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Upcoming Ham Radio Events

  • 67th Anniversary of Livonia, Michigan 10 May 2017 – 30 May 2017 Livonia, MI, USA May 10-May 30, 0000Z-2359Z, K8UNS, Livonia, MI. Livonia Amateur Radio Club. 14.000 7.000. QSL. Livonia Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151. LARC members may operate all bands and modes from their own station using the club call sign K8UNS to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Livonia,…
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  • 75th Annual YAARAB Shrine Circus 20 May 2017 – 28 May 2017 Atlanta, GA, USA May 20-May 29, 1000Z-2200Z, W4FEZ, Atlanta, Ga. YAARAB Communication Unit. 28.475 14.275 7.275 3.875. QSL. YAARAB Communication Unit, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Shriners spreading the word worldwide about our 22 hospitals for children. Building a better tomorrow for children today. If you would like one of our special event QSL…
  • Indianapolis 500 Special Event 22 May 2017 – 28 May 2017 Indianapolis, IN, USA May 22-May 29, 0400Z-0400Z, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 18.140 14.245 7.245 3.840. Certificate & QSL. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. Full information on how to get the QSL and Certificate at https://www.qrz.com/db/w9ims
  • Ham Nation 300 24 May 2017 – 1 June 2017 Petaluma, CA, USA May 24-Jun 1, 0300Z-0500Z, W0H, Petaluma, CA. Ham Nation Post Show Net Controllers. 14.268 7.192. Certificate & QSL. Dale L Puckett, 23440 W US Highway 54, Goddard, KS 67052. May 24, 0300Z - June 1, 0500Z. Ham Nation 300 commemorates the 300th broadcast of the TWIT.TV podcast Ham Nation. Stations W0H, K0H, W1H, W2H, W4H,…
  • City of Le Havre 500th Anniversary 25 May 2017 – 31 May 2017 Le Havre, France May 25-May 31, 0000Z-2359Z, TM500LH, Le Harve, FRANCE. Le Havre Wireless Society. All bands, all modes. Certificate. F6KOH, 25 Rue des Iris, Le Harve 76610 , FRANCE. Events also being held in July, August and October www.qrz.com/db/tm500lh
  • Memorial Day Remembrance Event 25 May 2017 – 31 May 2017 Cleburne, TX, USA May 25-May 31, 0000Z-2359Z, KC5NX, Cleburne, TX. Menasco Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 14.050 7.240 7.050. QSL. Club KC5NX, 9200 Summit Court West, Cleburne, TX 76031. Club KC5NX is back on the air again for our Memorial Day Remembrance Event... Remembering those who gave their life in the service of the United States Military www.qrz.com/db/kc5nx
  • Perrin Air Force Base Museum Special Event 26 May 2017 – 28 May 2017 Sherman, TX, USA May 19-May 28, 0000Z-2359Z, W5I, Sherman, TX. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.070 7.200 7.070. QSL. Grayson County ARC, P.O. Box 642, Sherman, TX 75091. Grayson County ARC hosts the Perrin Air Force Base Museum Special Event which celebrates the Perrin Air Force Base Museum and Armed Forces Day and commemorates Perrin Air Force…
  • 150th Kings County Memorial Day Parade 27 May 2017 – 29 May 2017 Brooklyn, NY, USA May 27-May 29, 0000Z-2359Z, K2P, Brooklyn, NY. Kings County Parade Committee. 28.405 18.135 14.255 7.195. QSL. James Gallo, 149 Marine Ave, KB2FMH, Brooklyn, NY 11209. 150th Annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade, the oldest Memorial Day Parade in the country. kcmdp2017@gmail.com
  • The 4th Annual Mercer County WV Fly-in / Car Show 27 May 2017 Bluefield, WV 24701, USA May 27, 1430Z-2100Z, W8MOP, Bluefield, WV. Easter River Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 18.130 7.225 3.820. QSL. East River Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 1362, Bluefield, WV 24701. Basically look for us on the General portion of the bands listed above. We will slide one way or another if we hear any net near us. There…

West Mims Fire Frequencies; 12 May 2017

Folkston, GA – Yesterday I drove down to Folkston to monitor the West Mims Fire that’s been burning in the Okefenokee NWR (and just outside of it) since 6 April 2017. Using the Uniden BCD436HP handheld scanner and the Uniden HP2 as a mobile scanner, I was able to hear some of the activity on the south and east sides of the fire.

The West Mims Fire has to date burned over 148,000 acres in and around the Okefenokee Swamp and it continues to threaten communities in south Georgia and north Florida. The map below will give you an idea of just how large it is. The fire is currently only 16% contained; full containment isn’t expected until November because of the weather conditions. 804 personnel are assigned to the fire from multiple local, state, and federal agencies. While I was in the area, I saw vehicles from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forestry Service, Georgia Forestry Commission, and the Georgia Dept. of Corrections Fire Services. Aviation assets are some of the easiest things to hear on this fire; eight fixed wing aircraft and ten helicopters are currently assigned.

