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Old 07-13-2019, 09:15 AM
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This whole ADSB only works sometimes. I came through Montana and Wyoming where radar coverage is very sparse, especially at low altitude. I get a letter from the FAA ADSB focus group that my ADSB doesnít work. Where I live in Texas radar coverage is weak below 3000 AGL. Iím beginning to lose faith in the whole system.
Here is the FAA Coverage Map for ADS-B. There are some areas that do not have coverage below 5,000. Click on the altitude button at the top of the map to see what coverage exists.

I put ADS-B out in my airplane in May. The ADS-B data out allows me to track my airplane just as well as my 2-meter ham radio APRS.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:41 AM
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Default Suspected, now verified.....

I recently completed the installation of my GDL-82 system in my -9A. I flew the test flight and received the status report on Friday. 4 in the green.
Here's the thing. That afternoon, my friend was able to view my flight path on his phone using the ForeFlight app. Later that evening I viewed my flight on my laptop on flightaware.com. Just enter your N number.
There's no hiding anymore.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:43 AM
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Default Your broadcasted identity is your choice

Your GDL-82 is capable of anonymous mode. You can choose if your identifying information is broadcast or not. There is a thread here concerning anonymous mode if you are unfamiliar.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:18 AM
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I've read the threads but decided not to enable the anonymous mode feature at this time. It was nice knowing that I was "visible" to other planes in our flight out to the pancake breakfast last Saturday.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:20 AM
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I've read the threads but decided not to enable the anonymous mode feature at this time. It was nice knowing that I was "visible" to the other planes in our flight out to the pancake breakfast last Saturday.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:10 PM
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Default You are still visible to "in" displays in anonymous mode, but

your tail number and ICAO number are not transmitted to ATC. I personally do not use A-M, but some prefer to use it.

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Old 07-15-2019, 03:00 PM
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I've read the threads but decided not to enable the anonymous mode feature at this time. It was nice knowing that I was "visible" to the other planes in our flight out to the pancake breakfast last Saturday.
"Anonymous" does not equal "invisible". Two different terms, as specified in a dictionary. You are still "visible" to your buddies and ATC with anonymous enabled. They just can't look up who you are and where you live.

With the GDL 82, if you install an anonymous switch, it is just that. A selector switch. You are not committing to either anonymous or identity. You are merely making that choice selectible to the pilot at his whim. Nothing more than a privacy "opt out" with no sacrifice to either safety or visibility.

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