Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Milcom Files - MT Editions - Are Now Available on Amazon



Mention the words "Monitoring the Military," and most radio hobbyists will immediately think of military air shows, sporting event Military Aircraft Flybys or a whole host of other military activities they would like to hear on their radios. There is a big radio frequency spectrum out there to monitor, and if you know where to listen, you can eavesdrop on some of the coolest radio communications you will ever hear on a scanner or shortwave radio. Military communications monitoring is the one segment of the radio hobby that has exploded in growth in recent years and is getting more popular among the listening community every day.

Larry Van Horn N5FPW, spent 15 years documenting activity in the military radio spectrum in his monthly Milcom column in the pages of Monitoring Times magazine. And now for the first time ever, he is publishing and making available all those columns here at Amazon in the Kindle E-Book format.

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of their latest Kindle e-books -- the first edition of the Milcom Files – Monitoring Times edition by Amazon Bestselling author Larry Van Horn, N5FPW.

The Milcom Files edition one covers the 15 years of Military Communications (Milcom) columns that Larry wrote for the now defunct-Monitoring Times magazine from 1998-2013.

Volume one (ASIN: B077NN7RQ5) of the Milcom Files covers columns published between 1998 to 2006. The column was bimonthly from September 1998 to November 2002, and monthly from January 2003 to December 2006. Volume two (ASIN: B077NQXH3C) covers columns published between 2007 to 2013. These columns were published monthly during this period. A complete index to all the columns is available on the Milcom MP blog at http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html.

The MT Milcom columns documented the U.S. military conversion to narrowband LMR systems, the move from conventional to trunk radio systems, the 225-400 MHz band plan shift, including the new 380-400 MHz sub-band, and HF military frequencies, both foreign and US. This two-volume set of e-books has over 327,000 plus words, and nearly 1,000 pages of frequencies, call signs, and how-to style articles.

Even though these columns were originally published from 1998-2013, you will find a lot of material that is still valid even today. All US military services, HF. VHF. UHF, military satellites, FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center frequencies, base profiles, foreign military frequencies, airshow frequencies, equipment, and a lot more are included. Each column will be presented as it was published in MT in this e-book except for photographs.

If you are interested in monitoring the military, own a scanner and/or shortwave radio, then the Milcom Files two volume set is a must reference on your radio shack shelf.

Teak Publishing’s The Milcom Files Monitoring Times edition is now available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com.
Volume one is on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077NN7RQ5.
Volume two is on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077NQXH3C.


The price for each e-Book edition is US$7.99. This book is being released internationally. Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order the e-Book from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website.

You do not need to own a Kindle reader to read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with Amazon’s free reading apps. There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all the Kindle family of readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details on these apps at this link on the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central (http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.

Information on other publications by the author is available on the author’s page at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G1QMO4C.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 20 November 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE57C5 169000 ---   2017-11-20 23:50:06 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  20450 
AE055B 84-0060 RCH4060  2017-11-20 23:08:06 C-5M United States USAF | 60AMW | 22AS [KSUU]
AE4EC2 168757 ---   2017-11-20 22:44:04 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  7174  24875 
AE57C5 169000 PELCN69  2017-11-20 22:40:06 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  20450 
AE5DF7 LAC5834 ---   2017-11-20 21:24:10 C-130 United States--- 
AE5DF7 LAC5834 FIXER55  2017-11-20 21:02:20 C-130 United States--- 
AE2230 167955 ---   2017-11-20 20:00:11 P-8A United States USN | VX-1 [KNHK]
AE4EC0 168755 DRAGN21  2017-11-20 19:04:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  34000 
AE10BA 01-0191 BOE90  2017-11-20 18:46:23 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]
AE2230 167955 PIONR85  2017-11-20 17:56:56 P-8A United States USN | VX-1 [KNHK]
AE4C62 10-0742 SHADY45  2017-11-20 17:28:11 MC-12S-2 United States 224thMIB  ---  18025 
AE4BF2 2318 ---   2017-11-20 16:34:25 HC-144A United States--- 
AE014B 59-1522 HAPPY71  2017-11-20 16:12:09 KC-135R United States IL ANG | 126ARW | 108ARS [KBLV]
AE0504 60-0345 MOTOWN2  2017-11-20 16:08:08 KC-135T United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]
ADFEB5 74-0787 ---   2017-11-20 15:30:23 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]
AE57B4 168848 00000000  2017-11-20 14:56:13 P-8A United States USN | VP-26 [KNIP]  ---  32000 
AE54C5 14-0068 ??? ---   2017-11-20 12:44:08 T-6D United States ---  1627  27050 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 19 November 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE20CA 07-7189 PRIME21  2017-11-19 22:20:07 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE1ECD 166072 ---   2017-11-19 20:24:07 T-6B United States USNavy
AE07F1 96-0007 RULER43  2017-11-19 19:46:18 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]
ADFFF8 70-1561 ---   2017-11-19 17:26:18 T-38C United States 87thFTS
AE20B5 85-1607 ---   2017-11-19 16:32:06 C-31A United States US Army | Golden Knights [KPOB]
AE04C3 59-1470 EXPO82  2017-11-19 16:18:30 KC-135T United States USAF | 92ARW [KSKA]
AE5DF7 LAC5834 ---   2017-11-19 16:16:05 C-130 United States--- 
AE0244 63-8044 BISON87  2017-11-19 16:14:23 KC-135R United States AFRC | 914ARW | 328ARS [KGSB]  2257  35000 
AE01AB 84-0072 SPAR538  2017-11-19 04:16:06 C-21A United States--- 
ADFDCA 93-2041 TORCH33  2017-11-19 00:20:23 C-130H United States IL ANG | 182AW | 169AS [KPIA]

