As a service to my readers, the list below is a complete index to every column I have written in TSM to date. You can order individual issues of TSM from the magazine's website at https://www.thespectrummonitor.com/. Individual issues are available for purchase at $3.00 each.
For those of you looking for my annual air show guide, you will find it available in the March issue of The Spectrum Monitor. That article is now available on the TSM website.
June 2018 Monitor the 380-399.9 MHz Radio Spectrum; DoD Trunk Radio Systems; Nationwide Inter Squad Radio (ISR) simplex frequencies; Wideband frequency assignments. Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: UHF EAM frequencies.
July 2018 Monitoring Military Hurricane Communications
August 2018 Military UHF Air Traffic Control Frequencies; Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Program 121.5 and 243.0 MHz in your scanner.
September 2018 Monitoring the Veterans of the Cold War (Air Force B-52s); FAA Frequency Updates, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: 380-400 MHz recognizing aviation and LMR frequency assignments.
October 2018 Monitoring the U.S. Coast and the COTHEN HF Radio Network, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Keep a close watch on 255.400 MHz.
November 2018 FAA Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities. Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Program VHF and UHF frequencies
December 2018 Monitoring Santa Claus, NORAD, and Combat Air Patrols, FAA TRACON Facilities/Frequencies, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Keep the VHF/UHF emergency, calling freq programmed in your scanner.
January 2019 Monitors Guide to NAS Whiting Field and Training Wing Five. Coast Guard, DHS S&T Venture into Space with Polar Scout Launch, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Proper programming of milair frequencies. Do not share milair with public safety or civilian air frequencies in one scanner.
February 2019 Aircraft Spotting in the Digital Age, The Virtual Radar Screen is Listening Magic, Monitoring DoD ADS-B Traffic, Monitoring ADS-B Equipped Aircraft Online, What do you need to monitor ADS-B? Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: 380-400 MHz LMR Trunk System
March 2019 Monitoring the Venezuela Military, Monitoring the 180 Fighter Wing, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: 138-150.6 MHz Monitor Tips
April 2019 Monitoring the Pakistan-India Navies (HF/VHF/UHF/Satellites), Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Using Online SDRs to monitor crisis' and overcome poor props.
May 2019 Monitoring the 14th Fighter Training Wing, Military Call Sign List, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Using two scanners for VHF/UHF aero monitoring.
June 2019 WWV/WWVH has a provisional broadcast timeslot for DoD, Monitoring Government/Military Aircraft in the VHF Aircraft Band, Find the Air Show Airboss, The Digital Modes on VHF Air, The Civilian VHF Air Band Plan, The Special Use Frequencies – Now a Mystery, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: 22ARW AR Discretes.
July 2019 Monitoring the Air Route Traffic Control Centers, How does an ARTCC work? Special Use Airspace, Atlanta ARTCC Sectors/Frequencies, The Special Use Frequencies – An Update, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Be sure to monitor the ARTCC RCAG BUECs.
August 2019 New way to monitor the military on January 1, 2020, Why is the FAA moving the ADS-B? So, what does that mean for the Milcom monitor? ADS-B News, USAF Research Labs HF ALE Systems, High-Flyer Freqs Still in Use, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: EAMs
September 2019 Phantoms in the Desert, Nevada Test Training Range, Nellis AFB, Red Flag, Green Flag-West, USAF Weapons School, and other Nellis based units, Creech AFB, Tonopah Test Range, Area 51, Phantoms of the Desert Frequency List, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Frequencies/Usages vs UHF assignments.
October 2019 Monitoring the Weather, the Old Fashion Way, What is Facsimile? Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) format, What you need to receive? When and where to hear Coast Guard fax broadcast, Monitoring MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Monitoring Fax transmissions for “free.”
November 2019 DoD Aerial refueling Frequencies, Rules for Tanking, Aerial Refueling Terminology, Tracks, and Anchor Frequencies, Establish Tracks, Random Aerial Refueling Frequencies: Continental, Alaska, Atlantic, Canada, and the Caribbean, Milcom Monitoring Tip of the Month: Programming AR Frequencies.