Thursday, July 29, 2010

COTHEN, PANTHER Net and TISCOM ALE - July 11, 2010 Update

This list contains ALE address and frequency information for the COTHEN ALE Net as well as TISCOM and other logged USCG ALE nets from Mark Cleary. Photos courtesy of CBP. Updated: 7-11-2010

COTHEN background info
Source: U.S. Customs Today, March 2000 issue.

COTHEN is an HF ALE network that uses landlines to connect nineteen transmission sites spanning the nation in order to form one unified coverage area. Currently, the network has 19 sites, 89 remote communications consoles (RCC’s), and a TSC in Orlando, FL.

Back in 1984, the design for an ultra-sensitive U.S. Customs radio network was conceived. Code-named COTHEN, Customs Over The Horizon Enforcement Network, it combines a radio, computer, and a tactical voice privacy unit into a state-of-the-art communications system that meets the demanding requirements of Customs' tactical interdiction aircraft and boats in their fight against smuggling activities.

COTHEN's first fixed station transmitter near Memphis, Tenn., became operational in 1985. The Blue Lightning Operations Center was the first command office and its marine vessels were the first tactical platforms to have COTHEN radios. This initial deployment proved so successful that COTHEN grew to include all U.S. Customs aircraft.

COTHEN now provides communications support for hundreds of aircraft, marine interdiction vessels, command offices, and numerous agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Border Patrol, Army, Navy, and Joint Interagency Task Forces. COTHEN's Technical Service Center (TSC) provides real-time on-the-air support services and guarantees communications between users. The Telecommunications Specialists who operate the TSC have many innovative diagnostic tools used to ensure communications, including a telephone patch (TRICS), a platform tracking and location system (TRACS), and over-the-air-rekeying capabilities (DARK).



The TSC constantly monitors all communications using the network by tracking the radio calls of all assets. The TSC operators ensure that communications are established and that links are optimal. This is done by observing which land site a radio call is using to establish the link. If the link is not the best one possible, the TSC operator can remotely change the site, improving the quality of the communications.

The TSC is an important aspect of COTHEN because it provides a central hub for the network and because it is staffed by highly experienced operators. There is a back-up control site for the TSC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Having a secondary control site protects COTHEN against any terrorist attack or natural disaster, such as a hurricane.

Each 1 KW transmission site has two antennas; Omni TS 530 and a Directional TS 540.

The FCC released the locations of the the COTHEN transmitters in an October 2004 document:

Site Name Latitude Longitude
Albuquerque, NM 35º 05' 02" N 105º 34' 23" W
Arecibo, PR 18º 17' 26" N 66º 22' 33" W
Atlanta, GA 32º 33' 06" N 84º 23' 35" W
Beaufort, NC 34º 34' 22" N 76º 09' 48" W
Cape Charles, VA 37º 05' 37" N 75º 58' 06" W
Cedar Rapids, IA 42º 00' 09" N 91º 17' 39" W
Denver, CO 39º 15' 45" N 103º 34' 23" W
Fort Myers, FL 81º 31' 20" N 26º 20' 01" W
Kansas City, MO 38º 22' 10" N 93º 21' 48" W
Las Vegas, NV 36º 21' 15" N 114º 17' 33" W
Lovelock, NV 40º 03' 07" N 118º 18' 56" W
Memphis, TN 34º 21' 57" N 90º 02' 43" W
Miami, FL 25º 46' 20" N 80º 28' 48" W
Morehead City, NC 34º 34' 50" N 78º 13' 59" W
Oklahoma City, OK 34º 30' 52" N 97º 30' 52" W
Orlando, FL 28º 31' 30" N 80º 48' 58" W
Reno, NV 38º 31' 12" N 119º 14' 37" W
Sarasota, FL 27º 12' 41" N 81º 31' 20" W
Wilmington, NC 34º 29' 24" N 78º 04' 31" W
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2008 documents list 19 transmitter sites in the COTHEN network:

