Milcom Monitoring Post Profiles
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- Ron Perron Mil/Gov Call Sign - Update 1 Jun 2016
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- Fleetsatcom System
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- Intl HF Aero Civ/Gov/Mil Frequency List
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- University of Twente Wide Band WebSDR Netherlands
- U.S. Military ALE Addresses
- DoD Air Refueling Frequencies - Update 15 Jul 2016
- Monitoring the Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary Update 10 Sep 2016
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Where in the world is AE0463?
Just as we all settle in to this North Korea mess, I have another Mode-S hex code mystery.
While working up my Mode-S intercepts for this blog and updating my call sign db, I noticed something a bit odd. On 6 Aug 2017 here on the radio ranch I caught Hex Code AE0463 overflying the area. When you cross that hex you will see most all have it coming back to a US Navy C-2A 162148 assigned to VRC-40 based out of Norfolk.
But the story takes an even stranger twist. AE0463 is being actively reported by mil monitors in the UK to the same serial Mode-S c/s RG01, a C-2A flying with the air wing on board the USS George H.W. Bush, currently operating in the eastern Atlantic and participating in a major Euro exercise.
That has to be one fast flying C-2A cod aircraft looking at all the intercepts.
So is 162148 (AE0463) in the eastern Atlantic or is it stateside?