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Savannah Weather

Brunswick Weather

Upcoming Ham Radio Events

  • Apollo XV 45th Anniversary Special Event 30 July 2016 – 3 August 2016 Huntsville, AL, USA Jul 30-Aug 3, 1400Z-0300Z, NN4SA, Huntsville, AL. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center ARC. 14.225. QSL. NN4SA, c/o Donald Hediger ES35, Huntsville, AL 35812. Will self spot on the DX cluster. Most activity will be on Saturday and Sunday on active bands. Some lunchtime and evening ops on Monday and Tuesday. For a QSL card send…
  • RSGB IOTA Contest 30 July 2016 – 31 July 2016
  • CARS Net 31 July 2016 at 21:30 – 22:00 Savannah, GA, USA Coastal Amateur Radio Society Weekly Net, 442.700+ Repeater
  • CARS Meeting 1 August 2016 at 20:00 – 21:00 White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31406, United States Coastal Amateur Radio Society Monthley Meeting
  • Suncook Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally 4 August 2016 – 7 August 2016 Pittsfield, NH, USA Aug 4-Aug 7, 0000Z-2359Z, K1B, Pittsfield, NH. Suncook Valley Rotary Club. 21.335 14.335 7.235 3.835. Certificate & QSL. Fred Reed, KK1KW, 103 Berry Pond Rd, Pittsfield, NH 03263. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Suncook Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally, Pittsfield, NH. QSL and Certificate via KK1KW or operator's instructions. suncookvalleyrotary.org
  • Coast Guard Day 4 August 2016 – 7 August 2016 Baltimore, MD Aug 4, 1300Z-2100Z, W3T, Baltimore, MD. Easton Amateur Radio Society. 14.260 7.230 7.060; general portions of 40 and 20 meter band, as conditions permit. QSL. Easton Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 311, Easton, MD 21601. EARS members will be operating from the radio room of the USCGC Taney. The Taney is berthed at the Inner…
  • Hamilton County New York Bicentennial Celebration 5 August 2016 – 15 August 2016 Speculator, NY, USA Aug 5-Aug 15, 1200Z-1200Z, K2H, Speculator, NY. Hamilton County Radio Club. 14.230 7.230 7.031. Certificate & QSL. Peter Weaver, KC2GCH, State Rt 8, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108. www.hamcoarc.org
  • Braselton, Georgia Centennial 6 August 2016 Hoschton, GA 30548, USA Aug 6, 1300Z-2300Z, W4B, Hoschton, GA. TriCounty Amateur Radio Club. 14228-14235; 14070 7180-7185; 7.070. Certificate. TriCounty Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 37, Hoschton, GA 30548. tricountyarc.org
  • Motor Island Activation 6 August 2016 – 7 August 2016 North Tonawanda, NY 14120, USA Aug 6-Aug 7, 1100Z-0100Z, W2PE, North Tonawanda, NY. Radio Association of Western New York (RAWNY). 18.160 14.280 7.180. QSL. Aaron Heverin, 273 Homestead Dr, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. A team of 8 operators from RAWNY will activate the Motor Island Wildlife Management Area (Motor Island), located in the Niagara River in Erie County, NY. Given…
  • Colorado 14er Event 6 August 2016 – 8 August 2016 Colorado, USA Aug 6-Aug 8, 0600Z-0600Z, Various, Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado 14er Event Task Force. 147.42 147.45 14.060 14.345. QSL. QSL to, station , contacted. Radio amateurs operate from the summits of Colorado 14,000 foot mountains plus the >1700 Summits On The Air (SOTA) peaks. See ham14er.org for more information. No special certificate or QSL, just QSL…

Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF Changes on the Department of Defense TRS

Savannah – Over the last few days, I’ve noticed some changes in the talkgroups being used by Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF Fire Departments and EMS on the Department of Defense TRS (formerly the Fort Stewart/HAAF TRS). They seem to have moved off of the previous talkgroups to some new ones although the radio UIDs seem to be the same. I haven’t fully figured them out and I have some recordings to sort through that will hopefully help with that, but here is what I’ve heard so far:

TG 371 – Fort Stewart FD new?
-Fort Stewart Central clg Fort Stewart FD units for radio checks, no answers, then showed up on TG 1095

TG 373 – Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF EMS new?

TG 1095 – Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF FD new?
-Fort Stewart FD units being called for radio checks
-Fort Stewart Central wkg HAAF FD units for radio checks; central multicast on TG 219 (old HAAF FD), but all answers on TG 1095

Another Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway

Savannah – Another Sentry Savannah is underway after F-22As and T-38s from Tyndall AFB arrived at Savannah IAP over the weekend. There are 16 F-22As from the 43rd FS and 95th FS and 7 or 8 T-38s from the 2nd FTS. This morning, they operated off of the Georgia coast in the offshore warning areas with F-16s from the 55th FS at Shaw AFB using the same frequencies as used in previous Sentry Savannah exercises. So far I haven’t caught any supporting KC-135s operating out of Hunter AAF, but I saw what looked like a KC-135 on approach to Hunter AAF while I didn’t have a radio with me (I didn’t see anything on the Mode-S logs for it, though).

