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Old 6th Aug 2022, 23:18
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FR24 or ADS-B Exchange both use MLAT (multilateration) but this requires four or more groundstations receiving a steady Mode S signal, so a good ground-receiver coverage and, depending on the terrain, an aircraft altitude of a (few) thousand ft at minimum, is required.
With 'ADS-B Out' in the aircraft sending the GPS position, only 1 ground-receiver is needed. But this makes the onboard equipement a lot more expensive. And more complicated to install on historical aircraft...
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