Maxthelion wrote:This may be a stupid question, but will Uavionix products be able to pick up PAW? There is likely to be a significant number of EC users who are already using PAW without any other EC transmitter and who don't want to spend the money on an ADSB-out capable device until it's similarly priced to their PAW box.
Your question illustrates the whole interoperable challenge. When we buy equipment we are buying something that enables us to see (some) others, and (some) others to see us. In an ideal world we'd all be able to see each other, but there's currently no single solution that does that.
Pilot Aware, thanks to the OGN re-transmission, is doing a good job of being able to see a significant amount of traffic, but to answer your question, its P3i cannot be seen by SkyEcho (or any ADS-B 'in' kit), nor can it be seen by FLARM, a TAS systems, TCAS or SSR.
The CAA has put its weight behind ADS-B, but neither it nor EASA is currently talking about mandatory equipage. On the other hand, the growth of airline traffic and the predicted (huge) growth in the number of unmanned aircraft systems will, I believe, make airspace access reliant on being able to participate in an EC solution. In my opinion that's likely to be ADS-B (or a development of it) rather than FLARM or P3i.