Friday, April 01, 2011

Mode-S/ADS-B Intercepts 31 March 2011 - Brasstown

Time for some more Mode-S/ADS-B Military and Government intercepts from here on the Radio Ranch. It was another quiet day here. That may be to the low ceilings and bad weather we have been experiencing.

AE149A 02-9111 PEACH35 2011-03-31 22:17 E-8C United States GA ANG 116ACW [KWRB]
AE12BC 69-5823 SHADO98 2011-03-31 22:09 MC-130p United States USAFE 352SOG/67SOS [EGUN]
AE149A 02-9111 PEACH35 2011-03-31 21:13 E-8C United States GA ANG 116ACW [KWRB]
AE04DE 57-2597 --- 2011-03-31 21:06 KC-135 United States MS ANG 186ARW/153ARS [KMEI]
ADFECB 84-0485 --- 2011-03-31 20:33 RC-12N United States US ARMY
ADFECB 84-0485 PAT0485 2011-03-31 20:23 RC-12N United States US ARMY
AE04DE 57-2597 --- 2011-03-31 19:58 KC-135 United States MS ANG 186ARW/153ARS [KMEI]
AA59AE N766VA 622 2011-03-31 19:45 Boeing 767-2Q8 United States Vision Airlines
AE02E7 84-0204 COBB04 2011-03-31 19:41 C-130H United States AFRC 94AW/700AS [KMGE]
AE0409 165737 OTIS11 2011-03-31 19:21 KC-130J United States USMC VMGR-252 [KNKT]
AE01DD 79-1712 TEAM 43 2011-03-31 17:00 KC-10A United States USAF 305AMW [KWRI]
AE2735 KC-3801 --- 2011-03-31 16:54 C-130J Indian ---
AE1192 166474 --- 2011-03-31 16:41 UC-35D United States MAW-4
ADFEAD 84-0192 SPUR53 2011-03-31 16:24 KC-10A United States USAF 305AMW [KWRI]
AE03FC 83-24149 --- 2011-03-31 15:21 C-12D United States US ARMY
AE1488 86-0416 PEACH68 2011-03-31 14:40 TE-8a United States 330thCTS
AE11D5 73-1675 --- 2011-03-31 14:11 E-3B United States USAF 552ACW [KTIK]
ADFF00 96-0112 --- 2011-03-31 14:01 C-12J United States US ARMY CARA AVN SECTION [KAPG]
C2B57B 130609 --- 2011-03-31 13:35 CC-130J-30 Canada CAF 8WG [CYTR]
ADFDBA 93-1040 BULL44 2011-03-31 12:49 C-130H United States USAF 19AW [KLRF]
AE0471 57-1451 --- 2011-03-31 12:46 KC-135R United States TN ANG 134ARW/151ARS [KTYS]
AE0449 02-4452 --- 2011-03-31 11:59 C-32B United States NJ ANG 108WG/150SOS [KWRI]
AE018E 84-0100 JOSA 714 2011-03-31 11:58 C-21A United States ND ANG 119WG/117AS [KFAR]
A05408 N120DL RYN375 2011-03-31 11:57 Boeing 767-332 United States Ryan Intl Airlines

What I haven't listed here are the hundreds of civilian airline and bizjets Mode-S equipped aircraft listings. Those listings would go on and on for pages and I won't post them up here on this subject specific blog. If you are a civilian aviation monitoring enthusiast, then a Mode-S box or a Pinkfroot app should be on your bucketlist.

If you are interested in monitoring voice comms from military and civilian aircraft regardless of band, you need a scanner or HF receiver. The good folks at Grove Enterprises here in Brasstown have a wide selection of scanners and HF receivers, antennas, and other monitoring accessories that will help you hear your radio listening environment. Be sure to check out for all your monitoring equipment.

In order to track ADS-B equipped aircraft or AIS ships, if you live near a waterway or the coast, checkout the Pinkfroot Plane Finder and Ship Finder apps for real time tracking on the iPhone, iPod, iPod and now the Android platform as well. Their website is located at

Pinkfroot has also just posted up a new on-line live air traffic radar map at, and a super fast ship map at Both of these online tracking tools provide amazing ADS-B and AIS virtual radar information straight to your PC or Mac.

To monitoring Mode-S transmissions, you will need some quality receiving equipment. I recommend you checkout the Kinetic Avionics website at They have some neat toys that will add a whole new dimension to your radio monitoring hobby.

Finally, for some of the best military radio monitoring information available in the public domain, be sure to check out my monthly Milcom column in Monitoring Times magazine. You can even choose a print or electronic versions of this great monthly magazine. Go to to order your subscription.