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Discontinued ACARS Decoder 





Much of the routine traffic once heard on VHF aeronautical voice channels has been replaced with a text transmission format called ACARS. ACARS stands for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. This VHF teletype mode is used to transmit data and messages between commercial aircraft and airport ground stations. These transmissions at 131.55 MHz, can be heard on any scanner with the VHF aircraft band. Click here to view ACARS Introduction [PDF 51K].

Now you can combine your scanner and PC with the Universal ACT-1 to decode this information that is on the air every day. The ACT-1 simply plugs into your PC computer's serial port. The user friendly DOS software includes mouse support. You can view, filter, print and save this interesting aeronautical text traffic. You can also view, search and print previously logged data files.

Minimum system requirements:  286 CPU, 25 pin serial port, 3.5 inch floppy drive, hard drive recommended.

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