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Coastal Georgia is home to and near to a number of major military bases and training areas; there is military aviation activity of some sort to listen to every day.  Among what you can hear are F/A-18s, F-15s, F-16s, C-130s, and P-3s. Below is a listing of military aviation and aviation frequencies that can be monitored along the Georgia Coast with an emphasis on what can be heard while traveling on I-95.  It is by no means complete, but it does have the most frequently used and heard frequencies.  This list is a good starting point for radio hobbyists just getting interested in military monitoring and for those traveling through the Coastal Georgia area..  Check the main blog page for monthly recaps that list the most currently used callsigns and frequencies.

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Savannah IAP/CRTC

  • 119.100 – Tower
  • 257.800 – Tower
  • 121.900 – Ground
  • 348.600 – Ground
  • 120.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
  • 353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
  • 125.300 – Savannah Approach/Departure
  • 371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
  • 118.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
  • 307.225 – Savannah Approach/Departure
  • 237.000 – Savannah CRTC CP
  • 123.200 – Savannah WCM9, Gulfstream
  • 123.575 – Savannah Gulfstream Test Ops

165 Airlift Wing, GA ANG

    • Aircraft: C-130H
    • Callsign: DAWG
    • 225.750 – Savannah 165th AW CP
    • 225.050 – Savannah 16th AW
C-130H, 80-0321, 165th AW

C-130H, 80-0321, 165th AW

165th AW C-130H conducting air drops at Fort Stewart (photo courtesy of Dan Scott)

165th AW C-130H conducting air drops at Fort Stewart (photo courtesy of Dan Scott)

Hunter AAF

  • 124.975 – Tower
  • 279.575 – Tower
  • 285.425 – Tower
  • 121.800 – Ground
  • 291.675 – Ground
  • 126.200 – Base Ops
  • 67.975 – 1-3 AVN Ops
  • 37.975 – 2-3 AVN Ops
  • 76.775 – 4-3 AVN Ops
  • 51.375 – 3-17 CAV Ops
  • 38.150 – 1/169 AVN Ops
  • 345.000 – USCG Air Station Savanah Ops
  • 150.300 – CG 113, USCG AirSta Savannah Ops (P25)
  • 323.125 – Hunter AAF ATIS
  • 127.525 – Hunter AAF ATIS
  • 127.650 – Ground Controlled Approach
  • 143.200 – Ground Controlled Approach
  • 307.125 – Ground Controlled Approach
  • 317.475 – Ground Controlled Approach
  • 406.1625 – Hunter Tower/Base Ops
  • 406.7625 – Hunter POL
  • 415.7625 – Hunter Trans Alert
UH-60M, 13-20592, 4-3 AVN

UH-60M, 13-20592, 4-3 AVN

Wright AAF/Midcoast Regional Airport

  • 126.250 – Wright AAF Tower
  • 269.275 – Wright AAF Tower
  • 127.350 – Marne Radio
  • 279.626 – Marne Radio

Brunswick

  • 122.800 – Brunswick/Golden Isles Aiport
  • 123.050 – Malcolm McKinnon Airport (St.Simons)
  • 123.000 – Jekyll Island Airport
MAGNUM 447 (SH-60B, HSL-44) doing an approach to the Jekyll Island Airport

MAGNUM 447 (SH-60B, HSL-44) doing an approach to the Jekyll Island Airport

MCAS Beaufort

  • 119.050/342.675 – Tower
  • 328.425 – Beaufort Approach/Departure
  • 292.125/125.125 – Beaufort Approach/Departure
  • 281.800 – Base Ops
  • 264.500 – PMSV

VMFA-115

    • Aircraft: F/A-18
    • Callsign: BLADE
    • 361.800 – VMFA-115 Base
    • 339.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 1
    • 225.675 – VMFA-115 Tac 2
    • 274.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 3
VMFA-115 F/A-18A+ on Signature Aviation's ramp at Savannah IAP (photo courtesy of Chuck Watson)

2 VMFA-115 F/A-18A+ on Signature Aviation’s ramp at Savannah IAP (photo courtesy of Chuck Watson)

VMFA-122

    • Aircraft: F/A-18
    • Callsign: NIKEL
    • 253.100 – VMFA-122 Base
    • 283.400 – VMFA-122 Tac 1
    • 354.325 – VMFA-122 Tac 2
    • 269.700 – VMFA-122 Tac 3

