Rothwell NATS site, Lincolnshire

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Rothwell NATS site, Lincolnshire

Postby Minus1 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:16 pm

For information. I found these frequencies being transmitted from the Rothwell NATS site in Lincolnshire when I passed by last week:

53.452ºN 0.2931ºW
NGR: TF 13460 96429

121.325 AM EGPX Scottish ATC SE — North Sea Area ('Humber' sector?) *+
126.925 AM EGPX Scottish Upper (SE) ('Montrose South' sector?) *+
126.783 AMn EGTT London Upper (NE) ("126.785")
125.275 AM Anglia Radar (primary) Southern North Sea (mostly oil rig helicopters)
128.925 AM Anglia Radar (secondary) Southern North Sea (mostly oil rig helicopters)

135.075 AM Swanik MIlitary (NE ICF)
259.6 AM Swanik Military (E ICF) (48FS:6)
270.05 AM Swanik Military (NE secondary)
275.65 AM Swanik Militray (E) (Southern North Sea)

You'll notice I've given up using "Swanwick" as a spelling, and now use the phonetic spelling 'Swanik'.
When compared with 'PrestWick' and 'ShanWick' and 'War(w)ick', our inconsistent language just confuses American pilots :rolleyes:
It was a remarkably clueless choice of a name anyway.

*+ I think both of these were offset high, 5kHz or 7.5kHz, although I didn't have sensitive enough equipment to measure by how much.

I found nothing transmitted from the associated mast 3km SSE, so that may just be a receiving mast.
I reserve the right to ignore people who have made no attempt to the read the manual, and expect others to do it for them.
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Re: Rothwell NATS site, Lincolnshire

Postby Chris P » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:26 pm

Thanks for posting Minus 1
Regards Chris aka G8FFF nipper or tazmin88
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