Military Monitoring Recap; May 2013

Due to a variety of reasons, I didn’t spend as much time on the radios during May, but the month was notable for two reasons.  First, VMFA-312 has definitely switched to 253.100 for their Base frequency; they consistently used it throughout the month as in April.  Second, the transition from the MH-65C to the MH-65D by Coast Guard Air Station Savannah appears to have been completed during May; while not listed here, MH-65D 6550 began appearing regularly on my Mode-S logs while running unattended.  I haven’t heard it during attended monitoring yet but I’m guessing that it is CGAS Savannah’s fifth MH-65D.

Hunter AAF
124.975 – Tower
279.575 – Tower
285.425 – Tower
121.800 – Ground
291.675 – Ground
126.200 – Base Ops
309.000 – PMSV
77.725 – 224 MI Bn “SUNNY Ops”
38.150 – B/1-169 AVN “HURRICANE Ops”
139.400 – B/1-169 AVN “HURICANE Ops”
242.400 – B/1-169 AVN
345.000 – USCG AirSta Savannah Ops
150.300 – CG 113, USCG AirSta Savannah Ops (P25)
406.1625 – Base Ops
406.7625 – POL
415.7625 – Trans Alert

ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20012 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20015 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20019 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/BLACKHAWK 20022 (MH-60M, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/CHINOOK 03748 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/CHINOOK 03761 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/CHINOOK 03770 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY/CHINOOK 03785 (MH-47G, 3-160 SOAR)
SUNNY ## (RC-12, 224 MI Bn)
ARMY/GUARD/CHINOOK 08798 (CH-47F, B/1-169 AVN)
ARMY/GUARD/CHINOOK 08811 (CH-47F, B/1-169 AVN)
ARMY/GUARD/CHINOOK 08826 (CH-47F, B/1-169 AVN)
ARMY/GUARD/CHINOOK 08827 (CH-47F, B/1-169 AVN)
ARMY/GUARD/CHINOOK 08830 (CH-47F, B/1-169 AVN)
COAST GUARD 6604 (MH-65C, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6516 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6530 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6550 (MH-65D, Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6562 (MH-66D. 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
225.750 – 165th AW CP “ANIMAL CONTROL”
225.050 – 165th AW
123.100 – EAGLE 0# air-to-air
TG 199 (SEGARRN TRS) – EAGLE 0# air-to-air

DAWG ## (C-130H, 165th AW)
GULFTEST ## (Gulfstream Test)
EAGLE 0# (MD-500, Chatham County)

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

MCAS Beaufort
328.425 – Approach/Departure
292.125 – Approach/Departure
281.800 – Base Ops
344.200 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
250.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
313.800 – VMFA-251 Base
290.000 – VMFA-251 Tac 1
327.475 – VMFA-251 Tac 2
253,100 – VMFA-312 Base
301.950 – VMFA-312 Tac 1
320.300 – VMFA-312 Tac 2

TBOLT 5# (F/A-18C, VMFA-251)
BENGAL 4# (F/A-18D, VMFA-224)
CHECK 6# (F/A-18C, VMFA-312)

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
122.800 – CTAF

Malcolm McKinnon Airport
123.050 – CTAF

Jekyll Island Airport
123.000 – CTAF

Charleston AFB
306.925 – Charleston Approach/Departure
120.700 – Charleston Approach/Departure
349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO OPS”
134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO OPS”
233.950 – Charleston AFB PMSV
118.150 – North Field CCT
235.775 – North Field CCT

BASCO ## – C-17A, 437th/315th AW
GRITS ## – C-17A, 437th/315th AW
LIFTR ## – C-17A, 437th/315th AW
MOOSE ## – C-17A, 437th/315th AW

McEntire ANGB
298.300 – 169th FW “SWAMP FOX Ops”
141.825 – 169th FW V14
143.300 – 169th FW V15
140.125 – 169th FW V18

MACE (F-16CM, 169th FW)
VIPER (F-16CM, 169th FW)
DEMON (F-16CM, 169th FW)

Jacksonville IAP
317.700 – Jacksonville IAP Tower
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
343.000 – 125th FW Aux 8

FANG (F-15, 125th FW)
SNAKE (F-15, 125th FW)
RATTLER (F-15, 125th FW)

