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Maryland Fleet Week October 10-17, 2016

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The inaugural Maryland Fleet Week will be held in the Baltimore Region from October 10-17. There was some discussion in another thread about this and thought it would be good to have one central thread.

From what I have heard testing and systems used in the past during Sailabration, I would expect the following to be used:

Maryland FiRST
Baltimore City System
CMARC
Marine/USCG Frequencies
Air Show Frequencies
700mhz Aviation/Medevac/Air Frequencies (used during the air show last time).

Fleet Week | Visit Maryland
 

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Rgr that should be busy week..
I check on APRS Finland website at times to log vessels in and out of area.
Assume some Navy vessels will transit C+D canal near here as well..
Sometimes US Navy ships will show name on APRS and others just say USS ship etc.
Zoom in and out and move around etc to track vessels and set your home area location.
Zoom in on Balt harbor for lots of ships..
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Also
MarineTraffic: Global Ship Tracking made easy | AIS Marine Traffic
is a good site for AIS

Rgr that should be busy week..
I check on APRS Finland website at times to log vessels in and out of area.
Assume some Navy vessels will transit C+D canal near here as well..
Sometimes US Navy ships will show name on APRS and others just say USS ship etc.
Zoom in and out and move around etc to track vessels and set your home area location.
Zoom in on Balt harbor for lots of ships..
Google Maps APRS
 

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Navy Fleetweek currently in San Fransisco this weekend also with Blue Angels before they shift this way next week.. Some aerial freq reports from friend Greg in the Bay area.

126.4 Air Boss, Blue Knights C130,
121.05 Lucas Oil
333.3 Canadian CF-18
376.025 USAF F-22
136.95 Breitling Jets
275.35 Blue Angels show center
251.6 BA solos off center
237.8 BA use unknown
284.25 Reported BA freq but not confirmed
Fat Albert C-130T is offline for remainder of season replaced by a spare C-130.

Martin State looks busy as well for airshow so think I will go there,a lot closer..
http://www.visitmaryland.org/article/martin-state-airport-open-house
 
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Blue Angels show update from yesterdays list via Greg.

275.35 Diamond off show center
251.6 Show center for all
237.8 Solos 5 & 6 off show center
 

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I upload to aprs.fi when I can. I'll try to let my AIS setup run as much as I can during this event.


Rgr that should be busy week..
I check on APRS Finland website at times to log vessels in and out of area.
Assume some Navy vessels will transit C+D canal near here as well..
Sometimes US Navy ships will show name on APRS and others just say USS ship etc.
Zoom in and out and move around etc to track vessels and set your home area location.
Zoom in on Balt harbor for lots of ships..
Google Maps APRS
 
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Blue Angels usually do a practice show the day before the big show when they are in Annapolis, wonder if they'll do one in Baltimore on Friday.
 

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Sounds like MPs are working security detail on Baltimore City TRS FDPD talkgroup.
 

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Blue Angels usually do a practice show the day before the big show when they are in Annapolis, wonder if they'll do one in Baltimore on Friday.
Yeah that would be their normal routine.. I would bet on it.
Guess will be inbound Martin State by Thursday afternoon.. Maybe hit home at Pensacola
before trip up here?
 

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Looks like those guys went to FDDPW - bunch of unknown east asian language speakers on VHF 81A drowning them out through the patch.
 

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Looks like those guys went to FDDPW - bunch of unknown east asian language speakers on VHF 81A drowning them out through the patch.
Chit-chat between moored commercial shipping - you get it from time-to-time when there are ships in the Annapolis anchorage.
 

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FiRST Talkgroups Activity:
MD Tac-4 - Various Command Personnel/Units Testing
MD Tac-6 - Patch from Baltimore City System
MDTAP BWI Airport Tac
MDTAP Detachment Commanders
8271 - Unknown - Marine 1?
8272 - Unknown - Marine 2?
8273 - Unknown - Marine 3?
8274 - Unknown - Encrypted - Marine 4?

There was some discussion on another talkgroup about Marine Talkgroups being added recently. I think those might be it?
 
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K3ARS is over by Chestertown, by the Kent County Detention Center. They have a pretty good range, but apparently they have trouble hearing Inner Harbor boats, and apparently there isn't as much data being provided on aprs.fi as Marinetraffic.com, etc. Since I switched from using Shipplotter to decode to AISRecWin, and upgraded to one of the new V3 dongles (Buy RTL-SDR Dongles (RTL2832U) - rtl-sdr.com) my range increased dramatically.

The beacon on the top right is just east of Philadelphia, but the weather today made that happen...I don't see it all the time. The one on the bottom left is Mt. Vernon/Fort Belvoir area. 78A is down by Prince Frederick.




I see your feed is up and running on Fi very well.Normally see K3ARS feed of ships near Baltimore
but guess your location has that area covered well.

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This morning on APRS see (Can warship 704) just south of Ches Bay bridge.
Maybe waiting for fellow Canadian Navy ships to arrive or daylight.
Many tallships also off Canton area of Port including our own Chestertown Sultana :)
 
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