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by NIGHTHAWK01
07 Jan 2019 20:22
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: U/VHF Logs Summary December 2018- Springfield MA Area
Replies: 0
Views: 190

U/VHF Logs Summary December 2018- Springfield MA Area

Springfield, Massachusetts monitoring area, period 12/1 thru 12/31/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type (ADS B Code if known)): CAP 1929 (Cessna, AD6652) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30)* DEMON 1 (F16?) EPIC 1, 2, 3 (F15's) FURY 59 (UH60)* FURY 76 (UH60) FURY 86 (UH60) GUARD COPTER 20133 (UH60) GUARD CO...
by NIGHTHAWK01
09 Dec 2018 23:46
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: U/VHF Logs Summary November 2018 Springfield MA Area
Replies: 0
Views: 167

U/VHF Logs Summary November 2018 Springfield MA Area

Springfield, Massachusetts Monitoring Area, period 11/1 thru 11/30/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type, ADS B (if known)): ASCOT 631 (C17A) BISON 82 (KC135R, AE07C1) CAP 606 (Cessna, ?) CAP 1924 (Cessna, ADAB64) CAP 1928 (Cessna, AD6AA) CAP 1929 (Cessna, AD6652) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30)* CAP 19...
by NIGHTHAWK01
09 Dec 2018 23:09
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: U/VHF Logs Summary October 2018 Springfield MA Area
Replies: 0
Views: 104

U/VHF Logs Summary October 2018 Springfield MA Area

Springfield, Massachusetts monitoring area, period 10/1/2018 thru 10/3/2018. CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type, ADS B Mode S (if known)): BACKY 95 HEAVY (KC135R) BOLT? 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 (F15's) FURY 22 (UH60) FURY 59 (UH60) FURY 76 (UH60)* FURY 81 (UH60) FURY 86 (UH60)* GRAD/GFON ?11 (?) GUARD ...
by NIGHTHAWK01
16 Nov 2018 14:40
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: U/VHF Logs Summary October 2018 Springfield MA Area
Replies: 0
Views: 318

U/VHF Logs Summary October 2018 Springfield MA Area

Springfield, MA monitoring area, period 10/1 thru 10/31/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type (if known), ADS-B Code (if known)): BACKY 95 HEAVY (KC135R) FURY 22 (UH60) FURY 59 (UH60) FURY 76 (UH60)* FURY 81 (UH60) FURY 86 (UH60)* GUARD COPTER 72296 (UH72A, AE2037)* HOSER 32 (KC135R, AE0226) HOSER 33 ...
by NIGHTHAWK01
14 Oct 2018 11:05
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Franklin County 800 MHz
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: Franklin County 800 MHz

Chris I agree with what you posted, it was in one of their meeting minutes for the service area. I really don't think they have good funding in ANY area and need to be very careful on any expenditures. The low band system worked ok for them for many years and I'm guessing they got some grant money f...
by NIGHTHAWK01
14 Oct 2018 10:55
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Military Aero Logs -- September 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Springfield MA U/VHF Military Aero Logs -- September 2018

Springfield, Massachusetts monitoring area, period 9/1 thru 9/30/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type, ADS B Code (if known)): ASCOT 6749 HEAVY (C17A, 43C208) BRISET 21 (UH72A, AE2036) CAP 1924 (CESSNA 182, ADAB64) CAP 1929 (CESSNA 172, AD6652) CAP 1931 (CESSNA 182, AF43F30)* COAST GUARD 101 (C37A, A...
by NIGHTHAWK01
12 Sep 2018 18:41
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- March 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- March 2018

Both "YANKEE" & "RHODY" with likely use their command post frequencies for air/air and air/ground (drop coordination). Even with lead aircraft talking with ATC, the aircraft following also monitor ATC and respond accordingly to leads instructions usually on the ATC frequency.
K
by NIGHTHAWK01
12 Sep 2018 18:34
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Barnes ANG Crash/Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Barnes ANG Crash/Fire

