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Let me know when you are ready and I'll send me my most up to date list. I'm also attaching a list of military callsigns, that I keep, for you to look at. It might be worth putting on the wiki. It too, is updated quarterly.
OK but it's far from time yet. I forgot you had that list - it would then be worthwhile to strip all the old callsign information out too (I had left it in since I didn't have any reliable info on which callsigns belonged to whom)

Both lists can easily be uploaded, and I think I will leave them as is. Easy enough, with a little surgery, to import them into numerous apps to be used - like FreeScan's EZ Grab for the frequencies, for example.

I'll zap you an email when it's ready. Likely not for a week or two.

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OK but it's far from time yet. I forgot you had that list - it would then be worthwhile to strip all the old callsign information out too (I had left it in since I didn't have any reliable info on which callsigns belonged to whom)

Both lists can easily be uploaded, and I think I will leave them as is. Easy enough, with a little surgery, to import them into numerous apps to be used - like FreeScan's EZ Grab for the frequencies, for example.

I'll zap you an email when it's ready. Likely not for a week or two.

Mike
Mike

No rush. I have nowhere to go and all day to get there :D
 

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1615- Closeout 63 (E-2C, VAW-126 NAS Chambers VA) heading north working ZNY Modena (135.45). Doing multiple approaches at Harrisburg (124.1)

1635- BAF 632 (Belgian AF A-320 CS-TRJ) off ADW heading northeast. Working ZDC Woodstown (125.45) & ZNY Kennedy (125.325).

1640- SAM 402 (C-37 # 06-0500 AE206D) off ADW heading west.
 
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Unfortunately I did not. I used to have scanner recorder on my work computer but the IT department removed it. I see the Duke is active today similar to yesterday and there is a tanker in the area. Let me fire up the old Icom R2500 and see what transpires.
Excellent! Since you're from that area, is there any good spots to go near there that can receive that traffic? I'm from near Dallas, PA and would like to take a monitoring trip up there, maybe I can catch it on a day when there is activity in the area.
 

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1900-Ruff 07 (E-6B # 164410 AE041C VQ-4 Det) off PAX heading west. Working ZDC Patuxent (133.9) & ZDC Gordonsville (133.725). This is same acft that we sometimes see using the VX-20 Score callsign.

1910- Two flts of MD ANG A10Cs (104th FS Martin State) working on discretes (266.6 & 293.3). ADS-B showing one A-10C (#79-0165 AE192D) approaching Martin State after working the Warren Grove Range.

1925- DeeCee 32 (KC-135R # 57-1487 AE041E 756th ARS) starting mission w/multiple approaches at ADW before heading out southwest.
 
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Excellent! Since you're from that area, is there any good spots to go near there that can receive that traffic? I'm from near Dallas, PA and would like to take a monitoring trip up there, maybe I can catch it on a day when there is activity in the area.
I have pulled over at Sizerville State Park between Emporium and Port Allegany, PA when I knew the Duke was going to be active. One time I managed to see a KC-135 refueling with four A-10s as they flew directly over me. It was a pretty cool sight. I would say you could easily pick up any activity there.
 

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US Navy working P-8A's out of Bermuda now..

Couple of McGuire KC-10 Space A to Eielson AK this morning prob departing around 8:30am local.
Current wx at Eielson is -21F with a high of -4F today.. Bermuda sounds better :)
 
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Guys,

My Florida guys just sent this. Might be worth putting in the rotation since we sometimes see the 22nd ARW guys up this way.

He sent:


A new one.

252.500 22nd ARW KC-46A inter-flight

They have been flying out of Cecil Field since last week.

Finally found them tonight.
 
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0815- SAM 054 (C-37 # 11-0550 AE4DDD) departed MacDill FL and transiting area heading northeast. Working ZDC Salisbury (120.975).

0815- Have some tracking info being passed on 139.7, the Huntress freq. Haven't heard that one active for awhile. Xmissions are weak & may be function of VHF skip on this cold morning.

