Aviation Radio Frequency Bands
Aeronautical 760-Channel VHF Radio Frequency Assignment Plan
UNICOM - Aeronautical advisory station at airport
Multicom - common freq. At uncontrolled facilities
FSS - FAA Flight Service Stations
ARINC enroute radio above flight level 200 New!
Aviation Support - training, gliders, balloons, etc
Miscellaneous Frequencies
Federal Aviation Administration Frequencies
Air to Ground Telephone
Air Show Frequencies
Goodyear Blimp Frequencies
Airport Frequencies in Southern California
Helicopter Fire Frequencies
Military Helicopter Frequencies

Aviation Radio Frequency Bands

Frequency Band Name
190 - 435 & 510 - 535 kHz Non-directional Beacons
2100 - 28,000 kHz HF Communications
75 MHz NAVAID (Marker Beacons)
108 - 112 MHz VOR; ILS Localizer
112 - 118 MHz VOR; SCAT-I Radionavigation
data link
118 - 137 MHz VHF Air / Ground Communications
138 - 150.8 & 162 - 174 MHz Fixed, Mobile
225 - 328.6 & 335.4 - 400 MHz UHF Air / Ground Communications (U.S. Military)
328.6 - 335.4 MHz ILS Glide Slope
406.1 - 420 MHz Fixed, Mobil
932 - 935 & 941 - 944 MHz RMM, LLWAS, LDRCL, etc.
960 - 1215 MHz NAVAID (TACAN / DME, etc.)
1030 & 1090 MHz Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon;
Mode S; TCAS
1215 - 1400 MHz Air Route Surveillance Radar;
GPS and GLONASS L1
1545 - 1559 MHz Satellite-Based Comm (To Aircraft)
1559 - 1610 MHz Satellite Navigation;
GPS and GLONASS L1
1646.5 - 1660.5 MHz Satellite-Based Comm (From Aircraft)
1710 - 1850 MHz LDRCL; fixed links
2700 - 3000 MHz Airport Surveillance and Weather Radar
5000 - 5250 MHz Microwave Landing System
5600 - 5650 MHz TDWR
7125 - 8500 MHz RCL
9000 - 9200 MHz Military Precision Approach Radar
14.4 - 15.35 GHz Microwave Link
15.7 - 16.2 GHz Radar (ASDE-3)
21.2 - 23.6 GHz Microwave Link

Aeronautical VHF Radio Frequency Assignment Plan

Navigation (50 kHz step size)
108.000 - 117.950   NavAids - VOR & localizer
108.000   Radio Navigation Land Test
108.050   Radio Navigation Land Test
108.100 - 111.950   ILS localizers
108.100   Radio Navigation Land Test
108.150   Radio Navigation Land Test
     
