Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Military to Have 2,936 Aircraft with ADS-B (Out) by Jan. 1, Air Force Says

Article by Frank Wolfe on Avionics website (https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/08/19/military-2936-aircraft-ads-b-jan-1-air-force-says/)

The Pentagon will have 2,936 aircraft equipped with Automatic Dependence Surveillance-Broadcast (Out) by the FAA-mandated deadline of Jan. 1, according to the U.S. Air Force, the military service in charge of the effort.

That number is just 21 percent of DoD's total aircraft inventory, but officials have said that ADS-B (Out) modifications present a significant depot scheduling challenge, and, in some cases, engineering challenges, such as for fighter aircraft. By 2025, DoD plans to have about 62 percent of its aircraft equipped with ADS-B (Out), including 35 percent of fighter aircraft, 67 percent of helicopters, and 100 percent of mobility, command and control/intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C2/ISR), and trainer aircraft, an Air Force official said Aug. 19.

On Aug. 19, the Air Force provided a breakdown of the 2,936 aircraft to have ADS-B (Out) by Jan. 1. By that date, no fighter or bomber aircraft or UAVs will have ADS-B (Out), but 1,129 helicopters, 923 mobility aircraft, 259 C2/ISR aircraft, and 625 trainers will, the Air Force said.

The Air Force official said that DoD will not equip aircraft that are to retire by 2025 with ADS-B (Out), as the Pentagon determined that the effort would not be worth the cost. In addition, other aircraft, such as the Air Force bomber fleet and the future B-21 bomber, have mission requirements that "do not align from an operational security standpoint with the broadcast nature of ADS-B (Out)."

Under a rule published last month by the FAA, aircraft conducting operations related to homeland security, law enforcement, national defense and intelligence that could be compromised by transmitting real-time aircraft position information are permitted to disable ADS-B transmissions after obtaining proper authorization from the FAA.

Collins Aerospace is supplying ADS-B transponders for the DoD effort, while other contractors, including primes such as Boeing, are providing integration, GPS upgrade and navigation work.

A Memorandum of Agreement signed by Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell and then Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on July 26 last year noted that "the cost, budget, and depot schedule constraints make it prohibitive for DoD to equip all DoD aircraft by the compliance date."

"Notwithstanding these potential constraints, DoD will seek to align ADS-B Out equipage with other program updates (e.g. Identification Friend or Foe--Mode 5 and Military Code [M-Code] receivers) in order to reduce overall costs," the MoA said. "Additionally, there are instances where DoD airframes are scheduled to be retired soon after the compliance date, which would narrow the benefit window considerably and may not be best value to the public."

Mode 5 is an enhancement to legacy Mode 4 Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) which has been in use since the mid-1950s for military identification. The National Security Agency and Joint Chiefs of Staff require Mode 5 to replace Mode 4 by June 30 next year.

By Jan. 1, the FAA will require that the majority of aircraft operating above 10,000 feet in U.S. Class A, B, and C airspace be equipped with ADS-B (Out), which allows aircraft to transmit information about altitude, velocity and position derived through GPS to ground stations and to other equipped aircraft in the vicinity. The FAA mandate’s goal is to replace radar as the primary surveillance method for monitoring and separation of aircraft.

Among DoD aircraft to receive ADS-B (Out) are Lockheed Martin C-130 and C-5 transports, Boeing C-17 Globemasters, and Lockheed Martin UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

"The Accommodation Memorandum of Agreement between the DoD and FAA signed July 26, 2018 that addresses how the FAA will accommodate military aviation missions after the Jan 1, 2020 ADS-B Out mandate has evolved into the following two FAA authorizations that will accommodate all DoD military aircraft as required based on mission profile: 1. DoD aircraft NOT ADS-B Out Equipped OR 2. DoD aircraft ADS-B (Out) equipped," the Air Force wrote in an email response when asked about the current status of the MOA.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

WWV Centennial Committee Prepares for Trial Run of WW0WWV Special Event





08/19/2019
The WWV Centennial Committee reports that it will conduct a trial run of special event station WW0WWV over the August 24 – 25 weekend. Radios and antennas began arriving last week, and a tower and beam will be erected, along with several vertical antennas. WW0WWV will be set up adjacent to the WWV transmitter site in Fort Collins, Colorado. WWV turns 100 years old on October 1.

