Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 16 September 2018

Savannah - Yesterday, things seemed to get somewhat back to normal for air traffic. The air traffic along the coast was heavier than it was the last few days and although some aircraft were taking alternate routes, they didn't seem to be as wide as they had been. Military and Federal support for Hurricane Florence … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 16 September 2018

Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 15 September 2018

Savannah - By yesterday, the WC-130J flights to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence (now Tropical Depression Florence) had ended and rescue/communications/coordination flights to the South Carolina/North Carolina area were underway. A US Air Force E-8 JSTARS and E-3 AWACS supported rescue/response efforts yesterday along with a US Customs and Border Patrol P-3 AEW. US Air Force HC-130s … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 15 September 2018

Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 14 September 2018

Savannah - Throughout the week, as Hurricane Florence made her way toward the US east coast, I tried to keep an ear and eye on the skies for related US Coast Guard and military aviation activity. It seemed that some of the HC-130Js at CGAS Elizabeth City moved south to CGAS Clearwater and some helicopter … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 14 September 2018

History Related Amateur Radio Special Events Stations for August 2018

Each month, there are always some History related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations; I picked three to write about for August 2018. To be more accurate, two of them are organizations which are being commemorated by multiple stations: the US Coast Guard's (USCG) Anniversary and the Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC). Many are familiar with the … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Events Stations for August 2018

Charleston, SC Road Trip Scanning Report; 21 February 2018

Charleston, SC - Yesterday, I had to make a quick day trip to Charleston, SC and although I didn't make the trip in my vehicle, I did bring along the Uniden Home Patrol 2, the Uniden BCD436HP, and a mag mount scanner antenna. Radio-wise, it was an interesting trip; there's a lot to listen to … Continue reading Charleston, SC Road Trip Scanning Report; 21 February 2018

Changes at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah

Savannah - As I wrote last week, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah swapped out some aircraft. At the time, I wasn't sure of exactly which aircraft were swapped, but another week of monitoring has confirmed which ones are now based at the Air Station. CGAS Savannah Aircraft MH-65D, 6516 (AE266A) MH-65D, 6531 (AE2679) MH-65D, 6544 … Continue reading Changes at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah

USCGC Eagle Visits Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day

Savannah - Not long after I woke up on Wednesday morning, I heard Savannah Pilots call "Cutter Eagle" (USCGC Eagle, WIX-327) on Marine VHF Ch. 14. There was no reply to that call, but a couple of calls, later Savannah Pilots got a reply (they could hear Eagle at the time, I couldn't). Based on … Continue reading USCGC Eagle Visits Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day

Hurricane Hunters Update and Coast Guard MH-65D Flights to Charleston; 5 October 2015

Savannah - Yesterday, the Hurricane Hunter WC-130Js from the 53rd WRS continued to fly missions to Hurricane Joaquin as it neared Bermuda. TEAL 72 (WC-130J, 97-5303, 53 WRS), TEAL 73 (WC-130J, 97-5305, 53 WRS), and TEAL 71 (WC-130J, 97-5304, 53 WRS) flew Hurricane Joaquin missions from and returning to Hunter AAF. Along with the previously reported frequencies, … Continue reading Hurricane Hunters Update and Coast Guard MH-65D Flights to Charleston; 5 October 2015

NAS Pensacola Road Trip Monitoring Report; 17 April 2015

Savannah, GA - Last night, we got back to Savannah after leaving Pensacola, stopping by the Eglin AFB Armament Museum, then continuing on home. It was a long day driving, so I waited until this morning to check the radio recordings. The list below should be the final list of what was heard during the … Continue reading NAS Pensacola Road Trip Monitoring Report; 17 April 2015

NAS Pensacola Road Trip Monitoring Report; 16 April 2015

Note:  A final version of the frequency/talkgroup list below with corrections made can be found in the 17 April/Wrap-Up post. Pensacola, FL - Yesterday, we took a trip over to Mobile, AL to see the battleship USS Alabama (BB-60). It gave me the chance to listen to some Alabama public safety communications including the Mobile … Continue reading NAS Pensacola Road Trip Monitoring Report; 16 April 2015