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Offline flying cowboy

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High Fliers
« on: July 07, 2019, 07:18:28 AM »
I often see the high fliers going over my house and i can see the name of the airline on flight radar , but as a bit of a novice at plane spotting i have a small Uniden radio , my question is, can i listen in to those planes and has every airline got a different freq ??....Thanks

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Re: High Fliers
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 07:34:00 AM »
High fliers as in the contrailers going over on the Atlantic tracks?

There's not a lot to hear nowadays as much of the routine is done by datalink, but you'll still catch some comms on Scottish 129.100 and London 132.860.  Also worth programming 123.450 as a background scan for any interplane chatter.

Airlines do have company channels but again they've mainly transitioned to satcom.  Regional airlines still tend to use airband AM though.

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Re: High Fliers
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 12:51:54 PM »
I often see the high fliers going over my house and i can see the name of the airline on flight radar , but as a bit of a novice at plane spotting i have a small Uniden radio , my question is, can i listen in to those planes and has every airline got a different freq ??....Thanks

Where is your house ?