Site I.D - Latitude Longitude - Town

ATL - 32 55’ 18” N 84 39” 33” W - Warm Springs, GA (S. of Atlanta)
MEM - 34 36”59” N 090 04 53" W - Senatobia, TN (S. of Memphis)
OKO/OKD - 34 51' 46" N 097 51' 47" W - Chichasha, OK (SW of Oklahoma City)
LUV - 40 05' 21" N 118 31' 57" W - Lovelock, NV (NE of Reno)
RSH - 34 49' 02" N 078 07 55" W - Concord, NC (E of Fayetteville)
KCM - 38 36' 96" N 093 36' 35" W - Raleigh, NC
DEN - 39 26' 26" N 103 57' 31" W - Agate, CO (SE of Denver)
ABQ - 35 08' 39" N 105 54' 31" W - Stanley , NM (E of Albuquerque)
CDI - 34 57' 30" N 076 16' 36" W - Cedar Island, NC (SE of Raleigh, E of
Jacksonville)
VGS - 36 35' 44" N 114 29' 27" W - Longandale, NV (NE of Vegas)
RNO - 38 52' 00" N 119 24' 38" W - Simpson, NV (SE of Reno)
SEA - 34 58' 07" N 078 23' 32" W - Clinton, NC (E of Fayetteville)
CDR - 42 00' 26" N 091 29' 43" W - Marion, IA (E of Cedar Rapids)
SAR - 27 21' 15" N 081 52' 25" W - Limestone, FL (E of Sarasota)
FTM - 26 33’ 38” N 081 25” 00” W - Sarasota, FL
PR1 - 18 29’ 08" N 066 37' 59" W - Islote, PR (W of San Juan)
CR1-CR8 - 42 03’ 18” N 091 63’ 75” W - Omaha, NE
SS1 - 42 00’ 26” N 0 91 29’ 43” W - Cedar Rapids, IA

These site locations were selected by Customs to give optimum coverage of the area of operation.

Unmanned COTHEN transmit site with omni antenna system. Photo courtesy of the Customs service.

Frequencies

COTHEN Net
Original COTHEN Freqs (USB): 5732.0 7527.0 8912.0 10242.0 11494.0* 13907.0 15867.0 18594.0 20890.0 23214.0 25350.0 kHz

Note * 11494 kHz is also a USDA frequency which accounts for occasional USDA/Fedcom traffic

6-1-09: Regular COTHEN traffic now also appears on 4614.5, 5250.0, 5909.5, 12222.0, 13312.0, 14582.0, 20662.0 kHz (USB).

12-23-09: Service Center reports, over the air, there are 14 channels in the COTHEN net.

7-11-10: COTHEN freqs monitored so far in 2010 (USB): 4614.5, 5250.0, 5732.0, 5909.5, 7527.0, 8912.0, 10242.0, 11494.0, 12222.0, 13312.0, 13907.0, 14582.0, 15867.0, 18594.0, 20890.0 kHz.


DEA PANTHER Net
Freqs (USB) - Old Net freqs: 4991.0 5912.0 6855.0 7657.0 8983.0 9306.0 9497.0 11202.0 12138.0 14350.0 15953.5 kHz. Since the old net appear to no longer be active, they have appeared on the COTHEN net and on the freqs below: 4995.0 5781.0 6721.0 7808.0 8965.0 9972.0 10683.0 11175.0 13200.0 kHz as well as COTHEN.

Telecommunications & Information Systems Command (TISCOM)
Freqs (USB): 3053.0 4730.0 6709.0 8057.0 8859.0 8980.0 9034.0 11196.0 13221.0 15082.0 17988.0 20135.5 23072.6 kHz.

The net known in monitoring circles as TISCOM (Telecommunications & Information Systems Command) is used by USCG aircraft, cutters, and shore stations primarily in District 17 and is quite active. Occasional traffic from District 1, District 13, and Elizabeth City also appears.

District 1 NVIS Antenna Tests
District 1 test net (USB): 2103.5 3056.0 4900.6 6742.0 7791.6 10538.6 13494.6 15088.0 17991.0 20328.6 kHz

LANT Cutter Net (Sporadic use)
Freqs (USB): 4900.6 6709.0 6742.0 7791.6 8337.6 8339.0 9034.0 10993.6 13221.0 kHz

A previous cutter net noted in the District 7 OPBAT area included (USB):
Freqs 5912.0 6750.0 7793.0 9038.4 kHz

Two District 8 cutters were logged in December 2009 sounding on 4614.5 5320.0 and 5696.0 kHz.



