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Offline FLLflyboy

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No military frequencies
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:10:35 PM »
Any reason why there are no military tower frequencies (at least in the US)? Federal Law prohibiting this? They are public frequencies, in the sense they are published on aeronautical charts and sites like AirNav.



Offline Josephml21

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Re: No military frequencies
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 12:44:28 AM »
Just use an airport directory for your region... They should be listed.
I just downloaded the one for my region and it lists Nellis AFB frequencies.

Offline tyketto

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Re: No military frequencies
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 12:51:59 AM »
Any reason why there are no military tower frequencies (at least in the US)? Federal Law prohibiting this? They are public frequencies, in the sense they are published on aeronautical charts and sites like AirNav.

Military frequencies are definitely available. If you are seeing them on sites like AirNav, then you are seeing that they are public, as they are published on FAA charts. The 4 AFBs I worked at all have frequences listed: Wright-Patterson, Offutt, Nellis, and Tinker.

In fact, the only AFB I know of that doesn't have a frequency available on any chart whatsoever is Los Angeles.

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Offline Fryy

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Re: No military frequencies
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Offline FLLflyboy

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Re: No military frequencies
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 10:42:20 PM »
Sorry, should have been more clear. Why no military frequencies on LiveATC? I did see that the last poster linked the Tinker AFB feed though.

Offline tyketto

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Re: No military frequencies
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 10:23:00 PM »
Sorry, should have been more clear. Why no military frequencies on LiveATC? I did see that the last poster linked the Tinker AFB feed though.

A number of reasons.
  • LiveATC is a volunteer service. People volunteer to put up feeds for a given airport, military, commercial, GA, or other wise.
  • For a feed to really be audible, a feed provider has to have line of site with the facility or transmitter operating that frequency.
     That generally requires close proximity to the transmitter or airport.

Just a short list. In short, if someone doesn't live near the airport, a feed can't really be provided, and even then someone has to volunteer to host the equipment to provide the feed.

BL.