We only have
2MB broadband at Popham and this will not support many
concurrent streams so do not leave yourself
logged in to the camera for long periods! If you only get
black screen or half a picture this is a sure sign of this happening!
The following settings should be a "one-time" only however some
Windows Updates sometimes drop the settings so you may have to
go through the setup again to make sure you are using the
To set up your PC for the web cam:
to initially view the web cam window.
Click on "Login" at the top
right corner of the window:
the UserID is "guest" and the Password is "guest" (both
Dependent on your
computer, you may be asked to allow a Quicktime "add-in" to run.
Set this to "always allow" if you can. Again, dependent on your
computer, you should then get the web cam window titled "Sarix".
If there is no picture then wait until the lower left corner of the
camera display shows "Primary Stream". Click on the square
Tool icon to the left of the "P" of "Primary" and in
the next screen select "Quickview Stream". You should then get the
This is a one-time set-up change
and you should not have to go through the setup in future but see the
warning at the top of this page.
to view the web cam normally.
On some browsers
you may be able to go directly to the full screen web cam window by clicking
The current view is
from the ATC desk looking out over the signal square and parking area. A
notice will be visible on the fence only if conditions are poor or the airfield is
If nothing is moving then
NOTHING IS MOVING! If conditions are bad we will display a board on the
fence which can be seen on the web cam. It will either state
"AIRFIELD CLOSED" or "AIRFIELD NO CIRCUITS" (implying poor/very soft ground
conditions). This may save you a phone call!
The web cam also operates our comprehensive Weather
System Advisory Service (WSAS). If the picture is white it is snowing, if
wet it is raining, if you cannot see the fence it is foggy, if it is shaking about it is windy, if it is gone then
the Clubhouse has fallen down due to the recent
hurricane (call for more info).
An interesting link to other European airfield web cams is: