South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019

Yesterday, I left Charlotte, NC for Columbia, SC to visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens and the South Carolina Military Museum. Afterward, I came back to Savannah, ending the trip. I’ll be posting about the places I visited on the trip over the next few days: Musgrove Mill State Park, the BMW Zentrum, the Greenville Zoo, the Carolinas Aviation Museum, the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Riverbanks Zoo, and the South Carolina Military Museum. The list below builds on the previous two days to cover the entire trip through the Clinton, Greenville, Spartanburg, Charlotte, and Columbia areas. Yesterday, without a doubt was the best military monitoring day of the trip since I was close to both McEntire JNGB and Shaw AFB. I was able to firm up some 20th FW air-to-air frequencies that I’ve been tracking: 262.000 for the 77th FS and 270.900 at 276.150 for the 79th FS. I was also able to hear some VMFAT-501 F-35Bs from Beaufort doing pattern work at Shaw AFB. I was hoping to hear some activity on the Shaw AFB P25 TRS, but all I heard were a few transmissions on what RadioReference lists as the Police talkgroup. Most of the unencrypted traffic that I heard from Fort Jackson on the US Army P25 TRS was range control type traffic.

Penguins at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC
Well restored Bell H-13B at the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

South Carolina Public Safety Conventional
453.075 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD A Repeater
453.175 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD B Repeater
453.025 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD C Repeater
453.425 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD D Repeater
453.900 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD E Repeater
154.235 (PL 94.8) – Bamberg County EMS Dispatch
154.370 (PL 162.2) – Bamberg County FD Dispatch
154.400 (PL 118.8) – Barnwell County FD Dispatch
154.250 (PL 127.3) – Berkeley County FD/EMS South Dispatch
151.025 (PL 118.8) – Calhoun County FD Dispatch
154.400 (PL 123.0) – Cherokee County FD Dispatch
155.0325 (DCS 051) – Cherokee County EMS Dispatch
150.935 (PL 114.8) – Edgefield County EMS Dispatch South
155.235 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County Fire Dispatch VHF
453.500 (PL 118.8) – Greenville County Fire Dispatch UHF
462.950 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County EMS Dispatch
462.975 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County EMS Tac 1
154.175 (PL 85.4) – Greer FD Dispatch 1 (Greenville Co)
154.100 (PL 85.4) – Greer FD 2 (Greenville Co)
452.500 (PL 141.3) – Berea FD Ch 2 (Greenville Co)
460.375 (PL 203.5) – Mauldin FD Dispatch (Greenville Co)
453.375 (DCS 331) – Parker FD (Greenville Co)
156.120 (PL 85.4) – Pelham-Batesville FD (Greenville Co)
154.205 (PL 192.8) – Laurens County FD Dispatch
154.130 (PL 162.2) – Lexington County FD Dispatch
154.220 (PL 141.3) – Newberry County FD Dispatch
155.625 (PL 91.5) – Orangeburg County FD Dispatch
154.995 (PL 141.3) – Saluda County FD Dispatch
155.385 (PL 141.3) – Saluda County EMS Dispatch
154.310 (PL 85.4) – Spartanburg County Fire Dispatch
154.025 (PL 85.4) – Spartanburg County Fire Ops
155.925 (PL 85.4) – Hilltop FD (Spartanburg Co)
154.445 (PL 127.3) – Union County FD Dispatch
155.175 (PL 203.5) – Union County EMS Dispatch

159.225 (DCS 306) – SC Forrestry Draytonville
159.330 (DCS 271) – SC Forestry Lake Murray
159.375 (DCS 116) – SC Forestry Hampton
159.405 (DCS 155) – SC Forestry Cottageville

Palmetto 800 P25
TG 704 – Beaufort County FD Dispatch 1
TG 6542 – Jasper FD Tac 1
TG 23541 – Kershaw County FD Dispatch
TG 24542 – Lexington County FD Dispatch
TG 24543 – Lexington County FD Admin
TG 25053 – Orangeburg County FD Dispatch
TG 25057 – Orangeburg County FD Dispatch
TG 25552 – Columbia FD Dispatch
TG 25569 – Richland County FD 5 HazMat
TG 26101 – Sumter County FD Dispatch
TG 27871 – SC National Guard
TG 28609 – SC LifeNet Medevac Helicopters
TG 40012 – SC Regional Gov’t 4
TG 44351 – Greenville FD Dispatch 1
TG 44385 – Greer FD (Greenville Co)
TG 48642 – Spartanburg County Regional 1
TG 51704 – MedTrans SC Medevac Helicopters

