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- Tigger's ACARS Page
A.C.A.R.S. stands for Aircraft Communications Addressing And Reporting System. This is an air - ground - air radio data system, developed by Aeronautical Radio Inc. (ARINC) in the 1970's, for commercial aircraft. Data sensors on board the aircraft register "events" which are fed into a computer to be converted into data packets to be sent to ground stations via the aircrafts normal VHF voice radio. The receiving ground system routes the data packets, via ARINC's Electronic Switching System and central computer then to the relevant carrier.
- Aero DX on Shortwave
Listening to aircraft-communication can be very fascinating. Local airtraffic and traffic passing over can be heard on VHF (civil) and UHF (military). These forms of communication are more or less generally known. The possibillity to receive airtraffic communication on shortwave is somehow lesser known to the average aero-enthousiast. This is because of the very sophisticated equipment that was necessesary in the past to receive good signals. Today the modern techniques of PLL-synthisysers makes it possible now to listen to this kind of communication on relative small and cheap receivers.
- AirNav: Airport Information
Look up the airport to find the frequencies used by the airport.
- Airshow Frequencies
- Airshow Frequencies
Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, US Army Golden Knights, Canadian Snowbirds, USAF, and SAC frequencies.
- ARINC Frequencies
From Bruce A. Ames' RCMA Aviation column.
- Aeronautical Frequencies
From T.J. "Weasel" Harrell
- Blimp Frequencies
Frequencies for the Goodyear, Fiji, Metlife blimps.
- Blue Angel Frequencies
- Civil Air Patrol Repeater Locator
A selection by state to find all CAP repeators. From the Civil Air Patrol Website.
- CAP Ground Callsigns
New update - June 10 1996
- Fort Worth ARTCC
From Ben Saladino KC5IRJ -- An ARTCC is indeed the center for control of all enroute IFR and, when its workload permits, advisories to VFR traffic, within its assigned geographical area. An ARTCC thus ensures the vertical and horizontal separation of IFR aircraft and alerts participating VFR aircraft to potential traffic hazards. Basically, though, Center is the bridge between Departure Control at the flight's airport of origin and Approach Control at point of landing.
- Golden Knights Jump Team
US Army Jump Team
- Long Island Aviation Frequencies
From Jim Fordyce's excellent Long Island Area Scanning Resources.
- New York City Area Airport and Aviation Frequencies
- Thunderbirds Frequencies
From Kay Lanier's Scanner Central
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