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What does standard service volumes not applying to published routes mean?

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So, VORs used for victor airways are not bound by the usual service volumes--as in, they can be used farther and higher out than normal?

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    John D Collins on Jun 30, 2015

    Standard service volumes are described in the AIM, chapter 1. For a VOR, above 1000 AGL, this is typically 40 NM. Airways which have legs beyond 80 NM between VOR’s require at least one of the VOR’s that form the airway to be used beyond the standard service limit. So these airways are flight tested to assure that the reception and signal quality at the MEA is suitable for navigation. The flight tests do not include testing beyond the standard service volume unless an airway or route is involved.

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