VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1519 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 926 times:
I was wondering if anyone knew the frequencies for airports. How close do you have to be to an airport to pick up its frequencies- (ex: Tower, Ramp, etc.). Is there an internet site where I can punch in the airport code, and get a list of the frequencies? Thanks for your help.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2835 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 894 times:
http://www.airnav.com has all the United States airports. Your distance from the airport, as well as the terrain will affect your reception. If you're within 10 miles, there's a good chance you can hear something!
FFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 864 times:
I'm 15 miles from Dulles (IAD) right in the flight path of departing international flights. I hear the pilots perfectly clear on the departure frequency with my handheld radio. (Virgin 744 flight #22 flies over my house at 10,000-11,000 feet every night around 7:30!!) If I'm on the 3rd story of my townhouse, I can also hear the controller. Same goes for the approach and tower frequencies. For some reason, I get the approach frequency the clearest.
Airtahitinui From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2001, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 834 times:
I live right in the middle of JFK, LGA, and EWR - so I hauled butt to the local radio shack and picked up a scanner and an extended antenna. Now I got more channels to listen to than I can shake a stick at.
Moral of the story is - if you live near an airport (ie within 12 miles) and you're an aviation buff, get a scanner.