[aprssig] VHF Aircraft Channels

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Tue Jan 24 06:48:04 EST 2006

First, these channels are AM, not FM.  I am not aware of any standard
VHF/UHF FM Ham radios that will transmit AM.  So that leaves you with
trying to use a multimode radio.  I am not aware of any Ham multimode
radios that are type accepted for use on the aviation frequencies
eliminating those from use.

While it is no longer required for pilots or aircraft operating solely
within the United States to have licenses (international operations
still require licenses for both), it is required that all ground
stations have a license and use type-accepted radios on the frequency(s)
they are licensed for.  This means that you can't legally just go out
and buy an aviation handheld and start talking to aircraft.  Your ground
operation must be licensed and use only the frequency(s) you are
licensed for.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga
> Posted At: Monday, January 23, 2006 11:43 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] VHF Aircraft Channels
> Hummh... We all have these radios that tune the
> 118-137 MHz AM aircraft band...  But what channels are 
> available to communicate plane to plane or plane to ground?
> Our aerospace department has a plane they fly occasionally 
> for flight studies.  What channel can I talk to them on to 
> coordinate some GPS experiements for example?  (That isnt too
> crowded)

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