The Milcom MT Files - (1998-2013) Articles Index



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Milcom September 1998
Guide to Military Monitoring; Where do you hear the military?; Scanner Owners Can Get into the Act;  A True Milcom Story; Milcom Frequency Spotlight; And Finally, ...Table One: Major Military Communications Bands

Milcom November 1998
New U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Opens; Atlantic City Coast Guard Frequencies; Navy Fleet Warning/Tactical; U.S. Navy on Inmarsat; Table One: U.S. Navy Inmarsat Call Signs; And Finally

Milcom January 1999
Monitoring the E-8 Joint STARS; Joint Stars Call Signs; Joint Stars Tactical Frequencies; Other possible E-8C aircraft frequencies; Robins AFB GA Frequencies; Spectrum Holes; “Holes” In Military Communications Logs; New Jersey Shore Military Frequencies; Warren Range NJ Air-to-Air Frequencies

Milcom March 1999
The 1999 Air Show Season Commences; Blue Angel Frequencies; US Air Force Thunderbird Frequencies; Blue Angels/Thunderbirds 1999 Air Show Schedule; U.S. Army MARS Frequencies/Designators; Midwest Air-to-Air Frequencies

Milcom May 1999
The Hidden Military Aircraft Band; US Army VHF Air-to-Air Frequencies; Table One: Reported VHF Military Air-Air Frequencies; What's on 138.925 MHz?; Midwest Milcom Report Air Refueling, Part Deux; Southeast United States Milcom Frequencies

Milcom July 1999
Carrier Air Wing 3 UHF Radio Presets; USS Enterprise Air Wing: CVW 3 tail code AC; Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ; National Guard Y2K Exercise; Call Signs Used in National Guard Operation 99-1 "Higher Focus"; US Navy Call Sign Digest

Milcom September 1999
New HF Zulu Frequency Found; Mystic Star Update; Offutt AFB, NE V/UHF Frequencies; 12FTW/Randolph AFB TX UHF Presets; 442nd Fighter Wing V/UHF Presets; Wright Patterson Trunk Radio System Monitored

Milcom November 1999
Civil Air Patrol HF/VHF Frequencies; CAP HF Allocations; CAP VHF Allocations; Des Moines International IA; Have Quick Frequencies; MacDill AFB FL Frequencies; Military Trunking Systems

Milcom January 2000
Military Trunk Radio Systems; The Scanner Dude Checks In; MCB Camp Pendleton CA; Fort Huachuca (Sierra Vista) AZ; USS George Washington (CVN-73); Air Force Academy CO; Andersen AFB Guam; Andrews AFB MD; Arnold AFB TN; Barksdale AFB LA; Charleston AFB SC; Dyess AFB TX; Edwards AFB CA; Eglin AFB FL; Grand Forks AFB ND; Hickam AFB HI; Hill AFB UT; Holloman AFB NM; Homestead ARB FL; Keesler AFB MS; Lackland – Kelly - Randolph AFB TX; Langley AFB VA; Luke AFB AZ; Minot AFB ND; McChord AFB WA; McClellan AFB CA; MacDill AFB FL; McGuire AFB NJ; Mountain Home AFB ID; Nellis AFB NV; Offutt AFB NE; Patrick AFB FL; Pope AFB NC; Robins AFB GA; Scott AFB IL; Seymour-Johnson AFB NC; Sheppard AFB TX; Tinker AFB OK; Travis AFB CA; Tyndall AFB FL; Vandenberg AFB CA; Westover ARB MA; Whiteman AFB MO; Wright Patterson AFB OH; Fed Trunking Standard Groups

Milcom March 2000
The 2000 Air Show Season Commences; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; So where is the action?;
Table One: Military Demonstration Teams 2000 Performance Schedule

Milcom May 2000
Hill AFB UT Trunk Radio System; Buckeye State Milair Report; Springfield-Beckley Municipal OH (KSGH); Toledo Express Airport OH (KTOL); Rickenbacher International Airport OH (KLCK); William Kellogg Airport/Battle Creek ANGB MI (KBTL); Selfridge ANGB MI (KMTC);  Fort Wayne International Airport IN (KFWA); Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND; Pacific Northwest Update; Armed Forces Day 2000

Milcom July 2000
New Blue Angel Frequency Monitored; Military Satellite Frequencies; Military Unit Profiles: Andrews AFB MD; Monitoring the Military is Back

Milcom September 2000
Eglin AFB Florida; U.S. Army Trunk Systems; Aberdeen Proving Ground MD; Anniston Army Depot AL; Camp Frank D. Merrill (Dahlonega) GA; Camp Gruber OK; Camp Shelby MS; Defense Supply Center, Richmond VA; Edgewood Arsenal MD; Fort A.P. Hill VA; Fort Belvoir VA
Fort Benning GA; Fort Bliss TX; Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Campbell KY; Fort Carson CO; Fort Chaffee AR; Fort Detrick MD; Fort Dix Army Garrison NJ; Fort Greely AK; Fort Huachuca AZ; Fort Irwin, National Training Center CA; Fort Lee VA; Fort Lewis WA; Fort McCoy WI; Fort Meade MD; Fort Monmouth NJ; Fort Polk, Joint Readiness Center LA; Fort Richardson AK; Fort Sam Houston TX; Fort Stewart GA; Fort Shafter, Oahu Island, HI; Fort Wainwright AK; Pine Bluff Arsenal AR; Sierra Army Depot CA; Tooele Army Depot UT; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC; White Sands Missile Range NM; Yuma Proving Ground AZ; VHF Low Band Skip is Back; Table 1: VHF Low-band Military Frequencies

