Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 18 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE5C5C 169330 VVLL816 2018-07-18 23:48:03 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 18975
ADD445 N990ST --- 2018-07-18 23:40:05 737-4Y0 United States National Nuclear Safety Administration
ADFD07 95-0059 --- 2018-07-18 22:30:08 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
ADFCEB 94-0140 --- 2018-07-18 22:22:06 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
ADFD0A 95-0062 --- 2018-07-18 22:12:08 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
AE5C62 169336 TIGER30 2018-07-18 21:42:11 P-8A United States USN | VP-26 [KNIP] --- 33025
ADFCEE 94-0143 --- 2018-07-18 21:42:11 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
AE5C66 169340 MADFOX8 2018-07-18 21:38:08 P-8A United States USN | 3077 0
ADFCFC 95-0048 --- 2018-07-18 21:24:08 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
ADFCF0 94-0145 --- 2018-07-18 21:02:06 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
ADFF76 65-10474 --- 2018-07-18 20:52:05 T-38C United States 50thFTS
ADFCEF 94-0144 --- 2018-07-18 20:42:16 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
AE04BE 58-0106 DIXIE01 2018-07-18 19:42:53 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]
AE49C1 09-9205 VOLT10 2018-07-18 19:26:19 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS] 0641 33000
ADFE49 94-0317 PAT161 2018-07-18 17:36:11 C-12R United States USARMY 1543 25000
AE062F 84-0149 --- 2018-07-18 17:28:15 C-12U United States WA ARNG | OSACOM FT LEWIS [KGRF]
AE5772 10-00256 --- 2018-07-18 17:26:21 C-12V United States
AE2730 08-27014 C2705 2018-07-18 16:48:09 C-27J United States OH ANG | 179AW | 164AS [KMFD]
AE4AF4 08-3179 RCH199 2018-07-18 16:46:10 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]
AE0415 164388 --- 2018-07-18 16:36:13 E-6B United States USN | SCW-1 [KTIK]
ADFF00 96-0112 --- 2018-07-18 16:18:24 C-12J United States USARMY | CARA AVN SECTION [KAPG]
AE8410 163918 --- 2018-07-18 16:08:14 E-6B United States ---
AE5C5C 169330 VVLL877 2018-07-18 13:40:19 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 18975

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Another Interesting DoD Hex Hole Range Uncovered

Graphic courtesy of Buzz Feed
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/hidden-spy-planes

From time to time after extensive research I occasionally uncover some interesting holes in the Mode-S hex addresses used by the Department of Defense. Recently I have been researching the AE5B4A-AE5B66 hex code range which I have identified as a DoD hex hole range.

This range may be a F-35 fighter aircraft hex block. To my monitor friends, especially you guys in the Las Vegas area, please keep a close eye on this range and report any of the codes you might see on your boxes.

Speaking of Buzz Feed (the graphic at the top of this post), I am sure you will find the article We Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What It Found at

Government and Military surveillance aircraft often keep a low profile: The FBI, for example, registers its planes to fictitious companies to mask their true identity. BuzzFeed News trained a computer to find them by letting a machine-learning algorithm sift for planes with flight patterns that resembled those operated by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Last year, we reported on aerial surveillance by these planes, mapping thousands of flights over more than four months from mid-August to the end of December 2015. From planes tracking drug traffickers to those testing new spying technology, US airspace is buzzing with surveillance aircraft operated for law enforcement and the military.

Interesting read! 




Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 17 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE5C68 169342 VVRC342 2018-07-17 23:28:06 P-8A United States USN | --- 37025
AE1191 03-0016 --- 2018-07-17 22:32:03 UC-35B United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE]
AE148D 93-1097 KOMODO5 2018-07-17 22:04:08 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]
AE1439 166714 VM714 2018-07-17 21:36:17 UC-35D United States USMC | VMR-1 [KNKT] 6077 35000
AE021B 84-0188 --- 2018-07-17 20:24:09 KC-10A United States USAF | 305AMW [KWRI] --- 26000
AE1191 03-0016 PAT943 2018-07-17 20:06:12 UC-35B United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE]
AE4AE2 2710 C2710 2018-07-17 19:22:12 C-27J United States USCG 2242 21975
ADFF80 67-14934 --- 2018-07-17 19:16:08 T-38C United States USAF | 14FTW | 50FTS [KCBM]
ADFC79 91-0085 --- 2018-07-17 18:48:08 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
ADFC8F 92-0334 --- 2018-07-17 18:46:09 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
AE148F 94-0285 --- 2018-07-17 18:24:09 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB] 3531 31000
83AEFC 84-24378 PAT968 2018-07-17 17:52:15 C-12U United States USARC | C/2-228 AVN (TA) [KFBG]
AE5B6C 169230 FIXER55 2018-07-17 17:40:10 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-352 [KNKX]
ADFF9F 69-7075 --- 2018-07-17 16:58:22 T-38C United States USAF | 14FTW | 50FTS [KCBM]
AE1191 03-0016 WING53 2018-07-17 16:50:21 UC-35B United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE]
AE06E4 163836 ??? --- 2018-07-17 16:30:20 UC-12F United States USNAVY
ADFD7B 91-0511 --- 2018-07-17 15:06:18 C-26D United States MA ARNG | OSACOM DET-12 [KFMH]
AE148F 94-0285 PEACH99 2018-07-17 14:40:10 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]
AE093C 00-1053 AZAZ0909 2018-07-17 14:22:34 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW] 2127 38800
ADD445 N990ST --- 2018-07-17 13:14:41 737-4Y0 United States National Nuclear Safety Administration
AE1463 06-6165 RCH6165 2018-07-17 11:50:38 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]
AE220D 08-8606 GLEAN31 2018-07-17 10:36:16 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 314AW | 62AS [KLRF]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 16 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE0589 87-0044 RCH157 2018-07-16 21:28:08 C-5M United States USAF | 60AMW [KSUU] 3226 39000
A3AD35 12-0336 --- 2018-07-16 19:40:07 C-145A United States United States Air Force
AE49C4 09-9208 VOLT16 2018-07-16 19:08:09 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS] 1674 36000
AE03EB 165314 --- 2018-07-16 18:56:10 C-130T United States USNR | VR-62 [KNIP]
AE4E14 11-5748 E15748 2018-07-16 18:42:23 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]
AE1439 166714 VM714 2018-07-16 18:26:12 UC-35D United States USMC | VMR-1 [KNKT] 3623 34000
AE04C8 59-1500 CODER23 2018-07-16 16:02:15 KC-135R United States IL ANG | 126ARW | 108ARS [KBLV]
AE4AE2 2710 --- 2018-07-16 14:22:36 C-27J United States USCG


Monday, July 16, 2018

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 14-15 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE03EB 165314 --- 2018-07-15 23:06:07 C-130T United States USNR | VR-62 [KNIP]
AE119A 03-3117 RCH162 2018-07-15 22:44:05 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]
AE07DF 94-0065 RCH315 2018-07-15 21:34:09 C-17A United States TN ANG | 164AW | 155AS [KMEM]
AE119C 03-3119/03-3126 RCH267 2018-07-15 18:42:21 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI]
AE10BC 01-0193 RCH700 2018-07-15 17:36:17 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS] 1026 32000

AE117E 02-1112 RCH514 2018-07-14 18:40:05 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]
AE04DA 165832 VVJV932 2018-07-14 17:22:19 C-40A United States USNR | VR-58 [KNIP]
AE0310 74-1674 --- 2018-07-14 15:38:11 C-130H United States USAF | 374AW | 36AS [RJTY]
ADFEBD 96-0107 WING77 2018-07-14 15:38:11 UC-35a1 United States USARC | C/2-228 AVN (TA) [KFBG] --- 40000
ADFEA3 96-7323 ANVIL64 2018-07-14 15:16:07 C-130H United States AFRC | 302AW | 731AS [KCOS]
AE4E14 11-5748 E15478 2018-07-14 14:22:15 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]
ADFDCD 93-2105 --- 2018-07-14 01:54:07 HC-130N United States USAF | 39 RQS | 920 RQW [KCOF]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mystery Aircraft N570WE

Our friend Glen Hosey posted this missive to the Milcom group yesterday. "Had an interesting hit on my box this evening.  N570WE does not show as valid per FAA.  This aircraft departed Davison Army Airfield, Belvior, VA (KDAA) enroute to somewhere near Atlanta, GA this morning. Later, departed Philadelphia PA enroute to near Paris, TX. When I logged him he was flying at 38,000.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N570WE/history/20180713/1029Z/KDAA/

Any ideas on this aircraft?"

