|10/20/19 16:32:08 UTC|
THUMPER calling Huntress with presumed training tracks. Female operator
|10/17/19 18:34:03 UTC|
Howdy 01 with Bradley Approach, 'straight in'
|10/17/19 18:33:30 UTC|
Howdy 01 calling Bradley Approach on Guard. Told switch 281.5
|10/08/19 22:30:50 UTC|
Polo98 doing touch and goes Stewart ANG Base
|10/04/19 00:31:21 UTC|
Stings targeting buildings in Buckeye MOA
|10/08/19 18:55:15 UTC|
Colt flight (Maryland ANG) A-10s @ Bollen Range Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. 10/8/19
|09/27/19 03:27:33 UTC|
49Th Fts/50Th Fts Columbus Afb T-38C A/A
|09/27/19 03:26:20 UTC|
49Th Fts/50Th Fts Columbus Afb T-38C A/A
|09/12/19 20:44:57 UTC|
|09/12/19 18:37:19 UTC|
PL151.4 "DZSO, *?????* one-one" "...we'll exit on the western edge of the drop zone..." ok rx, originating from Bragg? Background noise indicates helo. Often used by H64's locally. 1205h 09/11/2019 -AJ
|09/06/19 14:18:51 UTC|
2nd alt freq used by all players, OMEGA DZ, IRON CROSS (Combat Control Team), HAVOC61 (C-130 08-5686 AE4AFB, Dyess), RAPTOR704 (N830AC AB585D SUPER PUMA of Air Center Helicopters) during simultanious operations including PAX offload from HAVOC and simulated FAT COW ops by RAPTOR. 142.25 was unusable for RAPTOR as he was in FM mode, and requested new freq. Starting 2130h 09/04/2019 at KVUJ. -AJ
|09/06/19 14:11:15 UTC|
1st alt freq used by all players, OMEGA DZ, IRON CROSS (Combat Control Team), HAVOC61 (C-130 08-5686 AE4AFB, Dyess), RAPTOR704 (N830AC SUPER PUMA of Air Center Helicopters) during initial stages including PJE passes. Starting 2100h 09/04/2019 at KVUJ. -AJ
In March of 2003 I decided I needed to do something with my mobile radios. Everytime I would go to the Cape
(Kennedy Space Center or Port Canaveral) for a shuttle or rocket launch I would take several radios. Along
with several radios came antenna coax, splitters, power cables, cigarette lighter plugs and more. With
three radios (usually three BC 780XLT scanners) plus a handheld this was a mess in the front seat! And
I'm not a person for a mess or messy areas, I'm a neat freak!
When I built my shelf for my base setup (click here for picture) I had some boards left over. After thinking about this I decided to get out the tape measure and saw and go to work. About an hour later I was putting the first coat of stain/varnish on my new mobile radio rack. I sized it so that three BC780s or BC785s could fit. It needed to fit between the center console and the dash panel of a 2003 Ford F150 4x4 (Captains chairs, not the bench seat version). It is sized so it fits snuggly so it doesn't move while traveling however it still is very easy to remove to take in the house. When its in the house it sits perfectly on top of my shelf in the home shack. I also designed it with a power terminal strip which would power all three radios plus a Stridesberg Active multicoupler (MCA204). The power terminal strip was powered with 1 cigarette lighter power cord, right there I just eliminated three power cords!
When at home I plug the rack into a 12 Volt power supply and with the multicoupler I just need to plug in one antenna to power all three radios. Makes going mobile very easy, just two cables (1 antenna, 1 power) will take care of antennas and power connections for three radios! The antenna I use mobile is the NIL-JON Super M with a Larsen Mag mount. Designed for 144, 220, and 440 ham bands it does very well for in both the Civil Air (108-136 MHz) and Military Air (138-144 & 225-400 MHz) ranges. I was going to mount three of the small 2" RadioShack speakers on the side, one for each scanner. However after I got the speakers I wasn't impressed with the sound quality. I've used the larger 4" speakers before and really like the audio they produce. So I'm still thinking what I might do for speakers. However as a bonus I've discoverd that since the audio from all three scanners can not escape the "rack" from the back or either side the audio level is louder than just a stand alone scanner. I'm guessing the box "funnels" the sound out the front instead of all 360 degrees. Anyway when the scanners are in the box they do sound louder than before.
Below are pictures of it in the truck as well as a shot of the back. Next I'm going to "neaten" up the wiring and possibly add speakers. Right now I'm using the active Stridsberg Antenna Multicoupler, 1 BC 780XLT and 2 BC 785D's.