Re: ATC on passengers' headsets

From: (Henry Law)
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In article <airliners.1995.1297@ohare.Chicago.COM>
  "Mark Kinsler " writes:

> I'd be interested in this, too.  Is it generally possible to listen to
> ATC radio from inside the aircraft on your own battery-powered receiver?

It's perfectly possible, but cabin staff have a tendency to treat the
receiver as being in the same class as a cellphone and ask you in no
uncertain terms to turn it off.  They're probably wrong, but some
receiver designs do transmit a little local RF so it's probably safer
overall for the airline to prohibit it.

Interestingly, reception of transmissions from the aircraft you're in is
quite poor, in my experience.

Henry Law             <><
Manchester, England