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Airband Frequencies to monitor in my area??

Postby gm21136 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:10 pm

Hi,
Thanks to all as I have just joined this forum.

I have just received my copy of the "UK Scanning Directory"

I wonder if someone can advise me please, I am out in the sticks radio wise, I am interested in air band, but am not too sure which frequencies to use to get airborne aircraft en route, for example can you say from the following for Edinburgh which is about 80 miles from here, should I use approach, tower, radar or information? I should know all this, but I am just returning to scanning after a lengthy break.

EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Approach 121.200 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Tower 118.700 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Tower 121.500 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Ground 121.750 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Radar 121.200 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Radar 128.975 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Information 131.350 AM
EGPH Edinburgh Edinburgh Fire 121.600 AM

I wonder also if I should consider buying one of the personalised directories advertised, given that I am only 7 miles from the England/Scotland border, and my post code is DG12 ie. I'm in Annan, near Gretna.?

Thanks in anticipation and best regards

John
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Re: Frequencies to monitor in my area??

Postby Minus1 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:14 am

80 miles away you'll only get Approach easily, unless you are on a hill.

Check NATS site for en-route freqs, but it's not very user-friendly:
http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/in ... id=11.html

ENR 2.1 is the most useful

ATC transmitters at Green Lowther hill:
119.875 AM
121.375 AM
124.825 AM
126.3 AM
127.275 AM
135.525 AMn "135.53"
135.85 AMn "135.855"

Carlisle Airport:
118.425 ATIS
123.6 Tower/Approach
460.15 FM Ground UHF

Airwave TETRA for Annan — site 'DAG024O'
(Site is 1.3 miles away, bearing 327º from town centre)
393.6875 / 383.6875 TMO:142
394.1375 / 384.1375 TMO:160
Encrypted so no audio, but at least you can notice any nearby activity if monitor the 380-384 input channels ;-)

Spadeadam Range
128.725
308.775

Kirkudbright Range said to be around 444 MHz

Air to air refuelling area 13 (AARA13) (IOM/Cumbria)
315.925

I wouldn't spend money on personal guides, not convinced they are much use, nor up to date.

Play around with OFCOM's WTR for local business frequencies:
http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectrumInfo/licences
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Re: Frequencies to monitor in my area??

Postby Chris P » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:21 am

I would suggest Edinburgh Radar as well as Approach but you will probably only hear the Aircraft and not the ground station
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Re: Frequencies to monitor in my area??

Postby m0lsx » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:19 am

At one time I use to spend most Saturday mornings in Glasgow, normally delivering either to somewhere off Mary Hill or an industrial unit on Old Edinburgh Road where I could over look a big part of the City. And from what I remember, it is surrounded by sizeable land rises. So at 80 miles I would be surprised if you get anything but the aircraft side of anything.
VHF is what is called line of sight. So hills block signals.
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Re: Frequencies to monitor in my area??

Postby gm21136 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:49 pm

Many thanks to everyone who replied, it has helped hugely and is much appreciated :happy:

Cheers

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Re: Frequencies to monitor in my area??

Postby Leuchars 19 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:34 pm

Hi , I have just joined this forum. I've been scanning for
many years and seen many changes in the hobby.
Where do you live in Annan John ?

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