118mhz or 108mhz

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118mhz or 108mhz

Postby acl777 » 11 Sep 2016, 06:33

I've got an Icom 2730 and wanted to play around with airband. What am I missing though as the frequency coverage starts at 118mhz as opposed to 108. A quick Google indicated voice transmissions begin at 118mhz AM. That's fine as it's only voice transmissions I'm after but I noticed some airport ATIS frequencies fall into the 108mhz to 117mhz range.

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Re: 118mhz or 108mhz

Postby mercury888 » 11 Sep 2016, 08:51

So it misses the whole navigation section 108 to 117.975. The manual says the same claiming airband is "118.000 MHz to 136.99166 MHz" - you don't seem to be missing any settings, the radio just starts at 118 not 108.

Probably the only thing voice-wise you miss is the ATIS stuff - sometimes handy if you have the washing out and your local airport is indeed local!
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Re: 118mhz or 108mhz

Postby acl777 » 11 Sep 2016, 15:04

Thanks for the info.

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Re: 118mhz or 108mhz

Postby MrWeetabix » 12 Sep 2016, 09:06

Not much below 118 for Airband, so I wouldn't worry about it fella. :-)
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Re: 118mhz or 108mhz

Postby acl777 » 12 Sep 2016, 16:41

Thanks.Is there an up to date website for ATIS frequencies only. I've googled around but can only find one from 2014. The others are all mixed . I have an interest in dxing ATIS transmissions from this country and the continent as they make for good VHF propagation beacons because they transmit 24/7 and from fixed location.

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Re: 118mhz or 108mhz

Postby paulears » 12 Sep 2016, 19:22

The bottom ten MHz 108-118 is for beacons. VOR beacons for nav - so nothing interesting down there at all, and if you do live near one, they're quite unpleasant to listen to.


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