Wednesday, 31 May 2017

VHF Airband Company Operations

In the 1980's my parents gave me my first professional airband radio, a CR600 made by Swinburne Electronics at Birmingham airport. It gave me years of immense pleasure, watching the 6 L.E.Ds scanning the six crystal controlled channels, and when pocket money would permit I would buy new crystals to expand the available channels I could listen to.
My father is now seriously ill and I have spent the last few weeks trying to get it into working condition to show it to him again.

The project has reawoken my interest in the airband in a big way, but I have been surprised by the lack of up to date books on the current frequencies. I used to buy the Airwaves one from Photavia Press and I have seen publications from Seldec & PW Publishing in the past, but now that these are no longer available I was at a loss as to where to find especially the company frequencies that I find so interesting. One or two online forums have proved quite helpful but nothing comprehensive.

So I decided to scan the sections of bands I knew used to be allocated to company ops and publish the results on here, my blog, in the hope they would prove useful.

If you look under the blog archive, there is a link to the early beginnings of this project.

If anyone knows anywhere I can find up-to-date operations frequencies, please let me know via the blog comments. Thank you.

VHF Airband Airline Company Operations Frequencies

122.050 Flybe Operations, Exeter May/17
122.050 Swissport, Stansted May/17
122.350 Signature Operations, Cardiff Jun/17
129.700 Operations Guernsey May/17 (Netjets flight clg)
130.175 Exeter Handling Apr/17
130.175 Signature Operations, Luton May/17
130.600 Operations, Stansted May/17 (Martinair flight clg)
131.425 Virgin Operations, Gatwick May/17
131.425 Menzies, Bristol May/17
131.425 Menzies, Stansted Jun/17
131.425 Swissport, Birmingham May/17
131.440 Operations Jun/17 (flight clg in Dutch freq +/- 10khz)
131.450 Air India, Heathrow Jun/17
131.450 Harrods? Aviation, Stansted Jun/17b
131.470 Air France? Paris? Operations Jun/17 (huge signal in French frq .470 and not .475)
131.475 British Airways South, Gatwick May/17
131.550 Brest Operations Apr/17
131.550 Swissport, Southampton May/17
131.550 Swissport, Luton May/17
131.550 Schiphol Operations May/17 (TUI Netherlands flight clg in Dutch)
131.550 Paris Operations May/17 (flight clg "Paris Operations" in French)
131.570 Airline Services, Gatwick Jun/17 (Thomson & Kestrel flights clg)
131.610 Monarch Operation May/17
131.610 Signature Flight Support, Biggin Hill May/17
131.625 Beaufort? Operations, Brussels May/17 (Kalitta Air flight clg)
131.650 Menzies, Gatwick Apr/17
131.650 KLM Schiphol May/17
131.650 Operations, Paris CDG May/17 (American Airlines flight clg)
131.675 Menzies, Heathrow May/17 (TAP flight clg)
131.675 South African Airways Operations, Heathrow May/17
131.740 Thomson Maintrol Jun/17
131.750 Operations, Nantes May/17 (flight in French)
131.775 British Airway Centre May/17
131.800 DP? Operations, Newquay May/17 (Flybe flight clg w/ETA etc)
131.875 Jet2 Station Control May/17
131.875 Operations, France May/17 (flight in French)
131.925 American Airlines, Heathrow May/17
131.950 Menzies, Heathrow May/17 (Icelandair flight clg)
131.960 Paris CDG Operations May/17 (Delta Airlines & Air France clg)
131.975 Ryanair Engineering May/17

updated 06/Jun/17