|Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 7):|
Of course, that explains it. I see now that some airlines use their own frequency to report ACARS. Air Canada is another one I wouldn't get, now I've got their ACARS frequency, I'll search for the Delta one if you don't want to post it.
AFAIK they use one of the many 'standard' ACARS freqs.
Try 131.525 and 131.725. Some airlines, including Delta have used these.
Air Canada uses 131.825 I believe.
Just lookup acarsd.org and some google searches and you'll find it.
...actually, just found this link
|Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 5):|
The problem between scanning both is that the messages will not arrive completely, because you must set the squelch to full so the decoder gets the full message, scanning both will mean messages will come corrupted. Best thing to do here is set up two scanners and open up two windows.
Depending on the equipment and the sensitivity of the squelch, you can scan between different ACARS freqs. Yes, 2 scanners (or more) is the ultimate solution, but a good receiver with a sensitive squelch can do it. The acars sites explain some setups that do this. Also, worse case, with a standard scanner, it often works OK
because the ACARS transmissions are often repeated very quickly in succession, so even though you miss the first burst, you get the next one(s).
I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!