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Plane Spotters / Flight Radar Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by leaskovski, 11 Nov 2015.

  1. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

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    A lot of vintage aircraft have limited or no electric supply and hence don’t operate a transponder. Some have been retrofitted though and you’ll pick them up via MLAT. There are an abundance of portable battery powered ADS-B transmitters entering the market so the proportion of aircraft capable of electronic emission should hopefully increase.
     
  2. OldCoals

    Capodecina

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    [​IMG]
     
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  3. OldCoals

    Capodecina

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    Even more out now.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Uhtred

    Soldato

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    I made myself a really bad spider antenna out of old sky coax and installed it in the loft. I don't think I live in the best area as we are quite low down but I'm getting ok results. https://radar.jg.burdenator.co.uk/
     
  5. no idea what

    Capodecina

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    I'd say that's pretty decent for a DIY aerial in the loft. Nice job.
     
  6. Uhtred

    Soldato

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    The next step is to get myself a filter (I've got a rtl_sdr stick) but I'm wondering if it would be better just to buy one of the flightaware branded usb sticks, which have filters built in and costs only £6.5 more. That would mean I'll end up with an extra stick for other projects. If the flightaware sticks give similar performance then it's a no brainer.
     
  7. Lmg80

    Gangster

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    Currently three American Boeing Stratotanker off Cornwall coast 1k diff in height, 26k, 27k and 28k. Wondering if some fighters are enroute in prep for the Ukraine Russian tensions?
     
  8. 212.159.5.208

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    They flew over me and rather loud. Off back states side by looks. They are quite far out now.
     
  9. Azza

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    Location: Birmingham


     
  10. Lmg80

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    Seems to be a lot of military activity over the past week. Had an Apache fly over the house the other day of all things!
     
  11. 212.159.5.208

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    Had Pumas, Wildcats and Chinooks in and out of work. Last few days we’ve had a pair of Apaches doing the rounds. A400M and C17 have been about. There was a Eurofighter that did a touch and go. Defo something happening
     
  12. Longbow

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    Global Hawk is on radar having just come back from Ukraine.

    [​IMG]

    Where abouts? The A400M is always flying in and out of Brize.
     
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  13. john_s

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    Isn’t there a fairly sizeable US / European joint exercise going on at the moment?
     
  14. Lmg80

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    What app is that you're using please?

    Thanks :)
     
  15. Longbow

    Sgarrista

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    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/

    Press U at the top of the map (or type it) to filter for military aircraft.
     
  16. MissChief

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  17. Longbow

    Sgarrista

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    Damn it, Italy changed sides again?

    But it is a Lithuanian C-27, just seems to be some incorrect data.
     
  18. MissChief

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    I was going by the registration top left, but Lithuanian makes more sense!
     
  19. 212.159.5.208

    Gangster

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    Bristol Airport. Then the helis are Bristol Port at Avonmouth. They have 2 heli pads.
     
  20. Lmg80

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