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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by neil-c » 13 Nov 2013, 19:48

Only a few months ago, I read a story on one of the online newspapers (possibly the Daily Mail) about idiots using transceivers to try and pretend to be ATC.
Luckily as the story goes they where not correct with the lingo and the pilots sussed them out straight away.
Not certain how true the story is, but if true it is another example of how stupid this is.
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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by LeakyFeeder » 14 Nov 2013, 13:27

Plenty of new air band tranceivers on E bay... Thats where i got my Vertex from via HK....

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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by Macky » 14 Nov 2013, 16:09

A numpty born every minute

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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by LeakyFeeder » 14 Nov 2013, 20:24

Hes banned now... Anyone suss who he really was ?

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Post by MrWeetabix » 14 Nov 2013, 20:41

LeakyFeeder wrote:Hes banned now... Anyone suss who he really was ?
Ask "pmr446man", they were close enough to share an IP.....
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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by LeakyFeeder » 15 Nov 2013, 00:04

Ah ha... Nuff said eh ;)

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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by scanhermit » 05 Mar 2014, 18:24

When I was a CBer in my callow youth, there was a breaker of whom it was rumored that he tried to talk to an airplane on 6Mhz. His pirate gear was confiscated and he ended up with a conviction and fine. No idea if it was true but you never know.

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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by kr0ne » 05 Mar 2014, 19:22

Doesn't seem particularly far fetched...

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Post by DX-Digger » 05 Mar 2014, 20:42

Back in the early 80's there were a number of pirates off 6MHz who were caught and prosecuted. Fines and equipment confiscation. One of them is now a G0 but I am not sure if he is still active.
They were tracked down very rapidly apparently.
I dont think they were trying to talk to aircraft but they were pirating the aircraft section of that band. It was also claimed that they were advised to go on that band instead of pirating illegal cb as it was and this advise came from a DTI Interference Officer. (Buzby)
As I say a lot of other rumours abound, but I remember listening to one of the guys after he became licenced, and he openly claims that they were advised to operate on that band!
I would love to hear the full true version of that story! :D
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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by merseylad » 08 Aug 2015, 20:43

talk to the pilots do you want to get yourself nicked

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Post by Admiral » 09 Aug 2015, 08:55

merseylad wrote:talk to the pilots do you want to get yourself nicked
No they don't, it's a previously banned member who had a SpecialBrew too many and fancied a wind-up, now banned again.
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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by Farty » 09 Aug 2015, 10:06

Does his name rhyme with Gollum?
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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by StormShadow » 27 Nov 2015, 21:43

slayer666 wrote:i want to talk to the airoplanes what sort of price for a basic radio that can transmit and recieve on the vhf airband and what sort of distance could a handportable transmit to cheers in advance
Why do you want to talk to pilots??? maybe I'm missing something here but is there a license or air band TX hobby that I've not heard off yet? Edit just read the other posts, it seems like a no brainier to want to talk to pilots, not to mention very dangerous.

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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

Post by kr0ne » 01 Dec 2015, 18:45

StormShadow wrote: maybe I'm missing something here
Yes, two and a bit years by my count......

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Re: cheapest handheld to talk to the pilots

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