Milcom November 2000
San Antonio Federal Trunk System Update; Selected San Antonio Area Military Frequencies; Fort Lewis WA Trunk Radio System; Update Camp Pendleton CA; Table One: VHF Military Land Mobile Service

Milcom January 2001
Inauguration 2001 — Military Frequencies; Andrews AFB/Bolling AFB MD; Military District of Washington (MDW); Fort Belvoir VA; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC; Washington Naval District DC; USMC HMX-1 Executive Flight Squadron

Milcom March 2001
Monitoring Military Flight Demonstration Groups – Our Annual Review; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; So where is the action?Other US Military Flight Demo Teams; US Military Parachute Teams; Foreign Air Demonstration Teams; Table One: Military Demonstration Teams 2001 Performance Schedule

Milcom May 2001
Just the Facts on FACSFAC; FACSFAC Call Signs; Southern California/Hawaii Operating Area Frequencies; FACSFAC San Diego UHF Discrete Frequencies; SoCal Marines; A New Trend in FAA Frequency Changes?; Alaska Military Trunk Radio System; Ft. Wainwright, AK; Table 1: A FACSFAC Glossary

Milcom July 2001
Air Show Reports and Feedback; West Coast Report; Yuma Harrier Aircraft Discrete Frequencies; Miscellaneous Reports; Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort SC Profile

Milcom September 2001
A Gem of a Frequency; Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance; The TSCs; A Sky Full of Aircraft Listening into the Background; Van Nuys Air Expo; Happy Hunter Revisited

Milcom November 2001
SCATANA and the 9/11 Attacks; Who is NORAD?; How do they do their job?; E 3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS); Air Defense; NORAD’s Newest Mission – Counter Drug Surveillance; So on September 11th where did everyone go?; Table 1: NORAD Air Defense Frequencies

Milcom January 2002
Florida Cruise Missile Launch; Vandenberg Spy Satellite Launch; Tyndall AFB Frequency Changes;
Metaphor HF Frequencies; Pacific Northwest Government Trunk Systems; Havoc on HF; Military Callsign List

Milcom March 2002
Monitoring Military Flight Demonstration Groups; – Our Annual Frequency, Equipment, and Schedule Review; So where is the action?; US Military Parachute Teams; Other/Foreign Air Demonstration Teams; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; Table One: Military Demonstration Teams 2002 Performance Schedule

Milcom May 2002
Northeast U.S. NORAD Combat Air Patrols (CAP); The NYC/DC CAPS; Additional Northeast NORAD CAP Info; El Centro 2002 Airshow Report

Milcom July 2002
Robins AFB GA Base Profile; Miltary Trunk System Update; Some Official Military Call Signs

Milcom September 2002
VHF Marine Band Encryption; Loves the Dobbins Info; Aircraft Inventory on Cape Cod; Southeast United States Intercepts; Milcom Frequency Changes; Military Call Sign Digest

Milcom November 2002
More VHF Marine Band Encryption; Coast Guard LANT and PAC Designators; Coast Guard on HF ALE; More Southeast US Mil Activity; Space Coast Update; Mil Frequency Changes; Tip of the Month; The Lighter Side of Mil Monitoring

Milcom January 2003
The GHFS Net is History; USAF High Frequency Global Communications System (HF GCS);
HF-GCS Procedures; Commonly heard call signs; Unclassified Phone Patch and Message Relay Services; Automatic Link Establishment; Command and Control Mission Following; Emergency Action Message (EAM) Broadcasts; Emergency Assistance

Milcom February 2003
Monitoring the German Military; Creation of the Bundeswehr; German Air Force; German Air Force Digital Systems; German NavyUnidentified German Military Frequencies; German Coast Guard; Table 1- German Military Callsigns

Milcom March 2003
Monitoring Military Flight Demonstration Groups – Our Annual Frequency, Equipment, and Schedule Review; So where is the action?; US Military Parachute Teams; Other Foreign Air Demonstration Teams; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; Table One: Military Jet Demonstration Teams 2003 Performance Schedule

Milcom April 2003
Monitoring the U.S. Army Aviation on HF; 18th Airborne Corps/44th Medcom; 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Dust Off HF ALE Net; 160th SOAR Network; Aircraft ALE Addresses; Other U.S. Army Aviation Units; 131st Aviation Battalion; 223rd Aviation Regiment; 224th Aviation Regiment; Miscellaneous Army ALE Nets; Bio-Warfare HF Networks; Biological Integrated Detection System Net; The Maine National Guard

Milcom May 2003
Monitoring Operation Iraqi Freedom; U.S. Air Force HFRB Broadcast; Armed Forces Day 2003 Participating Stations and Schedules; Secretary of Defense Test Message via Digital Modes; Submission Of Test Message Entries; Milcom June/July/August 2003; DoD Aerial Refueling Tracks/Anchors; Tracks and Anchor Frequencies

Milcom September 2003
Milcom Mailbag; Airshow Reports; Spectrum Holes

Milcom October 2003
Milcom Monitoring in the Southeast United States; MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina (KNBC); Fort Benning/Lawson AAF, Georgia