The majority of the activity that I heard was from the south and east sides of the fire. The fire is split up into Divisions for command and control purposes and the divisions that I could hear were referred to as A and Z. Command and coordination for these Divisions were being handled on the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) District 12 Repeater system; other traffic was heard on a GFC tactical frequency. Helicopters and a fixed wing spotter/control aircraft were up while I was there and they were using 3 Federal Frequencies and an Aviation band frequency to control drops and make spotting reports.

  • 159.465 (DCS 054) – Georgia Forestry District 12 Repeater System
  • 159.390 – Georgia Forestry Tac
  • 169.200 – Air-to-Ground Request
  • 166.675 – Air-to-Ground
  • 169.150 – Air-to-Ground
  • 120.850 (AM) – Helicopter Air-to-Air
  • 167.125 (PL 156.7) – Okefenokee NWR Repeater

As I mentioned above, the air resources are some of the easiest traffic to hear. A lot of the tactical fire fighting traffic is on simplex frequencies, so unless you’re close you’re not going to hear much. The aircraft, especially the spotter/control aircraft, are easier to hear because they’re overhead the fire. Here’s the way they seemed to be working yesterday:  AIR ATTACK was the spotter/control aircraft; they were passing along reports of what they saw and suggesting and processing requests for water drops on 169.200. Water Drops were coordinated with the helicopters assigned to them on 120.850. Coordination with ground contacts to do the drops was done on 166.675 and 169.150.

I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to run down to the Folkston area to monitor the fire and search for new frequencies, but as I do I’ll post updates. As before; if you have any additions or corrections, please let me know.

I’d ask you to please consider donating supplies to the crews working the West Mims Fire; it’s a good way to give back to those keeping us safe. Many of the firefighters and crews are away from home fighting the fire here in Georgia and Florida, so it would be of great help to them. Many communities in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida are holding drives to collect supplies, keep an ear on your local news for information on where you can donate. Items that you can donate are:

  • Bottled water
  • Gatorade/powdered drink mixes
  • Coolers and Ice
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Snacks
  • Bandanas
  • Paper Towels/Wipes
  • Toiletries

There are multiple ways to keep up with the West Mims fire in addition to news reports. Inciweb, RSS, Twitter, and Facebook are all being used to keep the public informed by government agencies and news services:

  1. Inicweb
  2. RSS
  3. Twitter
  4. Facebook

New Royal Australian Air Force P-8A on the East Coast

Savannah – On Monday morning, I got an interesting catch on both Air Traffic Control frequencies and Mode-S/ADS-B. First, I heard AUSSY 181 on 349.400 calling Palmetto Ops at Charleston AFB followed by them showing up on 124.675 and 132.925 with Jacksonville ARTCC.  The accent from the radio operator on 349.400 and the pilot on VHF left no doubt that it was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft, but I wasn’t sure what type. RAAF MH-60s have been in the area in the past as crews trained at NAS Jacksonville, but this definitely wasn’t a helicopter. Australian accents aren’t out of the ordinary because of personnel also training at NAS Jacksonville with VP-30, but it didn’t strike me that it might be an RAAF P-8A, my first impression was that it might be an RAAF C-17 since it was calling Palmetto Ops. My question was answered when Mode-S Code 7CF9CD popped up the RadarBox.

7CF9CD – P-8A, A47-003, Royal Australian Air Force (ASY181), AUSSY 181 on VHF ATC and with Charleston AFB on 349.400

7CF9CD is the third RAAF P-8A, serial A47-003, to be delivered. I would guess that it’s on the east coast perhaps working out of NAS Jacksonville for training; if it was going home to Australia, I would think it would have gone across the Pacific from the West Coast. They arranged for parking with Palmetto Ops at Charleston AFB prior to arrival, but nothing was said about how long they would be there nor was there a fuel request or crew transport so there was no indication of how long they’ll be at Charleston (there is some audio from 349.400 below the ADS-B track above). If you interested in Military Aviation or are a spotter, it would definitely be worth keeping an ear an eye to the sky to see if it operates in the area for awhile.

It actually turned out to be a pretty good day for catching P-8A activity. Throughout the morning and early afternoon, I caught a number of VP-5, VP-10, and VP-45 flights along with VP-30 training flights. Several of them departed NAS Jacksonville, went out to offshore Warning Areas with SEALORD on 120.950, then went up to Robins AFB (presumably for pattern work) passing Savannah on the way (using 124.675, 132.925, and 126.125 with Jacksonville ARTCC). On the way back, one of them presented me with a photo opportunity.

ADS-B Plot of PELICAN 13 (P-8A, 168761, VP-45) in the pattern at Hunter AAF on 124.975

PELICAN 13 (P-8A, 168761, VP-45) on approach to Hunter AAF on 124.975

PELICAN 13 (P-8A, 168761, VP-45) came back by Savannah on it’s way back to NAS Jacksonville and did a few approaches at Hunter AAF on 124.975 with Hunter Tower. They were using Runway 28 at Hunter today, so on approach PELICAN 13 passed near my neighborhood. I went outside with the Canon and took a few photos as it went by on its first approach, including the one above.

