Signal too strong??

Signal too strong??

Post by addenbrook » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00

Last week I took a little jaunt down to Londen Stansted Int airport for a
bit   of spotting with my scanner. I also had a small cheep airband
reciever with me. I could pick up the GMC and Tower but Approach control
just wouldn't come through although I could hear the pilots. The cheep
reciever could pick up Approach easily. Could it be that the transmission
was so strong as blot out the scanner?? If so what can I do about it?

 
 
 

Signal too strong??

Post by John S Stevenso » Mon, 13 May 1996 04:00:00



> Last week I took a little jaunt down to Londen Stansted Int airport for a
> bit   of spotting with my scanner. I also had a small cheep airband
> reciever with me. I could pick up the GMC and Tower but Approach control
> just wouldn't come through although I could hear the pilots. The cheep
> reciever could pick up Approach easily. Could it be that the transmission
> was so strong as blot out the scanner?? If so what can I do about it?

Often the approach transmition sites are a long way from the airport, so
you cannot hear them without high elevation or a good antenna.  You hear
the aircarft due to their altitude.
John Stevenson