Milcom November 2003
Monitoring the Test Pilots at Edwards AFB; Table One: AFFTC Support Fleet/USAF Test Pilot School Frequency Presets; Table Two: Squadron/Organization Frequencies; Table Three Edwards Call Signs; Robins AFB, Georgia Airshow Report

Milcom December 2003
Monitoring Fort Leonard Wood; Military Monitoring in New Jersey; Pilot-to-Dispatcher (PTD); Recent Milair frequency changes

Milcom January 2004
Mil Monitoring in Las Vegas; More KSC/CCAFS Trunk System Updates; 104th Fighter Wing Frequencies; Milair Frequency Changes; NATO Daily Call Sign; Reader Request

Milcom February 2004
Mil Monitoring in Brasstown; Frequency Changes

Milcom March 2004
Monitoring Military Flight Demonstration Groups – Our Annual Frequency, Equipment, and Schedule Column; So where is the action?; U.S. Military Flight Demonstration Teams; US Military Parachute Teams; Civilian/Foreign Air Demonstration Teams; Civilian Flight Demonstration Teams; Foreign Military Flight Demonstration Teams; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; Table One: Military Jet Demonstration Teams 2004 Performance Schedule

Milcom April 2004
Frequency Spectrum Holes; 225-400 MHz Spectrum Holes; Early UHF Milair Spectrum Holes; 138.0-150.8 MHz; Reorganizing the Land Mobile Spectrum; HF Military Spectrum Holes; A Moment in HF History Revisited

Milcom May 2004
Who are the Black Daggers?; Fort Bragg Air to Ground Frequencies (AM); Georgia on my Mil Mind!; Fort Eustis VHF-Lo Band Frequencies; Military Frequency Potpourri; Beale AFB CA; Military Ocean Terminal Southport (MOTSU) NC; Pope AFB NC; Seymour Johnson AFB NC; NOTAM Frequency Changes; Spectrum Holes

Milcom June 2004
New Military LMR Band; UHF High Band – 380.0-399.1 MHz; Inter Squad Radios; Table One: Spectrum Hole 380-399.1MHz; Frequency Changes; Pope Air Force Base

Milcom July 2004
Airshow Frequency Update; 1-3 Aviation Regiment; Helicopter Training Squadron 8/18; Monitoring Hawg Smoke; Raymond Calling; New NOTAM Frequencies; Spectrum Holes

Milcom August 2004
Sub-bands in the UHF Milair Spectrum; Table One: Glide Slope Frequencies/Channels Numbers; Table Two: FAA ARTCC/ATC Discrete and Frequency Block Assignments

Milcom September 2004
Is the HFGCS network switching to digital voice?; What exactly is HFGCS?; There is more than one HF mission here!; This is Not Your Grandfather's HF!; AWACS aircraft first on HF for e-mail; But Will HFGCS Switch to Digital Voice?; Eglin AFB Trunk System LMR Update; Table One: High Frequency Global Communications System

Milcom October 2004
Catch a Wave and Monitor a Flat Top!; There is a Plan!; What’s the Frequency Kenneth?; Some HF Frequencies to Watch; HF Air Warfare Commander Net; A Sky Full of Call Signs; Table One: US Navy Aircraft Carriers and Their Wings; Table 2: CWC Subordinate Warfare Commander / Coordinator Call Signs     2nd Letter

Milcom November 2004
Monitoring the HF Action Bands; Frequency Changes; FAA Spectrum Holes Found; Military Trunk Systems Update; NAWC Patuxent River MD TRS; Randolph AFB TX TRS; Camp Bullis TX TRS; Fort Campbell KY TRS

Milcom December 2004
The New Year’s Eve Deadline is Near!; New England Base Made the Changeover; National Capitol Region P25IP Trunk Systems; Fort Gordon UHF Trunk System; More Frequency Changes/Spectrum Holes Found; National Guard HF ALE Addresses Change; Tis the Season!

Milcom January 2005
Denver Area Base Upgrades Land Mobile Radios; Buckley AFB Trunk System; Robins AFB TRS has new frequencies; Bradley Going Digital; Rhode Island Air National Guard Profile; 104th Fighter Wing Presets; Milcom Frequency Changes; Were to Look for Activity - A Reminder

Milcom February 2005
DoD Publications/Charts Being Removed from Public Sale; Milair Band Realignment Continues

Milcom March 2005
Monitoring Military Flight Demonstration Groups - MT’s Annual Air Show Guide; Where do you hear the action?; U.S. Military Flight Demonstration Teams; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do

Milcom April 2005
Code Names; Polo Step; NORAD Combat Air Patrols; VMFA-312 Squadron Common Found; Raptors on the Air; VAW-78 Decommissioning; Other Military News Shorts

Milcom May 2005
Aero Monitoring on the Space Coast; DoD is the Main Launch Player; The NASA STA; Monitoring NASA Comms; 380-400 MHz DoD LMR Trunk Update

