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    Remote Ground Station (RGS) squitters

    Rather surprised to receive this in Southern England. It's from the ARINC ground station at Asturias (Spain), ICAO code LEAS, IATA code OVD, about 470 miles from where I am

    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    01XA OVD LEAS2 ARINC
    -------------------------------------[21/02/2013 04:15]

    I've added some spaces to the message content line to make it easier to read. Normally it would would have no gaps. Note that all ARINC remote ground stations share the same identifier and will always appear as ACARS mode: 2. The fourth character of the message line shows A for ARINC
    Last edited by The Sage of Milton; 2013-02-22 at 10:12.

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    This one is from the SITA RGS at Jersey (identifier E)

    ACARS mode: e Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XS JER EGJJ 0 4912N 00211W
    V136975/
    -------------------------------------[24/02/2013 14:13]

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    This one is from the ARINC station at Cologne (approx 350 miles from my location)

    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XA CGN EDDK2 5052N 00708E B 136975/ARINC
    -------------------------------------[24/02/2013 17:29]

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    Slightly nearer home:
    The SITA station at Paris Charles de Gaulle, identifier [G] - just over 200 miles away

    ACARS mode: g Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XS CDG LFPG 0 4901N 00233E
    V136975/
    -------------------------------------[24/02/2013 19:02]

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    Squitter from the SITA ground station at Amsterdam Schipol (Ident "E") - approx 300 NM away

    ACARS mode: e Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XS AMS EHAM 0 5218N 00445E
    -------------------------------------[03/03/2013 09:48]

    Weather at the time at my location: Wind E 8kts, temp 1.7C, overcast, baro 1024mbs (steady)

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    Squitter from the ARINC ground station at Belfast City Airport (IATA code BHD, ICAO code EGAC)
    Approx 250 miles from my location

    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    01XA BHD EGAC1 ARINC
    -------------------------------------[07/03/2013 16:44]

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    Squitter from the ARINC station at Brest
    Received in Southern UK


    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XA BES LFRB1 4827N 00425W B 136975/ARINC
    -------------------------------------[15/03/2013 19:16]

    Propogation conditions are about as flat as a witch's chest right now.
    at 1920Z: Wind SW 8kts, temp 7C, baro 1001mbs and falling. Light rain.

    Distance from there to here: approx 170 miles

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    Squitter from the ARINC ground station at Geneva received in the South of England at 1705Z

    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XA GVALSGG1 4526N 00606E B 136975/ARINC
    -------------------------------------[30/04/2013 17:05]

    Approximately 450 miles away from my location

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    Squitter from the SITA remote ground station at Shannon (Ireland), ident code "E" (approximately 250 miles away)
    The time is GMT

    ACARS mode: e Aircraft reg:
    Message label: SQ Block id: [Uplink]
    Message content:-
    02XSSNNEINN05242N00855WV136975/
    -------------------------------------[13/05/2013 20:05]

    Met report for my location at the time:
    Wind light westerly. Overcast with drizzle. Temp 7.3C, RH 91%, baro 1011mbs (steady)

    Equipment:
    Yupiteru MVT7100 sequentially scanning 131.525 131.725 131.825 and 136.75 Mc/s
    Planeplotter version 6.3.7

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sage of Milton View Post
    Yupiteru MVT7100 sequentially scanning 131.525 131.725 131.825 and 136.75 Mc/s
    What kind of antenna are you using, if you don't mind me asking?

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