York County P25 TRS
TG 49602 – York County FD Ops 2

North Carolina Public Safety Conventional
154.400 (PL 156.7) – Gaston County FD Dispatch

151.3625 (PL 94.8) – NC Forestry D12 Ops

NC VIPER P25 TRS
TG 15504 – Davie County FD Dispatch
TG 25005 – Iredell County Fire Dispatch
TG 50210 – NC HART Ops
TG 51581 – LZ West (Medevac Helicopters)
TG 51962 – Statewide Bravo 4
TG 51973 – Statewide Echo 3
TG 51985 – Statewide Hotel 3

Charlotte UASI P25 TRS
TG 413 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 6
TG 453 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Dispatch
TG 457 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 3
TG 459 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 4
TG 461 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 5
TG 463 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 13
TG 467 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Conference
TG 983 – Charlotte FD 1I (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1027 – Charlotte FD Alarm (automated voice dispatch)
TG 1029 – Charlotte FD 1B (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1031 – Charlotte FD 1C (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1033 – Charlotte FD 1D (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1035 – Charlotte FD 1E (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1037 – Charlotte FD 1F (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1039 – Charlotte FD 1G (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1041 – Charlotte FD 1H (Tac/Fireground)
TG 1247 – Mecklenburg County Event 23
TG 1249 – Mecklenburg County Event 24
TG 1251 – Mecklenburg County Event 25
TG 1253 – Mecklenburg County Event 26
TG 1255 – Mecklenburg County Event 27
TG 7047 – Concord FD Dispatch
TG 7058 – Concord FD Training 2
TG 7121 – Carrabus County EMS Mutual Aid
TG 18533 – Gastonia FD 2
TG 18554 – Gastonia FD Dispatch
TG 25119 – Moorseville FD Dispatch 1
TG 26988 – Kannapolis FD 2

Rowan County P25 TRS
TG 40521 – Salisbury FD Dispatch

Aviation/MilCom
119.300 – Charleston TRACON
120.700 – Charleston TRACON
349.400 – JB Charleston Ops

119.150 – Augusta TRACON
126.800 – Augusta TRACON

125.400 – Columbia TRACON
318.100 – Columbia TRACON
254.250 – Shaw AFB Tower
273.700 – 77th FS Ops
139.825 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
262.000 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
314.100 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
320.525 – 79th FS Ops
270.900 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
276.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
253.500 – McEntire JNGB Tower
41.300 – 1-151 AVN Ops
298.300 – 169th FW Ops
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15
143.250 – 169th FW V16

120.100 – Greer Tower
119.900 – Greenville Downtown Tower
133.325 – Donaldson Tower
118.800 – Greer TRACON
119.400 – Greer TRACON
270.275 – Greer TRACON

118.100 – Charlotte Tower
126.400 – Charlotte Tower
133.350 – Charlotte Tower
119.000 – Charlotte TRACON
120.050 – Charlotte TRACON
124.000 – Charlotte TRACON
125.350 – Charlotte TRACON
126.150 – Charlotte TRACON
128.325 – Charlotte TRACON
135.600 – Charlotte TRACON
307.800 – Charlotte TRACON
292.250 – 145th AW Ops
173.4625 ($123) – 145th AW?; enc

343.750 – Bulldog MOA
264.700 – Poinsett Range
350.300 – Gamecock MOA

258.400 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete (W-161/177)
279.725 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete (W-161/177)

364.200 – NORAD AICC

251.100/133.150 – Atlanta Center Locas Low
263.000/125.150 – Atlanta Center Wilkes Ultra Low
263.125/135.350 – Atlanta Center Unarm Low
269.100/125.625 – Atlanta Center Spartanburg High
290.200/134.550 – Atlanta Center Moped Low
291.750/125.025 – Atlanta Center High Rock Ultra High
307.050/126.425 – Atlanta Center Dublin High
307.350/132.975 – Atlanta Center Pulaski High
322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low
323.025/124.425 – Atlanta Center Charlotte High
360.625/124.325 – Atlanta Center Clark Hill Ultra High
360.625/126.775 – Atlanta Center Baden Ultra High
379.200/128.800 – Atlanta Center Leeon Low
360.625/126.775 – Atlanta Center Baden Ultra High
269.550/124.700 – Jacksonville Center Columbia Low
278.300/134.975 – Jacksonville Center Ridgeway Ultra High
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
306.300/133.450 – Jacksonville Center Florence Low
319.200/127.875 – Jacksonville Center Aiken High
322.450/118.925 – Washington Center Raleigh High
346.375/121.925 – Washington Center Wahoo Super High
363.225/132.225 – Washington Center Tar River High