Milcom June 2005
Most Frequently Asked Question Answered; ARTCC's Control Everything Else; Time for an ARTCC update; Atlanta ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom July 2005
Monitoring Fort Jackson TRS; Los Angeles 380-399.9 Trunk System; Dover AFB on 380-399.9 MHz; 380-399.9 MHz Navy Ship Trunk Systems; U.S. Navy Ships Currently Using M/A-COM HYDRA Trunk Systems; MacDill Airfest 2005; Thunder in the Valley; New England Milcom Update; Frequency Changes; Memphis ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom August 2005
Monitoring Hurricane Communications; A Bit of History; Aircraft Where to listen; Milcom ARTCC Frequency List; Jacksonville ARTCC Frequency List; Miami ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom September 2005
Coast Guard Auxiliary Frequencies; Northeast US Base Update; Milcom Monitoring Myths; Military Nationwide Frequencies; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Washington ARTCC Frequency List; New York ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom October 2005
Air Force MARS Shift Frequencies; Frequency Potpourri; Eglin/Tyndall AFB Frequencies; Army Air Fields (AAF); FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Boston ARTCC Frequency List; Cleveland ARTCC Frequency List; Indianapolis ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom November 2005
Monitoring the Army Ranger Training; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Table One: U.S. Army Ranger Training Frequency List; Table Two: Fort Worth and Houston Centers; Fort Worth ARTCC Frequency List; Houston ARTCC

Milcom December 2005
50 Year Anniversary; Southeast Milcom Frequencies; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Table One: NORAD frequencies; Table Two: Chicago and Minneapolis ARTCC; Chicago ARTCC Frequency List; Minneapolis ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom January 2006
New Year, New Frequencies; What is moving into 380-400 MHz?; More 380-400 MHz Info; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Denver and Kansas City ARTCC; Denver ARTCC Frequency List; Kansas City ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom February 2006
380-399.9 MHz LMR News; It's not just trunk systems!; Navy Region Northwest; J-NCR Phase II Contract Awarded; Westover P25 Updates; Milair Frequency Updates

Milcom March 2006
Monitoring Military Flight Demonstration Groups – Our Annual Air Show Guide: Frequencies, Equipment and Schedules; Where do you hear the action?; U.S. Navy Blue Angels; U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds; Other Military Flight Demo Teams; Military Parachute Demonstration Teams; U.S. Civil Air Patrol Frequencies; Civilian/Foreign Air/Parachute Demonstration Teams; Civilian Flight Demonstration Teams; Foreign Military Flight Demonstration Teams; In Closing; Military Demonstration Teams 2006 Performance Schedule; MT Air Show Monitor Equipment List; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do

Milcom April 2006
"I don't live near a military base..."; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Table One: Albuquerque and Salt Lake City ARTCC Frequency List; Salt Lake City ARTCC

Milcom May 2006
It is here again!; HF Distress and Safety Watchkeeping Schedule; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Table One: Salt Lake City ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom June 2006
The Military Weather Channel; Forecaster to Aircraft Traffic; Radio Equipment and Decoding the Lingo; PMSV Frequencies

Milcom July 2006
Monitoring the Fort Worth Military; The Beginning; Air Force Realignment; Who is Based Here Now?; DoD Frequency Changes; CONUS Bases; Pacific Bases; Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Fifth Runway; EAM Broadcast in the Radio Basement; Table 1 – NAS/JRB Fort Worth Base Communications Profile

Milcom August 2006
DoD Trunk Frequencies Discovered; 380-399.9 MHz LMR/Aero Frequencies; Trunk System at the Point; Another Westover ARB Update; Keflavik Closed; FAA ARTCC Frequency List; Table One: Seattle/Oakland ARTCC Frequency List

Milcom September 2006
"We Own the Night!" U.S. Military Satellites – An Overview; Super Secret Spy Satellite Programs American Military Satellite Constellations; Lacrosse; Keyhole; Defense Support Program (DSP); Satellite Data System (SDS); Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS); Milstar Satellite Communications System; Other Military Communications Satellites; Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP); Global Positioning System (GPS); Table 1 – Military Space Systems Fact Sheets

Milcom October 2006
Monitoring Satellites 101; Easiest Satellites to Hear; The Musson Navsat Constellation; Parus Military Navsats; West Point Update; More Milair Frequency Changes; HF Civil Air Patrol Frequencies; U.S. Coast Guard Air-to-Ground Frequencies; And Finally...

Milcom November 2006
MilSatcom – The Early Days; TACSATCOM; LES-8/9; New CAP Frequencies Posted?; SAR; Tyndall AFB Frequencies; Major Military Communications Bands

Milcom December 2006
MARISAT (Gapfiller); Air Force Satellite Communications System (AFSATCOM); Army Aviation Comms; Tri Service MARS HF ALE Net; DoD FLIP Foreign Enroute/Planning Pubs Removed



Milcom January 2007
The FLTSATCOM System; Launch History; Launch Profile/On-Orbit Operations; Satellite Description; Table I: FLTSATCOM Communications Packages; Table II: FLTSATCOM Spacecraft Constellation; Table III: FLTSATCOM Band Plans

Milcom February 2007
LEASAT – The Fleet Augmentation; LEASAT Launch History; Table 1: LEASAT Launch History; LEASAT/HS-381 Satellites; LEASAT Power Sources; LEASAT Communications Payload; Table 2: LEASAT Channel Characteristics*; Table 3: LEASAT Frequency Band Plans; LEASAT Communications System; Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA)

Milcom March 2007
Monitoring the Air Show Experience – The Annual MT Air Show Guide; Where do you hear the action?; U.S. Navy Blue Angels; U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds; Other DoD Military Flight Demo Teams; DoD Military Parachute Demonstration Teams; GMRS Frequencies; Family Radio Service/Intra Squad Radio Frequencies; U.S. Civil Air Patrol Frequencies; Civilian/Foreign Air/Parachute Demonstration Teams; Civilian Flight Demonstration Teams; Foreign Military Flight Demonstration Teams; In Closing; Monitoring the Air Show Experience – Equipment and Schedules; MT Air Show Equipment List; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; Air Show Listening Tip; Table One: Military Air Show Capable Receivers; Table Two: Military Demonstration Teams

