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Old 07-08-2018, 11:08 PM
Darren Kerns Darren Kerns is offline
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Default Ads-b Peformance Report Fail??? Please Help Me!

I just had an uAvionix Echo installed in my RV7.

It passed the Compliance Report on the ground at Ron Collins.

However, tonight while doing the performance report in EVV airspace I got a 100% fail in Barometric pressure and Mode 3/A.

I have talked over and over to AFS and uAvionix about configuring everything. The Echo is wired into serial port #3 on the 3400S efis. I have had to configure everything because Collins did not do any of this. Well, some stuff they did but a lot they did not.

I am calling AFS and uAvionix tomorrow and I plan on flying the 7 back down to Collins to see if they can help.

Traffic and weather is showing up great on my iPad Mini 4. I have had other planes say they are picking me up good on their screens

I am wondering if I have something set wrong in the uAvionix Echo configuration page. Kurt at uAvionix can help me with that.

Shawn at AFS & Kurt have been great. I just don't know what else to do.

Can anyone tell me what I am missing? I am about to pull my hair out!!

Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:40 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
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Is your Echo operating in the ‘sniffer’ mode? e.g., does it listen to your transponder to get barometric pressure and squawk code? I don’t own one, but I understand that there is a gain control that may need adjustment. Too little, it won’t hear the transponder; too much, it may overload the receiver. How close are the Echo’s and transponder antennas? Did ATC confirm they see you okay with mode C on radar?
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:22 AM
Darren Kerns Darren Kerns is offline
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It is hardwired into the transponder. Transponder antenna is under my feet and Echo antenna is behind baggage compartment.

EVV approach said they were picking me up good. I requested an altitude check and they said my transponder was right on the money with what was showing on my EFIS.

I am trying to post some pictures of my screens to show my Echo configuration page and my main 3400S Efis page. Maybe I have a setting wrong.

Thank you
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:14 AM
Darren Kerns Darren Kerns is offline
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Default Update

I cannot say enough great things about Kurt at uAvionix. He saw my post and emailed me.

I messed up. I configured my right screen wrong. I want to apologize to Ron Collins because it is not their fault. I am to blame.

I will reconfigure later this afternoon.

Again, I cannot Thank Kurt enough. Your customer support is outstanding.

Thank you Kurt for helping me. I don't know what I would do without your support.

Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM
Darren Kerns Darren Kerns is offline
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Default Update: Echo Fixed!!

I just want to say THANK YOU to the following for the oustanding customer support during the install of my uAvionix Echo in my RV7.

I failed the ADS-B Performance Report over and over and my AFS screens would not show weather or traffic.

We had a wire in the wrong place and weather and traffic have never looked so sweet after putting the wire in the right place.

I want to personally Thank Kurt and Ryan at uAvionix for their endless support. You guys are absolutely the best. Your customer support is incredible.

I know they had to be sick of me talking to them over and over on the phone.

I want to Thank Shawn at AFS for his help. His knowledge was so helpful in getting my screens correctly set.

I want to Thank Jesse Saint for allowing me to pick his brain to see if I was missing something else.

I want to Thank Ron Mattingly and the whole staff at Ron Collins Aviation Electronics for getting my Echo installation correct. Ron is an outstanding guy. True customer support to make it right.

Lastly, I want the Thank the Lord for his guidance.


Darren Kerns
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:29 PM
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Glad you got it all working, Darren. Call any time.
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