Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

I took an overnight road trip to Columbia, SC on Sunday and Monday, visiting the Rivers’ Bridge State Historic Site in Erhardt, SC on the way to Columbia and visiting the Riverbanks Zoo and Saluda Factory historic site in Columbia before heading back to Savannah on Monday. I had never visited either Rivers’ Bridge or… Read More Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

Possible Bold Quest Exercise and Civil Air Patrol Activity in Coastal Georgia

On 1 August, two French Air Force Rafales, FRENCH AIR FORCE 9171 (Rafale C, 119 French AF, EC03.030) and FRENCH AIR FORCE 9172 (Rafale B, 354, French AF EC01.004) arrived at the Savannah CRTC/ADC at the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. They were supported by FRENCH AIR FORCE 4010 (A330 MRTT, 041, French AF ERVTS01.031) and FRENCH… Read More Possible Bold Quest Exercise and Civil Air Patrol Activity in Coastal Georgia

First Time on the Radios in a Couple of Weeks, Book Review, a Note on Amateur Radio, and an Agile Flag Update

As some of you may know, I haven’t had very much radio time over the last few weeks because my father was in the hospital and then in a rehabilitation hospital. Earlier this week, he was released, is back home, and is doing much better. During that time, amateur radio helped keep me sane and… Read More First Time on the Radios in a Couple of Weeks, Book Review, a Note on Amateur Radio, and an Agile Flag Update

Exercise Agile Flag 22-2 at the Savannah CRTC/Air Dominance Center

Correction: Yesterday, I had the 317th AW and the 315th AW confused and thought that a C-17 going into Hunter AAF may have been Agile Flag related. Now that I realize that I was confusing the two units, the C-17, WEEK 99 is likely not related and the C-130, AEGIS 71 definitely is related. Sorry… Read More Exercise Agile Flag 22-2 at the Savannah CRTC/Air Dominance Center

Warner Robins Overnight Road Trip Radio Report; 4-5 July 2022

My road trip for July was an overnight trip from Savannah to Warner Robins to visit the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB. I wanted to see how their B-17G restoration is progressing and see the AC-130 training airframe that they recently acquired. I left on Monday afternoon, stayed overnight in Warner Robins then visited… Read More Warner Robins Overnight Road Trip Radio Report; 4-5 July 2022

Saturday Morning Surprise – The Textron Aviation Special Olympics Airlift

The first thing I heard yesterday morning after turning on the radios was DOVE 1 with Jacksonville Center on 126.125. I hadn’t heard DOVE used before, so I started looking up the callsign and checking ADS-B Exchange to see who it might be. While I was doing that, I started hearing more DOVE callsigns with… Read More Saturday Morning Surprise – The Textron Aviation Special Olympics Airlift

The Quarantine Logs – Quarantining and Recuperating with the Radios; Wednesday 25 May 2022

Another day of Quarantine Logs from Savannah. I’m still not up to talking on the radio, but I enjoyed another day of listening. I also checked into the Georgia DMR net last night through its online portal at NetQSO.com and listened to it. Hunter AAF 124.975/279.575 – Tower -ARMY 26596 (UH-60L, 95-26596, A/2-3 AVN) -ARMY… Read More The Quarantine Logs – Quarantining and Recuperating with the Radios; Wednesday 25 May 2022

The Quarantine Logs – Quarantining and Recuperating with the Radios; Tuesday, 24 May 2022

For those who don’t know, my parents came down with COVID-19 last week and I took off from work to care for them. Both of them ended up visiting the emergency room and my father stayed in the hospital through Monday. Long story short, I ended up catching COVID-19 as well (it was difficult to… Read More The Quarantine Logs – Quarantining and Recuperating with the Radios; Tuesday, 24 May 2022