Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; March 2019

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. FROZEN 42 (C-17A, 93-0599, 3rd Wing) from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska on approach to Savannah IAP on 8 March 2019ARMY 1944 (C-37A, … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; March 2019

Catching the Super Guppy For the First Time

Savannah - I have my Mode-S/ADS-B receiver software set to alert me when it picks up certain Mode-S codes, registration numbers, or callsigns and not long after I woke up this afternoon and turned on the radios, it alerted me to an aircraft that I've never heard before: NASA 941. NASA 941 is NASA's Super … Continue reading Catching the Super Guppy For the First Time

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - I'm too antisocial to go to downtown Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festival, so I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by taking a trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge today. The temperature was cool, in the high 50s/lower 60s so I didn't see but two alligators but there were plenty … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

This new story from the ARRL is about a special event celebrating the centennial of WWV that will take place at the end of September and beginning of October. WWV, the oldest continuously operating radio station in the world, was in danger of losing funding, but the new federal retained funding for it. WWV operates … Continue reading WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

Aviation Assets for PATRIOT SOUTH Exercise at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

I wasn't in Savannah last week, so I didn't have a chance to monitor the Patriot South exercise that took place in Savannah until I got back to town on Friday. While I was in Brunswick, I did get a few snippets, but on the whole, I was out of range with the equipment I … Continue reading Aviation Assets for PATRIOT SOUTH Exercise at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

New ARRL Podcast Geared Toward Newcomers to Amateur Radio Debuts on March 7

This is a great idea from the ARRL. These podcasts are something we can direct new hams and prospective hams toward to help them become more interested in the hobby. They shouldn't take the place of elmering new hams, they're something to be used to augment elmering. From ARRL news at http://www.arrl.org A new ARRL … Continue reading New ARRL Podcast Geared Toward Newcomers to Amateur Radio Debuts on March 7

VMFAT-501 Callsigns and an ATAC Detachment at MCAS Beaufort

Earlier this month in the February MilCom Recap, I mentioned the new callsigns that VMFAT-501 has been using: MOJO, NITRO, and PHILLY. After Friday's monitoring, I've heard two more to add to the list: FURY and HELLCAT. Just as PHILLY has a connection to the squadron's heritage, FURY and HELLCAT do as well. As VMF-451, … Continue reading VMFAT-501 Callsigns and an ATAC Detachment at MCAS Beaufort

Some Stormy Seas for Competitive Sailors Using HF Amateur Radio

This is an interesting article that I came across on the ARRL website about sailors receiving penalties for how they utilized amateur radio during a race. There's also an interesting bit where one competitor states he is thinking about getting out of competitive sailing for safety reasons because he isn't allowed to use the amateur … Continue reading Some Stormy Seas for Competitive Sailors Using HF Amateur Radio

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; February 2019

February was notable more for what didn't happen that didn't happen. For the first time in several years, there wasn't a Sentry Savannah exercise in February. Since the 43rd FS and 2nd FTS from Tyndall AFB always seemed to be the common denominator in Sentry Savannah exercises, I wasn't surprised and to be honest, wasn't … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; February 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; February 2019

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. NAVY LL 869 (P-8A, 169347, VP-30) and NAVY LL 897 (P-8A, 169330, VP-30) over the Savannah area on 12 February 2019 … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; February 2019