Military Monitoring Recap; April 2017

April did not turn out to be a good month for monitoring, so the notes are slim. It seems that VMFA(AW)-224 may have changed their Tac 1 frequency, but I haven’t been able to confirm that yet. In other MCAS Beaufort news, ATAC brought some of the F. 58 Hawker Hunters to train with VMFAT-501. It was also a decent month for catching executive aircraft; I didn’t catch AIR FORCE 1 in April, but I did catch AIR FORCE 2 (C-32A, 99-0004, 89th AW) before Vice President Pence made his overseas trip, COAST GUARD 101 (C-37A, 01, CGAS Washington), and I caught a Chilean Air Force Gulfstream, FAC 911 (G-IV, 911, Grupo 10 Chilean Air Force), transiting up the Atlantic coast.

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
345.000 – USCG AirSta Savannah Ops
150.300 – CG 113, USCG AirSta Savannah Ops (P25)
157.175 – Marine VHF Ch. 83, AirSta Savannah Maintenance

ARMY 08433 (CH-47F, 13-08433, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20679 (HH-60M, 14-20679, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20680 (HH-60M, 14-20680, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26082 (HH-60M, 14-20682, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20683 (HH-60M, 14-20683, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20684 (HH-60M, 14-20684, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 20585 (UH-60M, 12/13-20585, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20591 (UH-60M, 13-20591, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20651 (UH-60M, 14-20651, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20654 (UH-60M, 14-20654, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20211 (MH-60M, 09-20211, 3-160 SOAR)
SHADY 45 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 64 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
HURRICANE ## (CH-47F, 1/169 AVN)
HURRICANE 62 (CH-47F, 08-08768, 1/169 AVN)
COAST GUARD 6516 (MH-65D, 6516, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6544 (MH-65D, 6544, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6550 (MH-65D, 6550, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6555 (MH-65D, 6555, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6562 (MH-65D, 6562, Savannah)

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
123.025 – Savannah Helicopter Advisory
225.750 – 165th AW CP “ANIMAL CONTROL”
225.050 – 165th AW Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground
173.5625 – 165th AW MOC (NAC 302)
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream Aerospace
128.925 – Gulfstream Service Center
130.375 – Signature Flight Support

DAWG 05 (C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW)
DAWG 10 flight (C-130H, 165th AW)
DAWG 11 (C-130H-3, 94-6706, 165th AW)
DAWG 21 (C-130H3, 94-7321, 165th AW)
DAWG 48 (C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW)
GULFTEST 11 (G650, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 20 (G650, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 28 (G650, N681GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 33 (G450, N459GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 33 (G650, N681GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 34 (G280, N610DP, Blaise Accquistions)
GULFTEST 34 (G-V, Gulfstream Test)
GULFTEST 40 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 40 (G500, N505GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 41 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 49 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 54 (G650, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 58 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 58 (G600, N720GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 65 (G450, N636GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 76 (G600, N720GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 88 (G550, N560GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)

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

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
123.000 – CTAF

Malcolm McKinnon Airport/Jekyll Island Airport
123.050 – CTAF

Plantation Air Park, Sylvania, GA
122.800 – CTAF

Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
122.800 – CTAF

MCAS Beaufort
119.050 – Tower
342.875 – Tower
269.125 – Approach/Departure
123.700 – Approach/Departure
292.125 – Approach/Departure
125.125 – Approach/Departure
281.800 – Base Ops
264.500 – PMSV
339.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 1
305.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
336.225 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 3
228.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Air-to-Air (new Tac 1?)
313.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Air-to-Air (usually VMFA-251 Base)
310.200 – VMFA(AW)-533 Base
299.300 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 2
348.825 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 3
326.700 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1
349.225 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2
341.825 – VMFAT-501 Tac 3
136.775 – ATAC Air-to-Air
136.875 – ATAC Air-to-Air
284.250 – Blue Angels Show Box
237.800 – Blue Angels Solos

BLADE 2# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-122)
NIKEL 3# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-122)
BENGAL 4# (F/A-18D, VMFA-224)
HAWK 8# (F/A-18D, VMFA-533)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
FOX 840 (UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort)
ATAC ## (Hawker Hunter Mk 58, ATAC)
BLUE ANGEL 0# (F/A-18, Blue Angels
VIPER 0# (F-16?, Demo Team for airshow?)

Hilton Head Airport
118.975 – Tower

Jacksonville IAP
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
251.250 – 125th FW Maintenance/Ops
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

FANG (F-15C, 125th FW)
GATOR (F-15C, 125th FW)

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS/Cecil Field
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure

NAVY AC 704 (MH-60R, 167780, HSM-74)
MADFOX 12 (P-8A, 168436, VP-5)
MADFOX 55 (P-8A, 168998, VP-5)
TIGER 08 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TIGER 12 (P-8A 168758, VP-8)
TIGER 42 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
LANCER 22 (P-8A, 168433, VP-10)
NAVY LL 803 (P-8A, 169000, VP-30)
NAVY LL 811 (P-8A, 169001, VP-30)
NAVY LL 822 (P-8A, 168754, VP-30)
NAVY LL 871 (P-8A, 169008, VP-30)
PELICAN 82 (P-8A, VP-45)
CONVOY 4962 (AE4A60 – C-40A, 166696, VR-58)

Charleston AFB
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”

TBIRD 14 (C-17A, 09-9205, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 267T (C-17A, 97-0041, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 9206 (C-17A, 09-9206, 437th/315th AW)

