New Helo frequency for South LA Basin...

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This applies to fixed wing as well, but it's mostly helo's. 122.85 is now in use and shown on the new TAC charts released Dec 15th. Details below:

Below 2000’ in the Los Angeles Basin, helicopter and fixed-wing operations are numerous The frequency 123.025 has been dedicated for many years for air-to-air position reporting between pilots. As of Revision 64, a second frequency, 122.85, has been added. To determine the appropriate frequency for position reporting, the Los Angeles basin has been divided: the line is one mile north and parallel to the 91 freeway from the Prado Dam to the shoreline. At or below 2000’ north of that line, the frequency 123.025 should be used to make regular position reports when not in contact with ATC. South of that line, the frequency 122.85 should be used.

new notes from the charts reads:

“Caution: At or below 2000’ when operating along a line parallel to and one mile North along the 91 freeway corridor from West where the extension of that line intersects the beach just South of Manhattan Beach pier, East along the 91 Freeway to Prado Dam and all areas North of this line in the LA Basin, pilots are encouraged to make regular position reports on 123.025 when not in contact with ATC.”

“Caution: At or below 2000’ when operating along a line parallel to and one mile North along the 91 Freeway Corridor from West where the extension of that line intersects the beach just South of Manhattan Beach pier, East along the 91 Freeway to Prado Dam and all areas South of this line in the LA Basin, pilots are encouraged to make regular position reports on 122.85 when not in contact with ATC.”
 
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That's a pretty big change... Thanks for the info. I can see why they did it... I've stood in the hills and heard constant traffic from SD to Newhall. Very busy.
 
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