Frequencies
257.800/119.100 – Savannah IAP Tower
120.400/353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure

269.550/124.700 – Jax Center Columbia Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
317.550/134.375 – Jax Center Charleston Low
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

120.950/284.500 – Sealord North Primary
313.700 – Sealord North Secondary
133.950/267.500 – Sealord South Primary

235.900 – NORAD Discrete; Red Air Check In
288.400 – NORAD Discrete; Blue Air Check In

293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete

237.000 – CRTC; HORNET Ops and BEAGLE Ops
256.750 – 43rd FS air-to-air
288.900 – 43rd FS air-to-air
320.600 – 2nd FTS air-to-air

311.200 – 55th FS Ops
140.700 – 55th FS air-to-air
141.775 – 55th FS air-to-air

Callsigns
ATLAS (F-22A, 43rd FS)
HORNET (F-22A, 43rd FS)
WASP (F-22A, 43rd FS)
BONES (F-22A, 95th FS)

BEAGLE (T-38, 2nd FTS)
HOUND (T-38, 2nd FTS)

KARATE (F-16CM, 55th FS)

STEALTH (117th ACS)
DRAGON (RTO)

Windows 10 and the AirNav RadarBox

Yesterday I upgraded one of the two shack computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 (the other one will stay on Windows 7 because it works better with some of my older gear). After the upgrade, I found that I had two problems. First, the AirNav RadarBox Mode-S/ADS-B receiver didn’t work because of a driver issue. Second, the RadarBox software lost most of its settings and the alert list I had built up over time.

Some web research quickly turned up a solution to the driver problem; there are no Windows 10 drivers for the RadarBox, but there are Windows 8 drivers and you have to force Windows 10 into using them. There are instructions in the AirNav forums for the Windows 8 drivers and these instructions work just as well for Windows 10. After using the instructions below, the RadarBox connected and worked just as it had under Windows 7 with no problems.


1. From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).
2. Click ‘Change PC Settings’.
3. Scroll down, and click ‘update and recovery’
4. Click ‘recovery’
5. Click under advanced start up and restart now
6. Click ‘Troubleshoot’
7. Click ‘Startup Settings’
8. Click Restart
9. When Win8 restarts type the number next to \”Disable driver signature enforcement\”

For Windows 8 drivers please download:
http://www.airnavsystems.com/download/anrb/drivers/ANRB-Win8Drivers-v2.08.30.zip

Instructions:
1- Download the file above;
2- Unzip it to a folder on your computer;
3- Disconnect your RadarBox USB cable, wait a few seconds and connect it again;
4- When Windows prompts you to find the proper RadarBox driver browse the folder where you have extracted your drivers to;

If the above Windows prompt box does not appear:
1- Go to Windows Control Panel – Device Manager- USB Controllers – RadarBox – Driver –  Update Driver
2- Point at the relevant folder and install the drivers


Unfortunately, there didn’t seem to be a fix for the settings issue. I had to go through and re-do most of the settings with the exception of my “home” coordinates. I’ll also be in the process of rebuilding the alert list for a while it seems; lesson learned here – I’ll be periodically backing it up to a text file. Thankfully, the logs it had built up over the last few years are still there and the software is using them just fine.

Mode-S Log; June 2016

Mode-S hits from Military, Government, and Public Safety related aircraft as well as various other aircraft that catch my attention from attended monitoring of my RadarBox in Savannah, GA.

