ATLANTA, GA – I left Savannah Sunday afternoon around 1330 for Atlanta, where I’m at until Tuesday evening for some work related training. I made it to Atlanta shortly after 1700 and apparently the rain arrived with me. Leaving Savannah, I listened to MACE and DEMON, F-16s from the 169th FW, SC ANG doing some training off of the coast on 293.600, 316.300, and 143.250; that was it for any military activity I heard until north of Dublin on I-16. I was able to listen to the Robins AFB TRS from I-16 around Dudley up to Macon on I-75 north of I-16 and that finished what MilCom I was able to hear for the day. I drove though some light rain on I-75, I-675, and I-285 but right after I checked in to the Holiday Inn Northlake here off of Exit 37 on I-285, the skies opened and a good rain started to fall (thankfully we didn’t get any of the severe weather from the front that Mississippi and Alabama received).
As far as aviation monitoring goes I started to hear a lot of traffic on Atlanta Departure frequencies while in Macon. Needless to say, A LOT of Delta callsigns were heard (at times it seemed that’s all I heard!). No MilCom activity was heard but I suspect that’s not unusual for a Sunday evening.
Once I got checked in to the motel and unpacked, I set up the portable monitoring post. I tried to search for some Federal activity but none of the Federal TRSs in the area were in range. Both the Atlanta and DeKalb TRSs were in range and I enjoyed listening to them through the evening. It’s always fun to listen to other areas and hear operational and procedural differences than what are used at home.
As usual, I didn’t monitor any law enforcement activity, just Fire/EMS and other related traffic. Below are the talkgroup logs gathered by ID Tracker III while I was listening yesterday evening and last night:
6121 – DCFD 1 Dispatch
6122 – DCFD 2 Ops
6132 – DCFD Tac 7
19361 – Hapeville FD Dispatch
19377 – East Point FD Dispatch
19406 – College Park FD Dispatch
19567 – Atlanta Hartsfield FAA Crash
19569 – Atlanta Hartsfield ATL Ops 1
19614 – Atlanta Hartsfield ATL FD Disp
19615 – Atlanta Hartsfield ATL FD Emergency
19631 – Atlanta FD Tac 3
19632 – Atlanta FD Tac 2
19648 – Grady EMS ECC
19649 – Grady EMS Resp
19654 – Atlanta FD Med 1
19657 – Atlanta FD Dispatch
I’ll do some more monitoring this afternoon and evening, adding some aviation and MilAir frequencies into the mix; I’ll also be monitoring with the mobile equipment while going back and forth between training. If all goes well, I’ll post another report tomorrow morning.