Nice signals from Aircraft 774 and Aircraft 770 conducting a satcom radio check.
263.925 Chaos 43 calling Red River for “VSAT” radio check.
Logged this a few weeks ago but forgot to post it. Here we have several radio checks from Aircraft 42 and Aircraft 02 on SATCOM EA freq. Also noted the callsign “SAM 871” conducting a test count mixed in towards the beginning.
13224.1 USB 0228Z: Homeplate attempting contact with “88” in the red but unable to make contact. Can’t make out callsign, perhaps Bully 88? Signal too weak for good copy.
13224.1 USB 0517Z: Aircraft 346 clg Homeplate for HF radio check in the red. Aircraft 346 requested they kick green and both stations into ANDVT.
8846 USB 0639Z: Air Fiji 262 in comms with Nadi Radio reporting they were FL170 climbing to block FL190 to FL210. Nadi Radio passed freqs of 8846 primary, 6553 secondary, and performed a selcal check. ATR-72 operated by Fiji Airways en-route from Port Vila to Nadi.
Suspected US military stations Hammer 16 and Hammer 11 conducting radio checks on CONUS satcom 252.150. Their signals were super weak for me, but I could make out one of them reporting at checkpoint Budweiser. They seem to be able to hear each other just fine however.
Possible related traffic on 253.850 as well, which was referred to as channel 3.
11121 USB 0120Z: MARSCOMM West with chiefs headquarters message with reminder to keep contact info up-to-date, info about Air Force MARS 75th Anniversary special event station. The message then went on to discuss some bugs that were found in the NODS system during the recent Air Force Mars Blue exercise. The message concluded by announcing that the Air Force MARS will be attending the Ambition event with a booth. They will have VHF capability and will be monitoring BST-1.
17946 USB 0455Z: Hercules 26 wkg San Francisco Radio with position report 55N 151-01W at time 0454, FL250, estimates ODK at 0523 and KODNE next. They were instructed to contact Anchorage on 132.65 once 100nm from ODK. The radio in use by San Francisco sounds like it’s on its last leg 😐
Kanto 88 clg any radio for comms check on AC1 SATCOM net (268.350) – This freq is quite busy on a daily basis with encrypted traffic.