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Ahh yes, but will you be able to buy a toob guitar amp that you can turn up to 11?

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Vacuum glass tube making has become a lost art. Very few can make them now. We had a dozen tubes that we use to do an intro physics lab. The tubes gradually degraded and burnt out due to student wrong handling and we couldn't find any replacement. Luckily we found a new model (with MCU inside to regulate current and voltage). We stocked up the tubes this time.
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Hi, in Ten Years not another MH370 disaster, all aircraft will have transponders that will tell the ground even when someone uses the loo. And they cannot be turned off.
A transponder system completely independent of the aircraft electrics and on board control.

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ps Hopefully something constructive will come of this episode.
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Why can they turn the transponders off these days?

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Was this thread started because yesterday was the ten years anniversery that the Arduino was concieved? Which shows how much or how little has changed in 10 years.

10 years from now I may be missing my job as I enjoy my retirment. I'll miss being able to do anything on the WWW anonymously. I'll miss the support-line to talk to person, as I fill in a webform to lodge my question.

10 years from now it gets harder and harder to pick junk apart and salvage usable components - its mostly highly customized chip or junk mechanics with electronics compensating.
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Why can they turn the transponders off these days?

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Transponders have to be under control of the pilot as the 'squawk' code is dynamic and has to be manually entered/changed via instructions from the ATC having jurisdiction. Also a malfunctioning transponder have to be able to be manually turned off to prevent interference with other transponders/ATC. I've heard that the transponders are already redundant.  That aside there is probably a need for some other kind of basic real-time beacon unique to every commercial airliner. The problem is most likely a bandwidth problem for yet  another system that could monitor all commercial planes in the air worldwide.
 
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I see. Yes I would imagine there are better ways to do this now, maybe they should connect every plane to the IoT smiley

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Some ships have bouys which activate and float to surface when a ship sinks.
Surprised aircraft are not fitted, their liferafts are.
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Those EPIRB's are mandatory by SOLAS regulation on commercial seagoing vessels, as are transponders.
The user can't change their transponders identity code and they do not have an off switch.
Only law enforcement is allowed to switch off the transmitter.
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So why do they not put them on aircraft
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So why do they not put them on aircraft

Government Logic: "Because they are for ships"
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because of the weight?
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Hi, in Ten Years not another MH370 disaster, all aircraft will have transponders that will tell the ground even when someone uses the loo. And they cannot be turned off.
A transponder system completely independent of the aircraft electrics and on board control.

They're already on it. I understand the data will be logged to ... Cloud Servers  smiley-roll-blue
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Hi, in Ten Years not another MH370 disaster, all aircraft will have transponders that will tell the ground even when someone uses the loo. And they cannot be turned off.
A transponder system completely independent of the aircraft electrics and on board control.

They're already on it. I understand the data will be logged to ... Cloud Servers  smiley-roll-blue

I always wondered ... do cloud servers also work on bright - cloudless -  days?  smiley
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I always wondered ... do cloud servers also work on bright - cloudless -  days?  smiley

Arrgh! Another unforeseen failure mode! I've been noticing some interesting ones lately, involving automotive "smart" keys and fancy smoke alarms.
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