Townsend Range JTAC Activity; 12 February 2019

Monday and Tuesday were the first days I've had the opportunity to turn on the radios in about a week. Monday was a slow MilCom day as usual, but Tuesday proved interesting with a lot of activity from MCAS Beaufort F/A-18s and F-35s working with a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) at Townsend Range in … Continue reading Townsend Range JTAC Activity; 12 February 2019

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; December 2018/January 2019

As I mentioned last month, I decided to combine the December 2018 and January 2019 reports due to December 2018 being a short month radio-wise. As promised, here is the report. I've started something new for the recap this month: I've added talkgroup logs for trunked repeater systems in use by the military. Hopefully, this … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; December 2018/January 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; December 2018/January 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. CANFORCE 1604 (B350, C-GPDC, RCAF METF) southbound along the SC/GA coast on 18 December 2018 PRO 01 (P-8A, 169344, VP-30) on … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; December 2018/January 2019

Royal Danish Air Force C-130J Conducted Parachute Drops Near Savannah

Savannah - Yesterday, a Royal Danish Air Force C-130J conducted parachute drops in the area of Tybee Island near Savannah, GA. It appears it was part of Exercise Emerald Warrior 2019, a US Special Operations Command exercise that combines Special Operations and Conventional forces to prepare for operations "in a complex and uncertain Irregular Warfare … Continue reading Royal Danish Air Force C-130J Conducted Parachute Drops Near Savannah

MDTC Underway at MCAS Beaufort

Savannah - Yesterday morning's monitoring indicated that there's MDTC (Marine Division Tactics Course) underway at MCAS Beaufort. An MDTC usually takes place in January and this year seems to be no different. Flights of MAG-31 F/A-18s using the callsigns LATCH and SALEM (callsigns traditionally used by MDTC flights at MCAS Beaufort) and VMFAT-501 F-5Ns using … Continue reading MDTC Underway at MCAS Beaufort

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019

Yesterday, I left Charlotte, NC for Columbia, SC to visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens and the South Carolina Military Museum. Afterward, I came back to Savannah, ending the trip. I'll be posting about the places I visited on the trip over the next few days: Musgrove Mill State Park, the BMW Zentrum, the Greenville … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

On the second day of my road trip, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Today's list builds on yesterday's list from the first day. Added to the list today were talkgroups from the NC VIPER P25 TRS and the Charlotte UASI … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

I'm on the first day of a three-day trip through parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Today's travels took me through the Clinton, Greenville, and Spartanburg areas. I was originally planning to visit the Ninety Six battlefield today, but since it is closed due to the government shutdown, I visited the Musgrove Mill State … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; November 2018

The month of November was a bit short on activity due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, but it did turn out to be rather productive: new frequencies for both MCAS Beaufort and Shaw AFB were identified over this month and last. Note:  In addition to posting Blog Posts and near-real-time reports on Twitter, I am now … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; November 2018

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; November 2018

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. Note:  In addition to posting Blog Posts and near-real-time reports on Twitter, I am now also using a Facebook page to … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; November 2018