A Visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area

This morning, I traveled up to Green Pond, SC to visit the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area's wildlife drive. Located within the ACE Basin, it's an approximately 75-mile drive from Savannah and is between US 21 and Charleston on US 17 in Colleton County. The Donnelley WMA is a wonderful combination of wetland and upland habitat, for … Continue reading A Visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area

Jasper County, SC Moves to the Palmetto 25 TRS

Savannah - A few weeks back, I decided to turn on the South Carolina stuff in my mobile scanner while visiting the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (I usually end up forgetting to turn the SC stuff on because the refuge is just across the river) and I didn't hear any Jasper County activity. As a … Continue reading Jasper County, SC Moves to the Palmetto 25 TRS

MCAS Beaufort TRS Deactivated, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island Now Covered by the US Marine Corps TRS

Beaufort, SC - The MCAS Beaufort TRS that provided communications for both MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island is no more. While I was in Beaufort today, I discovered that the radio system is no longer active and that the frequencies it used have been moved over to two sites that are part of the US … Continue reading MCAS Beaufort TRS Deactivated, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island Now Covered by the US Marine Corps TRS

Two F-16s from the 169th FW Crash Near Louisville, GA

Update - 9 June 2016:  The latest reports are that both pilots are out of the hospital and back home, so that's great news! It's good to hear that neither pilot apparently sustained any serious injuries. The last I heard, one of the two aircraft crash locations was located and it was in a heavily … Continue reading Two F-16s from the 169th FW Crash Near Louisville, GA

A Visit to the USS Yorktown (CV-10); 13 January 2016

Charleston, SC - Two years ago, I visited the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriot's Point and posted some photos from my visit. This year I made another visit while making another attempt to see Fort Sumter. Instead of posting photos that are repeats of the 2014 post, this year I'll try to post some different … Continue reading A Visit to the USS Yorktown (CV-10); 13 January 2016

Charleston Road Trip Monitoring Wrap Up; 12-14 January 2016

Yesterday was the last day of my Charleston, SC road trip. Radio-wise, it was a very interesting trip with a good variety of traffic heard. During the trip, I monitored conventional Fire/Rescue, trunked Fire/Rescue, US Coast Guard, MilCom, and FedCom. Most of my monitoring was done mobile and late in the evening; during the day … Continue reading Charleston Road Trip Monitoring Wrap Up; 12-14 January 2016

The Vietnam Experience Exhibit at Patriot’s Point

Charleston, SC - When I visited Patriot's Point two years ago, the Vietnam Experience Exhibit was closed; it is now back open to the public. It offers a glimpse of two parts of the Navy and Marine Corps experience in the Vietnam War. Just after you enter the exhibit, there is a display symbolizing Vietnam … Continue reading The Vietnam Experience Exhibit at Patriot’s Point

Road Trip Monitoring Report – Charleston, SC 13 January 2016

Charleston, SC - I spent most of the day playing tourist at Patriot's Point and Fort Sumter, but I left the radios on automatic in the mobile station and reviewed their recordings later in the evening. One thing I noticed yesterday and today is that the downtown Charleston and Mt. Pleasant areas don't seem to have as … Continue reading Road Trip Monitoring Report – Charleston, SC 13 January 2016