Communication (25 kHz step size)
118.000 - 121.400 Air Traffic Control, 25 kHz channel spacing
121.425 - 121.475   Band Protection for 121.5
121.500 Emergency Search and Rescue (ELT Operational Check, 5 Sec)
121.525 - 121.575   Band Protection for 121.5
121.600 - 121.925 Airport Utility and ELT Test
121.950   Aviation Instruction and Support
121.975 FSS Aircraft Advisory (Private aircraft)
122.000   FAA Enroute Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)
122.025   FSS Aircraft Advisory (Private aircraft)
122.050   FSS Aircraft Advisory
122.075 - 122.675 FSS Aircraft Advisory (Private aircraft)
122.075   FSS Aircraft Advisory (Private aircraft)
122.100   FSS Aircraft Advisory, Control towers
122.700   UNICOM - Uncontrolled Airport and Utility
122.725   UNICOM - Uncontrolled Airport and Utility (Private aircraft)
122.750   Air to air communications/operations (Private fixed wing aircraft)
122.775   Aviation Instruction and Support
122.800 UNICOM - Uncontrolled Airport
122.825   Domestic VHF
122.850 Domestic VHF - Special Use and Aviation Support
122.875   Domestic VHF
122.900 Multicom
122.925   Multicom (Private aircraft) (Natural Resources)
122.950 Unicom - Airports with no control tower (Private aircraft)
122.975   Unicom - Airports with no control tower (Private aircraft)
123.000   Unicom - Airports with no control tower
123.025   Air to air communications/operations (Private rotor wing aircraft)
123.050   Unicom - Airports with no control tower (Private aircraft)
123.075   Unicom - Airports with no control tower (Private aircraft)
123.100   Aeronautical Search and Rescue/Temporary control towers
123.125 - 123.575   Flight Test Stations
123.125   Flight Test Station (Itinerant)
123.150   Flight Test Station (Itinerant)
123.175   Flight Test Station (Itinerant)
123.300   Aviation Support
123.400   Flight Test Station (Itinerant)
123.500   Aviation Support
123.575   Flight Test Station (Itinerant)
123.600 - 128.800   Airport Control Towers
126.200   Air Traffic Control (Military Common)
128.825 - 132.000   Domestic VHF Enroute and operations
132.025 - 135.975   Airport Control Towers
134.100   Air Traffic Control (Military Common)
135.850 Flight Inspection Use
135.950 Flight Inspection Use
136.000 - 136.075   Airport Control Towers & ATIS
136.100   Reserved for future unicom or AWOS
136.125 - 136.175   Airport Control Towers & ATIS
136.200   Reserved for future unicom or AWOS
136.225 - 136.250   Airport Control Towers & ATIS
136.275   Reserved for future unicom or AWOS
136.300 - 136.350   Airport Control Towers & ATIS
136.375   Reserved for future unicom or AWOS
136.400 - 136.450   Airport Control Towers & ATIS
136.475   Reserved for future unicom or AWOS
136.500 - 136.875   Domestic VHF Enroute and operations
136.900 - 136.975   International & Domestic VHF Enroute and operations
143.750   Civil Air Patrol
143.900   Civil Air Patrol
148.150   Civil Air Patrol
156.300   Air to ship communications
156.375   Air to ship communications
156.400   Air to ship communications
156.425   Air to ship communications
156.450   Air to ship communications
156.625   Air to ship communications
156.800   Air to ship communications
156.900   Air to ship communications
157.425   Air to ship communications
243.000   Emergency Search and Rescue (ELT Operational Check, 5 Sec)
328.600   ILS glide path
134.550   Radio Navigation Land Test
134.700   Radio Navigation Land Test
406.250   Emergency and distress

UNICOM - Aeronautical advisory station at airport
122.700   uncontrolled airports
122.725 uncontrolled airports
122.800   uncontrolled airports
122.975 uncontrolled airports or above 10,000'
123.000   uncontrolled airports
123.050 uncontrolled airports/heliports
123.075   uncontrolled airports

Multicom
122.850    
122.900 Temporary activities.
           - Seasonal
           - Emergency nature or search and rescue
           - Airports with no tower, FSS, or UNICOM
122.925   Fed/State natural resources.
           - Forestry management and fire suppression
           - Fish and game management and protection
           - Environmental monitoring and protection
122.950 Airports with a control tower or FSS on airport.

FSS - FAA Flight Service Stations
The FAA maintains Flight Service Stations that serve as information centers for private pilots flying in and out of airports in small cities and rural areas. The Flight Service Station provides the pilots with such information as weather reports, route information, terrain information and flight plan assistance. Additionally, these stations offer assistance to pilots during emergency situations, as well as initiating and coordinating search and rescue efforts for missing or overdue aircraft.
122.000   EFAS "Flight Watch"
122.050 EFAS "Flight Watch"
122.100   Receive only (w/VOR)
122.200 Standard FSS
123.600   AAS Airport Advisory Service
123.650 AAS Airport Advisory Service

ARINC enroute radio above flight level 200
 
ARINC's Air/Ground Domestic Radio Service is the aeronautical industry's air/ground voice communications link for aeronautical operational control (AOC) messages. The service is backed by 45 years of ARINC experience and a network of almost 110 ARINC-operated VHF radio stations in the United States and Canada. It provides reliable, high quality, blanket en-route coverage above 20,000 feet in the continental United States, Hawaii, and on the coastal regions of western Canada and Alaska, as well as on-ground coverage at most major U.S. airports.

The service allows aircrews and ground parties to immediately communicate on matters, such as:

  • Operational control and flight information
  • Aircraft malfunctions and emergencies
  • In-flight medical assistance
  • Weather and destination airport information
  • Aircraft diversions
For more information visit ARINC's website at www.arinc.com

Aviation Support - training, gliders, balloons, etc
123.300   Aviation instruction, Glider, Hot Air Balloon
123.500 Aviation instruction, Glider, Hot Air Balloon
122.750   Air-to-air communications & private airports
122.850 Air-to-air communications & private airports
123.025   Air-to-air communications (general aviation helicopters).

