ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5714 times:
If you check http://www.airnav.com/airports/ you can put in an airport and it will come up with detailed info about that airport, including all frequencies. Just punch the desired frequencies into your scanner according to your scanner's instructions and you should be up and running. Keep in mind that depending on your distance from the airport, you will probably only be able to hear the airplane transmissions, not the ground transmissions.
Santhosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5697 times:
For getting the Approach and control radar transmissions 30 to 40 miles is a pretty good distance. But if you are capable if attaching and external antenna then i bet you will get far more out of your scanner. Either buy an external antenna if you can afford or just make one. Old TV antenna would be enough. You just have to buy a jack to connect it to the scanner. I did it the same way and good extremely good results out of it.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5682 times:
I was wondering how close do I have to be to the airport to sucessfully hear transmissions? ( I am about 30-40 miles away from CLE)
I live about that same distance from ORD and hear the aircraft transmissions on the approach frequency quite well, however since these frequencies are line of sight that is too far to hear the ground transmissions unless perhaps you have a big enough antenna. I'm just using a stock antenna now, I don't have exerpience with external antennas. I've been meaning to get one but haven't yet.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5666 times:
Scanners can admitedly be a bit tricky to operate at first. Without knowing exactly which scanner you have, it sounds like the channels you are referring to are the scanner's built in memory channels. Scanners have a set number of memory channels to store radio frequencies, it could be 100 channels in your case. If you have your scanner instruction book, look for something along the lines of how to input a frequency into a memory channel. You can store all the frequencies for CLE or wherever you wish, and once they are stored in a memory channel they will be saved and it is easy to switch between them.
Here are some approach frequencies for you to try, from http://www.airnav.com
CLEVELAND APPROACH: 119.625, 123.85, 124.0, 126.55