- Dec 23, 2004
- Poverty Knob, Michigan
Just started hearing this. It's a tone every ten seconds. Anybody know what it is?
Cool stuff gentlemen. I'll have to put those 16 freqs in a bank and see what happens.I am surprised the 106th Rescue Wing in Suffolk County, NY use 287.5 as their ops frequency after seeing this. Pretty close to 287.450.
Since it is within the 25KHz spacing I wouldn't see a problem. Those 16 frequencies are part of the training net, so in a real-world scramble they probably would use a different set of frequencies. Here in Florida we hear a fair amount of HAVEQUICK comms on those 16 freqs + the TOD freq. Often we will hear the TOD freq go active when there is an E-3 directing fighters but the fighter will still use normal comms and not the HAVEQUICK.
A suggestion is to keep a bank in your scanner programmed with the 16 freqs but have zero delay. Then you'll hear most of the conversation. Since HAVEQUICK is not encryption, its just standard AM analog its totally legal to listen to. I have a few, very few, times hear them use encryption with the HAVEQUICK but 90% is in the clear.
AWACS Time of Day signal. There is an E-3 in your area.