Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2019

June was an excellent month for Military and Aviation monitoring. As regular readers of this blog are aware, I did some traveling throughout June to the Central Georgia, Charleston, SC, and Beaufort, SC areas, so this recap expands beyond the usual boundaries of Coastal Georgia to include those areas. In particular, my travels enabled me … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; June 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. Interesting catches this month included a Brazilian Air Force C-130, an Italian Air Force KC-767, a Polish Air Force G550, and … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; June 2019

Book Review: What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe My rating: 5 of 5 starsHaving already read The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff and Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood, I was looking forward to reading the next step … Continue reading Book Review: What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe

New Rescue 6 for the Glynn County Fire Department

During my morning walk today, I snapped some photos of Glynn County FD's new Rescue 6, which has been parked in front of their headquarters for a few days apparently waiting to be put into service. It looks sharp in its red, black, and gold colors, which all of Glynn County FD's new apparatus has … Continue reading New Rescue 6 for the Glynn County Fire Department

From ARRL News – No Strong Opposition to 144 – 146 MHz Reallocation Proposal at CEPT Meeting

This article is from the ARRL News on 25 June 2019. It updates information from a story on the threat to the 2 Meter band the ARRL reported on 17 June 2019. A World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) agenda item proposing to study a range of frequencies, including potentially reassigning 144 – 146 MHz as … Continue reading From ARRL News – No Strong Opposition to 144 – 146 MHz Reallocation Proposal at CEPT Meeting

A Visit to the World War II Home Front Museum on St Simons Island

I recently took my parents down to St Simons Island in Brunswick, GA to visit the World War II Home Front Museum. Located by the East Beach on 1st St just past the intersection of East Beach Causeway and Ocean Blvd, it's housed in the Historic St Simons Island Coast Guard Station. The building and … Continue reading A Visit to the World War II Home Front Museum on St Simons Island

A Visit to the North Charleston Fire Museum

The North Charleston Fire Museum is a great place to visit in Charleston, SC. It houses 20 restored American LaFrance fire apparatus, a collection of equipment, and informative/interactive displays including some geared toward children. The apparatus and displays show how firefighting has evolved over time and other displays emphasize fire safety. If you work in … Continue reading A Visit to the North Charleston Fire Museum

From ARRL News: On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

I've had the opportunity to work the Aland Islands several times and I'm looking forward to more opportunities ahead with the events mentioned in this article. From the AARL News on 13 June 2019: The Aland Islands Postal Administration is issuing a postcard this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first DXpedition to … Continue reading From ARRL News: On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

The Vietnam Experience Exhibit at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

In addition to the museum ships at Patriot's Point in Charleston, the park also has the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. Mostly outdoors, it shows what a "Brown Water Navy" patrol boat and support base and Marine Corps artillery fire support base were like during the Vietnam War. In addition to the various buildings and structures one … Continue reading The Vietnam Experience Exhibit at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

From ARRL News: Proposed WRC-23 Agenda Items Causing Concern

From the ARRL News on 14 June 2019: Two proposals under discussion in Europe as possible World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) agenda items “could impact important Amateur Radio frequencies,” IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, reported this week on the IARU Region 1 website. Included is a proposal from France to consider the 144 – 146 … Continue reading From ARRL News: Proposed WRC-23 Agenda Items Causing Concern