480C1A – G-IV, V-11, Royal Netherlands Air Force 334 Sqn (NAF11)
A0E032 – BE20, N1558, US Customs Service (OMAHA 10 on ATC)
A12FAA – 757, N76CA, National Air Cargo (NCR342 on box, NATIONAL CARGO 321 on ATC)
A1ECBD – N223GA, G-V, FBI (N223GA on box, JENA 624 on ATC)
A229F4 – Bell 206L-1, N239AE, Air Evac 96 Jesup (N239AE)
A2A071 – Bell 206L-3, N269AE, AirEvac 91 Vidalia (N269AE)
A30BC9 – Bell 206L-1, N296AE, AirEvac 95 Statesboro (N296AE)
A4CE15 – Bell 206L-4, N409AE, AirEvac 90 Waycross
A4DF43 – AS350, N41299, Air Methods
A57DD8 – G450, N453GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF47)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfsatream Aerospace (GLF25)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerosapce (GULFTEST 54 on ATC?)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF25)
A645AB – G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF18)
A645AB – G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF40)
A645AB – G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF58)
A645AB – G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF89)
A645AB – G500, N503G, Gulstream Aerospace (GLF15)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerosapce (GLF76)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF11)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF52)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF58)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF67)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF76)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF83)
A6B979 – G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 58 on ATC)
A6B979 – G-V, N532SP. Gulfstream Leasing (GLF40)
A6D598 – Bell 206L-1, N54AE, AirEvac 86 Cordele (N54AE)
A6E3AB – G550, N543GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF50)
A70096 – G550, N550MZ, Redbird Services (GLF88)
A7BC18 – G-V, N598KZ, Bank of Utah Trustee (GULFTEST 50 on ATC)
A7F6C6 – G650, N612GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF49)
A7FE34 – G650, N614GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF65)
A7FE34 – G650, N614GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 14 on ATC)
A801E8 – G650, N615GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF18)
A801EB – G650, N615GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF65)
A88D66 – G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Leasing (GLF30)
A8FDBE – G650, N679GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF27)
A92186 – G650, N688GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF11)
A92186 – G650, N688GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF49)
A9285C – BE30, N69, FAA (FLIGHT CHECK 69 on ATC)
A932BB – G650, N692GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 66 on ATC)
A96FB1 – 707, N707MQ, Omega Air
A9A74E – DHC-8, N721AL, FBI
AA1846 – U-21A, N75G, Dynamic Aviation Group
AB214D – 737, N816SY, Sun Country Airlines (SCX8911)
AB28BB – 737, N818SY, Sun Country Airlines (SCX8900)
ABF3FC – CL-600, N87, FAA (FLC87)
AC9B8D – BK-117, N911MZ, Air Methods (LIFESTAR 1 on ATC)
AD0C5F – RU-21H, N94S, Dynamic Aviation Group
ADE984 – G-V, N996GA, FBI (JENA 622 on ATC)
ADFDEB – C-130H3, 94-6706, 165 AW (DAWG55)
ADFDEC – C-130H3, 94-6707, 165 AW (DAWG45)
ADFDF8 – VC-25, 82-8000, 89 AW (AIR FORCE 1 on ATC)
ADFE4D – C-12V, 94-00321, 6-52 AVN (PAT751 on box, PAT 000 on ATC)
ADFE79 – C-130H-3, 92-1454, 145 AW (EPIC20)
ADFE97 – C-12V, 95-00098, 2-228 AVN (PAT302)
ADFE9A – C-12V, 95-00101, 2-228 AVN (PAT091 on box, PAT 127 on ATC?)
ADFEA1 – C-130H3, 94-7321, 165 AW (DAWG 21 on ATC)
ADFEA1 – C-130H3, 94-7321, 165 AW (DAWG 55 on ATC)
ADFEA1 – C-130H3, 94-7321, 165 AW (DAWG55 on box, DAWG 02 on ATC)
ADFEBD – UC-35A, 96-0107, C/2-228 AVN
ADFEDE – C-12F, 86-0088, FL ARNG (PAT200 on box, PAT 496 on ATC)
ADFEF2 – C-9B, 161530, VMR-1 (LOBO 01)
ADFF10 – KC-135R, 63-7995, 22 ARW (KANZA92)
AE010E – C-37A, 97-0401, 89 AW (AIR FORCE 2 on ATC)
AE01A1 – C-21A, 86-0374, 140th Wing
AE01DE – KC-10A, 79-1949, 305 AMW (ADVCE72)
AE0268 – KC-135R, 59-1523, 171 ARW (STEEL64)
AE02C6 – C-130H, 89-9102, 165 AW (DAWG10 on box, DAWG 11 on ATC)
AE02D9 – C-130H, 89-1181, 165 AW (1 of DAWG 10 flight?)
AE02D9 – C-130H, 89-1181, 165 AW (DAWG81)
