Friday, 9 June 2017

Algiers 8894 HF

You may remember me saying how suddenly a year or so ago I stopped hearing strong signals from Algiers on 8894 and had presumed traffic over the Sahara in Algeria was now using extended range VHF in addition to CPDLC.

Well yesterday morning I did hear a Lufthansa flight from Rio de Janeiro checking in with Algiers on their southern boundary at MOKAT with an estimate for In Salah (NSL) and for destination. So it would seem that whilst the traffic to and from the oil fields no longer regularly use HF, some longhaul flights which are in the most remote areas do.

I still regularly hear Niamey in the evenings on 8903, so there is still a little bit of activity in this part of the world.

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