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Road Trip Scanning Report – Jacksonville/St Augustine; 9-11 January 2018

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From the radio perspective, my three-day road trip to St Augustine this week was an interesting one. I thoroughly enjoyed getting a chance to listen to things I normally don’t get to hear or hear as well as I usually do in Savannah or Brunswick. As I mentioned in my previous scanning report for this road trip, the list of frequencies and talkgroups below was compiled from real-time listening and from letting the Uniden HP-2 and BCD436HP do unattended logging/recording. I also made use of the logging/recording feature of the Whistler TRX-1 I just bought; I didn’t make use of it as much because I’m still in the process of learning the radio.

 

Sailboats in the fog on the Mantanzas River off of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine. If you look closely, you can see the Bridge of Lions going to Anastasia Island in the background.

 

There were a number of Amateur Radio repeaters in use in the Jacksonville and St Augustine areas. While I didn’t make any QSOs since I was driving in an unfamiliar area in slick conditions, I did listen in and some of the QSOs I heard filled me in on some traffic conditions and issues.

147.000- (PL 127.3) – W4NAS, Callahan
146.700- (PL 127.3) – W4IZ, Jacksonville
442.900+ (PL 127.3) – KC5LPA, Yulee*
146.670- (PL 127.3) – WB4CGD, Orange Park
146.925- (PL 156.7) – KI4UWC, Orange Park
146.625- (CSQ) – KF4MX, St Augustine
442.800+ (PL 127.3) – KC5LPA, St Augustine*

*Indicates the repeater is part of the Florida Statewide Amateur Radio Network

 

The weather did not cooperate over the three days I was in Jacksonville and St Augustine. It was foggy and raining much of the time, so I didn’t hear as much military aviation activity as I had hoped to. On the other hand, there were a lot of rain-related traffic crashes, so there was a lot of public safety traffic to hear. P-8As from NAS Jacksonville, MH-60s from NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport, and F-15s from Jacksonville IAP were what I heard the most MilCom-wise. On the first day, there was a lot of offshore activity, but due to weather, more of it moved inland on the other two days. Pinecastle Range was fairly active as well when the ceilings and visibility allowed aircraft to work. A-10s from Moody AFB were regular users of Pinecastle Range while I was in the area. If you plan on doing some listening in the area, you will need multiple radios if you have a wide range of listening interests. You could use one radio alone just for Jacksonville public safety, the Jacksonville Fire/Rescue talkgroups are almost always active. As far as aviation goes, Jacksonville IAP and the approach/departure frequencies stay busy; unless you plan on using separate radios for military and civilian aviation, you’ll have to pick and chose what you want to listen to or you will miss a lot of activity.

 

Florida Conventional Public Safety
154.1300 (PL 167.9) – Baker County FD/EMS
154.2050 (PL 156.7) – Keystone Heights VFD Dispatch (Clay County)
460.5750 (PL 146.2) – JFRD (Duval County)
155.9250 (PL 156.7) – Nassau County Fire/Rescue 1
156.1200 (DCS 516) – Putnam Emergency Services 3
154.1900 (CSQ) – Putnam Emergency Services 10
155.8275 (DCS 243) – Putnam Emergency Services 11
151.7300 (CSQ?) – ShandsCair 3 (Perry)
462.9500 (PL 173.8) – Life Flight Jacksonville

Florida Forestry
159.2400 (PL 97.4) – FL Forest Service Field Unit 7, Jacksonville “72”
159.4500 (PL 100.0) – FL Forest Service Field Unit 10, Bunnell Ops
159.3375 (PL 88.5) – FL Forest Service, FLDOF 196

Florida State Parks
151.0100 (PL 103.5) – Little Talbot State Park

Clay County P25 TRS
TG 300 – CCFR Dispatch

First Coast P25 TRS (Duval Co)
TG 149 – JFRD A4 Suppression
TG 1087 – JFRD A2 Dispatch
TG 1113 – JFRD B2 Fireground B1
TG 1141 – JFRD B15 Fireground C1
TG 1371 – unknown
TG 1445 – unknown
TG 1447 – unknown
TG 1453 – unknown
TG 1539 – unknown
TG 1563 – Jax Airport Authority, JIA Ops
TG 1601 – unknown
TG 1603 – unknown