AE0366 – KC-135R, 62-3575, 6 AMW (BOLT63)
AE0366 – KC-315R, 62-3575, 6 AMW (BOLT65)
AE0367 – KC-135R, 63-8011, 6 AMW
AE0367 – KC-135R, 63-8011, 6 AMW (BOLT66)
AE037A – KC-135R, 63-7993, 121 ARW (EDDIE 62 on ATC?)
AE0457 – KC-135R, 59-1501, 6 AMW (BOLT61)
AE0474 – KC-135R, 57-2599, 916 ARW (LUCKY32)
AE0486 – KC-135R, 62-3542, 916 ARW (LUCKY22)
AE04A6 – KC-135R, 63-8033, 6 AMW (BOLT43)
AE04A6 – KC-135R, 63-8033, 6 AMW (BOLT64)
AE04A6 – KC-135R, 63-8033, 6 AMW (BOLT66)
AE04C4 – KC-135R, 59-1475, 931 ARW (KANZA 95 on ATC)
AE04C6 – KC-135R, 59-1480, 6 AMW (BOLT62)
AE04C6 – KC-135R, 59-1480, 6 AMW (BOLT64)
AE04F7 – KC-135R, 59-1501, 6 AMW (BOLT63)
AE055E – C-5M, 85-0001, 436 AW (RCH289T)
AE05AC – KC-135R, 63-8029, 108 ARW (WALDO51)
AE05D9 – C-130H, 85-0039, 908 AW (HANK39)
AE0601 – C-130H, 80-0322, 103 AW (YANKEE 41 on ATC)
AE0624 – C-130H, 89-1055, 911 AW (PITT55)
AE062C – KC-135R, 63-8874, 6 AMW (BOLT67)
AE0658 – KC-153T, 59-1462, 6 AMW (SKIT08)
AE068D – KC-135R, 62-3517, 6 AMW (BOLT61)
AE068D – KC-135R, 62-3517, 6 AMW (PIRAT33)
AE0690 – KC-135R, 62-3538, 6 AMW (BOLT65)
AE06E4 – UC-12M, 163836, MCAS Beaufort (FOX 836 on ATC)
AE07EF – C-17A, 96-0005, 105 AW (POLO80)
AE087E – C-37A, 01-0028, 6 AMW
AE08E3 – C-17A, 00-0183, 62 AW (RCH325)
AE08FD – C-12U, 84-24380, A/2-228 AVN (00000000 on box, PAT 208 on ATC)
AE08FD – C-12U, 84-24380, A/2-228 AVN (PAT382 on box, PAT 052 on ATC)
AE10C1 – C-37A, 01, CGAS Washington (C101)
AE10E7 – HC-130J, 2001, CGAS Elizabeth City (C2001)
AE115E – C-37A, 01-0030, 6 AMW
AE11EF – E-3C, 82-0006, 964 ACCS (SENTRY51H)
AE11F8 – C-40B, 02-0042, 86 AW (SAM745)
AE12DA – P-3C, 163293?, VP-30 (VVLL49)
AE143A – UC-35D, 166715, VMR-1 (LOBO715)
AE1470 – C-17A, 07-7178, 436 AW (RCH274T)
AE1E72 – T-6B, 166020, VT-2 (BLACKBIRD 020 on ATC)
AE1E72 – T-6B, 166020, VT-2 (NAVY 2E 020 on ATC)
AE1ECC – T-6B, 166071, VT-6 (SHOOTER 071 on ATC)
AE20C6 – C-17A, 07-7185, 437/315 AW (RCH291T)
AE20C6 – C-17A, 07-7185, 437/315 AW (RCH356)
AE20C9 – C-17A, 07-7188, 437/315 AW (VOLT16)
AE2230 – P-8A, 167955, VX-1 (PIONR9)
AE223C – HC-144A, 2305, USCG
AE2664 – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah (C6516)
AE266A – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah
AE266A – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah (C6516)
AE2688 – MH-65D, 6550, CGAS Savannah (C6562 on box, 6550 on ATC)
AE2688 – MH-65D, 6550, CGAS Savannah (C6562)
AE268D – MH-65D, 6555, CGAS Savannah (C6555)
AE2694 – MH-65D, 6562, CGAS Savannah (C6562)
AE29DA – C-130J, 07-3170, 317 AG (HAVOC99)
AE2FA3 – C-17A, 08-8191, 437/315 AW (EAGLE63)
AE49C2 – C-17A, 09-9206, 437/315 AW (RCH293T)
AE4AE6 – C-32A, 09-0015, 89 AW
AE4AF5 – C-130J, 08-5675, 317 AG (RCHA612)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 11 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 47 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 66 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-0739, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 22 on ATC)
AE4D67 – C-17A, 10-0214, 437/315 AW (BRONZ18)
AE4EB2 – P-8A, 168428, VP-16 (TALON83)
AE4EB3 – P-8A, 168429, VP-16 (00000000 on box, TALON 23 on ATC)
AE4EB3 – P-8A, 168429, VP-16 (00000000)
AE4EB4 – P-8A, 168430, VP-16 (TALON83)
AE4EB7 – P-8A, 168433, VP-10 (LANCR24)
AE4EB8 – P-8A, 168434, VP-45 (PELCN06)
AE4EB8 – P-8A, 168434, VP-45 (PELCN32)
AE4EBE – P-8A, 168440, VP-30
AE4EBE – P-8A, 168440, VP-30 (VVLL862)
AE4EC1 – P-8A, 168756, VP-30 (VVLL804)
AE4EC1 – P-8A, 168756, VP-30 (VVLL892)
AE4F15 – C-17A, 10-0221, 437/315 AW (RCH292T)
AE509F – MH-65D, 6544, CGAS Savannah
AE509F – MH-65D, 6544, CGAS Savannah (C6544)
AE57B4 – P-8A, 168848, VP-16 (00000000)
AE57B4 – P-8A, 168848, VP-26 (00000000 on box, TRIDENT 24 on ATC)
AE57BD – P-8A, 166857, VP-26 (VVLK71)
AE57BE – P-8A, 168858, VP-45 (PELCN06)
AE57C3 – P-8A, 168998, VP-26 (TRDNT26)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 11 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 31 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224 MI Bn (SHADY 45 on ATC)
AF7A7D – G650, N613GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF27)
BA10ED – High Altitude Balloon, Google Loon (HBAL399) (up to FL 61,500)
C2B52B – CC-130J, 130601, 8 Wing RCAF (CFC2552)

Military Monitoring Recap; June 2016

It’s halfway through July already, but I’ve finally had the chance to post the military monitoring recap from June. June’s highlights were a visit by the 334th FS from Seymour-Johnson AFB to Savannah IAP and a visit by some ATAC adversaries (Kfirs and Hunters according to this article) to MCAS Beaufort to work with VMFAT-501 F-35Bs.

Hunter AAF
124.975 – Tower
279.575 – Tower
121.800 – Ground
291.675 – Ground
126.200 – Base Ops
285.425 – Base Ops
309.000 – PMSV
37.975 – 2-3 AVN “KNIGHTHAWK Ops”
34.125 – 3-17 Cav “LIGHTHORSE Ops”
345.000 – USCG AirSta Savannah Ops
150.300 – CG 113, USCG AirSta Savannah Ops (P25)

ARMY/BLACKHAWK 26540 (UH-60L, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 26830 (UH-60L, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20609 (HH-60M, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20615 (HH-60M, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20616 (HH-60M, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/APACHE 95594 (AH-64D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20539 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20585 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20586 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20589 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20591 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20592 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20647 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20649 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20653 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20679 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20680 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20683 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 03746 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03750 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03755 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03761 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
SHADY 11 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224 MI Bn)
SHADY 11 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn)
SUNNY 22 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn)
SHADY 31 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224 MI Bn)
SHADY 45 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224 MI Bn)
SHADY 47 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn)
SHADY 66 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224 MI Bn)
TESTHAWK 22 (H-60, RASM-East)
COAST GUARD 6516 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6544 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6550 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6555 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6562 (MH-65D, Savannah)
ARMY 07461 (CH-47F, 16-7461 for delivery to Turkey)
ARMY 07463 (CH-47F, 16-7463 for delivery to Turkey)

Savannah IAP/CRTC
119.100 – Tower
257.800 – Tower
121.900 – Ground
348.600 – Ground
120.400 – Approach/Departure
353.775 – Approach/Departure
125.300 – Approach/Departure
371.875 – Approach/Departure
118.400 – Approach/Departure
307.225 – Approach/Departure
225.750 – 165th AW CP “ANIMAL CONTROL”
225.050 – 165th AW
173.5625 – 165th AW MOC (NAC 302)
237.000 – CRTC Ops (used by 334th FS EAGLE Ops)
293.300 – CRTC air-to-air (used by 334th FS)
328.500 – CRTC air-to-air (used by 334th FS)
358.150 – CRTC air-to-air (used by 334th FS)
363.900 – CRTC air-to-air (used by 334th FS)
379.800 – CRTC air-to-air (used by 334th FS)
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream Aerospace
300.925 – 334th FS a2a
300.225 – 334th FS a2a
301.325 – 334th FS a2a

DAWG 02 (C-130H3, 94-7321, 165 AW)
DAWG 10 flight (C-130H, 165th AW)
DAWG 11 (C-130H, 89-9102, 165 AW)
DAWG 21 (C-130H3, 94-7321, 165 AW)
DAWG 45 (C-130H3, 94-6707, 165 AW)
DAWG 55 (C-130H3, 94-6706, 165 AW)
DAWG 55 (C-130H3, 94-7321, 165th AW)
DAWG 75 (C-130H, 165 AW)
DAWG 81 (C-130H, 89-1181, 165 AW)
EAGLE 0# (MD-500, Chatham Co)
GULFTEST 11 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 11 (G650, N688GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 14 (G650, N614GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 15 (G500, N503G, Gulstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 18 (G650, N615GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 18 (G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 22 (G650, N627GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 27 (G650, N613GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 27 (G650, N679GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 25 (G500, N502GS, Gulfsatream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 30 (G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Leasing)
GULFTEST 34 (Gulfstream Test)
GUFLTEST 40 (G-V, N532SP. Gulfstream Leasing)
GULFTEST 40 (G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 45 (Gulfstream Test)
GUFLTEST 47 (G450, N453GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 49 (G650, N612GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 49 (G650, N688GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 50 (G-V, N598KZ, Bank of Utah Trustee)
GULFTEST 50 (G550, N543GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 52 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 54 (G500?, N502GS?, Gulfstream Aerosapce?)
GULFTEST 58 (G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 58 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 65 (G650, N614GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 65 (G650, N615GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 66 (G650, N692GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 67 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 69 (Gulfstream Test)
GULFTEST 76 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerosapce)
GULFTEST 83 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 88 (G550, N550MZ, Redbird Services)
GULFTEST 89 (G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
BARLEY ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
BRAD ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
EAGLE ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
FADE ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
HULKY ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
INVADE ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
JACKYL ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
RESIST ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
SINNER ## (F-15E, 334th FS)
SOCK ## (F-15E, 334th FS)

Fort Stewart/Wright AAF
127.350 – Marne Radio
279.625 – Marne Radio
126.250 – Wright AAF Tower
269.275 – Wright AAF Tower

MCAS Beaufort
328.425 – Approach/Departure
123.700 – Approach/Departure
292.125 – Approach/Departure
125.125 – Approach/Departure
281.800 – Base Ops
264.500 – PMSV
361.800 – VMFA-115 Base
339.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 1
225.675 – VMFA-115 Tac 2
274.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 3
305.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
250.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
313.800 – VMFA-251 Base
290.000 – VMFA-251 Tac 1
327.475 – VMFA-251 Tac 2
228.200 – VMFA-312 Base
301.950 – VMFA-312 Tac 1
299.275 – VMFAT-501 Base
315.300 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1
319.500 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2
136.775 – ATAC air-to-air
136.875 – ATAC air-to-air

BLADE 2# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-115)
BENGAL 4# (F/A-18D, VMFA-224)
TBOLT 5# (F/A-18C, VMFA-251)
CHECK 6# (F/A-18C, VMFA-312)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
FOX 836 (UC-12M, 163836, MCAS Beaufort)
ATAC ## (ATAC); 136.875 a2a

Hilton Head Airport
118.975 – Tower

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
123.000 – CTAF

Malcolm McKinnon Airport/Jekyll Island Airport
123.050 – CTAF

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS/Cecil Field
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
371.350 – CPRW-11 Base
271.400 – VP-26 Base

NAVY HK 03 (MH-60R, HSL-40)
NAVY HQ 463 flight (MH-60R, HSM-46)
TALON 23 (P-8A, 168429, VP-16)
TALON 81 (P-8A, VP-16)
TALON 83 (P-8A, 168428, VP-16)
TALON 83 (P-8A, 168430, VP-16)
NAVY LK 71 (P-8A, 166857, VP-26)
TRIDENT 00 (P-8A, VP-26)
TRIDENT 24 (P-8A, 168848, VP-26)
NAVY LL 49 (P-3C, 163293?, VP-30)
NAVY LL 804 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LL 812 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LL 862 (P-8A, 168440, VP-30)
NAVY LL 892 (P-8A, 168756, VP-30)
PELICAN 06 (P-8A, 168434, VP-45)
PELICAN 06 (P-8A, 168858, VP-45)
PELICAN 32 (P-8A, 168434, VP-45)

Charleston AFB
126.200 – Charleston AFB Tower
120.700 – Charleston App/Dep
135.800 – Charleston App/Dep
306.925 – Charleston App/Dep
379.925 – Charleston App/Dep
134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”

BRONZ 18 (C-17A, 10-0214, 437th/315th AW)
EAGLE 63 (C-17A, 08-8191, 437th/315th AW)
VOLT 16 (C-17A, 07-7188, 437/315 AW)

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
311.200 – 55th FS “SHOOTER Ops”
140.700 – 55th FS air-to-air
141.675 – 55th FS air-to-air
141.900 – 55th FS air-to-air
142.400 – 55th FS air-to-air
273.700 – 77th FS “GAMBLER Ops”
320.525 – 79th FS “TIGER Ops”
141.150 – 79th FS air-to-air
141.700 – 79th FS air-to-air

COBRA ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
DICE ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
SHOOTER ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
DEALER ## (F-16CM, 77th FS
FLUSH ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
GAMBLER ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
LUCKY ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
PINION ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
CLAW ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
GUNDOG ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
POUNCE ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
PROWL ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
SLASH ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
SPIDER ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)

McEntire ANGB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
298.300 – 169th FW “SWAMP FOX Ops”
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15

MACE ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)
VIPER ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)

