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User currently offlinePB737 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Is it possible to buy a scanner that will allow you
to listen to aircraft over the Pacific Ocean. I live in
the Illinois and I thought I read somewhere that you
can get a scanner that will pickup the VHF or HF
signals from planes flying between L.A. & Hawaii. I
currently have a Uniden portable scanner that I use
to listen to local signals. Any help would be much


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User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

I remember reading something about trans-continental aircraft using HFs (high frequencies). In order to receive these (which you probably can do easily from Illinois- and don't be surprised if you can pick up a broadcast from Asia) you will need a shortwave radio receiver. Depending on the model, these range in price from $40-100.
I suggest you visit a radio monitoring message forum devoted to shortwave so that you can find more information; it is located at http://www.strongsignals.net/swboard/index.html.

User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

Hi There

You can pick up these frequencies on any scanner that pics up the HF frequency range, most aircraft opperate on 3500-13000kHz, there is specific frequencies but Im not sure what they are. You will need a unit that has a high gain antennae, these frequencies arent ones you can pic up with any hand held scanner. You need a base station unit with a really powerful antennae, you will be listening to planes that will be up to 4000nm from where you are.



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