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January 03, 2018, 09:37:05 AM

Matt Wilkinson

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FLARM
« on: January 03, 2018, 09:37:05 AM »
Hi

I'd like to know more about FLARM and what it can offer SLR stations. https://flarm.com/products/powerflarm/

I see the Graz station is using it. Is anyone else?

Despite having a cautionary/avoidance zone for aircraft around the Herstmonceux SLR station, we do get some light aircraft, gliders etc flying over, especially on nice sunny days. This means the observer has to keep a look out.

If this system can raise a proximity alarm then i guess the observer would find it very useful.

Please post your experience. Cheers

January 10, 2018, 10:29:20 AMReply #1

franzkoidl

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Re: FLARM
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 10:29:20 AM »
Hi

At the Graz station we are using a TRX-1500 ADS-B Receiver which includes a FLARM System.

https://www.air-avionics.com/?page_id=253
https://www.air-avionics.com/wp-content/themes/yootheme/cache/traffic_1-70910620.jpg

The data stream gives us the position of ADS-B equipped aircrafts as well as those with FLARM.

Cheers

January 11, 2018, 11:43:50 AMReply #2

Matt Wilkinson

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Re: FLARM
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:50 AM »
Thanks Franz.  That seems nice and easy if it is integrated in to your ADS-B receiver. 

We're covered for ADS-B aircraft but not the gliders and small aircraft that FLARM is intended for. We rely on the observer.

I found a community page here with a lot of guidance for setting something up: http://wiki.glidernet.org/

And there is a live map here, but i guess it depends on the available network of receivers for its coverage: http://glidertracker.org/#lat=1105585&lon=6428048&z=5