257.050 Deep Freeze Ops

Status
Not open for further replies.

brandon

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
3,483
Location
SoCal
Looks like they are using 257.050 as of late. Ice 04 was noted passing position report w/ Mac Centre.
 

n0nhp

Member
Feed Provider
Joined
Dec 1, 2005
Messages
749
Location
Grand Junction
Another link you might find interesting
The USAP Portal: Science and Support in Antarctica - McMurdo Station Webcams
From the Arrival Heights camera, a road is visible leading directly away from the camera across the sea ice. At the end of the road, barely visible is the Sea Ice Runway. According to reports I have seen this year, the plan is to not use the sea ice runway and have all flights arrive and depart Pegasus (aka the Blue Ice runway), however it looks like they have prepared for contingencies.

Bruce, Comm Tech Operation Deep Freeze 1998-2004
 

SCPD

QRT
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
0
Location
Virginia
Looks like they are using 257.050 as of late. Ice 04 was noted passing position report w/ Mac Centre.
You guys on the West coast are lucky! The PAC SATS have the most in the clear traffic. The LANT birds are just cluttered with pirates. Very little of anything else.
 

whitenoise

Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2004
Messages
44
Lot's of activity yesterday and today. I have posted recordings from yesterday in same post as earlier.
 

brandon

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
3,483
Location
SoCal
They are back on satcom using 261.725. Ice 29 and Deep Freeze Ops monitored this evening.
 

n0nhp

Member
Feed Provider
Joined
Dec 1, 2005
Messages
749
Location
Grand Junction
That would be the final flights returning personnel from the Ice. The freighter and tanker have offloaded their cargo and the Coast Guard is on it's way to rescue a stuck ship. Time to button up for the winter.
At one point there was talk about keeping two or so plane loads of personnel in McM until the end of March to do some late season science. I have not seen any updates on whether that is happening. When I was there, as soon as we saw the Ice Breaker, it was time to start packing and shipping things north. The end of the season was near.
 

VK3RX

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
297
Location
Australia
I'll have a listen over this way on 261.725.

Glad they've gone back to that frequency, because I'm receiving data on 257.050 :)

FWIW I'm down in SE Australia, and use a 14 element Yagi designed for 240-270MHz with an Advanced Receiver MSP240-270VDG-160-C masthead amp.

The system picks up the Pacific birds around 172E quite well.
 

brandon

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
3,483
Location
SoCal
Ice 31 monitored this afternoon with Base Ops and Mac Centre on 261.725.

I use same preamp combo for both my antennas and it's fantastic. I highly recommend their products.
 

VK3RX

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
297
Location
Australia
ICE 32 working Deep Freeze Ops on 261.725MHz @ 232332 UTC

Aircraft reporting poor weather @ Pegasus and debating landing or other options.
 

mancow

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Feb 19, 2003
Messages
6,349
Location
N.E. Kansas
Maybe one of you out West would consider a proscan feed for the rest of us. The PAC sat is like 1 degree below the horizon for me.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top