Moody AFB
140.200 – 23rd FG air-to-air
143.150 – 23rd FG air-to-air

BEAST ## (A-10C, 23rd FG)
BUDDY ## (A-10C, 23rd FG)

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
226.975 – Coastal MOA/Townsend Range
252.900 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
269.350 – Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA
354.300 – BEEFEATER ECM Range

SEALORD (USN FACSFAC Jax)
120.950 – North Primary
133.950 – South Primary
284.500 – North Primary
267.500 – South Primary
313.700 – North Secondary
349.800 – W-137 Discrete
376.900 – W-137 Discrete
318.600 – SEALORD Discrete

DOUBLESHOT (W-161/177)
127.725 – Primary
258.400 – Discrete
279.725 – Discrete

Miscellaneous
324.600 – AR-207

AIR FORCE 1 (VC-25, 82-8000, 89th AW)
AIR FORCE 2 (C-37A, 97-0401, 89th AW)
AMBUSH 51 (F/A-18, VFC-12)
BLACKBIRD 020 (T-6B, 166020, VT-2)
BOLT 43 (KC-135R, 63-8033, 6 AMW)
BOLT 61 (KC-135R, 62-3517, 6th AMW)
BOLT 62 (KC-135R, 59-1480, 6th AMW)
BOLT 63 (KC-135R, 59-1501, 6th AMW)
BOLT 64 (KC-135R, 63-8033, 6th AMW)
BOLT 65 (KC-315R, 62-3575, 6th AMW)
BOLT 66 (KC-135R, 63-8011, 6th AMW)
BOLT 67 (KC-135R, 63-8874, 6th AMW)
COAST GUARD 101 (C-37A, 01, CGAS Washington)
COAST GUARD 2305 (HC-144A, 2305, USCG)
EDDIE 62 (KC-135R, 63-7993, 121st ARW)
EMPIRE ## (F/A-18, VFA-106)
FLIGHT CHECK 69 (BE30, N69, FAA)
FLIGHT CHECK 87 (CL-600, N87, FAA)
GREYHAWK 70 (E-2, VAW-120)
JENA 622 (G-V, N996GA, FBI)
JENA 624 (N223GA, G-V, FBI)
LOBO 01 (C-9B, 161530, VMR-1)
LUCKY 32 (KC-135R, 57-2599, 916th ARW)
NAVY 2E 020 (T-6B, 166020, VT-2)
NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE 11 (G-IV, V-11, Royal Netherlands Air Force 334 Sqn)
OMAHA 10 (BE20, N1558, US Customs Service)
PAT 000 (C-12V, 94-00321, 6-52 AVN)
PAT 052 (C-12U, 84-24380, A/2-228 AVN
PITT 55 (C-130H, 89-1055, 911st AW)
POLO 80 (C-17A, 96-0005, 105th AW)
PRIDE ## (F/A-18C, VFA-16)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-5675, 317th AG)
REACH 289T (C-5M, 85-0001, 436th AW)
REACH 325 (C-17A, 00-0183, 62nd AW)
ROMAN ## (F/A-18, VFA-106)
SENTRY 30/CHALICE (E-3, 963rd ACCS)
SENTRY 51/DARKSTAR (E-3C, 82-0006, 965th ACCS)
SENTRY 60/DRAGNET (E-3, 966th ACCS)
SHOOTER 071 (T-6B, 166071, VT-6)
SKIT 08 (KC-153T, 59-1462, 6th AMW)
STEEL 64 (KC-135R, 59-1523, 171 ARW)
WALDO 51 (KC-135R, 63-8029, 108th ARW)
YANKEE 41 (C-130H, 80-0322, 103rd AW)
N94S (RU-21H, Dynamic Aviation Group)
LIFESTAR 1 (BK-117, N911MZ, Air Methods)
N54AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 86 Cordele)
N205AM (AS-350, Air Methods)
N239AE (Bell 206L-1, Air Evac EMS)
N269AE (Bell 206L-3, AirEvac 91 Vidalia)
N296AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 95 Statesboro)
N409AE (Bell 206L-4, AirEvac 90 Waycross)
N41299 (AS350, Air Methods)

ARTCC
256.900/133.700 – Jax Center Baxley Low
269.550/124.700 – Jax Center Columbia Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
282.300/135.975 – Jax Center Alma High
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
290.350/132.425 – Jax Center Hunter Ultra High
290.400/132.300 – Jax Center Waycross Low
307.250/126.350 – Jax Center St. Augustine High
319.200/127.875 – Jax Center Aiken High
351.700/124.075 – Jax Center Summerville High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Millen Low
379.100/127.950 – Jax Center Charleston Low
135.050 – Jax Center Meta Low/High

