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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,…
  • N6L: 95th Anniversary, Lombard St. San Francisco. 19 May 2017 – 28 May 2017 Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA May 19-May 29, 0000Z-2359Z, N6L, Healdsburg, CA. Will Pattullo, AE6YB. 21.265 14.265 7.265 3.815. QSL. N6L - Will Pattullo, 161 Presidential Cir, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Built in 1922, Lombard Street in San Francisco, is known for the one-way block on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, where eight sharp turns are said to make…
  • 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…

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Logs; March 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.

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

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

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

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

GULFTEST 62 (G550, 5H-ONE, Government of Tanzania) headed off shore for a test flight

000001 – MH-47G?, 05-03761?, 160th SOAR? (seemed to correlate to ARMY 03761’s altitude)
0200AC – G550, CN-AMS, Moroccan Air Force
08000F – G550, 5H-ONE, Government of Tanzania (GLF62)
43C136 – C-17A, ZZ176, 99 Sqn RAF (RRR6749)
83AEFC – C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN (PAT301 on box, PAT 168 on ATC)
83AEFC – C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN (PAT462 on box, MOHAWK 95 on ATC)
A1C6A8 – B737, N213WN, Soutwest Airlines (SOUTHWEST 8600 on ATC)
A22954 – Bell 206L-1, N239AE, AirEvac 96 Jesup (N239AE)
A229F4 – Bell 206L-1, N239AE, AirEvac 96 Jesup (N239AE)
A30BC9 – Bell 206L-1, N296AE, AirEvac 95 Statesboro (N296AE)
A326C5 – Bell 206L-1, N302AE, AirEvac 91 Vidalia (N302AE)
A41451 – G450, N362GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF55)
A41451 – G450, N362GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF94)
A49561 – Bell 206L-1, N395AE, AirEvac 102 Dublin (N395AE)
A4C4B5 – Bell 407, N406UH, Air Methods (N406UH on box, LIFESTAR 1 on ATC)
A52242 – WP-3D, N43RF, NOAA Aircraft Operations (NOAA43)
A60C09 – B737, N489WN, Southwest Airlines (SOUTHWEST 7070 on ATC)
A63A87 – G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF58)
A63A87 – G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF83)
A63B45 – CL-600, N500PR, Penske Racing Inc (N500PR)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF20)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF30))
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF25)
A71DBD – G550, N558GD, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 88 on ATC)
A7411E – B757, N567CA, National Airlines (NATIONAL CARGO 321 on ATC)
A7411E – B757, N567CA, National Airlines (NATIONAL CARGO 322 on ATC)
A7411E – B757, N567CA, National Airlines (NCR326)
A7C7D5 – G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF83)
A82D1E – G650, N626GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF92)
A83CAC – G650, N664GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF35)
A850E6 – G650, N653GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF45)
A850E6 – G650, N653GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 54 on ATC)
A88D66 – G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF47)
A88D66 – G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF89)
A8B887 – G650, N661GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF92)
AAB5B1 – Bell 206L-1, N79AE, AirEvac EMS (N79AE)
AABCD7 – AT-6G, N791MH, AeroShell Aerobtic Team
AACC3D – B737, N795SW, Southwest Airlines (SOUTHWEST 7095 on ATC)
AADE58 – BE20, N8NA, NASA (NASA8)
AB20E7 – A330, N816NW, Delta Airlines (DAL8825)
AC06F0 – B752, N874TW, US Dept of Justice (JENA 01 on ATC)
ADF497 – G550, N999FH, WFBN (GLF88)
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG75 on box, DAWG 35 on ATC)
ADFDEC – C-130H3, 94-6707, 165th AW (DAWG48 on box, DAWG 07 on ATC)
ADFDF8 – VC-25, 82-8000, 89th AW (AIR FORCE 1 on ATC)
ADFE83 – C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW (DAWG10 on box, DAWG 48 on ATC)
ADFE83 – C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW (DAWG10)
ADFE83 – C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW (DAWG48)
ADFEA1 – C-130H3, 94-7321, 165th AW (DAWG10 on box, DAWG 21 on ATC)
ADFEB6 – E-4B, 75-0125, 55th Wing (GORDO14 on box, COACH 85 on ATC)
ADFECE – C-12U, 84-00488, F/6-52 AVN (PAT775)
ADFED5 – C-12U, 85-1267, OSACOM VA RFC (R51267)
AE0111 – WC-130J, 96-5300, 53rd WRS (TEAL19)
AE0168 – C-20B, 86-0203, 89th AW (SAM 716 on ATC)
AE016D – C-21A, 84-0075, 375th AW (SPAR687)
AE0191 – C-21A, 84-0124, 103rd FW (SPAR689)
AE0191 – C-21A, 84-0124, 103rd FW (SPAR694)
AE020D – KC-10A, 79-1947, 305th AMW (WINK99)
AE0234 – KC-130A, 87-0122, 305th AMW (HOIST80)
AE0237 – KC-135R, 61-0315, 6th AMW (BOLT33)
AE025C – KC-135R, 58-0034, 6th AMW (PIRAT04)
AE02C6 – C-130H, 89-9102, 165th AW (DAWG99)
AE02D9 – C-130H, 89-1181, 165th AW (DAWG12 on box, DAWG 45 on ATC)
AE0359 – KC-135R, 57-1439, 22nd ARW (BOLT12)
AE036E – UC-35A, 98-0008, US Army
AE0394 – KC-135R, 64-14832, 134th ARW (SODA82)
AE03DB – KC-130T, 165316, VMGR-452 (YANKEE 70 on ATC)
AE03F0 – C-130T, 165378, VR-55 (CONVOY 3983 on ATC)
AE03F4 – C-12U, 84-0145, DE ARNG
AE0405 – C-37A, 97-1944, OSACOM PATD (R1944)
AE040D – E-6B, 162782, VQ-3 (BUTTE9)
AE040F – E-6B, 162784, VQ-3 (RINE28)
AE0421 – KC-135T, 58-0089, 6th AMW (BOLT13)
