For context I have an ADS-B 1090 OUT and 978 IN. I also have a Stratus portable Dual channel receiver in my plane, so I have the option of comparing the traffic between systems.
What I’ve been noticing is that lots of 1090 targets that I can see on Stratus connected iPad, I can never ever see it on my display connected to 978 IN avionics. My understanding is that my setup should:
A) Receive direct reports from aircraft equipped with UAT/978 OUT hardware. (Air-to-Air) (Working Good)
B) Receive ADS-R rebroadcast traffic from ground stations, for 1090 targets. (Not receiving)
C) Receive TIS-B traffic from ground stations, for Mode-C targets that aren’t participating in ADS-B network. (Good)
So my question is, why do scenario B seem not to be working for me?
I pulled ADS-B Performance Report for my flights and I see:
- OUT capability is correctly listed as 1090 and IN capability is listed as UAT. This should indicate the Ground Stations that I need 1090 targets as part of rebroadcast (ADS-R) to me. I contacted FAA on it and they agree too
Any thoughts? is it something I am missing in the ADS-B OUT configurations or could it be Ground Station issue?