Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:43 pm #1828160
I received my SkyEcho 2 on Saturday. SDA is set to 1 by default. This seems to follow an update in December 2020.
https://uavionix.com/support/skyecho/up ... -software/
I'm assuming that this setting has now been agreed and I can use the device with SDA=1.
UAvionix SE2 Installation and Pilot's Guide dated 17 Feb 21 still says (p11) In the UK, SDA=0 is required to be transmitted.
With SDA=0 , as the Installation and Pilot's Guide says we must in the UK, its transmissions are filtered out by certified equipment in aircraft and by ATC. I tested this yesterday. ATC couldn't see me on their million pound radar but could on FR24. While this is the case, it is essentially a toy, not a safety aid.
I bought it essentially for its fun value, so I'm not disturbed by this.