Hello and welcome back.... Short Wave and Military buffs will love this....
Apart from a Military exercise about to happen in America (Jade Helm 15 (Starts July 15th)), Australia has one of their own happening now.
Called Talisman Sabre 15, its a Joint Military operation being conducted over 20 days from early to mid July till Mid August 2015 and involves
up to 30,000 US and Australian troops. It is the largest combined
military exercise undertaken by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Defence forces from New Zealand (500 personnel) and Japan (40 personnel)
also will join in the exercise.
The exercise involves the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army in conjunction with US Marine Corps, US Navy and US Air Force. In 2015, the Australian forces participating in
the Exercise will also include elements of the New
Zealand Defence Forces.
Talisman Sabre will involve mid-intensity ‘high end’ warfighting
The exercises incorporate land-based, air and maritime activities conducted at various locations
within the Northern Territory (Darwin), Queensland (Rockhamton airport is buzzing at the moment, Townsville) and the Coral, Timor and Arafura Seas.
For Radio and Military enthusiasts, Shortwave comms should be active (hopefully not digital) but also try out the Military Band as well and VHF Low band (see below)
FREQUENCIES TO TRY
Shortwave = 1 - 25mhz
VHF Low Band = 30 - 85 Mhz
Military UHF = 225 - 400 Mhz
Remember... Most of the times, Radio Comms change daily as do callsigns.
Also try App for Iphone called LiveATC or check below in LINKS for the PC version... Townsville Airport is under Australia section and is the last one as you scroll down or enter Airport code YBTL
I also want to wish the dedicated men and women of our Defense Forces a safe exercise and hopefully never get to use the real thing... Sadly, in the state of the world today... nothing is uncertain.
Hello and welcome back... Welcome to Wollongong, Situated on the South Coast of NSW.
Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometres (51 miles) south of Sydney
The Wollongong metropolitan area extends from Helensburgh in the north to Windang in the south. It sits within the Wollongong Statistical District, which covers the local authority areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama, extending from the town of Helensburgh in the north to Gerroa in the south
Geologically, the city is located in the south-eastern part of the Sydney basin, which extends from Newcastle to Nowra.
Hello and welcome back.... If you live in the Blue Mountains and were wondering what the low flying Helicopter was doing buzzing around, then wonder no more.
The Helicopter (Tail No - VH-OSL) is owned by Osborne Aviation and is leased by Enveavour Energy (ex Integral Energy) and is conducting air survey work checking on power lines & trees for Bushfire safety preparations heading towards summer.
Also expect Helicopter Surveys in other areas as well including Sydney's West, Illawarra inc South Coast & Southern Highlands.
Pics below is the Heli used Yesterday. Photos by Michael Bailey (Springwood)