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    USAF Thunderbirds at Westfield this weekend

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    Doing more watching and chatting than monitoring but got these frequencies in use:
    235.2500 Thunderbirds U - 4 aircraft portion
    141.1750 Thunderbirds V - 2 aircraft portion
    413.2750 Thunderbirds talking
    123.1000 Air Boss
    123.4250 Skytypers

    I didn't try to monitor the FD or Security as they are normally encrypted. Westfield FD, 154.4300 (82.5) and PD 1, 859.9375 (114.8) both were locked up with outside interference so I didn't bother with any emergency services.
    It would have helped when Air Boss reported a plane fire at the end of the runway with a "Knock it Off". Turned out to be a response drill.
    Skytypers had a magneto issue they were working on after the practice.

    I would recommend going real early if you go Sunday (parking opens at 0630, gates at 0800) as there is only parking for 12,000 vehicles and they project 60,000 people each day. No overflow parking will be available. If it rains enough Saturday, I would expect Sunday to be crazy.
    Last edited by cdgordon; 08-11-2017 at 22:05. Reason: fixed UHF T'Bird freq

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    I am here right now at Barnes. All base VHF nets (USAF security/ usaf fire) are encrypted so forget listening to them.

    MSP-TRS Events 1 is the parking lots

    Events 2 EMS

    LOCPS-10 emergency management

    S-OPS 2 ?

    S-OPS-6 MSP Command post

    More to follow it's still early. No rain and significant overcast
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    Air Show Dispatch using Westfield PD F2 for Show traffic control but is now in P25 mode
    858.2375 $293 Westfield PD F2 (P25 new for Show)

    chris

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    Airshow is active listen on 123.100 as mentioned before at the airboss and enjoy the show

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    Anyone go to the Westfield air show today, any reports? How was traffic, parking, security? I am considering going on Sunday -- we have a toddler and a very pregnant mom, are beach carts allowed?

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    Actually MSP 800 mhz Trunking system EVENT 1 talk group (32784) is the channel being used for Airshow parking/traffic control, entry control points, and bus transportation from/to parking lots. Good information.
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    There is a live update for parking with % that each lot has left on the website. There is also a list of what is allowed and not allowed.
    https://www.westfieldairshow.org/ when gates open at 0630 they should turn on the web page.
    https://www.westfieldairshow.org/vis...rity-info-faq/ allowed/ not allowed items.

    chris

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