AE0437 – CN-235, 96-6046, 427th SOS (WOODY10)
AE0442 – CN-235, 96-6044, 427th SOS (VIKING93)
AE044C – C-2A, 162144, VRC-40 (RAWHIDE 72 on ATC)
AE046D – C-2A, 162172, VRC-40 (RAWHIDE 71 on ATC)
AE04A7 – KC-130J, 165809, VMGR-252 (OTIS13)
AE04AA – UC-35A, 99-0101, C/6-52 AVN (PAT 875 on ATC)
AE04D7 – C-40A, 165829, VR-58 (CNV4122)
AE04D8 – C-40A, 165830, VR-59 (CNV4921)
AE04E5 – KC-135R, 59-1478, 134th ARW (SODA81)
AE04F1 – C-12U, 84-00161, F/6-52 AVN (REEL85)
AE0505 – KC-135R, 60-0366, 108th Wing (TOPCAT5)
AE056A – C-5M, 86-0013, 436th AW (RCH183T)
AE059F – KC-135R, 61-0294, 916th ARW (BACKY91)
AE066F – KC-135R, 62-3580, 916th ARW (REGAL33)
AE06E4 – UC-12M, 163836, MCAS Beaufort
AE074E – UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort (FOX 840 on ATC)
AE074E – UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort (FOX 841 on ATC)
AE07D7 – C-17A, 92-3293, 437th/315th AW (TURTLE8)
AE07E8 – C-17A, 95-0105, 105th AW (BRONZ9)
AE07E8 – C-17A, 95-0105, 105th AW (POLO43)
AE07EA – C-17A, 95-0107, 437th/315th AW (VOLT16)
AE07EB – C-17A, 96-0001, 62nd AW (RCH205T)
AE07EF – C-17A, 96-0005, 105th AW (POLO33)
AE07F9 – C-17A, 97-0047, 437/315 AW (TURTLE8)
AE08FC – C-12U, 84-24379, A/2-228 AVN (00000000 on box, PAT 963 on ATC)
AE08FC – C-12U, 84-24379, A/2-228 AVN (PAT044)
AE08FC – C-12U, 84-24379, A/2-228 AVN (PAT842)
AE08FD – C-12U, 84-24380, A/2-228 AVN (MOHWK88)
AE0940 – UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW
AE0940 – UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW (VM374)
AE0995 – UH-60L, 95-26608, 1-244 AVN, FL ARNG
AE10B7 – C-17A, 01-0188, 105th AW (POLO17)
AE1159 – T-6A, 165999, VT-10
AE115E – C-37A, 01-0030, 6th AMW
AE115E – C-37A, 01-0030, 6th AMW (SPAR30)
AE1169 – C-12U, 84-00163, F/6-52 AVN (PAT879 on box, PAT 982 on ATC)
AE1169 – C-12U, 84-00163, F/6-52 AVN (REEL76)
AE1173 – C-17A, 02-1101, 437th/315th AW (RCH381)
AE117A – C-17A, 02-1108, 62nd AW (RCH213T)
AE118A – C-37A, 02-1863, OSACOM Andrews (R1863)
AE1235 – C-17A, 03-3124, 437th/315th AW (LIFTR14)
AE1235 – C-17A, 03-3124, 437th/315th AW (RCH190T)
AE1235 – C-17A, 03-3124, 437th/315th AW (TURTLE8)
AE1251 – C-40A, 165835, VR-57 (CNV4942)
AE1280 – EC-130H, 73-1587, 55th ECG (AXIS43)
AE143F – C-130J, 05-1465, 146th AW (MLIBU55)
AE1464 – C-17A, 06-6166, 436th AW (RCH928)
AE1466 – C-17A, 06-6168, 436th AW (RIDER69)
AE1468 – C-17A, 07-7170, 436th AW (RIDER69)
AE146D – C-17A, 07-7175, 436th AW (RCH184T)
AE1490 – 95-0122, E-8C, 116th/461st ACW (KOMODO02)
AE14D1 – P-3C, 161121, VP-62
AE189C – C-40C, 05-0932, 932 AW (SPAR16)
AE1D7D – P-3C, 163000, VP-30
AE1D7E – P-3C, 163001??, VP-30
AE1F94 – UH-72A, 10-72133, 2-151 AVN GA ARNG
AE1FF6 – UH-72A, 12-72231, GA ARNG?
AE20C6 – C-17A, 07-7185, 437th/315th AW
AE20C6 – C-17A, 07-7185, 437th/315th AW (RCH955)
AE20C7 – C-17A, 07-7186, 437th/315th AW (RCH192T)
AE266A – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah (C6516)
AE2688 – MH-65D, 6550, CGAS Savannah (6550)
AE2694 – MH-65D, 6562, CGAS Savannah (C6562)
AE29DA – C-130J, 07-3170, 317th AG (HAVOC67)
AE2FA9 – C-17A, 08-8197, 62nd AW (RCH676)
AE2FAB – C-17A, 08-8199, 62nd AW (RCH212T)
AE4AEA – C-32A, 09-0017, 89th AW
AE4BDC – C-130J, 08-5705, 317th AG (RCHA612)
AE4C60 – MC-12W, 10-00730, 15th MI Bn
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 45 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 60 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 66 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY08 on box, SHADY 45 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY08)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY45)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY66)
AE4D66 – C-17A, 10-0213, 437th/315th AW (RCH512)
AE4D69 – C-17A, 10-0216, 62nd AW (RCH676)
AE4E05 – C-37A, 102, USCG (C102)
AE4E0F – C-130J, 11-5734, 19th AW (GLEAN49)
AE4EB2 – P-8A, 168428, VP-16
AE4EB4 – P-8A, 168430, VP-26 (TRNDT08)
AE4EBA – P-8A, 168436, VP-5 (MADFX34)
AE4EBB – P-8A, 168437, VP-5 (MADFX24)
AE4EBC – P-8A, 168438, VP-5 (MADFX84)
AE4EBF – P-8A, 168754, VP-30 (VVLL859)
AE4EC7 – P-8A, 168762, VP-16 (TALON77)
AE509F – MH-65D, 6544, CGAS Savannah (C6544)
AE54C6 – HC-130J, 11-5765, 71st RQS (KING15)
AE5622 – MC-12S, 13-00282, US Army (30282 on box, CROOK 66 on ATC)
AE56AD – UH-60M, 13-20581, 4-3 AVN
AE56B5 – MH-60M, 13-20589, 4-3 AVN (R20589)
AE579B – HH-60M, 14-20683, C/2-3 AVN (5567 on box, part of ARMY 20609 flight on ATC)
AE57B4 – P-8A, 168848, VP-26 (TRDNT04)
AE57B9 – P-8A, 168853, VP-16 (TALON90)
AE57BD – P-8A, 168857, VP-26 (TRDNT12)
AE57C1 – P-8A, 168996, SDC Dallas (NAVY EO 767 on ATC) (not txmitting ADS-B)
AE57C6 – P-8A, 169001, VP-30 (VVLL883)
AE57C7 – P-8A, 169002, VP-30 (00000000)
AE57C7 – P-8A, 169002, VP-30 (VVLL806)
AE57C7 – P-8A, 169002, VP-30 (VVLL824)
AE57CA – P-8A, 169005, VP-16 (00000000)
AE57CB – P-8A, 169006, VP-30 (VVLL814)
AE57CD – P-8A, 169008, VP-30
AE57CE – P-8A, 169009, VP-30 (VVLL833)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 09 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 12 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 25 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 33 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 42 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 60 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 66 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY60)
AE595D – C-130J, 14-5791, 19th AW (RCHA612)
C2AF59 – CC-130H, 130333, 8 Wing RCAF (TIGR333)