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS
340.200 – Jacksonville IAP Tower
322.400 – Jacksonville App/Dep
351.800 – Jacksonville App/Dep
377.050 – Jacksonville App/Dep
310.200 – NAS Jacksonville Base Ops
306.000 – VP-30 Base

NAVY JV 829 (C-40A, 165829, VR-58)
NAVY LL 26 (P-3C, VP-30)
NAVY LL 800 (P-8A, 168435, VP-30)
NAVY LL 801 (P-8A, 168431, VP-30)
NAVY LL 803 (P-8A, 168435, VP-30)
NAVY LL 805 (P-8A, probably 168435, VP-30)
NAVY LL 808 (P-8A, 168432, VP-30)
NAVY LL 820 (P-8A, 168428, VP-30)
NAVY LL 828 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LL 838 (P-8A, VP-30)
NAVY LL 840 (P-8A, 168431, VP-30)
NAVY LL 849 (P-8A, 168432 VP-30)
TALON ## (P-8A, VP-16)
TRIDENT ## (P-3C, VP-26)

Robins AFB
293.525 – 116th/461st ACW “PEACHTREE Ops”
225.725 – JSTARS Discrete
276.075 – JSTARS Discrete
328.025 – JSTARS Discrete
372.150 – JSTARS Discrete
381.000 – JSTARS Discrete
349.850 – Robins PMSV

PEACH 98 (E-8C, 96-0043, 116th ACW)
PHENOM ## (E-8C, 461st ACW)
ROGUE ## (F-15, Robins ALC)

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA

SEALORD (USN FACSFAC Jax)
120.950 – North Primary
284.500 – North Primary
267.500 – South Primary
349.800 – W-157 Discrete
376.900 – W-157 Discrete

DOUBLESHOT (W-161/177)
127.725 – Primary
381.350 – Primary

Miscellaneous
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
324.600 – AR-207
311.000 – MacDill AFB “LIGHTNING Ops”
273.700 – VFA-106 air-to-air
311.525 – VMA-542 Tac
248.900 – USN/Phoenix Air

AIR FORCE 1 (VC-25A, 89th AW)
AMBUSH 31 (F/A-18, VFC-12)
ARMY 24379 (C-12R, 84-24379, A/2-228 AVN)
ARMY 95590 (AH-64D)
BANDIT 01 (F-5N, VFC-111)
BOLT 02 (KC-135T, 59-1471, 6th AMW)
BOLT 22 (KC-135R, 62-3568, 6th AMW)
COAST GUARD 2003 (HC-130J, CGAS Elizabeth City)
EMPIRE ## (F/A-18, VFA-106)
FIXER 21 (F/A-18)
FLASH 28 (C-37A, 01-0028, 6 AMW)
FLIGHT CHECK 02 (Cessna 560XL, N2, FAA)
FOX 242 (C-12, USMC)
FUZZY 82 (C-130H, 89-1188, 914th AW)
HAMMERHEAD ## (CH-53E, HMH-366)
KING 55 (HC-130P, 920th RQW)
LUSTY 1# (AV-8B, VMA-542)
OTIS 17 (KC-130J, 166472, VMGR-252)
NAVY AJ 701 (MH-60S, HSC-9)
PAT 543 (C-12U, 84-0172, 6-52 AVN)
PAT 0505 (C-26B, 91-0505, NC ARNG)
PIRAT 13 (KC-135T, 59-1471, 6th AMW)
PIRAT ## (KC-135R, 6th AMW)
PRIDE 71 (F/A-18C, VFA-15)
RATS 20 (KC-135, March AFB)
RIPTIDE 41 (LJ-35, N541PA, Phoenix Air Group)
SAM 953 (probably C-20B, 86-0206, 89 AW)
SPAR 612 (C-21A, 84-0098, 375th AW)
SUNNY 558 (JC-12F, 163558, VMR Det MCAS New River)
VENUS 55
LIFESTAR 1 (BKK-117, N911MZ, Omniflight Helicopters)
N296AE (Bell 206 L-1, AirEvac 95)
N269AE (Bell 206 L-3, AirEvac 91)
N416AE (Bell 206 L-4, AirEvac 96)

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
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