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Might be already answered someplace but I can't find it. I'm a stones throw from CFB Petawawa and I have a whole bank full of freqs for the base BUT this week there are CF-18's flying around. What should I be scanning to hear them?
 

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yeah Unicom has been quiet, you get the odd chat about the jets.

I'm just looking for a from what freq to what freq I could plug in as a search. the 796d has everything but mil pre-programmed.
 

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If you don't hear anything in the list of military frequencies you already have, then 108-136 mhz is where you should look. But you knew that already.

I've heard CANFORCE jets on 135.150 before contacting Ottawa Arrivals.
 

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Speaking of armed forces monitoring, anyone know what range the MP's use in their cruisers in the London area? I was in the area of Wosley Barracks not too long ago and thought I may be able to grab something using Close Call... but nada. And I don't exactly want to be nosing around looking in car windows to see what they have for radios in there :)
 

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Forts said:
Speaking of armed forces monitoring, anyone know what range the MP's use in their cruisers in the London area?
If it's VHF high-band, you could try searching 148-151 and 173-174MHz.

Dave
 

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I know this is late... but....

Last time I heard fighters from Bagotville, they were working UHF tacticals, 225-400 MHz. Also, in 1998, a fighter from Cold Lake stopped at CYGK and I asked the pilot what frequency range they worked for air-to-air and he confirmed UHF.

Hope that's some help....

EDIT: After posting, it occurred to me that I also heard activity in this freq. range from Trenton. I seem to remember comms involving "jumpers away" on 226.8.
 
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jimlawrence said:
I know this is late... but....I also heard activity in this freq. range from Trenton. I seem to remember comms involving "jumpers away" on 226.8.
It's never too late to post confirmed info , Thanks Jim :)
 
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