Review: The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945
The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’re looking for some different to read about World War II, this is definitely a good choice. Hastings has written a wonderful history of espionage and intelligence during World War II. He covers the efforts of the major players on both sides chronologically, analyzing their performance objectively and fairly. More importantly, he not only looks at what happened but how it impacted the War, emphasizing that what was collected intelligence wise was only as good as how it was used. He also shows that having the intelligence is useless if you don’t have the means to act on it. He covers those generating the intelligence, in the case of signals intelligence (SIGINT) the systems used to collect it, how it was used by military leaders, and how it was used by civilian leadership. Speaking of SIGINT, if you’re a radio hobbyist this is definitely a book to put on your reading list. This was a fascinating and highly interesting read because Hastings didn’t stop at detailing what was done by intelligence agencies, agents, and operatives but delved into how the intelligence was used. This definitely isn’t the first book you should read about World War II, because you need to have basic background on the War, but it should definitely be on your reading list about the War!

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2017 Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow (Brunswick, GA) Frequencies

Update 26 March 2017:  118.650 is indeed “Tower” for the airshow.

Brunswick, GA – Due to my work schedule, I’m not able to attend or do any attended listening of this weekend’s Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport (KBQK), but I did set up a radio to do some computer logging/recording yesterday. It logged what seems to be the Air Boss frequency along with frequencies for the Blue Angels, the F-22 Demo Team, and the Sky Soldiers Demo Team. Additionally, it recorded several references to 118.650 as “the tower frequency.” KBQK doesn’t have a control tower, so it’s possible that a portable tower has been set up for the air show and it’s using 118.650. I’ll put it in the scan list today and try to confirm it.