“We’ll be testing band and notch filtering, in an attempt to reign in the extreme RF environment created by WWV and WWVB,” said Dave Swartz, W0DAS, of the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC). The club will carry out the special event operation in conjunction with the WWV Amateur Radio Club and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which operates WWV/WWVH/WWVB. The special event site is within 1/3 of a mile of all six WWV transmitters and the 50 kW WWVB transmitter. “On-air tests will start Saturday afternoon, August 24, and run through Sunday, August 25,” Swartz said, adding that organizers will post specific times and frequencies on the WWV Centennial Committee website.

The WWV Centennial special event is set to run from September 28 through October 2, and round-the-clock operation will take place on CW, SSB, and digital modes. Operations will shift among HF bands following typical propagation and will include 160 meters as well as satellites (SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92) and 6-meter meteor scatter. Up to four stations will be on the air for routine operations. A fifth station will schedule contacts with schools, universities, and museums, as well as conducting unscheduled contacts. The additional station will periodically broadcast an AM carrier from a radio locked with WWV’s 10 MHz signal.

“At this point we have filled our operator’s slots and met equipment goals, but we need more financial resources to cover basic operating expenses, return shipping, and site logistics,” Swartz said. Members of the Amateur Radio industry have contributed equipment, including radios, amplifiers, and antennas.

NIST has announced that it will not be able to open the doors of WWV to the public for the event. “Due to a number of reasons, the scope of the formal celebration will be limited to only 100 invited participants,” the WWV Centennial Committee announced. “WW0WWV will be the main public event for the centennial celebration.”

Visit the WWV Centennial Committee website to see how you can contribute or get involved. 
(ARRL) 

Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey



Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey 08/19/2019

Through Saturday, August 24, WWV and WWVH will transmit a US Department of Defense (DOD) message in conjunction with the COMEX 19-3 interoperability exercise in Tennessee. The broadcast also urges listeners to complete a survey on WWV/WWVH listenership and listening habits. The messages are broadcast on WWV at 10 minutes past the hour and on WWVH at 50 minutes past the hour. WWV and WWVH transmit on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 MHz.

In addition to asking for the name, email address, and location of those completing the “WWV/WWVH Reception Report,” the survey seeks information on which station (i.e., WWV or WWVH) was heard, the frequency, the transmitted audio quality, whether the information was relevant or useful, how often the respondent monitors WWV/WWVH broadcasts, whether the respondent uses a clock or other device that synchronizes with the low-frequency (60 kHz) WWVB time transmissions, and any other information the respondent would consider useful to hear on WWV/WWVH broadcasts.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — part of the US Department of Commerce — is using the information gathered to determine “how often their stations are monitored and how the various timing signals and messages are used by the listeners,” Chief of US Army MARS Paul English, WD8DBY, said on the US Army MARS Facebook page. “As the saying goes, ‘every vote counts,’ and your input to this survey is being used to help demonstrate the importance of these stations.” Listeners may file multiple reception reports, and anyone may complete the survey.

Earlier this year, the Defense Department began making use of the provisional time slots on WWV and WWVH to announce upcoming HF military communication exercises and to explain how the Amateur Radio community can become involved in them. Use of the time slots has corresponded with Department of Defense communication exercises (COMEX); COMEX 19-3 takes place this month. The announcements will resume during COMEX 19-4 in October.

Following a proof of concept this year, DOD anticipates making use of the WWV/WWVH broadcast time slot full time, all year.

Concern arose in 2018 after WWV and WWVH were included on a list of proposed cuts in the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for NIST.
(ARRL)

