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

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: 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…