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Old 21st Mar 2010, 01:23
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OK , you win

To get back on track, there are very few UK ATC units that still have 121.5 capability & even less who continuously monitor it. New VHF frequency allocations are as rare as politicians who always speak the truth but an alternative to 121.5 for practice makes a lot of sense IMHO. Having said that, in 39 years of spoiling pilot's navigation, any emegencies I've dealt with have been on the local frequencies using our DF &/or radar......

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Good points - my experience was with North Sea helicopers - it was great for pinpointing semi-subs helidecks when they were on the move tho..

And as for GPS - brilliant kit - nowt to do with Hoffman - just our CAA (aka Campaign Against Aviation)
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