THE F-117 CONTINUES TO FLY OUT OF RETIREMENT

In recent years, there has continued to be steady stream of sightings of the once highly secretive F-117 Stealth Fighter usually spotted by sharp-eyed aviation enthusiasts tearing around the Nevada desert near to Tonopah – despite the fact these aircraft have been retired for over a decade.  Mystery still surrounds exactly who is flying these … Continue reading THE F-117 CONTINUES TO FLY OUT OF RETIREMENT

UK AIR FREQUENCY GUIDE – ALL YOU NEED IN ONE BOOK

For those who have been in and around the military radio hobby scene for some years, you will no doubt at some stage have come across the titles Airwaves and Callsigns.  For those who are unaware of such titles, these were annual A5-sized books published and were handy reference guides to VHF and UHF military … Continue reading UK AIR FREQUENCY GUIDE – ALL YOU NEED IN ONE BOOK

BLACK KNIGHT ANTENNA – RAPID DEPLOYMENT DEMONSTRATION

Following our recent posts on the Black Knight Air Antenna we have received several questions surrounding how the antenna inflates and how easy it is to set up. Rather than trying to explain how quick and easy the Black Knight Antenna is to use we decided to escape the office and venture into the back … Continue reading BLACK KNIGHT ANTENNA – RAPID DEPLOYMENT DEMONSTRATION

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