• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

National Cherry Festival/Blue Angels

Status
Not open for further replies.

gg750

Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
348
Location
Traverse City, MI
Hi all,

The 80th National Cherry Festival will be starting this coming Saturday in Traverse City. Should be some good listening for those of you in the area...things get a little busy when over a quarter of a million people inundate our town for a week. Also, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be present again this year for a couple of days (arriving sometime on the 27th or 28th, practicing the 29th and 30th, show is on the 1st and 2nd) and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good, reliable source for frequency information for these guys. I've found a coulple sites, but it's either too much to sort through or scetchy looking info. Any help would be great.

Thanks!

G
 

ncarpenter

Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2004
Messages
199
Location
Traverse City, MI
GG, do you happen to know any freqs for NCF portables? I know they rent their radios, and can't find anything registered in the FCC database! I'm hoping you can save me some time rather than searcing the UHF bands.

Thanks,

Nick

(btw, heard some action on 237.8 today, and something weak on 143.0) Hope that helps!
 

gg750

Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
348
Location
Traverse City, MI
I might be able to dig up a few. The company I work for is somewhat involved with the fest and they have a float in the parades. I know they were issued portables last year, but I didn't have a chance to get the freqs off them. I'll try to "borrow" one for a little while this week and see if I can figure them out.

I heard 2 BA freqs yesterday while they were practicing...273.300 (or 237.800) were the two solos, and 284.250 for the diamond group. I picked those up from my 2nd floor apartment near East Bay. However, I happen to be in an area they fly right over when turning around for another maneuver. There is probably more to hear near the airport. Speaking of the airport, I noticed that they don't let you get anywhere near them this year. They used to let you past the outer fence at the CG station and walk up to the inner fence. Sometimes, the pilots would stop over and talk to the kids. This year, you can't get past the outer fence, and their designated viewing area is in the back corner, where you really can't see squat. Why did they start doing that?

G
 

ncarpenter

Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2004
Messages
199
Location
Traverse City, MI
Paranoia? TSA? I have no idea. It's a matter of National Security, because the Blue Angels carry all those 'dangerous weapons' on their wings! pfft.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top