Airband Scanner Frequencies

Below is a list of the scanner frequencies for each individual active airfield and bombing range. Anyone who intends to listen to radio transmissions should be aware of the following:

A licence is not required for a radio receiver as long as it is not capable of transmission as well (The Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus (Receivers) (Exemption) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989 No 123). The exception to this is that it is an offence to listen to unlicensed broadcasters (pirates) without a licence. Licence's are not issued for this purpose.

Although it is not illegal to sell, buy or own a scanning or other receiver in the UK, it must only be used to listen to transmissions meant for GENERAL RECEPTION. The services that you can listen to include Amateur and Citizens' Band transmissions, licensed broadcast radio and weather and navigation broadcasts.

If you would like to no more about the law on radio transmissions, then please click here.

RAF Barkston Heath (EGYE)

Frequency
Usage
119.375
Departures
120.425
Tower
124.200
ATIS
268.750
Operations / Duty Instructor
281.225
Tower
282.600
Director
293.450
ATIS
355.950
Departures
371.575
Air - Air
378.525
Talk down
389.450
Ground

RAF Cranwell (EGYD)

Frequency
Usage
119.375
Zone
125.050
Tower
135.675
ATIS
233.625
ATIS
240.425
Ground
241.425
Operations
268.625
Tower
275.675
Departures
277.300
Air - Air
280.775
Approach
284.325
Director
338.275
PAR
378.525
PAR

RAF Coningsby (EGXC)

Frequency
Usage
120.800
Approach
124.675
Tower
234.675
Operations
241.325
Operations
244.450
Air - Air
253.225
Air - Air
259.225
Air - Air
268.700
Air - Air
269.150
Air - Air
277.500
Director
279.075
Ground
279.200
Air - Air
280.300
ATIS
281.125
PAR
282.725
Approach
284.400
Air - Air
290.725
Operations
337.975
PAR
339.250
Air - Air
340.250
Tower

RAF Donna Nook (EGXS)

Frequency
Usage
122.750
Range
264.725
Range
369.300
Range

RAF Holbeach (EGYH)

Frequency
Usage
122.750
Range
281.375
Range
375.225
Range

RAF Scampton (EGXP)

Frequency
Usage
241.425
PAR
241.825
Radar
243.450
Air - Air
278.500
Ground
281.325
Tower
377.075
Director