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TCAS showing random aircraft

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Hello everyone,

I have recently had a lot of problems with my PMDG products (737-800/900 + 777-200LR).

 

My TCAS starts indicating random planes on my display, even though there is nobody. This can go from a single aircraft, to a swarm of 10. This is specially annoying during a short final, in an already crowded airport (so when I get a warning "CAUTION TRAFFIC", I can't know if it's an actual aircraft or not). To my experience, it only happens in TA/RA and TA only

 

Until now, I would just turn off the transponder, but this is not a solution I would like to continue using.

 

Thank you, Martijn

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To my experience, it only happens in TA/RA and TA only

 

Of course it is. That's the only mode that would warn you of traffic (TA/RA is "traffic advisory/resolution advisory," and TA is simply "traffic advisory").

 

Are you using an add-on airport? Some of those have ground objects that, due to the way they've coded them, will show up as traffic that will set the TCAS off.

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Are you using an add-on airport?

 

In Geneva, yes. But I also have the problem when I'm flying at Zürich or Schiphol (both of which I don't own any addons)

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In Geneva, yes. But I also have the problem when I'm flying at Zürich or Schiphol (both of which I don't own any addons)

 

Full names - first and last - in the forum.

 

Do you use GSX?

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I'm pretty sure default FSX airport vehicles will show up as traffic.

 

Really? I thought it was only the GSX vehicles, but I've just about never used the default stuff.

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Do you use GSX?

Yes, but when flying at FL330, I don't believe that they should cause any problems. Additionally, I have GSX longer than I own 737NGX, and in the 2 years that they have worked together, this is the first time I have such problems.

 

 

I'm pretty sure default FSX airport vehicles will show up as traffic.

I have all FSX AI traffic turned off...

 

 

Martijn Sassen

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Yes, but when flying at FL330, I don't believe that they should cause any problems. Additionally, I have GSX longer than I own 737NGX, and in the 2 years that they have worked together, this is the first time I have such problems.

 

In theory, they shouldn't, but I bet if you disable GSX, the problem would go away. That's not to say they have a bad product, but it's a quirk I've certainly taken notice of.

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I only have default scenery, and all ground traffic on - non-airplanes do not show up as airplanes.

 

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