US Army TRS – Fort Gordon
TG 2 – Fort Gordon PMO 1 (unenc)
TG 27 – Fort Gordon Range Control (unenc)
TG 44 – Fort Gordon unknown (unenc)
TG 75 – Fort Gordon unknown (unenc)

US Army TRS – Fort Jackson
TG 530 – Fort Jackson MPs (enc)
TG 555 – Fort Jackson FD Dispatch (enc)
TG 737 – Fort Jackson Range Control (unenc)
TG 780 – unknown (unenc)

Shaw AFB P25 TRS
TG 25 – Security Police (unenc)

FedCom
172.4500 ($140) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Fishers Peak Digital; unenc
172.7250 (DCS 051) NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mount Mitchell Analog; unenc
172.7250 ($120) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mount Mitchell Digital; unenc
172.7500 ($110) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mount Pisgah Digital; unenc
172.7500 ($130) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Doughton Mountain Digital; unenc
173.7625 ($130) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Rich Mountain Digital; unenc

171.5500 (PL 103.5) – USFS Pisgah District/Natnahala NF Zone 2; unenc

163.5375 ($067) – unknown; enc

406.5375 – USPS Processing & Distribution Center Charlotte (DMR Slot 1- Color 1)

Savannah River Site Motorola Type II
TG 48592 – unknown (unenc)
TG 49072 – unknown (unenc)
TG 50464 – unknown (unenc)

Savannah River Site P25
TG 3001 – unknown (enc)
TG 3005 – unknown (enc)
TG 3009 – unknown (enc)
TG 3023 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3027 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3031 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3035 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3037 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3087 – unknown (enc)

Note: Some talkgroups are multicast between the two SRS systems

Yesterday, my string of good luck in choosing restaurants continued. After visiting the zoo, I found an Italian restaurant, Delucca’s Italian Grill, nearby and went there for lunch. It’s a small restaurant in a small strip of stores, but it is very much worth a visit. The food is outstanding and the owner likes Blues music – so that’s what they have playing. The prices aren’t bad, either; I filled up on Chicken Parmesan with tea for $12.

The Chicken Parmesan at Delucca’s Italian Grill in Columbia, SC

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

On the second day of my road trip, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Today’s list builds on yesterday’s list from the first day. Added to the list today were talkgroups from the NC VIPER P25 TRS and the Charlotte UASI P25 TRS. As conventional frequencies go, a few more National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway P25 repeaters were added. Frequencies for Charlotte/Douglas IAP, Atlanta and Washington ARTCCs, and the NC Air National Guard were added in the aviation/MilCom category.

F-14D, Bu No 161166 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum
Atlantic Coast Lines No 1031, built in 1913, at the North Carolina Transportation Museum

After lunch at the excellent Niko’s Grill near Charlotte/Douglas IAP after visiting the Carolinas Air Museum, I hung out at the Charlotte Airport Overlook for a while and watched some of the airliners taking off. This is a great spot for plane spotters to watch airport activity and take photos of planes. If you’re primarily into military aviation spotting, don’t expect to see much, but you’ll see a lot of commercial traffic. The only problem is that you’re right next to the transmitter site for the airport so radio monitoring/scanning can be an issue; I ended up just turning off the Uniden Home Patrol 2 and the Whistler TRX-2 in my mobile station due to interference. Niko’s Grill, by the way, was a great choice for lunch; I had a delicious gyro with fries. If you go, avoid the lunch rush around noon, it fills up very quickly – it’s obviously a very popular place for lunch.

