Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman My rating: 5 of 5 starsI didn't realize when I bought Noah Feldman's The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President what a timely read it would be. It isn't as much a biography of Madison as much as it is an … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

Townsend Range JTAC Activity; 12 February 2019

Monday and Tuesday were the first days I've had the opportunity to turn on the radios in about a week. Monday was a slow MilCom day as usual, but Tuesday proved interesting with a lot of activity from MCAS Beaufort F/A-18s and F-35s working with a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) at Townsend Range in … Continue reading Townsend Range JTAC Activity; 12 February 2019

From the ARRL: FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

The ARRL posted this article on its website yesterday in reference to a petition from an Ohio amateur radio operator to change station identification requirements during emergencies and exercises for emergencies. I'll post my comment on it first followed by the ARRL article. I've had to use FCC station IDs for over twenty years as … Continue reading From the ARRL: FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

ProPublica Report on the US Navy and the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald Collisions

This isn't the type of thing I usually write about on this blog, but I stayed up late a few mornings ago reading it and felt that it needed to be shared. "Years of Warning, Then Death and Disaster," subtitled "How the Navy failed its sailors" is a very damning and depressing report on what … Continue reading ProPublica Report on the US Navy and the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald Collisions

Railroad Frequencies in Savannah, GA

This past weekend, I decided to do something a little different within the scanning hobby. I haven't listened to railroad frequencies in a while, so I trolled for railroad frequencies while in the mobile station with the HomePatrol 2 and at home with the BCD536HP. Given that the Savannah area has a lot of railroad … Continue reading Railroad Frequencies in Savannah, GA

A Visit to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center

This morning I went out to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center on Georgia Highway 204 at Bush Rd. I had been thinking about visiting for a while now and since I didn't have anything else going on this morning, I went out for a visit. When I left the house, it wasn't raining. … Continue reading A Visit to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; December 2018/January 2019

As I mentioned last month, I decided to combine the December 2018 and January 2019 reports due to December 2018 being a short month radio-wise. As promised, here is the report. I've started something new for the recap this month: I've added talkgroup logs for trunked repeater systems in use by the military. Hopefully, this … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; December 2018/January 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; December 2018/January 2019

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. CANFORCE 1604 (B350, C-GPDC, RCAF METF) southbound along the SC/GA coast on 18 December 2018 PRO 01 (P-8A, 169344, VP-30) on … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; December 2018/January 2019

Royal Danish Air Force C-130J Conducted Parachute Drops Near Savannah

Savannah - Yesterday, a Royal Danish Air Force C-130J conducted parachute drops in the area of Tybee Island near Savannah, GA. It appears it was part of Exercise Emerald Warrior 2019, a US Special Operations Command exercise that combines Special Operations and Conventional forces to prepare for operations "in a complex and uncertain Irregular Warfare … Continue reading Royal Danish Air Force C-130J Conducted Parachute Drops Near Savannah

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft List

Savannah - Over the last few months, I've been able to identify a few more new 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Helicopters at Hunter AAF. I still think it's possible that some of the helicopters identified as 4-3 AVN UH-60Ms could be C/2-3 AVN HH-60Ms, so if anything changes, I'll post another update. If anyone has … Continue reading 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft List