Air Traffic, ILS & Navigation Aids

oldendays

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Once again this morning, Manchester Tower and GMC - bandboxed on 119.4 - is being received over here. A little stronger and clearer than the last time.
 

oldendays

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This morning, Manchester GMC has been joined by Tower on 118.630. Remarkable, I've not experienced a reception boost like this for about thirty years. That time I was receiving the Stavanger ATIS!
 

oldendays

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This morning, there is a vehicle on the airfield using the RT callsign 'Rover'. I don't know who or what but it used to be the ATC Landrover several years ago. The callsign was 'Delta' before that.
 

oldendays

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Very poor reception on the Delivery frequency this morning - 121.805. Tower loud and clear, Radar less good but Delivery not even breaking through the squelch. Even Pole Hill is coming through clear. I wonder if the transmitter power has been reduced in order to avoid interference exacerbated by the anticyclone? Many airports have GMC or Delivery on frequencies between 121.7 and 121.8.
 

twevsmiff

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Very poor reception on the Delivery frequency this morning - 121.805. Tower loud and clear, Radar less good but Delivery not even breaking through the squelch. Even Pole Hill is coming through clear. I wonder if the transmitter power has been reduced in order to avoid interference exacerbated by the anticyclone? Many airports have GMC or Delivery on frequencies between 121.7 and 121.8.
I live 2 miles from the airport and above near the Post Office tower but cannot get the ground on delivery and haven't for nearly a week now
The aircraft on the frequency are all coming though loud and clear
 

oldendays

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Twev, I think the power has been purposely stepped down or there is something wrong. I would say it is the latter but I'm reluctant to report it to Tels on the grounds of it not being a pilot report, therefore not of interest!
 

oldendays

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Reception on 134.580 has deteriorated again. The speech and signal has been much stronger in recent days but the white noise is once again prevalent. Delivery is also a little weaker than usual. Tower seems OK!
 
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