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Air Traffic Monitoring => Listener Forum => Topic started by: FLLflyboy on August 17, 2017, 11:10:35 PM

Title: No military frequencies
Post by: FLLflyboy 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.
Title: Re: No military frequencies
Post by: Josephml21 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.
Title: Re: No military frequencies
Post by: tyketto 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.

BL.
Title: Re: No military frequencies
Post by: Fryy on August 18, 2017, 12:47:04 PM
https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=ktik
Title: Re: No military frequencies
Post by: FLLflyboy 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.
Title: Re: No military frequencies
Post by: tyketto 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.

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.