Location of ADS-B ground stations?

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  1. sarangan

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    I am trying to find the nearest ADS-B ground station that I can drive to and test a receiver and software I am making (instead of having to be airborne). I could not find a database of their physical locations. Anyone know?
     
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    I thougt they were supposed to be marked on sectional charts???
     
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    Looks like large airports have multiple sites. There are many with three.
     
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    The chart shows four towers at DFW.
     
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    Maybe cuz they wiz hangry.....?
     
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    BTW, you have to be pretty darn close to the site/tower to receive it. The antennas are really designed to transmit toward the sky. By close, I've had good luck within about a mile or so from a site.
     
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    I plan on driving right up to it. I hope it doesn't raise any suspicions from the local authorities.
     
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    there is according to linked chart, good adsb coverage near me but the ‘radar not available’ label is always pasted over x-hatching on the charts here
     
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    The ADS-B antennas are mounted on cell towers if they're not at airports. If you park where you can see the cell tower your receiver should pick up the transmission.
     
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    I visited a tower nearby yesterday, and this is what it looks like.
     

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    Most of them kind of look like this:
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