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AIRBAND LISTENING?....

Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:11 pm
by Alan Ryan
Hi everyone!

Does anyone know anything about airband listening.I am interested but not sure if I am listening on the right frequencies.I am in Wexford and have an IC A3.

Thanks

Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 12:36 am
by hugoj_air
Hi Alan,
Is it a scanner, you have?.

Hugo.

Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:53 am
by Macnas
An Icom A3 is an airband TRANSCEIVER, be careful of that PTT button.

Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 6:40 pm
by EIDEL
:( I suppose one needs a rt licence to posess and an rt cert to operate this little demon? :roll:

Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:06 pm
by hugoj_air
Use that without a licence and you are inviting trouble, even just
listening on it. By the way, even listening without an RT licence is
techinically against the law, on any airband radio, transceiver or not.
It's something that's not enforced, but if an official of any discription
ever tell's to switch off, it would be advisible to do so.

Hugo.

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:53 am
by Rallye EIBFP
The EIWF Freq' is 129.850, why did you get a transciever, to use in an aircraft i presume- Take Care!

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 10:37 pm
by historical-avi-irl.i8.com
How much do these things cost?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:18 pm
by hugoj_air
From about €80.00 to around €1000.00. Depending what you want,
and how much you want to spend.
See "equipment " section for more info on airband radios.

Hugo.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:02 am
by EIDEL
:) GO---on Treat your self to a Halicraft. And Damn the publican for a year You WILL feel good getting your own Back by getting something that lasts a bit longer than a pint :evil:

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 6:54 pm
by historical-avi-irl.i8.com
I suppose as a 2nd year, it might be a good idea to give up the pints for a bit !!!

Thanks Again :lol: ,

Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:21 pm
by Alan Ryan
Hi

Thanks for this info.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 11:02 am
by PaulR
Hi Alan,

I too am in Wexford and these are some of the airband and marine frequencies on my scanner. You will only get the air to ground part of the conversations as the ground stations are OTH and thus unreadable.

Airband:
119.900 Cork Airport Approach
123.450 Air-to-air chat (occasional interesting plane-to-plane discussion)
123.950 Shanwick ATC
124.650 Dublin Area
124.700 Shannon Area
127.650 Shanwick ATC
128.050 London ATC (Irish Sector)
129.850 Waterford Tower (as mentioned previously)
131.150 Shanwick OTA Clearance
131.400 Company frequency
131.500 Aer Lingus company frequency
131.550 Ryanair company frequency
131.900 Company frequency (Mainly BA)
135.225 Shanwick OTA Clearance

Marine:
156.800 & 161.300 Channel 16 (Hailing and emergency)
157.150 & 161.750 Channel 23
156.375 Channel 67

If you need any more, you can email me at hack@online.ie (and hack doesn't refer to computer hacking!) and I'll try to help.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 12:55 pm
by Alan Ryan
Hi PaulR,
I didnt have all of those frequencies.Very helpful

Thanks

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:07 pm
by -Al-
I always thought listening on air bands was legal, whoops :D

If im not mistaken there was a website which listed irish radio frequencies, user submitted ones too, try google for irish scanner frequencies or something like that.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:38 pm
by Frosty
-Al- wrote:I always thought listening on air bands was legal, whoops :D

If im not mistaken there was a website which listed irish radio frequencies, user submitted ones too, try google for irish scanner frequencies or something like that.


This what you're looking for :lol:
http://www.flyinginireland.com/airband.htm
You should look a bit closer to home :wink: