MONITORING AIR SHOWS

                             By Larry Van Horn

These frequencies are subject to change. Due to local usage, etc these frequencies do vary.  
My best suggestion is to start out Friday afternoon prior to the weekend airshow when the demonstration
teams normally do a practice airshow for the local dignitaries and school groups.  This is an excellent time to scope
out possible new frequencies the different teams might be using. This should be enough to get you ready for the two 
shows the teams will be doing over the weekend.


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Airshow Common Frequency Nationwide
123.400  123.450

Show Time Control
126.400

Stunt Coordination
120.450  123.450

Talk thru PA System
122.920

Airshow Control
133.850

UNICOM
122.950

Look for support staff (those folks on the ground running the show
on common itinerant channels (i.e.-151.625, 154.570, etc).
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BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
130.550
130.655
132.250
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CANADIAN SNOWBIRDS
275.800   ch 1
295.600   ch 2
310.800   ch 3
227.600   ch 4
243.400   ch 5 **
240.500   ch 6 **
378.500   ch 7
266.300   ch 8
294.500   ch 9
322.800   ch 10
245.700   ch 11 **
316.500   ch 12
344.500   ch 13
356.600   ch 14
236.600   ch 15
283.900   ch 16
263.800   ch 17
289.400   ch 18
245.000   ch 19
239.800   ch 20
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GOLDEN KNIGHTS [U.S. ARMY]
 32.300   Operations
 45.350   Primary
122.925   Freedom 1 & 2 Minijets
123.000   Air to ground support
123.400   Air coordination
123.450   Air to ground support
123.475   Air to ground support
123.500   Air to ground support
124.000   reported
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SILVER EAGLES
30.500 Air to Ground Comms
149.800 Air to Ground Support
304.700 Air to Ground Support
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THUNDERBIRDS  U.S. Air Force
Ground Support NBFM 66.900  413.100 
(Channel 1)  413.025
(Channel 2)  148.550

Air to Air (VHF) 140.400 (Interplane)  
141.850 (Victor 1)
143.850  (Victor 2)

Air to Air (UHF) 
294.700
322.300 
322.600 
382.900 
383.900  
394.000

Solo 5-6                      
236.550  
241.400  
273.500  
283.500
322.950
118.100- REPORTED OPERATIONS
118.200- REPORTED OPERATIONS
120.450- reported ops
123.400- air show common
123.450- AIR TO AIR CHIT CHAT
134.100- REPORTED OPERATIONS
138.875- REPORTED OPERATIONS
140.000- REPORTED OPERATIONS
140.400- AIR TO AIR TACTICAL & GROUND CHIT CHAT CHANNEL
141.300- REPORTED OPERATIONS
141.850- VICTOR 1 PRIMARY  [air to air]
143.850- VICTOR 2 SECONDARY
148.175- other fq reported
148.550- REPORTED OPERATIONS
148.850- REPORTED OPERATIONS
235.250- THUNDERBIRD CONTROL [Team Leader]
236.550- SOLOS 5 & 6 AIR TO AIR
236.600- AIR TO AIR
241.400- REPORTED AIR TO AIR CHANNEL
250.850- REPORTED LEADER CUES [Team Leader]
273.500- REPORTED F2
273.850- REPORTED OPERATIONS
283.500- REPORTED F3
294.700- REPORTED OPERATIONS [air to air]
295.700- REPORTED F1
319.700- reported operations
322.300- REPORTED F4 [air to air]
322.600- REPORTED F5 [air to air]
322.950- ANSWERS TO 235.250 / SOLOS 5 & 6 AIR TO AIR
382.900- REPORTED F6 [air to air tactical]
392.900- reported operations
394.000- REPORTED F7 [air to air tactical]
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part 2:


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BLUE ANGELS
118.100   Unknown Use
118.200   Unknown Use
121.900 - Blue Angels - Ground Support
123.000 - Blue Angels - Common Airshow
123.400 - Blue Angels - Common Airshow
141.560 - Blue Angels - Maintenance CHARLIE
142.000 - Blue Angels - Maintenance ALFA
142.025 - Blue Angels - Maintenance DELTA [NBFM, repeater/142.625 in]
142.260   Unknown Use
142.265   Unknown Use
142.625 - Blue Angels - Maintenance [inp to DELTA 142.025]
143.000 - Blue Angels - Maintenance BRAVO
143.600 - Blue Angels - Maintenance Channel 10
163.600 - Blue Angels - reported fidonet 88
241.400 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel
243.000 - Emergency/MayDay/Distress
245.900   Blue Angels - Air-to-Air
246.400   Blue Angels - Air-to-Air (Soloists ?)
250.800 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel [solo 5-6]
251.600 * Blue Angels - Demonstration  [Air to air 5 & 6] Ch-19[Preset 8]
251.800   Blue Angels - Aircraft 5 and 6 (?) [Preset 19]
263.350 * Blue Angels - Flight Line common [maintenance]
263.500 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel
275.350 * Blue Angels - Comm 1 Lead & Formation diamond formation "Ch 9" [a/a 1,2,3,4]
302.100 - Blue Angels - Comm 2 Talkback
302.150 * Blue Angels - Comm 3 Solos [all 6 a/c] [Preset 17]
307.700 * Blue Angels - Comm 2 Formation talkback- ? Solos all 6 a/c Alternate [Preset 16]
318.900   Blue Angels - Air-to-Air
328.400 - Blue Angels - reported fidonet 88
345.900 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel
348.600   Ground Support (?)
360.400 - Blue Angels - Comm Solos
362.600 - Air Show Control
363.350   Possibly a typo on one list of 263.350 (?)
363.500    Possibly a type on one list of 263.500 (?)
382.500    Blue Angels - Air-to-Air
384.400 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel
391.900 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel
395.500    Blue Angels - Air-to-Air
395.900 - Blue Angels - Air to Air Channel
Both 307.700 and 302.150 were used at different times during
practice during week of 4-19-94. Either might be used in the
actual shows, or both might.

Note that not all frequencies are used at every airshow, there are a
lot of "alternate" channels, to avoid local users on a given channel.
Also, during practice, channel usage does NOT conform to actual airshow
usage - for instance, 263.350 may be used as air to air, instead of just
for calling the mechs on the ground to request repairs on landing.
Practice, channel usage does NOT conform to actual airshow
usage - for instance, 263.350 may be used as air to air, instead of just
for calling the mechs on the ground to request repairs on landing.


* =3D Heard in San Diego at Blue Angel shows - Confirmed. Skip Sanders
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