Blue Angels Freqs. wanted

Blue Angels Freqs. wanted

Post by The Super Us » Sat, 28 Sep 1991 23:17:43

Important to remember that the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds are military
flight teams.  They can and do use any of the available aero frequencies for
communication during their performances.

In my experience, you cannot rely on anyones "frequency list" nor can you rely
on a frequency someone else (myself included) has previously encountered.  I
have successfully monitored both teams on each visit to the Savannah, GA area.
Not once were they on any frequency "listed" for their use, nor were they on
any frequency they had previously used in this area.

If you want to listen to them in action, you'll need to scan the VHF aero and
(military) UHF aero bands during their rehearsal days (there are usually one
or two days of practice at the airfield to be used prior to the performance).
With a little luck you will find them.

Each time I did this, they remained on the same frequencies throughout their
stay.  BTW, if you take your scanner to the field, I recommend headphones for
listening.  If not, you will likely have a LARGE crowd around you listening in
the action!

73 -- Mark

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Blue Angels Freqs. wanted

Post by Steve K » Sun, 29 Sep 1991 14:57:15



Quote:>In my experience, you cannot rely on anyones "frequency list" nor can you rely
>on a frequency someone else (myself included) has previously encountered.  I
>have successfully monitored both teams on each visit to the Savannah, GA area.
>Not once were they on any frequency "listed" for their use, nor were they on
>any frequency they had previously used in this area.

>If you want to listen to them in action, you'll need to scan the VHF aero and
>(military) UHF aero bands during their rehearsal days (there are usually one
>or two days of practice at the airfield to be used prior to the performance).
>With a little luck you will find them.

What is a good scan range to find military air frequencies?  With the
UHF aero band being so large (225-400 MHz) it is difficult to scan and
find frequencies.  I find that most of my UHF aero monitoring is from
frequency listings or aeronautical sectionals.

thanks for any info,