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Offline Chananya Freedman

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Combining frequencies
« on: July 26, 2011, 01:52:40 PM »
Okay guys...Here's the scoop.  Let's pick a common airport.  JFK.  At night, they combine all COMs on 125.7 for approach/departure.  And 119.1 for Clearance/Delivery/Ground/Tower etc.  How do they decide which frequency they're going to use to combine everything to?  I may not be asking this question very well, but let's see what comes out of it.


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Offline dave

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Re: Combining frequencies
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 02:55:07 PM »
They just pick one and it becomes part of their SOP (Standard Operating Practices).

Offline rpd

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Re: Combining frequencies
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 09:49:26 AM »
I don"t know about the tower side, but the TRACON where I work it is simply the frequency of the sector we eventually combine down to for the mid.

I do know in the tower you are not supposed to use ground control frequencies for airborne aircraft.  So combining everything to local sounds logical.