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Question I live in Florida and the closest air base is Macdill I have them programmed in to my scanner and the same with the tower...My question would I be able to hear anything from the frequencies listed in the R/R database for Common Military?
 

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Wow that's a pretty pitiful listing in the RR DB.

Probably want to pull things like the CP, PTD, and PMSV freqs from here
AirNav: KMCF - Mac Dill Air Force Base
Please submit any of the above you confirm as active.
Also notice TPA provides approach/depature for the base so you'll likely want those too.

You'll also likely want some aerial refueling freqs as well. Good info here for most of that, among other things.
Military Comms Monitoring. HF VHF UHF

Otherwise dedicating some time to searching the MILAIR bands would be a good thing to do every so often as well.
VHF/UHF Military Monitoring - The RadioReference Wiki

The 3030 and NORAD AICC from the national list will most likely yield some traffic from time to time as well.
 
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Thank you for all the Military frequencies. So far I'm getting alot of noise on the Mil-Air Emergency frequency but I don't hear anyone talking is this normal for this frequency? I haven't heard anything else.
 

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You should hope that you don't hear much on 243.0...although from time to time, I would bet that it would trip accidentally due to a hard landing, you shouldn't expect to hear much on this, I would think...

Of course, listening to milair is as much about the antenna as it is about the scanner. Hopefully you're using something on the order of a discone- you would need the wide coverage for this application...

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Thank you for all the Military frequencies. So far I'm getting alot of noise on the Mil-Air Emergency frequency but I don't hear anyone talking is this normal for this frequency? I haven't heard anything else.
I get carriers on 243.0 in several areas in several towns around here. It is probably coming from cable TV boxes or satellite receivers or something.
 

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AvonPark Range

Range active this morning.
F-16's 93FS Homestead ARB

142.3
292.2
264.625

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Thanks guys for the website links...For right now I am using the R/S 800mhz antenna and a GRE Pre-Amp that works really well. So I would need to put a discone type antenna by my house to help listen to the Mil Air frequencies?
 

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A 800 mhz antenna is way too short to be even close to resonant on any of the milair frequencies (but I'm sure you already know that). Yes, you would do well to consider a widebanded antenna like a discone or something from DPD Productions. And I'd be careful about using that preamp when you do get a better antenna - it wouldn't surprise me to hear that you would start hearing intermod or other junk. You're undoubtedly adding unnecessary noise to the amplified signal, and that simply isn't helping your results. The further you get from the design freq of the antenna, the less effective that whole setup is going to be, plain and simple. And remember your coax choice is also just as critical.

Take some time to do a little research before you make a purchase; you might find some additional filtering is needed, you might not. It's all dependent on your RF environment, but one thing is sure - doing it right will bring in the results...HTH...Mike
 

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Macdill afb/refueling freqs

138.0500 A/G/A
138.2000 A/G/A
138.4250 A/G/A
138.7500 A/G/A
138.8750 A/G/A
138.9500 A/G/A
139.8250 A/G/A
225.0500 METRO
240.1000 TRAINING
270.1000 ATIS
275.8000 GROUND CONTROL
283.7000 BUCANEER OPS
285.5500 IFE SFA
292.1000 COMMAND POST 6ARW
294.7000 TOWER
297.5000 TRAINING
311.0000 BASE COMMAND POST


COMMUNICATIONS - SFA REMARKS: as asgn. PTD - 372.2 ATIS - 133.825 270.1
REMARKS: Automated ATIS DSN 968-2613. TAMPA APP - (R) (E) 124.95 354.0
TWR - (E) 123.7 294.7 GND - 118.575 275.8 TAMPA DEP - (R) 119.65 119.9 290.3
353.575 (119.9 290.3 Dep Rwy 04.) (119.65 353.575 Dep Rwy 22.)
6 AMWCOMD POST - 311.0 321.0 REMARKS: (Call LIGHTNING OPS)

REFUELING FREQS
140.3750
141.3000
141.4000
142.7000
142.9625
143.7000
225.5000
227.4250
228.6000
229.5250
230.0500
234.5250
235.1000
235.5000
235.5750
236.2500
236.6500
236.7500
238.0500
238.6500
238.9000
239.7250
240.2000
240.3500
242.0500
242.3250
242.5250
242.7750
243.3000
243.4500
243.6000
247.0250
252.6000
252.6750
254.6000
255.7500
255.7750
256.0000
256.6500
258.0500
258.1000
259.0000
260.0500
260.2000
260.3000
261.0500
262.6500
263.2750
264.8000
264.9000
265.0500
266.3000
266.5000
268.2000
268.4000
268.5500
270.0500
270.4000
270.5500
271.4750
271.6500
273.7750
273.8500
274.4250
274.4500
275.9500
276.1000
276.5000
276.7500
278.6750
278.7500
279.2000
279.7250
281.2750
281.7500
282.0000
282.4750
282.5000
282.5500
282.7000
283.0750
283.9000
285.1500
285.2000
288.7500
288.9000
288.9500
289.1000
289.5500
289.6000
289.7000
289.9500
290.2250
290.7500
291.0000
291.9000
292.6000
294.5000
294.6250
297.9000
298.3250
298.4000
299.0000
303.0750
303.1250
305.1250
305.2500
305.3500
305.5000
305.7500
308.8000
309.5000
309.9500
311.5750
312.0000
314.1000
314.4000
315.9000
317.3750
318.0000
318.3000
318.4500
319.0500
319.1750
320.5250
320.6250
324.1500
324.2500
324.4250
324.6000
327.4000
327.6000
336.1000
336.5250
340.1250
340.3000
341.7500
342.0000
342.5500
343.1000
343.2500
343.3000
343.5000
348.9000
349.1000
352.1000
353.4000
353.4500
355.0000
360.2500
360.5250
360.9000
363.4000
364.2750
365.7750
368.9500
371.1500
373.5500
373.6000
374.2250
375.6500
376.1750
377.0250
378.2000


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Thank you everyone who helped! I got all the frequencies programmed to my scanner and hearing alot of Pilots & NORAD (at times).
 

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Thanks guys for the website links...For right now I am using the R/S 800mhz antenna and a GRE Pre-Amp that works really well. So I would need to put a discone type antenna by my house to help listen to the Mil Air frequencies?
You are a ham radio op and need to ask that question here? A 2mtr 19" ground plane will pick-up anything out there... R/S Outdoor VHF-Hi/UHF Scanner Antenna Model: 20-176 | Catalog #: 20-176
 
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