Basic Rosetta Configuration

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Accessing the PilotAware Internal Web Pages

When your mobile device has selected and logged onto your PilotAware WiFi, open your browser (Safari Chrome Firefox etc.) and type in the IP address 192.168.1.1 or paw.local and press enter. 

This will take you to the PilotAware Web Pages. Whichever page you have navigated to, there will be a banner at the top of the page from which you should select ‘Configure’. This will take you to the Configuration Page where you can select the configuration that suits you. A full description of all configurable items is shown later but there are a few standard items that need to be configured to get you going. 


Hex-ID: Select the first window which is entitled “Hex-ID Auto Generated”. The “Auto Generated” means
that the PilotAware program has generated an automatic code in here for you to start off with. If you are flying a drone, paraglider, hang glider or other aircraft that is not registered then this automatic number will suffice. However, if you are flying an aircraft with a registration, i.e. G-ABCD, you will have been allocated an ICAO Code unique to your aircraft. This is a Hex code which contains character 0-9, A- F.

All aircraft registered anywhere in the world will have a unique ICAO number. If you don’t know the ICAO (Hex-ID) of your UK registered aircraft, it can be found by searching your aircraft registration in the G-INFO  database on the CAA website.

Insert your unique ICAO code in the first window. This will allow PilotAware to ignore the 1090MHz transmissions from your own mode C/S or ADSB transponder if fitted. Please make sure you do this carefully and correctly. Even if you don’t have a transponder in your aircraft please enter the unique Hex-ID for your aircraft so this can be displayed to others. 

If you regularly change aircraft, visit the Profiles article.


Flight-ID: Add your Flight ID (8 Characters maximum). This is generally your registration i.e. G-ABCD but it can also be anything else such as VINTAGE1, FRED, FLYER1 or CLUB-GND. Only ASCII characters are accepted anything else will be rejected when you try to save the selection by pushing the save button. Therefore, please check that your input has been accepted.


Group-ID: The Group-ID, is a feature widely favoured by flying schools, aircraft groups and airfield members. It allows for the easy identification of aircraft within a group fitted with PilotAware. This can be left as PAWGRP

For example.

The Eurostar flying group would like to easily identify other members of the Eurostar group. The group chooses a Group-ID of 'EV97', which is entered into the Group-ID of each PilotAware unit. Now the Flight-ID of each member of the Eurostar group will have the registration of the aircraft prefixed and suffixed with a slash. #G-EURO#:


Aircraft Type: Let other PilotAware users know the aircraft type from the dropdown list.


Mode-C/S detection: PilotAware Classic and Rosetta units are capable of detecting Mode C and Mode S bearing-less targets. A bearing-less target is one that does not transmit a GPS co-ordinate and therefore cannot be shown on a screen. However, for the experienced user, their height difference and relative distance can be useful.  Mode C/S this is set to off by default. It is recommended that you first get used to using PilotAware detecting traffic with bearings such as ADSB, PilotAware and FLARM equipped Gliders (when in the vicinity of an OGN-R station), before you switch the Mode C/S function on.


Enabling Mode-S/3D: PilotAware Rosetta units with software 20190621 and later are capable of detecting Mode-S/3D targets. To understand how this work please read the following explanation. If you feel competent to accept this further volume of traffic information, then you can enable this function and join the extended Beta Release trial at your own risk.


When you have made these selections please select the 'Save' button to implement the changes.

Detailed information on other these and other configurable items is available in the Configuration Page section of the Operating Instructions.