DMAFB - Thunder and Lightning Open House - April 12-13

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Hoping to have a list of active freq's to be used from the aerial performers / ground control before show day.
DMAFB Security Forces communication WILL BE ENCRYPTED.

Davis Monthan AFB -- April 12 - 13 2014 -- Open House events and displays

9 am. - Gates open
11 am. - Aerial Demonstrations start
2 pm. - Thunderbirds perform
5 pm. - Gates close

Aerial Performers:

USAF Thunderbirds
USAFA Wings of Blue
DLT Demonstration
Customs & Border Patrol Helicopter / Vehicle Interdiction Demo
Desert Rats Warbirds
B-25 Flyby —DAV Flight
P-51 Flyby
O-2 Flyby
Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car
Red Bull Helicopter
Will Allen Flying Tenor
Kent Pietsch Airshows
Wright Flight
Jacqiue B Airshows

On Static Display:

A-10C Thunderbolt II
HH-60G Pave Hawk
HC-130P King
EC-130H Compass Call
F-16 Falcon
B-25 Mitchell
F-15E Strike Eagle
KC-135 Stratotanker
T-38 Talon
T-6 Texan II
MQ-1 Predator
C-5 Galaxy
MIG-19 Farmer
Hawker Hunter
MI-24 "Hind"
B-52H Stratofortress
B-1 Lancer
F-18 Hornet
F-14 Tomcat
F-4E Phantom II
T-1 Jayhawk
CESSNA 182 Skylane
CESSNA 172 Skyhawk
Eurocopter AS-350
Cessna Citation II 550
Cessna C206 Stationair
P-51 Mustang
O-2 Skymaster
MIG-17 Fresco
CJ-6 Nanchang Chinese trainer
TA-4J Skyhawk
L-39 Albatros
T-28 Trojan
T-34 Mentor
C-45
Expeditor
C-47 Skytrain
BAC Strikemaster
IAR-8/
Hispano HA-200
Saeta
AT-6 Texan
L-16 Aeronca
UH-60 Blackhawk
C-17 Globemaster III

Might be some surprise fly by only visitors.

For details of what will be allowed on the base and other info :
http://www.dm.af.mil/library/d-mthunderandlightning.asp

Come and enjoy

Weather will be in the 80's and sunny.

 

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Thanks John,

Here are the main frequencies and talkgroups I'll have programmed in my radios. I'll be out there Friday for the practice sessions and on Sunday.

These frequencies are from the past two airshows at DMAFB, as well as the Heritage Training Conference. All of these frequencies will probably not be used, but I don't want to miss one either :)

118.50mhz - Airboss
118.85mhz - DM Tower
121.80mhz – DM Ground
122.475mhz - A-10 Solo Demo
123.15mhz – Performer Discrete
123.475mhz – Performer Discrete
134.10mhz - Air-to-Air Discrete
134.675mhz - Airshow Discrete
136.575mhz – Air-to-Air Discrete
138.10mhz - A-10 CSAR Exercise - Air-to-Air
141.075mhz - USAF Thunderbirds - Diamond Formation
148.15/100.0 PL - Civil Air Patrol - foot Patrol
154.115mhz - TPD F-7 - Inside Base Security
154.875mhz - TPD F-9 - outside Base perimeter
216.7275mhz - PA sound and announcements
216.9725mhz - Rebroadcast of pilots pre-start chatter - Maintenance to T-bird pilots on ground (continual open carrier, but when radios are keyed up, definitely hearable)
235.25mhz – USAF Thunderbirds Solo/Main
253.50mhz – DM Tower
275.80mhz – DM Ground
282.80mhz - A-10 C/S "Sandy" Combat SAR
304.80mhz - 41st ECS Ops
322.95mhz – USAF Thunderbirds - Solos “Victor-2”
327.70mhz – DM SOF
341.50mhz – A-10 CSAR Exercise - Air-to-Air
361.50mhz - 357th FS Ops - CSAR Exercise
376.025mhz – F-15/F22 Discrete
413.275mhz / 431 DPL – USAF Thunderbirds Maintenance
460.375mhz / 100.0 PL - LE ICP (AIRS)

ISR Radios were in use by the AZ Civil Air Patrol

Talkgroups on the following:

DMAFB P25 TRS:
15 - Trash/Support
23 - Airshow Hospitality
81 - 355th LRS
123 - DMFD Dispatch
231 - Airfield Control
371 - Runway Net
468 - POL
1000 - Security Forces (Dispatcher in the Clear / Responders are encrypted)

DMAFB TRS (Not P25)
256 - "Wings of Blue"
288 - Medic Related
336 - Air Ops
368 - Airshow Control
384 - CSAR - Pyrotechnics
2112 - Bio Medical
2128 - Medics
5936 - Base Ops
5952 - Runway Net
7488 - POL
14848 - Ground Boss
14864 - Ground Safety
14880 - Airshow Directors
16000 - Security Forces (Dispatcher in the Clear / Responders are encrypted)

Don't forget FRS and GMRS if you want to hear the vendors and others.

Don't forget to program in PCWIN, since all of the Tucson area public safety agencies will be on the new system before Saturday.
 

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Additional aircraft for static display

Additional aircraft for the static display area.

RC-135W Rivet Joint
AC-130H Spectre
AH-64 Apache
AT-38 Talon
Eurocopter LUH-72 Lakota
B-17 Flying Fortress
Lockheed Vega
Stearman PT-17






 

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I really wish I could attend. So many cool aircraft that I would like to see.
 

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I went to the practice today on base. No real surprises, other than I will not take my BCD436HP with me tomorrow ! It performed so poorly it will require it's own thread :( Back to my GRE radios that always work at airshows !

I heard the following:

118.50mhz - Airboss
134.10mhz - Discrete
139.00mhz - An OLD TBirds freq, used only for a test in the very, very beginning before takeoff.
251.90mhz - CSAR Exercise
235.25mhz - TBirds
322.95mhz - TBirds

Regular DMAFB Tower and Ground frequencies were also active.

I tried to use the Close Call on the 436 and that FAILED too. I am willing to bet other frequencies were in use, but the radio I chose to go with today couldn't handle it :(

Any other frequencies that I missed today ?

Any one going to the show tomorrow, Saturday ?
 

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Thunderbirds generally use VHF for diamond and delta formation. Solos generally use UHF. In Phoenix a few weeks back they used 141.175 AM. Add that to your list if you have not caught them on one of the other well known VHF freqs.
 

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Hoping to be there on Sat. Just depends on how I feel in the morning and if I'll be able to be on my feet and deal with the crowds. I have a friend who is a crew member on one of the display birds and haven't seen in a while. We shall see..........
 

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Thunderbirds generally use VHF for diamond and delta formation. Solos generally use UHF. In Phoenix a few weeks back they used 141.175 AM. Add that to your list if you have not caught them on one of the other well known VHF freqs.
Thanks Joe, I do have it in there, but didn't hear it. Today is a new day :)
 

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Well, Thunderbirds didn't go up due to the 26mph cross winds at show time :(

Not a total loss though....

Thunderbirds Comm Cart is using 413.325mhz
As Joe noted earlier, 141.175mhz was also noted today in addition to the 235.25mhz frequency.

On the DMAFB P25 TRS, talkgroup 133 was the Medical channel.

Couple of recoveries for PCWIN Interop talkgroups too, that were in use.
 
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