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Offline Stephen_A

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KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« on: February 21, 2017, 11:44:36 PM »
Hi all,  I am new here.   :-)  My favorite feed is KLAX Final App (North/South) and have noticed for the last week it's been hit or miss.  Every few minutes it goes in and out with a squelch sound and then comes back for a few minutes.  Rinse and repeat.  What could be causing this?



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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 03:37:52 PM »
Today it's worse, it sounds like the site lost the antenna.

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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 01:43:35 PM »
Today it's worse, it sounds like the site lost the antenna.

And normally that could be due to poor visibility between the receiver and the antenna. But with METAR readings like:

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KLAX 061804Z 01006KT 10SM FEW002 16/M02 A3021 RMK AO2 T01561022 $
KLAX 061753Z 35008G20KT 310V030 10SM FEW160 FEW200 15/M03 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP227 T01501033 10150 20089 50008 $
KLAX 061653Z 36007KT 10SM FEW120 FEW180 13/M02 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP228 T01281022 $
KLAX 061553Z 35008KT 10SM FEW160 11/M02 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP225 T01111022 $

That shouldn't be happening (and it still is today, on 3/6). So I'm not sure as to what it could be.

BL.

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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 01:57:12 AM »
KLAX uased to be one of my favs too :) As tyketto said its prolly due to poor visibility. Anyways just wanted to say hi since im new here!


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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 01:23:08 PM »
KLAX uased to be one of my favs too :) As tyketto said its prolly due to poor visibility. Anyways just wanted to say hi since im new here!

I'm actually saying the opposite! :P

Let's take the highest point in that area: Mt. Wilson at roughly 6000ft, or even Mt. San Antonio, at 10000ft. If the METAR around that time is showing few clouds at 12000ft, you'd still have line of sight with the highest point (again, not taking the smog into account). The transmitter is definitely much closer to the feed site than that, so even with few clouds at 200ft, you'd still have some visibility. I've only seen a feed really take a hit with a BKN or OVC ceiling really low, or even VV001. FEW002 shouldn't cause that, let alone FEW120.

Dave will definitely sort it out.

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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 09:31:22 AM »
The Final Approach feed is cutting in and out and I hear a lot of static, sometimes only picking up one arrival frequency.

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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 01:40:04 PM »
I can not get it to work at all  :?

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Re: KLAX Final App (North/South), in and out every few minutes
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2021, 07:53:46 AM »
This morning seems to be working well on both ends.