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Old 04-27-2018, 08:01 PM
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What sort of coverage would we expect in Australia due to not having Nexrad.
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Hello tangocharlie,

While there are some inland areas that don't have good Doppler radar (NEXRAD) coverage, the vast majority of Australia, including all the coastal areas, appear to have coverage.

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/

This image shows precipitation probably observed by the Newcastle, Sydney, and Wollongong Doppler sites.




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Old 04-28-2018, 02:13 AM
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Thanks Steve

Just takes a long time to load.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:23 AM
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Just takes a long time to load.
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Hello TC,

Shouldn't take a long time to load. I have what I thought was the world's slowest DSL internet service here at home, and I can pan over to Australia and watch it load immediately.

The WiFi weather on the Aera 660 is very fast.

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Old 04-29-2018, 10:35 AM
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this is pretty cool, as when I fly I usually have my ipad synced to the 660. I find it easy to rubber band and look at the ipad, change any flightplan on the go. My iPad is LTE, so my question is if the iPad is LTE, will this new feature continue to update the wx en route?

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Old 04-30-2018, 12:27 PM
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Pretty cool, shame the 795 hardware cant support it
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:16 PM
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Time to add the fruit bluetooth capability to the 796 so we can get the same capabilities

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Old 05-17-2018, 02:13 PM
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Hi Steve,

very cool feature. I just tried to setup a mobile WiFi hotspot with my android smartphone. The Area660 can see my phone and I can enter the password but unfortunately connection doesn’t work. I get the message „Failed to connect to AndroidAP“.

Any idea?

Here in Europe we have no other possibility to get the weather in flight but very often Internet in the air around 3000-4000ft. It would be a very great solution and adds more safety in flights!

By the way how often is it the weather updated?

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Old 05-17-2018, 02:40 PM
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Hi Steve,

very cool feature. I just tried to setup a mobile WiFi hotspot with my android smartphone. The Area660 can see my phone and I can enter the password but unfortunately connection doesn’t work. I get the message „Failed to connect to AndroidAP“.

Any idea?

Here in Europe we have no other possibility to get the weather in flight but very often Internet in the air around 3000-4000ft. It would be a very great solution and adds more safety in flights!

By the way how often is it the weather updated?

Best regards
gFlyer
Hello gFlyer,

I had never tried connecting this way, but I just setup a WiFi mobile hotspot on my Samsung S5 Android phone, connected the Aera 660, and it worked immediately to update all the weather.

The weather updates are frequent enough to keep up with the availability of new data from the weather server.

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Old 05-18-2018, 09:35 AM
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Hi,
Im in Canada, and trying to figure out how to see the back of the VTA in Garmin Pilot for Toronto/Vancouver/etc.

In "other" programs, accessing the documents is easily accomplished. Is there an easy way to access such maps in Garmin Pilot?

I know this isn't really a 660 question, but I can't find any good resources on Garmin Pilot on line.

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:44 PM
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Default Added Database ''Easy Update'' Feature in v3.30

Garmin,

Thanks for the database "Easy Update" feature on the "Downloads" page. It makes updating all the databases very easy. Given all the gadgets we have that need database updating, the hassle avoided is appreciated.

Now, if you could require a 1 or 2 second press & hold of the "Power" button to turn the unit on, that would be appreciated. It's far too easy to turn the unit on by just brushing the "Power" button. This issue was mentioned when the Aera 660 first came out.
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