U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2M
Effective Date:
September 25, 2008
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen

Includes Change 1 Effective February 11, 2010

Section 4. Communications Outlets NOTAMs

5-4-1.  GENERAL

Originate NOTAMs concerning communications outlets for which your facility has monitor responsibility.

5-4-2.  REPORTING COMMUNICATIONS OUTLET MALFUNCTIONS

The specialist in charge of the watch shall report any known or reported malfunctions of a communication outlet to technical operations or appropriate personnel and coordinate issuance of a NOTAM.

5-4-3.  NOTAM (D) COMMUNICATIONS OUTLETS

a. The flight service specialist is responsible for formatting the information correctly. 

NOTE-
The examples used in this order are representative of the format discussed in this paragraph.

b. For guidance on NOTAM D composition, see paragraph 4-2-1, NOTAM Composition.

c. Disseminate the following conditions as NOTAM D pertaining to the operation of communications outlets that are part of the NAS when an outage occurs or when a scheduled shutdown is expected to be more than 1 hour.

1. Commissioning, decommissioning, outage, or unavailability of communications outlets for the following:

EXAMPLE-
!GSO GSO COM RCO 122.55 CMSND

(a) All published ATC frequencies and all communication frequencies will be issued with the affected frequency when out of service.

EXAMPLE-
!INW INW COM RCO 122.6 OTS

NOTE-
Winslow's other frequency 255.4 is still operating. If both were out of service, you would just put “INW COM RCO OTS.”

EXAMPLES-
!DCA PSK COM CD 121.7 OTS

!BZN BZN COM ATIS 135.425 OTS

!BNA MBT COM GCO 135.075 OTS

!ENA ENA COM LAA OTS

NOTE-
Local Airport Advisory frequency out of service.

(b) If several frequencies are out, but one is still operating, issue the out-of-service frequencies in one NOTAM.

EXAMPLES-
!DCA PSK COM RCO OTS

!IPT IPT COM VOR VOICE OTS

!DCA OKV COM RTR OTS

!FAI FAI COM FISH RCO OTS

!GCK GCK COM RCAG OTS WEF 0711020500

NOTE-
If the NAVAID is out of service or unmonitored, the VOICE is automatically out of service.

2. En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS):

(a) Outage of communications outlets must be advertised as a separate NOTAM for each outlet.

EXAMPLES-
!CRW CRW COM EFAS OUTLET 122.0 OTS

!BGR BGR COM EFAS OUTLET 133.925 OTS
 

(b) Commissioning or non-availability of a new outlet.

EXAMPLES-
!CRW CRW COM EFAS OUTLET UNAVBL

!CRW CRW COM EFAS OUTLET 133.925 CMSND

NOTE-
Individual outlet NOTAMs must be issued by the FSS facility that has NOTAM responsibility for the outlet after notification by the flight watch control station (FWCS) broadcast facility.

 

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