Hey Trent. Does she work with me at the airport. There's a lot of people out there that I see all the time but don't actually know their names. There's a lot of really good, dedicated people out there, but because airport employees are always on the go, I never get a chance to get to know anyone...or their names. Is she in the airport admin office? If so, then I do know who she is.
Yeah, I'd listen to Elko. I think having a good mix of radio traffic is a good thing. Actually, quite often our aircraft are based there during the summer for aerial firefighting duty, so it could be fun to listen to them. I wasn't sure if I should put MSO up either. This airport can be extremely busy, the radio chatter never seems to end. But then there are times when you won't hear a single transmission for hours, like today because the weather is horrible. But I talked with our flight instructor and asked him what he thought and he mentioned that putting MSO up would be great for local flight students to listen and learn aviation radio, so I decided to do it.
I think the main thing to do is make sure you're giving people something to listen to. In my case, since there can be periods of dead activity as far as ground and tower, I also threw in approach and departure control, Salt Lake Center, Unicoms, and I've also found a few other Salt Lake Center and Seattle Center frequencies that I'm now feeding. The reason I can do that is because the repeater site is located right on the airport. Having all those frequencies seems to provide enough radio chatter. Finally, I also printed out flyers to let people know MSO was on the web and posted them at our airports local flight schools, FBO's, airlines, etc. So yeah, give it a try. It looks like Live ATC needs more feeders from out west.