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 18 November 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE0236 87-0124 HOIST50  2017-11-18 22:40:04 KC-10A United States USAF | 305AMW [KWRI]  2545  35000 
896C40 1230 UAF1227  2017-11-18 21:54:10 C-17A United Arab Emirates UAE Air Force
AE08FD 84-24380 PAT919  2017-11-18 21:50:09 C-12U United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  5622  27025 
AE1252 165836 CNV4515  2017-11-18 21:18:14 C-40A United States USNR | VR-57 [KNZY]
ADFEBC 95-0124 ---   2017-11-18 21:14:14 UC-35a1 United States US ARMY | B/6-52nd AVN [ETOU]
AE119B 03-3118 RULER55  2017-11-18 20:52:07 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]
AE010E 97-0401 ---   2017-11-18 14:28:07 C-37A United States USAF | 89AW | 99AS [KADW]  2011  45000 
0D067E ------ ---   2017-11-18 11:06:32 ------ Mexico ---  2164  34050 
AE08A9 00-3588 ---   2017-11-18 01:16:06 T-6A United States USAF
AE1126 02-3650 ---   2017-11-18 01:12:07 T-6A United States USAF
AE146B 07-7173 ---   2017-11-18 00:48:08 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]
AE089B 00-3574 ---   2017-11-18 00:42:16 T-6A United States USAF

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 17 November 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE1458 06-6154 RCH104  2017-11-17 22:06:13 C-17A United States USAF | 60AMW | 21AS [KSUU]
AE57B7 168851 ---   2017-11-17 21:24:09 P-8A United States USN |
AE04C3 59-1470 EXPO82  2017-11-17 20:10:16 KC-135T United States USAF | 92ARW [KSKA]
ADFD74 91-0504/91-0507 ---   2017-11-17 18:26:33 RC-26B United States WV ANG | 130AW | 130AS [KCRW]
AE4A15 166140 ---   2017-11-17 17:54:30 T-6B United States USN |
AE5B6A 169228 ---   2017-11-17 17:50:49 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-234 [KNFW]
AE047F 59-1509 SODA81  2017-11-17 17:44:11 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
AE0272 64-14840 ---   2017-11-17 17:34:23 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  4032  27000 
A3F7CA 12-3050 HOUND97  2017-11-17 17:18:28 C-146A United States USAF | 27SOW | 524SOS [KCVS]  7367  29000 
AE0238 58-0074 STEEL41  2017-11-17 17:12:11 KC-135T United States PA ANG | 171ARW [KPIT]
AE54DE 166204 ---   2017-11-17 17:06:38 T-6B United States--- 
AE0272 64-14840 EDDIE41  2017-11-17 16:48:17 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  4032  27000 
ADFE62 91-1231 DERBY31  2017-11-17 16:32:07 C-130H United States KY ANG | 123AW | 165AS [KSDF]
AE20C2 07-7181 VOLT74  2017-11-17 16:14:33 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  5756  31000 
AE20CA 07-7189 PRIME21  2017-11-17 15:54:35 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE0394 64-14832 SODA82  2017-11-17 15:50:27 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
AE4EB9 168435 VVLL860  2017-11-17 14:56:14 P-8A United States USN | VP-5 [KNIP]  ---  18700 
AE4C62 10-0742 SHADY99  2017-11-17 14:24:17 MC-12S-2 United States 224thMIB  ---  22000 
AE4EC7 168762 GRIFN22  2017-11-17 14:12:17 P-8A United States USN | VP-16 [KNIP]  3015  32000 
AE4EC8 168763 ---   2017-11-17 02:46:10 P-8A United States USN |  ---  34900 
AE4EB9 168435 ---   2017-11-17 02:20:05 P-8A United States USN | VP-5 [KNIP]
AE57C9 169004 DRAGN09  2017-11-17 02:04:04 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  34000 
AE57BC 168856 ---   2017-11-17 01:42:12 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  21000 
AE4EC8 168763 LANCR14  2017-11-17 00:40:16 P-8A United States USN |  ---  34900 
AE4EB7 168433 ---   2017-11-17 00:10:11 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  35000 
AE57BC 168856 VVLL833  2017-11-17 00:08:07 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  21000

