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I would like to see some milcom posts from some of the (moa )areas in and around Iowa, and some general milcom freqs heard. Does anyone have any military freqs they would like to post, or get posted.
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Assuming no one answers here, the single best place to see such loggings are mailing lists devoted to the topic. Probably one of the best is the Milcom group on QTH.net (we have a link to the page that allows you to join in the military monitoring wiki). I've never seen any Iowa based loggings there, but that may well be due to the fact that no one has expressed any interest there.

Of course, one has to know where to look to find the MOA frequencies...

https://164.214.2.62/products/digitalaero/charts.cfm

and get the AP1B document (it's rather long !) while you can. Grove's frequency directory also, I think, has it, but being a publication, the data there may well be a bit dated.

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Milcom in Iowa

ka3jjz said:
Assuming no one answers here, the single best place to see such loggings are mailing lists devoted to the topic. Probably one of the best is the Milcom group on QTH.net (we have a link to the page that allows you to join in the military monitoring wiki). I've never seen any Iowa based loggings there, but that may well be due to the fact that no one has expressed any interest there.
:)
I posted there and I know of a couple that do. I'm not retired so I can't listen as much as I would like. Even with computer based scanning and audio recording there is so much that I can miss. But I try.
 

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Here is a small list of what can be heard from eastern Iowa.
If anyone notices any errors, please feal free to correct me.

311.000 COMMAND POST
321.000 COMMAND POST
239.800 PILOT TO METRO
255.400 FSS ENROUTE
257.800 MILITARY TO CIVILIAN TOWERS
227.400 METRO OFFUTT
277.700 SCOTT AIR BASE TANKERS
257.900 USED IN HOWARD MOA
343.500 AIR REFUEL (016 PRIMARY)
327.100 AWACS
344.600 PILOT TO METRO
260.900 NORAD TANKER CAP
327.600 AIR REFUEL (PRI)
305.500 AIR REFUEL
276.500 AIR REFUEL
327.500 SECTOR 59 DISCRETE
238.200 I have this listed as AIR COMBAT COMMAND-TAC-AIR2AIR
238.900 AIR REFUEL (105 PRIMARY)
358.200 AIR REFUEL COMBAT
295.800 AIR REFUEL (318-WEST)
252.100 Various use, but i here it mostly used by RESERVE AF COMMAND POST
396.200 CORONET- AIR REFUEL
364.800 AF-CAP CHICAGO AREA
381.300 ACC COMMAND POST
372.200 USAF
305.400 GUS TANKERS
319.900 Heard used in HOWARD MOA
 

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Here are some military communication frequencies i have heard in the Eastern Iowa area and some links to Military Operation Areas (MOA). Also a link to the 132nd Fighter wing in Des Moines





http://sua.faa.gov/sua/Welcome.do?selected=0

http://www.iadesm.ang.af.mil/mac/MACA Home.html

http://www.iowanationalguard.com/ANG/Default.htm
311.000 COMMAND POST ( PRIMARY)
321.000 COMMAND POST (SECONDARY)
243.000 GUARD (MILITARY AIR EMERGENCY)
239.800 PILOT TO METRO
255.400 FSS ENROUTE
257.800 MILITARY TO CIVILIAN TOWERS
360.850 KZKC DISCRETE
297.400 PILOT TO METRO
277.700 SCOTT TANKERS
381.400 ZAU-DUBUQUE
319.200 KZID (ROSSVILLE)
261.500 CEDAR RAPIDS( LOW discrete) CHICAGO CENTER
257.900 USED IN HOWARD MOA
266.800 CEDAR RAPIDS
343.500 AIR REFUEL (016 PRIMARY)
327.100 ACMI-AWACS
328.400
290.700 KZKC-QUINCY
353.550 KANKAKEE-HIGH
344.600 PILOT TO METRO
260.900 NORAD TANKER CAP CHICAGO METRO AND AIR TACTICAL NORAD CALL SIGN HUNTRESS
282.600 ????
288.100 DES-MOINES LOW-DISCRETE
327.600 REFUEL (PRIMARY)
370.950 KZAU-BURLINGTON
305.500 REFUEL ( PRIMARY) BLUE-2VOLK MOA
276.500 REFUEL (PRIMARY)
327.500 SECTOR-59-DISCRETE
238.200 ACC-TAC-A2A
279.600 FAA-ATC
257.720 NEW ????
238.900 AIR=REFUEL 105-PRIMARY
358.200 REFUEL-COMBATXXXXXXXXXXXXX also VOLK MOA / ALSO DRAGNET OPS
280.800 IA ANG COMMON A2A A2G
293.600 USAF/NORAD/ LINDBERGH- SALEM MOA/ AIR 2 AIR
281.400 ZAU-DBQ-LOW-DISCRETE
327.150 CHICAGO CENTER ( UNLOCATED) / ALSO VOLK MOA ENTRY/EXITVIA MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
138.650
295.800 AIR REFUEL-318-WEST( NOTE this primary freq has been changed to 240.350 added below
282.800 -UNKNOWN
252.100 RESERVE-AF-CP/ NOTE- THIS FREQ SEEMS TO HAVE A COMMON USE BY ALL
138.900 SFLD-ANG-TAC
376.100 ??????
228.900 NORAD ALSO BULLDOG-OPS
141.575 AIR-2-AIR / IL ANG Channel 18? Air Tac
300.125 NEW????
396.200 CORONET ALPHA-1X-PRIMARY /LOCAL REFUELING PAWNEE-LAMONI TRACK SECONDARY
138.500 IA'ANG DES-MOINES A2A
364.800 AF-CAP-CHICAGO AREA
346.525 VOLK/PHOENIX GREEN 1 Volk Airspace Control
139.925 ACC-IL-ANG 183FG IL ANG Channel 17 Air Tac
225.450
292.100
269.075
138.200 IA-ANG-DES-MOINES A2A
323.800 Command Post
279.650 ROCKFORD-HIGH

354.100 KZAU-OTTUMA LOW-DISCRETE
346.250 VOLK-ACM
381.300 ACC COMMAND-POST
269.300 ATC/KIRKVILLE-S-32
372.200 USAF/ RED-1 in volk / Pilot dispatch
257.725 UNKNOWN-possible cc
269.000 ?????
291.900 AR-640 BLUE-3 Refuelling
305.400 GUS-TANKER
138.300 IA-ANG-DES-MOINES A2A /WI ANG Air Tac
138.450 WI/ANG
286.500 ANG
139.800 WI/IN-ANG-TAC
139.200 ?????
277.400 METRO-OFFUTT
314.500 CORONET ECHO-5X (PRIMARY)
138.250 WI/ANG 6- PACK
143.800 AF/ANG/TAC
319.900 HOWARD MOA( MAYBE OTHER USE)
335.550 KANKAKEE-HIGH
139.900 ANG-TRAINING OPS
373.100 185FG-ACC=SCSQ-C
138.150 IA-ANG-OPS
316.900
252.900 DES-MOINES -APP/DEP
307.150 IA-ANG DES-MOINES ??????
319.700 AF-REFUEL
297.300 CORONET AR SECONDARY/ LOCAL REFUELING PAWNEE-LAMONI TRACK PRIMARY
284.620 MINNIAPOLIS CENTER
273.450 KZKC-UNLOCATED-UNIDENTIFIED-HIGH
372.300 IL-ANG REFUEL
139.850 ANG TRAINING OPS
372.000
251.900 SAR-OPS/COMMON
321.200
138.475 AIR TO AIR
138.875 IL-ANG-183FG/A2A
266.500 AF-ACM/ACC/INTERPLANE
236.750 UNKNOWN
391.000 CORONET-BRAVO2X (PRIMARY)
323.100 LINDBERGH/SALEM MOA-ARTCC KANAS CITY CENTER ALSO AN CHICAGO ARTCC AND R6903 & SHEYBOYGAN RANGE APP/DEP VIA CHICAGO CENTER.
254.600 CORONET-INDIA-7X(PRIMARY)
350.350 HILLTOP MOA
360.750 JONES/MONEE-SUPER HIGH
251.150 WATERLOO TOWER
363.000 FAA-ATC
343.700 ??????
319.025
257.925 CC-LONEROCK WIS
237.800 BLUE ANGELS
376.025 B-52 (FLYOVER)
388.850 B-2 STEALTH BOMBER ( FLYOVER ) /CZAR A2A WHITEMAN
323.225 Chicago Center
135.825 MOLINE-ULTRA HIGH
138.400 IA-ANG-DES-MOINES A2A
364.200 NORAD-AICC
139.700 IA-ANG-DES-MOINES A2A
320.900 ACC-A2A-REFUEL
242.400 A/ANG UHF COMMON
238.650 UNKNOWN
263.000 ZAU
350.300 IA-ANG-APP.CONTROL
392.200 AF-A2A
366.300 REFUEL
303.000 AF-WINCHESTER
298.775 BROCHURE
323.025 UNKNOWN
317.700 ZMP
247.400 ACC-IL-ANG-182FG
314.200 AIR 2 AIR & SELFRIDGE ANGB 927ARW OPERATIONS MI & 440AIRLIFT WING MILWAUKEE WIS BASE OPS