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 17-18 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE07F9 97-0047 VOLT15 2019-08-18 23:09:06 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  5731 35000
AE51E0 11-20381 05627 2019-08-18 19:30:05 HH-60M United States ---  --- 7950
AE51E0 11-20381 --- 2019-08-18 19:27:05 HH-60M United States ---  --- 7950
ADFDB9 93-1039 --- 2019-08-18 19:09:05 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]  
AE147F 166762 OTIS11 2019-08-18 18:45:06 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-352 [KNKX]  
AE147F 166762 --- 2019-08-18 18:45:06 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-352 [KNKX]  
AE035E 58-0077 STEEL71 2019-08-18 16:51:07 KC-135T United States PA ANG | 171ARW [KPIT]  
AE1445 05-3145 HIVE59 2019-08-18 16:39:06 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]  1333 25025
AE1BF3 07-46310 PUMA87 2019-08-18 16:36:08 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]  0721 25000
AE1BF3 07-46310 --- 2019-08-18 16:36:08 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]  0721 25000
AE1445 05-3145 --- 2019-08-18 16:36:08 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]  1333 25025
AE0206 98-3546 SLASH79 2019-08-18 16:33:06 T-6A United States USAF  4134 18125
AE0206 98-3546 --- 2019-08-18 16:30:05 T-6A United States USAF  4134 18125
AE1722 06-3816 TACO17 2019-08-18 16:27:05 T-6A United States USAF  2033 16900
ADFF54 67-14921 --- 2019-08-18 16:27:05 T-38C United States USAF | 12FTW | 560FTS [KRND]  
AE01AA 84-0071 SPAR607 2019-08-18 13:12:09 C-21A United States MI ANG | 110FW | 172AS [KBTL]  
ADFCC0 93-0640 --- 2019-08-18 12:36:07 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]  2024 16400
ADFCAA 92-0361 --- 2019-08-18 00:30:05 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 47FTW | 86FTS [KDLF]  
ADFCA5 92-0356 --- 2019-08-18 00:24:06 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 47FTW | 86FTS [KDLF]  


AE1D61 161590 --- 2019-08-17 21:45:05 P-3C-III United States -  2572 16250
AE147F 166762 OTIS11 2019-08-17 21:39:05 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-352 [KNKX]  
AE147F 166762 --- 2019-08-17 21:36:05 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-352 [KNKX]  
AE0805 99-0059 RCH2099 2019-08-17 21:24:08 C-17A United States USAF | 62AW [KTCM]  2533 35025
AE1E43 07-3867 SALLY2 2019-08-17 18:57:05 T-6A United States -  --- 5700
ADFFA2 70-1560 --- 2019-08-17 16:36:04 T-38C United States USAF | 14FTW | 50FTS [KCBM]  
AE5F3C 169547 VVLL855 2019-08-17 15:36:12 P-8A United States -  5255 19000
AE4D66 10-0213 RCH559 2019-08-17 04:33:33 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  5654 31000
AE1721 06-3815 MAFIA75 2019-08-17 01:57:31 T-6A United States USAF  --- 13025
AE1E43 07-3867 SALLY2 2019-08-17 01:48:30 T-6A United States -  --- 15000

