Re: TEST01Z Flying Over Area 5

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Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) (Member since 10/17/2000) on August 23, 2022 at 13:49:35 PST:

I am not convinced that TEST01Z (hex code ABC123) is an Airbus Zephyr. Not sure how many there are, but one of them, hex code AE1313 and callsign ZULU82 crashed in the Yuma range last week while attempting an endurance record.

ZULU82 used squawk code 0317, in a range reserved for experimental aircraft. TEST01Z mostly uses squawk 7545 in an entirely different range.

I have logged ABC123 in Rachel almost 50 times during the last year at altitudes around 13,000ft. First time I saw it was 7/28/2021.

ABC123 does not send position data. The tracks on ADSBExchange are MLAT calculations. You need at least three geographically separated ADSB receivers for MLAT. I suppose the data comes from our Rachel and Goldfield receivers and from a receiver in Vegas.

In Reply to: Re: TEST01Z Flying Over Area 5 posted by Fairtrade Skunk on August 23, 2022 at 12:48:03 PST:


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