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
311.200 – 55th FS “SHOOTER Ops”
142.400 – 55th FS Air-to-Air

MUSTANG ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
SPIEDER ## (F-16CM, 55th 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
WARDOG 0# (A-10C, 23rd FG)

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA

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

Miscellaneous
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
324.600 – AR-207

AIR FORCE 2 (C-32A, 99-0004, 89th AW)
BANDIT 51 (F-5N, VFC-111)
BOEING 739 (B789, A40-SD, Oman Air)
CAP 938 (C182, N639CP, GA Civil Air Patrol)
CAP 3916 (SC Civil Air Patrol)
COAST GUARD 101 (C-37A, 01, CGAS Washington)
COAST GUARD 2317 (HC-144A, 2317, CGAS Cape Cod)
COAST GUARD 6605 (MH-65D, 6605, CGAS Atlantic City)
COAST GUARD 232 (Coast Guard Auxiliary)
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY 8240 (Coast Guard Auxiliary)
DIXIE 23 (KC-135R, 63-7984, 117th ARW)
DRAGNET (E-3, 966th ACCS)
DEECEE 99 (KC-135R, 459th ARW)
EDDIE 64 (KC-135R, 63-7993, 121st ARW)
FAC 911 (G-IV, 911, Grupo 10 Chilean Air Force)
FLIGHTTIME 01 (unknown, working offshore with USN ship)
GUARD 26602 (UH-60L, 95-26602, 1-244 AVN Fl ARNG)
GUARD 26611 (UH-60L, 95-26611, 1-244 AVN FL ARNG)
GUARD 72091 (UH-72A, 09-72091, 2-151 AVN SC ARNG)
GUARD 95668 (AH-64D, 09-05668, 1-183 AVN ID ARNG?)
GUARD 95681 (AH-64D, 09-05681, 1-183 AVN ID ARNG?)
HOIST 91 (KC-10A, 86-0032, 305th AMW)
KBAR 558 (UC-12M, 163839, USMC)
KBAR 561 (UC-12F, 163561, MCAS New River)
MARINE 767 (UC-35D, 166767, MAW-4)
NAVY 6E 182 (T-6B, 166182, VT-6)
NOBLE 1# (F-16CM?, 20th FW?)
REACH 111 (KC-135R, 61-0315, 6th AMW)
REACH 266T (C-130J, 07-4637, 19th AW)
REACH 446 (C-130H, 14-5788, 19th AW)
RIPTIDE 52 (LJ35, N52FN, L-3 Communications)
SCORE 32 (P-8A, 167953, VX-20)
VIKING 88 (CN-235, 96-6044, 427th SOS)
N2 (Cessna 560, FAA
LIFESTAR 1 (Bell 407, N406UH, Air Methods)
N239AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 96 Jesup)
N269AE (Bell 206L-3, AirEvac 91 Vidalia)
N296AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 95 Statesboro)
N409AE (Bell 206L-4, AirEvac 90 Douglas)

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

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; April 2017

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 and RadarBox Micro in Brunswick, GA.

ATAC Hawker Hunter F. 58 N328AX passing near Savannah on 4 April 2017. I’m not sure if this was related to the ATAC Hawkers that worked with VMFAT-501 later in the month.

COAST GUARD 101 (-37A, 01, CGAS Washington) flying out of the Gulfstream Service Center in Savannah on 5 April 2017

An Oman Air B787 on a Boeing Test flight out of Charleston, SC on 14 April 2017

HOIST 91 (KC-10A, 86-0032, 305th AMW) heading off of the GA/SC coast to work with VMFA-115 on 14 April 2017

