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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 01:25:01 AM »

I'm not sure where the RCAG for that frequency is located, but if it's on Fairfield mountain where other RCAGs like the approach JORD (124.3) sector is located then it has wide coverage and would be easily receivable in the Salt Lake and as far north as Davis Counties. If it's located on or near KPVU then it would have coverage that would be impeded by the Point of the Mountain to areas north.

The other issue is that the KSLC feed has a lot of frequencies in the scan list, many of which are often very busy with KSLC traffic. The odds of getting a hit on 118.85 would be pretty slim.

Perhaps someone in the area could volunteer to put up a KPVU feed. I'd be interested in listening to it.
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 11:47:49 AM »

I listened last night for a while and picked up one aircraft transmission on 118.85.  It wasn't strong which may have been because there was geography between the aircraft and my feed.   I'll listen more and see what I can hear.    If I do hear ATC transmissions, and they are strong, there's a good chance the RCAG is on Fairfield mountain as bbrasmussen suggests.   Lets hope so.

There use to be a PVU feed, but it wasn't up for very long.  Putting up a feed isn't hard, but it does take a comittment of both time and money.   The cost to setup my feed was aprox. $100. $40 for a used computer, $40 for a used Radio Shack scanner (eBay), $20 for parts to build the antennae, cabling and the software was free. 

Its true I have a lot of frequencies on my scan list.  When I first set this feed up I was doing it selfishly for me, so I could listen at work.  I wasn't aware of the issues of having too many freqencies.  But no one ever complained so I left it.  When folks finally commented on the dropped transmissions, I removed extraneous freqencies and made a best effort to double up the selected freq's listed.   My cheapo scanner has 20 slots, so I put in 10-11 freq's, aprox. 2 slots per frequency.  Its worked ok, but I understand it isn't perfect. 

If someone has suggestions for a preferred frequency list, I'm willing to consider them.

Thanks!
Bill



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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2012, 08:37:03 PM »

I still have some listening to do, but so far I wasnt able to hear any of my calls. We were in the air, and off and on with SL approach on 118.15 between 10am and 12:15 pm (17:00z - 19:15z) on the 14th.  There were multiple other aircraft shooting approaches into KPVU that were on with SL app on 118.15 with us during that time as well, and I didnt hear them either.

I'm guessing the frequency is not getting picked up or getting stomped on due to the other frequencies like mentioned above.   Its very likely that 118.15 is on top of the mountain by the FFU VOR like mentioned above - SLC has radar down at KPVU so they can see Utah County traffic, so it would make sense for 118.15 be for Utah county as well, and I bet the reception on the ground in SL valley is terrible.

I may have to get a scanner and see if I can receive them from my place and start my own feed  afro

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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2012, 10:30:40 PM »

Okay, so maybe I'm confused here.  In your first post you said 118.85 and in your last post you say 118.15.  I checked the instrument procedures at PVU for the ILS or LOC/DME RWY 13 and VOR/DME RWY 13 and both show Salt Lake City APP Con - 118.85.  So, it looks like I have it right.   Let me know if I'm wrong on that.

FYI, I've only plugged this frequency into one spot on my scanner, so as bbrasmuussen said,  it may not get hit much.  I had to remove one of my doubled frequencies.  And maybe I need to do that, but lets see if I can even get it.

Keep me posted.
Bill
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2012, 01:01:06 PM »

I have been listening to 118.85 for a while now and I have confirmed that I can pick up 'some' aircraft transmissions depending on altitude and location.  I can hear the complete exchange from beginning to end, but I am not picking up the ATC part of the transmission, just the aircraft.  So, the RCAG must be blocked by some geography.  Its not going to work for my feed location.  I'm going to return to my original frequencies. 

Sounds like a new Provo feed is whats needed for this.

Bill
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2013, 02:14:51 AM »

Cool......
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