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by NIGHTHAWK01
04 Jun 2020 13:41
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Amateur Radio REACT -- Anybody Monitoring?!
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Amateur Radio REACT -- Anybody Monitoring?!

Those of you remember the old CB days with Channel 9 (and other local channels) monitoring for emergencies? Of course cell phones had yet to become a consumer service, so it was either land line telephone or some sort of radio system to call for help -- Citizen Band Radio was the choice at that time...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 May 2018 10:57
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Does Anyone Ever Use VHF FM Simplex Any More?
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

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
01 Oct 2017 12:01
Forum: New England ADS-B/Mode S/PlanePlotter
Topic: B-29 "FIFI" S-Mode
Replies: 1
Views: 6426

ADS-B is the transmitter category, Mode S is the mode capability for the ADS-B transmitter.
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by NIGHTHAWK01
27 Nov 2016 17:02
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Westover Metro/ARB (KCEF) New ATIS Frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Westover Metro/ARB (KCEF) New ATIS Frequency

New frequency is 127.525 (former frequency was 142.225).
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by NIGHTHAWK01
27 Nov 2016 16:54
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Westover Metro/ARB (KCEF) New ATIS Frequency
Replies: 0
Views: 1662

Westover Metro/ARB (KCEF) New ATIS Frequency

New Air Traffic Information Service (ATIS) frequency at Westover ARB, KCEF is: 127.525 (no longer 142.225)

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by NIGHTHAWK01
17 Sep 2016 21:41
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: UMass Football Contract Support Aircraft
Replies: 0
Views: 2673

UMass Football Contract Support Aircraft

Apparently FIU, Golden Panthers flew into (EASTERN 9457) on Friday and just departed Westover/Metro back to Miami (2131 hrs local) this time with contract aircraft was EASTERN 5781 (AC2C850, Boeing 737).

Check out the UMass football schedule to get an idea of which other teams will be flying in
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by NIGHTHAWK01
24 Aug 2015 21:42
Forum: New England ADS-B/Mode S/PlanePlotter
Topic: Milcom Blog Military Mode S Missing Hex Codes
Replies: 0
Views: 2520

Milcom Blog Military Mode S Missing Hex Codes

Please refer to the presentation at: http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/2015/08/mode-s-address-holes.html IMHO some these may be related to remote piloted vehicles. For those of you next to military training ranges and air spaces it might be worth your effort to take the lists posted and check your data ...
by NIGHTHAWK01
19 Mar 2015 18:24
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting activity on 123.100
Replies: 5
Views: 5307

CAP has no authority to utilize 123.10 within its' internal operations. It can only use that channel and other Multicom VHF air channels for coordination with other organizations.
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by NIGHTHAWK01
12 Jun 2014 17:59
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Recent Outage Update
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

There's quite a difference in performance. Prior to shut down page loads were VERY, VERY slow. Today VERY, VERY fast! Wondering if there's something on the internet that was causing part of the problem? Glad to see the site back in operation!!! I know the owner and the moderators work very hard to m...
by NIGHTHAWK01
15 Apr 2014 00:00
Forum: New England ADS-B/Mode S/PlanePlotter
Topic: Text Log Doesn't Log Actually Data
Replies: 0
Views: 1921

Text Log Doesn't Log Actually Data

I've set up the text log to dump every one minute to the same file that will change at the end of the day. When I check the log it only has multiple entries of the screen columns e.g. ADS Reg. Flight Lat. Long. Alt. Course Speed Time Msg Type Sqwk ADS Reg. Flight Lat. Long. Alt. Course Speed Time Ms...
by NIGHTHAWK01
13 Apr 2014 20:55
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: New Purchase Unable to Get Any Mode S Software to Run!
Replies: 3
Views: 2391

Thank your for the suggestions, I did install the RTL1090 which has a decoder and than installed the Plane Plotter which appears to be a more advanced software for effectively monitoring ADS-B.
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by NIGHTHAWK01
12 Apr 2014 17:03
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: New Purchase Unable to Get Any Mode S Software to Run!
Replies: 3
Views: 2391

New Purchase Unable to Get Any Mode S Software to Run!

