Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mode-S/ADS-B Intercepts 29-30 March 2011 - Brasstown

Time for some more Mode-S/ADS-B Military and Government intercepts from here on the Radio Ranch. Has been a bit quiet here over the last two days. That may be to the low ceilings and bad weather we have been experiencing.

A62778 N496MC GTI601 2011-03-30 23:19 Boeing 747-212B United States AtlasAir
A00E2D N102WY --- 2011-03-30 20:49 560 United States WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
AE117E 02-1112 RCH2112 2011-03-30 20:06 C-17A United States MS ANG 172AW/183AS [KJAN]
AE1194 166472 OTIS03 2011-03-30 19:16 KC-130J United States USMC VMGR-252 [KNKT]
AE03F8 84-0154 --- 2011-03-30 17:53 C-12U United States Det38
AE018C 84-0098 COUGR08 2011-03-30 16:56 C-21A United States USAF 375AW/457AS [KADW]
AE08E2 01-1462 E11462 2011-03-30 16:44 C-130J-30 United States CA ANG 146AW/115AS [KNTD]
AE07F4 97-0042 --- 2011-03-30 16:30 C-17A United States USAF 62AW [KTCM]
AE07F4 97-0042 RCH9742 2011-03-30 16:18 C-17A United States USAF 62AW [KTCM]
AE1198 03-3115 RCH3115 2011-03-30 16:08 C-17A United States MS ANG 172AW/183AS [KJAN]
ADFEB9 99-0003 --- 2011-03-30 15:39 C-32A United States USAF 89AW/1AS [KADW]
AE022A 86-0032 HOIST91 2011-03-30 15:21 KC-10A United States USAF 305AMW [KWRI]
AE017A 84-0142 BATTL10 2011-03-30 15:20 C-21A United States MI ANG 110FW/172AS [KBTL]
ADFDBA 93-1040 BULL44 2011-03-30 14:56 C-130H United States USAF 19AW [KLRF]
AE01AA 84-0071 JOSA261 2011-03-30 14:34 C-21A United States MI ANG 110FW/172AS [KBTL]
AE03D0 164180 --- 2011-03-30 14:23 KC-130T United States USMCR VMGR-452 [KSWF]
AE1388 03-8154 --- 2011-03-30 13:09 C-130J-30 United States AFRC 403AW/815AS [KBIX]
AE01AA 84-0071 JOSA261 2011-03-30 12:25 C-21A United States MI ANG 110FW/172AS [KBTL]
ADFEF2 161530 VVJS349 2011-03-30 12:12 C-9B United States USNR VR-46 [KNFW ]
AE017A 84-0142 BATTL10 2011-03-30 10:49 C-21A United States MI ANG 110FW/172AS [KBTL]
AE0303 78-0813 PITT0013 2011-03-30 10:20 C-130H United States AFRC 911AW/758AS [KPIT]
AE1192 166474 LOBO625 2011-03-30 10:14 UC-35D United States MAW-4
AE1199 03-3116 RCH597 2011-03-30 02:17 C-17A United States MS ANG 172AW/183AS [KJAN]
AE04DE 57-2597 --- 2011-03-29 21:24 KC-135 United States MS ANG 186ARW/153ARS [KMEI]
AE0191 84-0124 RCH259 2011-03-29 19:36 C-21A United States CT ANG 103FW/118FS [KBDL]
AE02E3 81-0628 COBB28 2011-03-29 19:22 C-130H United States AFRC 94AW/700AS [KMGE]
AE0566 85-0009/86-0023 --- 2011-03-29 18:50 C-5B United States AFRC 439AW/337AS [KCEF]
AE1196 03-3113 RCH3113 2011-03-29 18:27 C-17A United States MS ANG 172AW/183AS [KJAN]
A62778 N496MC GTI621 2011-03-29 18:22 Boeing 747-212B United States AtlasAir
ADFD0A 95-0062 --- 2011-03-29 16:10 T-1A United States 48thFTS
ADFCE0 94-0129 --- 2011-03-29 16:00 T-1A United States USAF
AE05E0 87-9283 BISON21 2011-03-29 15:57 C-130H United States AFRC 914AW/328AS [KIAG]
ADFCEB 94-0140 --- 2011-03-29 15:42 T-1A United States USAF

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.