Friday, June 09, 2006

First Minot AFB TRS Frequency Reported

Jim Lawrence, on vacation during the Memorial Day weekend, made a nice catch. He has monitored and has sent along to us a control channel for the base trunk radio system. No frequencies for this base TRS had been previously reported and the only internet frequency lists for Minot has infomation dating back to prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Minot AFB is home to two major Air Force units: the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Space Wing. The 5th Bomb Wing is an Air Combat Command unit and host wing. Its primary mission is to maintain and operate B-52H Stratofortress bombers. The 91st Space Wing, one of the Air Force’s three operational missile units and a component of Air Force Space Command, is responsible for maintaining the Minuteman III nuclear missiles located in three main fields across North Dakota. Minot AFB is located 13 miles north of Minot N.D

Jim caught a control channel from the Minot TRS on 407.250 MHz. Information in our personal government trunk system files indicate that this should be a 10-channel Motorola system. No more frequency or talkgroup information is known about the Minot system, and any field reports would be appreciated. Thanks Jim for being the first to report on this trunk radio system.