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Author Topic: Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013  (Read 1168 times)

Capt. Radio

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Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013
« on: November 17, 2013, 2321 UTC »

I know this is "sketchy", but I've been hearing a possible military comm identifying as "Mayfield" the past couple days on 15.016 USB. Last tx heard was 22:56z today.

Transmissions are quite brief, and I didn't have a recorder running. Just found it yesterday, so I don't have much more to add.

Just one freq to "watch".

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Re: Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 0024 UTC »
Good Evening;
The Call Sign you are monitoring is MAINSAIL.
Here's some information for your monitoring pleasure:

http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/2013/09/who-or-what-is-mainsail.html

Capt. Radio

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Re: Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 0028 UTC »

RickF,

Thanks for the correction on the ID. I'm going to follow your link now.

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Re: Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 0050 UTC »
This is one frequency in the US Air Force maintained HF-GCS network.  More than jsut the US Air Force uses this network, but they op / maintain it.  Many, many, messages a day will be heard on the common freqs, 4724, 6739, 8992, 11175, 13200, and 15016 kHz.  Often messages are simulcast on more than one frequency at a time, so that all freqs might be carrying the same traffic.

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Re: Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 0333 UTC »

I'll have to try the other freqs besides 15016 also then.

Thanks!

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Re: Possible milcomm 15.016 USB 17 Nov 2013
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 1424 UTC »
Captain Radio; those are some great reception report cards on your site.  I had some from around that same time frame , a bit later,  but they got lost in a move.