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Mid air re-fueling training
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(Corrected) R135 COBRA55 (62-4129) transiting southern WI
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KC135 COBRA55 (62-4129) transiting southwest WI
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MASH82 20 min out looking for parking with one writeup
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air/air chat and heading for the tanker KC135 just left Grissom on flightradar
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The Global HF System (GHFS), now called the HF Global Communications System (HFGCS) was stated by the US Air Force in June of 1992.
was created by consolidating several other USAF HF networks, including the Strategic Air Command
"Giant Talk" system. The goal of the system was to develope a worldwide HF network
for providing Command & Control HF communictions to all authorized DOD aircraft and ground stations.
When you hear an aircraft or any stations calling "MAINSAIL" on any of the HFGCS frequencies this is a "general" call for any ground station to answer and provided the calling stations with what ever he needs. Any HFGCS ground station will respond to the call "MAINSAIL". Depending on the service required, the station bay request the aircraft to change to a discrete frequency for improved and extended service.
EAM's or Emergency Action Message. Another very important aspect of the HFGCS is the transmission of EAM's. EAM's are the coded military orders or bulletins that have the highest priority. When EAM's are broadcast, ALL other users of the system are to standby. If you hear a voice giving a long series of letters phonically this is an EAM.
SKYKING messages are special EAM's. These presumably could be the nuclear go/no-go codes. There was a higher than normal number of EAM's and SKYKING messages being transmitted after the attackes of 9/11/01. Urgent SKYKING messages are repeated three or four times instead of the usual two. SKYKING is a group callsign, meaning "Any
|4724||Andrews, Ascension, Elmendorf, Guam, Hickam, Lejes, Offutt, Salinas, Thule, Yokota|
|6712||Andrews, Ascension, Guam, Lajes|
|6739||Ascension, Elmendorf, Guam, Hickam, Salinas, Offutt, Thule, Yokota|
|8992||Andrews, Ascension, Elmendorf, Guam, Hickam, Offutt, Salinas, Thule, Yokota|
|10780 (1)||AF Eastern Test Range (Backup for Ascension), Cape Canaveral, Antigua, Ascension, Maui|
|11175 (2)||Andrews, Ascension, Elmendorf, Guam, Hickam, Salinas, Offutt, Thule, Yokota|
|11271||Andrews, Ascension, Elmendorf, Guam, Hickam, Lejes, Offutt, Salinas, Thule, Yokota|
|15016||Andrews, Ascension, Elmendorf, Guam, Hickam, Lajes, Offutt, Salinas, Thule, Yokota|
|20390||AF Eastern Test Range (Backup for Ascension), Cape Canaveral, Antigua, Ascension, Maui|
(1) - 10780 is usually the primary frequency NASA uses to communicate with the Booster Recovery Ships during a Space Shuttle Launch. Start listening to this a day before up to a few hours before any Shuttle launch and you'll hear Cape Radio on this frequency. This frequency is sometimes used during non Shuttle launches as well.
(2) - 11175 is probably the most active of all the HFGCS frequencies. If you want to hear your first military station, set you radio on this freq. and usually within an hour you'll hear something. Even with a portable radio and telescoping antenna you should be able to catch some Military comms on this frequency (your radio must be capiable of receiving USB).
|Andersen||Andersen AFB, Guam near Agana|
|Andrews||Andrews AFB, near Washington, DC|
|Ascension||Ascension Island Auxiliary Air Base in the South Atlantic Ocean|
|Croughton||Croughton Air Base, England, UK|
|Elmendorf||Elmendorf AFB, Alaska|
|Hickam||Hickam AFB, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor|
|Incirlik||Incirlik Air Base Turkey In May 2001 Incirlik was replaced by Sigonella|
|Lajes||Lajes Air Base, Azores - North Atlantic Ocean|
|Offutt||Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE|
|Salinas||Salinas, Puerto Rico, This is only a remote for Andrews.|
|Thule||Thule Air Base, Greenland (Closed)|
|Yokota||Yokota Air Base, Japan|
|West Coast||McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA NOTE: This was called McClellan but in January 2001 now is known as "West Coast"|