123.150 – Air Boss

237.800 – Blue Angels Solos
284.250 – Blue Angels Show Box
275.350 – Blue Angels Squadron Common; Diamond

376.025 – F-22 Demo Team

234.500 – Sky Soldiers
123.025 – Sky Soldiers

I also checked Mode-S logs and found several aircraft that should be static displays or performers for the airshow.  It looks like C-17A, 92-3293 from the 437th/315th Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB, C-130H3, 94-6705 of the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, and P-3C, 161121 from VP-62 and NAS Jacksonville are static displays. It’s possible that a Georgia Army National Guard UH-72A, 12-72231 is a static display as well, but given the last altitude my receiver saw it, I’m not fully sure it landed at KBQK. One of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team AT-6Gs showed up on Mode-S as well.

AE07D7 – C-17A, 92-3293, 437th/315th AW (TURTLE8)
AE1FF6 – UH-72A, 12-72231, GA ARNG?
AE14D1 – P-3C, 161121, VP-62
AABCD7 – AT-6G, N791MH, AeroShell Aerobtic Team
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG75)

I’ll be recording today as well and will update this list for the Sunday show if any new frequencies show up in today’s logs. If you have the chance to attend, don’t hesitate to go and have a good time; we don’t get the Blue Angels this close to Savannah or Brunswick very often, we usually have to go to one of military bases like Jacksonville, Moody, Robins, or Beaufort.

Review: The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942 by Nigel Hamilton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I picked up Mantle of Command at the Little White House gift shop while visiting the Historic Site on vacation this year. It looked like it would be an interesting read and it would be nice to have a book on FDR that came from his Little White House at Warm Springs. Mantle of Command essentially takes a look at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s leadership as Commander in Chief during the early stages of World War II, essentially from the Argentia Conference in 1941 to the Torch Landings in North Africa in 1942. Hamilton’s intent was to show that Roosevelt was not being led by the nose by Churchill, as some would have you believe, but was the true leader and decision maker in the direction and strategy of the early days of World War II after the United States’ entry into the war. In my opinion, however, Hamilton goes beyond biography and History into hagiography. It seems that from Hamilton’s perspective everything that Churchill, Stimson, Knox, Hull, Marshall, King, and others do wrong and everything that Roosevelt does is right. Furthermore, he is downright hostile toward Churchill and Stimson in particular. He goes too far and the book lacks objectivity; it feels like he started out with a premise and instead of exploring that premise only attempted to prove it. I have to admit that I was profoundly disappointed with this book after having good expectations of it. I don’t like giving bad reviews, but this is a History book that I just can’t recommend.

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Military Monitoring Recap; February 2017

The shortest month of the year, February was an interesting one. As has been customary the last few years, February saw both a Marine Division Tactics Course (MDTC) at MCAS Beaufort and a Sentry Savannah exercise at the Air Dominance Center at the Savannah International Airport. For the MDTC, assets from MAWTS-1, VMFAT-401, VMFA-112, and the 142nd FW, Oregon ANG came to the area to support training for aircrews from various MAG-31 squadrons. While on the subject of MCAS Beaufort and MAG-31, it seems that they are undergoing some frequency changes (see list below) for VMFA-115, VMFA-122, VMFA-312, and VMFAT-501 which I am still in the process of trying to work out. Sentry Savannah‘s participants this February were the 43rd FS from Tyndall, the 142nd FW from Portland (they were in Savannah for a total of three weeks), the 2nd FTS from Tyndall, and VFA-143 from Oceana.

43rd FS F-22A

43rd FS F-22A

2nd FTS T-38A, 68-8139

2nd FTS T-38A, 68-8139

142nd FW F-15C, 78-0482

142nd FW F-15C, 78-0482

VFA-143 F/A-18E

VFA-143 F/A-18E

Another interesting catch for February was what seems to be a new US Coast Guard C-37 testing out of the Gulfstream facilities at the Savannah IAP. Flying with the callsign COAST GUARD 202 its Mode-S code is AE5F07 and its callsign on Mode-S is C202. It’s worth noting that it was sending ADS-B data during its apparent testing.

An ADS-B track on COAST GUARD 202, which seems to be a new Coast Guard C-37.

An ADS-B track on COAST GUARD 202, which seems to be a new Coast Guard C-37.

While not military, it’s worth mentioning that one of the coastal Georgia area air ambulances has changed aircraft. LifeStar 1, the Air Methods air ambulance helicopter that flies out of Springfield, GA began using a new (for them) helicopter in February. They switched from the BK-117, N911MZ that they’ve been flying for years to a Bell 407 Jet Ranger, N406UH. N406UH’s Mode-S code is A4C4B5 and thus far it has not transmitted ADS-B data.

