THE BLACK KNIGHT RISES – PART II

Following on from our first post on the Black Knight Air Antenna https://militarymonitoringworld.com/2020/04/06/the-black-knight-rises-part-i/ we had hoped the current global pandemic may have eased to allow for some more in depth testing on what we can only describe as the most unique antenna system we have ever used – and we aren’t just saying that because … Continue reading THE BLACK KNIGHT RISES – PART II

FROM THE ARCHIVES: US SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEPLOY TO RAF MACHRIHANISH

The year was 2005 and a much younger but still equally enthusiastic military radio monitor and aviation enthusiast was sitting in his radio shack tuning through the radio bands on what would now be classed as some ‘historic’ radio equipment listening out for anything of interest. The shack was actually at the time taking up … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: US SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEPLOY TO RAF MACHRIHANISH

TRIP REPORT: JOINT WARRIOR MONITORING AT PRESTWICK AIR FORCE BASE

US Navy P-8 Poseidon callsign VVYD09 departing Prestwick Airport. The second Exercise Joint Warrior of the 2019 officially got underway on Saturday 5th October. Despite some questionable mainstream media headlines and some outlandish figures quoted, including over 50 naval vessels taking part, this Joint Warrior is indeed one of the smallest ever held. The initial … Continue reading TRIP REPORT: JOINT WARRIOR MONITORING AT PRESTWICK AIR FORCE BASE

FROM THE ARCHIVES: FIRST F-117 RADIO INTERCEPT – 17 YEARS AGO TODAY

Whilst spending the day with my partner and her family, the conversation randomly turned to today’s date and how it was significant in terms of family anniversaries. It was at this point my partner turned around to me and said: ‘isn’t this also that date of some aeroplane thing from many years ago’. It took … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: FIRST F-117 RADIO INTERCEPT – 17 YEARS AGO TODAY

THE FRUSTRATIONS OF A MODERN DAY MILITARY RADIO MONITOR…

Monitoring MYTEE 23 and MYTEE 24 on Thursday using the Uniden Bearcat UBC800XLT. @BunkerAlpha It’s no secret…the arrival of the 3x B-2 Stealth Bombers to RAF Fairford last month rekindled my military radio monitoring passion with a bang! The creation of this new blog, rewiring antennas, overhauling my radio shack at a separate undisclosed location … Continue reading THE FRUSTRATIONS OF A MODERN DAY MILITARY RADIO MONITOR…