South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Day 2 – Amateur Radio, Public Safety, MilCom, and Aviation

Fayetteville, NC – Day 2 of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was another wet day as I traveled from Sumter, SC to Fayetteville, NC where I visited the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. It was, however, not as bad as yesterday was. The result was increased MilCom activity, especially once I got close to Fort Bragg. I was also getting some activity from Seymour Johnson AFB, but unfortunately my recordings didn’t catch very many callsigns. I caught some AH-64s from Simmons AAF, a USMC KC-130 doing parachute drops at Fort Bragg, F-16s from Shaw AFB and Joint Base McEntire, F-15Es from Seymour Johnson AFB, and various transient aircraft. I decided not to try to do any spotting due to the 82nd Airborne Division deploying; I decided some discretion would probably help be avoid any unpleasant encounters with security forces. Public Safety activity was plentiful from both the South Carolina Palmetto 800 P25 system and the NC VIPER P25 system along with a few VHF/UHF conventional frequencies. There was also a lot of aviation traffic to be heard; I was travelling through an area where three ARTCCs meet up – Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Washington – so there was a lot to hear. I caught activity on twelve 2 Meter/70 cm amateur radio repeaters and had another good day on APRS, being tracked by at least six different digipeaters.

AN/PPN-2 Pathfinder Beacon at the Airborne and Special Forces Museum in Fayetteville, NC – I just love finding radio gear on display at museums

Amateur Radio

147.330 (PL 156.7) – Columbia, SC
146.850 (CSQ) – Florence, SC
147.195 (PL 123.0) – Florence, SC
441.575 (PL 91.5) – Florence, SC
442.050 (PL 123.0) – Florence, SC
146.925 (PL 123.0) – Lucknow, SC
146.745 (PL 82.5) – Dillon, SC
442.250 (PL 107.2) – McCain, NC
444.575 (PL 77.0) – Shannon, NC
146.910 (PL 100.0) – Fayetteville, NC
444.650 (PL 88.5) – Angier, NC
444.450 (CSQ) – Wilmington, NC

Plot of KF4LMT’ Mobile’s (KF4LMT-9) travels during SC/NC Road Trip Day 2 via APRS digipeaters in Sumter, Florence, Stanfield, Fayetteville, Albermarle, and St Pauls

Public Safety

South Carolina
151.0250 (PL 118.8) – Calhoun County FD Dispatch
154.0550 (PL 118.8) – Darlington County EMS Dispatch
154.7250 (DCS 263) – Lake City FD (Florence Co)
154.0100 (PL 94.8) – Marlboro County FD Dispatch
155.5350 (DCS 306) – Marlboro County EMS Dispatch
154.1750 (PL 91.5) – Orangeburg County FD East Dispatch
155.6250 (PL 91.5) – Orangeburg County FD Central Dispatch
159.2100 (PL 91.5) – Orangeburg County FD Fireground 2
154.1750 (PL 118.8) – Orangeburg FD Dispatch (Orangeburg Co)
155.1750 (PL 107.2) – Willaimsburg County EMS

159.2250 (DCS 244) – SC Forestry McBee
159.3750 (DCS 205) – SC Forestry Florence
159.3900 (DCS 226) – SC Forestry New Zion

Palmetto P25 TRS
TG 704 – Beaufort County FD Dispatch 1
TG 4703 – Florence County FD Alert South
TG 4752 – Howe Springs FD (Florence County)
TG 4759 – Olanta FD (Florence County)
TG 4801 – Florence County EMS 1A
TG 6541 – Jasper County FD Dispatch
TG 7066 – Marion County EMS Dispatch
TG 10605 – SC EMD Pee Dee
TG 20022 – SC Regional Gov’t 1
TG 23041 – Clarendon County FD Dispatch
TG 23065 – Clarendon County EMS Dispatch
TG 23541 – Kershaw County FD Dispatch
TG 23565 – Kershaw County EMS Dispatch
TG 23881 – Camden FD
TG 24041 – Lee County Fire/EMS Dispatch
TG 25053 – Orangeburg County FD Dispatch
TG 25552 – Columbia FD Dispatch
TG 25569 – Richland County Hazmat
TG 26101 – Sumter County FD Dispatch
TG 26102 – Sumter County FD Fireground A
TG 26107 – Sumter County FD Fireground E
TG 26109 – Sumter County FD Admin
TG 26151 – Sumter County EMS Dispatch
TG 26153 – Toumey Hospital (Sumter)
TG 28609 – SC LifeNet (Medevac Helicopter)
TG 27831 – SC Firefighter Mobilzation
TG 51704 – MedTrans SC (Medevac Helicopter)
TG 51708 – LifeFlight (Medevac Helicopter)
TG 51733 – Unknown EMS Service

