WOW! wake this group up!

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Here's a little project I threw together tonight. It's an Aerial Refueling Map
for the Northeast. On it is the Aerial Refueling Tracks and Anchors the military
uses to refuel planes in mid-air. This goes on daily and if you have a milair
capable scanner (225-380 Mhz AM Mode), you can listen in too.

ENJOY!
 
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Excellent Job Ed.

jetcrafter said:
Here's a little project I threw togother tonight. It's an Aerial Refueling Map
for the Northeast. On it is the AR Tracks and Anchors the military uses to
refuel planes in mid-air. This goes on daily and if you have a milair capable
scanner (225-380 Mhz AM Mode), you can listen in too.

ENJOY!
 

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Refuel Frequencies.

Extremely interesting subject!

How did you find the info and do you have any for the South-East?

I am in North GA.

tnx es 73

Tom
 

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w4nov said:
Extremely interesting subject!

How did you find the info and do you have any for the South-East?

I am in North GA.

tnx es 73

Tom
Tom,

Most of the info came from the DoD publication AP-1B document. Some has come
from the hard work of local monitors in our area finding "unpublished" refueling
tracks and their frequencies. The map (with some photoshop editing by me)
came from the DoD website for special use airspace. http://sua.faa.gov/sua/Welcome.do

I checked the AP-1B and there is a refueling track that cuts right through North GA
going Southwest to Northeast. It's called AR-216 The primary frequency is 276.500
and the secondary is 343.250
 

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Ayupp.. That sounds right.. :))

Inspired by your map and work done, I found these references:

http://www.milaircomms.com/refuel_tracks.html

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Combat_Air_Patrols

The milaircomms site has older data and I found AR216 on there, but with 319.7 as backup frequency.. I think I trust yours more. :) -- The only credibility factor is that his data showed 319.7 for 2 other nearby routes also - AR203 and AR200 :)

My current research is to find the lat/long of the transoceanic route sites with the weird names like "gambl", etc. you hear on the HF-SSB NY Radio checkins and build me a map..

I may not me a "Down-easter" (except in my heart), but was born in MA, courted my XYL on the coast of ME back when you could walk out to and onto the old schooners at Wiscassett, cruised the ME Coast and cape cod, and eventually left on a round-the-world sail in 1972 from Scituate MA.. Our 2nd boat was a Dark Harbor A Gaff-rigged Sloop built at Rice brothers in Boothbay that had belonged to Betty Davis and her Maine lover. :) (see westsail32.com sub-pages) :) Miss the area and tried for years to find a lot with ocean view that we could afford.. Should have bought that old cove-located marina w 3 acres on a point and cottage for $15K that Danforth was closing, but couldn't raise THAT kinda fortune in 1965!! :)

Again, thanks for your info! I'm now in North GA at 1600 feet so will plug in some of those into the 996T and R7000 :)

Tom, W4nov

jetcrafter said:
Tom,

Most of the info came from the DoD publication AP-1B document. Some has come
from the hard work of local monitors in our area finding "unpublished" refueling
tracks and their frequencies. The map (with some photoshop editing by me)
came from the DoD website for special use airspace. http://sua.faa.gov/sua/Welcome.do

I checked the AP-1B and there is a refueling track that cuts right through North GA
going Southwest to Northeast. It's called AR-216 The primary frequency is 276.500
and the secondary is 343.250
 

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ScanDaBands said:
Bout time somebody gave the Maine forum a jolt.......excellent info.
Thanks! I agree about waking up this group. I check it once in awhile and the only thing
I ever see is that question about GMRS repeaters.

Let's move on! My main interest is listening to military aero comms. I am part of
the MD Milair III board which has a great bunch of people and TONS of great
information. There are people who love monitoring comms in Maine too......
We just need to get them out of the cracks they fell into! :)
 
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