Possible AE pathways in Nth QLD

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Possible AE pathways in Nth QLD

Post by VK4WDM » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:45 pm

Most of the AE contacts in the Nth QLD seem to be via the early am flights between Townsville and Brisbane, I have got my Plane Plotter set up and running very well now and it is picking up a lot of potenial AE flights. :D

Especially interesting are the heavy aircraft flying from Brisbane and Sydney to Asia in the late morning and early afternoon and aircraft from Asia early in the morning. These flights pass slightly west of Townsville and Cairns at about 35-38 000 ft and exit Australia over Cape York.

I would be very interested to hear from anyone that would like to make some skeds to try AE on these paths.

For those interested, I am using the PlaneGadget S band receiver and a Digitech 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHZ vertical with 7DB gain. Although not cut for the S band it still gives much better results than the tiny antenna that comes with the PlaneGadget receiver.


Wayne Vk4WDM Townsville.

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