Okay I see TSC385, heard it on the archives. The aircraft must have been on one of the Stephenville frequencies or on 118.875 maybe ? I see what you mean now, I thought you meant the aircraft was on 125.25.It was a Air Transat flight. Im narrowing it down to 1700 to 1900 time frame . The controller that is broadcasting did the handoff . Tracked the flight from YAY to over the Anticosti Island
Sounds good to me. Even at the peak times it's easy to follow what is going on and not that many transmissions are getting blocked. I think the current setup works fine, but I wouldn't add any more.You guys aren't finding this feed now is a little too 'busy' are you? This is honestly more frequencies than I was intending to include from the start.
The difference between the FIR boundary and CTA boundary has been like that for as long as I can remember, at least over 20 years, so I don't think it is anything new with Moncton's radio or radar.A Condor flight way out near NOVOK was on with Moncton and the controller said.. "you are technically in New York's airspace but it has been given to Moncton indefinitely" Wonder if this means that Moncton has improved radio and radar coverage compared to before
Ok thanks. I listened to the conversation, the flight appears to be in the vicinity of NOVOK when the controller first has initial contact, note how he first calls on 133.95 and the controller switches him to 125.25, then he is given a slight re-route.I heard CFG79, enroute from FLL to FRA, talking to Moncton at around 0530 Atlantic time on Wednesday.
Broadcastify - Moncton Centre High Altitude - Nova Scotia Audio ArchivesJUst how does one pull up an archive here on Broadcastify ?
Here are a couple of images of the ATC comm panel in action. The first shows what it looks like when the controller transmits on 4 frequencies simultaneously. The 4 larger "lightning" symbols show the frequency is selected for transmit enable (lower-right of each indicator). The green indications behind the lightnig symbols show each transmitter is active, and the receivers are picking up the 4 signals and sending the audio back to the switch, indicated by the box with the frequency label in it being green. (It is not heard by the controller, purely a visual indicator). The 4 smaller "lightning" symbols in the lower center box of each indicator indicate each frequency is enabled for cross-coupling which we will see in the next shot. The headset indicator shows the controller whether that frequency's receive audio is being routed to the position speaker or his/her headset, they're all independently selectable.
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This shot shows retransmit (coupling) in action. The aircraft is being received on the first frequency, 134.425 MHz as indicated by the top portion of the indicator being green but it's transmit indicator NOT being lit green. Notice the other 3 indicators show those frequencies transmitting, but no receive signal coming back. (It is, but it's being blocked by the switch from going out on any other frequency) That's the visual indication of the receiver audio of the first frequency being rebroadcast on the other 3 frequencies.
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No matter how many frequencies are selected for coupling (2 minimum) it will automatically work in both directions, meaning no matter what frequency an aircraft calls on it will always go out on all other coupled frequencies. You do not however have to couple all frequency on the panel just because the transmit function is enabled.
I hope this enhances your understanding at least a little bit of what we're doing here....