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 16 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE1CFE 158564 ??? --- 2019-08-16 22:51:28 P-3C United States -  
AE040E 162783 GLEE93 2019-08-16 22:24:28 E-6B United States USN | SCW-1 [KTIK]  3041 30000
ADFEB4 73-1677 --- 2019-08-16 21:42:27 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  
AE02DF 89-1187 --- 2019-08-16 21:39:27 C-130H United States AFRC | 914AW | 328AS [KIAG]  
ADFC8D 92-0332 --- 2019-08-16 20:39:27 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 12FTW | 99FTS [KRND]  
A8657E N640CS 00000 2019-08-16 20:09:26 Boeing 737 4Y0 United States United States Marshals Service  
A8657E N640CS --- 2019-08-16 20:09:26 Boeing 737 4Y0 United States United States Marshals Service  
ADFDF9 92-9000 --- 2019-08-16 19:06:25 VC-25A United States USAF | 89AW | PAS [KADW]  
AE4AF7 08-5679 --- 2019-08-16 18:21:25 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]  
AE0251 97-1354 JODY40 2019-08-16 18:21:25 C-130J United States USAF | 314AW | 62AS [KLRF]  --- 20025
AE1444 05-8158 --- 2019-08-16 18:18:24 C-130J-30 United States AFRC | 403AW | 815AS [KBIX]  
AE1442 05-8156 --- 2019-08-16 18:15:25 C-130J-30 United States AFRC | 403AW | 815AS [KBIX]  
AE04B7 58-0004 DIXIE51 2019-08-16 18:03:24 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]  
AE04B7 58-0004 --- 2019-08-16 18:00:24 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]  
AE543E 76-22558 22558 2019-08-16 16:03:23 C-12C United States U S ARMY  1636 21000
AE0384 59-1458 EDDIE41 2019-08-16 15:48:23 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  6602 29000
AE0384 59-1458 --- 2019-08-16 15:48:23 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  6602 29000
AE1192 166474 LOBO474 2019-08-16 15:45:23 UC-35D United States USMC | VMR-1 [KNKT]  
ADFD05 95-0057 --- 2019-08-16 15:45:23 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  
AE1192 166474 --- 2019-08-16 15:42:23 UC-35D United States USMC | VMR-1 [KNKT]  
AE57BE 168858 LANCR24 2019-08-16 15:30:23 P-8A United States USN | VP-10 [KNIP]  --- 35025
AE57BE 168858 --- 2019-08-16 15:30:23 P-8A United States USN | VP-10 [KNIP]  --- 35025
ADFDB9 93-1039 --- 2019-08-16 14:24:22 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]  
AE1BEB 07-1468 OCEAN85 2019-08-16 14:00:21 C-130J-30 United States CA ANG | 146AW | 115AS [KNTD]  
AE5F3A 169545 VVLL866 2019-08-16 13:54:21 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  1052 30900
AE5F3A 169545 --- 2019-08-16 13:54:21 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  1052 30900
A68C86 99-0100 PAT943 2019-08-16 13:42:33 UC-35A United States US Army |  
AE04AD 99-0104 --- 2019-08-16 12:09:25 UC-35a1 United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  
ADFEB4 73-1677 BACON22 2019-08-16 11:48:20 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  
AE05A9 63-8015 ARTIC42 2019-08-16 11:21:19 KC-135R United States AK ANG | 168ARW | 168ARS [PAEI]  
AE1463 06-6165 RIDER85 2019-08-16 02:45:12 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]  3554 31000
AE54C6 11-5765 KING21 2019-08-16 02:36:12 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]  
AE54C6 11-5765 --- 2019-08-16 02:36:12 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]  
AE0425 60-0342 PIRAT45 2019-08-16 01:12:12 KC-135T United States USAF | 92ARW [KSKA]  
AE0425 60-0342 --- 2019-08-16 01:12:12 KC-135T United States USAF | 92ARW [KSKA]  
AE5F38 169543 VVLL895 2019-08-16 01:03:11 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  --- 19000
AE1463 06-6165 --- 2019-08-16 00:36:11 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]  3554 31000

