345.000 CG Air Primary: Questioning its use

iscanvnc2

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CG Air LA moved to NAS Point Mugu a few years ago, radio line-of sight from me, but I have yet to hear anything on 345. Previously I’d hear them talking to CG LA from this area when on a rescue or doing practice takeoffs & landings at Mugu which I'd follow on Mugu tower.

Am I correct in thinking that since becoming an intimate part of Homeland Security they have deserted 345 for HS VHF encryption?

By the way, I can follow ANG ops at Mugu L&C on UHF including on the ground.
 

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USCG air stations/aircraft typically are on a UHF P25 freq which may or may not be encrypted at any given time. We have many of these freqs documented in the database. See the USCG Net-4xx freqs. They can also use the USCG VHF P25 freqs.
 

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163.1375, CG 113, is the P25 freq for this area which I can tell is quite active but is always (at least when I listen) encrypted. I also monitor CG 21, 23, 25, & 27 which are supposedly active in S CA, all encrypted if received.
 

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I can confirm when I was in NJ, primary air comms were switched to 412.975, at first clear, and then totally encrypted. Since being in Fla. I've seen several cg aircraft,but have not monitored any comm's.
 
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