You can contact me via the masthead email address and I will pass it along to Glen.

KiwiSDR TDoA Direction Finding Now Freely Available for Public Use

This is an article about some experimental work going on with Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) direction finding techniques on KiwiSDR units. The idea is that public KiwiSDRs distributed around the world can be used to pinpoint the physical locations of any 0 - 30 MHz transmitter using the TDoA technique. This feature has recently been activated and can be accessed for free via any KiwiSDR.

One of the case studies posted to the online post involved the infamous Russian Buzzer. From RTL-SDR.com:


The Buzzer (UVB-76)
Using the just previously mentioned technique we attempted to locate the source of the Buzzer (UVB-76), a Russian numbers station at 4.625 MHz. Eventually we came to the results shown below. According to the heat map the buzzer appears to be located somewhere in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Back in 2014 the numbers station researchers at priyom.org received an anonymous tip from a member citing a transmitter location just north of St. Petersburg. The TDoA heat map results seem to confirm that the anonymous tipper is correct.

This is a very interesting article and capability. Worth the read at


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Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 13 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE57BC 168856 VVLL800 2018-07-13 23:18:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 35000
AE5C60 169334 --- 2018-07-13 21:56:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 19625
AE5C58 169326 --- 2018-07-13 21:36:06 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 18200
ADFD71 89-00515 --- 2018-07-13 21:34:07 C-26D United States USARMY
AE5C5C 169330 00000000 2018-07-13 20:50:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] 6235 16525
AE0433 02-5001 --- 2018-07-13 20:36:10 C-32B United States USAF | 486FLTS [KVPS]
AE5C60 169334 VVLL878 2018-07-13 20:32:09 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 19625
AE5C58 169326 VVLL877 2018-07-13 20:28:10 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 18200
AE0310 74-1674 --- 2018-07-13 18:44:09 C-130H United States USAF | 374AW | 36AS [RJTY]
AE57D7 10-00261 --- 2018-07-13 17:28:13 C-12V-1 United States USAR |
AE595E 14-5796 JILL20 2018-07-13 16:42:15 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF] 6521 26000
AE0823 57-1438 PISTN51 2018-07-13 16:10:12 KC-135R United States AFRC | 452AMW | 336ARS [KRIV]
AE0160 57-1479 DECEE02 2018-07-13 16:10:12 KC-135R United States AFRC | 459ARW | 756ARS [KADW]
AE0588 87-0043 --- 2018-07-13 14:58:17 C-5M United States AFRC | 439AW | 337AS [KCEF]
AE04E5 59-1478 SODA81 2018-07-13 14:52:10 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
AE119C 03-3119/03-3126 CLAW25 2018-07-13 14:22:27 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI]
AE5775 10-00260 --- 2018-07-13 13:56:10 C-12V United States US army | 2-228 AVN
AE087F 01-0029 --- 2018-07-13 13:40:14 C-37A United States USAF | 6AMW | 310AS [KMCF] --- 40000
ADFEBA 99-0004 SAM689 2018-07-13 12:46:27 C-32A United States USAF | 89AW | 1AS [KADW]
AE1447 05-3147 GLEAN61 2018-07-13 07:16:11 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]
AE1447 05-3147 GLEAN61 2018-07-13 03:50:09 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF] 1372 23025
ADFE87 92-0552 --- 2018-07-13 01:34:06 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]
AE1252 165836 --- 2018-07-13 01:12:04 C-40A United States USNR | VR-57 [KNZY]
AE5C58 169326 VVLL828 2018-07-13 00:02:05 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] --- 14550

