ICEMAN Ops (SLC/KSLC)

gldavis

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Looking at the outside thermometer, it is that time of year again. Currently hearing ICEMAN ops (SLC/KSLC) on 131.475. Seems like they change the freq each year. Now looking for the pad freqs.
 

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SIGINT lesson follows.-- The freq indicates this is an aircraft use. KSLC indicates this is associated with the Salt Lake International Airport. The thermometer indicates this is temperature related. Term ICEMAN indicates (possibly) Ice related. --End lesson.
ICEMAN Ops is the controller for the DE-Icing pads out at the big Airport. In the past, the aircraft would receive the ICEMAN freq from GND CNTL, and ICEMAN would tell them witch pad to go to, and the freq for that pad. There are 2 different De-Icing locations and several pads at each location. The pilot tells the pad coordinator what he/she wants de-iced. Each year, the freqs have changed, so..... With the construction going on out there, I don't know what changes will occur. This is all low power, so reception outside the airport is often tricky.
Good question.
 

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You are welcome.
FYI, I normally use a PRO-2006 for monitoring/searching the Aircraft band. It is currently down, until I replace the backlight EL panel. It is a great airband scanner.
 

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You are welcome.
FYI, I normally use a PRO-2006 for monitoring/searching the Aircraft band. It is currently down, until I replace the backlight EL panel. It is a great airband scanner.
Thats funny you mention the PRO-2006 ...
I have absolutely Zero Need for one... but I have been watching eBay lately
 

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Additional freqs being used for De-Icing at the airport.
128.9750
129.2000
129.2750
129.9750
130.5750
130.6750
131.4750
(boy, them pilots can be picky about what gets hit, and what doesn't :))
 
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