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    I feel worried today. Last night around 11pm ADS-B Went Offline. today i reset the power which connects to ADS-B- it went online a few minutes ang Offline Again. I hope its not damage due to Water. And i hope its only a loos Power Outlet. I Inclose the device inside a IP67 BOX for Outdoor use. and Sealed its Edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kailrusha View Post
    I feel worried today. Last night around 11pm ADS-B Went Offline. today i reset the power which connects to ADS-B- it went online a few minutes ang Offline Again. I hope its not damage due to Water. And i hope its only a loos Power Outlet. I Inclose the device inside a IP67 BOX for Outdoor use. and Sealed its Edges.
    Does the FR24 Box Turns Off by itself?
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    I Havent Check it Yet cause its raining Outside and windy. It Might be a Loos Plug or Loos RJ 45. My question is if its get damage. as agreement ill return this ADS-B to them. will they give me a replacement?

    I just miss the opportunity to serve during the time of needs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kailrusha View Post
    I Havent Check it Yet cause its raining Outside and windy. It Might be a Loos Plug or Loos RJ 45. My question is if its get damage. as agreement ill return this ADS-B to them. will they give me a replacement?
    Yes They will Give You A replacement.

    Beacause when My Coax Cable Was Damaged They sent me a replacement cable
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    10meters Coax is to Short. for me. i force this to mount antenna near the top of my tower and the ADS-B 10 meters Bellow. The Tower is around 30meters Height.

    When shipping the item will they ask to send whole device and coax and Antenna or only the damage ADS-B
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kailrusha View Post
    I Havent Check it Yet cause its raining Outside and windy. It Might be a Loos Plug or Loos RJ 45. My question is if its get damage. as agreement ill return this ADS-B to them. will they give me a replacement?

    I just miss the opportunity to serve during the time of needs
    Kailrusha contact FR24 support
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kailrusha View Post
    10meters Coax is to Short. for me. i force this to mount antenna near the top of my tower and the ADS-B 10 meters Bellow. The Tower is around 30meters Height.

    When shipping the item will they ask to send whole device and coax and Antenna or only the damage ADS-B
    Just tell them if you are having trouble With your FR24 receiver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kailrusha View Post
    10meters Coax is to Short. for me. i force this to mount antenna near the top of my tower and the ADS-B 10 meters Bellow. The Tower is around 30meters Height.

    When shipping the item will they ask to send whole device and coax and Antenna or only the damage ADS-B
    Can you take a photo of your tower?
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    Troubleshooting an Inaccessible FR24 Receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Kailrusha View Post
    I feel worried today. Last night around 11pm ADS-B Went Offline. today i reset the power which connects to ADS-B- it went online a few minutes ang Offline Again. I hope its not damage due to Water. And i hope its only a loos Power Outlet. I Inclose the device inside a IP67 BOX for Outdoor use. and Sealed its Edges.
    There are some troubleshooting steps you can take in the meantime to isolate the problem.

    When you cycle the power switch look at the modem and see if the port led is on and blinking. Also access the receiver status page.

    1. If the modem is receiving negotiations from the receiver, the modem led will be steady or blinking green. If the led is off, there is a power problem at the receiver.

    2. Access the receiver status page and look at the GPS INFO: If you don't see this section listed reload the page.

    Normal entries will look like this: GPS INFO:

    POSITION: 9.3437,123.2960 81.6m [AMSL]
    TEMPERATURE: 52.12'C

    If you see something similar, the GPS is working normally. The GPS module is not watertight but if you installed it with the coax coming out the bottom you should be ok.

    If the power to the tower is switched by a household type wall switch they have been known to be flakey. The light in my daughters room will only come on when I press the switch in a certain way.

    If you don't use a switch but a plug you pull out of a receptacle to cycle the power, it has been my experience over the years that plug connections to the wire are the points of most power failures especially if you use SJ cord. A bad connection will heat up and deform the plastic. Failure is most times intermittent in the early stages.

    Water in a coax connector will not cause the receiver to turn off but will just cause the receiver to track few or no planes and the receiver range will be degraded.

    When you are able to access the receiver on the tower remove the cover and look for a water pool in the bottom of the enclosure and check the mini-usb connection from the 5 volt power adapter and if the receiver has been on the power adapter will feel warm. Smell inside for the metallic smell of an overheated component or wire. Carry a power tool up the tower with you to plug in to the receptacle and operate for a few minutes to stress the connections.

    If you suspect the antenna remove the N connector and slap it against your open palm. If you see droplets of water the tape seal failed. Ordinarily a few drops might not seem like a lot but the aluminum braid on the coax when exposed to moisture will oxidize and eventually cause the electrical properties of the braid to fail. The coax supplied has aluminum braid. The addition of silicone grease in the void between the female nut on the N connector and the center conductor will fill the voids when tightened and displace any water caused by tape wrapping failures. Fat fingers are not good for wrapping connectors.

    Kailrusha I hope you can get some ideas from this long post.

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    RPLL3 is online and F-RPLP1 offline.
    Last edited by paradiselost; 2014-12-07 at 08:19.

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