VMFA(AW)-224

    • Aircraft: F/A-18D
    • Callsign: BENGAL
    • 305.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
    • 250.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1
    • 258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
    • 336.225 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 3

VMFA-251

    • Aircraft: F/A-18C
    • Callsign: TBOLT
    • 313.800 – VMFA-251 Base
    • 290.000 – VMFA-251 Tac 1
    • 327.475 – VMFA-251 Tac 2
    • 376.425 – VMFA-251 Tac 3

VMFA-312

    • Aircraft: F/A-18C
    • Callsign: CHECK
    • 228.200 – VMFA-312 Base
    • 301.950 – VMFA-312 Tac 1
    • 320.300 – VMFA-312 Tac 2

VMFAT-501

    • Aircraft: F-35B
    • Callsign: SWEDE
    • 299.275 – VMFAT-501 Base
    • 315.300 – VMFA-501 Tac 1
    • 319.500 – VMFA-501 Tac 2

VMFA(AW)-533

    • Aircraft: F/A-18D
    • Callsign: HAWK
    • 310.200 – VMFA(AW)-533 Base
    • 289.275 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 1
    • 299.300 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 2
    • 348.825 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 3

Jacksonville International Airport

  • 118.300 – Tower
  • 317.700 – Tower
  • 118.000 – Approach/Departure
  • 119.000 – Approach/Departure
  • 121.300 – Approach/Departure
  • 123.800 – Approach/Departure
  • 124.900 – Approach/Departure
  • 127.000 – Approach/Departure
  • 308.400 – Approach/Departure
  • 322.400 – Approach/Departure
  • 335.600 – Approach/Departure
  • 351.800 – Approach/Departure
  • 377.050 – Approach/Departure

125th Fighter Wing, FL ANG

    • Aircraft: F-15
    • Callsigns: FANG, SNAKE, RATTLER, COIL
    • 251.250 – 125th FW CP
    • 273.900 – 125th FW SOF
    • 234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
    • 253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
    • 314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7
    • 343.000 – 125th FW Aux 8

NAS Jacksonville

  • 120.000 – Tower
  • 340.200 – Tower
  • 310.200 – Base Ops
  • 343.500 – PMSV
  • 306.000 – VP-30 Base
  • 271.400 – VP-16 Base
  • 371.350 – CPRW-11 Base
  • 303.000 – Air-to-Air, various units
  • 285.000 – Tactical Support Center Jacksonville
  • 4.379 USB – Tactical Support Center Jacksonville
  • 8.971 USB – Tactical Support Center Jacksonville
P-3C, 157329, VP-30

P-3C, 157329, VP-30

PELICAN 79 (P-8A, 168434, VP-45) on approach to Hunter AAF

PELICAN 79 (P-8A, 168434, VP-45) on approach to Hunter AAF

NS Mayport

  • 118.750 – Tower
  • 239.300 – Tower
  • 308.500 – Base Ops

Shaw AFB

  • 381.300 – Shaw AFB CP

55th Fighter Squadron

    • Aircraft: F-16CJ
    • Callsigns: BULLET, COLT, CONAN, DICE, HAMMER, HYDRA, LONER, LUCID, MISTY, MOJO, MUSTANG, NAIL, PISTOL, STRUT, VISOR
    • 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

77th Fighter Squadron

    • Aircraft: F-16CJ
    • Callsigns: DECK, DIAMOND, GAMBLER, GREASY, HELIX, JACKPOT, LUCKY, MIRAGE, MUSTANG, PEAK, POKER, ROULETTE, RUDE, SKYCAP, SLOT, SUNTAN, TRUMP
    • 273.700 – 77th FS “GAMBLER OPS”
    • 138.200 – 77th FS air-to-air
    • 139.825 – 77th FS air-to-air
    • 141.950 – 77th FS air-to-air
    • 314.100 – 77th FS air-to-air

79th Fighter Squadron

    • Aircraft: F-16CJ
    • Callsigns: BEAST, CLAW, FANG, GUNDOG, HELLCAT, HUNTER, JAGGER, KING, MADCAT, MUSTANG, POUNCE, PROWL, SCAR, SNAKE, TIGER, VIPER
    • 320.525 – 79th FS “TIGER OPS”
    • 138.150 – 79th FS air-to-air
    • 141.150 – 79th FS air-to-air
    • 141.625 – 79th FS air-to-air
    • 141.700 – 79th FS air-to-air

