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Shortwave Frequencies?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:03 pm


As I bought a shortwave receiver few weeks ago, I am trying out how to listen to planes crossing the Atlantic or flying long haul. Actually I have a book, showing the shortwave frequencies for airband, but unfortunately I don't know which frequency I should try, if I would like to listen to a special airplane. (For ex.: KLM 601 AMS - LAX / KE 906 ICN - FRA) Is there a way to find out the correct frequencies they are just using over the Internet? And are there any company frequencies for KLM and Korean Air on shortwave?

Thanks for any help !

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RE: Shortwave Frequencies?

Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:53 pm

Hi Frank,

A few years ago I did a lot of listening on the shortwave and also listened to the North Atlantic routes. I did a quick search and found this page with frequencies : http://www.airnavsystems.com/ANST/hfif.html#frequency

The frequencies which I can remember that I often listened to are :

I guess you allready know that mode USB (SSB) is used instead of AM

generally the low frequencies are used at night while during the day the higher frequencies are used.

I don't know what kind of antenna you are using? Try and use a outdoor antenna, a long wire of about 10 meters should be good.

Switch on your radio at about 5.00 UTC time on frequency 5598 or 5616 and I'm sure you will hear constant ATC conversations.

I believe there are company frequencies, but what the frequencies are.... I don't know.

Good luck!!
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RE: Shortwave Frequencies?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:57 am

Hello Stevenf,

Thank you for your information! The page you told me seems to be quite helpful for me!

And for all whome might be interested in shortwave listening, I just found a book at Amazon, it's called:


The book is showing the frequencies of over 17000 shortwave stations around the world (aviation, rescue, military, and and and...)


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