Anyone monitoring any traffic coming from the scene of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon? I doubt you'll hear any VHF/UHF traffic, but anybody picking up anything on the HF bands? If so, what freq. are you hearing it on? Thanks!
It's not really a lot but maybe some fine folks over LA way can contribute some more concrete info. I imagine over the next few days there will be comms to be heard on the oil slick across almost all bands and agencies in coastal areas. I'm probably a bit to far east to be of much help on VHF/UHF intercepts though and I'm not setup to monitor HF.
The night of the explosion I heard some related transmissions on the LWIN system. Since I had just arrived in New Orleans that evening and still hadn't unpacked enough to program my scanner I was only able to do a bandscan so I wasn't able to identify the talkgroups, or any other info. It was rather chilling when I heard them do a request for "at least 3 USCG helicopters".
The FCC issued a Special Temporary Authority on 4/28/10 for a repeater on 451.975. License states location as Schriever in Terrebonne Parish.
BP America Inc
[Radios will be used to aid and coordinate oil spill containment functions.]
Control Point 1 - 1597 Highway 311, Schriever LA 985-493-7600
04/28/2010 License Issued
Special Temporary Authority expires 10/25/2010
1 - 1597 Highway 311, Schriever (TERREBONNE) LA (map)
451.975 FB2 25p 50e 7K60FXE
2 - 32.0 km radius around fixed location 1
456.975 MO 5p 5e 7K60FXE