The RockAIR device is a truly global tracking and messaging device designed for use on the dashboard of light aircraft, rotorcraft, and land-based vehicles. It has built-in GSM, which allows it to use terrestrial mobile phone networks when possible, automatically switching to the global Iridium satellite network when GSM is not available.
IN THIS ARTICLE
- RockAIR Orientation
- Powering RockAIR
- RockAIR Operating Modes
- RockAIR LED Light Indication Guide
- Helpdesk and Support Details
The RockAIR needs to have an uninterrupted view of the sky to operate correctly. The placement of the RockAIR is crucial and must be clear of obstructions to have the greatest possible hemispherical view of the sky.
The typical mounting position for the RockAIR is on the glare shield of your aircraft or dashboard of your vehicle, in such a way as to maximize the view through the canopy or windscreen.
RockAIR must be connected to the avionics DC bus or vehicle power supply via the 4-way Molex connector on the rear of the device.
When connected to aircraft power in this way, the RockAIR will automatically turn on and off with external power.
NOTE: If you are powering the RockAIR using the micro-USB cable, it is important to use a reputable USB adaptor which can provide at least 1.3A @ 5V DC.
RockAIR Operating Modes
NOTE: The LED light under GREEN button should always stay SOLID, it indicates that unit is tracking. If its blinking then it means its not tracking the unit.
Initiate an AMS session to trigger Automatic alerts if tracking activity is abnormal via this button (irrespective of whether you raise a manual SOS).
A point of Interest or waypoint for later review can be marked via this button. When at or overhead any point of interest, press the blue Mark button.
In an emergency (MAYDAY) or urgency (PAN-PAN) situation, pressing the RED button will cause repeated distress messages to be sent to mapping software, ICE contacts and the distress monitoring and notification service.