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Old 28th February 2018, 08:03 AM
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Grahame,
I have been wondering how you get those markers you have on your plane plotter map, such as DRUMO, NATLI etc?

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Old 1st March 2018, 08:00 AM
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Those are waypoints. They are in a gpx file in the planeplotter chart files folder.
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Old 1st March 2018, 04:57 PM
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Thanks Mike.
I've clicked on Options, Waypoint File, and clicked on every txt file listed, but nothing shows up on the east coast of Australia.
Am I doing something wrong or do I have to get the information from somewhere else to to load to the chart files folder?

Actually, looking at Plane Plotter help file, the Waypoint File option, is only used for ACARS operation.

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Old 1st March 2018, 06:13 PM
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I've clicked on Options, Chart, GPX Overlay, and have worked out how to show the overlays from there. There one which Grahame has doesnt seem to be there, but I am just creating my own. Thanks for the assistance.
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Old 1st March 2018, 06:22 PM
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Looks like the default waypoints.gpx file in planeplotter only has UK Waypoints.

Where are you located?
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Old 1st March 2018, 08:10 PM
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No idea when I got my spikes in distances, sadly would need to manually look at each day for the start/end point. Red rings are 100km and the orange 50km.


Historically (2016 at some time, one of many I could find), I have had better range during DX events with range going all the way to Port Phillip Bay, Campbelltown, Dubbo, Cobar, Robinvale (near Mildura) and around 250km off the South Coast, but was history was lost when I had to reinstall the software. My antenna setup is well over due for maintenance.
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Old 1st March 2018, 09:16 PM
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Hi Robert,
Im out near The Rock.
Is your map from Virtual Radar software? thats a good coverage plot, there was some very good conditions on Tuesday, though I didn't see much increase in range here, but I know some others did.
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Old 3rd March 2018, 05:04 PM
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You have a nice even 360 Degrees Range Plot there Robert (Antenna working very well) - Here is my latest Range Plot which runs to around 250nm over land, but over 600nm out to sea (more than half way to New Zealand at its best).

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Old 5th March 2018, 07:47 AM
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Looks amazing Grahame. Looks like around 700 nm to me. 1200 km or so.
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Old 5th March 2018, 02:01 PM
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Correct Leigh, the best pickup has been 759.4nm for NZ191 Auckland-Adelaide at Bearing 116.5 Degrees and 38,000ft.
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