 
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
34.125 – 3-17 CAV “LIGHTHORSE Ops”
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 26831 (UH-60L, 99-26831, 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 20610 (HH-60M, 13-20610, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20683 (HH-60M, 14-20683, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20777 (HH-60M, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 35395 (AH-64D, 03-05395, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 75517 (AH-64D, 07-05517, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95596 (AH-64D, 09-05596, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95605 (AH-64D, 09-05605, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 20571 (UH-60M, 13-20571, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20573 (UH-60M, 13-20573, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20588 (UH-60M, 13-20588, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20646 (UH-60M, 13-20646, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20654 (UH-60M, 14-20654, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20657 (UH-60M, 14-20657, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 20658 (UH-60M, 14-20658, 4-3 AVN)
ARMY 03746 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03752 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03786 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20018 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20019 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20022 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
SHADY 03 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 08 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 10 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 64 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 77 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 80 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 85 (MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 93 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
COAST GUARD 6516 (MH-65D, 6516, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6550 (MH-65D, 6550, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6555 (MH-65D, 6555, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6562 (MH-64D, 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)
237.000 – CRTC/Air Dominance Center CP (43rd FS Ops)
253.200 – CRTC/Air Dominance Center CP (142nd FW Ops)
350.675 – North TACTS Range (VFA-143 Base)
256.750 – 43rd FS Air-to-Air
288.900 – 43rd FS Air-to-Air
290.675 – 43rd FS Air-to-Air
352.100 – 43rd FS Air-to-Air
226.750 – 142nd FW Air-to-Air
321.000 – 142nd FW Air-to-Air
320.600 – 2nd FTS Air-to-Air
268.500 – VFA-143 Air-to-Air
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream Aerospace
128.925 – Gulfstream Service Center
130.375 – Signature Flight Support

DAWG 02 (C-130H, 89-9102, 165th AW)
DAWG 1# flight (C-130H, 165th AW)
DAWG 21 (C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW)
DAWG 58 (C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW)
DAWG 81 (C-130H, 165th AW)
EAGLE 0# (MD-500, Chatham Co)
GULFTEST 06 (G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 07 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 11 (G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 11 (G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 17 (G650, N658GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 18 (G650, N659GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 20 (GA5C, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GUFLTEST 47 (G-IV, N44BB, Bollinger Enterprises)
GULFTEST 52 (G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 62 (G450, N361GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 67 (G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 69 (G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 83 (G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 83 (G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
CAP 938 (C182, N639CP, GA Civil Air Patrol)
COAST GUARD 202 (new C-37A?, USCG?)
ATLAS ## (F-22A, 43rd FS)
RAPTOR ## (F-22A, 43rd FS)
SAVAGE ## (F-22A, 43rd FS)
STINGER ## (F-22A, 43rd FS)
VAPOR ## (F-22A, 43rd FS)
EAGLE 0# (F-15C, 142nd FW)
RAGE ## (F-15C, 142nd FW)
HOUND ## (T-38, 2nd FTS)
TALON ## (T-38, 2nd FTS)
TAPROOM ## (F/A-18E, VFA-143)
GRIFFIN ## (F/A-18E, VFA-143)

Sentry Savannah 17-1
288.400 – NORAD Discrete; STEALTH Check-In
293.600 – NORAD Discrete; Fighter Direction
316.300 – NORAD Discrete; Fighter Direction
265.400 – NORAD Discrete; Aerial Refueling
278.000 – Aerial Refueling
371.100 – 134th ARW Air-to-Air

BOLT 32 (KC-135R, 6th AMW)
SODA ## (KC-135R, 134th ARW)
STEALTH (117th ACS)
DRAGON (RTO)

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

VALKYRIE 36 (MQ-1?, E/3 AVN?)

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
328.425 – Approach/Departure
123.700 – Approach/Departure
292.125 – Approach/Departure
125.125 – Approach/Departure
281.800 – Base Ops
264.500 – PMSV
361.800 – VMFA-115 Base
339.500 – VMFA-115 Tac 1
274.500 – VMFA-122 Base (normally VMFA-115 Tac 3)
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
336.225 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 3
376.425 – VMFA-251 Tac 3
299.275 – VMFA-312 Air-to-Air (formerly VMFAT-501 Base)
299.300 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 2
326.700 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1 (new)
349.225 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2 (new)
341.825 – VMFAT-501 Tac 3 (new)
336.225 – MAG-31 MDTC Air-to-Air (normally VMFA-224 Tac 3)
376.425 – VMFA-112 Air-to-Air (normally VMFA-251 Tac 3)
309.800 – VMFT-401 Air-to-Air
369.700 – VMFT-401 Air-to-Air?

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)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
LATCH ## (F/A-18, MAG-31 MDTC)
SALEM ## (F/A-18, MAG-31 MDTC)
COWBOY 1# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-112)
SNIPER ## (F-5N, VMFT-401)
DEUCE (MACS-2)

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
35.600 – 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

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
264.200 – VP-5/8 Base
306.000 – VP-30 Base
233.750 – P-8A use; unknown designator/use
302.000 – P-8A use; unknown designator/use

MADFOX 24 (P-8A, 168437, VP-5)
MADFOX 88 (P-8A, 168762, VP-5)
IGER 02 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TALON 12 (P-8A, 169000, VP-16)
TALON 18 (P-8A, 168853, VP-16)
TALON 77 (P-8A, 169003, VP-16)
TALON 81 (P-81A, 169003, VP-16)
TIGER 12 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TIGER 34 (P-8A, 168758, VP-8)
TIGER 56 (P-8A, 168758, VP-8)
TIGER 88 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TRIDENT 00 (P-8A, 168848, VP-26)
TRIDENT 12 (P-8A, 168857, VP-26)
TRIDENT 13 (P-8A, 168757, VP-26)
TRIDENT 42 (P-8A, 168857, VP-26)
NAVY LL 11 (P-3C, VP-30)
NAVY LL 52 (P-3C, 158225, VP-30)
NAVY LL 804 (P-8A, 168999, VP-30)
NAVY LL 805 (P-8A, 169002, VP-30)
NAVY LL 805 (P-8A, 169009, VP-30)
NAVY LL 818 (P-8A, 169008, VP-30)
NAVY LL 819 (P-8A, 169006, VP-30)
NAVY LL 856 (P-8A, 168754, VP-30)
NAVY LL 859 (P-8A, 169001, VP-30)
NAVY LL 864 (P-8A, 169001, VP-30)
NAVY LL 871 (P-8A, 168754, VP-30)
NAVY LL 888 (P-8A, 169006, VP-30)
NAVY LL 899 (P-8A, 169002, VP-30)
CONVOY 4941 (C-40A, 165829, VR-58)
CANFORCE 0450 (CP-140, 140112, RCAF)

