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The reason radios in general are used is covered in this question Why is radio communication still used? As for why VHF is the band of choice its largely because its assigned for aviation use and the the radio spectrum is not unlimited. Here in the US the FCC regulates which bands are for what, you can find the full list here and you will see that many of ...


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There are ways that can help an air traffic controller identify such a situation. How to handle it though is a story deserving another question. Take for example MUAC's RDF. It shows a circle around the airplane that transmitted. If you read the leaflet you can find more information on how that system works. The subject has also been covered here in that ...


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While "comfort" may seem like a luxury, it's no fun to fly around with a headache. Give them a good try and look for minimal "squeezing" pressure. Also see other answers and comments re taking hearing protection seriously. Also if you routinely wear glasses (including sunglasses) be sure to test while wearing them-- they may break the earcup seal in a way ...


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Several approaches, currently impractical for GA: Your radio receiver would need to be directional, to estimate the sender's bearing and maybe distance, and from that derive the sender's identity. Voice broadcasts would need to be augmented with a digital squawk indicating the sender's call sign, like some automated speech broadcast weather reports do. ...


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Honestly, there is no guarenteed way we can solve such a problem, and it is extremely frustrating when it happens. A few possible solutions: The radio transmitter associated with the tower frequency is usually quite powerful, so (at least for nearby aircraft) it may be possible to override the other transmission by simply transmitting normally. AFAIK, the ...


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