10/30/20 01:45:47 UTC
321.000 MHz
UPSET41 landing in 20min with 23K fuel
10/29/20 19:35:46 UTC
135.750 MHz
JEDI 33, 37 and 54 (T-6As ) heading out of MacDill.
10/29/20 17:24:11 UTC
119.500 MHz
Air Force One landing at Tampa Intl.
10/29/20 15:58:16 UTC
235.100 MHz
a/a refueling and training
10/29/20 15:57:17 UTC
317.600 MHz

10/28/20 21:59:39 UTC
149.6500 MHz
"...2-7 is turning inbound, 1 bundle, 5 jumpers..." 10/28/2020, 1352h. -AJ
10/28/20 21:57:43 UTC
38.700 MHz
A2A "ZEUS12, 22. Show you're about 8.5 miles away from us, are you behind us?.....Sierra-Delta-Zulu (SDZ VOR)..." Signal kinda in and out, but strangely very clear and neither pilot had any noticable background noise (helicopter sounds) as if using new type of mic. Prev logged this in use for ZEUS(H64s) training in 2018 near KVUJ. 10/27/2020, 1415h. -AJ
10/27/20 17:49:48 UTC
38.700 MHz
"...H1's, currently Chesterfield, Charlie-Tango-Foxtrot (CHESTERFIELD VOR/DME, CTF), en route to ????bruice???, one hour out..." Oddly excellent, near perfect reception, though CTF is nearly 60 miles distant. The destination part sounded like "tango-bruice", so reception obviously less than perfect. 10/27/2020, 1228h. -AJ
10/27/20 17:42:55 UTC
336.100 MHz
"...glad you're on frequency and let us know when you're en route so you can give us an idea of the time..." 10/26/2020, 1233h. -AJ
10/27/20 17:41:11 UTC
32.450 MHz
"...uh Alpha 5-3-1 (A-531) here in Montgomery county, Daniel wanted me to let you know" 10/26/2020, 1925h. -AJ
10/27/20 15:31:18 UTC
293.000 MHz
"...off Mid-Carolina (KRUQ), en route to Mackall (KHFF)" 10/26/2020, 1918h. -AJ
10/26/20 17:28:30 UTC
141.550 MHz
"...Andrews...this is PAT(##)..." Very weak rx, single snippit. 10/20/2020, 2007h. -AJ

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This page will give you a plot of your Line-of-Sight distance to aircraft at various altitudes.

The inner most circle are aircraft up to 5,000'. Working out each circle represents aircraft at 10,000', 20,000', 30,000', and 40,000'.

Odds are you're not going to hear aircraft out to the edge of each circle, that would only happen in the "perfect" world. Factors that will reduce you're ability to hear to the edge of the "Line-of-Sight" circle are 1) Your antenna, 2) obstructions (tree, building, mountains...), 3) aircraft orientation (climbing / decending / banking all could block the transmitting antenna from your line of sight), 4) weather conditions between you and the aircraft (signals are attenuated by clouds or rain), 5) signal to noise ratio of your receiver / amps / antenna locaton.

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