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Title: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
Post by: CYYZGUY on September 03, 2014, 11:47:29 PM
Lately I have been getting 4 "Ground Transmitters" showing up, they seem to report random altitudes which change frequently...You would think a ground transmitter would be a vehicle or some other stationary beacon/tower etc???  Does anyone know for sure what a ground transmitter could be?

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/15129744591_f780a551c7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p3XTXn)Ground Transmitters with Alititude (https://flic.kr/p/p3XTXn) by CYYZGUY (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
Post by: Runway 31 on September 04, 2014, 07:43:15 AM
Hi Jason,

I wouldn't worry much about this.  They quite often show altitudes but its recommended about 60-70,000 ft so that they don't give problems with TCAS conflicts.

Alan
Title: Re: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
Post by: CYYZGUY on September 04, 2014, 12:00:38 PM
Thanks for that Alan..I was just curious as to what a "Ground Transmitter" is......I guess it could be many different things...

Jason
Title: Re: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
Post by: Runway 31 on September 04, 2014, 12:57:53 PM
Any thing from an ILS installation to a radar system, to any type of vehicle.  Unless you are there to see it, it is hard to differentiate between a vehicle and a ground installation

Alan