Hi Darryl !!!!!!!! Been a while. I just find it hard to understand why tower's are only listed Nice comeback though. MIA
There are some airports where Tower (and other airport-local frequencies) are the only ones that are easy to pick up. Not all TRACONs or Approach Control facilities transmit from a given airport - the transmitters could be anywhere. It is simply not true that we only list Tower. Sweeping generalizations like that are not helpful.
I provide guidance to people who volunteer a feed and are unsure which frequencies to feed. I almost always initially suggest every possible frequency that might be received clearly *and* be interesting to the audience. The reason for this is simple. There is no hard and fast rule for how many frequencies to put on a feed - every piece of airspace is different. Not all are as busy as IAD, for example, so a few frequencies might be fine and not cause us to miss much activity.
Everyone here is free to comment. Everyone here is also free to donate to help grow our feeds. I don't recall any cases where anyone is discouraged from making these kinds of suggestions. But there is a big difference between making a suggestion and having it acted on immediately (or at all). I personally take all suggestions to heart, and judge them on their merits, not by who makes the suggestion. I have been doing this for a while now, and like to believe that I have a total set of skills (aviation and radio communications - combined with many years of listening) that make me the right person for judging the merits of suggestions. When I sinply don't know I admit it and rely on the suggestions of folks with knowledge of local airspace, etc.
Just to be clear - there is still largely a volunteer site. I am not comfortable dictating to feeders what they should do. And I won't allow them to be harassed by listeners to do something they may not want to do. This is what the forums are for - constructive suggestions ae always welcome. But some of the criticisms I have seen posted here about feeds are sometimes pretty inappropriate. I like to think most of us in this community are mature enough to understand that this is not life or death - nobody is going to die if we're missing one or two frequencies that might be interesting.
Everyone needs to take a step back and look at the bigger picture - this is a large, dynamic, ongoing project. And it will take time to continue building it. I know this is sometimes hard to take in a world where people increasingly depend on instant gratification.