Miscellaneous
121.500   standard emergency freq., ELTs
123.100 Search And Rescue - actual
122.900   Search And Rescue - training
123.100 Control tower at special events
122.825   Enroute airline ops - local area
122.875 Enroute airline ops - local area
122.750   air-to-air - private aircraft
123.025 air-to-air - helicopter
131.550   ACARS - digital (airlines)

Federal Aviation Administration Frequencies
The FAA uses the bands 162-174 MHz and 406.1-420.0 MHz for land communications.

 

Recovery Communications Maintenance (RCOM) The Recovery Communications (RCOM) Program, mandated by a variety of national level documents including Executive Orders and National Security Decision Directives, was established to encompass all FAA emergency command and control communications (C3) systems and projects under one program. Emergency C3 systems are defined as those means of communications that the FAA employs to direct management, operations, and reconstitution of the National Airspace system (NAS) in support of FAA, DOT, and DOD missions during national disasters or national security emergencies. The FAA maintains a variety of fixed-position, portable, and transportable C3 communications systems for use in support of emergency operations. Such C3 system includes; RCOM/NARACS High Frequency/Single Side Band (HF/SSB), Defense Messaging System (DMS), Very High Frequency/Frequency Modulated (VHF/FM), Secure Telephone Equipment (STE), Secure Facsimile, satellite telephone network (AMSC), Automated Notification System (ANS), Secure Conferencing System (SCS), and the Communications Support Teams (CST). The AND-360 Product Team manages and administers the acquisition and implementation of these line systems, that are in various stages of the Acquisition Management System (AMS). In 1995, AAF-1 approved the deployment of the RCOM HF/SSB Upgrades and a five-year contract was awarded to Eastern Computer Incorporated (ECI) for the purpose of upgrading the RCOM/ National Radio Communications System (NARACS). ECI has installed the RCOM HF/SSB upgrade at all the Region Offices and Emergency Operations Centers, and is the final phases of installing the NARACS/ALE upgrades at all Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). Spares were procured and a ten-year warranty was included in the ECI contract. The FAA Academy has two RCOM Operator and Maintenance direct study courses available for enrollment and is currently developing a RCOM CBI training package. The existing VHF/FM network deployment was accomplished in each of the nine regions during 1983 through 1986 to allow the FAA to meet both internal emergency communications requirements. These regional VHF/FM networks, which are still operating, are comprised of hand held and mobile radios along with an infrastructure of fixed radio base stations and repeaters. The FAA must replace these existing VHF/FM networks in order to comply with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) mandate that requires transition from 25 kHz to 12.5kHz channel spacing by Dec. 2004. In 1998, the RCOM program was in the process of procuring COTS VHF/FM radio equipment when funds were reprogrammed to other higher priority Agency programs two weeks prior to a contact award. Currently the VHF/FM network is being redefined in the C3 Mission Need Statement (MNS). The Department of Defense is phasing out the Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) and is incorporating secure messaging capabilities, along with many other applications, into the much broader Defense Message System (DMS). The FAA used the AUTODIN system as a means of sending and receiving classified and unclassified message traffic in support of air traffic, DOD, and FAA command and control. A temporary solution is currently being implemented, utilizing existing equipment, and dial-up circuits. This dial-up solution has a life span until Dec 2001 and must be replaced with DMS compliant equipment. The FAA is currently developing a DMS solution that may include a MOAs with the US Army for connection into the DMS network and procurement of DMS equipment.

The most common PL tone used on the RCOM system is 136.5. In a few areas, a second PL may be used. Channels 6 and 9 may be in use by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at some airports.


RCOM Radio Channel Plan
Channel Description Input Output
1   169.3250 172.9250
2   169.3500 172.9500
3   169.3750 172.9750
4   169.2500 172.8500
5   169.2750 172.8750
6   169.3000 172.9000
7   169.2250 172.8250
8 simplex for FS CSQ 172.1250
9 simplex for Air Security CSQ 172.1500
10 simplex for AF Maintenance CSQ 172.1750
11 simplex (US & P) CSQ 166.1750

Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS) used to relay wind speed/direction information from field sensors to a central processor.
LLWAS Radio Frequencies
932.5125 941.5125
932.5625 941.5625
932.5875 941.5875
932.6125 941.6125

Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway (MALSR) used to control approach lighting from the ATCT where it is not practical to use land lines. 165.7625 is the primary channel for MALSR.

