2008 Chicago Air and Water Show

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k9rzz

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Hows the traffic on the freeway (294)? I need to get to Downer's Grove both Saturday and Sunday from up here in Wisconsin. Sounds like I better leave early.
 

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Anyone know when the Blue Angels will be performing on Saturday?
 

WCWC

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Hows the traffic on the freeway (294)? I need to get to Downer's Grove both Saturday and Sunday from up here in Wisconsin. Sounds like I better leave early.
You are well west of all of the action and traffic on 294. I'd worry more about construction delays if any.

Ted, THANKS for all of the freqs. I'm a long time lurker (more at CARMA) and can't tell you how much I appreciate the info you have posted over the years (and yes, I mean YEARS!)
 

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Saturday Report

The CARMA monitoring post and picnic site was active from 0630 - 1830
Hrs on Saturday. We had about a dozen folks with us during the day and
I want to thank them all for coming to the spot for the show. It was a
great show. Must have been an attendance record for the show, by Noon
it was essentially SRO from south of North Avenue beach all the way
north to Diversey and beyond - amazing. It was also one of the
smoothest running shows I've ever attended. My hat's off to Rudi
Malnati and the City of Chicago, especially to CPD.

I did a radio survey of our post this year. Our gear included:

Two AOR AR8200's
Yaesu VX-120
Three Yaesu VX-7R's
Yaesu FT-60
Icom R5
Icom R2
Radio Shack Pro-95
Radio Shack Pro-96
Radio Shack Pro-2036
Two Radio Shack Pro-97's
Three Radio Shack Pro-43's
Two Radio Shack Pro-2045's
Uniden BC780XLT
Uniden BC330XLT
Three Uniden 396's
Two Motorola MTS-2000's (VHF & UHF)
Yupiteru MVT-7100
Two Optoelectronics Scouts
One twenty foot fiberglass mast
One six foot steel mast
One 5/8 wave base loaded two meter vertical (for 145.770 at 5 watts)

Special thanks to my wife Kim for coming to the show despite being ill
and feeding us all. Special welcome to all our excellent new comers,
hope you enjoyed our party and decide to join us again next year.

Confirmed frequency report:

AM Mode Stuff
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134.100 / 257.200 Platform (show control)
126.800 / 308.400 Chicago Radar show arrival / departure
125.600 / 256.700 Gary Tower
123.150 Show discrete
123.475 Golden Knights primary
123.500 Golden Knights alternate
234.500 T-38 Talons air to air
376.025 USAF ACC Demos discrete
123.900 Collaborators discrete
123.575 Lima Lima air to air
275.350 Blue Angels Delta
237.800 Blue Angels Diamond
284.250 Blue Angels Solos
305.500 Blue Angels Fat Albert

FM Mode Stuff
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467.3250 (151.4) Staff UHF Rentals (channel 2)
462.5250 (151.4) Staff UHF Rentals (admin)
157.1500 USCG
477.5125 (P25) CFD EMS
458.0750 (210.7) Lifeguard Supervisors
460.2500 (162.2) CPD Citywide 6 event primary
460.5250 (179.9) CPD Channel 5 unit to unit simplex
460.1500 (114.8) CPD Zone 4 1st and 18th districts
460.3000 (131.8) CPD CW7 Traffic Management Aides
145.7700 (151.4) CARMA Command Post simplex
142.6125 (000.0) Blue Angels Comm Cart

Happy Air Show Scanning! - The CARMA Team
 

kc9fsa

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Thanks to all for all the great information. It was a grate show. I didn't get I chance to come say hi to everybody although I really wanted to. maybe next year, I can't make it out on Sun.
 
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WCWC

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I thought I heard at Saturday's show that the Blue Angels had a mechanical problem with one of the planes. I also noticed the "Boss" was flying a plane without a tail number. I only had my Pro-95 at the beach, so I couldn't pick up anything but the 142.6125 freq. I thought I understood that they had to take the #1 plane back to Gary for the spare.

Anyone have any news on that?
 

chuckyb

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During the run-up prior to takeoff on runway 30, the boss had a compressor stall. He switched to a spare plane and took off after about a 20 minute delay.
 

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