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Weird MLAT tracks

Hey, would anyone know why MLAT aircraft show these weird tracks on skyaware?

That looks like there are not enough MLAT receivers in the area.

Could be MLAT results from adsbexchange not quite agreeing with FA causing ragged tracks.

In case you are feeding adsbexchange and don’t want adsbexchnage MLAT results in your main decoder interface: GitHub - adsbxchange/adsb-exchange: ADS-B Exchange Linux Setup Scripts

This fixed the problem, thanks!

Just to note … some MLAT tracks might be missing in the future as FA MLAT results are selective and some biz jets MLAT results won’t have a callsign / hex, other MLAT results might be omitted entirely based on the plane.

But glad this fixed your issue.