20th Fighter Wing UHF Air-to-Air Update

Brunswick - Last week, I posted about the 20th Fighter Wing moving to UHF air-to-air frequencies from VHF. I got some good feedback from readers offering what they've heard, so I thought I would post an updated list: 228.800 – 55th FS Air-to-Air 236.150 – 55th FS Air-to-Air 274.875 – 77th FS Air-to-Air 314.100 – … Continue reading 20th Fighter Wing UHF Air-to-Air Update

20th Fighter Wing F-16s Moving From VHF to UHF for Air-to-Air Frequencies

Savannah - Last month, I got a post comment from a reader mentioning the lack of activity on VHF air-to-air frequencies from 20th Fighter Wing F-16CMs from Shaw AFB working in the Bulldog MOA. I'd been noticing the same trend over the course of this year as well so I've been searching when home in … Continue reading 20th Fighter Wing F-16s Moving From VHF to UHF for Air-to-Air Frequencies

Road Trip Radio Report – Savannah, GA to Darlington, SC

Savannah, GA - Earlier, I posted about the road trip I took with my nephew to the Darlington Raceway Museum.  During the trip, we had the mobile station in operation with the exception of the HF radio:  The Uniden HP-1, the Uniden BC780XLT, and the Yaesu FT-8800. As I experimented with last week, I hooked … Continue reading Road Trip Radio Report – Savannah, GA to Darlington, SC

Shaw AFB Gains New Fighter Group

by 9th Air Force Public Affairs 3/7/2013 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.  -- The 495th Fighter Group will stand up during an activation ceremony here March 8 at 9:45 a.m. at the Carolina Skies Club and Conference Center. The 495th Fighter Group's activation is part of the Air Force's ongoing initiative to integrate traditional, active-duty Airmen with … Continue reading Shaw AFB Gains New Fighter Group

S.C. Air National Guard Assumes Alert Mission

by Senior Airman Alexandria Mosness 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 5/11/2011 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The 20th Fighter Wing turned over responsibility for the air sovereignty alert mission to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., May 6. The 20th FW took control of the alert mission Sept. 11, 2001 to Nov. … Continue reading S.C. Air National Guard Assumes Alert Mission

Bulldog MOA Changes – Shaw AFB and Augusta Regional Airport Compromise

The Augusta Chronicle featured an article on the Bulldog MOA that Shaw AFB, McEntire JNGB, and other services use on November 29, 2008. Augusta Regional Airport and the Air Force have come to a compromise on airspace changes, but Swainsboro-Emanuel County Airport is still resisting those changes. Below is an excerpt from the article, you … Continue reading Bulldog MOA Changes – Shaw AFB and Augusta Regional Airport Compromise

77 FS Back in the Air

I heard the 77th Fighter Squadron from Shaw AFB back in the air this afternoon, flying missions in the Bulldog MOA.The two flights I heard were using VEGAS 4# and MISTY 5#, using 143.800 and 139.975 respectively for air-to-air traffic. They used the long standing 273.700 for traffic with 77th FS "GAMBLER OPS."Mac McCormick III, … Continue reading 77 FS Back in the Air