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Offline neurotech

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KSMF Choppy
« on: January 10, 2016, 02:41:00 AM »
Sacramento (KSMF) seems choppy as its dropping out mid-sentence for long periods.

I noticed the choppy sound during an emergency this morning.
KSMF-Del-Gnd-Twr-App-Jan-09-2016-1430Z.mp3
KSMF-Del-Gnd-Twr-App-Jan-09-2016-1500Z.mp3

Listening to the livefeed, it drops out in the same choppy manner.



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Re: KSMF Choppy
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 11:15:18 AM »
Should be a little better now...our receiver location there occasionally has reception issues.

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Re: KSMF Choppy
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 06:51:43 PM »
It sounds like NORCAL approach controller part of the feed is noisy too.

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Re: KSMF Choppy
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 03:17:09 PM »
During that emergency they switched to Norcal Approach on 125.4.  Is that frequency monitored?

http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=KSMF

Should it be, if not?

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Re: KSMF Choppy
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 03:22:18 PM »
During that emergency they switched to Norcal Approach on 125.4.  Is that frequency monitored?

http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=KSMF

Should it be, if not?

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If I recall correctly we can't hear the controller side of 125.400 from our remote controlled station near KSMF, but we'll check.


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Re: KSMF Choppy
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 01:36:10 PM »
During that emergency they switched to Norcal Approach on 125.4.  Is that frequency monitored?

http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=KSMF

Should it be, if not?

Thanks for LiveATC!
Aaron

If I recall correctly we can't hear the controller side of 125.400 from our remote controlled station near KSMF, but we'll check.



Dave, if you can't get 125.4 from the SMF feed, you may want to see if you can pick it up form the KMHR feed. When out at KMHR, due to its proximity to the TRACON, I can pick up every NCT frequency in the Sacramento area, parts of KSUU, and up to Oroville (KOVE). 125.4 serves that part of it, so that may be a better location to pick up that frequency.

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Re: KSMF Choppy
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 01:38:32 PM »
125.25 is also a very active frequency for arrivals into KSAC and KSMF