January Blog Update: No MilCom Recap, New Air-to-Air Frequencies, Moody AFB Update

As I posted on social media a few days ago, I won't be doing a January MilCom Recap or Mode-S log. I've been busy with work, was down with the sinuses, and have also been busy trying to get ready for a vacation trip next week. In the meantime, there are some updates to pass … Continue reading January Blog Update: No MilCom Recap, New Air-to-Air Frequencies, Moody AFB Update

MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 and F-35 Squadron Frequency Changes

Brunswick - The USMC MAG-31 F/A-18 squadrons and the F-35B FRS squadron at MCAS Beaufort have recently undergone a number of air-to-air and Base frequency changes, leading to an update of my Milair page, but I thought I would also make those changes a blog post as well. A basic overview is that VMFA-115 has … Continue reading MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 and F-35 Squadron Frequency Changes

Savannah, GA to Clarkesville, GA Road Trip Scanning Report; 5/6 March 2018

Clarkesville, GA - On Monday and Tuesday I had to make a trip up to Clarkesville, GA for work; it's an almost five-hour drive from Savannah, so it was good to have the radios in the car to keep me company on the way up. My route of travel was I-16 westbound from Savannah to … Continue reading Savannah, GA to Clarkesville, GA Road Trip Scanning Report; 5/6 March 2018

177th Fighter Wing F-16s at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - Over the weekend, F-16Cs from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey ANG arrived at the Air Dominance Center (ADC) at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. In a pleasant surprise, I heard six of them arrive around lunchtime on Sunday as a flight of four and a flight of two. DECOY 47 (C-17A, 02-1107, … Continue reading 177th Fighter Wing F-16s at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; February 2018

I didn't have a lot of radio time in February, so February's logs aren't as robust as January's were. Sentry Savannah continued out of the Savannah Air Dominance Center with the 43rd FS, 2nd FTS, VFA-103, 125th FW, and 159th FW. The MAG-31 MDTC at MCAS Beaufort also wrapped up in February.   Hunter AAF … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; February 2018

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; February 2018

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.   83AEFC - C-12U, 84-24378, C/2-228 AVN (RPR668) A1AFC7 - Bell 407GX, N208AM, Air Methods (N208AM on box, LIFESTAR 1 on … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; February 2018

HSM-40 Callsign Changes

HSM-40, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, is the Fleet Readiness Squadron at NS Mayport, FL that trains crews for the US Navy Atlantic Fleet SH-60B and MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.  For some time now, I've noticed that HSM-40 helicopters have been identifying as NAVY HK 4## and NAVY HK 0## on the radio with air traffic … Continue reading HSM-40 Callsign Changes

116th Air Control Wing Conducting ORE at Savannah CRTC

The 116th ACW from Robins AFB is conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center.  At least three of their E-8C JSTARS aircraft are at the CRTC along with numerous support personnel.  On Friday afternoon there were two E-8Cs flying out of the CRTC as PEACH 11 and PEACH 12.  … Continue reading 116th Air Control Wing Conducting ORE at Savannah CRTC

Mobile Monitoring and HF, 14 September 2011

After grabbing something to eat this afternoon, I went out to Jekyll Island and played radio. I got a few good catches on milair frequencies and made a few amateur radio contacts on 20 Meters. On the milair side of things, I caught some F-16s from McEntire ANGB and F/A-18s from MCAS Beaufort at Townsend … Continue reading Mobile Monitoring and HF, 14 September 2011

169th Fighter Wing at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center

F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th FW are at the Savannah CRTC this week.  Based on what I heard on the scanners and saw when I went by the airport on Tuesday, they had at least 12 aircraft at the CRTC.  They used their normal callsigns of MACE, VIPER, and DEMON along … Continue reading 169th Fighter Wing at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center