North Carolina
154.4150 (PL 210.7) – Robeson County Fire Dispatch
154.2350 (PL 141.3) – Lumberton FD (Robeson Co)
154.2200 (PL 118.8) – Sampson County Fire 1
461.0000 (PL 146.2) – Samson County EMS Dispatch

NC VIPER P25 TRS
TG 5002 – Bladen County EMS Dispatch
TG 13530 – Cumberland County FD Dispatch
TG 13531 – Cumberland County FD Fireground
TG 13542 – Cumberland County EMS Dispatch
TG 13543 – Cape Fear Hospital Ground 2
TG 13544 – Cape Fear Valley Ground
TG 13656 – Fayetteville Regional Airport Ops/Maintenace
TG 22002 – Harnett County Fire Response
TG 22022 – Harnett County Fire Alert
TG 24002 – Hoke County EMS Dispatch
TG 24003 – Hoke County Fire Dispatch
TG 39502 – Robeson County EMS Dispatch
TG 41504 – Sampson County EMS Dispatch
TG 41505 – Sampson County Fire Tactical 2
TG 41506 – Sampson County Fire Tactical 3
TG 41507 – Sampson County Fire Dispatch
TG 51966 – Statewide Events Charlie 4
TG 52340 – UNC AirCare Air Dispatch

Durham-Fayetteville P25 TRS
TG 13632 – Fayetteville FD Dispatch 1
TG 13633 – Fayetteville FD Dispatch 2
TG 13635 – Fayetteville FD 5A Tactical
TG 13653 – Fayetteville FD Battalion Commanders

MilCom

Joint Base Charleston
119.300 – Charleston TRACON
120.700 – Charleston TRACON

349.400 – JB Charleston PALMETTO Ops

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Shaw AFB TRACON
318.100 – Shaw AFB TRACON

252.100 – 20th FW SOF
311.200 – 55th FS SHOOTER Ops
141.675 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
141.900 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
228.800 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
273.700 – 77th FS GAMBLER Ops
274.875 – 77th FS Air-to-Air

Shaw AFB TRS
TG 21 – Crash/Fire 1
TG 27 – Unknown
TG 28 – 55th FS
TG 29 – 79th FS
TG 30 – 77th FS
TG 31 – MOC
TG 33 – Ammo 1
TG 34 – Ramp
TG 35 – Ammo 2
TG 42 – Fuel Dispatch
TG 43 – Trans
TG 52 – Shaw AFB Range

Fort Bragg
135.025 – Pope AAF Tower
291.100 – Pope AAF Tower
257.100 – Pope AAF Command Post
125.900 – Simmons AAF Tower
240.625 – Simmons AAF Tower
141.250 – Simmons AAF PMSV
142.350 – Simmons AAF Base Ops
118.300 – Fayetteville Tower
269.200 – Fayetteville Tower
125.175 – Fayetteville TRACON
133.000 – Fayetteville TRACON

38.900 – Range Control
46.750 – Range Control Backup
139.350 – Range Control
249.900 – Range Control