South Carolina Public Safety Conventional
453.075 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD A Repeater
453.175 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD B Repeater
453.025 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD C Repeater
453.425 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD D Repeater
453.900 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD E Repeater
154.235 (PL 94.8) – Bamberg County EMS Dispatch
154.370 (PL 162.2) – Bamberg County FD Dispatch
154.400 (PL 118.8) – Barnwell County FD Dispatch
154.250 (PL 127.3) – Berkeley County FD/EMS South Dispatch
154.400 (PL 123.0) – Cherokee County FD Dispatch
155.0325 (DCS 051) – Cherokee County EMS Dispatch
150.935 (PL 114.8) – Edgefield County EMS Dispatch South
155.235 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County Fire Dispatch VHF
453.500 (PL 118.8) – Greenville County Fire Dispatch UHF
462.950 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County EMS Dispatch
462.975 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County EMS Tac 1
154.175 (PL 85.4) – Greer FD Dispatch 1 (Greenville Co)
154.100 (PL 85.4) – Greer FD 2 (Greenville Co)
452.500 (PL 141.3) – Berea FD Ch 2 (Greenville Co)
460.375 (PL 203.5) – Mauldin FD Dispatch (Greenville Co)
453.375 (DCS 331) – Parker FD (Greenville Co)
156.120 (PL 85.4) – Pelham-Batesville FD (Greenville Co)
154.205 (PL 192.8) – Laurens County FD Dispatch
154.130 (PL 162.2) – Lexington County FD Dispatch
154.220 (PL 141.3) – Newberry County FD Dispatch
154.995 (PL 141.3) – Saluda County FD Dispatch
155.385 (PL 141.3) – Saluda County EMS Dispatch
154.310 (PL 85.4) – Spartanburg County Fire Dispatch
154.025 (PL 85.4) – Spartanburg County Fire Ops
155.925 (PL 85.4) – Hilltop FD (Spartanburg Co)
154.445 (PL 127.3) – Union County FD Dispatch
155.175 (PL 203.5) – Union County EMS Dispatch

159.225 (DCS 306) – SC Forrestry Draytonville
159.375 (DCS 116) – SC Forestry Hampton

Palmetto 800 P25
TG 704 – Beaufort County FD Dispatch 1
TG 6542 – Jasper FD Tac 1
TG 24542 – Lexington County FD Dispatch
TG 24543 – Lexington County FD Admin
TG 25552 – Columbia FD Dispatch
TG 25569 – Richland County FD 5 HazMat
TG 27871 – SC National Guard
TG 28609 – SC LifeNet Medevac Helicopters
TG 40012 – SC Regional Gov’t 4
TG 44351 – Greenville FD Dispatch 1
TG 44385 – Greer FD (Greenville Co)
TG 48642 – Spartanburg County Regional 1
TG 51704 – MedTrans SC Medevac Helicopters

York County P25 TRS
TG 49602 – York County FD Ops 2

North Carolina Public Safety Conventional
154.400 (PL 156.7) – Gaston County FD Dispatch

NC VIPER P25 TRS
TG 15504 – Davie County FD Dispatch
TG 25005 – Iredell County Fire Dispatch
TG 50210 – NC HART Ops
TG 51581 – LZ West (Medevac Helicopters)
TG 51962 – Statewide Bravo 4
TG 51973 – Statewide Echo 3
TG 51985 – Statewide Hotel 3

Charlotte UASI P25 TRS
TG 413 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 6
TG 453 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Dispatch
TG 457 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 3
TG 459 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 4
TG 461 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 5
TG 463 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Ops 13
TG 467 – Mecklenburg Co Fire/EMS Conference
TG 983 – Charlotte FD 1I
TG 1027 – Charlotte FD Alarm (automated voice dispatch)
TG 1029 – Charlotte FD 1B
TG 1031 – Charlotte FD 1C
TG 1033 – Charlotte FD 1D
TG 1035 – Charlotte FD 1E
TG 1037 – Charlotte FD 1F
TG 1039 – Charlotte FD 1G
TG 1041 – Charlotte FD 1H
TG 1247 – Mecklenburg County Event 23
TG 1249 – Mecklenburg County Event 24
TG 1251 – Mecklenburg County Event 25
TG 1253 – Mecklenburg County Event 26
TG 1255 – Mecklenburg County Event 27
TG 7047 – Concord FD Dispatch
TG 7058 – Concord FD Training 2
TG 7121 – Carrabus County EMS Mutual Aid
TG 18533 – Gastonia FD 2
TG 18554 – Gastonia FD Dispatch
TG 25119 – Moorseville FD Dispatch 1
TG 26988 – Kannapolis FD 2

