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Military Monitoring Recap; January 2015

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While I didn’t have as much radio time during January as I would have liked, it still turned out to be an interesting month of monitoring. Early in the month, I was in central Georgia for a few days and had the opportunity to monitor Warner Robins activity up close. There was also a special forces exercise that included Hunter AAF mid-month. Following a few general observations is month’s monitoring recap:

  • In December, it was announced that Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston would not be closing and would remain open through at least January 2016. Under the closure plan, some of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah’s helicopters would have been reassigned, but with the Air Facility remaining open, all five of Air Station Savannah’s MH-65D helicopters were heard during January and seem to remain there.
  • F-35B activity from VMFAT-501 at MCAS Beaufort is picking up, throughout the month, multiple sorties a day were frequently heard and they switched from using SWEDE 7# on each flight to using SWEDE 1#, 2#, etc. for successive flights.
  • F-5s from VMFT-401 and F/A-18s from VMFA-112 were operating from MCAS Beaufort at the end of January as were some unidentified probable F/A-18s using callsigns LATCH and SALEM. LATCH and SALEM flights were using VMFA(AW)-533 air-to-air frequencies, but since VMFA(AW)-533 is currently deployed to the Pacific, they wouldn’t be VMFA(AW)-533 flights.

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
51.050 – Helicopter Advisory
34.125 – 1-3 AVN “VIPER Ops”
227.700 – 1-3 AVN air-to-air
36.525 – 3-17 Cav air-to-air
46.525 – 3-17 Cav air-to-air
69.575 – 3-17 Cav air-to-air
46.975 – 4-3 AVN “BRAWLER Ops”
345.000 – USCG Air Station Savannah Ops
150.300 – CG 113, USCG AirSta Savannah Ops (P25)
406.1625 – Base Ops
406.7625 – POL

ARMY/APACHE 35395 (AH-64D, 1-3 AVN)
ARMY/APACHE 45436 (AH-64D, 1-3 AVN)
ARMY/APACHE 77043 (AH-64D, 1-3 AVN)
ARMY/APACHE 87048 (AH-64D, 1-3 AVN)
ARMY/APACHE 95605 (AH-64D, 1-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKAHWK 26812 (UH-60L, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/CHINOOK 08024 (CH-47F, B/2-3 AVN)
ARMY/KIOWA 00085 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/KIOWA 00116 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/KIOWA 00965 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/KIOWA 10557 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/KIOWA 20592 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/KIOWA 50025 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/KIOWA 70136 (OH-58D, 3-17 Cav)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 27055 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20571 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20577 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20579 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20589 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20591 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAKW 20615 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20616 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20657 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20679 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20682 (UH-60M, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20650 (UH-60M, 3 AVN)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20652 (UH-60M, 3 AVN)
ARMY 03746 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03782 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20008 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20012 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20208 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20211 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
SUNNY ## (MC-12W, B/224 MI Bn)
TESTHAWK ## (H-60, RASM-East)
COAST GUARD 6516 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6530 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6550 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6555 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6562 (MH-65D, Savannah)
GUARD 26169 (UH-60L)
GUARD 26605 (UH-60L, 1-171 AVN)

Military Exercise – Hunter AAF
COPE ## (KC-135, 22nd ARW)
JUJU ## (MC-130J/H, 27th SOW/1st SOW)
NORMA ## (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
SUSAN ## (AC-130W, 88-1306, 27th SOW)
N19GH (C337, Oscar Deuce LLC)

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 air-to-air
237.000 – CRTC CP
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream

DAWG ## (C-130H, 165th AW)
EAGLE 0# (MD-500, Chatham Co)
GULFTEST ## (Gulfstream Test Flight)
CAP 920 (GA Civil Air Patrol)
JORDANIAN 977 (G650, Royal Jordanian)

Fort Stewart/Wright AAF
127.350 – Marne Radio
279.626 – Marne Radio
126.250 – Wright AAF Tower
269.275 – Wright AAF Tower
51.050 – Helicopter Advisory

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
250.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1
228.200 – VMFA-312 Base
301.950 – VMFA-312 Tac 1
299.275 – VMFAT-501 Base
315.300 – VMFAT-501 Tac
310.200 – VMFA(AW)_533 Base (in use by VMFT-401)
268.300 – VMFT-401 Tac
300.550 – VMFT-401 Tac
289.275 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 1 (in use by LATCH/SALEM)
299.300 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 2 (in use by LATCH/SALEM)
348.825 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 3 (in use by LATCH/SALEM)
305.800 – unidentified Base; possibly used by COWBOY or LATCH/SALEM

BLADE 2# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-115)
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)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
FOX 836 (UC-12M, 163836, MCAS Beaufort)
COWBOY 2# (F/A-18, VMFA-112)
SNIPER ## (F-5, VMFT-401)
LATCH 6# (F/A-18?)
SALEM 6# (F/A-18?)

