I provide the zlc_slc #1 feed. I wasn't aware that we have another zlc feeder until I saw this thread.
Thanks for the reply, I was thinking it was the same person running both. Then wondering why they were essentially scanning the same thing. Two different feeds, that kinda complicates things trying to coordinate them.
There are two that aren't very effective - 125.57 and 121.15 - because they are so far away, and I have terrain issues in reception. Those two should probably be removed from the scanner and frequency list.
I agree, scanning distant sectors on the fringe of reception ends up with a lot of weak and hard to read signals blocking stronger clearer ones on other frequencies.
If Dave's ok with it, then I can change zlc #1 to feed just 133.9, 128.55, and 127.82. Let me know how that sounds.
That setup isn't really ideal because it would put both controllers on one radio and the traffic volume would not be equal and mix up geographic areas.
Just to confirm the frequencies you can you hear the controllers on ? Sounds like 127.700 and either or both on 119.950 and 135.775 ? Is that correct ?
If it can be coordinated I think my suggestion would be the most optimum with ..
This would split the feeds geographically, by traffic volume, typical sector configuration, and by controller reception.
- 133.800 is used as required and otherwise is merged into 127.700, so both should be on the same radio
- 127.825 is used as required and otherwise is merged into 133.900, so both should be on the same radio.
- 127.700 merges with 125.925, so both should be on the same radio.
- 127.700 and 133.900 are both busy sectors and should be on separate radios.
- 119.950 merges with 135.775, so both should be on the same radio.
- 135.775 is also a very busy sector at times, so no other further away frequencies should be added.
- controller reception on 127.700 would be split from controller reception on 135.775/119.950 (and their merged sectors).
The above was based on personal monitoring from a few years ago, but from what I can tell from recent listening of the current feeds this hasn't changed much. Corrections or updates always appreciated.