Rowan County P25 TRS
TG 40521 – Salisbury FD Dispatch

Aviation/MilCom
120.700 – Charleston TRACON

119.150 – Augusta TRACON
126.800 – Augusta TRACON

125.400 – Columbia TRACON
318.100 – Columbia TRACON
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15

120.100 – Greer Tower
119.900 – Greenville Downtown Tower
133.325 – Donaldson Tower
118.800 – Greer TRACON
119.400 – Greer TRACON
270.275 – Greer TRACON

126.400 – Charlotte Tower
133.350 – Charlotte Tower
120.050 – Charlotte TRACON
124.000 – Charlotte TRACON
125.350 – Charlotte TRACON
126.150 – Charlotte TRACON
128.325 – Charlotte TRACON
135.600 – Charlotte TRACON
307.800 – Charlotte TRACON
292.250 – 145th AW Ops
173.4625 ($123) – 145th AW?; enc

343.750 – Bulldog MOA
264.700 – Poinsett Range

258.400 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete (W-161/177)
279.725 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete (W-161/177)

364.200 – NORAD AICC

251.100/133.150 – Atlanta Center Locas Low
263.000/125.150 – Atlanta Center Wilkes Ultra Low
263.125/135.350 – Atlanta Center Unarm Low
269.100/125.625 – Atlanta Center Spartanburg High
290.200/134.550 – Atlanta Center Moped Low
291.750/125.025 – Atlanta Center High Rock Ultra High
307.050/126.425 – Atlanta Center Dublin High
307.350/132.975 – Atlanta Center Pulaski High
322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low
323.025/124.425 – Atlanta Center Charlotte High
360.625/124.325 – Atlanta Center Clark Hill Ultra High
360.625/126.775 – Atlanta Center Baden Ultra High
379.200/128.800 – Atlanta Center Leeon Low
360.625/126.775 – Atlanta Center Baden Ultra High
269.550/124.700 – Jacksonville Center Columbia Low
319.200/127.875 – Jacksonville Center Aiken High
322.450/118.925 – Washington Center Raleigh High
346.375/121.925 – Washington Center Wahoo Super High
363.225/132.225 – Washington Center Tar River High

US Army TRS – Fort Gordon
TG 2 – Fort Gordon PMO 1 (unenc)
TG 27 – Fort Gordon Range Control (unenc)
TG 44 – Fort Gordon unknown (unenc)
TG 75 – Fort Gordon unknown (unenc)

US Army TRS – Fort Jackson
TG 737 – Fort Jackson Range Control (unenc)

FedCom
172.450 ($140) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Fishers Peak Digital; unenc
172.725 (DCS 051) NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mount Mitchell Analog; unenc
172.725 ($120) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mount Mitchell Digital; unenc
172.750 ($110) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mount Pisgah Digital; unenc
172.750 ($130) – NPS Blue Ridge Pkwy, Doughton Mountain Digital; unenc

171.550 (PL 103.5) – USFS Pisgah District/Natnahala NF Zone 2; unenc

163.5375 ($067) – unknown; enc

Savannah River Site Motorola Type II
TG 48592 – unknown (unenc)
TG 49072 – unknown (unenc)
TG 50464 – unknown (unenc)

Savannah River Site P25
TG 3001 – unknown (enc)
TG 3005 – unknown (enc)
TG 3009 – unknown (enc)
TG 3023 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3027 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3031 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3035 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3037 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3087 – unknown (enc)

Note: Some talkgroups are multicast between the two SRS systems

Miguel’s Mexican/American Restaurant, don’t let appearances fool you

Tucked away off of I-85 Exit 32 in Charlotte, is Miguel’s Mexican/American Restaurant. Don’t let the small, decidedly unfancy appearance of Miguel’s fool you, the food is outstanding. They serve both Mexican and American cuisine; I don’t know about the American part, but the Mexican is outstanding. For supper tonight, I had shrimp enchiladas (grilled shrimp with grilled peppers and onions) and they might just have been the best enchiladas I’ve ever eaten. If you’re around Charlotte/Douglas Airport, you’ve got to eat at Miguel’s!

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

I’m on the first day of a three-day trip through parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Today’s travels took me through the Clinton, Greenville, and Spartanburg areas. I was originally planning to visit the Ninety Six battlefield today, but since it is closed due to the government shutdown, I visited the Musgrove Mill State Park in Clinton, SC, the BMW Zentrum in Spartanburg, SC, and the Greenville Zoo in Greenville, SC.