Recently purchased the Noo Elect R820T & DVB-T NESDR mini. The SDR Sharp software works fine and I can tune in individual stations without issues. The issue is how to install the plug in (and I would assume additional software) that allows the unit to decode mode S. Ideally I'd like to use the plug ...
by NIGHTHAWK01
19 Oct 2013 14:55
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Enroute Aviation Guide E Book
Replies: 0
Views: 2218

North American Enroute Aviation Guide E Book

"Wow, got to admit for a price just a bit more than a large cup of coffee, this guide is packed with concise frequency information that one can readily use. It also provides a concise explanation of the organization of the Air Route Traffic Control Centers. As a daily monitor of milcom/milair and ci...
by NIGHTHAWK01
28 Jul 2013 20:20
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: MTARA's Soapstone Mountain Repeater Moved
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

MTARA's Soapstone Mountain Repeater Moved

Apparently the Mt Tom Amateur Repeater Association's 147.00 mhz Repeater, on Soapstone Mountain in CT has been moved to a new site in Granville, MA. Should be interesting to see what coverage is obtained from that location, especially to the border areas of CT and everything south/southwest of Inter...
by NIGHTHAWK01
02 May 2013 20:51
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: 126.225 Transmitter Location?
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Someone representing to be in the "know" stated that this is a remote transmitter on Mount Tom in Holyoke, MA. The FAA public information does not list any transmitters located on Mt Tom Holyoke. HOWEVER, monitoring of the ground side seems to confirm the same monitoring/coverage parameters & signal...
by NIGHTHAWK01
05 Jan 2013 15:13
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Transit Civil Air Patrol Aircraft Air/Air Comms
Replies: 3
Views: 2960

Transit Civil Air Patrol Aircraft Air/Air Comms

Interestingly CAP 3730 (self ID'd as a Cessna 172), ID'd to Flight Watch (on 122.00) enroute from Fitchburg to Harrisburg (PA) at Flight level 6.5K, giving a PIREP while flying over Westover ARB. After the PIREP also noted check in with Bradley approach control 125.35 and there's was some informal c...
by NIGHTHAWK01
31 Dec 2012 13:32
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: 126.225 Transmitter Location?
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

126.225 Transmitter Location?

Interestingly today at home with a simple portable antenna on the back of the BCD 996T I'm picking up the base side (as well as the aircraft side) of Boston ARTCC. Additionally the base side of 370.9 is also being heard.
Some sort of short skip?
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by NIGHTHAWK01
23 Dec 2012 16:21
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: RACES to be decommisioned april 1st transitioning to ACS
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

RACES in WMass has very little community participation. Southwick is organized, Springfield has three hams in the Emergency Management EOC, and couple of other towns utilize the amateur radio members to assist in their EOC or shelter operations. At least in WMass the RACES program never really got o...
by NIGHTHAWK01
23 Dec 2012 15:30
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: ACARS Transmissions Monitoring ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3346

ACARS Transmissions Monitoring ?

Anyone actively monitoring ACARS transmissions in the New England Area? ACARS information can be found at: http://www.acarsd.org/ACARS_frequencies.html I was utilizing ACARS-D software prior to Windows 7 (home edition) but never seemed to be able to get that software to work after an upgrade to W7. ...
by NIGHTHAWK01
23 Dec 2012 15:23
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Westover Metro New Unicom Frequency
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

Westover Metro New Unicom Frequency

Westover Metropolitan Airport Services "Metro Air Service" (the civilian side of the field) now has a new frequency for UNICOM: 122.95 Aircraft utilize this frequency to contact the fuel truck and/or for aircraft taxi/parking assistance. Looks like Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, coordinated the li...