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The authors present a methodology to determine the effects of real environments on the selection of possible receiver locations for a passive radar (PR) system. Considered are: specific terrain and atmospheric information; available signal sources; coverage needs, especially for low altitudes. Resolving all possible receiver locations allows for analysis from different operational and technical viewpoints. Since the realm of operational applications and technical constraints on a PR system are wide, an optimal receiver location is not determined because an optimal solution varies for each specific requirement.