Sunday, January 22, 2023

The 2022 Milcom Files - TSM Edition - Now Available on Amazon

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.

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.

Teak Publishing Company is pleased to announce the release of their latest eBook in the TSM Milcom Archive series – The Spectrum Monitor Volume 5 (2022) by Amazon best-selling author Larry Van Horn.

Some of the topics covered in this new book during 2022 include:

• Monitoring the Russian-Ukrainian War

• Mystery Russian HF Military Stations

• Monitoring Russia's Long-Range Aviation HF Nets

• Monitoring NATO Stanag 4285 digital transmissions

• U.S. Navy's Area 51

• A Sky Full of E-6Bs Command Post

• E-4B “Doomsday” Aircraft Serve as National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC);

• Fill'er Up and Don't Forget the Green Stamps (US Aerial Refueling Freqs, Routes, and


• Monitoring the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Fleet

• DoD VHF High Band Air Ops Assignments

• Milcom Military Base Profiles

• Military Callsigns and ADBS Hex Codes

• Bonus Material: The Spectrum Monitor 2022 Air Show Guide

• Bonus Material – The Teak Action Bands (LW-MW-HF) Military Frequency List –

  Hundreds of discrete U.S. and some foreign military frequencies. 

The latest Milcom Files - TSM Milcom edition 273-page eBook is available now on Amazon at for just US$4.99.

A complete index to all pf Larry’s TSM columns and links to each year’s Milcom Archives E-Books is available on the Milcom Monitoring Post blog at

 Larry Van Horn N5FPW has been a radio hobbyist for nearly 60 years listening to world events and monitoring military radio communications. He has spent over 41 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 now 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 e-Books by 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 Book Two covers the period 2007 to 2013

In 2017 Larry joined the Spectrum Monitor writing staff where he continues to chronicle military monitoring in his monthly TSM Milcom column. Now he is publishing all his monthly TSM Milcom columns (2017-2022) at Amazon in the Kindle eBook format. All the books in The Milcom Series archives are available at

If you are interested in monitoring military comms. own a scanner, shortwave radio, or have an Internet connection for web software-defined radio (SDR) monitoring, then the Milcom Files are a “must” reference for the radio library shelf.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books is available on the company website at Information on other publications by Larry is available on his author’s page at Amazon

 Other Milcom Internet resources by the author include:

Milcom Monitoring Post blog

Btown Monitoring Post Blog

From the Static YouTube site

From the Static Twitter feed @MilcomMP

 Customer review of a previous edition of the Milcom Archives:

 “Larry has done an excellent job in his books, each and every one of them is excellent material for listeners. You will find nothing better.”