Milcom April 2007
Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) Program; Model 601 Platform; Increased Comm Capability with the UFO Birds; GBS Service Launched in 1998; Table Two: UFO Satellite Launch Summary; Table Three: UFO Band Plans-Frequencies

Milcom May 2007
Military HF Comms are Alive and Well; Milair Frequency Changes; Aussie HF Military Network   ADF HFCS

Milcom June 2007
The CAP VHF Radio Network – Frequencies in Transition; Old CAP Frequency Set; New CAP Frequency Set; Colorful CAP Call Signs; Table 1: Headcap Call Signs; Table 2: Region/Wing Ground Tactical Call Signs; New Military Trunk Systems Uncovered

Milcom July 2007
Monitoring the U.S. Army; US Army Command Emergency Operations Net; National Guard Nationwide Network; National Guard State Networks; SHARES

Milcom August 2007
Monitoring the NCR; Project P-25; The Joint NCR System; More 380 MHz LMR in the DC Area; Call for Monitors; More HF Milcom

Milcom September 2007
More 380-400 MHz Trunk Systems; New London Submarine Base; Westover JARB Update; New Ohio Guard HF Frequency; Milair Frequency Changes

Milcom October 2007
US Aerial Refueling Frequencies Changed; US Air Force Trunk Radio Systems; New Georgia Military Net; Milair Band 225 400 MHz Spectrum Holes

Milcom November 2007
Monitoring The UK Royal Air Force; Russian Long Range Air Force; USAF Trunk Systems, Part Deux

Milcom December 2007
The Hidden Military Band; U.S. Army Trunk Systems

Milcom January 2008
380-400 MHz LMR Frequency Update; U.S. Army Trunk Systems; HF Military Frequencies

Milcom February 2008
Monitoring the Jacksonville ARTCC; Monitoring the New York ARTCC; Air Force Tanker Call Signs

Milcom March 2008
Milcom Mail Call; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; New Boston Gone Digital; Milair Spectrum Hole Identified; McChord AFB TRS; Unknown DoD EDACS System in Louisiana

Milcom April 2008
Monitoring South Florida Milcom; SkyNet 5B on the Move; Monitoring NAF Atsugi, Japan; Jacksonville Area LMR Trunk Systems; Hickam/Pearl Harbor Frequencies; Monitoring the New Zealand/Australian Military

Milcom May 2008
Milcom in the Pacific Northwest; DoD Enterprise Land Mobile Radio System – Washington State Subsystems and Repeater Sites; “A” System – U.S. Navy Pacific Northwest; “B” System – US Army Pacific Northwest

Milcom June 2008
The Thunderbirds are Using New VHF Frequencies; UHF Frequencies Change at Boca Chica; More Frequency Changes and Updates; HF Military Frequencies

Milcom July 2008
Monitoring Montgomery Military; Maxwell AFB, Alabama (KMXF); Alabama Air National Guard Flies out of Montgomery; Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) (KMGM); Civil Air Patrol Frequency Update; New Los Angles Air Force TRS; Camp Atterbury Freq Profile

Milcom August 2008
Monitoring the Hurricane Season; Hurricane Hunter Aircraft; Table One – 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron WC-130J Aircraft; Table Two – Current NOAA Aircraft Fleet; Hurricane Katrina; Hurricane Hunter Frequencies/Call Signs; Primary Ground Stations/ALE Addresses; Milcom-Hurricane Hunter Resource Guide

Milcom September 2008
USAF Trunk System Goes Online in the West; Monitoring the Military Command Post; Military Command and Control Frequencies/Call Signs

Milcom October 2008
The X-Files Radio Net; Monitoring the Royal Navy at Yeovilton, UK; Russia Invades Georgia (The Country); US Navy Ship Decomm List

Milcom November 2008
Monitoring the Feds During a Crisis; COTHEN

Milcom December 2008
Monitoring the Military Command Post, Part 2; Military Command and Control Frequencies/Call Signs

Milcom January 2009
Change!; Even Military Frequencies Are Changing; Inter Squad Radios; Metros Making a Change; Wideband Frequencies are Changing; The T-Bird VHF Frequencies are Changing; DoD VHF LMR Bands are Changing; What Can You Do?; DoD Radio Frequency Bands

Milcom February 2009
Coast Guard/COTHEN comms may be merging; US Navy Logistics Aircraft Change Call Signs; Some Air Force Call Signs Decoded

Milcom March 2009
Monitoring the Air Show Experience - The Annual MT Air Show Guide; Where do you hear the action?; U.S. Navy Blue Angels; Blue Angel Frequencies; U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds; USAF Thunderbird Frequencies; Other US DoD Military Flight Demo Teams; US Military Flight Demo Teams; DoD Military Parachute Demonstration Teams; GMRS Frequencies; Family Radio Service/Intra Squad Radio Frequencies; U.S. Civil Air Patrol Frequencies; Civilian/Foreign Air/Parachute Demonstration Teams; Civilian Flight Demonstration Teams; Foreign Military Flight Demonstration Teams; In Closing; Monitoring the Air Show Experience  – Equipment and Schedules; MT Air Show Equipment List; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; Air Show Listening Tip; Military Air Show Capable Receivers; Military Demonstration Teams – 2009 Performance Schedule; MT Air Show Resource Guide

