Originally Posted by Mukenukem
I also hat an AR12010, and got fades on one satellite even when sitting 5m around the TX. Swapped the sat, no fades anymore. Maybe the sat has an issue.
@VP: As long as there are no frame losses, I have no problem with fades.
Fades arent a big issue in themselves.If one antenna is having a huge number more than another it may mean you could reposition to make them all more even.A few frame losses arent an issue either as long as you arent getting a huge number of them.It becomes a problem when you are getting large numbers of consecutive Frame Losses.You need 45 Frame Losses in a row before the Rx goes into Hold.So if your dropping a Frame here and there its not really an issue.
Analyzing Flightlog data is kind of one of those things you have to apply a little logic to.
If your having fade on all antennas at the same time it will lose Frames.
If you lose 45 consecutive Frames you get a Hold.If you continue to lose Frames it will stay in Hold until it gets good Frames again.
So simply seeing X number of Fades or Frame losses doesnt necessarily mean there is a huge problem.
If you have one antenna that has a huge number of fades it may be forcing the Rx to operate on the one(s) with less fades most of the time.It may also disallow the Rx to reject multipathing as well as having multiple solid antenna performance.
If you have an impending loss of control issue your probably going to see a Hold long before it becomes an extended Hold.
If your seeing Frame Losses it may be a good idea to try to determine if they are consecutive losses or if it is just one here and there.