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 along regarding some new USAF or ANG air-to-air frequencies, an MCAS Beaufort air-to-air, and a MilAir page update for Moody AFB.
Over the holidays, the 125th FW was heard working with the 20th FW in the Bulldog MOA in Central/East Georgia. During that activity, both Jim (also here inGA) and I heard some new air-to-air frequencies in use. Jim as identified them as 125th FW air-to-air frequencies while I’m leaning toward them being new 20th FW frequencies; either way, they were definitely in use and it will be worth listening to them to confirm an ID on them. Those new frequencies are 228.275, 236.150, 262.000, and 267.600.
A South Florida source passed on via the blog’s Facebook page that VMFA-251 was heard using 267.250 while working at NAS Key West over the holidays. That’s one that I haven’t heard used by VMFA-251 or any unit at MCAS Beaufort before, but I’ve programmed it in my radios and will be listening out for it in the future.
Finally, a while back a very reliable source passed on some Moody AFB information but I haven’t had the chance to do anything with it until recently. That information has been incorporated into this blog’s MilAir page.
Next week, I’ll be traveling through South Carolina so keep an eye out for travel and mobile scanning posts. Hopefully, I’ll be able to figure out some more about those new USAF air-to-air frequencies during my travels…
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’d like to thank those that passed on information over the course of the year and I hope you’ll continue to support this blog with your efforts.
Over the last week or so, I’ve been working on revising and updating this blog’s MilAir page. I’ve finally finished this round of revisions and updates and it’s ready to go. I’ve changed the format a bit, added what I have for Robins AFB and Moody AFB, and expanded some of the bases that were already on the page. Savannah-Hilton Head IAP and Charleston IAP are also homes to a Gulfstream factor and service center and a Boeing facility respectively, so I added what I have for them as well. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive list; it essentially covers what can be heard from the Coastal Georgia area (Savannah, Hinesville, and Brunswick) and the I-95 corridor through Georgia.
I did not have a lot of radio time in September. The main culprit was Hurricane Irma, during which I worked seven 12 hour shifts, eliminating over a week of monitoring opportunities. Several other things took their toll as well so I ended up with very little activity logged. I didn’t see any sense in putting together a couple of small posts, so I decided to combine September’s activity with October’s activity in the October recap and Mode-S log posts at the beginning of November.
In the meantime, there are a number of happenings and events worth mentioning, so I’ll be making a number of posts today to report them:
I’ve got several posts in the works that were going to go up today and tomorrow, but getting ready to go back to Brunswick and preparations for TS Hermine have gotten in the way. Providing there are no prohibitive effects from Hermine, I’ll get them up after the busy Labor Day holiday at work. Look for the July/August MilCom recap, the July/August Mode-S report, a post on the Glynn County FD moving to the SEGARRN system, and a post on portable Mode-S/ADS-B monitoring
March was another busy month that left me with little radio time. Once again, I’ll be combining two months into one; I’ll post a MilCom recap and Mode-S log for March and April at the end of April. Hopefully at some point in the near future things will settle down and I’ll have a little more time to play radio and the recaps and logs will return to a monthly post.