ACARS Decoder

ACARS Decoder


Want to display ACARS transissions, without using a bulky computer?

ACARS Decoder lets you view ACARS transmissions on your android device. Just connect it to a VHF radio (or even set it next to the radio's speaker), tune in an ACARS frequency, and watch the decodes.

Decodes can be automatically saved to an acars.txt file on your device's SD card or other memory by enabling the Log button.

Leave the radio's squelch open so you have static all the time, and tune to one of the ACARS frequencies:


131.725 MHz ACARS Primary channel for Europe
131.525 MHz ACARS Tertiary channel for Europe
136.900 MHz ACARS Channel logged near London
131.550 MHz ACARS Primary channel for North America
130.025 MHz ACARS Secondary channel for North America
129.125 MHz ACARS Tertiary channel for North America
131.475 MHz Company channel for Air Canada and some European airlines in North America
131.125 MHz ACARS channel local to ORD so far
131.550 MHz ACARS Primary channel for Asia/Pacific
131.450 MHz ACARS Primary channel for Japan
130.450 MHz Overflow ACARS channel in use in the Washington, Boston, Chicago, and DFW areas

Buy your copy right now, and start decoding and displaying ACARS transmissions in minutes.
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3.5
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About ACARS Decoder
Want to display ACARS transissions, without using a bulky computer?

ACARS Decoder lets you view ACARS transmissions on your android device. Just connect it to a VHF radio (or even set it next to the radio's speaker), tune in an ACARS frequency, and watch the decodes.

Decodes can be automatically saved to an acars.txt file on your device's SD card or other memory by enabling the Log button.

Leave the radio's squelch open so you have static all the time, and tune to one of the ACARS frequencies:


131.725 MHz ACARS Primary channel for Europe
131.525 MHz ACARS Tertiary channel for Europe
136.900 MHz ACARS Channel logged near London
131.550 MHz ACARS Primary channel for North America
130.025 MHz ACARS Secondary channel for North America
129.125 MHz ACARS Tertiary channel for North America
131.475 MHz Company channel for Air Canada and some European airlines in North America
131.125 MHz ACARS channel local to ORD so far
131.550 MHz ACARS Primary channel for Asia/Pacific
131.450 MHz ACARS Primary channel for Japan
130.450 MHz Overflow ACARS channel in use in the Washington, Boston, Chicago, and DFW areas

Buy your copy right now, and start decoding and displaying ACARS transmissions in minutes.

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A Google User
Mar 21, 2014
Works - B U T Unlike many other reviews, MINE WORKS. I have a ASUS TF201, and it took some "positioning" to get the scanners speaker close enough to the MIC The B U T is because this app has absolutely no DOC, or HELP screen or ANYTHING. Gee Whiz guys, why would you NOT have at least a "Help", or a settings function. ? Because of this I give it 3 stars, MAYbe if you include a basic settings.help I'll go for 5 stars
A Google User
Feb 10, 2014
Yes, It Works Well, But . . . Yes, if you follow instructions -- start app, place near speaker of radio with proper squelch and volume settings, the app certainly will decode ACARS signals. Good job, there! The only problem I've encountered has to do with the Log feature. Turning it on is pointless, as there is no way to actually save the decoded messages onto your Android phone for retrieval later. Also, the app's FAQ is written only for iPhone products, not Android. I would like to request that the ability to log and save text files of the messages on Android smartphones be included in a future update to the app. Once that feature is fixed, I will upgrade my review to five stars. Thank you to the developers for a nice app, otherwise.
A Google User
Oct 18, 2013
It does decode ACARS as designed I'm decoding ACARS on 131.550 AM just fine using a Vertex Standard VXA-700 air-band transceiver. I opened the squelch Per the developer's instructions, placed the speaker near my Galaxy S4, and it's decoding quite nicely. Does not have the Setup features that are in the Apple version (Replace Errors ON/OFF; Suppress Errors ON/OFF; but it does work as is.
A Google User
Jul 26, 2013
Great for an App Picked up data from internal and external mics. It will show output even with missed characters, which is good. Placement of mic, volume, and reception are important.
A Google User
Feb 23, 2013
Not an a cars decoder Just dreadful. Tried two radios with three Ariel combinations and it failed to decode anything. Tried with the radio next to my device and plugged directly in to it. Don't waste your time and money. Simply dreadful app.