Address Qualifier Field Encoding
In accordance with DO-282, Beacons will broadcast an Address Qualifier value of 5, meaning the Address Type is ‘Fixed ADS-B Beacon’, using a non-ICAO, state assigned unique 24-bit address.
24-bit Address Field
As qualified by the above, each Beacon will broadcast a fixed non-ICAO 24- bit address (Hex Code). These will be assigned on a fixed basis for the duration of the trial. The values that will be used will be 000001 – 00000D (1 – 13 decimal).
Each Beacon will broadcast its own unique ID. All Beacon IDs will be 8 characters long. IDs will conform to the format described in the following table.
|1 & 2||“UK”||United Kingdom|
|3 & 4||“WL”||Beacon for Gliding Winch Launch Site|
|3 & 4||“HP”||Beacon for Hang Gliding and Paragliding Site|
|3 & 4||“MF”||Beacon for Model Flying Site|
|5 – 8||4 Alphanumeric characters||Indicative of the site name|