"half" missing NDB BUR and CHT (UK)

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"half" missing NDB BUR and CHT (UK)

Post by Groquik » 20 May 2017, 18:09

I was trying to insert the NDB BUR and CHT in a FP.

When i click on insert on a waypoint and type BUR (or CHT), I do no get them listed.
When I zoom on the map (they are located west and north of EGLL), I can click on them and insert them from the pop-up menu.

I tried with other NDBs with 3 letters, but not located in UK, and I got them listed when typing their trigram.


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Re: "half" missing NDB BUR and CHT (UK)

Post by jmcazaux » 20 May 2017, 18:32

Spooky !

Is it the only thing that is awkward?

I mean the actual beacon type (NDB, VOR, etc.) is right as well as the frequency ?

From the top of my head I cannot think about a valid reason why they should show but should not be searchable.

This on mobile right ?
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Re: "half" missing NDB BUR and CHT (UK)

Post by Groquik » 20 May 2017, 18:36

I did check neither the frequencies nor the right position.

I got the problem using the website

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Re: "half" missing NDB BUR and CHT (UK)

Post by Groquik » 22 May 2017, 22:50

I found another NDBs with trouble (SO in Africa, an NDB near Soyo airport, plus others in Spain)

and I guess that the reason lies in the way you present the results.

when i type BUR, you search anything having "BUR" in it, being the identifier or the name. and there are many intersection / airport / airfield / etc... with "BUR" in the name
The result list seems to be limited at 10 results (roughly). And if the NDB "BUR" is the 12th result, it will not appear in this "limited" list, even if BUR is known by FA2.

Am I right?

at least, it generated another wish:
-when entering a name of a waypoint/navaid/airport/intersection/etc, present first the waypoints which identifiers (5 char at most) match exactly the string
-(for waypoints having exactly the same identifier, filter the ones with same position, but defined twice because they are on the boundary. BOLRO for UK or FR is a good example)

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Re: "half" missing NDB BUR and CHT (UK)

Post by jmcazaux » 23 May 2017, 07:25

Ah yes, it makes sense. I did not think about the query limit...
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