Horseshoe Falls at Musgrove Mill State Park; in August 1870, a Revolutionary War battle took place near these falls
The BMW M3 GT2 car campaigned in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2012 on display at the BMW Zentrum in Spartanburg, SC
Bornean Orangutan at the Greenville Zoo

I let the Uniden Home Patrol 2 and the Whistler TRX-2 scan, log, and record while I did the driving and both were very productive. There was a lot of VHF/UHF public safety conventional and a lot of public safety activity on the Palmetto 800 P25 statewide trunked repeater system in South Carolina. F-16s from the 20th FW and the 169th FW were heard working in the Bulldog MOA and at Poinsett Range and 20th FW F-16s were also working in W-161/177 with an E-3 AWACS. There were a couple of surprises, too – with the government shutdown in effect, I didn’t expect to hear any National Park Service or US Forestry activity, but there were a few brief catches on some of their frequencies.

South Carolina Public Safety Conventional
453.075 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD A Repeater
453.175 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD B Repeater
453.025 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD C Repeater
453.425 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD D Repeater
453.900 (PL 118.8) – Aiken County FD E Repeater
154.235 (PL 94.8) – Bamberg County EMS Dispatch
154.370 (PL 162.2) – Bamberg County FD Dispatch
154.400 (PL 118.8) – Barnwell County FD Dispatch
154.250 (PL 127.3) – Berkeley County FD/EMS South Dispatch
154.400 (PL 123.0) – Cherokee County FD Dispatch
155.0325 (DCS 051) – Cherokee County EMS Dispatch
150.935 (PL 114.8) – Edgefield County EMS Dispatch South
155.235 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County Fire Dispatch VHF
453.500 (PL 118.8) – Greenville County Fire Dispatch UHF
462.950 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County EMS Dispatch
462.975 (PL 123.0) – Greenville County EMS Tac 1
154.175 (PL 85.4) – Greer FD Dispatch 1 (Greenville Co)
154.100 (PL 85.4) – Greer FD 2 (Greenville Co)
452.500 (PL 141.3) – Berea FD Ch 2 (Greenville Co)
460.375 (PL 203.5) – Mauldin FD Dispatch (Greenville Co)
453.375 (DCS 331) – Parker FD (Greenville Co)
156.120 (PL 85.4) – Pelham-Batesville FD (Greenville Co)
154.205 (PL 192.8) – Laurens County FD Dispatch
154.130 (PL 162.2) – Lexington County FD Dispatch
154.220 (PL 141.3) – Newberry County FD Dispatch
154.995 (PL 141.3) – Saluda County FD Dispatch
155.385 (PL 141.3) – Saluda County EMS Dispatch
154.310 (PL 85.4) – Spartanburg County Fire Dispatch
154.025 (PL 85.4) – Spartanburg County Fire Ops
155.925 (PL 85.4) – Hilltop FD (Spartanburg Co)
154.445 (PL 127.3) – Union County FD Dispatch
155.175 (PL 203.5) – Union County EMS Dispatch

159.225 (DCS 306) – SC Forrestry Draytonville
159.375 (DCS 116) – SC Forestry Hampton

Palmetto 800 P25
TG 704 – Beaufort County FD Dispatch 1
TG 6542 – Jasper FD Tac 1
TG 24542 – Lexington County FD Dispatch
TG 24543 – Lexington County FD Admin
TG 25552 – Columbia FD Dispatch
TG 25569 – Richland County FD 5 HazMat
TG 27871 – SC National Guard
TG 28609 – SC LifeNet Medevac Helicopter
TG 40012 – SC Regional Gov’t 4
TG 44351 – Greenville FD Dispatch 1
TG 44385 – Greer FD
TG 51704 – MedTrans SC Medevac Helicopter

North Carolina Public Safety Conventional
154.400 (PL 156.7) – Gaston County FD Dispatch

Aviation/MilCom
120.700 – Charleston App/Dep

119.150 – Augusta App/Dep
126.800 – Augusta App/Dep

125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15

120.100 – Greer Tower
119.900 – Greenville Downtown Tower
133.325 – Donaldson Tower
118.800 – Greer App/Dep
119.400 – Greer App/Dep
270.275 – Greer App/Dep

