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Offline Auckland Oceanic

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« on: August 03, 2005, 11:06:19 AM »
Hello all,

Just became a member here, was listening to all the feeds and busting my gut laughing at most of them. I was wondering if anyone could give me an introduction to this as i am a serious newbie here and first off, i dont know how to listen in on an airport freq and when i searched around i found a few websites with some local freq's but they were only for Police, Fire etc. Secondly, i was wondering if anyone could recommend where i can buy a scanner (handheld preferably) something that tunes into aviation freqs and has a good solid range on it. where i can just listen in from the city (45 mins from the airport) and what type of scanner would i need, secondly where can i get a list of local frequencies for Auckland area as i would really like to start send you guys feeds from New Zealand. All your help would be appreciated. Thanks

Gary.



Offline JetBlue

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 04:59:27 PM »
Please forgive me, as I may be taking your statement the wrong way, but why were you busting a gut laughing at the feeds that are on this website?

Offline Auckland Oceanic

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 10:54:05 PM »
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Please forgive me, as I may be taking your statement the wrong way, but why were you busting a gut laughing at the feeds that are on this website?



Coz some of them were funny????!!!!!!! :roll:  :lol:  8)

Offline Euphoric

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2005, 02:22:40 AM »
no local stores that sell scanners etc?

Offline jasonw

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2005, 03:04:36 AM »
Hi
You could try dick smith, they have 2 handheld uniden scanners the 72xlt and 92xlt models, they both receive the vhf aircraft band which is 118mhz to 137mhz.
And also try this site for freqs
                                                http://www.nzscanners.org.nz/index.php

to join is free and they have a online database for freqs including aircraft of auckland.

But here are some freqs for auckland to note down

120.500 auckland area control
118.700 auckland tower
119.500 auckland control centre
120.800 auckland tower secondary
121.900 auckland ground
123.000 auckland international approach
123.900 auckland ocianic control
124.300 auckland north control
124.400 grt barrier island traffic
125.500 auckland contrl centre
125.700 rnzaf whenuapai
126.000 auckland control south
128.200 auckland delivery
129.500 auckland control
129.600 auckland control radar
131.000 auckland ramp (air nz)
131.900 auckland ramp (international)
132.900 auckland ramp (domestic)
134.000 oceanic control (secondary)
122.100 warbirds freq
129.900 nz airworks nz ltd (westpac trust resue helo)
130.300 air nz domestic
131.300 police (eagle helo)
131.600 nz post
131.900 international flights (many)
133.050 auckland coast guard patrol
133.650 massey uni school of aviation ardmore
133.700 auckland aero club
133.825 ardmoe flying school
134.050 qantas (international flights)
134.450 auckland gliding club



Well that should help, put those into your scanner radio and see what you get.

all the best from Jason in Wanganui.
(South Pacific HF Feed).

Offline jasonw

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2005, 03:39:46 AM »
Hi Again Gary

Dicksmith also has a desktop scanner a uniden ubct-8 for $389.00.
the uniden 72xlt (handheld) is $198, but you will have to keep the batts charged.
They also have a outdoor scanner antenna for $89, but the lead is only 3 mtrs long so you will have to extend the coax length to reach inside, if you can get it up in the air about 20ft or so it will work great and you will hear alot more signals , and being 45mins from auckland airport there is a chance you will not hear the tower talking to the planes.
Also you might like to go and see com-centre in avondale and talk to them about a setup and see what they suggest.

cheers from jason.
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Offline JetBlue

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2005, 02:24:44 PM »
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Quote from: JetBlue
Please forgive me, as I may be taking your statement the wrong way, but why were you busting a gut laughing at the feeds that are on this website?



Coz some of them were funny????!!!!!!! :roll:  :lol:  8)


Cool...the way it read was laughing at them, which implies the feeds and not the content...see, I read it wrong, my bad. Welcome aboard!  :D

Offline JetBlue

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2005, 04:43:05 PM »
If you can get your hands on one, and you want a top of the line receiver, I use the Icom R7100...yeah, I know, it might be overkill, but I've been playing with radios for a long time, and I love the audio quality, plus I like the noise blanker for AM.

Again, they're pricey, and you can only get them used...

Offline sam_nz

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 07:36:10 AM »
Had a look at the  Uniden 72xlt, the other one's out of my price range.  What sort of range do they get?  I don't recall seeing that on DSE's site.  As the crow (or aircraft) flies, I'm about 12 miles from Auckland International (read that as directly under the approach flight path).

As I often go and watch airport traffic from relatively close up, what distance are scanners allowed to be used from airports?  I'd love to be able to relate what I see on the ground/air to what's going on in the tower.

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