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 Post subject: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:52 pm 
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I have been on a little bit of a push here to get some sign ups in this Province and in the image below all the Green markers are members of a WhatsApp group.
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The aim of the game is to improve MLAT coverage. The last FlightAware map update still showed none below 10K!

So two things, it would be great to get to know the other feeders in the area and secondly... We all seem to live along the N3 highway, I am assuming getting some friends either side of it to feed would be better than just more along the highway.

Anyhow if you are in KZN and would like to join the Whatsapp group please DM me.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:42 am 
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Far be it from me to name names, but if...

Hugo Van Zyl
Chris Rycroft
TerryFR
FFMG

Updated their FlightFeeders the MLAT might improve no end in KZN.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:02 am 
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The first MLAT's between Pietermaritzburg and Durban reporting this morning so happy days! This corner of Africa is beginning to work properly.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:29 am 
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Not the first MLAT, but these flights were not MLAT'ing yesterdayImage


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:41 am 
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I am billy no mates, speaking to myself but the purple Flightfeeders, need a software update to receive MLAT. It would really help to get our low-level coverage moving.
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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:18 am 
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generally, the flightfeeders that are still on 6.x are with hosts who aren't responding to email, so..


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:45 pm 
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I thought that might be the case, thanks for making me feel less lonely though ;-) I also noticed today that the new unit in Pietermaritzburg is being switched on and off by the owner, which is a pain. But new FlightFeeders are coming for two of my chums and once they go in the PiAwares will be moved so we will get there in the end!

Could you not zero the scores for the 6.x feeders until they upgrade? That might prompt them to come onto the forums to see why there score had gone.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Are you still FPV'ing :?:

Nigel


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:15 am 
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I am Nigel, although my middle son is now much better than me and nicking all the gear.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:38 pm 
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It's beginning to work, there were no MLAT's at all in our Province a couple of weeks ago. We have some in the 20-30k range now and today with my friend Chris joining in went below10k in the Durban area. That's the bottom right of this image.

More receivers to be planted!
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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:32 am 
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I thought we had crossed paths somewhere in the past ;-)
Good luck.

Nigel.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:48 am 
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Indeed Nigel ;-)

Well done TerryFR should you ever pop in here, your software update two days ago has helped no end for local MLAT.


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 Post subject: Re: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Boom low-level MLAT, not perfect but getting better. Still placing new receivers.

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