Milcom April 2009
Monitoring the US Military on HF; USAF High Frequency Global Communications System (HFGCS); Modernizing the HFGCS; HFGCS Published Frequency Listings; Missions Performed by the HFGCS; HFGCS ALE Channel Chart

Milcom May 2009
Milcom Frequency Profile – Fort Benning and Associated Camps; Fort Benning/Lawson AAF (KLSF); Aeronautical Frequency Changes; Flight Service Stations

Milcom June 2009
Monitoring the Defenders of the Homeland; Alaska NORAD Region (ANR); Canadian NORAD Region (CANR); Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR); National Capital Region Integrated Air Defense System (NCR IADS); Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS); Western Air Defense Sector (WADS); The Joint Surveillance Site (JSS); JSS Site Locations; ARSR 4 (AN/FPS130); Monitoring NORAD on Your Scanner

Milcom July 2009
Monitoring the Nation's Capital on the 4th; System Built in Two Phases; Table 1: J-NCR Land Mobile Radio Trunk System; Table 2: J-NCR All System Talkgroups:

Milcom August 2009
Monitoring the Israeli Military; Israeli Air Force; Israeli Navy; Table 1: Israeli Air Force Order of Battle

Milcom September 2009
New 380-400 MHz Trunk System Discovered; 380-390 MHz Spectrum Holes; 380-390 MHz Aeronautical Assignments; Latest Milair Frequency Changes

Milcom October 2009
European Military HF Communications; United Kingdom TASCOMM Update; TASCOMM Flight Watch; NATO AWACS Net; German Coast Guard HF Net; North American VHF/UHF military frequencies

Milcom November 2009
North America Aerial Refueling Frequencies; Table 1. Aerial Refueling Frequencies used in CONUS Milcom Frequency Changes; Table 2: North American Aerial Refueling Route Boomer Frequencies; Refueling Tracks; Refueling Anchors

Milcom December 2009
November-Foxtrot-India-India-Four-Sierra; So what is an EAM really?; The Navy and EAMs; The Definitive Word?; So how do they disseminate EAMs?; Things may not stay the same; Where to Hear an EAM; Milcom Resource Guide

Milcom January 2010
Military Brevity Codes; Monitoring the Tyndall AFB Trunk Radio System; Milcom Frequency Changes

Milcom February 2010
The 2010 Air Show Season is Right Around the Corner; Davis Monthan AFB (KDMA); Maxwell AFB (KMXF); Eglin AFB (KVPS); Barksdale AFB (KBAD); Dyess AFB (KDYS); Altus AFB (KLTS); Shaw AFB, SC (KSSC); Columbus AFB (KCBM); Grand Forks AFB (KRDR); NAF El Centro (KNJK); MacDill AFB (KMCF); NAS Kingsville (KNQI); NAS Key West (KNQX); Charleston AFB (KCHS); Andrews AFB (KADW); MCAS Cherry Point (KNKT); Latest Milcom Frequency Changes

Milcom March 2010
Monitoring the Air Show Experience - The 11th Annual MT Air Show Guide; Where do you hear the action?; U.S. Navy Blue Angels; Blue Angel Frequencies; U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds; USAF Thunderbird Actively Reported Frequencies; Other US DoD Military Flight Demo Teams; US Military Flight Demo Teams; DoD Military Parachute Demonstration Teams; Canadian Flight Demo Units; GMRS Frequencies; Family Radio Service/Intra Squad Radio Frequencies; U.S. Civil Air Patrol Frequencies; Civilian/Foreign Air/Parachute Demonstration Teams; Civilian Flight Demonstration Teams and Airshow Companies; Foreign Military Flight Demonstration Teams; In Closing; Monitoring the Air Show Experience  – Equipment and Schedules; MT Air Show Equipment List; Not Just Any Old Scanner Will Do; Air Show Listening Tip; Military Air Show Capable Receivers

Milcom April 2010
The Military Weather Channel; PMSV Frequencies; MARS Changes Name and Fine Tunes Mission; U.S. Navy/Marine Corps MARS Net Designators

Milcom May 2010
Monitoring the Civil Air Patrol; National CAP Plan; Table 1: Zone 8 - 15 Compiled Repeater Frequency Table; CAP and the HF Spectrum; Table 2: CAP HF Frequencies/ALE Addresses; Table 3: CAP HF Radio Net Sampler

Milcom June 2010
Are the Ute HF Bands Really Dead?; Table 1: List of Recently Monitored Government/Military HF Frequencies; Finally . . .; Milcom Resource Guide

Milcom July 2010
Profile: US Navy Training Wings Five and Six; Major Frequency Changes in Houston

Milcom August 2010
Where to Monitor the Military; So where can I hear military communications?The Digital Side of HF – ALE; Monitoring VHF/UHF Military Communications; So how do you find new frequencies to monitor?; Table One: Major Military Communications Bands

Milcom September 2010
Monitoring Military VHF Low Band Communications; A Military VHF Monitoring Game Plan; Table 1: NTIA Table of Allocations, 30-88 MHz

Milcom October 2010
Monitoring the Chinese Navy; Chinese Military Comms – Enigma M89; Table 1: Call Up Frequencies and Markers