00014A – UC-12M, 163839, USN Norfolk (KBAR 558 on ATC)
0D04C2 – G450, AMT-205/XC-LMF, Mexican Navy (FAM128)
70C0EF – B789, A40-SD, Oman Air (BOE739)
A18D50 – C560, N2, FAA (N2)
A229F4 – Bell 206L-1, N239AE, AirEvac 96 Jesup (N239AE)
A2A071 – Bell 206L-3, N269AE, AirEvac 91 Vidalia (N269AE)
A30BC9 – Bell 206L-1, N296AE, AirEvac 95 Statesboro (N296AE)
A36371 – G-IV, N5NG, Northrop Grumman Systems
A38C1E – Hawker Hunter F.58, N328AX, Hunter Aviation International
A41808 – G450, N636GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF65)
A4C4B5 – Bell 407, N406UH, Air Methods (N406UH on box, LIFESTAR 1 on ATC)
A4CE15 – Bell 206L-4, N409AE, AirEvac 90 Douglas
A59422 – G450, N459GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF33)
A63A87 – G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 83 on ATC)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF40)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF41)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF58)
A64D1D – G500, N505GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF40)
A6871F – LJ35, N52FN, L-3 Communications (RIPTIDE 52 on ATC)
A72784 – G550, N560GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF88)
A7CB8D – A7CB8D – G650, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF20)
A7CB8D – G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF11 on box, GULFTEST 49 on ATC)
A7CB8D – G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF49)
A7CB8D – G650, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF11)
A7EF17 – G280, N610DP, Blaise Accquistions (GLF34)
A80643 – G-IV, 911, Grupo 10 Chilean Air Force (CHILEAN AIR FORCE 911)
A88D2E – G650, N650ER, Gulfstream Aerospace
A90788 – G650, N681GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF28)
A90788 – G650, N681GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF33)
A9A426 – G600, N720GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF58)
A9A426 – G600, N720GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF76)
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG10 on box, DAWG 05 on ATC)
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG55)
ADFDEB – C-130H-3, 94-6706, 165th AW (DAWG 11 on ATC)
ADFE1E – HC-130H, 1718, CGAS Clearwater
ADFE83 – C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW (DAWG65 on box, DAWG 48 on ATC)
ADFEA1 – C-130H3, 94-7321, 165th AW (DAWG06 on box, DAWG 21 on ATC)
ADFEBA – C-32A, 99-0004, 89th AW (AF2)
ADFEBA – C-32A, 99-0004, 89th AW (SAM131)
AE010D – C-37A, 97-0400, 89th AW
AE022A – KC-10A, 86-0032, 305th AMW (HOIST91)
AE0237 – KC-135R, 61-0315, 6th AMW (RCH111)
AE02D9 – C-130H, 89-1181, 165th AW (part of DAWG 10 flight)
AE0359 – KC-135R, 57-1439, 6th AMW (BOLT31)
AE037A – KC-135R, 63-7993, 121st ARW (EDDIE64)
AE0442 – CN-235, 96-6044, 427th SOS (VIKING88)
AE04D1 – KC-135R, 63-7984, 117th ARW (DIXIE23)
AE04D7 – C-40A, 165829, VR-58
AE06D9 – UC-12F, 163561, MCAS New River (KBAR 561 on ATC)
AE074E – UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort
AE074E – UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort (FOX 840 on ATC)
AE07F3 – C-17A, 97-0041, 437th/315th AW (RCH371)
AE08FC – C-12U, 84-24379, A/2-228 AVN (PAT810)
AE0997 – UH-60L, 95-26611, 1-244 AVN
AE10C1 – C-37A, 01, CGAS Washington (C101)
AE115E – C-37A, 01-0030, 6th AMW
AE138B – C-130J, 04-3143, 19th AW (RCHA612)
AE143A – UC-35D, 166715, VMR-1
AE1479 – UC-35D, 166767, MAW-4 (VM767)
AE1496 – E-8C, 97-0201, 116th/461st ACW (PEACH99)
AE1BF0 – C-130J, 07-4637, 19th AW (RCH266T)
AE1D41 – P-3C, 161121,
AE1F6A – UH-72A, 09-72091, 2-151 AVN SC ARNG (GUARD 72091 on ATC)
AE20C3 – C-17A, 07-7182, 437th/315th AW (BRONZE4)
AE222E – P-8A, 167953, VX-20 (00000000 on box, SCORE 32 on ATC)
AE223A – HC-144A, 2303, CGAS Cape Cod
AE266A – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah (C6516)
AE2688 – MH-65D, 6550, CGAS Savannah (C6550)
AE268D – MH-65D, 6555, CGAS Savannah (C6555)
AE2694 – MH-65D, 6562, CGAS Savannah (C6562)
AE26BC – MH-65D, 6605, CGAS Atlantic City (CGNR6605)
AE2FAF – C-17A, 08-8203, 62nd AW (RCH272T)
AE49C1 – C-17A, 09-9205, 437th/315th AW (TBIRD14)
AE49C2 – C-17A, 09-9206, 437th/315th AW (RCH9206)
AE4A60 – C-40A, 166696, VR-58 (CNV4962)
AE4AFB – C-130J, 08-5686, 317th AG
AE4B8B – CH-53E, 163086, HX-21
AE4BF1 – HC-144A, 2317, CGAS Cape Cod (COAST GUARD 2317 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 64 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY45)
AE4EA0 – T-6B, 166183, TAW-4
AE4EB7 – P-8A, 168433, VP-10 (00000000 on box, LANCER 22 on ATC)
AE4EBA – P-8A, 168436, VP-5 (MADFX12)
AE4EBF – P-8A, 168754, VP-30 (VVLL822)
AE4EC3 – P-8A 168758, VP-8 (TIGER12)
AE4EC3 – P-8A, 168758, VP-8 (TIGER5)
AE4EC3 – P-8A, 168758, VP-8 (TIGER56)
AE4F9C – MH-60R, 167780, HSM-74 (AC 704 on ATC)
AE54D5 – HC-130J, 12-5773, 71st RQS (KING15)
AE5798 – UH-60M, 14-20680, 4-3 AVN (R20680)
AE579A – HH-60M, 14-20682, C/2-3 AVN (20682)
AE57C3 – P-8A, 168998, VP-5 (MADFX55)
AE57C5 – P-8A, 169000, VP-30 (VVLL803)
AE57C6 – P-8A, 169001, VP-30 (VVLL811)
AE57CA – P-8A, 169005, VP-8 (TIGER42)
AE57CC – P-8A, 169007, VP-8 (TIGER8)
AE57CD – P-8A, 169008, VP-30 (VVLL871)

West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee NWR

Brunswick – Yesterday morning I went down to Folkston to see if I could hear any communications from the West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge along the Georgia/Florida line. The fire is currently 36,050 acres and 4% contained with 435 personnel assigned (as of 23 April 2017). They’re not expecting any substantial rain to help conditions until June and they don’t expect containment until November. Both federal and state forestry units are involved in fighting the fire; activity was heard on:

167.125 (PL 156.7) – Okefenokee NWR
170.525 (PL 192.8) – Osceola National Forest Admin (Thanks to Jeff, KM4RML for the ID!)