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”

BASCO 71 (C-17A, 08-8198, 437th/315th AW)
BASCO 7# (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
IMPAC 9# flight (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
TURTLE 05 (C-17A, 08-8191, 437/315 AW)

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
273.700 – 77th FS “GAMBLER Ops”
138.250 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
139.825 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
141.950 – 77th FS Air-to-Air

NOBLE ## (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
143.250 – 169th FW V16

MACE ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)
DEMON ## (F-16C, 169th FW)
STALK ## (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
367.275 – JSTARS Discrete
372.150 – JSTARS Discrete
376.125 – JSTARS Discrete
379.825 – JSTARS Discrete

PEACH 32 (E-8C, 92-3289, 116th/461st ACW)
PEACH 99 (E-8C, 116th/461st ACW)
STARGATE (E-8C backend, 330th CTS)

Moody AFB
143.750 – 23rd FG Air-to-Air

DUDE 0# (A-10C, 23rd FG)
POPS 0# (A-10C, 23rd FG)
KING 15 (HC-130J, 13-5785, 71st RQS)
KING 21 (HC-130J, 11-5727, 71st RQS)

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
260.900 – NORAD Discrete
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete

ARMY 90104 (UC-35B, 99-0104, A/2-228 AVN)
COAST GUARD 1718 (HC-130H, 1718, CGAS Clearwater)
COBRA 55 (WC-135C, 62-3582, 55th Wing)
GUARD 72239 (UH-72A, 12-72239, NE ARNG)
KBAR 558 (C-12, USMC)
KNIGHTHAWK 31 (?, HMX-1)
MARINE 374 (UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW)
MOHAWK 06 (C-12U, 84-00488, F/6-52 AVN)
MOHAWK 92 (C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN)
PAT 203 (C-12F, 86-0088, FL ARNG)
PAT 428 (C-12U, 84-00176, US Army)
PAT 986 (C-12, US Army)
PIONEER 07 (P-8A, 167956, VX-1)
RANGER 27 (KC-130T, VMGR-234)
REACH 156 (C-5M, 86-0013, 436th AW)
REACH 166T (C-17A, 00-0174, 3rd Wing)
REACH 735 (C-17A, 01-0192, 105th AW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-3175, 317th AG)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-3178, 317th AG)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 11-5734, 19th AW)
SAM 500 (C-37B, 09-0525, 89th AW)
VENOM (JTAC, 165th ASOS)
LIFESTAR 1 (Bell 407, N406UH, Air Methods)
N79AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 96 Jesup)
N296AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 95 Statesboro)

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 Logs

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.

In February, I started seeing what I’m guessing to be a new US Coast Guard C-37A operating out of Savannah IAP; it appeared to be doing flight testing out of the Gulfstream facilities at Savannah IAP as COAST GUARD 202. Its Mode-S code is AE5F07 and its callsign on Mode-S is C202. It’s worth noting that it was sending ADS-B data during its apparent testing.

An ADS-B track on COAST GUARD 202, which seems to be a new Coast Guard C-37.

An ADS-B track on COAST GUARD 202, which seems to be a new Coast Guard C-37.

