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#1 Post by KB1RCC » 13 Jun 2010 21:09

The Rhode Island Air Show is less then two weeks away. I plan to be there on Saturday with my scanners. If the weather is good I may go back again for Sunday. This year the thunderbirds will be there.

Anybody else Planning on going?

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#2 Post by KB1FJR » 14 Jun 2010 14:47

Yes. This year however, I am not even going to focus on scanning the area RISCON system.
Coverage is choppy and only the EMA and DMAT Medical team (ENC) use it.

I am going to have once scanner doing the Base PD/FD

Then on the other scanner the Tower (which is pretty quiet and mostly is used as a Director Channel) Example Rhody C-130 is up next, clear for take off, along with air to air frequencies. I will be updating that .pdf file I posted in the 2009 RI Air Show Thread.

It also will be interesting to say the least on how the RI SP will be operating on the RISCON now. I don't understand the interoperability at the airshow. It seems to me every agency (RI SP, ANG Police, Local Police) are all on their own local channels and are working through the RI EMA command post to forward requests.

Instead of setting up an I-Tac Repeater or gateway patch.

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#3 Post by KB1RCC » 14 Jun 2010 16:19

I am probably going to monitor the RISCON on the way in to see how well my new 396xt works with p25. Once I get there I will have one radio on ground and tower, and possibly security. My 396 will be covering all the performers. Especially the thunder birds P25 Frequencies. I would think with that inter-op tent they have set up they would be able to get something set-up. The technology is there.

Here is what I have in the scanner already.
http://www.scan-norfolk.22web.net/index.php?p=1_40
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#4 Post by KB1FJR » 21 Jun 2010 06:01

Here is the updated from 2009 Scan List for the 2010 RI Air Show which is Saturday June 26th and Sunday June 27th.

http://www.riairshow.org
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#5 Post by KB1RCC » 21 Jun 2010 08:45

Thanks For the info! I was just trying to find last years PDF that you made. I will put these in my scanner.
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#6 Post by KB1FJR » 21 Jun 2010 10:42

Here is the basic list anyone would need who just wants to monitor the basics on the base.

143.3875 R Quonset ANGB Police 151.4 Dispatch (99% of Police activity makes its way to this Frequency)
141.9125 S Quonset ANGB Fire 151.4 ARFF Dispatch
126.350 Quonset Tower (By listening to the Tower you can hear who is up next, example Rhody 101 Clear for take off, Hey that is a C-130 and its up next!)

Going more in depth:

I am not really focusing on monitoring the RISCON TRS this year, it is too much work and 99% of any interesting base police/fire stuff is on the ANG Police and fire frequencies.

As usual I do not expect any I-Tac or gateway style patch between the RI SP/ANG Police or North Kingstown Police working the detail. In the command post messages are relayed via the respective agencies dispatchers to the command post which then calls the other agencies respective dispatchers (This is what I think happens). RI State Police are making the transition from VHF to RISCON this year also.

EMS is provided by private ambulances and the RI State DMAT/MCI EMS teams (under a state activation) . Last year they used RISCON TG ENCRYPTED 220 "Health 1" as evidenced by the Alpha Tag on the Radios. Your not missing much here. Most injuries are heat related and other common medical problems.

Stay Hydrated on the Flight line! Also use common sense when it comes to the sun. Quonset is nice because its right next to the Ocean so there is usually a nice sea breeze.

Fire is provided by the ANG ARFF Fire Department.

North Kingstown Fire usually isn't on scene.

For any RISCON enthusiasts out there, I would watch the Areawide TGs or even for new RI SP TGs for a "Special Event" TG, since it would be foolish for the RI SP to tie up the Statewide Tactical (now ENC) TG with a large event like this.

The RI Air Show is also one of RI's largest yearly events attendance wise.

*Also if some one could verify that the ANG Police and Fire Frequencies are Still Analog that would be appreciated*

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#7 Post by joekay1 » 23 Jun 2010 21:21

I just heard that Ch 10 WJAR TV Providence RI will have a special on the RI Air Show this
Friday at 7pm.

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#8 Post by N1BHH (Silent Key) » 24 Jun 2010 00:33

joekay1 wrote:I just heard that Ch 10 WJAR TV Providence RI will have a special on the RI Air Show this
Friday at 7pm.

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They probably will be spending the day with the Thunderbirds and some of the featured pilots. Sean D. Tucker is one that they'll profile, most likely.
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#9 Post by KB1FJR » 24 Jun 2010 15:03

It looks as if I have everything covered Mil Air wise on the list.

376.025 is listed as a Primary Frequency for the military flight teams not part of the show (Example F-22/B-52, etc,) I heard activity on this one last year. (Source Monitoring times March 2010)

The A-10 East Demonstration Team will be preforming also!

http://www.acc.af.mil/aerialevents/a10east/index.asp

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#10 Post by kenny » 24 Jun 2010 15:08

The T-Birds are in the area now, 141.075AM

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#11 Post by ScanBoston » 24 Jun 2010 15:59

Whats the best ham channels for all talk to eachother while on the base and maybe a repeater for driving in? Do they have any restrictions on two-way radios or scanners? Any parking tips... etc. Lets get everyone together! Any quiet 440 machines that cover the whole base?

