|08/13/20 23:42:40 UTC|
RCH717T C-17 #08-8023 Calling Hawk Eye Ops.
|08/10/20 05:25:15 UTC|
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
no voice ir digi sounds / just squelch braks a couple min ago
|08/04/20 22:25:30 UTC|
fort wayne A-10's, a2a
|08/04/20 22:10:58 UTC|
fort wayne A-10's, A2A
|07/23/20 19:08:43 UTC|
F-16s from Duluth ANG (WOLF callsigns) in Big Bear MOA. AWACS SCOUT03H directing exercise.
|08/09/20 07:38:31 UTC|
|08/09/20 07:38:00 UTC|
|08/01/20 03:57:36 UTC|
Refuel Track comms
|08/01/20 03:56:07 UTC|
Combat aircraft flight chit chat after in flight refuel
|07/30/20 14:24:37 UTC|
JTAC freq mentioned by Helo pilot, heard talking on 70.4 NFM. Vic of KVUJ, Stanly Co NC. 07/28/2020, 1515h -AJ
|07/30/20 14:20:53 UTC|
Helo A2A "...visual on you. There are some JTACs on the ground. You can monitor on 276.6 if you are interested..." "OK, I'll stay above.." Immediately prior had checked in with KVUJ tower. PL 151.4, 07/28/2020, 1515h -AJ
|07/10/20 16:35:07 UTC|
M0378/20 - AERODROME FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) F. CO, 3/82ND AVN REG WILL SET UP EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2 FROM 7 JULY 2020 UNTIL 17 JULY 2020. THE FLIGHT STRIP IS OPEN TO ALL ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0900L TO 1700L DAILY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES ARE 252.725 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 61.50 (FM), FACILITY CALLSIGN IS "BADBOY RADIO". ALL AIRCRAFT MUST ALSO MONITOR SAAF FREQUENCIES. 09 JUL 20:28 2020 UNTIL 17 JUL 22:00 2020. CREATED: 09 JUL 20:28 2020 -AJ
Back in 1984, the design for an ultra-sensitive U.S. Customs radio network was conceived. Code-named COTHEN, Customs Over The Horizon Enforcement Network, (Now federal publications call it the "Cellular Over-
The-Horizon Enforcement Network") it combines a radio, computer, and a tactical voice privacy unit into a state-of-the-art communications system that meets the demanding requirements of Customs' tactical interdiction aircraft and boats in their fight against smuggling activities.
COTHEN's first fixed station transmitter near Memphis, Tenn., became operational in 1985. The Blue Lightning Operations Center was the first command office and its marine vessels were the first tactical platforms to have COTHEN radios. This initial deployment proved so successful that COTHEN grew to include all U.S. Customs aircraft.
High powered fixed station transmitters located across the United States are connected to Customs' Air, Marine, and Special Agent In Charge (SAIC) locations via dedicated telephone lines. Tactical interdiction platforms that are equipped with a COTHEN radio can place a call to any other platform or office in the network. Thanks to innovative technological advancements, a COTHEN radio is able to establish a link with another COTHEN radio thousands of miles away with no more difficulty than placing a phone call.
COTHEN has been instrumental in helping law enforcement agencies successfully complete a number of missions. For instance, early last year off the coast of Puerto Rico, COTHEN played a primary role in impressive seizures of 1,169 kilos of cocaine, one boat, three smugglers, and 41 illegal aliens by making sure all the entities involved in the action remained in contact with each other.
COTHEN now provides communications support for more than 235 aircraft, marine interdiction vessels, command offices, and numerous allied agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Border Patrol, Army, Navy, and Joint Interagency Task Forces. COTHEN's Technical Service Center (TSC) provides real-time on-the-air support services and guarantees communications between users. The Telecommunications Specialists who operate the TSC have many innovative diagnostic tools used to ensure communications, including a telephone patch (TRICS), a platform tracking and location system (TRACS), and over-the-air-rekeying capabilities (DARK).
The COTHEN and TSC team, responsible for all program management and on-the-air technical support, is headquartered at the Communication Management Division's National Law Enforcement Communications Center in Orlando, Fla.