Upcoming Airshows (TICO/MacDill)

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danf161

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I was looking around and I'm finding a lot of contradictory info on frequencies for airshows (Blue Angels too). Where can I look to find reputable info on airshow freqs for TICO next weekend (Space Coast Regl. KTIX) and AIRFEST 2010 (MacDill AFB) the following weekend? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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March Issue of Monitoring Times

Get ahold of the March issue of Monitoring Times magazine, every year they post known freqeuncies that have been in use each year by the various demo teams.

Also check here, the right hand column has schedules and old lists (ie 2009,2008)

Milcom Monitoring Post

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I would look at the 2009 as I made a trip to the local bookstore to pickup this years copy of Monitoring Times March issue. The writeup had very little frequencies and referenced that you look on two sites on the internet for frequencies however I did not write down the sites. I for the first time was disappointed in this years Airshow feature in Monitoring Times and left it on the shelf.

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Fireant, You were looking at POP COM!!! That's the worst airshow story ever written.

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How is MacDill security with bringing a scanner on base for the airshow on March 20 and 21st?
I plan on bringing my PRO-106 with my earpiece, or should I leave it at home?

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I usually tote 3 handheld scanners along with my camera gear with no problems. I carry everything in a backpack, with everything inside packaged in freezer bags to allow security to screen my stuff without me having to dismantle everything.
 

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Would all those written frequencies be online somewhere so that one might cut and paste them? Thanks
 

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Although I dont have specific team frequencies when I went to last years show the Airboss Frequency was 123.7. I too thought I'd be turned back with my scanners but security will thouroughly check out your gear inside and out. They were very professional and nice about it.
 

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okay, two scanners ready.

do you agree with these custom search settings? would it be better just to use 5.00 as the step?

General Search Ranges
Start End Step Mode
118.00000 137.00000 25.00 AM
122.70000 123.57500 25.00 AM
138.00000 144.00000 12.50 AM and NFM
148.00000 150.80000 12.50 AM and NFM
162.00000 174.00000 12.50 NFM
225.00000 380.00000 25.00 AM
380.00000 400.00000 12.50 NFM
406.10000 420.00000 12.50 NFM
 

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Doubt you'll find anything worthwhile as far as airshow action on 148-150, 162-174, or 406-420 (excluding the MacDill TRS).

380-400 is being converted into DoD trunked systems, but it's still worth a shot for AM milair.

Use 25khz for the step on all AM aviation.

126.150 has been the AirBoss freq lately. 123.700 is MacDill Tower VHF.
 
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thanks. sounds like close call and signal stalker may have to be used. MT gives these possible freq. for shultz/ boss:

118.7000ground ops
132.9500operations
135.6500airboss
238.1500airboss
350.300

i'll add the others mentioned above, too.

heard on an ameteur radio station that all frs, gmrs and isr radios were being collected for use at the show, too.
 

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Any other Freqs?

Here is a list I have of the Frequencies from 2009


Macdill 2009 Frequencies, possibly used 2010

126.15 / 292.2 Airboss
136.675 Random reported last year by Richard (I have it as Heritage Flight as well)
123.150 Discrete? Very intermittent chatter, any confirmation?
240.10 Macdill Drop Zone (Anything heard for USSocom?)
376.025 F-15 Demo
122.475 Hogs A-10
141.075 / 235.25 Random

This is the last snippet I have regarding BA freq's taken form random logs and MT

275.3500 and 284.2500 MHz. He also heard the solo aircraft on 237.8000 MHz. Thanks for
139.8125 MHz and 142.6125 MHz are being used for maintenance and ground communications.


Anyone have any others?
 

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These are not official, just what I assume due to what I heard with what was going on.

255.2 Bert
346.5 Diamond
284.25 Delta/Solos
275.35 Diamond

I only got there around the time Bert took off (gray not the blue and white one) so no verification on the other frequencies.

I will be -1 scanner.. this weekend. I decided id be resourceful and put together a battery AA mod for my BC250d out of a credit card and the tabs that connected the batterys to complete the circuit... didn't work so hot :( either way the pack only gave me about 30 minutes of scanning if that, so it would of been negligible.. Im severely disappointed in my Signal stalker on my pro - 96. I got tired of not hearing anything even with the blue angels in the air I figured id get something.. went to search and I dunno how you guys do it,I didn't get any hits searching a band either except for the recording thing.
 

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The Blue Angels and Heritage Flight frequencies listed in the MT2009 airshow guide worked well for AirFest 2010. I stayed informed through the whole show and heard that BA#6 was a little sluggish on the flaps enough to warrant having #7 powered up and ready to go for a mid-performance switch just in case!

Also of note is the 40*.**25 and 40*.**75 frequencies that had frequent activity, but the modulation those frequencies are using is something more advanced than a Pro-97 can decode! APCO-25 or encrypted perhaps? these may be the ground ops/SF radios on those channels...

They are apparently used to spectators bringing radios into the event, no need to "sneak" anything. I had mine in full view and never got any hassle what so ever.
 

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141.075 AM is active as I type this. Identified as a Tbird's Victor channel in 2009. So I guess that one may well still be good for them this weekend.
 

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Also of note is the 40*.**25 and 40*.**75 frequencies that had frequent activity, but the modulation those frequencies are using is something more advanced than a Pro-97 can decode! APCO-25 or encrypted perhaps? these may be the ground ops/SF radios on those channels....
MacDill's P25 UHF Trunked Radio System. A good portion of it is encrypted.
 
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