This is a first. Access 5 out of Moosonnee is radar identified and asks ATC: "We can hear you talk to the other aircraft on 128.3, but we can't hear them. Is it um... not linked up today? " ATC replies: It was not, but I just did it...the previous controller did not have it linked up. But, it is now."
This is Thanksgiving here in Canada, which is off peak for northern Ontario, where 128.3, 133.72, 135.5 and 127.25 are all coupled up. This is the first time that I've had a pilot ask this question.
Anyone ever hear this over their monitored air space?
All the time.
At night at LAS, all of the departure/approach frequencies get combined. From the top of my head, there are the following:
125.6: arrivals from the southwest/LA Basin
125.02: Arrivals from the northeast
120.45/119.4: VFR arrivals into LAS/VGT
135.0: final to LAS
125.9: departures SFC-8000
133.95: departures 8000 - FL190
118.4: VFR departures out of LAS
there is one more, and it's bugging me that I don't remember it!
Anyway, at 11pm, they all combine on 125.02 or 133.95 (controller's preference), in which he/she handles everything. Funnily enough, in VGT's AWOS after the field closes, they tell pilots departing to contact departure on 133.95. when they do and I've heard it, the controller always tells them to "change to my frequency, xxx.xx". They do, and that's that.