343.750 – Bulldog MOA
264.700 – Poinsett Range

258.400 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete (W-161/177)
279.725 – DOUBLESHOT Discrete (W-161/177)

364.200 – NORAD AICC

263.125/135.350 – Atlanta Center Unarm Low
269.100/125.625 – Atlanta Center Spartanburg High
291.750/125.025 – Atlanta Center High Rock Ultra High
322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low
360.625/124.325 – Atlanta Center Clark Hill Ultra High
269.550/124.700 – Jacksonville Center Columbia Low
319.200/127.875 – Jacksonville Center Aiken High


TG 27 – Fort Gordon Range Control (unenc)
TG 44 – Fort Gordon unknown (unenc)
TG 75 – Fort Gordon unknown (unenc)

US Army TRS – Fort Jackson
TG 737 – Fort Jackson Range Control (unenc)

FedCom
172.750 ($110) – NPS Blue Ridge Mountains, Mount Pisgah Digital

171.550 (PL 103.5) – USFS Pisgah District/Natnahala NF Zone 2

Savannah River Site Motorola Type II
TG 48592 – unknown (unenc)
TG 49072 – unknown (unenc)
TG 50464 – unknown (unenc)

Savannah River Site P25
TG 3001 – unknown (enc)
TG 3005 – unknown (enc)
TG 3009 – unknown (enc)
TG 3023 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3027 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3031 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3035 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3037 – unknown (unenc)
TG 3087 – unknown (enc)

Note: Some talkgroups are multicast between the two SRS systems

For supper tonight, I stopped at Southern Barbecue in Spartanburg. I love North Carolina style vinegar based barbecue and Southern Barbecue is the best I’ve had since Don’s BBQ in Pooler, GA closed. If you find yourself around I-85 and US-221 in Spartanburg, it’s well worth the stop for great food and friendly service.

Updated Hurricane Florence FedCom/Milcom Frequency and Callsign List

Savannah – Here’s an updated list of FedCom and MilCom frequencies and callsigns for Hurricane Florence response operations. This list isn’t comprehensive since I’m not close enough to most of the activity to hear it, but it does cover what I’ve heard going to and from the area from the south.

Please keep those in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence in your prayers. The storm dumped a lot of rain in North Carolina and South Carolina and water levels are still rising.  The Carolinas, especially North Carolina, are going to need a lot of help. For all of us along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, remember – but for the grace of God, it could easily have been us. Try to find a way to donate or help out in some way.

Federal
156.8000 – Marine VHF Ch. 16
157.0500 – Marine VHF Ch. 21
163.1375 ($293) – CG 113 USCG Station Tybee
171.2375 ($293) – CG 127 USCG Sector Charleston
413.0000 ($293) – CG 410 USCG Sector Charleston Air Ops
345.0000 – USCG
166.4625 ($001) – CBP Common
136.3750 – CBP
350.0250 – DHS
151.1375 – VTAC 11

Military
225.750 – 165th AW Ops
228.225 – Moody AFB “ANGEL Ops”
237.000 – Savannah ADC Ops
293.525 – 116th/461st ACW “PEACHTREE Ops”
349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
260.900 – NORAD Discrete
288.400 – NORAD Discrete
238.900 – Aerial Refueling
283.900 – AR-601
246.900 – unknown; referenced on 288.400
148.125 (PL 107.2/$403) – SC CAP Repeater R21

Air Traffic Control
119.100/257.800 – Savannah-Hilton Head IAP Tower
124.975/279.575 – Hunter AAF Tower
120.400/353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.125/292.125 – Beaufort Approach/Departure
120.700/306.925 – Charleston Approach/Departure
126.750/277.400 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
127.575/269.025 – Jacksonville Center Waycross Low
127.875/319.200 – Jax Center Aiken High
132.925/363.200 – Jacksonville Center Allendale/Savannah Low
133.300/346.300 – JacksonvilleCenter Moultrie Ultra High
133.700/323.300 – Jacksonville Center Baxley Low
134.375/317.550 – Jax Center Charleston Low
135.975/282.300 – Jacksonville Center Alma High