Friday, August 16, 2019

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 15 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE1234 03-3123 DECOY66 2019-08-15 23:57:10 C-17A United States WV ANG | 167AW | 167AS [KMRB]  
AE1234 03-3123 --- 2019-08-15 23:57:10 C-17A United States WV ANG | 167AW | 167AS [KMRB]  
AE5C56 169324 --- 2019-08-15 23:39:10 P-8A United States USN | VP-26 [KNIP]  
AE1D5B 161415 --- 2019-08-15 23:36:10 P-3C-III United States USN | VP-46 [KNUW]  3315 19975
AE093C 00-1053 AZAZ0909 2019-08-15 21:57:09 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  --- 36000
AE093C 00-1053 --- 2019-08-15 21:57:09 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  --- 36000
AE4A7C 168208 KBAR08 2019-08-15 21:12:09 UC-12W United States -  --- 29000
AE1BEB 07-1468 OCEAN85 2019-08-15 21:12:09 C-130J-30 United States CA ANG | 146AW | 115AS [KNTD]  
AE1BEB 07-1468 --- 2019-08-15 21:12:09 C-130J-30 United States CA ANG | 146AW | 115AS [KNTD]  
AE093D 01-0301 AZAZ09O9 2019-08-15 21:12:09 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  --- 41000
AE093D 01-0301 --- 2019-08-15 21:12:09 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  --- 41000
AE06DA 163558 KBAR58 2019-08-15 21:12:09 UC-12F United States USMC | VMR DET MCAS New River [KNCA]  2252 27000
AE06DA 163558 --- 2019-08-15 21:12:09 UC-12F United States USMC | VMR DET MCAS New River [KNCA]  2252 27000
AE4A7C 168208 --- 2019-08-15 21:09:09 UC-12W United States -  --- 29000
AE1BF0 07-4637 HIVE85 2019-08-15 20:27:08 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]  --- 25000
ADFCEB 94-0140 --- 2019-08-15 19:00:07 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  
AE4EC8 168763 00000000 2019-08-15 18:45:06 P-8A United States USN |  --- 30000
AE222E 167953 SCORE89 2019-08-15 18:45:06 P-8A United States USN | VX-20 [KNHK]  3652 29025
AE222E 167953 --- 2019-08-15 18:42:07 P-8A United States USN | VX-20 [KNHK]  3652 29025
AE1498 00-2000 --- 2019-08-15 18:09:06 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  3503 31000
AE07DD 93-0603 RCH404 2019-08-15 17:51:06 C-17A United States AFRC | 445AW | 89AS [KFFO]  7 32000
AE07DD 93-0603 --- 2019-08-15 17:45:08 C-17A United States AFRC | 445AW | 89AS [KFFO]  7 32000
AE07F9 97-0047 VOLT15 2019-08-15 17:33:05 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  --- 34000
AE07F9 97-0047 --- 2019-08-15 17:33:05 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  --- 34000
AE05A5 62-3508 ROCCO72 2019-08-15 16:42:06 KC-135R United States NJ ANG | 108W | 141ARS [KWRI]  
AE05A5 62-3508 --- 2019-08-15 16:36:06 KC-135R United States NJ ANG | 108W | 141ARS [KWRI]  
AE11EE 81-0005 --- 2019-08-15 15:51:05 E-3G United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK]  
AE57BD 168857 --- 2019-08-15 14:24:20 P-8A United States USN | VP-26 [KNIP]  7360 35000
AE1498 00-2000 PEACH31 2019-08-15 13:30:14 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  3503 31000
AE04AD 99-0104 --- 2019-08-15 12:15:44 UC-35a1 United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  
AE038F 63-7996 MASH82 2019-08-15 00:57:04 KC-135R United States AFRC | 434ARW | 72ARS [KGUS]  
AE038F 63-7996 --- 2019-08-15 00:18:06 KC-135R United States AFRC | 434ARW | 72ARS [KGUS]  

Stratcom to Name New Command Center for Gen. LeMay

StratcomC2-2



By Bill Gertz, The Washingon Free Beacon

Advanced command and control facility is the newest 'weapon' in U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The U.S. Strategic Command, in charge of waging nuclear war, has a new command and control facility in Omaha that will bear the name of a famous warfighting Air Force general.
The top-secret Nuclear Command and Control Facility at Offutt Air Force Base will be named after the late Gen. Curtis LeMay and is one of the most secure buildings in the world, hardened against electromagnetic pulse attacks and wired with high-technology fiber optic communications lines.
The 900,000 square-foot facility is in the final stages of construction and will replace an aging 1950s-era command center 250 yards down the road.
"The building is designed not just as an office building but as a weapons system," said Mike Kolster, chief of military construction for Strategic Command. "Without command and control, the other weapons systems are useless. They have to have direction from somewhere."

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Setting up a remote ADS-B/ACARS/VDL2 and ATC Voice Monitoring Station

I have had a major interest in monitoring ADS-B signals for a number of years now. Longtime readers of the Milcom MP blog know that I post all my mil intercepts daily on here. It is a fascinating part of the mil monitoring hobby.



In the August 2019 TSM Milcom column (available at https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/), I cover the latest info on the January 1, 2020 implementation by the FAA of ADSB Out.

Now RTL-SDR.com has a nice article posted this morning on setting up a remote ADS-B, ACARS, VDL2 and ATC voice monitoring station using a LTE connection at https://www.rtl-sdr.com/a-remote-ads-b-acars-vdl2-and-air-traffic-control-voice-monitoring-station-with-lte-connection/.

A remote ADS-B, ACARS, VDL2 and Air Traffic Control Monitoring Station.

