As some of you have noticed on LiveATC, I have removed Jacksonville Center (ZJX) from the local feed. Several of the local pilots that monitor KTLH frequencies said that ZJX was basically taking over the feed with the amount of activity on those frequencies.
Later this week, I’ll be adding the second feed with CJX frequencies. I may try to separate the audio to use Left & Right channels instead of one feed using stereo so that you may be able to monitor both feeds on your computer. I’ll have to test that out.
I’ll also be upgrading the receivers from the Radio Shack scanner I was using to the local feed using an ICOM IC-A110 aircraft radio and the CJX feed using an ICOM IC-2200 two meter rig which has great AM aircraft sensitivity.
The 204M has arrived! For those who don’t know what the heck this is, the 204m will allow up to 4 radios or scanners to be hooked up to one antenna and isolated from one another. Along with installing the Stridsberg, I’ll be upgrading some of the hardware:
- Upgrading the KTLH audio feed from the Radio Shack Pro-2026 scanner to an Icom IC-A110 mobile aircraft radio that I’ve mentioned in a previous post.. This is the bad boy of current aircraft radios.
- Upgrade to a second feed providing the Jacksonville Center (ZJX) remote Tallahassee frequencies. This will allow you to follow aircraft 10,000 feet plus that are flying through the ZJX area e.g. Miami to Atlanta. Lots of “high flying” activity on these frequencies.
- Upgrading the station computer from the lousy Dell GX-150 (512kRam, 10GIg HD!!) to a Zotac MAG HD-ND01 mini PC running Win7. As you are probably aware, the Dell has been going offline quite a bit recently due to hardware & software issues. The Zotac is ready to be put in service.
- On the horizon, I plan on replacing the 20 year old feedline going up the tower and swapping the dual band antenna for an actual antenna that is cut for the airband. This will help cover the aircraft communications on the ground and some of the low power transmitters at the airport. This will happen sometime this summer.
Right now the KTLH audio feed is playing through both speakers when you are monitoring the feed through LiveATC.net. My plans are to have the local KTLH feed on the left channel and the ZJX feed on the right channel. This way you can run both feeds if you like.
I’ll plug the yahoo group… if you want to discuss the KTLH streaming audio, join the Yahoo group by going here
There is an issue with the computer for the live feed. Hopefully I’ll have this fixed shortly.
The KTLH monitoring system has indicated a problem with the KTLH audio feeds this afternoon.. Hopefully before 17:00Hrs this will be resolved. The system computer is a bit flaky and needs to be replaced.
KTLH audio feeds were offline this am due to computer crash. Got it back up around 12:30 PM. I’ll be installing the software on another computer since this one is alittle unstable.
Welcome to the KTLH monitoring station. This site will update my listeners on what is happening at the K4TLH monitoring station.
What is a monitoring station? I provide a live audio feed of the KTLH Tallahassee Regional Airport frequencies to LiveATC.Net. You can click on the Monitoring Station link in the menu to see what the station setup is comprised of. LiveATC.NET is a free site that allows you to tune into airport traffic from all over the world from your web browser. There is also a low cost app available for the Android platform as well as the Ipad/Iphone platform.
You can click here to visit the KTLH page to listen to local audio.
LiveATC does have listener forums, including one for feed operators to post maintenance issues. I think most listeners probably don’t go to the forums and I believe that this site will keep local folks better informed as to what is happening with the monitoring station.
I’ll be posting anything that happens to the station including computer maintenance, scheduled downtimes, unscheduled downtimes etc. There is alot that is going on behind the scene (especially my flaky computer) and I hope to keep everyone informed on a timely basis.