Radarspotting

Mode-S Software => RadarBox => Topic started by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:13:45 PM

Title: Rubbish
Post by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:13:45 PM
Thought I'd put the radarbox to the test.

I am currently sat in the renaissance hotel at Heathrow, I had the radarbox and a dongle running.

The dongle caught every movement.  The radarbox missed almost everything.

I have now unplugged the radarbox and am ready to send it back to them for a refund, Sbs is the way forward.  Need to set the sbs3 up i got for christmas.

Ian
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Anmer on December 31, 2014, 03:16:24 PM
Are you referring to the AirNav Radarbox?

In my experience it should work as well as a DVB-T "dongle". 
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:18:50 PM
I am Anmer
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Anmer on December 31, 2014, 03:23:41 PM
Check the antenna and connection (and any Radarbox software settings).

Are you receiving any aircraft?
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:25:09 PM
I have attached two screenshots the first is planeplotter the second is air nav
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:28:46 PM
i receive aircraft but only a handful compared to the dongle.

It is worrying especially as the aerials are next to each other, within a foot.
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Anmer on December 31, 2014, 03:32:16 PM
Thanks.

It appears that the PP screen has sharing enabled.  Are all the aircraft from your dongle?
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:33:58 PM
Yes Green is local and red is shared data.

I also have sharing enabled in radarbox and realtime as i took advantage of the trial.
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Anmer on December 31, 2014, 03:39:42 PM
Thanks.

Some RadarBoxes have suffered from a hardware failure (SAW filter) which reduces the number of aircraft messages received.  I've heard a rumour that Waters & Stanton have supplied previously returned receivers as part of the sell-off but I must stress it's just a rumour.

If it were me, I'd get a full refund.
Title: Re: Rubbish
Post by: Barnsley Spotter on December 31, 2014, 03:54:47 PM
I am definatly thinking of doing so as i have even reducd the screen refresh rate down to half a second and no change.
I have an 8gb ram laptop so could easily handle to extra load.

Its a mystery buti will return to Waters & Stanton armed with the screen shots to prove to them that the receiver is not working as supposed to.

ian