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 14 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE0446 99-6143 --- 2019-08-14 23:45:05 C-32B United States USAF | 486FLTS [KVPS]  
AE1CFE 158564 ??? --- 2019-08-14 22:12:06 P-3C United States -  
AE1192 166474 LOBO474 2019-08-14 21:39:05 UC-35D United States USMC | VMR-1 [KNKT]  --- 40975
AE1192 166474 --- 2019-08-14 21:39:05 UC-35D United States USMC | VMR-1 [KNKT]  --- 40975
AE1199 03-3116 RCH556 2019-08-14 19:33:06 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]  5671 35000
AE1199 03-3116 --- 2019-08-14 19:33:06 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]  5671 35000
A2C7EF N279AD 0000 2019-08-14 19:27:06 Boeing 737 4Q8 United States United States Marshals Service  --- 34000
A2C7EF N279AD --- 2019-08-14 19:24:06 Boeing 737 4Q8 United States United States Marshals Service  --- 34000
AE4EC8 168763 LANCER1 2019-08-14 19:09:04 P-8A United States USN |  --- 15450
AE4EC8 168763 --- 2019-08-14 19:06:06 P-8A United States USN |  --- 15450
AE5718 168980 CNV4741 2019-08-14 18:18:06 C-40A United States USNR | VR-61 [KNUW]  
AE5718 168980 --- 2019-08-14 18:18:06 C-40A United States USNR | VR-61 [KNUW]  
AE148D 93-1097 PEACH99 2019-08-14 18:06:04 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  
AE148D 93-1097 --- 2019-08-14 18:06:04 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  
ADFEB4 73-1677 BACON22 2019-08-14 17:45:04 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  
AE058F 58-0045 STEEL62 2019-08-14 16:54:06 KC-135T United States PA ANG | 171ARW [KPIT]  
AE058F 58-0045 --- 2019-08-14 16:48:07 KC-135T United States PA ANG | 171ARW [KPIT]  
AE5F3A 169545 VVLL877 2019-08-14 16:09:04 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  --- 26725
AE0265 57-1436 SODA81 2019-08-14 15:06:05 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]  
AE0265 57-1436 --- 2019-08-14 15:06:05 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]  
AE05A5 62-3508 ROCCO72 2019-08-14 14:39:05 KC-135R United States NJ ANG | 108W | 141ARS [KWRI]  
AE05E4 88-4402 FLIP33 2019-08-14 13:36:11 C-130H United States AFRC | 440AW | 95AS [KPOB]  
AE04AD 99-0104 --- 2019-08-14 12:09:04 UC-35a1 United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Milcom Files - TSM Edition - Now Available on Amazon




As it always seems to be the case, recent world events continue to draw many radio listeners into their radio shacks to tune in on the action using their shortwave radios. software defined radios, and programmable VHF/UHF scanners. In many cases monitoring the HF/VHF/UHF radio spectrum offers the radio hobbyist an opportunity to hear what is really going on behind the scenes without the filters imposed by news media outlets.

Most radio listeners quickly learn that when the world has a crisis, disaster or tensions rise between countries, the military will usually be the first organization called upon to intervene. It pays to monitor military frequencies when international events heat up. Monitoring the military can offer some of the most productive and rewarding listening you will ever experience using your radio. The good news is you do not have to live close to a military installation to hear these communications. But you do need to learn where and when to tune in military communications.

Mention the words "Monitor the Military" and most radio hobbyists will immediately think of military air shows, military aircraft flybys or a whole a host of other activities that can be heard via radio frequencies. There is a big radio frequency spectrum out there to monitor if you know where to listen, you can eavesdrop on some of the most fascinating radio communications you will hear on a scanner or shortwave radio.

Larry Van Horn N5FPW, has been a radio hobbyist for more than 55 years listening to world events and monitoring military radio communications. He has spent over 33 years documenting activity in the military radio spectrum in his monthly Satellite, Utility World, and Milcom (Military Communications) columns in the pages of Monitoring Times, Satellite Times, and The Spectrum Monitor magazines. During this time, he has published a treasure trove of military communication monitoring information.

All his early MT columns have been published into two eBooks by his company Teak Publishing. The first two books in the Milcom Files series cover his columns published in Monitoring Times and have previously been published at Amazon. Book one of The Milcom Files covers the columns published from 1998 to 2006 and sells for US$5.99 at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077NN7RQ5. Book Two covers the period 2007 to 2013 and sells for US$6.99 at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077NQXH3C.