Remote Maintenance Monitoring (RMM) used to relay maintenance and control data from a remote site back to a central monitoring point.

RMM Radio Frequencies
408.8250
410.2500
410.3000
413.6000
416.8750
419.0250

Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) used to relay weather information from field sensors to a central processor.

Miscellaneous Radio Links may be operated in the band 406.1-420.0 MHz.

Miscellaneous VHF High Band

164.0250

 

164.0500

 

165.6375

Airport Security (Common)
165.6625 Airport Security (Tactical)

165.7500

NTSB Crash Investigators Tac 1

165.7625

NTSB Crash Investigators Tac 2

 

Miscellaneous UHF Band

408.8250

 

Air to Ground Telephones
Channel Ground Air

Signaling

454.6750

459.6750

1

454.9500

459.9500

2

454.9000

459.9000

3

454.8500

459.8500

4

454.8000

459.8000

5

454.7500

459.7500

6

454.7000

459.7000

7

454.7250

459.7250

8

454.7750

459.7750

9

454.8250

459.8250

10

454.8750

459.8750

11

454.9250

459.9250

12

454.9750

454.9750


Transmissions are FM. Ground stations repeat the airborne half of the conversation, and transmit a continuous tone when idle. From one to four channels are assigned in a particular area.

Service is used on private aircraft. You should be able to pick up channels 7 and 4 in Simi Valley. If you have a roof mounted antenna you should also get channel 10.

Air Show Frequencies
Frequency  Description

121.9000

BLUE ANGELS - GROUND SUPPORT

123.4000

BLUE ANGELS - COMMON AIRSHOW

142.6250

BLUE ANGELS - MAINTENANCE

142.0000

BLUE ANGELS - MAINTENANCE ALFA

143.0000

BLUE ANGELS - MAINTENANCE BRAVO

141.5600

BLUE ANGELS - MAINTENANCE CHARLIE

142.0250

BLUE ANGELS - MAINTENANCE DELTA

143.6000

BLUE ANGELS - MAINTENANCE CHANNEL 10

241.4000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

250.8000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

263.5000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

345.9000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

384.4000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

391.9000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

395.9000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR TO AIR CHANNEL

251.6000

BLUE ANGELS - DEMONSTRATION

263.3500

BLUE ANGELS - FLIGHT LINE COMMON

275.3500

BLUE ANGELS - COMM 1 LEAD & FORMATION

302.1000

BLUE ANGELS - COMM 2 TALKBACK

302.1500

BLUE ANGELS - COMM 3 SOLOS

307.7000

BLUE ANGELS - COMM 2 FORMATION TALKBACK

360.4000

BLUE ANGELS - COMM - SOLOS

362.6000

BLUE ANGELS - AIR SHOW CONTROL

243.0000

BLUE ANGELS - EMERGENCY

216.5000

SNOWBIRDS

227.6000

SNOWBIRDS

236.6000

SNOWBIRDS

239.6000

SNOWBIRDS

240.5000

SNOWBIRDS

243.4000

SNOWBIRDS

245.0000

SNOWBIRDS

245.7000

SNOWBIRDS

266.3000

SNOWBIRDS

275.8000

SNOWBIRDS

283.9000

SNOWBIRDS

289.4000

SNOWBIRDS

294.5000

SNOWBIRDS

295.6000

SNOWBIRDS

310.8000

SNOWBIRDS

316.5000

SNOWBIRDS

322.8000

SNOWBIRDS

344.5000

SNOWBIRDS

356.6000

SNOWBIRDS

363.8000

SNOWBIRDS

378.5000

SNOWBIRDS

141.8500

THUNDERBIRDS - AIR/AIR - LEADER - AM MODE

322.9500

THUNDERBIRDS - AIR/AIR - SECOND TEAM - AM MODE

235.2500

THUNDERBIRDS - GROUND - SHOW START - AM MODE

413.1000

THUNDERBIRDS - GROUND CREW - NFM MODE

Goodyear Blimp
Frequency  Description

123.0500

Common Blimp port frequency

123.2500

Shuffield (Ohio) Wingfoot Lake Facility

132.0000

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company channel

151.6250

Blimp Operations NBFM

465.9125

Blimp Operations NBFM - Low Power

465.9375

Blimp Operations NBFM - Low Power

465.9625

Blimp Operations NBFM - Low Power

Airport Frequencies in Southern California
Burbank Airport (BUR)