159.465 (DCS 054) – Georgia Forestry District 12 Repeater

I wasn’t close enough to hear any simplex activity from fire and due to the time of the morning the aviation assets probably weren’t up yet. Based on what I’ve seen online, there are both fixed wing tankers and helicopters working the fire. You can follow the fire via several sources:

  1. Inicweb
  2. RSS
  3. Twitter
  4. Facebook

I’ll post updates if I can find any more frequencies or monitoring information.  In the meantime, if you’re in the area, you can try the frequencies in this post from the 2011 fires. If any of my readers hears anything to add to the list, please let me know and I’ll add it to future posts.

Review: The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives

The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives
The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives by Brian Fleming
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rome Escape Organization led by Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty is a part of World War II that I wasn’t familiar with. Well researched/documented and well written, Fleming tells how Monsignor O’Flaherty, other Priests, Vatican Personnel, Italians of various ages and classes, and escaped POWs assisted, hid, and fed thousands of escaped Allied POWs, Jews, and others who were being hunted by the Fascists and Nazis in Rome and surrounding areas. It is a story of war, politics, deception, and bravery. The story of Monsignor O’Flaherty and those who assisted him is tale that reads like fiction; if you aren’t familiar with this part of World War II, I highly recommend reading this book! Even if you’re not a Military History fan or enamored of war books, this is still a book worth reading.

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Military Monitoring Recap; March 2017

March didn’t have as many special events to monitor as February did, but there was the Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow in Brunswick (which I wasn’t able to attend due to work) and the Vigilant Guard exercise that took place all over the State of Georgia including Guard units from multiple states and public safety agencies from all over the state.

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”
40.875 – C/2-3 AVN Air-to-Air
34.125 – 3-17 CAV “LIGHTHORSE Ops”
34.975 – 3-17 CAV Air-to-Air
80.425 – 3-17 CAV
43.625 – 4-3 AVN “BRAWLER Ops”
38.150 – 1/169 AVN “HURRICANE Ops”
242.400 – 1/169 AVN
345.000 – USCG AirSta Savannah Ops
150.300 – CG 113, USCG AirSta Savannah Ops (P25)
157.175 – Marine VHF Ch. 83, AirSta Savannah Maintenance

ARMY 26812 (UH-60L, 98-26812, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26832 (UH-60L, 99-26832, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26841 (UH-60L, 99-26841, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 08144 (CH-47F, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08146 (CH-47F, B/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20609 (HH-60M, 13-20609, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20610 (HH-60M, 13-20610, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20615 (HH-60M, 13-20615, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20679 (HH-60M, 14-20679, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20680 (HH-60M, 14-20680, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26082 (HH-60M, 14-20682, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20683 (HH-60M, 14-20683, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 45436 (AH-64D, 04-05436, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 75517 (AH-64D, 07-05517, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77045 (AH-64D, 07-07045, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77048/87048 (AH-64D, 08-07048, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95594 (AH-64D, 09-05594, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95604 (AH-64D, 09-05604, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 20573 (UH-60M, 13-20573, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20576 (UH-60M, 13-20576, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20581 (UH-60M, 13-20581, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20584 (UH-60M, 13-20584, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20586 (UH-60M, 13-20586, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20589 (UH-60M, 13-20589, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20648 (UH-60M, 13-20648, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20650 (UH-60M, 14-20650, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20653 (UH-60M, 14-20653, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 03750 (MH-47G, 04-03750, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03752 (MH-47G, 04-03752, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03756 (MH-47G, 05-03756, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03761 (MH-47G, 05-03761, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03784 (MH-47G, 09-03784, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20002 (MH-60M, 05-20002, 3-160 SOAR
ARMY 20018 (MH-60M, 05-20018, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20209 (MH-60M, 09-20209, 3-160 SOAR)
SHADY 08 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 09 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 12 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 25 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 33 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 42 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 45 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 60 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 60 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 66 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 66 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
GUARD 08760 (CH-47F, 1/169 AVN?)
GUARD 08768 (CH-47F, 1/169 AVN)
GUARD 26603 (UH-60L, 1-171 AVN, GA ARNG)
HURRICANE ## (CH-47F, 1/169 AVN)
COAST GUARD 6516 (MH-65D, 6516, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6544 (MH-65D, 6544, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6550 (MH-65D, 6550, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6562 (MH-64D, 6562, Savannah)

