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CYYZGUY

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Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
« 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?

Ground Transmitters with Alititude by CYYZGUY, on Flickr
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Re: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
« Reply #2 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
2 Nm North from Canada's Busiest Airport CYYZ

DPD 1090 Mhz Antenna with LMR-400 Cable
Antenna 35 Feet (11 Meters) standing tall
Dedicated Airnav Station with 16 Gigs ram
Dedicated Radarbox24 Station with 16 Gigs ram
40" LED Monitor
40" LED Monitor
BCD996XT, BCT15X, BCT15X, BCT15 and BCD436 receiver

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Re: Ground Transmitters showing altitude....any ideas?
« Reply #3 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