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Re: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Bill O'Neill wrote:
> MSNBC TV is reporting that the 10,600 freqs. for air traffic control
> is simply not enough.  Growing by 500 per year.  Worried that
> handshakes of freqs. in flight (around 50 per flight) are becoming
> more cumbersome.  Another reason for flight delays?  What bands are
> used by aircraft now?  What's the problem with just opening up a whole
> bunch of new allocations?  (I'm flying blind on this one.)

I thought the airplane band was 108MHz and above in the VHF band?  Do
airplane radios modulate in AM or FM?

Then you also have beacons broadcasting in AM on part of the LW band.

Sven F. Weil
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