F16 testing in the upstate

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KMG54,

I'm unsure which frequencies the F16 themselves would operate on but Lockheed Martin operates a DMR system. I have already identified 2 of 3 frequencies.

WQEY385

452.2125 Color Code 5
461.7875
463.5125 Color Code 5

TG 104
TG 105
TG 110
TG 111

Lockheed Martin also operates on 462.450 under this callsign WQOH261, I haven't logged any activity on this frequency yet. I believe they also have some AM aircraft frequencies, so they could also be using those.
 

KD9KSO

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I don't know what frequencies they would be using air-to-air if they are a flight of more than one. Say the test aircraft and a chase aircraft, but if you program in your ARTCC sector frequencies, and the local control frequencies, you should turn up some comms when they are flying test flights.

They will still need airspace clearances to conduct these tests.
 

ChrisP

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The FAA has a hand full of VHF frequencies allocated for Flight Test. I know Boeing uses them in Washington State and other areas. Here is a list:

Frequencies (MHz): 123.125 - 123.275 Use: Flight Test Stations
Frequencies (MHz): 123.325 - 123.475 Use: Flight Test Stations
Frequencies (MHz): 123.525 - 123.575 Use: Flight Test Stations

https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory_circular/ac90-50d.pdf

There are also a hand full of UHF military band frequencies licensed to Boeing, and I'm sure Lockheed as some as well.

- Chris
 
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