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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2004, 11:28:26 AM »

Hi from Austria / Europe,
first of all, thanks a lot for creating this great home page! David, well done! If you have the possibility of getting a sponser in Switzerland, Zurich and Geneva woud be great. Listening to ATC is in Switzerland allowed.
I cannot give you an ATC service from Salzburg Airport (it's forbidden) but we have a great web cam:
http://engl.salzburg-airport.com/livecam.html
Salzburg Airport is the second biggest winter charter airport in Europe. High saison (End of December till March)
Have a great time,
LOWS
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2004, 01:11:00 PM »

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Adding on to what JetScan said about monitoring only certain frequencies at a time, would be possible to edit our feed's description on the Live ATC Feeds page to reflect what is currently being scanned?

I'm not sure if it would be feasible, but hopefully Dave can give us some insight.


I can't offer that at the moment but if you email me changes I can get them up quickly.

-Dave
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2004, 05:57:08 PM »

I just saw someone wanted a EWR feed. Dave, what ever happened to that EWR feed that was gonna be up. Did the feeder back out?

Speaking of MIA, I would eventually like to get a MIA feed and FLL feed. Proabably seperated on two different setup's. I'll keep everyone posted
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2004, 09:15:13 PM »

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I just saw someone wanted a EWR feed. Dave, what ever happened to that EWR feed that was gonna be up. Did the feeder back out?

Speaking of MIA, I would eventually like to get a MIA feed and FLL feed. Proabably seperated on two different setup's. I'll keep everyone posted


Yes, EWR just disappeared.  MIA and FLL would be great if we can get a volunteer!
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2004, 12:16:00 AM »

I'm not complaining here, but would it be possible to get a couple of departure freqs from DTW? Thank you VERY MUCH for a DTW feed!
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2004, 06:53:06 PM »

Dave,

Just wanted to let you know that I am contacting some people in the KMIA area, one especailly who lives no more then 10 min. drive down the road from Miami Int'l who could possibly get you a feed very shortly.  Im sure he'd be up for hosting, but what price are we looking at for an acceptable device to scan KMIA?  Just wanna let him know what he'd have to spend to get KMIA up.  Thanks
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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2004, 07:02:03 PM »

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Dave,

Just wanted to let you know that I am contacting some people in the KMIA area, one especailly who lives no more then 10 min. drive down the road from Miami Int'l who could possibly get you a feed very shortly.  Im sure he'd be up for hosting, but what price are we looking at for an acceptable device to scan KMIA?  Just wanna let him know what he'd have to spend to get KMIA up.  Thanks


Decent scanners can be had used for $40-$90.  I tend to like the Bearcat BC-350A's.  They can be had used on eBay for around $50.  The ony other thing he would need is a $5 audio cable from Radio Shack to hook the scanner up to the sound card.  And, depending on how reception is at his location, possibly a $25 outside antenna and about $20 worth of coax cable.  So the total can get to around $100.

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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2004, 07:09:27 PM »

Here are some:

http://search.ebay.com/BC350A_W0QQsofocusZbsQQsbrftogZ1QQfromZR10QQsotrZ2QQcoactionZcompareQQcopagenumZ1QQcoentrypageZsearch
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2004, 11:33:59 AM »

Depending on how fancy you want to get, you can very easily make your own antenna with just a length of coax.   Here's what I did with an old piece of ethernet (RG58) cable.  (You can buy 50' of RG58 with BNC connecters for $10-15.)

- Snip the BNC connecter off one end.  Leave the connecter on the other end as it will connect directly to your scanner (make sure your scanner has the appropriate antenna jack of course).

There are two ways to do the next part, the second is easier than the first:

- Measure 21 inches down from the cut end of the cable and slit a opening to expose the center strand.  Pull the center strand out through the hole, so you end up with two 'ears' - 21" of shielding and 21" of core.

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- Cut two 21" lengths off the end of the coax.  Strip out the core of each and toss the shielding - so you end up with two 21" copper wires (or if you have 42" of copper laying around, use that instead).  Strip a couple inches back off the end of the long piece of cable and separate the core from the shielding, so you have two ears, each only an inch or two long.  Now attach your two loose 21" ears to the two stubs.  You can solder or just twist them together securely, whatever works for you.  Don't let them contact each other.

However you do it, the end result is you end up with a long length of coax, with a BNC connector on one end and two 21 inch ears on the other end.  21" is the optimum length to pick up air traffic freqs - it may not work so well if you plan to scan other freqs too.  Stretch the ears in opposite directions and secure it to something, a long piece of wood, a pole, whatever.  It's a good idea to put some silicone or other sealant on the bare metal of your new antenna to prevent corrosion.

I've also read of people doing this with simple electrical cord (like lamp cord), which is MUCH easier to split the ears off.  You just need to figure out how to attach a BNC connector to it.

Or you can just spend the money and buy an antenna.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2004, 05:05:29 PM »

There are several airports I'd like to be able to hear:

Los Angeles (LAX)
Saint Louis (STL)
Memphis (MEM)
Cincinnati (CVG)

These are several airports I've passed thru at one time or another.
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2004, 08:45:05 AM »

LAX/KSFO or if possible London LHR/Gatwick
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2004, 10:59:19 AM »

liffey,

Read some earlier posts about Europe, or other posts located throughout the forum discussing the illegality of live ATC feeds w/ areas of Europe, ESPECIALLY those flowing from the UK.  Dave has already discussed this issue about Heathrow in the same respect.
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2004, 12:59:28 PM »

Dave, I was describing a 1/2 wave dipole antenna.  I also forgot to mention it works best when mounted vertically.   I think I'm gonna try building a full wave loop next to see how it stacks up.
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2004, 01:09:44 PM »

oh...sorry..thanks for pointing it out...if i can get a decent scanner and aerial i'd be happy to provide a live feed for dublin,shannon and belfast(thought belfast being part of the uk it may be illegal). I'm 100% positive that it is not illegal to use atc scanners in ireland. had it confirmed by an air corp atc controller.
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2004, 02:00:09 PM »

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