Bromborough and Eastham are good...I used to spend many hours at Eastham Ferry with air band & binos..when I lived in Merseyside (now only visit occasionally) Also Eastham Ferry provides good view of airport, plus some Manch inbounds to MIRSI and outbounds via Wallasey
VHF sound waves basically travel in straight lines. If you have line of sight to the transmitter (ie the airport) you should have no problem picking up both ends of the conversation. However, if there is a hill or ridge of land in the way, then you will be in a shaddow zone. While you will pick up the majority of airbourne aircraft, transmissions from the ground will be blocked. Sometimes a larger aerial in the loft will help reception - but if the shielding high ground is close then you have little chance.
Viscount .... Well that is just taking the biscuit!
I live in Wallasey and also in a flat, I use both handheld and base station equipment and have no problem with the handheld picking up LPL. Apart from line of sight with VHF it is also dependant on quality of radio you use. I dont have a direct line with LPL from my flat either as the direct line is blocked by the Wallasey ridge which runs from the sea towards Birkenhead. I also quite happily listen in via the handheld to aircraft on London Flight Information crossing the English Channel which is pretty good.
Bromborough and Eastham are good. Eastham Ferry provides good view of airport, plus some Manch inbounds to MIRSI and outbounds via Wallasey
Agreed. Reception can also vary considerably according to your receiver make & model. A roof aerial might help.
also an antenerpre amp will work wounders , i miss Maplin for them.if you are using a mobile with the suplied wip will give you rubish reception get a high gain wip and a preamp hav a look in amazoni hav a higeain wip and preamp on a hand held and from Woolton at ground level i Have noprob with Manchester ground ,woodvale, Barton, and used to pick up warton and blackpool. I have a dicone in the loft feeding a preamp a base and have had Dublin ground with the right conditions
I'm wanting to listen to EGGP ATC from the Wirral (I live on that side of the water). Anyone have any recommendations for good spots ? The reception from my house is abysmal. Thanks.
Hi I live in Bromborough and up till last year I had excellent reception of the Ground and Tower frequencies.
Now I can only receive the aircraft transmitting very clearly on the ground requesting clearance etc - how can that be when I would expect the Tower transmission to be stronger?! How can I resolve this and I wonder what has changed, thanks for your help