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of their latest Kindle eBook -- The Milcom Files – The Spectrum Monitor edition by this Amazon bestselling author.

In 2017 Larry joined the Spectrum Monitor writing staff as he continues to chronicle military monitoring in his new monthly TSM Milcom column. Now for the first time, he is publishing all his monthly TSM Milcom columns at Amazon.

This eBook incorporates the first two years of his TSM Milcom columns written from September 2017 to the end of 2018. These columns have documented HF military frequencies (both foreign and US), and VHF/UHF spectrum military frequencies, mostly for U.S. based monitors. This third book in the series has more than 53,400 plus words, and over 200 pages of frequencies, call signs, monitoring tips, and how-to style articles.

Information includes military satellite frequencies, U.S. FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center frequencies, military base profiles, foreign military HF frequencies, airshow frequencies and flight demonstration teams, radio listening equipment, and antennas, and a lot more.

As an extra bonus to buyers of this new edition, they will get his exclusive 2019 TSM Air Show Monitoring Guide published in the March 2019 edition of Spectrum Monitor as part of this new eBook.

This The Milcom Files - TSM Milcom edition eBook is available now on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RN1ZGLJ/ for US$4.99.

If you are interested in monitoring military communications and own a scanner, shortwave radio, or have an Internet connection for web software defined radio (SDR) monitoring, the Milcom Files TSM 2017-2018 is a must reference on your radio shack shelf.

This book is being released internationally. Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order the eBook from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website.

You do not need to own a Kindle reader to read Amazon eBook publications. You can read any Kindle book with Amazon’s free reading apps. There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all the Kindle family of readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle eBook allows you to buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details on these apps at this link on the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central (http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for the availability of additional eBooks that are currently in production.

Information on other publications by the author is available on the author’s page at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G1QMO4C.

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 13 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE05E8 88-4406 --- 2019-08-13 20:09:29 C-130H United States AFRC | 440AW | 95AS [KPOB]  
AE10C1 01 C101 2019-08-13 19:39:29 C-37A United States USCG | CGAS Washington [KDCA]  1546 45025
AE10C1 01 --- 2019-08-13 19:36:29 C-37A United States USCG | CGAS Washington [KDCA]  1546 45025
AE010E 97-0401 SAM674 2019-08-13 19:21:29 C-37A United States USAF | 89AW | 99AS [KADW]  3642 36025
AE010E 97-0401 --- 2019-08-13 19:21:29 C-37A United States USAF | 89AW | 99AS [KADW]  3642 36025
AE0423 59-1505 SODA81 2019-08-13 17:39:29 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]  7237 16000
AE0423 59-1505 --- 2019-08-13 17:39:29 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]  7237 16000
AE57C0 168860 --- 2019-08-13 17:33:27 P-8A United States USN | VP-45 [KNIP]  --- 31000
AE07DA 93-0600 ELVIS31 2019-08-13 17:00:28 C-17A United States TN ANG | 164AW | 155AS [KMEM]  --- 2725
AE07DA 93-0600 --- 2019-08-13 16:57:27 C-17A United States TN ANG | 164AW | 155AS [KMEM]  --- 2725
AE5F08 16-5849 RCH520T 2019-08-13 16:42:27 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]  0545 30025
AE04F5 58-0050/84-0166 PIRAT23 2019-08-13 15:57:26 KC-135T/C-12U United States
AE04F5 58-0050/84-0166 --- 2019-08-13 15:54:26 KC-135T/C-12U United States -  
AE1498 00-2000 PEACH99 2019-08-13 15:27:26 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  
AE57C0 168860 TALON77 2019-08-13 15:24:26 P-8A United States USN | VP-45 [KNIP]  --- 31000
AE5F3A 169545 00000000 2019-08-13 12:12:25 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  2615 19600
AE5F3A 169545 --- 2019-08-13 12:09:23 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  2615 19600

