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Old 12-07-2020, 05:30 AM
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I had an APRS unit installed on my last plane and really liked the functionality and ability to give my loved ones insight to my travels. With the aviation specific tracking sites now dark and ADS-B position info available through Flight Aware is anyone still using their airborne APRS trackers?
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Old 12-07-2020, 05:35 AM
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My buddy John from AZ and I are still throwing bread crumbs everywhere we go. In my woods it works better then ADSB. I flip off switch sometimes
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Old 12-07-2020, 05:52 AM
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I still have a tracking station in my hangar that puts APRS aircraft on the internet. I do wonder how many people still need that service. It has been out there silently watching for better than 6 or 7 years.
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:47 AM
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I installed my APRS when I was based in Southwestern Pennsylvania. I moved from there 3 years ago. I was planning on putting APRS in my new under construction RV-8 but ADS-B results I see with my RV-6 tell me that is no longer necessary. I am on the fence about taking the APRS out of my RV-6. This thread may convince me that it is no longer necessary.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:16 AM
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Still flying APRS, but if my current tracker went belly-up I probably wouldn't replace it. My wife enjoys seeing where the RV-6 is located but my Flightaware account sends her an email every time I takeoff and conclude a flight. I also use a tracker on my phone that she can access.

The aprs.fi site still works fine.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:33 AM
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Still have it and still use it.

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Old 12-07-2020, 05:39 PM
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I had an APRS unit installed on my last plane and really liked the functionality and ability to give my loved ones insight to my travels. With the aviation specific tracking sites now dark and ADS-B position info available through Flight Aware is anyone still using their airborne APRS trackers?
Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit if you need one for the new bird.
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Old 12-07-2020, 10:00 PM
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I have ADSB-in/out, received a clean FAA performance report report on it after installation a few years back, and it continues to provide good traffic reports to my GRT EFIS. I fly out of Santa Ynez (KIZA) every week but I see nothing or next to nothing for flight history on the various flight tracking services, at least the free versions. What am I missing? Iím N2725R if someone cares to check for me.

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Old 12-07-2020, 10:08 PM
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I have ADSB-in/out, received a clean FAA performance report report on it after installation a few years back, and it continues to provide good traffic reports to my GRT EFIS. I fly out of Santa Ynez (KIZA) every week but I see nothing or next to nothing for flight history on the various flight tracking services, at least the free versions. What am I missing? Iím N2725R if someone cares to check for me.

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Erich
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Have you run a recent performance report (ADS-B)? If not, give it a try and see if it's still showing good for you. FlightAware really should be picking you up...
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Old 12-08-2020, 08:25 AM
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Just for clarification...this thread is about APRS, not ADS-B.

APRS is a system based on the 2M Ham radio band and has no connection with anything FAA-related.
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