Tower

118.700

Tower (Helicopters) 132.325 254.300
Ground 123.900 348.600
UNICOM 122.950
Clearance 118.000 348.600
Approach 134.200 338.200
ATIS 134.500
Operations 128.925 129.325 129.625 131.075 131.375 131.700 131.900
ARINC Common Ground 131.425
Mercury Aviation FBO 131.600
Federal Express 131.925
Alaska Airlines 131.200
America West 130.175
America West 464.6000
UPS 129.425
   
Camarillo Airport (CMA)
Tower 128.200 269.400
Ground 121.800
Clearance 118.100 339.400
ATIS 119.200 126.025
Approach 124.700 325.000
Operations 129.100 130.750
Ventura Co Fire 129.950
American Eagle 463.7375
   
Catalina (AVX)
UNICOM 122.700
Approach 127.400 397.950
Operations 130.550
   
El Monte (EMT)
Tower 121.200
Ground 125.900
UNICOM 118.750
ATIS 118.750
Approach 125.500 351.100
   
Fullerton (FUL)
Tower 119.100
Ground 121.800
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 125.050
Approach 124.650 343.900
   
Hawthorne (HHR)
Tower 121.100 257.800
Ground 125.000
ATIS 118.400
Approach 124.900 269.000
   
La Verne (POC)
Tower 118.200
Ground 125.000
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 124.400
Approach 125.500 351.100
   
Lancaster/General William J. Fox Airfield (WJF)
Tower 120.300 256.900
Ground 121.700 256.900
ATIS 126.300
AWOS-3 133.875
Approach 126.100
   
Long Beach (LGB)
Tower 119.400 257.600
Ground 133.000 257.600
Clearance 118.150
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 127.750 Phone: (310) 595-8564
Approach 124.650 343.900
Operations 128.975 129.825 131.000 136.600
Noise Abatement 122.850
Boeing/Citation 122.825
Air Flite 129.375
America West 130.175
Million Air 130.600
Federal Express 131.925
Horizon 132.000
Jet Blue 136.650
UPS 129.425
America West 460.6500
   
Los Angeles International (LAX)
Tower (North) 133.900 239.300
Tower (South) 120.950 379.100
Ground (North) 121.650 327.000
Ground (South) 121.750 327.000
Clearance 121.400 327.000
ATIS (Arrival) 133.800 Phone: (310) 646-2297
ATIS (Departure) 135.650 Phone: (310) 646-2297
Approach 124.500 381.600
Departure (North) 124.300 363.200
Departure (South) 125.200 385.400
Helicopter Control 129.000
ACARS Digital Data 129.125
ACARS Digital Data 136.975
ACARS Digital Data 130.025
ACARS Digital Data 130.050
ACARS Digital Data 130.450
ACARS Digital Data 131.550
ACARS Digital Data 136.800
ACARS Digital Data 136.850
ARINC Common Ground 129.850
ARINC Common Ground 130.825
ARINC Common Ground 131.300
ARINC Atlanta Radio 130.775
ARINC Los Angeles Radio 130.800
Common Ground 130.100
Aero Mexico 129.900
Aeroflot 129.725
Aerolineas Argentinas 131.425
Aerosol 128.875
Air Canada 130.475
Air France 129.025
Air New Zealand 129.150
Alaska Airlines 130.200
Alaska Airlines 130.700
Alaska Airlines 130.850
Alaska Airlines 131.200
Aloha Airlines 136.525
Alpha Air 129.950 (Also used by Ventura County Fire)
All Nippon 129.100
America West 130.275
American Airlines 128.950
American Airlines 129.225
American Airlines 129.325
American Airlines 131.025
American Trans Air 131.475
American Trans Air 131.525
Asiana 130.950
Avianca 129.600
British Airways 130.375
Canadian 129.150
China Airlines 129.150
China Airlines 130.975
Continental 130.500
Delta 129.550
Delta 130.525
Delta 131.450
DHL Air Express 131.625
El Al 130.600
El Al 130.625
Eva Airways 130.325
Federal Express 130.920
Federal Express 131.825
Federal Express 131.925
Frontier 130.925
Garrett Aviation 130.600
Hallmark Aviation 131.875
Hilltop Aviation 131.700
Japan Airlines 131.400
Korean Air 129.900
LACSA 128.975
Lan Chile 129.075
LTU 131.600
Lufthansa 129.875
Lufthansa 131.750
Mercury Air 131.600
Mexicana 129.175
MGM Grand Air 128.975
Midwest Express 132.000
Netjets Aviation 130.600
Northwest 129.600
Ontario Aircraft Service 129.700
Pacific Aviation 131.775
Philippine Airlines 131.375
Polar Air 130.125
Qantas 131.875
Scandinavian Airlines 129.075
Singapore Airlines 128.875
Sky West 131.750
Southwest 129.250
Southwest 129.750
Taca Airlines 131.600
TransAmerica 128.850
Transtar Ambulance 129.725
Trans World Airlines 130.725
United Airlines 129.400
United Airlines 129.500
United Airlines 130.225
United Express 129.675
UPS 129.425
UPS 129.475
UPS 129.650
US Air 130.075
US Air 131.150
Alaska Airlines 460.8000 PL167.9
China Airlines 451.8750 D125
Continental Airlines 460.8500 PL127.3
Delta Airlines 460.6500 PL103.5
Delta Airlines 460.7500 PL114.8
Delta Airlines 460.7750 PL127.3
Sky West 129.675
Southwest Airlines 461.0125 PL203.5
Southwest Airlines 463.7625 PL203.5
Southwest Airlines 464.9750 PL203.5
Misc. Operations 128.825 128.925 129.300 129.775 129.800 129.825 130.350 130.575 130.875 131.000 131.025 131.225 131.250 131.500 131.725
   
