On the guard frequency
(121.5) we heard a sound not heard before.
Try Flight Service (122.2 MHz) and/or guard frequency
--Due to the orthogonality of the carriers, adjacent single band channels can be placed side-by-side without need for guard frequency
interval between them .
We heard Red Crown making calls on guard frequency
to another unidentified aircraft, which made it difficult to hear our CO.
The local controller immediately saw the problem and got on the guard frequency
(a frequency that can be heard by all aircraft no matter what other frequency they're on) and told Pacer 19 to hold short of the runway Pacer 19 was able to stop as the F-15s continued their takeoffs.
With that in mind, now is a good time to remind readers that FAA Notices to Airmen (Notams) for years have required all operators, if capable, to monitor the so-called Guard frequency
(121.5 MHz) at all times while in U.S.
Chances are, if you call out on a Guard frequency
, someone's going to hear you.
We could communicate with the ship over guard frequency
, and at roughly 20 miles out, we received the ship's TACAN signal.
Once you are in flight, you use the #2 comm radio to monitor the guard frequency
and you use weather on your tablet to monitor the flight conditions along your route.
As we climbed higher, we picked up an E-2C on guard frequency
. The carrier was about 125 miles off PIM but still closer than Lisbon.
NATCA alleged that "controllers at Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center last Sunday were deliberately prevented from monitoring the distress calls from a small plane in trouble" when the supervisor cut the sound on the loudspeaker system tuned to the guard frequency
The pilot of the airattack aircraft tried to contact the pilot of the Navy aircraft on VHF guard frequency
(121.5 mhz); the pilot was warned he had entered a fire area and aircraft were working on the fire.