THE BEAST FROM THE EAST ARRIVES AT PRESTWICK AIRPORT

It’s been a very strange year for many reasons and like many, our big plans for 2020 were either cancelled or put on hold, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. This included all of our aviation and military radio monitoring plans as well including Exercise Joint Warrior 20-1, due to be on the largest maritime exercises … Continue reading THE BEAST FROM THE EAST ARRIVES AT PRESTWICK AIRPORT

FROM THE ARCHIVES – SPECIAL OPS ‘DROP INTO’ MACHRIHANISH

It was relatively routine Tuesday afternoon back in February 2009 and I found myself sitting at my workstation watching the clock. Back then I was working as a sub editor for a daily newspaper but my main focus was being the military and Mode-S editor for PW Publishing’s RadioUser Magazine. The perks of being a … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES – SPECIAL OPS ‘DROP INTO’ MACHRIHANISH

USAF PROJECTS GLOBAL REACH WITH LONG-RANGE BOMBER SORTIES

As the global community continues to battle with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the military machine of countries around the world have continued to adapt and overcome the various challenges while maintaining full operational readiness. For the USAF it continues to be business as usual for their long-range bomber task force as the US military machine … Continue reading USAF PROJECTS GLOBAL REACH WITH LONG-RANGE BOMBER SORTIES

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