Milcom November 2010
Monitoring the U.S. Navy SESEFs; Where in the World are the SESEFs?; Norfolk SESEF (Mid Atlantic); Mayport SESEF (Southeast US); San Diego SESEF (SoCal); Ediz Hook SESEF (PACNORWEST); Hawaii SESEF (MIDPAC); Yokosuka SESEF (WESTPAC); SESEF Mobile Van

Milcom December 2010
Monitoring Aerial Refueling Operations; Rules for Tanking; Aerial Refueling Terminology; Random Aerial Refueling Frequencies; Atlantic Region Random AR Frequencies; Canadian Region Random AR Frequencies; Monitoring NAS Fallon, Nevada; Table Two: NAS Fallon Frequencies (MHz)

Milcom January 2011
Monitoring the Air Route Traffic Control Centers; How does an ARTCC work?; Special Use Airspace; Time for an ARTCC Update; Table One: Atlanta ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom February 2011
HFGCS – Always ready ? Always on!; The History of HFGCS; Current Specs on the HFGCS Networks; Four Major Radio Systems of the HFGCS;  • United States Air Force (USAF) AMC Global; • The Mystic Star Network; • Systema de Informatica y Telecommunicaciones de las Fruerzas Aereas Americanas (SITFAA); • DCS HF Entry Networks

Milcom March 2011
Monitoring the Air Show Experience  – Equipment and Tips; Table One:  Military Air Show Capable Receivers; Tips for enjoying a great day at the air show; Air Show Resource Guide; Official Websites; Twitter Feeds; Facebook Pages; DoD VHF High Band – The Hidden Aircraft Band

Milcom April 2011
More Milcom Air Show Coverage; Charleston AFB/International, South Carolina KCHS; Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina KGSB; Beale AFB, California KBAB; NAS Corpus Christi, Texas       KNGP; JRB/NAS Forth Worth Texas KNFW; MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina KNBC; Civil Air Patrol Reorganizing Their HF ALE Capability; Kentucky CAP Call Signs

Milcom May 2011
CAP Regional Nets Sprouting Up Everywhere; Milcom Air Show Military Base Profiles; Andrews AFB, Maryland KADW; NAS Pensacola, Florida KNPA; Whiting Field NAS North KNSE; Whiting Field NAS South  KNDZ; NAS/JRB New Orleans, Louisiana KNBG; Langley AFB, Virginia KLFI;
US Army MARS ALE Going Regional

Milcom June 2011
Something New in Monitoring Military Aircraft; Table 1 – Mode-S/ADS-B Reference Guide; Table 2 – Mode-S/ADS-B Military Aircraft Sampler from Brasstown NC

Milcom July 2011
Australian Military HF Network Now Complete; Australian Modernized High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS) Network; New HF Military/Government Nets; Lithuanian Military; Maritime Service of the Armed Forces of Malta; U.S. Army National Guard, 875th Engineering Battalion, Jonesboro, Arkansas; U.S. Army National Guard, 43rd WMD-CST, Eastover, South Carolina; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; U.S. Government Network (Agency Unknown); U.S. Government or Military Network (Agency Unknown); CAP Regional Nets Sprouting Up Everywhere; Military Frequency Changes; Milcom Air Show Military Base Profile; Travis AFB, California (KSUU)

Milcom August 2011
Navy Training Wing Frequency/Call Sign Update; Milair Frequency Updates; New Pacific Metro Frequency; CanForce HF NAWS Broadcast Change to Stanag 4285 Mode; Coast Guard Air Miami Bids Farewell to the Jet Age

Milcom September 2011
Monitoring the Military on COTHEN; COTHEN Frequencies Continue to Increase; Who are the COTHEN Military Players?; Table One: Coast Guard Assets on COTHEN; Table Two: US Army Corp of Engineers

Milcom October 2011
Base Profile: Columbus AFB, Mississippi; Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training; Flying Squadrons at Columbus; Monitoring the 14th FTW; California and Texas Civil Air Patrol Repeaters

Milcom November 2011
Edwards AFB Profile - The Home of Aircraft From Concept to Combat; Base FacilitiesCommunications Frequencies/Systems; HF Frequencies; Aeronautical Frequencies; Area Call Signs; Conventional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Frequencies; LMR Trunk Radio System

Milcom December 2011
Is the HF Radio Spectrum Really Dead or . . .; So What is the Real Problem?; A Special Radio Frequency List for the Holidays; Table One: US Government/Military HF Frequencies

Milcom January 2012
Monitoring NORAD and Their Combat Air Patrols; Table One: Combat Air Patrol Related Frequencies; Time for Another ARTCC Update; Table Two: Jacksonville ARTCC RCAG Frequency List; Table Three: Miami ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom February 2012
Milcom Spectrum Holes; New Names for old DoD Military Bases; Milcom Frequency Updates/Changes; New US Air Force Call Signs; Navy MARS Changes Frequencies

Milcom March 2012
Monitoring the Air Show Experience  – Equipment and Tips; Table One:  Military Air Show Capable Receivers; Tips for enjoying a great day at the air show; Air Show Resource Guide

