He's right. In fact, once I leave about 10 miles on the road away from my hometown (CYTS), I'll lose the FSS and ATIS and only hear the pilots. In fact, I can't even receive any transmissions on the all -call 126.7 freq. The only benefit I experienced was while in Peterborough Ontario (CYPQ) I was monitoring the Simco sector 127.000 and the Peterborough sector 134.25 on a Sunday, when at 2 that afternoon, the freq's split and I heard all the aircrafts clear as aday on 127.000 so I knew it split away. But here in the north, when at 7 am the Sudbury freq splits from Timmins, I can just barely hear the flights call on 135.5.