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#12 Post by KB1RCC » 24 Jun 2010 17:55

I have never had a problem with the security. Although I keep the radios in my pockets while I am walking in. My tip for parking is to get there early just like everything else, but they do have buses to far away parking lots. I would say we could all use calling channel 446.000 to talk to everyone.
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#13 Post by KB1FJR » 24 Jun 2010 21:58

I'll be there earlier around 0800 or so. 446.000 would work fine for me. There really aren't any 440 Machine that could cover the base area well. Most are too far the way or off the air.

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#14 Post by ScanBoston » 25 Jun 2010 07:40

Lets use 446.200S 131.8 on site This is the standard GEMOTO simplex channel so it's in many Hams radios in the Boston Area.

For the journey in NE Repeaters shows the following repeaters within 10 miles from the site. Anyone have a favorite??
Exeter, RI 146.985 67.0 KA1RCI 4.2 TS KA1RCI Net
Exeter, RI 147.165 67.0 N1VDJ 4.2 or 151.4: IDs as W1TMZ
Exeter, RI 443.850 141.3 AA1PL 4.2 TS RIAFMRS Net
West Greenwich, RI 444.050 151.4 K1AST 7.7
West Greenwich, RI 449.9375 D244 W1WNS 7.7 2.5 k FM
Newport, RI 146.880 100.0 WC1R 9.1
Newport, RI 448.325 186.2 KC2GDF 9.1 TS

Too bad the Cumberland 900 is still down...

I'll be there Saturday depending on weather,
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#15 Post by ecps92 » 25 Jun 2010 10:46

The Flying Schedule will become available to the public as we get closer to the Air Show. Until then you can be sure to see amazing performances by the following acts!

0900 - Gates Open
1000 - Opening Flag Jump - Black Daggers
1010 - Tucker Teaser - Sean D. Tucker
1020 - Kevin Coleman Air Shows
1030 - Kent Pietsch
1040 - Rhode Warriors - C-130J Demo
1055 - John Klatt - ANG
1110 - F-18 Hornet Demo
1125 - Mike Goulian
1140 - Kent Pietsch
1150 - Black Daggers
1200 - Vandy 1 - Hak Hickman
1215 - Red Bull Air Force Jump Team
1225 - Kent Pietsch
1235 - Chuck Aaron - Red Bull Helicopter
1250 - John Klatt - ANG
1305 - A-10 Demo
1320 - Mike Goulian
1335 - F-18 Hornet Demo
1350 - Sean D. Tucker
1405 - Combined Arms Demo
1430 - Thunderbirds

The schedule is the same for both Saturday and Sunday. Get here early so you don't miss a minute of the EXCITING action! Remember that this schedule is subject to change.
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#16 Post by pete » 25 Jun 2010 14:58

Thunderbirds up right now on 141.075 AM doing a practice flight.
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#17 Post by KB1RCC » 25 Jun 2010 19:43

Today I climbed up a hill and listened to my air show bank. I am able to confirm the KOQU PD 143.3875 is still analog. I also heard red bull helicopter on 123.15.
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#18 Post by KB1FJR » 26 Jun 2010 01:01

I will be there Early for 0745 to 0815 time frame I also heard the "lead" thunderbird who gives formation orders on the same frequency. While in Worcester today.

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#19 Post by rry4488 » 26 Jun 2010 16:24

like usual, 123.15 was used between the pilots and the airshow announcers, 383.30 was used by the 143rd C-130s, and 36.80 was used by the black hawk helos.

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#20 Post by KB1FJR » 26 Jun 2010 20:04

Everything above as noted.

122.925 Was in use for one of the civilian performers.

A lot less RISCON in use too. Besides the RI State Police.

DMAT (the medical team guys) were using 452.3125R DPL 023 (I can't imagine what we did in the days before close call). Everyone had a UHF portable a couple of people had a RISCON Portable.

North Kingstown Fire checked into the command post on the RISCON North Kingstown Fire talk group saying that if needed to respond to base they would be using SOUTHWIDE 4 (which is ENC) and an unknown talk group. More on that in the RISCON Thread.

Each agency had a representative at the command post and operated on their own agencies frequency.

I didn't hear any thing on the Black Daggers frequencies.

I didn't hear anything on the UHF Frequency of 376.025 that I heard last year (the tower and 123.150 seemed to be in use more)

It was really cool hearing the UH-60s on 36.800 PL 151.4 FM

A slightly smaller show compared to last years SUPER SHOW (which had the Blue Angels, Snow Birds, and F-22 and Osprey).

I brought my crappy FDC UHF Portable. The radio kept resetting on me. So when I transmitted it shut off. Piece of trash. I can't believe with all of the stuff I have around here at KB1FJR Radio headquarters I still lack a decent UHF Portable. This is because we mostly use VHF out in South Central MA.

Next Air Show for me is Pease ANGB in Portsmouth, NH

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#21 Post by KB1RCC » 27 Jun 2010 18:00

I may go to Pease, but it is the week of Boxboro ham convention. The week before (21st & 22nd) is the Westfield air show out in western MA. I will be attending that one because of the many military demos. I just can't get enough of the jet engines. According to the website the there will be A-10, C-130, C-17, C-5, F-16, F-18, HH-60 and F-18 Demos. The website claims they will be there as demos. I hope they are right! The Thunder Birds will be attending.

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