PBLINK3 replacement

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brennan74
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PBLINK3 replacement

Post by brennan74 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:29 pm

Hello all was running PBLINK3 to update my SQB file and keep my info current, however cannot get it to install proper anymore, was wondering if there is another program out the that does the same, thanks.

agw
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Re: PBLINK3 replacement

Post by agw » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:19 am

IIRC PlaneBase updated their program a month or so ago, you might just need to get the latest version.

However, you can use the VRS database writer plugin to keep your BaseStation.sqb up to date. Be aware that it only writes a subset of the fields that are in PlaneBase (registration, manufacturer, model, model ICAO, operator, operator ICAO, serial number and construction year if I remember rightly) and it also converts the handful of non-standard model ICAOs that PlaneBase use back into standard model ICAOs, so it's not a full drop-in replacement for PBLink.

brennan74
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Re: PBLINK3 replacement

Post by brennan74 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:28 pm

That will work, til i figure out PBLINK3, are you able to give me instructions on how to change it out, thanks.

agw
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Re: PBLINK3 replacement

Post by agw » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:08 am

Just download and install the plugin from here (http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/Download.aspx) and then switch on the "Save online lookups" option as per the documentation here:

http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/Doc ... fault.aspx

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