83AEFC – C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN (MOHWK92)
83AEFC – C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN (PAT482)
A152F2 – BE36, N18474, US Dept of Justice
A22E3C – LJ60, N24G, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
A30BC9 – Bell 206L-1, N296AE, AirEvac 95 Statesboro (N296AE)
A326C5 – Bell 206L-1, N302AE, AirEvac EMS
A339BD – C-146A, 11-3097/N307EF, 27th SOW/Sierra Nevada Corp (HOUND76)
A3DF3E – G150, N22G, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
A4109A – G450, N361GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF62)
A4C4B5 – Bell 407, N406UH, Air Methods (N406UH on box, LIFESTAR 1 on ATC)
A5396A – G150, N480JJ, Hendrick Motorsports
A5485F – G-IV, N44BB, Bollinger Enterprises (GLF47)
A589BD – CL-600, N520JG, Joe Gibbs Racing (N520JG)
A63A87 – G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF20)
A63A87 – G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF52)
A63A87 – G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GULFTEST 83 on ATC)
A63B45 – CL-600, N500PR, Penske Racing Inc (N500PR)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF11)
A64205 – G500, N502GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF67)
A645AB – G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF18)
A64973 – G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF7)
A65CDE – ERJ-145, N509RH, Hendrick Motorsports
A7C7D5 – G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF11)
A7C7D5 – G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF69)
A85F6B – C182, N639CP, GA Civil Air Patrol (CAP 938 on ATC)
A8AB09 – G650, N658GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF17)
A8AEC0 – G650, N659GA, Gulfstream Aerospace (GLF18)
AAB5B1 – Bell 206L-1, N79AE, AirEvac EMS (N79AE)
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG 05 on box, DAWG 21 on ATC)
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG05 on box, DAWG 10 flight on ATC)
ADFDEA – C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW (DAWG05)
ADFE1E – HC-130H, 1718, CGAS Clearwater
ADFE83 – C-130H, 92-0548, 165th AW (DAWG58)
ADFEC1 – UC-35, 96-00111, US Army (PAT225)
ADFECE – C-12U, 84-00488, F/6-52 AVN (PAT323 on box, MOHAWK 06 on ATC)
ADFEDE – C-12F, 86-0088, FL ARNG (PAT203)
AE0130 – KC-10A, 87-0118, 305th AMW (BANKR35)
AE013A – KC-135R, 59-1488, 101st ARW (SPUR81)
AE015F – KC-135R, 58-0119, 134th ARW (SODA82)
AE0169 – C-20B, 86-0204, 89th AW
AE022D – KC-10A, 86-0036, 305th AMW (BANKR99)
AE0268 – KC-135R, 59-1523, 171 ARW (STEEL83)
AE026B – KC-135R, 62-3515, 157th ARW (SPUR84)
AE02C6 – C-130H, 89-9102, 165th AW (DAWG02)
AE02C6 – C-130H, 89-9102, 165th AW (DAWG10 on box, DAWG 02 on ATC)
AE02D9 – C-130H, 89-1181, 165th AW (DAWG12)
AE038C – KC-135R, 62-3573, 6th AMW
AE0394 – KC-135R, 64-14832, 134th AW (SODA81)
AE03DB – KC-130T, 165316, VMGR-452
AE03FC – C-12U, 84-00176, US Army (PAT 428 on ATC)
AE0405 – C-37A, 97-1944, OSACOM PATD (ALLIED1)
AE040A – KC-130J, 165738, VMGR-252 (OTIS17)
AE0471 – KC-135R, 57-1451, 134th ARW (SODA81)
AE04AD – UC-35B, 99-0104, A/2-228 AVN
AE04D7 – C-40A, 165829, VR-58 (CNV4941)
AE04D8 – C-40A, 165830, VR-59 (CNV4330)
AE056A – C-5M, 86-0013, 436th AW (RCH156)
AE0677 – C-17A, 00-0172, 97th AMW (EAGLE63)
AE0679 – C-17A, 00-0174, 3rd Wing (RCH166T)
AE06D9 – UC-12F, 163561, USMC
AE06E4 – UC-12M, 163836, MCAS Beaufort
AE074E – UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort
AE07B6 – KC-135R, 62-3519, 6th AMW
AE07B9 – KC-135R, 62-3550, 161st ARW (BANKR31)
AE07D0 – C-17A, 89-1192, 437th/315th AW
AE07EA – C-17A, 95-0107, 437th/315th AW (RCH165T)
AE0808 – C-17A, 99-0062, 437th/315th AW (BASCO35)
AE087E – C-37A, 01-0028, 6th AMW
AE08F8 – C-12U, 84-24375, C/2-228 AVN (PAT942)
AE093A – UC-35B, 10-1051, B/2-228 AVN
AE0940 – UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW
AE0940 – UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW (MARINE 374 on ATC
AE0945 – C-40B, 01-0040, 89th AW (SAM507)
AE0978 – C-37A, 01-0076, 86th AW
AE10B3 – C-21A, 84-0110, 86th AW (RCH317)
AE10B5 – C-17A, 01-0186, 436th AW (RIDER69)
AE10BB – C-17A, 01-0192, 105th AW (RCH735)
AE10E7 – HC-130J, 2001, CGAS Elizabeth City (C2001)
AE10E8 – HC-130J, 2002, CGAS Elizabeth City (C2002)
AE10EA – HC-130J, 2004, CGAS Elizabeth City (2004)
AE1173 – C-17A, 02-1101, 437th/315th AW (RCH147T)
AE1178 – C-17A, 02-1106, 62nd AW (RCH102)
AE13E5 – WC-135W, 62-3582, 55th Wing (COBRA55)