McClellan-Palomar (CRQ)
Tower 118.600 392.000
Ground 121.800
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 120.150
Approach 127.300 323.000
   
Oceanside
UNICOM 123.000
Approach 127.300 323.000
   
Ontario (ONT)
Tower 120.600 385.600
Ground 121.900 257.800
Clearance 118.100
ATIS 124.250
Approach 127.250 318.200
Departure 134.400 306.300
Departure 125.500 351.100
Departure 135.400 295.700
America West 464.6000
   
Oxnard (OXR)
Tower 134.950
Ground 121.900
Approach 124.700 325.00
ATIS 118.050 Phone: (805) 985-1758
Sam's Air Service 123.500
ACARS Digital Data 129.125
ACARS Digital Data 130.025
ACARS Digital Data 130.450
ACARS Digital Data 131.125
ACARS Digital Data 131.550
ACARS Digital Data 136.975
American Eagle 463.7375
Aspen Heli (Mercy Air) 122.950
Aspen Heli (Mercy Air) 468.4625
Aspen Heli (Mercy Air) 468.7125
Mesa Aviation 131.050
Oxnard Jet Service 131.275
Operations 136.875  136.925
   
John Wayne-Santa Ana Airport (SNA)
Tower 128.350 379.900
Tower
(01L/19R Long Runway)
126.800
Tower
(01R/19L Short Runway)
119.900
Ground 120.800
IFR Clearance 118.000
VFR Clearance 121.850
Radar Advisory 128.350
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 126.000 Phone: (714) 546-2279
Approach (Coast) 121.300 263.100
Departure (El Toro) 128.100 281.400
Class C
(045-190 above 4,000)
124.100 350.325
Class C
(190-315 below 3,000)
124.650 316.125
Class C
(190-315 above 3,000)
127.200 269.600
Class C
(045-190 below 4,000)
132.700 380.200
ZLA Center High 132.575 322.400
ZLA Center Low 128.600 291.700
Alaska Airlines 131.050
Alaska Airlines 131.200
America West 130.300
American Airlines 130.150
Continental 129.300
Federal Express 131.925
Orange County Flight Ctr 123.300
Newport Jet Center 131.575
Newport FBO Two 122.850
Signature FSO 131.500
Southwest 131.700
United Airlines 130.550
UPS 129.425
West Coast Charter 122.775
American Airlines 460.6500 PL203.5
TWA Airlines 460.6750 PL127.3
Northwest Airlines 460.7000 PL114.8
United Airlines 460.7250 PL186.2
Delta Airlines 460.7500 PL114.8
Alaska Airlines 460.8000 PL100.0
U.S. Airways 460.8250 PL103.5
Continental Airlines 460.8500 PL127.3
Southwest Airlines 460.8750 D371
America West 464.6000
Ramp Operations 464.8250 D632
ACARS data 129.125 130.025 131.550
Operations 130.100 130.900 131.100 131.275 131.350 131.975 136.575
   
