Gander — Iceland HF

Sprint

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Hello and Merry Christmas

looking for some active Iceland HF frequencies as flights make the North Atlantic crossing. Easy to hear Gander but never hear Iceland.

cheers
Chris
 

ka3jjz

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If propagation is kind, you would likely be able to hear Iceland's HFDL network Decoding is easy with PC-HFDL, Sigmira, Sorcerer and MultiPSK. See here for the HFDL system table; there's a link that has a zip file which includes a text file version.....


And as for the digital packages I just mentioned...


Mike
 

majoco

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Gander - Iceland - Shanwick, NAT B and NAT C routes only. Frequency in use depends on time of day and propagation conditions. I can send you my full MWARA list as a large excel file, last update was 2017.


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brandon

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8891 for Iceland, but they are not as busy and you'll mostly hear Gander here.
Also 4675 and 11279.
 

Sprint

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Thanks guys !! I will keep watch on the NAT D frequencies. I’m rather surprised since watching the traffic that transits through there and North is significant. Cheers !
 

rabrol

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Remember, on some routes from Europe it is possible to pass straight from Scottish ATC on VHF to Rekyavik VHF. HF wouldn't even be used until clear of Iceland VHF range I suppose - but haven't really monitored much from within Iceland so not 100% sure how they do this.

A decade or so ago, Iceland were considering establishing VHF communication sites in multiple locations across Greenland as well, thereby extending VHF capabilities (these were to be installed on proposed ADS-B sites). I don't know if they ever went ahead and did that. But if so, then quite a bit of their comms would be VHF now.
 

autovon

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There are also Blue Spruce routes (I think they renamed it a few years ago, been awhile since I used that route) that are VHF for the whole Europe to North America journey.
 

n2nov

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Some interesting reading regarding the NAT area:
 
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