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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancair70 View Post

    EDIT: yes there was a storm around at the time it stopped working. The antenna didn't take a direct hit. Nothing else in my house was affected, the power didn't flicker at all. Neither of the 2 very good surge detectors I have tripped. Other wire linked devices on my network are still working and I've swapped ports and cables.
    There is the strike discharge effect, you don't need to cop a direct hit to have electronics rendered useless, I've had equipment disabled by a strike 150 metres away, even direct battery backup to marine comms equipment neutralised for some hours then all of sudden battery power returned and units turned on (just as well since the strike took out the transformer and mains was lost for 11 hours), I know a relative had his PC's, DVR, and TV rendered useless from a strike on a tree on his property 100 metres away - lightning is an amazing thing.

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    The closest strike was about 800-1000m away. A good count of 3 between flash and bang. I was outside watching the storm. No electrical services in the area were affected at all, so no strikes to the power grid.
    Last edited by Lancair70; 2014-05-06 at 08:25.
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    Static buildup on plastic enclosed antennas can be quite large

    Like the old school trick of rubbing the sheepskin over the plastic rod and zapping people

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    G'Day Lancair 70

    Noticed in the "New feeders" thread that you have spotted one at Armidale. I've never come across it - the two at Tamworth seem to be getting most of that action lately - but I'll include it in the next list that I post here. Cheers.

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    Airnail, I definitely saw T-YARM1 once.

    Hopefully the feeder is upgrading or ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancair70 View Post
    Airnail, I definitely saw T-YARM1 once.

    Hopefully the feeder is upgrading or ?
    Once in a blue moon is about all you get with some, mostly T feeders, because they often only show up when a stronger FR24 feeder is briefly off the air. They still do a good job though and I'd hate to see them disappear. A few of the very best in Oz are still T feeders eg we had a bloody big black hole in north west NSW that is now much smaller since T-YBHI2 at Broken Hill showed up and T-YEML1 at Emerald covers an enormous area of central Qld. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airnrail View Post
    Active Australian Feeders

    F-YPPH3 WA Perth ?
    F-YPPH3 is located in Swanbourne, west of the CBD. Roughly same distance from YPPH & YPJT
    Last edited by VK6UFO; 2014-05-11 at 04:03.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VK6UFO View Post
    F-YPPH3 is located in Swanbourne, west of the CBD. Roughly same distance from YPPH & YPJT
    Thanks for the info. I've updated the list accordingly. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancair70 View Post
    Airnail, I definitely saw T-YARM1 once.

    Hopefully the feeder is upgrading or ?
    I saw T-YARM1 today. Funny what they do and don't pick up. There was a line of three planes going from BNE to SYD at between FL37 and FL40. T-YARM1 picked up QF541 about 40km east of Tamworth but T-YSTW2 picked up the other two in exactly the same location.

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    Hello,

    I'm Phil from Tamworth... Some veterans may remember me, i been around for some time.

    I'm responsible for T-YSTW2, T-YSTW3, T-YBCG7 and T-YBHI2

    Just wanted to let you know that I have now upgraded my feeder equipment to Radarcape hardware.

    All these feeders are MLAT capable and have all been MLAT activated.

    I am planning on purchasing several more Radarcape hardware (the retail version of FR24 hardware) in the next few weeks. Would any Australian based feeders like to get in on a volume discounted "bulk buy"?


    Cheers...ƒil
    Feeders T-YSTW2, T-YSTW3, T-YBCG7, T-YBHI2 ... all Radarcape hardware

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