Miramar MCAS (NKX)  
South (Jet) Tower 135.200 298.925
Ground 128.625 307.325
Clearance 125.975 254.325
ATIS 352.000
PTD 335.625
SoCal Departure 119.600 363.100
LA Center 291.700
   
Palm Springs (PSP)
Tower 119.700
Ground 121.900
Clearance 128.350
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 118.250 Phone: (760) 327-2770
Approach (West/North) 126.700 370.950
Approach (East/South) 118.850 370.950
Million Air 129.970
Signature FSO 129.720
   
Phoenix-Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)
America West 460.6500
America West 460.8250
America West 460.8500
America West 464.3750
America West 464.6000
America West 464.9750
Trunked Radio System 935.1375 935.1500 935.1625 935.1750 935.1875
937.8875 937.9000 937.9125 937.9250 937.9375
   
Palmdale (PMD)
Tower 123.700 236.600 317.600
Tower  
Ground 121.900 348.600
AWOS 118.270
Approach 124.550 363.000
Plant 42 Bldg T-408 129.100
   
Riverside (RAL)
Tower 121.000 257.800
Ground 121.700
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 128.800 Phone: (909) 352-4392
Approach 135.400 377.125
Riverside Air Service 122.950
Hanger 1 122.950
   
San Diego-Brown Field (SDM)
Tower 126.500 288.100
Tower (08R/26L) 128.250
Ground 124.400
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 132.350
Approach 124.350 381.500
Departure 125.150 317.550
Bearden Aviation 122.950
Paladin Aviation 122.950
   
San Diego-Gillespie Field (SEE)
Tower 120.700 257.800
Tower 123.800
Ground 121.700
Clearance 125.100
UNICOM 123.050
ATIS 125.450 Phone: (619) 448-1641
Approach 124.350 381.500
Golden State Aviation 123.500
Royal Jet 123.000
   
San Diego-Lindbergh Field (SAN)
Tower 118.300 338.225
Ground 123.900
Clearance 125.900
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 134.800 Phone: (619) 298-0997
Approach (West) 119.600 363.100
Approach (East) 124.350 381.500
JimAir Aviation 129.975
JimAir/British Airways 460.6500
TWA/FedEx 460.6750
American/FedEx 460.7000
United/Frontier 460.7250
Delta/Continental 460.7500
American/Alaska 460.7750
Continental/U.S. 460.8000
Frontier 460.8250
Northwest 460.8500
Alaska 460.8750
America West 462.4250
America West 464.6000
   
San Diego-Montgomery Field (MYF)
Tower 119.200 269.400
Tower (10L/28R) 125.700
Ground 121.900
Clearance 127.450
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 126.900 Phone: (858) 576-4337
Approach 124.350
Departure 119.600 363.100
Crown Air 123.500
Gibbs Flying Service 122.850
National Air 123.300
   
Santa Barbara (SBA)
Tower 119.700 242.400
Ground 121.700
Clearance 132.900
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 132.650
Approach (South) 120.550 321.400
Approach (North) 125.400 397.900
Mercury Air 122.950
Signature FOB 123.300
   
Santa Monica (SMO)
Tower 120.100 257.800
Ground 121.900
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 119.150
Approach (South) 124.300 363.200
Approach (East) 124.900 269.000
Approach (West) 125.200 385.400
Approach (North) 128.500 381.600
American Flyers 123.300
Supermarine 129.375
   
Santa Paula
UNICOM 122.900
   
Southern California Logistics Airport (VCV)
Tower 118.350
Ground 124.450
AWOS-3 109.400
Approach 124.550
   
Vandenberg AFB (VBG)
Tower 124.950 326.200
Tower 118.300 289.600
Ground 121.750 275.800
ATIS 125.700 319.075
Blade Ops 149.185
Blade Ops 1 119.500 251.900
Blade Ops 2 236.00
Frontier Range 121.400 266.000
PMSV 342.400
SPACEPORT 126.200 311.000
IRENE (Oil Platform) 122.825 123.050
Search & Rescue 123.100 282.800
Note: 127.65 is used by the Air Boss during air shows and 121.4 (Ch 7 FRONTIER) is the air show discrete frequency. Vandenberg Flying Club uses 123.0 MHz UNICOM
   
