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I live near Ft Gordon, Ga and I see C-130 and other Air Force aircraft as well as Army and Marine Helo fly over often, can anyone help with what freqs I might catch comms on?

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Jake, interestingly the Scan Atlanta page doesn't list Ft.Gordon, however, that shouldn't be taken as no one knowing anything.

In addition to the Milcom group on qth.net (heck, it might even be listed in Grove's freq directory), and the Georgia forum here on RR, there are 2 - maybe more - very active Yahoo scanning groups for the state. Sometimes the best sources are the local ones...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScanAtlanta

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scansavannah/

73s and good hunting...Mike
 

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The C-130's are probably from the 700th Airlift Squadron at Dobbins ARB. The Preston Drop Zone at Ft Gordon is a favorite destination of theirs. Try 239.975, 252.2, and 379.525 for their air-air. Their callsign is COBB.

Fort Gordon is located on the northern edge of the very active Bulldog MOA which is used primarily by F-16's from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB and F/A-18's from VMFA-142 at NAS Atlanta. You will occasionally hear F/A-18's from MCAS Beaufort as well. The common discrete for the MOA is 343.75. The Atlanta Center entry/exit frequency for the MOA is 323.0. Search the 138-144 MHz and 148-150 MHz ranges in AM mode whenever you hear activity on 343.75 and you will find the F-16's air-air. VMFA-142 (callsign GATOR) will use 328.55, 344.4, and 345.05 for air-air.

You can also try all of the frequencies for Bush Field (http://www.airnav.com/airport/KAGS) which is the emergency divert field for the aircraft operating in the Bulldog MOA. The C-130's also like to use it quite a bit.

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Add 42.00, this is the Preston DZ freq, I've have heard some helos in the past here. Mikes pretty much nailed the other active freqs.

The C-130s usually shoot some approaches at Bush Field after they make thier drops at Preston, and almost always on VHF when they contact Bush Field.


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Fort Gordon, GA Frequencies

Approach / Departure

119.500
125.400
231.100
270.300

Helipad Op

46.70

Motor Pool

163.5625

Medevac

32.50

Army

40.10
139.00
139.425
148.605
148.775
148.815
148.850
150.435
165.5375
165.0375
165.1625
165.1875
165.3375
169.175
170.125
173.4125
173.4625
173.4875
173.5125
226.600
366.500
371.500
374.500
376.300
376.500
377.500
380.500
387.500
389.500
391.500
392.500
393.500
395.500
397.500
407.250
407.300
412.850
412.900
412.950
413.050
413.475
413.525

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If you hear what sounds like digital CCs in the 380-400 mhz area, you've found one of the new P25 Trunk systems that are slowly evolving nationwide in this band. If it' s running unencrypted then the 396 and 996 can trunktrack them. The other digital-capable trunktrackers will be able to listen in conventional mode, but not track them.

If it's encrypted, like they say on the Sopranos, fuggedabodit (forget about it, for those that don't speak NJese, hi) 73s Mike
 
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