Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Basestation SQB file


May 7, 2013

 


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#82100 May 7, 2013

Morning All,



I was debating this decision prior to the April 1st update. I have decided to take a well earned rest from anything relating to SQB files and Mode S codes. I have spent the last 4 years at least providing a free database for PP users but it has become too much of a strain on my daily life. I was spending 6 to 10 hours EVERY day keeping it up to date.



I need to take some time out as I don't have any enthusiasm for the Mode S side of things at the moment so I'm going to spend some time doing what was and will remain my first love in the hobby, military communications.



The SQB file will return sometime in the future as and when my enthusiasm returns.



I would like to thank Peter and MANTMA for hosting the file and my sincere thanks to the few contributors who sent me regular updates via personal messages.

.

Regards

RBTL



Paul

PP Sharer code HK.





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#82101 May 7, 2013

On 07/05/2013 21:44, Paul wrote: > Morning All,

>

> I was debating this decision prior to the April 1st update. I have decided to take a well earned rest from anything relating to SQB files and Mode S codes. I have spent the last 4 years at least providing a free database for PP users but it has become too much of a strain on my daily life. I was spending 6 to 10 hours EVERY day keeping it up to date.

>

> I need to take some time out as I don't have any enthusiasm for the Mode S side of things at the moment so I'm going to spend some time doing what was and will remain my first love in the hobby, military communications.

>

> The SQB file will return sometime in the future as and when my enthusiasm returns.

>

> I would like to thank Peter and MANTMA for hosting the file and my sincere thanks to the few contributors who sent me regular updates via personal messages.

>

> Regards

> RBTL

>

> Paul

> PP Sharer code HK

>



In the mean time Paul a big Thank You to yourself for your efforts :)



Kymmy



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#82103 May 7, 2013

On 07/05/2013 21:52, KHLT wrote: > On 07/05/2013 21:44, Paul wrote:

>> Morning All,

>>

>> I was debating this decision prior to the April 1st update. I have decided to take a well earned rest from anything relating to SQB files and Mode S codes. I have spent the last 4 years at least providing a free database for PP users but it has become too much of a strain on my daily life. I was spending 6 to 10 hours EVERY day keeping it up to date.

>>

>> I need to take some time out as I don't have any enthusiasm for the Mode S side of things at the moment so I'm going to spend some time doing what was and will remain my first love in the hobby, military communications.

>>

>> The SQB file will return sometime in the future as and when my enthusiasm returns.

>>

>> I would like to thank Peter and MANTMA for hosting the file and my sincere thanks to the few contributors who sent me regular updates via personal messages.

>>

>> Regards

>> RBTL

>>

>> Paul

>> PP Sharer code HK

>>

> In the mean time Paul a big Thank You to yourself for your efforts :)

>

> Kymmy

>

>





Agreed!







eLaReF



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#82107 May 8, 2013

Thanks for all your dedictaed help....Enjoy the rest...



Rgds,



Seymour





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From: eLaReF elaref@...>

To: planeplotter@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:00 PM

Subject: Re: [planeplotter] ANNOUNCEMENT - Basestation SQB file







. On 07/05/2013 21:52, KHLT wrote:

> On 07/05/2013 21:44, Paul wrote:

>> Morning All,

>>

>> I was debating this decision prior to the April 1st update. I have decided to take a well earned rest from anything relating to SQB files and Mode S codes. I have spent the last 4 years at least providing a free database for PP users but it has become too much of a strain on my daily life. I was spending 6 to 10 hours EVERY day keeping it up to date.

>>

>> I need to take some time out as I don't have any enthusiasm for the Mode S side of things at the moment so I'm going to spend some time doing what was and will remain my first love in the hobby, military communications.

>>

>> The SQB file will return sometime in the future as and when my enthusiasm returns.

>>

>> I would like to thank Peter and MANTMA for hosting the file and my sincere thanks to the few contributors who sent me regular updates via personal messages.

>>

>> Regards

>> RBTL

>>

>> Paul

>> PP Sharer code HK

>>

> In the mean time Paul a big Thank You to yourself for your efforts :)

>

> Kymmy

>

>



Agreed!



eLaReF







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#82108 May 8, 2013

Paul,



I wish to add my thanks for your efforts in maintaining the basestation.sqb file for all of us. I am a relatively new user of PP but really appreciate the work you have dome for the community.







Cheers



Charlie



www.g4est.me.uk























> On 07/05/2013 21:44, Paul wrote:

>> Morning All,

>>

>> I was debating this decision prior to the April 1st update. I have decided to take a well earned rest from anything relating to SQB files and Mode S codes. I have spent the last 4 years at least providing a free database for PP users but it has become too much of a strain on my daily life. I was spending 6 to 10 hours EVERY day keeping it up to date.

>>

>> I need to take some time out as I don't have any enthusiasm for the Mode S side of things at the moment so I'm going to spend some time doing what was and will remain my first love in the hobby, military communications.

>>

>> The SQB file will return sometime in the future as and when my enthusiasm returns.

>>

>> I would like to thank Peter and MANTMA for hosting the file and my sincere thanks to the few contributors who sent me regular updates via personal messages.

>>

>> Regards

>> RBTL

>>

>> Paul

>> PP Sharer code HK

>>















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#82109 May 8, 2013

Dittos here as well, Paul. You deserve a vacation, or even a "retirement" if that is your wish.



The default basestation.sqb file is an excellent resource for someone just getting started in Mode-S tracking. In my experience, the local database (the one on the individual user's computer) eventually can become highly customized. I stopped downloading the central basestation file months ago because I had made so many additions to my own copy and could not be sure they would be preserved.



Someone said they were working on a way to merge .sqb files while protecting local data. Perhaps the basestation.sqb file could become a crowdsourcing project, where those of us who actively update our own databases could submit them periodically for a "safe" merge into a master file for downloading by other users.



-Dave, NF2G, +gI



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#82114 May 8, 2013

Dave,



It was me who had produced scripts to update a user's database from the

latest version produced by Paul. A few kind guys helped me test it, and I

was about to release it to the world as it seemed to work without issues.



Se-la-vie!







Charlie



www.g4est.me.uk











From: planeplotter@yahoogroups.com [mailto:planeplotter@yahoogroups.com] On

Behalf Of DaveNF2G

Sent: 08 May 2013 13:58

To: planeplotter@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [planeplotter] Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Basestation SQB file











Dittos here as well, Paul. You deserve a vacation, or even a "retirement" if

that is your wish.



The default basestation.sqb file is an excellent resource for someone just

getting started in Mode-S tracking. In my experience, the local database

(the one on the individual user's computer) eventually can become highly

customized. I stopped downloading the central basestation file months ago

because I had made so many additions to my own copy and could not be sure

they would be preserved.



Someone said they were working on a way to merge .sqb files while protecting

local data. Perhaps the basestation.sqb file could become a crowdsourcing

project, where those of us who actively update our own databases could

submit them periodically for a "safe" merge into a master file for

downloading by other users.



-Dave, NF2G, +gI











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#82117 May 8, 2013

Hi Paul,



first of all, thanks very much for all your hard work over the years.



Did anyone happen to download the SQB recently? Mine is long since out of

date and the web site reports: "This service is no longer available due to

circumstances beyond the control of the webspace provider."



Thanks again



Darren

On 7 May 2013 21:44, Paul selcal11@...> wrote:



> **

>

>

> Morning All,

>

> I was debating this decision prior to the April 1st update. I have decided

> to take a well earned rest from anything relating to SQB files and Mode S

> codes. I have spent the last 4 years at least providing a free database for

> PP users but it has become too much of a strain on my daily life. I was

> spending 6 to 10 hours EVERY day keeping it up to date.

>

> I need to take some time out as I don't have any enthusiasm for the Mode S

> side of things at the moment so I'm going to spend some time doing what was

> and will remain my first love in the hobby, military communications.

>

> The SQB file will return sometime in the future as and when my enthusiasm

> returns.

>

> I would like to thank Peter and MANTMA for hosting the file and my sincere

> thanks to the few contributors who sent me regular updates via personal

> messages.

>

> Regards

> RBTL

>

> Paul

> PP Sharer code HK

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

>





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#82119 May 8, 2013

Does anyone want to volunteer a suitable alternative (update monthly) so

the wider community can share - nobody really wants lots of 'No-Reg'

surely?!!



Maybe a copy could be kept in the groups file area - or we can host it?



*Peter Leadbeater*

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Email: peter@... mailto:peter@...>

ManTMA Web Site: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/>

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#82120 May 8, 2013

Copy sent off-list direct.



*Peter Leadbeater*

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#82121 May 8, 2013

With so many 'New' members on the forum would it be possible to flesh out the requirements to keep the Basestation SQB file up to date. Not sure if Paul is willing to give some insight into the requirements of the job?











Courtney



"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." - Plato











-----Original Message-----

From: Peter at ManTMA peter@...>

To: planeplotter planeplotter@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wed, 8 May 2013 15:06

Subject: [planeplotter] ANNOUNCEMENT - Basestation SQB file













Does anyone want to volunteer a suitable alternative (update monthly) so

the wider community can share - nobody really wants lots of 'No-Reg'

surely?!!



Maybe a copy could be kept in the groups file area - or we can host it?



*Peter Leadbeater*

---------------

ManTMA Overflights Group

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Email: peter@... mailto:peter@...>

ManTMA Web Site: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/>

PlanePlotter Support: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/pp_support.html>

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#82123 May 8, 2013

A link to the last updated Basestation.sqb file has been added to the

download site at: pp-sqb.mantma.co.uk/



*Peter Leadbeater*

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ManTMA Overflights Group

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Email: peter@... mailto:peter@...>

ManTMA Web Site: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/>

PlanePlotter Support: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/pp_support.html>

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#82125 May 8, 2013

Perfect - thanks again Peter, you're a gent!



