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  1. #841
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    This is the FR24 antenna, so it would be likely to degrade it if I used PVC pipe. The issue is with the rubber cap on the top.

    Looks like I caught the cockatoo before it could do any damage, though it put a bit of mud on it!
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    Last edited by YSWG; 2015-07-23 at 15:27.
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  2. #842
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    Quote Originally Posted by YSWG View Post
    This is the FR24 antenna, so it would be likely to degrade it if I used PVC pipe. The issue is with the rubber cap on the top.

    Looks like I caught the cockatoo before it could do any damage, though it put a bit of mud on it!
    PSX_20150724_012300.jpg
    PSX_20150724_012401.jpg
    Your temporary modification might do the trick. I was under the impression that the top cap of the antenna was of the same material as the shaft.
    Cheers.

  3. #843
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    Quote Originally Posted by YSWG View Post
    This is the FR24 antenna, so it would be likely to degrade it if I used PVC pipe. The issue is with the rubber cap on the top.

    Looks like I caught the cockatoo before it could do any damage, though it put a bit of mud on it!
    PSX_20150724_012300.jpg
    PSX_20150724_012401.jpg
    if that fails, do some searching, you can get lightweight plastic owls, about a foot tall, you may try finding one and attaching it to the top, mum has one she uses to keep the bigger birds off her TV antennae (idea was recommended by TV ant repair dude who obviously has seen his fair share of bent elements, super glue should do the trick nicely, I'm sure FR24 wont mind given its a darn sight cheaper than to replace the antennae every 3 months

  4. #844
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    Maybe plastic spikes for birds would help too. (search for "plastic spikes for birds antenna" see some photos for ideas.)
    Something sharp flat piece on top might work too.

  5. #845
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    Mt. Isa & Barmaga feeders back

    Good see both of these very valuable FR feeders back on the air - Barmaga after many months. Just need Longreach and Broken Hill back now.

  6. #846
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    Quote Originally Posted by YSWG View Post
    This is the FR24 antenna, so it would be likely to degrade it if I used PVC pipe. The issue is with the rubber cap on the top.
    My homebrew coco is inside high pressure pvc .. doesn't seem to affect it that much if at all, I just need a bit more height..
    T-YBBN50 - Kallangur, QLD, Australia

  7. #847
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    Hi all.

    Just setup a Raspberry Pi using a DVB-T. Live under the flight path in Leichhardt just north of SYD airport.

    How do I tell if my data is used or not?

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    Whooops ... I didn't have the --mlat-forward switch turned on in dump1090-mutability but it was still forwarding the packets to fr24feed *sigh* So for the last 20hrs or so I've been pushing MLAT data as ADS-B data... GOOD WORK ME!
    T-YBBN50 - Kallangur, QLD, Australia

  9. #849
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaal View Post
    Whooops ... I didn't have the --mlat-forward switch turned on in dump1090-mutability but it was still forwarding the packets to fr24feed *sigh* So for the last 20hrs or so I've been pushing MLAT data as ADS-B data... GOOD WORK ME!
    You're in good company - there's at least one more around BNE and two near SYD showing the same effect. Does not matter much - the data seems pretty credible to me. I've not seen so many DH8s and ATRs on FR24 as in the last week or so around these two cities.

  10. #850
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    Hi, Can anyone explain to me if this is ok? I get a lot of 'tracked' AC with no location.

    FR24 Feeder Tracked Aircraft List

    Updated: 07:40:04 GMT+1000 (AEST)

    ModeS: 7C58E4 Callsign: N/A
    Lat: 0
    Long: 0
    Alt: 19800ft
    SQW: 3602

    ModeS: 7C6277 Callsign: N/A
    Lat: 0
    Long: 0
    Alt: 5400ft
    SQW: 1121

    ModeS: 7C6C35 Callsign: TGW676
    Lat: -33.7961
    Long: 151.0267
    Alt: 5300ft
    SQW: 1435

    ModeS: 7C6DE0 Callsign: N/A
    Lat: -34.0387
    Long: 151.0228
    Alt: 5750ft
    SQW: 4012

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