Most (if not all) of ANG Barnes radio nets are now encrypted (definitely security, fire, alert maintenance. I know some vehicles do have the VHF Aero Ground (121.7) they use BUT I'm not sure if the fire department chief uses that to coordinate with the tower on any response OR tower simucasts on ATC...
by NIGHTHAWK01
02 Sep 2018 12:01
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- August 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- August 2018

Springfield, MA Monitoring Area, period 8/1 thru 8/31/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type, ADS B Code (if known)): CAP 1915 (Cessna 172, A98EE0) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30) FURY 59 (UH60)* FURY 76 (UH60)* GUARD COPTER 72295 (UH72A) GUARD COPTER 72296 (UH72A, AE2036) HORACE (HORISH) 1 (2 F15's) KIL...
by NIGHTHAWK01
05 Aug 2018 11:33
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Monitoring High Flying USAF/USN Remote Piloted Vehicles
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Monitoring High Flying USAF/USN Remote Piloted Vehicles

An interesting monitoring target would be the long range remote piloted vehicles that both the USAF & USN utilize. The Air Force uses the MQ-4B Global Hawk and the Navy uses the MQ-4C Triton. I'm not aware of an AF east coast base for this rpv but the Navy uses it from a base located at Patuxent Riv...
by NIGHTHAWK01
05 Aug 2018 11:30
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- July 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- July 2018

Springfield, Massachusetts Monitoring Area, period 7/1 thru 7/31/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft Type/ADS B ID (If known)): CAP 605 (Cessna 172?) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30)* CAP 3122 (Cessna 206, A6F0C7) CHOPP 52 (C130, ADFE87) COAST GUARD 2308 (HC144A, AE223F) FURY 76 (UH60) FURY 86 (UH60) GOLDEN KNIG...
by NIGHTHAWK01
10 Jun 2018 12:46
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Military Aero Logs Summary -- May 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Springfield MA U/VHF Military Aero Logs Summary -- May 2018

Springfield, Massachusetts Monitoring Area, period 5/1 thru 5/31/2018: CALLSIGNS (TYPE AIRCRAFT/HELO, ADS B if known) CAP 1924 (Cessna 182?), CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30), CAP 2860 (?), FURY 76, 86 & 92 (UH60's), KILLER 1 (F15's), GUARD COPTER 296 (UH72A), GUARD COPTER 23922 (?), GUARD COPTER 88002...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 11:07
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Radio System Active
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Quabbin Reservoir Radio System Active

Well fishing season has started again so 159.435 Repeater is fairly active at the Quabbin Reservoir not only for maintenance operations but also for ranger coordination with the three fishing areas that can get quite busy at times with fishing enthusiasts. Also gull patrols can be heard on a regular...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 10:57
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Does Anyone Ever Use VHF FM Simplex Any More?
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Does Anyone Ever Use VHF FM Simplex Any More?

So does anyone ever use VHF simplex any more or is everyone just using low powered portables via the repeater. In the Springfield MA area, a simplex emergency net is held every Wednesday around 2000 hrs local on 146.42 (not .52), so amateurs can check out how well they could operate if all the local...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 10:51
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Central Dispatch Activity Southwestern Worcester County
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Central Dispatch Activity Southwestern Worcester County

Just wanted to make the point that monitoring 157.45 page/dispatch alert and 154.9125 Repeater always has a fair amount of radio activity on it for the Brookfields, New Braintree, Hardwick, Barre, Warren, Brimfield, Wales, Holland for fire/rescue and emergency medical services. It's very interesting...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 10:22
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Civil air patrol looking for volunteers radio communications/emergency svcs
Replies: 1
Views: 787

CIVIL AIR PATROL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS RADIO COMMUNICATIONS/EMERGENCY SVCS

The Westover Composite Squadron, located at Westover ARB, Chicopee MA is looking to recruit two assistant communications officers. A strong candidate would ideally have an amateur radio license (technician or higher) and would be willing to commit to attending weekday evening meetings at least twice...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 10:04
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: MSP Troop E to be eliminated
Replies: 36
Views: 4430

Re: MSP Troop E to be eliminated

It appears that E PATROL talk groups have disappeared and the various other troops in place are doing the dispatch. In the central MA area it appears that C10 is doing the dispatch for TP. It's too bad since before one could listen to one talk group for the majority of the turnpike. It will be inter...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 09:59
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- April 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- April 2018