McEntire ANGB

169th Figher Wing, SC ANG

    • Aircraft: F-16CJ
    • Callsigns: MACE, VIPER, DEMON, HEAT
    • 298.300 – 169th FW “SWAMP FOX OPS”
    • 141.825 – 169th FW V14
    • 140.125 – 169th FW V15
    • 143.250 – 169th FW V16
    • 141.925 – 169th FW V17
    • 309.850 – 169th FW Aux 14?
    • 346.625 – 169th FW Aux 15?
    • 237.250 – 169th FW Aux 16

ARTCC

  • 256.900/133.700 – Jax Center Baxley Low
  • 269.025/127.575 – Jax Center Waycross 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
  • 319.200/127.875 – Jax Center Aiken High
  • 346.300/133.300 – Jax Center Moultrie Ultra High
  • 351.700/124.075 – Jax Center Summerville High
  • 363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Millen/Savannah Low
  • 370.950/133.625 – Jax Center Georgetown High
  • 379.100/127.950 – Jax Center Charleston Low
  • 263.075 – Atlanta Center
  • 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
  • 360.625/124.325 – Atlanta Center Clark Hill Ultra High
  • 322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low

Ranges

  • 119.225 – Townsend Range
  • 228.400 – Townsend Range
  • 252.900 – Townsend Range
  • 343.750 – Bulldog MOA
  • 354.300 – BEEFEATER ECM Range

SEALORD (W-157/158)

  • 284.500 – North Primary
  • 120.950 – North Primary
  • 313.700 – North Secondary
  • 267.500 – South Primary
  • 349.800 – Discrete
  • 376.900 – Discrete
  • 385.300 – Discrete
  • 301.000 – South TACTS Range
  • 350.000 – South TACTS Range

Miscellaneous

  • 349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO OPS”
  • 311.000 – McDill AFB “LIGHTNING OPS”
  • 228.225 – Moody AFB “ANGEL OPS”
  • 364.200 – NORAD AICC
  • 228.900 – NORAD Discrete
  • 260.900 – NORAD Discrete
  • 293.600 – NORAD Discrete
  • 316.300 – NORAD Discrete
  • 225.875 – AWACS Discrete
  • 320.600 – AWACS Discrete
  • 335.950 – AWACS Discrete
KOMODO 04 (E-8C, 92-3289, 116/461 ACW) on a sunset approach to Hunter AAF

KOMODO 04 (E-8C, 92-3289, 116/461 ACW) on a sunset approach to Hunter AAF

  • 225.725 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 228.050 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 235.325 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 276.075 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 318.300 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 324.650 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 328.050 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 335.975 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 341.750 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 346.675 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 355.250 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 372.150 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 381.000 – JSTARS Discrete
  • 395.150 – JSTARS Discrete
  • Note: JSTARS Activity is usually encrypted

9 Comments

  1. Chuck Fore says:

    Hi, wanted to say first this is a great page! Alot of useful frequencies. Got one question though; could most of these be monitored from roughly 30 miles west of Jax possibly? I can get Jax activity, but just curious about Moody and Savannah IAP and such. Thanks! 🙂

    • KF4LMT says:

      It all depends upon your setup, but Jax, Moody, and the offshore Warning areas should be possible. Townsend Range should be possible but Savannah is probably a stretch. The best I can suggest is program them in and give them a try to see what your range is.

  2. Chuck Fore says:

    Thank you for the reply! I forgot to mention I was only using a 24″ telescopic on my Icom handheld. Anyhow, I’m receiving most everything around Jax for now. Thanks again 🙂

  3. Don Oberlin says:

    Mac,

    You are are on the top of my list for (just one of the best.)

    Thanks for the post.
    Don
    KK4AMD

  4. DeltaCharlie says:

    callsigns heard for new P8’s ????

    • KF4LMT says:

      Take a look at the NAS Jacksonville sections of my monthly Military Monitoring Recap blog posts for P-8A callsigns; the units are using the same callsigns they used when they had P-3s. Sorry – I’m replying from my phone or I’d give a better/more detailed answer. Additionally, I hope to put up a blog post in about a week with which Jax units are equipped with which aircraft and what their callsigns are. Stay tuned…

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