Note: LATCH/SALEM using VMFA(AW)-533 Tacs, but VMFA(AW)-533 is deployed to Pacific

Hilton Head Airport
118.975 – Tower

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
122.800 – CTAF

Malcolm McKinnon Airport
123.050 – CTAF

Jekyll Island Airport
123.000 – CTAF

Jacksonville IAP
322.400 – Jacksonville App/Dep
351.800 – Jacksonville App/Dep
377.050 – Jacksonville App/Dep
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)
SNAKE (F-15C, 125th FW)

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS/Cecil Field
322.400 – Jacksonville App/Dep
351.800 – Jacksonville App/Dep
377.050 – Jacksonville App/Dep
310.200 – NAS Jax Base Ops

NAVY HR 506 (MH-60R, HSM-48)
NAVY LL 834 (P-8A, 168754, VP-30)
NAVY LL 877 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LL 895 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LT 622 (P-3C, VP-62)
PELICAN ## (P-8A, VP-45)
PELICAN 23 (P-8A, 168430, VP-45)
TALON ## (P-8A, VP-16)
CONVOY 4102 (C-40A, 165829, VR-58)
CONVOY 4522 (C-40A, 165829, VR-58)
CONVOY 4743 (C-40A, 165834, VR-58)
CONVOY 4965 (C-40A, 165834, VR-58)

Charleston AFB
120.700 – Charleston App/Dep
306.925 – Charleston App/Dep
349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO OPS”
134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO OPS”
233.950 – Charleston AFB PMSV
372.200 – Charleston AFB PTD
118.150 – North Field CCT
235.775 – North Field CCT

BASCO ## (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
GRITS ## (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
LIFTER ## (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 144 (C-17A, 96-0002, 437/315 AW)
REACH 392 (C-17A, 10-0213, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 899 (C-17A, 08-8191, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 971 (C-17A, 03-3122, 437th/315th AW)

Shaw AFB
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
342.500 – Shaw AFB PMSV
311.200 – 55th FS “SHOOTER Ops”
141.675 – 55th FS air-to-air
141.775 – 55th FS air-to-air
141.900 – 55th FS air-to-air
142.400 – 55th FS air-to-air
320.525 – 79th FS “TIGER Ops”
38.150 – 79th FS air-to-air
141.150 – 79th FS air-to-air
141.700 – 79th FS air-to-air

COBRA (F-16CM, 55th FS)
DUDE (F-16CM, 55th FS)
MISTY (F-16CM, 55th FS)
RAZOR (F-16CM, 55th FS)
SNEAKY (F-16CM, 55th FS)
CLAW (F-16CM, 79th FS)
POUNCE (F-16CM, 79th FS)
ZINGER (F-16CM, 79th FS)

McEntire ANGB
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
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)
STALK (F-16CM, 169th FW)

Robins AFB
133.225 – Tower
257.975 – Tower
121.850 – Ground
275.800 – Ground
119.600 – Approach/Departure
124.200 – Approach/Departure
269.625 – Approach/Departure
279.600 – Approach/Departure
293.525 – 116th/461st ACS “PEACHTREE Ops”
225.925 – ALC CP
324.650 – JSTARS Discrete
346.675
372.150 – JSTARS Discrete
395.150 – JSTARS Discrete

KOMODO 04 (E-8C frontend, 461st ACW)
LEGEND 01 (E-8C frontend?, 461st ACW?)
PEACH ## (E-8C frontend, 116st ACW)
ROGUE 0#, 1# (F-15, ALC)
ROGUE 3# (C-130, ALC)
STARGATE (E-8C backend, 330th CTS)
CODY 01 (KC-135)

Moody AFB
142.125 – 75th FS air-to-air
139.700 – 23rd FG air-to-air

SHARK (A-10C, 75th FS)
SPAD (A-10C, 23 FG)

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
228.400 – Townsend Range/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-157 Discrete
376.900 – W-157 Discrete
385.300 – W-157 Discrete

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

Miscellaneous
364.200 – NORAD Discrete
260.900 – NORAD Discrete
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
225.875 – AWACS Discrete
335.950 – AWACS Discrete

ADVANCE (JTAC, 15th ASOS)
ASCOT 2153 (KC2, ZZ330, RAF 101 Sqn)
BOLT 07 (KC-135R, 62-3575, 6 AMW)
BOLT 08 (KC-135R, 63-8011, 6 AMW)
BOLT 42 (KC-135T, 60-0335, 6th AMW)
BOXER 08 (C-38A, 94-1569, 113th Wg)
CANFORCE 2571 (CC-130J, 130604, 8 Wing, RCAF)
COAST GUARD 101 (C-37A, 01, USCG)
COAST GUARD 6002 (MH-60T, Cape Cod)
EMPIRE ## (F/A-18, VFA-106)
GOLDEN KNIGHT 607 (C-31A, 85-1607, Golden Knights)
GOLDEN KNIGHT 608 (C-31A, 85-1608, Golden Knights)
HARD ROCK (JTAC)
LOBO 01 (C-9B, VMR-1)
MARINE 374 (UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW)
NAVY HU 744 (MH-60S, HSC-2)
NOAA 42 (WP-3D, N42RF, NOAA)
OTIS 30 (KC-130J, VMGR-252)
OTIS 44 (KC-130J, 166511, VMGR-252)
PIRAT 41 (KC-135R, 58-0050, 6th AMW)
REACH A612 (C-130H, 94-7317, 302nd AW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-5692, 317th AG)
REACH 216 (C-5M, 84-0061, 436th AW)
REACH 4133 (C-17A, 04-4133, 305th AMW)
RHODY 42 (C-130J, 99-1431, 143rd AW)
SENTRY 4#/BANDSAW (E-3, 964th ACCS)
SENTRY 5#/DARKSTAR (E-3, 965th ACCS)
SENTRY 6#/DRAGNET (E-3, 966th ACCS)
SLAYER 30 (U-28A, 08-0850, 27th SOW)
SODA 91 (KC-135R, 57-1436, 134 ARW)
VENUS 52 (C-37B, 09-0525, 89th AW)
N216S (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac EMS)
N267AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac EMS)
N269AE (Bell 206L-3, AirEvac 91 Vidalia)
N296AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 95 Statesboro)
N409AE (Bell 206L-4, AirEvac 90 Waycross)
N416AE (Bell 206L-4, AirEvac 96 Jesup)

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

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
323.000/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low

255.400/123.650 – FSS


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