296.700 ??? POSSIBLE NEW NAT-WIDE
289.800 BLUE ANGELS REFUEL -DISCRETE
246.800 ARMY-A2A
349.400 AMC-MAINSAIL
333.300 ACC/TAC DISCRETE
380.350 IA-ANG HAWKEYES ???????
351.700 QUADCITY
251.250 POSSIBLE LINBERG MOA AREA
323.250 ?
378.200 CORONET-(CHARLIE-3XPRIMARY
323.150 KZKC discrete
287.450 (Unknown) given by Dragnet- Victor on aicc
388.400 AIR-REFUEL (CORONET)
351.200
141.550 PEORIA COMMAND POST
234.600 NORAD (USED IN THE EAST COAST AREA )TEST FOR USE HERE
138.350 IL-ANG-AIR-TAC
303.100 ACC-TAC/ALSO LISTED AS IA-ANG TACTCAL FREQUENCY
138.100 IA ANG DSM-A2A
142.200 IA-ANG DSM A2A
260.200 REFUEL SECONDARY AR116,AR309, AR318, AR321, AR330, AR653
347.300
384.550
297.100 IL-ANG0182FG-TAC
234.500
259.600
240.350 AR 318 new change


233.700 (USSTRATCOM KOFF) stratcom icehouse cp
36.700 Ia National guard Helos/ ?
271.000 Norad blue 15

240.350 AR 318 PRIMARY East
240.150 Air to Air reported by kactis ( icehouse and cobra)

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With the FLIPs now gone from public access, lists like the one above are a veritable gold mine of information. In fact, it should be posted in the Wiki so it doesn't get lost. Nice list, splash1

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Mike I will try to do that as time allows. Thank you
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IOWA* 132nd FIGHTER WING ANG F-16s from Des Moines Airport
138.150 VICTOR -01 ( All AM Mode) (ALSO KNOWN AS HAWKEYE OPS)
138.200 VICTOR -12.
138.300 VICTOR -13.
138.400 VICTOR -14.
139.700 VICTOR -18.

252.900 UNIFORM - 01 (ALSO KNOWN AS HAWKEYE OPS)
288.300 UNIFORM - 11
311.300 UNIFORM - 12
233.400 UNIFORM - 13
298.600 UNIFORM - 14
269.625 UNIFORM - 16
363.200 UNIFORM - 17
316.900 UNIFORM - 18

Call signs used by the 132nd FW are HAWKEYES; PANTHER; CYCLONE; BULLDOG;

Other reported call signs used by 132nd FW are TACO and VIPER Note: I haven't heard them used around eastern Iowa except by other fighters in the area.
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IOWA ANG 185th ARW at Colonel Bud Day Field at the Sioux City Gateway Airport

141.800 VICTOR and 373.100 UNIFORM freqs Known as (COMMAND POST/ BAT CAVE)
233.400 and 311.300 have been used in the CRYPT MOA (western Iowa)
Minneapolis center on 269.000 and 325.800.

There is also a AIR TO AIR REFUEL TRACK in the CRYPT MOA

AR105(East)
ONL VORTAC176/29N42°00.00'W98°45.00'FOD VORTAC254/91N42°22.00'W96°19.00'FOD VORTAC077/13N42°38.00'W94°00.00'a. 238.900b. 320.900c. 1-2-0d. 3/1e. 51/114FL190/FL330 55 WG Offutt AFB, NEDSN 271-3430C402-294-3430MinneapolisARCP-269.0EEXIT-269.0E(
West) FOD VORTAC077/13N42°38.00'W94°00.00'FOD VORTAC254/91N42°22.00'W96°19.00'ONL VORTAC176/29N42°00.00'W98°45.00'MinneapolisARCP-269.0WEXIT-269.0WREMARKS:
When reversing track, right teardrop turns must be used. SODAR authorized. AR105 will be scheduled solely by the 55 SRW. 55 SRW aircraft will have priority for use ofAR105

Thanks to Kaktis and Grayghost for their help.

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Splash1, I've posted your original list to our wiki. Feel free to edit and change it as much as you see fit. You can access it here...

