Charleston, SC Road Trip Scanning Report; 21 February 2018

Charleston, SC – Yesterday, I had to make a quick day trip to Charleston, SC and although I didn’t make the trip in my vehicle, I did bring along the Uniden Home Patrol 2, the Uniden BCD436HP, and a mag mount scanner antenna. Radio-wise, it was an interesting trip; there’s a lot to listen to in the Charleston area including public safety, military, aviation, and marine/maritime communications.

 

Notes:

  • While in Charleston, I caught a NAS Jacksvonille P-8A using a callsign I’ve never hear them use before. RIDER 02 was in the pattern at Charleston AFB and when I had the chance to check my Mode-S/ADS-B logs at home, RIDER 02 was 168852, a P-8A most recently used by VP-30.
  • The last time I visited Charleston, in 2016, I heard Naval Weapons Station Charleston and Charleston AFB using 28### talkgroups on the US Department of Defense TRS; on this trip, I was hearing 7##, 8##, and 9## talkgroups. I wasn’t in the area long so I didn’t have the chance to check the control channels to see if there was a new or different system ID to determine if they’ve switched to a different system. It’s definitely something I’ll be looking into the next time I go to Charleston.
  • In October 2017, it was reported that USCGC Willow (WLB-202) changed homeport from Newport, RI to Charleston, SC to pick up navaid maintenance duties from the NC/SC state line down to the Caribbean. I haven’t heard her in the Savannah or Brunswick areas yet, but I did hear her on Marine VHF Channel 13 and Channel 16 while I was in Charleston. (USCGC Willow replaces USCGC Oak, which was homeported in Charleston until 2015)

 

South Carolina Forestry
159.2325 (DCS 131) – SC Forestry Huger
159.3750 (DCS 116) – SC Forestry Hampton
159.4050 (DCS 155) – SC Forestry Cottageville
159.4500 (DCS 114) – SC Forestry Beaufort

 

Palmetto 25 TRS
TG 550 – Hilton Head Fire Rescue Dispatch (Beaufort Co)
TG 575 – Parris Island FD/EMS (Beaufort Co)
TG 704 – Beaufort County FD Dispatch 1
TG 1627 – Charleston County Incident 7
TG 1721 – Mount Pleasant FD Ops (Charleston Co)
TG 1739 – Mount Pleasant Meeting
TG 1765 – Lincolnville FD (Charleston Co)
TG 1805 – North Charleston FD Ops
TG 1809 – North Charleston FD Training
TG 1811 – North Charleston FD Night
TG 2030 – Charleston City FD 1 Ops
TG 2051 – Charleston County Zone Dispatch – Charleston County Dispatch
TG 2053 – Charleston County Zone Dispatch – Charleston County West Ops
TG 2056 – Charleston County Incident 3
TG 2062 – Charleston County Incident 5
TG 2066 – St. Paul FD Ops (Charleston Co)
TG 6541 – Jasper County FD Dispatch
TG 6542 – Jasper County FD Tac 1
TG 6543 – Jasper County FD Tac 2
TG 10392 – Meducare
TG 10394 – Meducare Helicopter
TG 51704 – MedTrans SC

 

US DOD TRS
TG 751 – unknown
TG 804 – unknown
TG 836 – unknown
TG 837 – 437th/315th AW?
TG 838 – unknown
TG 841 – unknown
TG 860 – unknown
TG 884 – unknown
TG 950 – unknown

 

USMC TRS
TG 2401 – encrypted

 

Beaufort Aviation/MilCom
123.700/269.125 – Beaufort Approach/Departure
125.125/292.125 – Beaufort Approach/Departure
225.675 – VMFA-115 Tac 2
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
299.300 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 2
348.825 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 3
326.700 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1
349.225 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2
341.825 – VMFAT-501 Tac 3

 

Charleston Aviation/MilCom
119.300/379.925 – Charleston Approach/Departure
120.700/306.925 – Charleston Approach/Departure
126.000/239.000 – Charleston AFB Tower
349.400/134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”

 

Shaw AFB
141.675 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
141.900 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
138.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air

 

McEntire JNGB
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15
143.250 – 169th FW V16

 

Ranges
228.400 – Townsend Range
254.350 – Gamecock MOA
264.700 – Poinsett Range
343.750 – Bulldog MOA

 

SEALORD SUAs
120.950/284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
376.900 – W-137 Discrete

 

DOUBLESHOT SUAs
127.725/228.725 – DOUBLESHOT Primary
258.400 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete
279.725 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete

 

Miscellaneous
348.900 – AR-600
381.300 – REACH 022 clg FAME Ops

 

ARTCC
124.075/351.700 – ZJX Summerville High
124.675/282.200 – ZJX Jekyll Low
126.125/285.650 – ZJX Statesboro High
126.750/277.400 – ZJX Brunswick Low
132.425/290.350 – ZJX Hunter Ultra High
132.925/363.200 – ZJX Allendale/Savannah Low
133.625/370.975 – ZJX Georgetown High
134.375/317.550 – ZJX Charleston Low
128.100/322.325 – ZTL Augusta Low

 

USCG
157.0500 – Marine VHF Ch 21
413.0000 ($293) – CG 410; Sector Charleston Air Ops

 

Marine VHF
156.650 – Marine VHF Ch. 13
156.700 – Marine VHF Ch. 14
156.800 – Marine VHF Ch. 16

 

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