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Sep 11th, 2017 at 6:54am

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I have the SV-470 for ADS-B in.  I generally have seen this to be very reliable in that if I see traffic outside, it is shown in the system.  Yesterday, while cruising at 7500 ft (I was flying KFDK to KITH (east coast)) and talking to NY Center, they called crossing traffic 500 ft above and 2 miles ahead (a Dash 8).  I had visual, then looked at the traffic display and no traffic is shown near me.  Nothing even close to being identified as the aircraft I had visual on.   The ADS-B status was all good.  Other traffic was shown, but not the aircraft that offered an immediate threat.  Center saw us, so our transponder was working well.

We know their transponder was working because Center could see them.  I know SV-470 depends on a ground station to repeat traffic info, and that I was receiving the ground station, as there was other traffic displayed.

No idea whether this was an ADS-B ground system failure or a failure of the Dynon system for some reason.

I don't have a screen capture or any other info at the time.  SW version 15.0.4.  Not sure what failed in the overall scheme of things so just reporting the event. 
 
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Reply #1 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 4:59pm

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What was the actual ADS-B status message? Was it "ADS-B OK"?
 

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Reply #2 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 6:37pm

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Yes it was ADS-B OK
 
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Reply #3 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 6:58am

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I had a similar event this past weekend in Houston, "ADSB-OK" on my screen and had a bizjet cross in front of me at 3 miles and 1000' above - called out to me by ATC and in visual, but nothing on the screen. I know there are "issues" with the 472 unit and Dynon is working on that, so I just chalked it up to that issue.
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 12:23pm

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Another data point.  Flew from eastern NC to eastern TN last Sunday at 8,500'.  Was in a 2 plane flight flying about a mile apart, with the other plane a Cirrus.  Saw the Cirrus as traffic, but 3 or 4 times he just disappeared off the screen for several minutes, then showed up again.  Flight following said he saw both of us on radar just fine when this happened.  The Cirrus traffic EFIS was solid for traffic the entire trip.  Several other traffic icons would also disappear, then come back during the flight.  As far as I remember, the ADS-B was showing "OK".
 
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Reply #5 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 9:03am

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Keep in mind that airplanes that do not have ADS-B out will not reliably show on your screen. Your plane with OUT will trigger a broadcast from the ground station but it will only include aircraft within a certain distance from you.

Sounds like the Cirrus should have shown for you, though. Did it have OUT installed too?
 

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Reply #6 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 10:39am

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RayInGA wrote on Sep 13th, 2017 at 9:03am:
Keep in mind that airplanes that do not have ADS-B out will not reliably show on your screen. Your plane with OUT will trigger a broadcast from the ground station but it will only include aircraft within a certain distance from you.

Sounds like the Cirrus should have shown for you, though. Did it have OUT installed too?


Referring to the OP, I have the Dynon ADS-B OUT and so therefore should have had traffic at all times.  Besides when the one target was missing from the display, there was other traffic displayed.
 
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Reply #7 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 4:00pm

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It wasn't that I wasn't seeing traffic at all, it was just intermittent.  The Cirrus was full out/in and was seeing all the traffic all the time.  I know this because I was talking to the Cirrus and ATC.  The other intermittent traffic was commercial traffic from Greensboro and Raleigh which was well within the reporting distance and altitude.
 
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Reply #8 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 5:52pm

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Flying in Southern Ca, I see a lot of traffic and will intermittently see targets disappear and, sometimes reappear minutes later--all while ADS-B OK.  It's better than having no awareness, but something isn't quite right with the system somewhere between the traffic, ATC, and the system in my plane.

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