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Eastern_Iowa_Milcom

Be sure to login first. If you have problems logging in, please email Lindsay directly as I have no access for logins and other password issues.

Thanks for the terrific list (and the updates) 73s Mike
 

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Hey guys, first post here, but long time lurker/consumer of information.

04 Mar 21:30-ish lots of MilCom in DSM area on 138.200. A couple of F-16s are aloft practicing IR/NVG-type intercepts on various vehicles around the area. Heard Bulldog 11 tracking a car from the fuel station at 86th and Uni down to Valley Junction. Called "Caveman" on the ground when they got in traffic and couldn't discern the target vehicle. I've seen anti-collision lights and heard jets overhead for the last hour or so. Just heard (21:44) request for landing so I guess they're done.

I could follow them in my head for most of the turns the vehicle made, even without street names, so I think they're doing a great job of night-intercept and target reference to a ground controller.

I assume a work-up for deployment, although I don't know if they're set to go soon, if at all.
 

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More MilAir

Hadn't checked these board for a bit, but the ANG seem to be active during the week, Tuesdays through Thursdays at least. 3/11/08 after 20:30 heard more fighter traffic overhead tracking of ground targets on 138.2, 138.4 (not much) and 138.9. Heard Hawkeye, Bulldog and Cyclone tracking ground targets, and individuals moving in and out of cars this time. Complained a bit about weather and moved Northwest to do other activities. Heard some squelching on refueling frequencies, and talk of fuel status, so maybe doing some of that too?

If you're in DSM and you hear fighters (or at least loud jets) overhead, check out the 138.xxx range (I've got 138.1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .7 and .9 programmed) and you'll hear something interesting. Most activity appears to be on 138.9. I've also been monitoring the other KDSM frequencies, especially mil freqs, on another scanner so I know when flights take off or land during those times. Tonight there were three distinct groups on three frequencies coming and going so the approach and tower freqs helped sort the university callsigns out. The flights appear to orbit the metro many times over the course of a sortie tracking vehicles.

Joe
 

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In the Fort Dodge area we have seen an increase of Milair traffic this week.
Tonight I'm listening and they have been running secure on 138.4. Havent seen alot of the secure comms up here. Cyclones, Bulldogs, Hawkeyes active
Freqs I hear used tonight:
298.6 Alt. Crypt U-14
311.3 133rd Test (Kingpin Tonight) U-12
233.4 Crypt MOA U-13
138.9 Active in the Crypt
138.4 Secure Comms
Noticed when the planes were heading up here they used 134.0 VHF, I usually note them with MSP on 288.3 (U-11)
The AR's are active tonight also.
Also noted the other day 36.70 which is ANG Ops FM One (This is how they identified) also hear them use 280.80 IA ANG Helo Ops
I will Try to get some more updates on here soon and I have large amount of active freqs to get posted here.
Brian (WNØR)
 

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Hi Brian
Great to here from you again. It's been a little busy over on this side of the state also, and can get confusing keeping up with who is with who and where when Howard MOA ,VOLK MOA, and AR routes all come active at the same time.

This morning i hear traffic on
269.225 and 251.250 (Lindberg MOA) with Viper 1, Viper 2, and Dragnet . Lindberg MOA is a long way from here, but they did give there location as Lindberg. Also some traffic on 275.800. I don't have an id on this one yet.

Brian also sent you a pm
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Update for 132nd FW

IOWA* 132nd FIGHTER WING ANG F-16s from Des Moines Airport
138.150 VICTOR -01 ( All AM Mode) (ALSO KNOWN AS HAWKEYE OPS)
138.200 VICTOR -12.
138.300 VICTOR -13.
138.400 VICTOR -14.
139.700 VICTOR -18.

252.900 UNIFORM - 01 (ALSO KNOWN AS HAWKEYE OPS)
288.300 UNIFORM - 11
311.300 UNIFORM - 12
233.400 UNIFORM - 13
298.600 UNIFORM - 14
269.625 UNIFORM - 16
363.200 UNIFORM - 17
316.900 UNIFORM - 18

Call signs used by the 132nd FW are HAWKEYES; PANTHER; CYCLONE; BULLDOG;

Other reported call signs used by 132nd FW are TACO and VIPER Note: I haven't heard them used around eastern Iowa except by other fighters in the area.
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More Air Tactical frequencies used by 132nd

138.100
138.500
138.875 also used by 185 ARW
138.900
139.900

Also heard Hawkeyes on 275.800 No id on this freq yet.
 
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