01/25/21 15:45:38 UTC
291.900 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
UPSET11 BUCKY24 FL21 holding over Oshkosh.
 
01/22/21 16:29:45 UTC
284.5 MHz
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Navy Lima Lima 87 with Sealord. Request clearance back to Nas Jax for full stop.
 
01/22/21 16:23:59 UTC
273.9 MHz
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Gator## has issue rtb Jax. SOF button #9
 
01/21/21 01:03:04 UTC
363.350 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
BADGER 1 thru 4
 
01/20/21 23:45:51 UTC
289.2 MHz
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Various flts with Pinecastle ops
 

01/11/21 15:56:47 UTC
75.750 MHz
"Elevation 4-7-0 feet, enemy fighting position, 17 Sierra Papa Uniform (grid location outskirts of Ft Bragg), none, friendlies east, 180 meters" PL 151.4. A2G, prolonged voice comms, intermixed with occasional crypto. VIKINGxx (CN-235) orbiting over grid at the time. 01-07-2021 between 1500-1600h. -AJ
 
01/11/21 15:56:21 UTC
75.750 MHz
"Elevation 4-7-0 feet, enemy fighting position, 17 Sierra Papa Uniform (grid location outskirts of Ft Bragg), none, friendlies east, 180 meters" PL 151.4. A2G, prolonged voice comms, intermixed with occasional crypto. VIKINGxx (CN-235) orbiting over grid at the time. 01-07-2021 between 1500-1600h. -AJ
 
01/07/21 17:29:16 UTC
75.650 MHz
"...7-5, lima-charlie, in-the-RED.." 1644h. "..radio check...fire..gonna start for us...prob get a good hour, an hour from when we depart, if we stick around past now its going to delay those guys getting in the air by 1800..." 1700h. "..9-9, VIKING73, came in broken, unreadable, say again...from 73, we want to push SECURE..." 1826h. All Tx's after that sounded like static, with a chirp/beep at the start of each. 01/06/2021. 96-6042 & 96-6043 (common callsign VIKING) active in same time frame Sanford/Bragg vic. -AJ
 
12/22/20 13:09:02 UTC
228.7500 MHz
"ALPHA 5-0-0 and below, southern airspace....3-0-0 and below" 12-21-2020 1433h -AJ
 
12/18/20 15:38:09 UTC
143.300 MHz
"...GECKO07, six jumpers away..." 12/11/2020, 1639h. -AJ
 
12/18/20 15:36:30 UTC
123.475 MHz
"...GECKO65, request winds..." "LIGHTNING6, GECKO65, all jumpers away...flight level 250, flight speed 130 knots..." 12/11/2020, between 0950-1020h. -AJ
 
12/17/20 13:34:43 UTC
32.450 MHz
"ZEUS33, FORECAST BASE, calling in the blind, we are arrival Montgomery County (K43A)" 2145h. "...Ops normal, we are off Montgomery, en route to TTA (KTTA Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County Airport)" 2220h 12/15/20 -AJ
 


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Your Guide To Monitoring The Space Shuttle

Over the years I've been into radio monitoring (since 1976) probably the question I hear most often is "Can I listen to the Space Shuttle?". Over the past few days I've been asked the same question from several of our readers. So I thought that I would put together a quick page of infomation on how you can monitor the Shuttle.

The easiest way which anyone with HF receiving equipment can receive the shuttle is by tuning into WA3NAN, this is the Goddard Space Center Amateur Radio Club. WA3NAN is the club station which is operated from the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. This station rebroadcasts Shuttle communications during Shuttle missions. WA3NAN does a pretty good job. They only broadcast during times while the crew is awake. Usually if you're up early enough you will get to hear the weak-up call. Since WA3NAN is operated by volunteers, they only operate when volunteers are available. Their station is located just outside of Washington, DC, so if you hear of thunderstorms in the area you may not hear their transmission til after the storm has passed. WA3NAN usually startes broadcasting about 1 hour before launch time which is really neat because you'll be able to hear the final countdown and communications as the Shuttle "Clears the Tower". Below is a list of frequencies which WA3NAN broadcasts on.

WA3NAN Shuttle Retransmission Frequencies.

Frequency MHzModulationAntenna Type
3.860LSBN-S & E-W Dipoles
7.185LSBN-S & E-W Dipoles
14.295USB3-Element Yagi
21.395USB5-Element Yagi
28.650USB4-Element Yagi
147.450FM???


Besides the above table of frequencies there are many 2-meter repeaters around the country which will relay WA3NAN's transmissions. Check with your local radio club, or put your scanner in search mode between 144.000 MHz - 148.000 MHz and you might luck into hearing one. Believe it or not that is how I heard my first Shuttle Transmission, totally by luck I was just searching and heard this thing which sounded like the shuttle.

One advantage of monitoring the Shuttle via WA3NAN is you don't need to worry about the position or tracking the shuttle. If you were attempting to receive the shuttle via direct frequencies, you would only be able to receive the shuttle when it was within line-of-sight. However, there are times when this is possible. If you visit www.amsat.org, you will find various satellite tracking programs which will help in this feat. Below you'll find a list of frequencies used by the Shuttle.

Click Here for Complete list of NASA Frequencies Used during Shuttle Missions If you're in the area of KSC it would make for some fun listening to put these in your scanner. NASA uses many frequencies everyday, not just when there are shuttle missions. These frequencies will have activity on almost daily, of course more when there is either a Shuttle launch/landing or a Rocket launch.


If all else fails you can receive live Shuttle Communications here via RealAudio.

If you want to hear comes between KSC and the ships used for Booster Recovery, then click here for a list of NASA HF frequencies.

If you want to watch NASA TV live and can't get NASA TV off your satellite TV systems, then you can watch it live on the Internet. Simply click here for NASA-TV Live.