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Listener Forum / KCRG - Very low audio level
« Last post by tuggernuts on Today at 11:20:45 AM »
Not sure what it has been historically, but this feed is VERY low compared to other feeds, nearly inaudible.
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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Re: Did I see a near miss?
« Last post by rentkonim on Today at 08:27:24 AM »
At times you could hear Radio Traffic on Guard... This is generally an aircraft calling another by request from Air Traffic Control for them to join ATC on the correct frequency. Some times you will hear a loud siren sound...That is an ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter).  This signal is used to home in on lost aircraft, boats in distress and Personal Locator Beacons by the Coast Guard and Local Emergency Management using their Search and Rescue Drones and aircraft.
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Listener Forum / LMML Airshow Display Frequency
« Last post by Nicolai953 on September 24, 2021, 06:13:27 PM »
Heads up...tune in to the LMML Feed tomorrow and Sunday (25th and 26th) between 1300UTC and 1600UTC to hear live cockpit to cockpit communication during the Malta International Airshow 2021!!

www.maltairshow.com/
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Listener Forum / KSEA Approach (West) 120.1 quality problems
« Last post by RossComer on September 22, 2021, 04:56:27 PM »
The feed for KSEA Approach (West) 120.1 is just static.

To reproduce:
https://www.liveatc.net/archive.php?m=ksea2_app_nw then select KSEA Approach (West)
or go directly to: https://archive.liveatc.net/ksea/KSEA2-App-West-Sep-22-2021-0000Z.mp3

This is in the area of KPWT which seems to already have a good feed (https://www.liveatc.net/hlisten.php?mount=kpwt&icao=kpwt).  If the existing location can't pick it up, I wonder if it could be hosted at KPWT?  I'd offer but I'm on the opposite side of KSEA. :-(
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MP3 format on some feeds is Variable Bitrate MP3 (VBR). That may be your issue. Use a proper player like Audacity that knows how to ingest VBR.


Yup, that is it.  Thanks for the quick response.  Providing feedback to Microsoft now... :-)
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MP3 format on some feeds is Variable Bitrate MP3 (VBR). That may be your issue. Use a proper player like Audacity that knows how to ingest VBR.
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I'm having unable to get consistent playback at a specific time on at least one recording.  If I hear something interesting and note the time (6:21) and later go back to that time in the recording (6:21), I don't get the same playback and have to search around for that same clip.

Example:
- Download (or listen in the web browser) the KSEA Approach (NW) Sep-22-2021-0000Z recording (https://archive.liveatc.net/ksea/KSEA2-App-NW-Sep-22-2021-0000Z.mp3)
- Play from the beginning and note the time when Approach calls "Cirrus 123ZM Radar contact" (I just got 6:21)
- Now drag the playback slider back to 3:00 (or something) and then forward to 6:15
- The original audio isn't there but new audio that I think is from several minutes in the future (from 9:00) is now playing.

Why isn't dragging the slide around consistent?

Perhaps related, the recording is only 16:52 long so perhaps there is some sort of compression that is going on that is confusing the players?
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would love to hear from any ATC's from Tampa on this

https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2021/09/20/tampa-airports-deteriorating-control-tower-must-be-replaced-castor-says/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_content=FBtimes&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0WACcoSQA1IyipFPSE1j89k6ltAtKmxFrs4KQGB6IsJG9Kfe0WfgGqpYU
(just part of a longer article from link above)

Not long ago, the elevator and air conditioning went out in Jen McCoy’s office building. That’s a headache, but in a nearly 50-year-old facility, these things happen.

What’s notable is where McCoy works: The air traffic control tower at Tampa International Airport.

“Twenty flights of stairs in this kind of heat is no fun,” said McCoy, the president of the local chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. “The airport itself is very nice. They put a lot of money into it. It’s separate from our facility. The tower is very old. It is by far the worst facility I’ve been in.”

McCoy isn’t the only one who feels that way.

Tampa International is one of what the Federal Aviation Administration calls its “Core 30″ airports, generally defined as America’s busiest. The Tampa tower is the second-oldest on the list, behind a 71-year-old facility in Baltimore. Several other Florida airport towers have been replaced this century, including all three other Core 30 hubs: Orlando International Airport and Miami International Airport in 2002 and Palm Beach International Airport in 2010. An $80 million tower is nearing completion at Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport.

While most new towers are federally funded, Breitenfeldt said local airports, governments and aviation agencies, such as the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, can contribute to some or all of a project. Airport spokesperson Veronica Cintron said that typically happens only when an airport needs to relocate a tower for its own purposes, which is not the current case with Tampa International.
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/09/20/military-plane-crashes-lake-worth-texas-injuring-both-pilots/8416924002/

LAKE WORTH, Texas — A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said.

Both pilots managed to eject from the plane before it crashed in Lake Worth, which is just west of Fort Worth, authorities said at a news conference.

"This incident could have been much worse knowing that this plane went down in a residential area," Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said of the crash, which was reported to authorities shortly before 11 a.m.

One of the pilots was electrocuted after being caught in power lines, Lake Worth police said in a statement, adding that "although badly burnt, the pilot was conscious, alert and breathing." Police said the the second pilot was found in a wooded area a short distance away. Both were taken to area hospitals.
The chief of naval air training in Corpus Christi, Texas said in a Facebook post Sunday evening that the instructor pilot was in stable condition, while the student naval aviator was in serious condition.

Police said that three people in the neighborhood sustained minor injuries, and at least one was taken to the hospital.

The jet was a Navy T-45C Goshawk assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, about 420 miles south of Lake Worth, the chief of naval air training said in the post. The post says they were conducting a routine training flight that originated from the Corpus Christi International Airport, about 350 miles south of Lake Worth along the Gulf Coast.
Three homes were damaged and three residents of those homes were treated at the scene and released, the Fort Worth Fire Department said. The crash cut power to 44 homes in the area, and utility crews were working to restore it.

"We are incredibly fortunate that the plane crashed in the backyards of the homes and not the residences themselves," the Fort Worth department said.
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Aviation Audio Clips / Re: AAY2601 landing gear problem at Boston 2021-09-19
« Last post by dbperry on September 20, 2021, 12:09:11 AM »
Entire incident audio (as much as I could find) attached. This audio file has:
  • comms with other traffic removed
  • blank space truncated
  • multiple frequency changes incorporated
  • some unintelligible comms not included
  • all comms in chronological order, as best as I could tell (frequency changes make it difficult to be 100% positive that it's all in order). For the exception see below

I'm guessing this entire file covers about an hour of total elapsed time. Starts at approximately 1030 EDT (1430 UTC); plane landed about 1058 EDT. Chatter on Tower frequency continued for a while to arrange for stairs to evacuate passengers.

Note that I've included one conversation snippet at the end of the file regarding the change in active runway and some instructions to shuffle departing aircraft around the field and away from the closed runway. This snippet is probably from right around the top of the hour, just after the plane landed, so it isn't in the correct sequence within the audio file. But it isn't comms with AAY2601 - I tried to keep all the AAY2601 comms together.

Really impressed with the professionalism of the aircrew and the ATC folks! Bravo Zulu!
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