R20589

ARMY 20589 (UH-60M, 13-20589, 4-3 AVN) in the pattern at Hunter AAF

ARMY 20683_2

ARMY 20683 (HH-60M, 14-20683, C/2-3 AVN) working the pattern at Hunter AAF

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
123.025 – Savannah Helicopter Advisory
225.750 – 165th AW CP “ANIMAL CONTROL”
225.050 – 165th AW Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground
173.5625 – 165th AW MOC (NAC 302)
122.925 – VIGILANT GUARD ASOC
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream Aerospace
128.925 – Gulfstream Service Center
130.375 – Signature Flight Support

DAWG 06 (C-130H-3, 94-6706, 165th AW)
DAWG 07 (C-130H3, 94-6707, 165th AW)
DAWG 21 (C-130H3, 94-7321, 165th AW)
DAWG 35 (C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW)
DAWG 45 (C-130H, 89-1181, 165th AW)
DAWG 48 (C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW)
DAWG 99 (C-130H, 89-9102, 165th AW)
EAGLE 0# (MD-500, Chatham Co)
GULFTEST 20 (G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 25 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 30 (G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 34 (G280, Gulfstream Test)
GULFTEST 35 (G650, N664GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 45 (G650, N653GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 47 (G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 54 (G650, N653GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 55 (G450, N362GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 58 (G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 62 (G550, 5H-ONE, Government of Tanzania)
GULFTEST 83 (G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 83 (G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 88 (G550, N588GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 88 (G550, N999FH, WFBN)
GULFTEST 89 (G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 92 (G650, N626GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 92 (G650, N661GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 94 (G450, N362GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
NAVY EO 767 (P-8A, 168996, SDC Dallas)

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

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
123.000 – CTAF
118.650 – Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow Tower
123.150 – Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow Air Boss
237.800 – Blue Angels Solos
275.350 – Blue Angels Diamond
284.250 – Blue Angels Show Box
376.025 – F-22 Demo Team
234.500 – Sky Soldiers
123.025 – Sky Soldiers

Malcolm McKinnon Airport/Jekyll Island Airport
123.050 – CTAF

Plantation Air Park, Sylvania, GA
122.800 – CTAF

Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
122.800 – CTAF

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
339.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 1
354.325 – VMFA-122 Tac 2
305.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
336.225 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 3
313.800 – VMFA-251 Base
327.475 – VMFA-251 Tac 2
376.425 – VMFA-251 Tac 3
299.275 – VMFA-312 Air-to-Air (formerly VMFAT-501 Base)
310.200 – VMFA(AW)-533 Base
299.300 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 2
348.825 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 3
326.700 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1
349.225 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2
341.825 – VMFAT-501 Tac 3
269.700 – VMFT-401 Air-to-Air
336.225 – VMFT-401 Air-to-Air (normally VMFA-224 Tac 3)

BLADE 2# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-122)
NIKEL 3# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-122)
BENGAL 4# (F/A-18D, VMFA-224)
TBOLT 5# (F/A-18C, VMFA-251)
CHECK 6# (F/A-18C, VMFA-312)
HAWK 8# (F/A-18D, VMFA-533)
SCRAPPER 9# (F/A-18D, VMFA-533)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
FOX 840 (UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort)
SNIPER ## (F-5N, VMFT-401)

Hilton Head Airport
118.975 – Tower

Jacksonville IAP
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
251.250 – 125th FW Maintenance/Ops
273.900 – 125th FW SOF
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

FANG (F-15C, 125th FW)

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS/Cecil Field
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
264.200 – VP-5/8 Base
306.000 – VP-30 Base

MADFOX 24 (P-8A, 168437, VP-5)
MADFOX 34 (P-8A, 168436, VP-5)
MADFOX 84 (P-8A, 168438, VP-5)
TALON 77 (P-8A, 168762, VP-16)
TALON 90 (P-8A, 168853, VP-16)
TRIDENT 04 (P-8A, 168848, VP-26)
TRIDENT 12 (P-8A, 168857, VP-26)
NAVY LL 806 (P-8A, 169002, VP-30)
NAVY LL 814 (P-8A, 169006, VP-30)
NAVY LL 823 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LL 833 (P-8A, 169009, VP-30)
NAVY LL 824 (P-8A, 169002, VP-30)
NAVY LL 859 (P-8A, 168754, VP-30)
NAVY LL 883 (P-8A, 169001, VP-30)
NAVY LT 622 (P-3C, VP-62)
CONVOY 4122 (C-40A, 165829, VR-58)

TALON 77

TALON 77 (P-8A, 168762, VP-16) flying south along the South Carolina/Georgia coast

Charleston AFB
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”

LIFTER 14 (C-17A, 03-3124, 437th/315th AW)
TURTLE 08 (C-17A, 03-3124, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 190T (C-17A, 03-3124, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 381 (C-17A, 02-1101, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 512 (C-17A, 10-0213, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 955 (C-17A, 07-7185, 437th/315th AW)

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
273.700 – 77th FS “GAMBLER Ops”
139.700 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
141.950 – 77th FS Air-to-Air

CASINO ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
ROUNDER ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
SMASH ## (F-16CM, 77th 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
143.250 – 169th FW V16
225.700 – 169th FW Air-to-Air
346.625 – 169th FW Air-to-Air
363.775 – 169th FW Air-to-Air

