Mini-Road Trip Report: Savannah to Forsyth and Back; 24 October 2018

Savannah – Yesterday, I had to make a short road trip from Savannah to Forsyth and back to Savannah for work. As I usually do, I let the HP2 and TRX-2 record what they heard for logging after the trip. The early morning drive from Savannah to Forsyth wasn’t all that productive, but the drive back in the afternoon provided some good logs from the radios and some interesting listening. As always, these logs don’t include any law enforcement activity (or at least activity that I know to be law enforcement).

Public Safety

My main interest in public safety monitoring/logging during the trip was Laurens County. I’m never able to spend an extended period of time in Laurens County, it usually just consists of driving through or stopping for gas or meal in Dublin, but on my last few times through I began getting the suspicion that the county’s DMR radio system wasn’t conventional, but trunked. For this trip, I had their DMR frequencies programmed into the TRX-2 as both conventional and trunked and things seemed to be trunked. I hope to get some more opportunities in the near future to listen to this system and try to figure it out more. It also turned out to be a good opportunity to catch hear activity on the CGIRRS system used by Macon-Bibb County and the Tattnall County NXDN TRS (which can be heard from parts of I-16).

154.3550 (PL 141.3) – Butts County FD Dispatch
453.9000 (PL 131.8) – Lamar County FD/EMS Dispatch
159.1950 (PL 100.0) – Upson EMS Dispatch

159.2250 (PL 123.0) – GFC D3 Repeater
159.1200 (DCS 47) – GFC D4 Repeater

Bulloch County TRS
TG 2704 – Bulloch Co FD FG1

Central Georgia Interoperable Regional Radio System
TG 132 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Dispatch 1
TG 134 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Scene 2
TG 135 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Scene 3
TG 152 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Event 2
TG 1101 – Monroe County FD Dispatch

Houston-Peach Regional Radio System
TG 16 – Houston County FD Dispatch
TG 61 – Warner Robins FD Dispatch

Laurens County DMR TRS
TG 100 – Laurens County EMS?
TG 300 – Laurens County FD?

Tattnall County NXDN TRS
TG 7 – Unknown (NXDN 48)
TG 00-0003 – Unknown (NXDN48-D)
TG 00-0007 – Unknown (NXDN48-D)



While the drive to Forsyth was devoid of any MilCom activity except for some traffic on the US Army TRS at Fort Stewart and the USAF TRS at Robins AFB, the drive back to Savannah in the afternoon provided some highly interesting listening. There was some good SEAD/DEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses) training from 77th FS F-16 flights PINION ## and JACKPOT ## in the Bulldog MOA, but the most interesting traffic came from Townsend/Range Coastal MOA. For much of the drive down I-16 from Macon to Savannah, I could hear HAWK 8# (F/A-18D, VMFA-533), COWBOY 2# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-112), FANG 0# (F-15C, 125th FW), and GATOR 0# (F-15C, 125th FW) doing FAC-A and forward air controller training (more information in a future post). The USAF TRS site at Robins AFB can be heard from parts of I-16 and I-75 near Macon and it’s worth mentioning that this is the second trip in a row that all of the activity that I’ve heard from Robins site has been encrypted.

133.225 – Robins AFB Tower
257.975 – Robins AFB Tower
119.600 – Atlanta TRACON
124.200 – Atlanta TRACON
279.600 – Atlanta TRACON
322.325 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low
310.200 – VMFA(AW)-533 Base
234.075 – VMFA(AW)-553 Tac 1
250.300 – VMFA-112 Air-to-Air
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
298.300 – 169th FW Ops
141.825 – 169th FW V14
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
252.900 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
226.975 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA

US Air Force TRS (Robins AFB)
TG 56084 – unknown; enc
TG 56102 – Robins AFB ALC; enc
TG 56123 – Robins AFB Crash/Fire; enc
TG 56141 – 116th/461st ACW; enc
TG 56257 – unknown; enc

US Army TRS (Fort Stewart)
TG 169 – 4-64 Armor?
TG 1001 – unknown


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