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Offline Barnsley Spotter

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« 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.

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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #1 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". 
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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 03:18:50 PM »
I am Anmer

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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 03:23:41 PM »
Check the antenna and connection (and any Radarbox software settings).

Are you receiving any aircraft?
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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 03:25:09 PM »
I have attached two screenshots the first is planeplotter the second is air nav

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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Rubbish
« Reply #9 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