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 12 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE1234 03-3123 BOE23 2018-07-12 22:38:06 C-17A United States WV ANG | 167AW | 167AS [KMRB]
AE0627 62-3512 SPUR55 2018-07-12 22:32:05 KC-135R United States WI ANG | 128ARW | 126ARS [KMKE]
AE093A 00-1051 --- 2018-07-12 21:46:09 UC-35B United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE] --- 25600
AE5B6C 169230 --- 2018-07-12 21:22:08 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-352 [KNKX] 5216 24000
AE0488 62-3577 BACKY92 2018-07-12 19:52:07 KC-135R United States AFRC | 916ARW | 77ARS [KGSB]
ADFC8F 92-0334 --- 2018-07-12 18:02:11 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
ADFE49 94-0317 WING68 2018-07-12 17:58:14 C-12R United States USARMY 4165 26000
A8657E N640CS --- 2018-07-12 16:58:19 Boeing 737 4Y0 United States United States Marshals Service --- 23550
AE1472 07-7180 RCH7180 2018-07-12 16:52:11 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE0265 57-1436 SODA81 2018-07-12 16:28:11 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
ADFEC9 84-0182 PAT182 2018-07-12 16:00:19 C-12U United States ARMY --- 26000
AE093A 00-1051 PAT984 2018-07-12 15:52:05 UC-35B United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE] --- 25600
ADFDBA 93-1040 --- 2018-07-12 14:42:29 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]
AE119C 03-3119/03-3126 CLAW25 2018-07-12 14:38:20 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI]
AE1721 06-3815 --- 2018-07-12 14:34:23 T-6A United States USAF
AE57C8 169003 00000000 2018-07-12 13:30:30 P-8A United States USN | VP-5 [KNIP] --- 21325
AE1198 03-3115 RCH495 2018-07-12 11:36:07 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]
AE1293 89-0282 --- 2018-07-12 04:36:05 MC-130H United States USAF | 1SOW | 15SOS [KHRT]
AE11DD 76-1606 SNTRY30 2018-07-12 00:04:03 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK] 0571 30000

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 11 July 2018 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE5C66 169340 MADFX12 2018-07-11 23:48:06 P-8A United States USN | 6253 33000
AE5C5C 169330 VVLL800 2018-07-11 23:16:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP] 0707 23000
AE087F 01-0029 SPAR29 2018-07-11 21:00:13 C-37A United States USAF | 6AMW | 310AS [KMCF] 5231 21025
A8657E N640CS --- 2018-07-11 20:14:10 Boeing 737 4Y0 United States United States Marshals Service
ADFECE 84-0488 PAT703 2018-07-11 19:40:07 C-12U United States US ARMY | F/6-52 AVN [ETOU] 1153 26975
AE11DB 76-1604 --- 2018-07-11 19:36:09 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK] 1664 30000
ADFE63 91-1232 DERBY03 2018-07-11 19:20:07 C-130H United States KY ANG | 123AW | 165AS [KSDF]
AE045A 162155 --- 2018-07-11 18:46:11 C-2A ? United States USN | VRC-30 [KNZY] --- 19000
ADFCA2 92-0353 --- 2018-07-11 18:36:12 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
AE11DB 76-1604 SNTRY61 2018-07-11 18:02:19 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK] 1664 30000
AE1465 06-6167 E66167 2018-07-11 17:30:15 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]
AE04DA 165832 VVJV832 2018-07-11 17:28:10 C-40A United States USNR | VR-58 [KNIP]
AE119C 03-3119/03-3126 CLAW25 2018-07-11 15:58:16 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI] 0577 33000
AC8997 11-3104 HOUND42 2018-07-11 15:22:26 C-146A United States USAF | 492SOW | 524SOS [KEGI] --- 9500
AE045A 162155 RAWHD71 2018-07-11 15:04:10 C-2A ? United States USN | VRC-30 [KNZY] --- 19000
ADFCFC 95-0048 --- 2018-07-11 14:58:22 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS
ADFEC9 84-0182 PAT261 2018-07-11 14:46:16 C-12U United States ARMY 6645 25000
A04ECF N119NA --- 2018-07-11 13:48:17 757-223 United States US DOJ 1353 34675
AE54D2 12-5769 KING21 2018-07-11 00:28:17 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD] 4145 18975