Milcom April 2012
End of an Era   Almost!; USAF Red Flag Frequencies; The Last Deployment Workup;  ARTCC Update; Table Two: Memphis ARTCC RCAG Frequency List; Table Three: Houston ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom May 2017
New Data on DoD Trunk Systems; New AF Space Command trunking system testing in U.S. southeast; Eglin AFB Trunk Radio Network; Fort Benning/Camp Merrill Ranger Training Trunk Radio Network; ARTCC Update; Table One: Fort Worth ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom June 2012
HF Facilities at Malabar RIP; Potomac TRACON Frequencies; The Washington ADIZ is now a permanent SFRA; Potomac Consolidated TRACON (PCT) Frequencies; Table 1   Potomac Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control; FAA ARTCC Update; Table Two: Kansas City ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom July 2012
Who ya gonna call? A Navy RDC!; The Navy Enterprise Land Mobile Radio (ELMR) System; Southeast RDC Coverage to Expand to 13 Installations; Navy Region Southeast ELMR Frequencies Table One: Navy Region Southeast ELMR Sites; Table Two: Navy Region Southeast Talk Groups

Milcom August 2012
Naval Region Southwest Radio System; Trunk Radio Sites in the Southwest Region; Table One: Navy Region Southwest ELMR Sites; Milair Nationwide Frequency Updates; ARTCC Update; Table Two: Chicago ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom September 2012
Is the Cold War Really Over?; UHF Milsatcom Pirates Still Active; UHF 225 380 MHz Milcom Spectrum Holes; 380-400 MHz Aero frequencies? Yes, there still are some!; CAP Aircraft Radios to Upgrade for Encryption; Milair Nationwide Frequency Updates; A Good Friend Has Left Us.

Milcom October 2012
Milcom HF Aero OR Band Scan Survey; Milair Nationwide Frequency Updates; Table One: 11 MHz 'OR' Aeronautical Sub-Band Bandscan

Milcom November 2012
Two New Air Force Thunderbird Frequencies Discovered; Scott AFB Profile; 8-9 MHz 'OR' Aeronautical Sub-Band Scan; ARTCC Update; Table One: 8-9 MHz 'OR' Aeronautical Sub-Band Scan; Table Two: Indianapolis ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom December 2012
Aerial Refueling Frequencies in North America

Milcom January 2013
Technology and Milcom Satellite Monitoring; UHF Military Satellite Monitoring; The Current DoD Milsat Bandplan Overview; Fleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM); Air Force Satellite Communications System (AFSATCOM); UHF Follow-on (UHF F/O); Milstar

Milcom February 2013
Monitoring the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary; CAP and the HF Radio Spectrum; CAP Call Signs; Table 2: CAP Tactical Call Signs, Region Wing Identity Numbers/ALE Addresses

Milcom March 2013
Monitoring Foreign Military and Civilian Air Show Teams; Canadian Flight and Parachute Demonstration Units; Civilian Air/Parachute Demonstration Teams; Civilian Flight Demonstration Teams and Air Show Companies; GMRS Frequencies; Family Radio Service and Intra-Squad Radio Frequencies; U.S. Civil Air Patrol Frequencies; Finally . . .

Milcom April 2013
Who’s Who in the 30-88 MHz Spectrum; SINCGARS Rules Supreme in this Spectrum; VHF Low Band Station Characteristics; VHF Low Band Frequency Breakdown

Milcom May 2013
Monitoring the Busiest Air Station in the Marine Corps; A busy base equals busy frequencies and lots of them; 3rd Marine Air Wing; FAA/DoD NOTAM Frequency Changes

Milcom June 2013
Update on Monitoring the UHF Milsats; Milsat Monitoring 411; The Short Course on Locating Milsats in Orbit; Finally . . .; Table One: Active Milsats and Orbital Locations; Geostationary Milsats Milsats in High Earth Orbit (HEO); Satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO); Table 2: Known Milsats UHF Downlinks and Band Plans; Table 3: Milsat Monitoring Resource Guide

Milcom July 2013
Air Force Reserve Military Call Sign Revealed; 3 MHz 'OR' Aeronautical Sub-Band Scan; ARTCC Update; Table One: 3 MHz 'OR' Aeronautical Sub-Band Scan; Table Two: Indianapolis ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom August 2013
New North Atlantic HF Aero Frequencies Added; Table One – NAT Family Stations/Frequencies (all communication in USB); ARTCC Update; Table Two: Los Angeles ARTCC RCAG Frequency List; Table Three: New York ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom September 2013
Military Land Mobile Radio Systems – A Primer; What is trunked radio technology?; It was narrowbanding that changed everything!; So what can you monitor now?; VHF Low Band; VHF High Band - Military; VHF High Band - Federal; UHF DoD LMR Sub band; UHF Government Band

Milcom October 2013
Military Tanker Call Signs and Frequencies; Random Aerial Refueling Frequencies; Refueling Call Signs; Bottom Line; ARTCC Update; Continental United States (CONUS) Random AR Frequencies; Atlantic Region Random AR Frequencies; Canadian Region Random AR Frequencies; USAF Unit Tanker Call Signs; Table Three: Albuquerque ARTCC RCAG Frequency List

Milcom November 2013
Monitoring the Customs COTHEN HF Network; COTHEN Today; COTHEN Frequencies Continue to Increase; Who are the COTHEN Military Players?; The Future of COTHEN and the Coast Guard; Table One: Coast Guard Assets on COTHEN

Milcom December 2013
My Finale is Where I Started; US Military UHF Satellite History; What’s in Orbit Today; Farewell to MT, but I will still be around.; Table One: MT Milcom Military Communication Geostationary Satellites