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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007, 03:25:11 AM »

I think Detroit (KDTW) has ramp control. I was at work doing the GS-S/OL radio a while back and the computer system we have can patch into most frequencies that the airport uses. On the log/caller ID window it showed FAA 1,2,3,4 which after looking up saw that it was mostly the ground frequencies but also Ramp 1-4 popped up. I know there is a smaller secondary tower in the center of the terminal but I've never really heard of a purpose for it that made sense until I read this thread and saw the frequencies. If I lived closer and had the extra cash I'd try and get a KDTW feed set up.
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2007, 07:36:24 AM »

Yes, that is indeed correct.  DTW has a mess of frequencies, 4 different ramp controllers and 4 different FAA ground controllers.  What makes it even more of a mess is that you don't always contact ramp control to get in/out of the gates.  For example, the even gates of concourses B and C utilize the southwest ground control (132.72) and there are 2 gates at Concourse A that utilize the northwest ground control (121.Cool for taxi in and pushback.
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007, 01:12:46 PM »

The question was pretty much answered, but I'll pitch in as well.

At LAS, there are two different ramp towers; one on 129.17 (previously 124.4) that covers the A,  B, and C gates, as well as the International terminal. Their tower is located above the main terminal, but is separate from the actual Tower. The other ramp tower (127.9) is above the D gates. The actual FAA ATCT is in between them (you pass it on the train to the C gates), so you can definitely see the separation there.

What is interesting is that sometimes when an arrival gets in, Tower will give them the taxi instructions, and have them contact Ramp directly. You'll hear that quite often on the LAS Tower feed.

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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2007, 11:21:30 PM »

the even gates of concourses B and C utilize the southwest ground control (132.72) and there are 2 gates at Concourse A that utilize the northwest ground control (121.Cool for taxi in and pushback.

I would guess that's because the even B/C gates are on the far side of the ramp tower where the view is obscured by the terminal building. The two A gates are a mystery to me. I'd think that they're probably the two northernmost gates which are directly under the FAA tower. Keep in mind that these are just guesses.
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