Possible wrong frequency for STR VOR

Hey there,

I’ve came across the problem that I couldn’t tune in Strasbourg Entzheim VOR (STR) while flying Justflight’s Piper28. First I thought it might have to do with the plane, but I’ve been pointed out that the frequency on the maps (115.600) is not what is inside the sim (which is 115.05 and works).

If I’m not mistaken VORs (and probably their frequencies) are part of the Navigraph Navdata? Might this be an error in the Navdata or might this be an error in the maps (I’ve checked Skyvector, SkyDemon and charts for this VOR)?

Thanks in advance,
Phil

Hi Phil,
it looks like that the STR VORDME is changed to 115.050 Mhz. As a quick reference an official notam of a temporary outage in a few days:

F1029/22 NOTAMN
Q) LFEE/QNVAS/IV/BO /AE/000/999/4830N00734E025
A) LFST B) 2206280700 C) 2206281600
E) VOR PART OF VOR/DME STR 115.050MHZ U/S DUE TO MAINT, DO NOT USE, 
POSSIBILITY OF FALSE INFORMATION

Cheers,
Richard

Hi Richard,

thanks for the heads up. Is it possible that the frequency will change with this mentioned maintenance? I’m a bit confused here as any information I can find still uses 115.6 (e.g. openaip.net). Is there a reliable source to confirm such information I found?

Cheers,
Phil

It could be Phil yes, because in the AIP France the frequency is also 115.60 … but I will try to find out why there are two different frequencies and what frequency is right.

I will remove the “solution” flag till I.have found the answer.

Thank you
Richard

The solution is in this AIP supplement that is only available in French language

also indicated in NOTAM F0790/22
F0790/22 NOTAMN
Q) LFEE/QNMCR/IV/BO /AE/000/999/4833N00738E025
A) LFST B) 2205190000 C) 2211302359
E) TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT OF THE VOR/DME STR - AIRAC AIP SUP 055/22
MODIFIED :
SUBJECT : IMPACT ON THE AWY NETWORK, SID, STAR AND IFR PROCEDURES.
MODIFICATION/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
IN THE LIST OF ‘STRASBOURG ENTZHEIM (LFST)’ :
ITEM ‘ARRIVAL’ :

  • READ STAR LUPEN 6V - LUL 6V (REF : LFST STAR RWY23 CONV) INSTEAD
    OF STAR LUPEN 6V - LUL 6V (REF : LFST STAR RWY05 CONV)
  • DO NOT READ ‘RNP’
    ITEM ‘APPROACHES’ :
  • ADD ‘VOR Y RWY 05 (REF : AD 2 LFST IAC RWY 05 VOR Y)’.
    THIS AIP SUP IS AVBL AT WWW.SIA.AVIATION-CIVILE.GOUV.FR

To summarize STR frequency has indeed been change to 115.05 until November 30th 2022. It is a temporary mobile facility whose coordinates are very close to the previous navaid and without significant impact on published procedure.

The available F1029/22 NOTAM that was quoted by Richard also indicates the VOR part of this new mobile facility will be unserviceable until June 28

Hervé

Thank you very much @hervesors for this insider information - my french is too bad (or honestly not existing) to understand all this correctly :wink:

Thanks, I have marked it as “solved” now …
Merci,
Richard

@hervesors Thank you very much for the explanation. I’m with @NAVData (Richard) here, unfortunately I don’t speak french at all :smiley: While the AIP France still has 115.6 with your hint I could find a Notam in Skydemon that links to AIP SUP 055/22 that states the new frequency.

With this being a NOTAM it explains why the mans still show the “old” frequency. Great to see that even those changes are reflected in Navigraph Navdata

@philipmaier
Sorry for the French link. I noticed this SUP was also available in English (my apologies)

It is very common such temporary changes are not included in the regular AIP when not PERM
But Jeppesen and Navigraph always keep track of the information

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