- Apr 21, 2008
- San Diego, CA. USA
- Airgyro AG915 Centurian, Aviomania G1sb
- Total Flight Time
- Gyroplane 70Hrs, not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
Thank you for the rest of the Flightradar24 story.Of course not. Use as "ADS-B in" is not even remotely the purpose of the program. Flightradar24 is simply a tracking service.
If you are not in range of a Flightradar24 receiver you get nothing, and your aircraft will not be seen by Flightradar24 users.
Flightradar24 has a network of more than 20,000 ADS-B receivers around the world that receive flight information from aircraft with ADS-B transponders and send this information to our servers. Due to the high frequency used (1090 MHz) the coverage from each receiver is limited to about 250-450 km (150-250 miles) in all directions depending on location. The farther away from the receiver an aircraft is flying, the higher it must fly to be covered by the receiver.
Wish you would have shared that with the forum and Dave before now. I believe most expected it to use the GPS satellites that could reach everywhere.
I've never used Flightradar24 so I did not know.
Dave was using it as his primary ADS-B "IN" and for tracking friends' flights.
He was in total disbelief to learn it is not sending and receiving from satellites and had holes.