jimbo1
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Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:30 am

I have just joined airliners.net and this is my first post. I have just bought a Maycom 108 scanner and cant seem to be able to pick very much up. The guide that came with the scanner is pretty hard to decipher and to be honest I'm completly lost. I know it stores 99 channels but I dont know what to store. I live about five miles from Belfast City Airport, so should I be picking up more. I would be grateful for ANY help.
 
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:09 am

Hi Jimbo1.

First off welcome to a.net.  Smile

You can try http://www.plane-mad.com/ for frequencies. Go to airport guides. Belfast City appears to have Tower on 119.20 and Approach on 130.75. You would be best to try Tower if you live 5 miles away. Approach might be harder to get. You might have to add a zero to the end of those for the AR 108. I have that scanner but I can't remember how the frequencies go. I'll have a look in the morning if you like.

Hope this helps a bit.

Andy S
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting Jimbo1 (Thread starter):
I live about five miles from Belfast City Airport, so should I be picking up more. I would be grateful for ANY help.

Go to a busier airport!

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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:48 pm

You should be able to hear some flights getting (or reading back, at least) their transatlantic clearances from Shanwick on...

127.65 MHz
123.95 MHz

There's a brief explanation of how the North Atlantic tracks work here:

http://www.bcavirtual.com/crossing_the_north_atlantic.htm
 
jimbo1
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:53 pm

Many thanks for your replies. I'v just found out that Belfast city airport is 122.825 and that Belfast International is 118.3. I also have being getting a lot on 128.5 which I have found out is the approach for Belfast International.
Are there any other frequencies I should be trying?, and can anyone explain what ATIS means.
Once again, many thanks
Jim
 
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:28 am

Firstly WELCOME.

Quoting Jimbo1 (Reply 4):
can anyone explain what ATIS means

Automatic Terminal Information Service.Recorded message broadcasting Weather,NOTAMs,Instructions etc,updated every 30 mins unless a significance variation occurs.

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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:09 am

Thanks for your reply HAWK2IM , can you now tell me what NOTAMs mean.
Jim
 
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:23 am

Quoting Jimbo1 (Reply 6):
can you now tell me what NOTAMs mean.

A NOTAM [Notice To Airmen] is filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of any hazards en route or at a specific location.
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
updated every 30 mins unless a significance variation occurs.

only 30? where?

It's normally 55 mins for the U.S., updated at the same time as METARS usually, or with significant weather changes.

Quoting Jimbo1 (Reply 6):

Also try 121.5mhz, which is the emergency frequency, though its very unlikely you'll ever hear anything.
 
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RE: Need Help With Maycom Ar - 108

Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:50 pm

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 8):
only 30? where

India.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 8):
Also try 121.5mhz, which is the emergency frequency, though its very unlikely you'll ever hear anything

Thats the ELT frequency.

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