Best regards



Darren

On 8 May 2013 15:16, Peter at ManTMA peter@...> wrote:



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> A link to the last updated Basestation.sqb file has been added to the

> download site at: pp-sqb.mantma.co.uk/

>

>

> *Peter Leadbeater*

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> ManTMA Overflights Group

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> Email: peter@... mailto:peter@...>

> ManTMA Web Site: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/>

> PlanePlotter Support: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/pp_support.html>

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#82126 May 8, 2013

"Storer, Darren" darren.storer@...> wrote:

>Hi Paul,

>

>first of all, thanks very much for all your hard work over the years.

>

>Did anyone happen to download the SQB recently? Mine is long since out

>of

>date and the web site reports: "This service is no longer available due

>to

>circumstances beyond the control of the webspace provider."

>

You don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just because the data isn't bang up to date doesn't mean it's useless. Install one of the Gatwick Aviation Society's applications like SBSPopulate or ADLite and keep it up to date yourself.

--

Steve - sent from my Android phone



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#82129 May 8, 2013

Just a reminder:



1) - The Basestation.sqb file provided by Paul was solely for the use of

Non-SBS users.



2) - Currently PlanePlotter is unable to auto-update (via the look-up

facility) if Internet Explorer 9 (or greater) is in installed on the

users PC (a Microsoft internal security issue yet to be resolved!).



*Peter Leadbeater*

---------------

ManTMA Overflights Group

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Email: peter@... mailto:peter@...>

ManTMA Web Site: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/>

PlanePlotter Support: Click Here www.mantma.co.uk/pp_support.html>

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#82143 May 8, 2013

Another option is to use this www.dbpop.co.uk/

>

> Just a reminder:

>

> 1) - The Basestation.sqb file provided by Paul was solely for the use of

> Non-SBS users.

>

> 2) - Currently PlanePlotter is unable to auto-update (via the look-up

> facility) if Internet Explorer 9 (or greater) is in installed on the

> users PC (a Microsoft internal security issue yet to be resolved!).



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#82157 May 9, 2013

Forgot to say - the file Paul provided was worldwide for all PP users!

On 09/05/2013 10:46, Peter at ManTMA wrote:

> Tom, can you confirm that that system works if you a) don't have an SBS

> box, b) don't run any basestation software and c) don't have any

> receiver connected to PlanePlotter and 'view' only please?

>

> *Peter Leadbeater*

>



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#82159 May 9, 2013

--- In planeplotter@yahoogroups.com, Peter at ManTMA peter@...> wrote: >

> 2) - Currently PlanePlotter is unable to auto-update (via the look-up

> facility) if Internet Explorer 9 (or greater) is in installed on the

> users PC (a Microsoft internal security issue yet to be resolved!).



I have found enough outdated data at airframes.org to make me turn off the "update SQB database" feature when doing lookups. Sometimes the lookup would actually roll my data back to a previous aircraft that had been using the hex code in question.



-Dave, NF2G, +gI



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#82447 May 18, 2013

Hmmm. Mr Antonakis' auto-scripted data has been, err, "controversial" on

some lists (eg US domestic a/c on trans-Atlantic runs into LHR).



Regards



Sean---------------

>

> There is a very helpful chap, Alexis Antonakis, who will accept automated

> Plane Plotter reports, and send you back discrepancy reports between your

> log data and his master database. I then use Active Display Lite to

> update

> my own basestation.sqb database, but perhaps that process could be

> automated

> so that a central database is maintained. If that helps, let me know.

> I'm

> not up-to-date will all the e-mails as yet, so it may be no longer

> required.

>

> Cheers,

> David

> --

> SatSignal Software - Quality software written to your requirements

> Web: www.satsignal.eu

> Email: david-taylor@...

>

>

>

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>

> Plane Plotter Wiki Info planeplotter.pbworks.com/

> Yahoo! Groups Links

>

>

>



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#82448 May 18, 2013

Hmmm. Mr Antonakis' auto-scripted data has been, err, "controversial" on

some lists (eg US domestic a/c on trans-Atlantic runs into LHR).



Regards



Sean

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Sean,



None of these data sources are perfect, and I use the hex codes flagged by

Alexis to look up in AD Lite. I can do this by hand for the traffic I see

here. Most often there is agreement, and if not I could leave the entry

blank.



Cheers,

David

--

SatSignal Software - Quality software written to your requirements

Web: www.satsignal.eu

Email: david-taylor@...







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#82474 May 19, 2013

--- In planeplotter@yahoogroups.com, "Sean Marshall" sean9015@...> wrote: >

> Hmmm. Mr Antonakis' auto-scripted data has been, err, "controversial" on

> some lists (eg US domestic a/c on trans-Atlantic runs into LHR).



Can you clarify this? What do you mean by "domestic" aircraft?



-Dave, NF2G, +gI


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