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

Robins AFB
293.525 – 116th/461st ACW “PEACHTREE Ops”
225.725 – JSTARS Discrete
228.050 – JSTARS Discrete
324.650 – JSTARS Discrete
355.250 – JSTARS Discrete
379.825 – JSTARS Discrete

KOMODO 02 (95-0122, E-8C, 116th/461st ACW)
VULTURE (E-8C backend, 116th/461st ACW)

Moody AFB
CLAW 0# (A-10C, 74th FS)
KING 15 (HC-130J, 11-5765, 71st RQS)

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
252.900 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA

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 – W-137 Discrete
339.700 – SEALORD Discrete

Miscellaneous
260.900 – NORAD Discrete
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
235.400 – VFA-131 Air-to-Air

AIR FORCE 1 (VC-25, 82-8000, 89th AW)
ARMY 1863 (C-37A, 02-1863, OSACOM Andrews)
ARMY 1944 (C-37A, 97-1944, OSACOM PATD)
ARMY 51267 (C-12U, 85-1267, OSACOM VA RFC)
ARMY 10301 (UC-35A, 01-0301, OSACOM PATD)
ASCOT 6749 (C-17A, ZZ176, 99 Sqn RAF)
AXIS 43 (EC-130H, 73-1587, 55th ECG)
BANDIT 91 (F-5N?, VFC-111?)
BOBCAT 42 (T-45, VT-19)
BOLT 13 (KC-135T, 58-0089, 6th AMW)
BOLT 33 (KC-135R, 61-0315, 6th AMW)
COACH 85 (E-4B, 75-0125, 55th Wing)
COAST GUARD 102 (C-37A, 102, USCG)
CONVOY 3983 (C-130T, 165378, VR-55)
CONVOY 4942 (C-40A, 165835, VR-57)
CROOK 66 (MC-12S, 13-00282, US Army)
GLEAN 49 (C-130J, 11-5734, 19th AW)
GUARD 26608 (UH-60L, 1-244 AVN, FL ARNG)
GUARD 27072 (UH-60L, 1-244 AVN, FL ARNG)
GUARD 95674 (AH-64D, ID ARNG?)
HAVOC 67 (C-130J, 07-3170, 317th AG)
HAVOC 71 (C-130J, 317th AG)
JENA 01 (B752, N874TW, US Dept of Justice)
MALIBU 55 (C-130J, 05-1465, 146th AW)
MOHAWK 95 (C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN)
NASA 08 (BE20, N8NA, NASA)
NAVY TP 38 (C-12C, 23132, USNTPS)
NAVY TP 39 (C-12C, 23133, USNTPS)
NOAA 43 (WP-3D, N43RF, NOAA Aircraft Operations)
PAT 168 (C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN)
PAT 775 (C-12U, 84-00488, F/6-52 AVN)
PAT 875 (UC-35A, 99-0101, C/6-52 AVN)
PAT 915 (C-12, US Army)
PAT 963 (C-12U, 84-24379, A/2-228 AVN)
PAT 982 (C-12U, 84-00163, F/6-52 AVN)
POLO 17 (C-17A, 01-0188, 105th AW)
POLO 33 (C-17A, 96-0005, 105th AW)
RAWHIDE 71 (C-2A, 162172, VRC-40)
RAWHIDE 72 (C-2A, 162144, VRC-40)
REACH 183T (C-5M, 86-0013, 436th AW)
REACH 205T (C-17A, 96-0001, 62nd AW)
REACH 550 (C-17A, 10-0216, 62nd AW)
REACH 676 (C-17A, 08-8197, 62nd AW)
REACH 676 (C-17A, 10-0216, 62nd AW)
REACH 928 (C-17A, 06-6166, 436th AW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-5705, 317th AG)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 14-5791, 19th AW)
REGAL 33 (KC-135R, 62-3580, 916th ARW)
RHODY 37 (C-130J, 143rd AW)
RIDER 69 (C-17A, 06-6168, 436th AW)
RIDER 69 (C-17A, 07-7170, 436th AW)
ROOSTER 32 (KC-135R, 57-1435, 151st ARW)
SAM 716 (C-20B, 86-0203, 89th AW)
SODA 81 (KC-135R, 59-1478, 134th ARW)
SODA 82 (KC-135R, 64-14832, 134th ARW)
SPAR 694 (C-21A, 84-0124, 103rd FW)
STONE 1# (AV-8B, VMA-223)
TROOPER ## (Bell 207/407, GA DPS)
VIKING 93 (CN-235, 96-6044, 427th SOS)
WILDCAT 1# (F/A-18C, VFA-131)
WOODY 10 (CN-235, 96-6046, 427th SOS)
YANKEE 70 (KC-130T, 165316, VMGR-452)
LIFESTAR 1 (Bell 407, N406UH, Air Methods)
N79AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 96 Jesup)
N239AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 96 Jesup)
N296AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 95 Statesboro)
N302AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 91 Vidalia)
N395AE (206L-1, AirEvac 102, Dublin)

NOAA43

NOAA 43 (WP-3D, N43RF, NOAA Aircraft Operations) working near Darien, GA

VIKING 93

VIKING 93 (CN-235, 96-6044, 427th SOS) flying along the coast near Savannah, GA

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

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