Re: Air Band Radio


kevin asato
 

The VHF Air Band is somewhat of an addiction for me as i live in the Los Angeles area. I couple that with the ability to look in on ADS-B plotters and can follow planes and helicopters navigating this rather complex airspace. Somewhat obvious, but aircraft on the ground are not really heard unless you are at or adjacent ot the airport. Aircraft in the air - around here with the mountains and ducting, i can often hear out to 100 miles with out to 50 miles being the norm.
i had a Grundig G6 that i used to pack in my computer bag and listen to planes while waiting for my flights. Not the best ears for VHF-AM but the radio would fit into my shirtpocket.
73,
kevin
kc6pob

On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 7:06 AM Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:
Thanks Jock.

While this group (and the Ultralight dxing hobby overall) is focused on the mediumwave band, we have a whole heap of spectrum to listen to.



On Thu, 24 Feb 2022, 8:51 pm Jock Elliott, <jock.elliott@...> wrote:
Paul,

Thanks for that blog. It's always fun to take my CCrane Skywave SSB, hit the search function, and see what's popping up on the air band.

In a similar vein, some ultralights also receive NOAA Weather Radio(NWR)  stations. I realize this is US/Canada-centric, but for those with an interest in NWR, this might prove helpful: https://swling.com/blog/2022/02/jock-shares-a-bit-more-about-noaa-weather-radio/

Again, thanks for your useful blog!

Cheers, Jock

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