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Old 18th Jun 2020, 15:23
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ATC RTF Transmission Quality Myanmar

Greetings all. Does anybody have any comments about the quality of VHF transmissions in the Myanmar UIR/FIR? Do you often receive only part of the message from ATC? Do you have to repeat yourself to be understood? Any observations welcome. Many thanks.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 17:15
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I seem to remember Yangon Control as sounding as if they had their “permanent echo device” tuned up to maximum.

”Yangon, Yangon, Speedbird 34?”

”SPEED-speed BIRD-bird THREE-three FOUR-four YAN-yan GON-gon, G-go AH-head-head?”

etc, etc.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 22:56
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Good ol´ Yangon! ¨Mingalabar¨
Been since 2016 I haven't flown there but I recall one of the worst RTF of SE Asia. Bad quality equipment might be the issue
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 15:44
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Very poor to the north and the relay cause an echo which at least gives you a second chance to hear the controller. Remember this a country which only got its automated teller machines connected to the outside world in 2012 and prior to that year mobile phone usage was negligible.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 16:24
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I remember about 10 years ago.. trying to call them as we entered the airspace. We needed to deviate due TS.. about 70 nm south of track. As much as we tried all we got was static. I decided it was safer to rely on TCAS not to run into another aircraft .. than of course fly through CBs. We never managed to talk to them the whole time we were off track and in their FIR.. and we tried hard on all available methods
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 22:35
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Yangon tower's OK these days, maybe got themselves an upgrade

As previously mentioned, the area frequencies quite often have a strong echo, and there's a coverage gap in the far south of the country
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 04:08
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Rumour has it that controllers in this region and The Western Sahara work from a telephone connected remote location and the echo is due to an artifact of the radio transmitter being connected to this phone line which uses a very old infrastructure.

Has legs?
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 06:10
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It wasn't that long ago that you had to broadcast to other aircraft on a common traffic frequency, similar to 126.9 in most of Africa.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 01:13
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Hi friends, does anyone know how much is the salary for an expat Captain in Myanmar?
Thanks in advance. Stay safe.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 15:45
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Hi Maverick.11,

Check your PM's and email.

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