0838- Brave flt (2 X F-16s 121st FS DC ANG) landing at ADW. May have been out working with Huntress.
 
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0924- Bully flt (F-16s 121st FS DC ANG) working ZDC Patuxent (281.4)

0925- Royal 50 (C-17 # 07-7176 AE146E 3rd AS DOV) working couple of approaches at ACY before heading off to the northwest. Departed from WRI, so must've RON'ed there.

0954- Devils out working on discrete (298.6).
 
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0955- Team 42 (KC-20 # 83-0082 AE0218) off WRI working ZNY Harrisburg (133.475) & Vinyl 12 (KC-10 # 84-0192 ADFEAD) off WRI working ZNY Pottstown (124.625).

0955- Devill 11 flt (2 X F-16s 119th FS NJ ANG) working ZDC Woodstown (363.0), ZNY Harrisburg (270.3) requesting direct Phillipsburg. Maybe going to Duke MOA?

1000- VC-25 # 92-9000 ADFDF9 off ADW heading north.
 
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Re: GHOST 01 heard last Friday (13th).

Checking the LiveATC archives confirms the type as an MQ-9 out of SYR. Routing southbound via VILLS but lost track of it after ZNY 134.600.

First time I've heard GHOST used. Its very common, almost on a daily basis, to hear (on VHF) APEX 01, COBRA 01, PYTHON 01 MQ-9s working SYR and ZBW Watertown (135.250) into the GRIMM and OSWEGO ATCAAs. They usually depart around 08:30am-09:30am on typically 8 - 10 hour missions.

Updates to the MILITARY CALLSIGN LIST

APEX F-16C/D 138th FS NY ANG, SYRACUSE NY -> Change to -> APEX MQ-9 138 ATKS NY ANG, SYRACUSE NY
COBRA F-16C/D 138th FS NY ANG SYRACUSE -> Change to -> COBRA MQ-9 138 ATKS NY ANG, SYRACUSE NY
GHOST MQ-9 138 ATKS NY ANG, SYRACUSE NY -> Add
PYTHON MQ-9 138 ATKS NY ANG, SYRACUSE NY -> Add

If anyone is interested here's ATC audio from GHOST 01 departing SYR. Note the hold point see and avoid climb procedures, and the navigation confusion with ZBW.

 

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0955- Team 42 (KC-20 # 83-0082 AE0218) off WRI working ZNY Harrisburg (133.475) & Vinyl 12 (KC-10 # 84-0192 ADFEAD) off WRI working ZNY Pottstown (124.625).

0955- Devill 11 flt (2 X F-16s 119th FS NJ ANG) working ZDC Woodstown (363.0), ZNY Harrisburg (270.3) requesting direct Phillipsburg. Maybe going to Duke MOA?

1000- VC-25 # 92-9000 ADFDF9 off ADW heading north.
Yep, Devil's are in the DUKE. Working with the tanker on 301.60. I am getting spoiled up here in the middle of nowhere PA!

10:26 - Sounds like SATANs and HELLs will be joining the party later....DEVILS confirm this to the tanker, STEEL 71.
10:47 - SATANs have entered the chat and heading to the tanker.
 
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Excellent! Since you're from that area, is there any good spots to go near there that can receive that traffic? I'm from near Dallas, PA and would like to take a monitoring trip up there, maybe I can catch it on a day when there is activity in the area.
We went star gazing at Cherry Springs state park (highly recommend it) this summer and the KC-135 is right near there currently. It is a high open area world renowned for its open skies for star gazing. It would probably be a perfect area to get comms and see some things. When we went there was no activity so we only went at night. (on the map its the square with the green area next to it) If you have the time check out the Kinzua bridge ( Kinzua Bridge State Park ) it is breath taking.
 

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I was under the impression PAX river was not for civilian use. Maybe former military gets a free pass. I don't follow PAX that closely to see how often non-military use it.

PAX River is used by local general aviation guys every now & then during the week, but especially on the weekends when the military guys are quiet. The PAX River guys return the favor by sometimes using local aflds (Easton, Salisbury) for approach training.
 
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