Banner Towing Planes at O.C. Maryland

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JackTV

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Does anyone know what freqs the airplanes towing the banners are?
Are they A/A freqs or app. & dep. freqs for O.C.

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JackTV said:
Does anyone know what freqs the airplanes towing the banners are?
Are they A/A freqs or app. & dep. freqs for O.C.

Jack
Banner towers rarely have communication needs. Some don't even have radios. However, they use airport CTAF and Unicom frequencies, and if they are in the appropriate airspace, the Approach/Departure freqs.

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Jack,

I have been monitoring them for the past 5 or so years on 123.500. As 'KCChiefs9690' pointed out, they really do not have much of a need for comms, but there is often a lot of interplane chatter .. manuvering and position, air speed and head wind reports, etc.

I believe that they are operating portable HT equipment as their signal fades fairly quickly. I can usually begin to pick them up when they make the turn NORTH at the inlet and follow them until they turn WEST for the next pickup.

C ya' downey ocean ....
 
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