Originally Posted by Don Jones
Good news! I have passed this info to several others and haven't heard what the process is like. Good to hear it was that easy. I had looked at your PAPR report Monday and knew it was perfect and that there wasn't anything needed.
Received yet another more detailed report today from FAA. Seems that when I got the serial port Com 5 correct for the 470 ADS-B In device back on Oct 23, 2019 after a tech call with Dynon, everything from then on was working just fine, Accuracy and detail wise. I have no idea how that works, since the FILTER is supposedly on ADSB OUT only?
Regardless, my suggestion is that if you set up your Skyview Touch correctly for the serial ports and baud rates, for both ADSB OUT and ADSB IN, make sure you get it right, because somehow, according to my FAA reports, one somehow affects the other and creates problems with accuracy in the FAA tracking files, and then you somehow end up on the ADSB OUT red flagged FILTER list.
Personally, I think using the term "Filter" by the FAA is a bad term and misleading. We use oil filters, air filters, fuel filters, our radio's use squelch features, and they are all good things, but being on the FAA "FILTER" list, IMHO, and from local ATC's perspective, is a bad thing.
Don't want to get into the politics, but it seems like a stupid spin by the powers that be in the govt and at the FAA with some sort of confused line of thinking. Filtering is usually for the better, in this case, if you are filtered and you go down, they won't be tracking or send out Search and Rescue, because you just aren't on their little ADSB "radar" of their ADS-B out system. WAAS GPS systems are known to be good down to the 1 meter cubed range, perhaps even better nowadays. Worked for Litton Guidance and Control back in the '80s on the F-14 Tomcat days with gyros and accelerometers, things have changed, a lot, since GPS.
But what do I know... I'm far from the sharpest tool in the shed, seems the old six pack for gauges days were a lot simpler.