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 12 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE093C 00-1053 AZAZ0909 2019-08-12 22:42:13 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  1147 41000
AE093C 00-1053 --- 2019-08-12 22:39:12 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  1147 41000
ADFEB4 73-1677 LOKI82 2019-08-12 21:36:11 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  
AE4D67 10-0214 RCH407 2019-08-12 19:30:10 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  0703 30000
AE4D67 10-0214 --- 2019-08-12 19:30:10 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  0703 30000
AE4D66 10-0213 RCH559 2019-08-12 19:06:09 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE4D66 10-0213 --- 2019-08-12 19:03:09 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
ADFC90 92-0335 --- 2019-08-12 18:03:09 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]  
AE1D2A 160293 --- 2019-08-12 18:00:09 P-3C United States VP-30  5201 17950
AE093D 01-0301 AZAZ09O9 2019-08-12 17:27:08 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  2454 30500
AE093D 01-0301 --- 2019-08-12 17:27:08 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  2454 30500
AE2FA2 08-8190 --- 2019-08-12 16:45:08 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE152C 166378 --- 2019-08-12 16:27:08 C-37B United States USN | VR-1 [KADW]  
AE01A1 86-0374 --- 2019-08-12 16:21:07 C-21A United States CO ANG | 140WG | 200AS [KCOS]  
AE0976 165833 CNV4222 2019-08-12 16:06:08 C-40A United States USNR | VR-59 [KNFW]  
AE0666 61-0305 DREW12 2019-08-12 15:45:07 KC-135R United States USAF | 6AMW | 91ARS [KMCF]  13 27000
AE0666 61-0305 --- 2019-08-12 15:45:07 KC-135R United States USAF | 6AMW | 91ARS [KMCF]  13 27000
AE5F3A 169545 VVLL806 2019-08-12 15:42:07 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  7362 15400
AE5F3A 169545 --- 2019-08-12 15:39:07 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  7362 15400
AE61FC 18-5879 / 18-20 LAC5879 2019-08-12 14:48:10 MC-130J United States USAF 
AE4A60 166696 CNV4681 2019-08-12 13:48:09 C-40A United States USNR | VR-56 [KNTU]  --- 40000
AE4A60 166696 --- 2019-08-12 13:48:09 C-40A United States USNR | VR-56 [KNTU]  --- 40000
AE5F38 169543 VVLL857 2019-08-12 02:30:04 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  --- 35000
AE5F38 169543 --- 2019-08-12 02:27:04 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  --- 35000

Monday, August 12, 2019

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 10-11 August 2019 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE0800 98-0054 BRONZE8 2019-08-11 22:09:04 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE0800 98-0054 --- 2019-08-11 22:06:03 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE5772 10-00256 PAT804 2019-08-11 21:39:06 C-12V United States -  
ADFF65 70-1549 --- 2019-08-11 15:21:05 T-38C United States 560thFTS?  
AE4E9F 166181 --- 2019-08-11 15:12:07 T-6B United States USN |  
AE0449 02-4452 ROLEO71 2019-08-11 15:12:07 C-32B United States NJ ANG | 108WG | 150SOS [KWRI]  --- 35000
AE0449 02-4452 --- 2019-08-11 15:12:07 C-32B United States NJ ANG | 108WG | 150SOS [KWRI]  --- 35000
AE57C6 169001 VVLL823 2019-08-11 14:21:04 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  --- 16100
AE4E14 11-5748 AEGIS60 2019-08-11 14:21:04 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]  

AE07CC 88-0266 RCH505T 2019-08-10 23:45:04 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE07CC 88-0266 --- 2019-08-10 23:45:04 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE04D9 165831 CNV4287 2019-08-10 21:33:05 C-40A United States USNR | VR-59 [KNFW]  
AE04D9 165831 --- 2019-08-10 21:30:05 C-40A United States USNR | VR-59 [KNFW]  
0AC967 - HK5329 2019-08-10 16:45:30 - Colombia -  --- 33025
0AC967 - --- 2019-08-10 16:42:30 - Colombia -  --- 33025
AE4E0A 08-5724 SHARK35 2019-08-10 15:48:29 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]  1367 28025
AE4E0A 08-5724 --- 2019-08-10 15:48:29 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AW [KDYS]  1367 28025
ADFE95 95-0096/95-0088 PAT545 2019-08-10 14:42:28 C-12R+ United States USARMY  
ADFE95 95-0096/95-0088 --- 2019-08-10 14:42:28 C-12R+ United States USARMY