Callsigns
COAST GUARD 1503 (HC-130H, 1503, CGAS Clearwater)
COAST GUARD 2005 (HC-130J, 2005, CGAS Elizabeth City)
COAST GUARD 2311 (HC-144A, 2311, CGAS Miami)
COAST GUARD 6012 (MH-60T, 6012, CGAS Clearwater)
COAST GUARD 6030 (MH-60T, 6030, CGAS Clearwater)
COAST GUARD 6538 (MH-65D, 6538, CGAS New Orleans)
COAST GUARD 6555 (MH-65D, 6555, USCG)
COAST GUARD 6544 (MH-65D, 6544, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6547 (MH-65D, 6547, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6567 (MH-65D, 6567, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 510KB (C510, N510KB, Aviation Research & Maintenance)
HOBBY 11 (C-130J, 05-8157, 403rd AW)
JOLLY ## (HH-60G, multiple units)
KING 01 (C-130H, 88-4401, 39th RQS?)
KING 03 (HC-130N, 90-2103, 39th RQS)
KING 15 (HC-130J, 09-5708, 79th RQS)
KING 15 (HC-130J, 13-5782, 71st RQS)
KOMODO 04 (E-8C, 92-3290, 116th/461st ACW)
KOMODO 04/STRIKESTAR (E-8C, 96-0043, 116th/461st ACW)
N108F (B350, N108F, US DHS); cleared to NAS Jax
NATION 01 (KC-10A, 86-0035, 305th AMW)
NATION 16 (KC-135R, 59-1461, 128th ARW)
NATION 26 (KC-135R, 63-7993, 121st ARW)
NATION 27 (KC-135R, 60-0347, 121st ARW)
OMAHA 42 (P-3 AEW, N142CS, CBP)
OMAHA 44 (P-3 AEW, N144CS, CBP)
OMAHA 45 (P-3 AEW, N145CS, CBP)
OMAHA 49 (P-3 AEW, N149CS, CBP)
OMAHA 80 (P-3B, N480SK, CBP)
PHENOM 06 (E-8C, 96-0043, 116th/461st ACW)
PHENOM 08 (E-8C, 00-2000, 116th/461st ACW)
REACH 102H (C-17A, 07-7187, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 1099 (C-17A, 02-1099, 437th/315th AW)
SANDLAPPER ## (SC CAP)
SHADY 29 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 83 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 60 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
TEAL 71 (WC-130J, 97-5306, 53rd WRS)
TEAL 73 (WC-130J, 96-5302, 53rd WRS)
TEAL 81 (WC-130J, 97-5306, 53rd WRS)
USCGC Chinook (WPB 87308)
USCGC Cormorant (WPB 87313)
SENTRY ## (E-3, 552nd ACW)

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Repeater System

Savannah – Propagation this morning has resulted in being able to hear all five (that I know of) Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex repeaters.  This repeater system is normally multicast and over the last several years they have been using digital voice. The system covers the Savannah NWR Complex along coastal South Carolina and Georgia composed of the Pinckney Island NWR, the Savannah NWR, the Tybee NWR, Harris Neck NWR, Blackbeard Island NWR, and Wolf Island NWR.

Savannah NWR Complex Map
Savannah NWR Complex Map

  • 169.8250 – Savannah NWR Complex Harris Neck Rptr (NAC 4A4)
  • 171.6500 –  Savannah NWR Complex Pinckney Rptr (NAC 555)
  • 171.7500 –  Savannah NWR Complex Rptr (NAC 5B6) (Multicast)
  • 172.4500 – Savannah NWR Complex Skidaway Rptr (NAC 68F)
  • 172.6500 – Savannah NWR Complex Onslow Rtpr (NAC 455)

Through monitoring in different areas and comparing signal strengths, I’ve been able to identify four of the five repeaters (as seen in the list above). What I heard this morning has led me to believe that the unidentified one, 171.750 (NAC 5B6) is a repeater for the Wolf Island NWR area around Darien. ARC536 Pro logged a signal strength of 190 for the Harris Neck Repeater on 169.825 (NAC 4A4) and 171.750 just a bit lower at 144. A repeater for Wolf Island would be located just a bit farther south of me than the Harris Neck repeater, so the received signal strengths could indicate that.  I’ve also heard 171.750 a few times in Brunswick which further backs that theory up. Hopefully a bit more monitoring will help confirm it.

While there normally isn’t anything thrilling to listen to on this system, it’s normally just administrative and maintenance related traffic, you can sometimes hear firefighting related traffic on it and during turtle nesting and hatching season, you can hear some research related traffic on it. If you’re interested in such things, it’s definitely something to keep in one of your scan banks or favorites lists.