01/24/20 22:44:04 UTC
349.400 MHz
LITCHFIELD, IL
Scott Command Post COUGAR26, COUGR26 20 Mikes out for Alpha 2 for pressurization issues, HROU? notify M1.
 
01/24/20 19:21:15 UTC
141.400 MHz
TONALEA, AZ
2 Fighters talking about the scenery
 
01/24/20 16:21:41 UTC
383.550 MHz
MOLINE, IL
E6 (164387) active west of Des Moines, IA. Data stream.
 
01/23/20 20:56:03 UTC
234.500 MHz
HOPE, AR
Shiner40 for Foxtrot on 2345.
 
01/23/20 19:52:56 UTC
313.700 MHz
BYRON, GA
Reaper 23 in comms with others
 

01/16/20 15:58:46 UTC
395.225 MHz
Alt use-KHFF NOTAM-M0020/20 - PTD FREQ 395.225. 16 JAN 15:30 2020 UNTIL 11 APR 03:59 2020. CREATED: 16 JAN 15:30 2020 -AJ
 
01/13/20 03:16:07 UTC
11.175 MHz
global mil hf
 
01/11/20 18:08:16 UTC
4.724 MHz
EAM -sunflower
 
01/11/20 06:14:57 UTC
350.350 MHz
A to Air range ops from ANG Terrihaute ,,,,MOA,,,attibury
 
01/09/20 15:09:27 UTC
343.700 MHz
!RDU 01/062 SDZ COM REMOTE TRANS/REC 127.8, 343.7 U/S 2001131300-2001172200 -AJ
 
12/18/19 15:57:15 UTC
140.450 MHz
A2A "winds are 230 @ 11 knots 10 statute miles on the vis, calling overcast at 1100, 18 on the temp, 3001 for altemeter" "lead copies, we'll plan on ILS 23"12/10/19 0943h Later noted in use during drop operations in vic of Ft Bragg. Often simultaneously in use with 148.325 -AJ
 
12/18/19 15:47:23 UTC
228.100 MHz
A2A, 1 male & 1 female jet pilot "need little better co-ordination for the 'Pet The Jet'..." also mention of a ceremony and transient training. 12/12/19 ok rx -AJ
 



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Ponce Inlet (Daytona Beach area), FL
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My Shack in Night Operation Mode, I hate bright overhead lights!
This is a 2006 photo but still neat!.



January 2010 Shack Photos
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Over-all view of shack.


Icom IC-910, Icom IC-756 Pro III, ACOM 1000 (1KW) Amp.


Various Scanners for Military Aircraft/NASA monitoring, Davis Vantage PRO2 Weather Station.


Yaesu FT-1000MkV (HF Backup Rig), Acom 1000 Amp (1KW 160mtr - 6 mtr),
Tokyo Hy-Power 2mtr Amp (350 Watts) used for SSB/CW (NO FM!!!), Heath HW-16 it works!


HF Mosley Yagi & 2 Meter Yagi
The antenna on the bottom is the 3 element tri-band Mosley Mini-33A (20, 15, 10 meters). The top antenna is a 6 element Directive Systms 2 meter yagi (an outstanding antenna!) which is use for 2mtr SSB, CW, EME, and Meteor Scatter. I do not do FM!!!!! The rotor is the Yaesu G-450A.




VHF/UHF/1.3GHz Antennas
The lowest antenna is a KU4AB 6 meter Loop being feed with RG-8 Coax. The antenna just above the rotor is the Directive Systems 2 meter, 6 element yagi being feed with LMR-400 coax. The next antenna is a Cushcraft 11 element 432MHz antenna also fead with LMR-400 coax. The top antenna is the Directive Systems 1296 MHz (23 cm) 25 element loop yagi being feed with 1/2" HardLine.




Hustler HF Vertical
This antenna is painted flat black inorder to better blend in with the tree line. This is a 6 band vertical and works excellent 40, 30, 20, 15, and 10 meters. It is advertised to work on 80 meters and it does but just not great. For 160 meters I use a 160 meter Inverted L that shares the same radial system used by the Hustler Vertical. The radial system is about 1000' of radials of various lengths. Being located only 1500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean the ground system works pretty well (only 12' above sea level).



This is a 440 MHz 8 element Log Perodic made by Elk Antenna. I use this for Ham Sats, works great for receiving the FO-29, AO-27, SO-50 and SO-51 Sats. I use a standard 2 meter vertical for the uplink and the Log P. for Downlink. The antenna is fixed at a 45 degree elevation but direction is controled by the Channel Master Rotor. With this setup I can make a Sat Contact nearly anypass which the sat is greater than 15 deg. over the horizon.




Portable Military Satellite Setup
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For portable military satellite monitoring I use an Uniden BC 250D handheld programmed with all the FLEET-SATCOM, LEASAT and UFO Satellite downlink frequencies. Attached to the BC 250D you'll see a 5 element Yagi. This antenna is cut for 263.000 MHz, which is about the center of the MilSat frequencies. The antenna is then fed into a Stridsburg High Pass filter. This filter provides 60dB attenuation to all frequencies below 225 MHz. I used this filter in an attempt to reduce or any out of band interference before it arrives at the GRE wide band preamp. As you can see the filter is directly attached to a GRE wide band preamp which provides about 20 dB gain between 100 - 1000 MHz. The preamp is then directly attached to the BC 250D. This setup will provide nearly full scale signal strengths from digital, encrypted voice, and non-encrypted voice signals coming from several different Military birds which I can receive from my area. Also with thanks to the filter I have yet to receive any out of band intermode or overload type interference.

Equipment List
  • Ham Equipment
  • Icom IC-756 Pro III (HF)
  • Yaesu FT-1000 MP Mark V Field (HF)
  • ACOM 1000 1KW HF/6mtr amp
  • Icom IC-910 w/1296MHz Module (144/432/1296MHz CW/SSB
  • Tokyo Hy-Power HL-350Vdx 2 meter amplifier (350 watts)
  • Kenwood TH-F6A HT (rcvr 100KHz-1300MHz, xmit 144MHz, 220MHz, 440MHz)
  • VHF / UHF Receivers
  • Uniden BC780XLT (7 as these are excellent MilAir scanners!)
  • Uniden BC785D
  • Uniden BC250D
  • Radio Shack PRO-2006
  • Radio Shack PRO-2052 <
  • NewCommunicationSolutions NCS-3230 for AudioControl (2, one for Ham one for Scanners)
  • Antennas
  • Directive Systems 144 MHz 6 Element Yagi (horizontal)
  • Directive Systems 432 MHz 15 Element Yagi (horizontal)
  • Directive Systems 1296 MHz 25 Element Yagi (horizontal)
  • Hustler 6BTV HF Vertical Ground Mounted w/1000' of Radials & Tilt base
  • 160 Meter Invert L (sharing radial system used by the 6BTV)
  • 80 Meter Invert L (sharing radial system used by the 6BTV)
  • Diamond X50 (144/440 MHz) in attic
  • Cushcraft 6 element Yagi (440 MHz) in attic
  • Antenna Warehouse ScanTenna
  • Create Log Periodic (100MHz - 1300MHz used for Military Scanning
  • 5 Element Yagi cut for 263 MHz - Homemade used for Military Satellite receiving.
  • Nil-Jon Super M Mobile used for Mobile listening
  • KU4AB 6 Meter Loop
  • Stridsberg MCA204 (2) 4 Port Active AntennaMulticoupler
  • Stridsberg MCA208 8 Port Active Antenna Multicoupler