Occurrences

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Tuning a radio to the wrong frequency is very easily done and can lead to a serious loss of situational awareness. Blind calls that you believe will be broadcast locally will go unheard while you fondly imagine that all are well informed, including yourself. If the radio seems strangely quiet, check the frequency.

Rotorsport Cavalon      
Bombardier Rotax 912      
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Wolverhampton/Halfpenny Green   
   
      13/11/2019
 

I was the tower assistant during a busy spell and heard a C152 aircraft already in the circuit report an unknown aircraft passing very close in the vicinity of downwind Runway 18RHC, which was the Runway in use with a surface wind of 22007KT. From the tower we could see an Autogyro at approx 800 feet just to the south-west of the airfield on an easterly heading. A Piper Arrow had just departed Runway 18 and the duty AFISO gave the Arrow information on the Auto Gyro as it was heading towards him. The Autogyro turned onto final and landed Runway 36, it then rolled to the end of the runway forcing traffic on final to Runway 18 to go around. The Autogyro parked at one of the flying clubs and later telephoned the tower to explain what had happened. He told me that he had heard on frequency that Runway 36 was in use and he was making standard calls. The owner of the flying club checked the Autogyro's radio and discovered that it was tuned to the wrong frequency of 124.075 instead of 124.030.