FlightRadar24 app ADS-B "IN" only displays aircraft if your at an altitude that their receiver can pick up.

dabkb2

Dave Bacon
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LA and San Diego are fully covered by radar on the west side of the mountains and far out to sea.
I suspect Fightradar24 works well with receivers from San Diego all the way to the mountains north of LA.
I had it on and it didn't drop me on my trip to El Mirage, that is a good thing. It's amazing how many planes are flying around, a lot more than you can see.

It's a lot busier than I thought it would be flying, checking Ifly, making sure I am on course, bouncing to flightradar24 to make sure I am staying clear, taking pictures along the way and in my spare time looking around and enjoying the area, oh ya and the best part, flying the gyro.
 

chrisk

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Hi John,
What is the N number and date? I'm most familiar with flightaware.com. It is a network of home based ads-b receivers. I'll look it up and post the flight path.

As for satellite and ADS-B. There is some confusion. In the US, ADS-B is ground based. I believe Canada plans to use satellites for data collection and requires an ADS-B antenna on both the top and bottom of the aircraft. And then in the US, there are two ADS-B frequencies. 1090 MHz is probably what you want if you are buying new equipment. Its good worldwide. 978 MHz is largely legacy equipment and basically good only in USA.
 
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