Sorry again for the delay! Period 4/1 thru 4/30/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo type, ADS-b (if known)): GUARD 77296 (UH72) HAVOC 99 (C130) KILLER 1 (F15's)* FURY 56 (UH60) FURY 59 (UH60)* HAWK 21 (2 C130's) NOMAD 64 (CH47) PATRIOT 7 (UH60) PATRIOT 57 (UH60) PATRIOT 68 (UH60)* PATRIOT 76 (UH60)* PATR...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 09:57
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- March 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- March 2018

Sorry for the delay!! Period 3/1 thru 3/31/2018 CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo Type, ADS-B (if known)): CAP 1928 (Cessna 182) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30) FURY 22 (UH60)* FURY 32 (UH60) FURY 59 (UH60)* FURY 76 (UH60)* FURY 92 (UH60)* GUARD COPTER 23922 (UH72A) HAGAR 55 (C5M, AE0559)) KILLER 1 (F15's)** N...
by NIGHTHAWK01
08 Mar 2018 11:01
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- February 2018

CALL SIGN (aircraft/helo type, ADS B (if known)): CAP 1915 (Cessna 182, A98EEO) CAP 1929 (Cessna 172, AD6652) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A4F30)* COAST GUARD 2303 (HC144A, AE223A) DERBY 85 (C130, ADFE68) FRED 51 HEAVY (C5M, AE057A) FURY 59 (UH60)* FURY 76 (UH60) FURY 92 (UH60) FURY 93 (UH60) GUARD COPTER ...
by NIGHTHAWK01
07 Feb 2018 11:44
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Springfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- January 2018

Period 1/1 thru 1/31/2018: CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo type, ADS-B (if known)): CAP 1924 (Cessna 172?) CAP 1928 (Cessna 182?) CAP 1929 (Cessna 182, AD6652) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, AD43F30)* FURY 59 (UH60) FURY 72 (UH60) FURY 76 (UH60) FURY 89 (UH60) GUARD COPTER 2295 (UH72) HOSER 31 (KC10) HOSER 33 (KC10...
by NIGHTHAWK01
15 Jan 2018 18:17
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Ludlow PD Now DMR?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Ludlow PD Now DMR?

No more analog transmissions on 453.25. May be DMR.
K
by NIGHTHAWK01
07 Jan 2018 00:42
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- December 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- December 2017

Period 12/1 thru 12/31/2017: CALL SIGN (Type Aircraft/Helo, ADS-B (if known)): CANDO 02 (unk) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182, A43F30)* DECEE 41 (KC135R, AE041E) FURY 22 (UH60) HOSER 31 HEAVY (KC10?) KILLER 1 (F15's)** NOMAD 43 (CH47) NOMAD 84 (CH47) NOMAD 90 (CH47)* PATRIOT 57 (UH60) POLO 90 HEAVY (C17A, AE10...
by NIGHTHAWK01
02 Dec 2017 12:26
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Sprinfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- November 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Sprinfield MA Area Milair U/VHF Logs Summary -- November 2017

CALL SIGN (Aircraft/Helo type, ADS B) BOSOX 22 (UH60) CAP 603 (C182?) CAP 607 (C182?) CAP 1928 (Cessna 182?) CAP 1929 (Cessna 172) CAP 1931 (Cessna 182) CAP 9173 (GA 8, A5CC7F)* COAST GUARD 2303 (HC144A, AE223A) CODY 01 HEAVY (KC135,AE0685) DECEE 22 (KC135R, AE049A) FURY 76 (UH60) FURY 86 (UH60) FUR...
by NIGHTHAWK01
29 Nov 2017 21:27
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Monitoring Times Magazine Milcom Columns 1998-2013 Now Available From Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Monitoring Times Magazine Milcom Columns 1998-2013 Now Available From Amazon

Just in time for a holiday gift, Larry VH has published on Amazon (Kindle format) two volumes of all his MONTHLY Milcom columns for the period 1998 to 2013 that were published in the now defunct "Monitoring Times" magazine. Lots of great reference information in an easily readable, searchable format...