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August 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Large Antenna

Hi Lee

Have experimented with the supplied antenna from RadarGadget and have since purchased a Moonraker Radar-100 (a 5/8ths colinear vertical antenna for 1090 MHz claimed 6.5dBd gain). With a much higher gain I would have expected to have to modify the receivers primary and/or secondary gain, in fact I found little benefit from changing either away from the system defaults.

However the biggest change to performance with the Radar-100 was antenna position. In my loft (at about… Continue

Added by Glen on August 26, 2010 at 21:21 — 1 Comment

Plane Plotter tip - Differentiate Local Aircraft

If you are sharing with us and COAA it can be difficult to tell what aircraft your own local ADS-B receiver is picking up. The screen looks very similar to the following!

You can change this though and make it easier to spot your own aircraft!

Select the following option from the menu..…


Added by Lee Armstrong on August 18, 2010 at 18:42 — No Comments

Why upload photos?

I am currently working on pulling the images across from the pinkfroot site into the iPhone apps.

If you have any photos please make sure you upload them and in the tag field please include as much info as you can such as aircraft registration, ship name or MMSI.

I am testing it now and it is working great at the moment......

Will update again in due course....

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 17, 2010 at 18:32 — 21 Comments

Dutch Review

Very fair..

Added by Mark Daniels on August 15, 2010 at 6:29 — No Comments

Airline Finder 1.02

Has just been submitted to Apple.

I will post more of the highlights once it gets approved but a big one is the South Korean flag is no longer in South Africa! :-)

If you haven't already got it.....well go download it now!

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 9, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Plane Finder 2.15 - Out Now!

Plane Finder version 2.15 is out. We are very excited about this version and it has been a long time in the making and testing! Apple have literally just approved so it will appear in your updates any time soon!

This new version optionally changes the display to flight number and also provides the ability to search by flight number (finally I hear you say!)

To turn it on visit the settings screen and you'll see a new setting (screenshot and bit…

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 8, 2010 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

Optimising Plane Gadget Radar with Large Antenna

Some experimentation is needed when playing around with the PGR and the antenna. Usually with a larger antenna the gain settings can be tweaked and increase the number of aircraft on the screen!

To get to the settings open Plane Plotter and select the bit below in red.

The following screen will appear.…


Added by Lee Armstrong on August 4, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

New version of Plane Finder!

Hot off the press since the last update I worked on. 2.15 includes one of the most requested features. It was submitted to Apple on Sunday. Fingers crossed it will be with you in a weeks time!

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 3, 2010 at 19:11 — No Comments

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