AE13E6 – C-12C, 78-23128, USASOC Flt Det
AE1463 – C-17A, 06-6165, 436th AW (RCH170T)
AE146B – C-17A, 07-7173, 436th AW (RCH171T)
AE146C – C-17A, 07-7174, 436th AW (ROYAL90)
AE148A – E-8C, 92-3289, 116th/461st ACW (PEACH32)
AE17EF – C-40C, 05-0730, 932nd AW (SPAR11)
AE1CFC – P-3C, 158225, VP-30 (LL 52 on ATC)
AE1D7D – P-3C, 163000, VP-30
AE1D84 – P-3C, 163290, VP-30
AE1FFE – UH-72A, 12-72239, NE ARNG
AE20C5 – C-17A, 07-7184, 437th/315th AW (RCH552)
AE20C8 – C-17A, 07-7187, 437th/315th AW (IMPAC99)
AE222D – P-8A, 167952, VX-1
AE266A – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah
AE266A – MH-65D, 6516, CGAS Savannah (C6516)
AE2688 – MH-65D, 6550, CGAS Savannah (C6562 on box, 6550 on ATC)
AE268D – MH-65D, 6555, CGAS Savannah (C6555)
AE2694 – MH-65D, 6562, CGAS Savannah (C6562)
AE2907 – MH-60T, 6023, CGAS Clearwater (C6023)
AE2F9B – KC-130J, 168069, VMGR-252 (OTIS52)
AE2F9D – KC-130J, 168071, VMGR-252 (OTIS25)
AE2FA3 – C-17A, 08-8191, 437/315 AW (TURTLE5)
AE2FAA – C-17A, 08-8198, 437th/315th AW (BASCO71)
AE49C1 – C-17A, 09-9205, 437th/315th AW (RCH9205)
AE4A81 – C-37B, 09-0525, 89th AW (SAM 500 on ATC)
AE4AF0 – C-130J, 08-3175, 317th AG (RCHA612)
AE4AF3 – C-130J, 08-3178, 317th AG (RCHA612)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 03 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 08 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 64 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 80 on ATC)
AE4C61 – MC-12W, 10-00739, 224th MI Bn (SHADY85)
AE4E0F – C-130J, 11-5734, 19th AW (RCHA612)
AE4E18 – HC-130J, 11-5727, 71st RQS (KING21)
AE4EB1 – P-8A, 167956, VX-1 (PIONR07)
AE4EBB – P-8A, 168437, VP-5 (MADFX24)
AE4EBC – P-8A, 168438, VP-5
AE4EBF – P-8A, 168754, VP-30 (VVLL856)
AE4EBF – P-8A, 168754, VP-30 (VVLL871)
AE4EC2 – P-8A, 168757, VP-26
AE4EC2 – P-8A, 168757, VP-26 (TRIDNT13)
AE4EC3 – P-8A, 168758, VP-8
AE4EC3 – P-8A, 168758, VP-8 (TIGER34)
AE4EC3 – P-8A, 168758, VP-8 (TIGER56)
AE4EC5 – P-8A, 168760, VP-8
AE4EC7 – P-8A, 168762, VP-5 (00000000)
AE4EC7 – P-8A, 168762, VP-5 (MADFX5)
AE54B3 – C-17A, 10-0223, 437th/315th AW (BASCO75)
AE57B4 – P-8A, 168848, VP-26 (TRDNT00)
AE57B7 – P-8A, 168851, VP-8
AE57B9 – P-8A, 168853, VP-16 (TALON18)
AE57BD – P-8A, 168857, VP-26 (TRDNT42)
AE57BD – P-8A, 168857, VP-26 (TRNDT13 on box, TRIDENT 12 on ATC)
AE57C4 – P-8A, 168999, VP-30 (VVLL804)
AE57C5 – P-8A, 169000, VP-16 (TALON12)
AE57C6 – P-8A, 169001, VP-30 (VVLL859)
AE57C6 – P-8A, 169001, VP-30 (VVLL864)
AE57C7 – P-8A, 169002, VP-30 (VVLL805)
AE57C7 – P-8A, 169002, VP-30 (VVLL899)
AE57C8 – P-8A, 169003, VP-16 (TALON77)
AE57C8 – P-8A, 169003, VP-16 (TALON81)
AE57CB – P-8A, 169006, VP-30 (LL864 on box, LL 819 on ATC)
AE57CB – P-8A, 169006, VP-30 (VVLL888)
AE57CC – P-8A, 169007, VP-8 (00000000 on box, TIGER 88 on ATC)
AE57CC – P-8A, 169007, VP-8 (TIGER12)
AE57CC – P-8A, 169007, VP-8 (TIGER88)
AE57CD – P-8A, 169008, VP-30 (VVLL818)
AE57CE – P-8A, 169009, VP-30 (VVLL805)
AE57D7 – unknown (at 24,0000 ft)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 64 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 77 on ATC)
AE58B5 – MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn (SHADY 93 on ATC)
AE596E – HC-130J, 13-5785, 71st RQS (KING15)
AE5AEB – possibly ARMY 20777, HH-60M, C/2-3 AVN (1075 ft and below corresponding to 20777)
AE5F07 – C-37?, 202?, US Coast Guard (C202)
C2B215 – CP-140, 140112, RCAF (CANFORCE 0450 on ATC)
C2B369 – CC-144C, 144617, 412 Sqn RCAF (CFC3007)

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan PD Encryption

Savannah – In answer to a lot of questions I’ve been getting lately, the Savannah Chatham Municipal PD (SCMPD) has gone encrypted with their communications on the SEGARRN system. Based on recent monitoring, their Primary Dispatch, Car-to-Car, Records, and Tac channels are all encrypted. It sounds like any interoperability channels are still unencrypted. Fire and EMS channels for Savannah, other municipalities, and Southside are still unencrypted.

SCMPD joins Brunswick PD, Glynn County PD (partially encrypted), and what I believe to be the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools school buses as encrypted users of the SEGARRN system. The various Fire Departments and EMS services remain unencrypted with the exception of some of the EMS to Hospital talkgroups, so there is still activity to listen to.

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