Van Nuys (VNY)
Tower (16R/34L) 119.300 239.000
Tower (16L/34R) 120.200 239.000
Tower (Helicopters) 119.300 239.000
Ground 121.700
Clearance 126.600 239.000
UNICOM 122.950
ATIS 118.450 Phone: (818) 780-4993
Approach (North) 120.400 360.600
Approach (South) 124.600 298.850
Approach (West) 134.200 338.200
Approach (East) 135.050 317.500
Raytheon 130.575
Clay Lacy Aviation 130.350
Jetwest International 129.050
Million Air 131.500
Peterson Aviation 129.025
Skytrails Aviation 128.850
The Air Group 130.650
Misc. Operations 128.950 129.075 129.450 129.925 129.975 130.325 130.975 131.850
   
Whiteman Airport (WHP)
Tower 135.000
Ground 125.000
Approach (North) 120.400 360.600
Approach (South) 134.200 338.200
NOTE: Airspace around Whiteman Airport is controlled by Burbank Tower.
   

Helicopter Frequencies in Southern California
This started out as a list of fire fighting helicopter frequencies but has grown to include other helicopter frequencies in Southern California.

Note: 123.025 is the national helicopter air-to-air communications; Air traffic control operations frequency. In the L.A. basin, pilots are requested to monitor this frequency.
 

Common Frequency
Nationwide VHF 118.9250
Nationwide VHF 122.8500
Nationwide VHF 123.0750
Nationwide VHF (Helicopter Calling) 123.0250
Nationwide VHF (Search & Rescue) 122.9000
Nationwide VHF 123.9750
Nationwide VHF 135.9750
   
Fire and Police Frequency
California Dept Forestry 1 123.0750
California Dept Forestry 2 (Ryan tanker base) 122.9250
California Dept Forestry 3 135.9750
California Dept Forestry Air Tac 6 151.3100
California Highway Patrol 122.8750
Los Angeles County (Primary) 135.9750
Los Angeles County (Secondary) 122.9250
Los Angeles County 123.9750
Los Angeles City Fire 119.9750
Los Angeles City Police 123.0750
Los Angeles City Police (Company 1) 122.7500
Los Angeles City Police (Company 2) 122.8500
Los Angeles City Police Air Tac (PL 100.0) 154.8300
Orange County 123.0750
Riverside County 123.0750
San Bernardino County Fire 123.0750
San Bernardino County Sheriff 122.8250
Ventura County 129.9500
US Coast Guard Search & Rescue 123.1000
US Coast Guard Search & Rescue 123.0500
USFS Angeles National Forest 135.9750
USFS Angeles National Forest Air Tac 3 169.2000
USFS Cleveland National Forest Air Tac 1 166.6750
USFS Inyo National Forest Air Tac 1 166.6750
USFS Los Padres National Forest 123.0750
USFS Los Padres National Forest Air Tac 1 166.6750
USFS San Bernardino National Forest Air Tac 3 169.2000
   
Hospitals Frequency

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

123.0500

Glendale Adventist Medical Center

123.0750

Huntington Memorial Hospital

123.0500

Verdugo Hills Hospital

123.0500

Westlake Medical Center

123.0500

   
Commercial and Others Frequency

ABC-TV

123.0500

Arco Plaza (Downtown LA)

122.9500

Metropolitan Water District

123.0000



Military Helicopter Frequencies
CH AGENCY UHF VHF

1

GRND/CLNC

275.800

121.750

2

VBG TWR

326.200

124.950

3

LA Center

327.800

124.150

4

LA Center

269.500

119.050

5

Spaceport

311.000

6

Blade Ops

251.900

119.500

7

Frontier

256.000

121.400

8

SAR Scene

282.800

123.100

9

Ops Backup

236.000

10

VBG PMSV

343.300

11

IRENE PRIM

122.825

12

IRENE SEC

123.050

13

SPORT

272.000

132.750

14

SLO TWR

379.900

124.000

15

SBA APP W

321.400

120.550

16

SBA TWR

242.400

17

LOM/OCEANO

122.700

18

Santa Ynez

122.800

19

SMX TWR

289.600

118.300

20

HAWTH FS

255.400

122.300


Special thanks to Robert Eisner for contributing information.
Special thanks to many anonymous aviators for contributing information.