Nassau County P25 TRS
TG 1001 – A1 NNCFR Dispatch

St Johns County P25 TRS
TG 10000 – SJCFR A1 Primary Dispatch
TG 10025 – SJCFR A6 Tac 3
TG 10620 – NPS Fort Matanzas
TG 10640 – Trauma 1 South

Federal Government
164.6250 (PL 103.5) – Okefenokee NWR East
164.5750 (PL 206.5) – Okefenokee NWR North
167.1250 (PL 156.7) – Okefenokee NWR West

170.5250 (PL 123.0) – Osceola NF Admin
170.5250 (PL 192.8) – Osceola NF Admin
172.3750 (PL 123.0) – Osceola NF Fire Net

157.0750 – Marine VHF Ch. 81
150.3000 ($293) – CG 107 (Helo/Vessel training in Jax area)
162.3250 ($293) – CG 111, Sector Jacksonville (enc)
412.9750 ($293) – CG 409, Sector Jacksonville Air Ops (enc)
345.000 – USCG

US DOD TRS
TG 28057 – unknown
TG 28058 – unknown
TG 28118 – NAS Jacksonville Tower
TG 28138 – NAS Jacksonville?
TG 28174 – NS Mayport FD Tac 2
TG 28178 – unknown
TG 28179 – unknown (enc)
TG 28192 – unknown (????? clg MAINTENANCE)
TG 28195 – unknown (c/s ROVER #)
TG 28275 – Naval Support Activity Panama City FD
TG 28306 – unknown
TG 28318 – unknown
TG 28319 – unknown
TG 28344 – unknown
TG 28346 – unknown
TG 28527 – unknown
TG 28585 – unknown
TG 28591 – unknown
TG 28592 – unknown
TG 28593 – unknown
TG 28611 – unknown
TG 29411 – NAS Pensacola Fire Dispatch

Military Aviation
143.150 – 23rd FG Air-to-Air
237.725 – 23rd FG Air-to-Air

118.300/317.700 – Jacksonville IAP Tower
251.250 – 125th FW Ops
273.900 – 125th FW SOF
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

125.150/340.200 – NAS Jacksonville Tower
134.775 – NAS Jacksonville Base Ops/Clearance Delivery
310.200 – NAS Jacksonville Base Ops
263.500 – HM-72 Base
357.000 – HM-72 Air-to-Air
264.200 – P-8A Base (VP-45)
271.400 – P-8A Base (VP-10, VP-16)
306.000 – VP-30 Base
246.900 – P-8A Air-to-Air
361.300 – VR-58 Base

118.750/239.300 – NS Mayport Tower
308.500 – NS Mayport Base Ops
264.350 – HSM-46 Base
299.750 – HSM-48 Base

126.100 – Cecil Field Tower

127.625/269.475 – NE Fl Regional Airport
123.200 – Grumman “ECHO Base”
275.200 – Grumman “ECHO Base”
360.300 – mentioned on 123.200 but nothing heard

125.175/360.700 – ZJX Mayo High
125.375/254.325 – ZJX Taylor Low
126.350/307.250 – ZJX St Augustine High
127.475/346.250 – ZJX Green Cove High
132.825/269.600 – ZJX Lawtey Ultra High
133.325/269.250 – ZJX Ocala Low
134.850/327.100 – ZJX Torry Low/High
135.450/256.875 – ZJX Keystone Ultra High
135.750/317.600 – ZJX Cedar Key Low

228.400 – Townsend Range
252.900 – Townsend Range

289.200 – Pinecastle Range Ops
225.350 – Pinecastle Range Target

120.950/284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
133.950/267.500 – SEALORD South Primary
349.800 – W-137 Discrete
376.900 – W-137 Discrete
318.600 – SEALORD Discrete
339.700 – SEALORD Discrete
320.500 – BRISTOL Discrete

293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete

Marine VHF
156.450 – Marine VHF Ch 9 (Bridge of Lions, St Augustine)
156.650 – Marine VHF Ch 13
156.700 – Marine VHF Ch 14
156.800 – Marine VHF Ch 16
156.625 – Marine VHF Ch 72


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