09/28/21 16:44:10 UTC
34.800 MHz
RICHFIELD, NC
34.8FM PL151.4. "(JETBIRD?)21, KILLDEVIL60, Did you change locations? We see white smoke...will land to the right of the smoke to load on left door. Landing in trail." Helo A2A same as on 293.0 at same time. 9/28/21 1230h -AJ
 
09/28/21 16:41:18 UTC
122.8000 MHz
RICHFIELD, NC
"ERIC20 is a Cessna 208...full stop...06, Davidson county. 9/28/21 1240h -AJ
 
09/28/21 16:39:10 UTC
293.000 MHz
RICHFIELD, NC
"looking for colored smoke" helo A2A, same as on 34.8FM. 9/28/21 1230h -AJ
 
09/28/21 15:14:03 UTC
262.9 MHz
CHESAPEAKE, VA
One-sided aircraft traffic
 
09/27/21 15:55:41 UTC
360.3 MHz
ORMOND BEACH, FL
Unknown A/C discussing issues with autopilot and other electronics
 

09/20/21 17:16:39 UTC
292.250 MHz
"PHANTOM OPS, EPIC 32" "We're coming at you Alpha 2, reference, Lav leak....transfer 5 crew and 8 AE personel" First time heard PHANTOM OPS, normally NEWSREEL, occasionally BOOKSHELF. Prob C-17 00-0172 (AE0677). 9/11/2021 between 14-1500h -AJ
 
09/18/21 16:58:58 UTC
276.600 MHz
H60, callsign KILLDEVIL to OMEGA DZ co-ord jump ops at KVUJ, related to NOTAMS:09/012 - SVC TWR OPN. 14 SEP 21:30 2021 UNTIL 15 SEP 03:00 2021. 09/011 - AIRSPACE PJE WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 5NM RADIUS OF VUJ SFC-13000FT. 14 SEP 19:00 2021 UNTIL 15 SEP 02:00 2021 Late afternoon/eve 9/14/2021 -AJ
 
08/30/21 16:04:13 UTC
122.900 MHz
Heard being declared as UNICOM for Bear Creek (NC79) 08-29-2021 -AJ
 
08/24/21 19:25:07 UTC
121.775 MHz
per KMEB LAURINBURG-MAXTON NOTAM 08/006 - SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL 121.775, GCA CTL 140.15 DLY 1200-2100. 24 AUG 12:00 2021 UNTIL 27 AUG 21:00 2021. CREATED: 23 AUG 16:32 2021 -AJ
 
07/26/21 15:43:59 UTC
140.150 MHz
NOTAM for KMEB LAURINBURG-MAXTON 07/006 - SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL 122.8, GCA CTL 140.15. 30 JUL 12:00 2021 UNTIL 30 JUL 16:00 2021. CREATED: 26 JUL 12:55 2021. 1 of 3 covering July26-30. -AJ
 
07/07/21 16:21:19 UTC
40.775 MHz
M0483/21 - AERODROME SOUTHEAST RAMP – 82ND CAB CONDUCTING FARP OPS FOR PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT ONLY. OPERATIONAL FREQ FM 40.775. PILOTS USE CAUTION ENTERING AND EXITING THE FARP. 06 JUL 19:59 2021 UNTIL 01 OCT 21:00 2021. CREATED: 06 JUL 19:59 2021 -AJ
 
06/09/21 17:50:56 UTC
299.30 MHz
Couple of FA-18's from Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station or better known as BMCAS
 


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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