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Offline Lynch_Christopher

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Boston ARTCC Communications
« on: September 01, 2007, 10:08:19 PM »
Hi,
  This topic has to do with radio communications with Boston ARTCC.  I was wondering why sometimes you can hear the Boston ARTCC controller and the pilot but on other feeds you can only hear the pilot. I was listening to the Islip feed and you could hear the Boston Center Controller. Where exactly does Boston Center have their radio transmitters. I am in Nashua, NH and I can't pick up any of the Boston ARTCC controllers with my scanner.

-Chris-



Offline BWilliams

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Re: Boston ARTCC Communications
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 10:46:38 PM »
I'm not sure where the Center keeps their equipment (might be able to find out on all-knowing Google), but, as far as the ability to hear transmissions, it has to do with line-of-sight -- airband frequencies require a somewhat direct line between the tranmitter and receiver, and is susceptible to interference.  So, the antenna almost always has line-of-sight to planes in the air, but any number of things can mess with transmissions from people on the ground (heavy equipment, power lines, weather, etc.)

Offline dave

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Re: Boston ARTCC Communications
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 10:49:44 PM »
The Center transmitters are quite spread out.

This is an old list but it hasn't changed much:

http://www.milaircomms.com/artcc_zbw.html


Offline nycrich

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Re: Boston ARTCC Communications
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 09:10:27 AM »
This is a map of all high/low sectors with paired mil freqs from FAA

Offline Lynch_Christopher

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Re: Boston ARTCC Communications
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007, 11:03:12 PM »
thanks for your input :-)