Fort Bragg P25 TRS
TG 5 – Unknown
TG 164 – Unknown
TG 1607 – Unknown
TG 608 – Ammo Point Operations
TG 975 – Range Control
TG 977 – Unknown
TG 978 – Unknown
TG 1050 – Unknown
TG 1100 – Unknown
TG 1101 – Unknown
TG 1105 – Unknown
TG 1150 – Ft Bragg FD Dispatch
TG 1151 – Ft Bragg FD Tac 2
TG 1152 – Ft Bragg FD Tac 3
TG 1163 – Unknown
TG 1350 – Simmons AAF Ground Control
TG 1351 – Unknown
TG 1400 – Unknown
TG 1404 – Unknown
TG 1503 – Unknown
TG 1530 – Unknown
TG 1517 – Unknown
TG 1607 – Womack Army Hospital Maintenance
TG 1625 – Womack Army Hospital Security
TG 1627 – Ft Bragg EMS Dispatch
TG 1701 – Unknown
TG 1712 – Pope AAF Ground Control
TG 1719 – Unknown
TG 2102 – Unknown
TG 2106 – Unknown
TG 2108 – Unknown
TG 2110 – Unknown

Seymour Johnson AFB
119.700 – Seymour Johnson Approach/Departure
123.700 – Seymour Johnson Approach/Departure
273.600 – Seymour Johnson Approach/Departure
290.900 – Seymour Johnson Approach/Departure

306.325 – 4th FW Air-to-Air
311.575 – 4th FW Air-to-Air
327.375 – 4th FW Air-to-Air
346.700 – 4th FW Air-to-Air
348.300 – 4th FW Air-to-Air

311.000 – 916th ARW Command Post

Ranges/MOAs
264.700 – Poinsett Range
254.350 – Gamecock MOA
350.300 – Gamecock MOA

SUAs
127.725 – DOUBLESHOT (W-161/177) Primary
228.750 – DOUBLESHOT (W-161/177) Primary
258.400 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete
279.725 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete

251.600 – GIANT KILLER South – Cherry Point

Aviation

Augusta, GA
119.150 – Augusta Approach/Departure

Columbia, SC
124.150 – Columbia TRACON
133.400 – Columbia TRACON

Florence, SC
125.100 – Florence Tower
118.600 – Florence Approach/Departure

Raleigh, NC
124.950 – Raleigh TRACON
125.300 – Raleigh TRACON
128.300 – Raleigh TRACON
132.350 – Raleigh TRACON

Wilmington, NC
118.250 – Wilmington TRACON
135.750 – Wilmington TRACON

Jacksonville ARTCC
124.075 – Summerville High
124.675 – Jekyll Low
124.700 – Columbia Low
126.125 – Statesboro High
127.875 – Aiken High
132.425 – Hunter Ultra High
132.925 – Allendale/Savannah Low
133.300 – Moultrie Ultra High
133.450 – Florence Low
133.625 – Georgetown High
134.375 – Charleston Low
134.975 – Ridgeway Ultra High
135.450 – Keystone Ultra High
135.975 – Alma High
269.550 – Columbia Low
306.300 – Florence Low
370.950 – Georgetown High

Atlanta ARTCC
123.950 – Macon Low
124.325 – Clark Hill Ultra High
125.825 – Macon Ultra High
126.425 – Dublin High
128.100 – Augusta Low

Washington ARTCC
118.825 – Dixon Super High
118.925 – Raleigh High
124.025 – Wilmington High
132.225 – Tar River High
135.200 – Liberty Low
135.300 – Sampson Low
135.500 – New Bern Low
279.650 – Rocky Mount Low
285.500 – Sampson Low
322.450 – Raleigh High
348.650 – Liberty Low

The meal of the day was at Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant in Fayetteville. It had good reviews and I love Italian food, so I dropped in for lunch before going to the Airborne and Special Forces Museum. The prices weren’t very high (especially for what I got) and the service was friendly. I ordered the Spaghetti Little Italy Style: shrimp and clams in wine sauce with marinara over spaghetti. It was outstanding, absolutely delicious and more than enough to fill you up. It’s a small restaurant in a strip mall, but it’s well worth visiting for a great meal.

Spaghetti Little Italy Style: shrimp and clams in wine sauce with marinara over spaghetti
Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant in Fayetteville, NC


Categories: Amateur Radio, APRS, Fayetteville NC, Fort Bragg, Military Monitoring, Mobile Scanning, NC Viper, North Carolina, Palmetto 800, Public Safety, Scanning, Seymour Johnson AFB, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, Sumter SC

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