Airband Fun

By , November 9, 2009 12:00 am

Today I was at the Ottawa airport dropping off Fariba, she was taking a flight to Europe.

When I got home, I remembered that my new Yaesu VX-8r has the aeronautical band, so I googled Ottawa’s airband frequencies and found this. A quick listen on the tower frequency 118.800Mhz and there was ACA838 requesting take-off clearance! After initial climb, the tower handed the flight off to departures on 128.175MHz, and after a couple of course changes, to Montreal Center at Mont Laurier on 126.575MHz.

It was fun, kind of felt like being there!

Here’s a sample:


One Response to “Airband Fun”

  1. John AE5X says:

    Hi Martin, no need to be within RF range to listen to air comms:

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