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    Using a hand held Yaesu com with an external antenna and headsets in the Vag. Flew through Delta airspace yesterday and radio communications worked great at 15NM out. Hear airborne transmissions over 50 miles away on unicom frequencies in neighboring states.

    Here's antenna location over wing root:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideandfly View Post
    Using a hand held Yaesu com with an external antenna and headsets in the Vag. Flew through Delta airspace yesterday and radio communications worked great at 15NM out. Hear airborne transmissions over 50 miles away on unicom frequencies in neighboring states.
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    Your altitude is the radio range most critical factor. How high were you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post

    Your altitude is the radio range most critical factor. How high were you?
    Gilbert,

    I was curious how communications were going to be at 2000' AGL passing through Delta airspace yesterday with the Yaesu handheld com with an external antenna and headsets, it was great. I'm in central North Carolina, flying at 1000' AGL can hear (should have said) other aircraft transmissions on unicom frequencies over 50 miles away in South Carolina and Virginia.

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    Could it be Flyjeep's headset?
    Last edited by rideandfly; 05-19-2019 at 09:47 PM.
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    We were bar hopping on the river yesterday morning at a few hundred feet AGL and heard my customer coming in from Amarillo from 120 miles out. He was probably high but was impressed with the Trig radio.

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    Call the/a control tower from 10 miles out (GPS) and ask for a radio check.
    Example: "County Airport tower, Pacer 1234P is ten miles south, requesting airborne radio check."
    Then continue flying away from the tower and repeat every five miles.

    Be sure to thank them for the help.


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