KAGC ILS 28 - anyone else have trouble with signal quality?

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  1. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Pattern Altitude

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    I've been flying into Pittsburgh's Allegheny County Airport once a month or so for the past couple of years. I've always had trouble flying the ILS there and long ago started requesting the RNAV.

    However, a couple of days ago I flew it in VFR conditions and could clearly see the needles going all over the place. There average position seemed to roughly correspond with the approach but with a very high 'noise level'. Not really flyable.

    I then flew an ILS elsewhere and found the needles accurate and steady as always.

    I'm thinking some unholy combination of my installation and the gnarly hill top location of the transmitter is the culprit. Anyone else experience this at KAGC?
     
  2. midwestpa24

    midwestpa24 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Might be worth reporting to the FAA. It might need a flight check.
     
  3. Clark1961

    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Nope, never experienced that at KAGC.







    Never experienced anything at KAGC either.
     
  4. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Pattern Altitude

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    Thanks.

    I learned to fly there back in ‘71, but that is equally useless info.


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  5. Walt

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    Something you might consider is to find another ILS on the same freq. and try flying it. You may have an onboard equipment problem on that freq.
     
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    Have you told tower?
     
  7. Bill Watson

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    Good idea. My next step is try my other Nav radio but I ran into too much actual to try it. Will do both and possibly talk to ATC there.


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