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"GECKO06, no drop, no drop" Prob a C27J, tail#10-27030 (AE4CFE) at 12,500ft over KMEB vic. 3/3/2021, 1200hrs. -AJ
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Mid air re-fueling training Eddie62
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Correction MASH84 KC135 near Toledo OH
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BRICKYARD MASH85 FL250 Code 2 one write up
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Mid air re-fueling training
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Avon Park is 164 square miles, making it the largest gunnery and bombing range east of
the Mississippi River. Located in a remote setting in Central Flroida, it is ideal for black sky
night operation. This range is also very active with day time activities.
Missions occuring at Avon Park are easily monitorable from most parts of Florida. From here in Daytona Beach, FL (about 120 miles NorthEast of the center of the range) I can hear most Air-Air mission audio with a simple outdoor non-directional antenna. While this antenna (ScanTenna) is mounted at only 20' it provides for excellent receiption from the Avon Park range.
For those in Central and Southern Florida the Avon Park Range should be an easy target and provide many days of exciting military air communications. While fishing in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area I was able to listen to F16's out of Homestead AFB targeting many different targest at the range. From Lazer targets to the Nuke Circle you'll hear many different types of practice missions.
Below I've included two maps to help you understand just where the aircraft you hear are actually located. Most training missions you'll hear using the range will be F-16's (callsign SHARK's and MAKO's) flying out of the Homestead Airforce Base just south of Miami, FL. I suggest you look elsewhere on this website for frequencies for Homestead (note: I have not yet put together the Homestead page, keep checking).
The map on the left is a scanned image from an Aeronautical Chart (airplane road map). Below
the maps image you'll find links to larger version of this area which you can print. This map
shows the Military Operations Areas (MOA) and Restricted areas which make up the Avon Park Range Complex.
For those who like to enter frequencies into your own database or spreadsheet I've included
a Comma Separated Value (CSV). With the CSV file you should be able to import these frequencies
into your favorite scanner programming software, Excel spreadsheet or your favorite database program.
For the Comma separated Value file Click Here.
|126.1500||Avon Ops (see note 1 below)||AM||132.3250||Charlie Range||AM|
|150.2250||Range/Target Operations Net||FM|
|150.2750||Law Enforcement/Fire Net||FM|
|163.3750||Sounds like Building Maint.||FM|
|238.9000||Lake Placid MOA/AR-620||AM|
|264.6250||Range Controllers Bravo & Foxtrot||AM|
|276.6000||Range Target Scoring||AM|
|276.8000||Air-to-Ground Tactical Training||AM|
|281.5000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|282.8000||River Range/Hard Luck Drop Zone||AM|
|285.5000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|285.7250||Range Controllers Charlie & Echo||AM|
|307.1000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|335.9500||??Possible TARPON freq also W174||AM|
|349.0000||Miami Center AirTrafficControl||AM|
|349.3000||Range Target Scoring||AM|
|350.6750||(Commonly paired with 355.675)||AM|
|353.8000||MAKO's Discrete a/a||AM|
|354.4000||Range Target Scoring||AM|
|355.6750||(Commonly paired with 350.675)||AM|
|41.9500||A-10 Air-Air AVON||FM|
(1) - Many sources including the Grove Military directory have this listed as "Avon Tower". There are no tower controlled
airports in or near the Avon Park range. I was able to find 126.1500 is actually listed in the
FLIP VFR Supplement (a DOD Flight Information Publication which is updated every 24 weeks).
It�s listed as the Avon Ops frequency for the MacDill AFB Aux Fld.
This is a small airport that�s within the Avon Park range. (FAA Identifier AGR).
From time to time you'll hear civil aircraft call up on this freq. requesting the status of the R-2901 or one of the many Avon Park MOA's. This is common however that does not make it a "Tower" frequency as claimed by many websites.