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 16 November 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE4EB7 168433 LANCR77  2017-11-16 21:58:24 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  35000 
AE056C 86-0015 ---   2017-11-16 20:54:25 C-5M United States USAF | 60AMW [KSUU]
924924 various ---   2017-11-16 20:52:15 various various--- 
0D0645 ------ ---   2017-11-16 20:44:07 ------ Mexico--- 
ADFCD7 94-0120 ---   2017-11-16 19:46:38 T-1A Jayhawk United States United States Air Force
AE02EA 85-1361 ROPER95  2017-11-16 19:32:09 C-130H United States TX ANG | 136AW | 181AS [KFWH]
AE07DF 94-0065 ELVIS55  2017-11-16 18:58:25 C-17A United States TN ANG | 164AW | 155AS [KMEM]
AE117E 02-1112 RCH101  2017-11-16 18:50:32 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]
AE5DF6 ------ FIXER55  2017-11-16 18:22:38 ------ United States ---  5140  24000 
AE1472 07-7180 VOLT43  2017-11-16 17:42:48 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE1498 00-2000 ---   2017-11-16 17:40:11 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]
ADFDD0 92-3328 PAL401  2017-11-16 17:19:00 C-12R United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  ---  27000 
AE1498 00-2000 PEACH99  2017-11-16 16:12:09 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]
AE57C7 169002 VVLL813  2017-11-16 14:36:17 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  34000 
0D067E ------ ---   2017-11-16 07:30:36 ------ Mexico--- 
AE12C4 87-0126 ---   2017-11-16 03:46:09 MC-130H United States USAF | 1SOW | 15SOS [KHRT]
A3BE59 12-3040 HOUND93  2017-11-16 03:42:11 C-146A United States USAF | 27SOW | 524SOS [KCVS]  5220  22000 
AE12C4 87-0126 TALON12  2017-11-16 03:24:04 MC-130H United States USAF | 1SOW | 15SOS [KHRT]

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 15 November 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE05BB 88-1306 FLIP33  2017-11-15 23:54:12 AC-130W United States USAF | 27SOW | 73SOS [KCVS]
AE119A 03-3117 RULER99  2017-11-15 22:48:06 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]  6640  36000 
AE54DE 166204 ---   2017-11-15 22:06:11 T-6B United States--- 
ADACC6 N980ST 0756  2017-11-15 21:54:18 737-4B3 United States US DEPT OF ENERGY  3601  33000 
AE0570 86-0019 ---   2017-11-15 21:22:16 C-5M United States AFRC | 433AW | 68AS [KSKF]
ADFE4C 94-0320/95-0099 R40320  2017-11-15 21:08:07 C-12V United States US Army | B/6-52 AVN (TA) DET-1 [KFTK]  1512  27000 
AE07DF 94-0065 ELVIS55  2017-11-15 20:48:17 C-17A United States TN ANG | 164AW | 155AS [KMEM]
ADFCD7 94-0120 ---   2017-11-15 19:32:09 T-1A Jayhawk United States United States Air Force  5253  22000 
AE04DC 57-1461 HUSKR85  2017-11-15 19:24:08 KC-135R United States NE ANG | 155ARW | 173ARS [KLNK]
ADFE88 92-0553 EPIC61  2017-11-15 18:56:17 C-130H United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]
ADFE67 91-1236 DERBY61  2017-11-15 18:50:25 C-130H United States KY ANG | 123AW | 165AS [KSDF]
AE07D5 92-3291 ELVIS41  2017-11-15 18:34:39 C-17A United States TN ANG | 164AW | 155AS [KMEM]
AE57BC 168856 VVLL860  2017-11-15 18:28:11 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  30650 
AE07F7 97-0045 ---   2017-11-15 17:48:13 C-17A United States NY ANG | 105AW | 137AS [KSWF]  0752  35000 
AE021D 84-0190 HOIST90  2017-11-15 17:28:13 KC-10A United States USAF | 305AMW [KWRI]  6230  25025 
A46E47 12-3085 DINGO81  2017-11-15 16:58:42 C-146A United States USAF | 492SOW | 524SOS [KEGI]  ---  21025 
AE1121 02-3645 ---   2017-11-15 16:42:43 T-6A United States USAF  1717  26000 
AE0156 57-1456 LUCKY31  2017-11-15 16:34:42 KC-135R United States AFRC | 916ARW | 77ARS [KGSB]
AE5DF6 ------ FIXER55  2017-11-15 15:44:16 ------ United States--- 
AE4D68 10-0215 EAGLE63  2017-11-15 14:36:09 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  6211  30000 
AE046A 162164 ---   2017-11-15 14:30:55 C-2A United States USN | VRC-30 [KNZY]
AE07F7 97-0045 RCH264  2017-11-15 13:38:47 C-17A United States NY ANG | 105AW | 137AS [KSWF]  0752  35000 
AE01DE 79-1949 SPUR61  2017-11-15 09:47:42 KC-10A United States USAF | 305AMW [KWRI]  1573  36000 
AE1295 84-0476 OPUS22  2017-11-15 04:26:10 MC-130H United States USAF | 1SOW | 15SOS [KHRT]
AE1449 05-5139 RCH596  2017-11-15 02:40:04 C-17A United States AFRC | 452AMW | 729AS [KRIV]
ADFE87 92-0552 COBB52  2017-11-15 00:40:10 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]