30.0000 mhz !!!

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cjrjr507

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Just heard an "Roughneck Headquarters" on this frequency do a radio check. Anyone know who that call sign belongs to ? This frequency is pretty active this morning on skip. Also heard an "AJ"; someones intials, earlier. Ok, now I'm picking up "Roughneck Base". Something going on. Reported bad people, someone with a black mask on and carrying shovels. ok. Hmmmm. Transmissions coming in loud and clear. Cool.
Oh and also call signs "Roughneck 1 & 2" being used. Must be a training session. Possible hostiles messing with some sort of device.
heh heh heh.
 
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I don't think this is E skip. This signal sounds like it is local. Libby does have an ANG armory southeast of town not far from the cemetary. The signal is coming in to good. 5 bars. Very cool! Still active.
 

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Definitely local ANG here in lincoln county, mt. Picking it up on my portable. Maybe someone can get them on skip back east or south.
 
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Radio Check on 30.000/150.0

Last year in November 2011 on 30.000 MHz 150.0 Hz i heard comms "Bravo 7 reads you Lima Charlie"
and the signals i was picking up from Nevada ranged from about the Mississippi River east to the Atlantic Ocean, with signals also comming from Mid Canada.
I know this doesnt tell you much of anything but i threw it in anyway.
 

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30.000MHz is the default startup frequency for many military radios. It is not uncommon to hear radio checks on this frequency. If propagation is good then you can even hear these radio checks thousands of miles away. Monday morning traditionally is maintenance time for units in garrison. During this time it is not uncommon to check your vehicle's radio equipment too. Now, to hear a training exercise on 30.000MHz just tells me that this unit is severely lacking in communications expertise. When I was in the service we always trained as we fought. Our comms were frequency hopping, spread spectrum, encrypted. If your guys couldn't set up their radios properly in training then how were they ever going to do it in a combat zone? Still, not every communications specialist in the military is an expert so you will see units struggling with comms and just using the default as a means to just get it over with.
 
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