Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ike CSG Conducting East Coast COMPTUEX

The German navy frigate Hessen (F221) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) for a refueling at sea. This is the first time Dwight D. Eisenhower has provided fuel for a German ship. Dwight D. Eisenhower is conducting a three-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming 2010 deployment. COMPTUEX is a training exercise along the East Coast from Virginia to Florida. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

And some frequencies from our central Florida reporter Jack NeSmith:

225.3250 Unknown user/usage
236.2750 Unknown user/usage
237.7000 Unknown user/usage
288.4250 Unknown user/usage
290.5000 CNTRA T-45 CD tailcode air-to-air
343.0250 Unknown user/usage

On the HF side Jack Metcalfe on UDXF reported INDIA CHARLIE calling INDIA on 5316.0 kHz USB. The India prefix of IC is a known CWC identifier for the USS Eisenhower CSG.
This is a Air Warfare Commander's HF net. Also Bill in NW GA reported Mike India and Sierra Whiskey identifiers on this frequency.

Chris Corley has been reporting ANDVT comms on 6703.0 kHz and these may also be related to the Ike CSG.

Another possible CWC frequency maybe 4736.0 kHz USB. November Foxtrot was recently heard conducting a HF CWC Voice Coordination Force Track Coordinator (Link-11/Link-16) net on this one.

More to follow de Chief