273.600/123.950 – Atlanta Center Macon Low
290.375/125.825 – Atlanta Center Macon Ultra High
307.050/126.425 – Atlanta Center Dublin High
322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low

255.400/123.650 – FSS

USCG
156.8000 – Marine VHF Ch. 16
157.0500 – Marine VHF Ch. 21; Sector Charleston/Station Tybee
157.1000 – Marine VHF Ch. 22
162.3250 – USCG Net 111 (NAC 293); Sector Jacksonville
163.1375 – USCG Net 113 (NAC 293); Station Tybee
164.9000 – USCG Net 118 (NAC 293); Station Brunswick
412.9750 – USCG Net 409 (NAC 293); Sector Jacksonville
413.0000 – USCG Net 410 (NAC 293); Sector Charleston

Field Day 2016 – Operating the Mobile Station in Brunswick

Brunswick – As usual, I worked Field Day weekend, but I set aside some time on Sunday morning after work to fire up the mobile station and get in a few 1C contacts. As I’ve been doing lately, I augmented the FT-857D, Z11 Pro II, and HVT-400B with a tablet with Ham Log for logging and the setup worked quite well. I made 15 contacts on 40 Meters and 20 Meters with a roughly even split between the two, 7 on 40 Meters and 8 on 20 Meters. I’d seen reports of bad band conditions on Saturday on Twitter, so I was worried about Sunday morning but it turned out band conditions on Sunday were fairly decent. The contacts mostly from the 1 and 8 call areas, with a few 2s, 3s, and 5s. They were from eleven different states: AR, CT, MA, ME, MI, NH, OH, PA, RI, NY, and RI. I was hoping to hear some of the local and southeast clubs and put them in the log but no such luck – 40 Meters didn’t seem to be short enough for that at the time. One of these days I will get WA4USN at the USS Yorktown in the log, I never seem to be able to catch them during Museum Ships weekend or Field Day weekend!

The mobile station in use for Field Day; for logging I used the Ham Log app on my Android tablet.

The mobile station in use for Field Day; for logging I used the Ham Log app on my Android tablet (yeah – I know the 40M show USB, I went back in and corrected them!).

It isn’t Field Day without a storm and this year I wasn’t disappointed… right after I shut down, a good-sized thunderstorm passed through the Brunswick area. Even if I hadn’t already made the decision to hang the mic up for the morning I would have been forced to anyway.

I was disappointed, however, in what I heard from the Net Control Station of the 0800 local South CARS net on 7.251. He opened the net with some statements about the net and Field Day which, while they may certainly have had foundation, could have been delivered far better. He decided to stress that the net was not a Field Day net and would not be giving out Field Day exchanges, but he did it in a bellicose and degrading fashion. Now I’m sure that the South CARS net probably has that issue every year, but the NCS should handle it with tact. For a net that whenever I’ve checked into it seems to pride itself on its friendliness, I doubt that it was way that want to be represented. Additionally, Field Day is a day when there are going to be new operators and visitors listening in. If a new operator or visitor thinking about getting licensed heard that rant, they’d probably think twice about our hobby. Nets, Field Day ops, and contesters can all coexist with a little bit of cooperation and courteousness.

Altogether, I thoroughly enjoyed my morning on the radio. Whether I have the opportunity to work from a club Field Day operation or my mobile station, I never hear a lot of C-class (mobile) stations on the air for Field Day so I always enjoy giving out a few 1C contacts.

334th Fighter Squadron at the Savannah CRTC – Update 1

Savannah – The 334th FS is indeed working out of the Savannah CRTC this week; today they flew early afternoon and evening sorties into Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA. They’ve switched from squadron air-to-air frequencies to the air-to-air frequencies usually used by units visiting the CRTC.  Below are callsigns used today:

BRAD (F-15E, 334th FS)
EAGLE (F-15E, 334th FS)
HULKY (F-15E, 334th FS)
INVADE (F-15E, 334th FS)
RESIST (F-15E, 334th FS)
SINNER (F-15E, 334th FS)

257.800 – Savannah IAP Tower
353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
282.200 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
277.400 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
363.200 – Jax Center Savannah/Allendale Low

237.000 – CRTC Ops; 334th FS “EAGLE Ops”
293.300 – CRTC; 334th FS air-to-air
328.500 – CRTC; 334th FS air-to-air
358.150 – CRTC; 334th FS air-to-air
363.900 – CRTC; 334th FS air-to-air
379.800 – CRTC; 334th FS air-to-air

228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
226.975 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA

Two flights did go out to the off shore operating areas this afternoon, but I wasn’t able to listen to them after they checked in with SEALORD on 284.500 so I’m not sure which frequencies they pushed to afterwards.

I don’t know if I’ll get another update in before they leave or not because I’ll likely be missing their activity over the next few days.

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