at least twelve hijackings or attempted hijackings since 9/11 that I can think of, starting with Quantas flight QF1737 on May 30, 2003 and right up to Tianjin flight GS7554 on June 29th last year. You also say that removing the alerts prevents people from reporting them to the authorities when the codes are false, but it also prevents them from doing so when the codes are not false. Would you also advocate permanently disabling smoke detectors because they sometimes go off when you're cooking? And if there are false alerts that cause alarm, the way to fix the problem is not to disable the alert but to properly train the person triggering the false alert. No, I believe you've made a mistake in disabling 7500 alerts in your software.

    And how about the rest of my question regarding having separate alerts for the two remaining (7700 and 7600) so that those who want to be notified of emergencies but not radio failures (or vice versa) can set one but not the other? Heck, why not make it possible to get an alerts for any valid codes you choose? Squawk codes have a lot more purposes than just declaring emergencies, and being able to get an alert for things like parachute drops (0033), gliders (1201, 1202), balloons, etc. would be quite useful. As an amateur radio operator I've taken part in high altitude balloon tracking and weather tracking and wouldn't mind being able to program an alert for those things sometimes. Such programmable alerts would also be even more useful if they could be programmed for a certain range value from the phone. For example, a glider aloft within a 20 mile circle; I love watching them soar.

    It just seems to me that you're missing out on an opportunity to make the phone and tablet apps much more useful than they are now, and you're doing so for reasons of questionable validity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ4VOV View Post
    It just seems to me that you're missing out on an opportunity to make the phone and tablet apps much more useful than they are now, and you're doing so for reasons of questionable validity.
    We are not missing anything. People can't handle the data and there are false alerts every month. It's a 1000% NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    We are not missing anything. People can't handle the data and there are false alerts every month. It's a 1000% NO!
    No, you will not separate the 7700 and 7600 alerts? No, you will not allow custom alerts? What are you saying no to?

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    Hello guys, i have a Samsung gs4 and i cant see the radar option where i can i use my camera and point at a aircraft flying by
    is the radar included in the android version?

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