ALE Idents
The following idents appear on COTHEN, TISCOM and PANTHER nets.
Format: ALE address, user, id if known, stations worked, date first logged, date last logged
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0000 w/TSC 5-12-09

002 USCG HC-130J # 2002
003 USCG HC-130J # 2003
004 USCG HC-130J # 2004
005 USCG HC-130J # 2005
006 USCG HC-130J # 2006

00N CBP CESSNA 550 #N1200N w/EST 12-16-08

014FEM FEMA Station WGY9014 w/TSC 12-7-06, 7-10-07

019FEM FEMA Station WGY9019 w/AL4 11-30-06

01Z USCG Unknown w/F33, F40, ROS, NAS, CBE 12-10-09, 3-31-10

02E USCG Unknown w/720 8-9-09, 1-22-10

034FEM FEMA Station WGY9034, South Carolina w/FC4, TSC 12-7-06

03B Unknown 1-15-10
03B03M Unknown 9-8-09, 12-26-09

03X COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-6-08, 6-26-10

05C Unknown w/JOR 2-9-10
05Z USCG Unknown w/LNT, NOJ, OPB, PAC, TSC 3-27-07, 3-29-07

07C Unknown w/JOR 2-9-10
07K USCG Unknown w/VES, IKL 4-28-09, 1-11-10
07M USCG Unknown w/VES 1-5-08, 11-17-09
07P USCG Unknown w/JOR 1-4-08
07Z USCG District 7 "Miami Ops" w/UHC, 719, J03, 500 3-26-10, 6-5-10

09X COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-16-08, 6-26-10

14N CBP CESSNA 550 #N4614N, Davis Monthan AFB, voice call "OMAHA 14N" w/CNT 7-29-04, 3-2-06

150PRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 11-18-08

15E Unknown 1-13-10, 2-9-10

15X COTHEN Remote Communications Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-10-08, 6-26-10

201 See I01 w/WST 11-9-04

21X COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-16-08, 6-26-10

210PRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 10-22-08

270PRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-5-08

27X COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 3-10-10, 6-26-10
27XPRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-5-08, 12-16-08

302 USCG HC-144A #2302, ATC Mobile 10-16-07

30PRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-5-08

312 USCGC SANIBEL (WPB 1312) 2-22-10

33X COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 12-16-08, 6-6-10

330PRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 10-22-08, 12-5-08

36E Unknown w/TSC 3-31-10
43E Unknown w/TSC 8-28-09, 9-8-09

437FEMAUX FEMA Auxiliary station w/TSC 3-27-06

444 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/M70 11-22-04
492 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/707 4-14-07

5## USCG HC-130s
500 USCG HC-130H #1500, CGAS Elizabeth City
501 USCG HC-130H #1501, CGAS Clearwater
502 USCG HC-130H #1502, CGAS Clearwater
503 USCG HC-130H #1503, CGAS Elizabeth City
504 USCG HC-130H #1504, CGAS Elizabeth City w/JOE, MC2

564 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/MC3 9-18-04
599 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/CS6 3-21-04, 5-17-07
626 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/TSC 11-15-04, 3-30-06
630 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/CS3 4-10-04

702 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/ICE 2-26-10, 4-16-10

7## USCG HC-130s
700 USCG HC-130H #1700, CGAS Clearwater
701 USCG HC-130H #1701, CGAS Barbers Point
702 USCG HC-130H #1702, CGAS Sacramento
703 USCG HC-130H #1703, CGAS Kodiak
704 USCG HC-130H #1704, CGAS Kodiak
706 USCG HC-130H #1706, CGAS Barbers Point w/STR 6-24-05
707 USCG HC-130H #1707, CGAS Sacramento
708 USCG HC-130H #1708, CGAS Kodiak
709 USCG HC-130H #1709, CGAS Kodiak
711 USCG HC-130H #1711, CGAS Barbers Point
712 USCG HC-130H #1712, CGAS Sacramento
713 USCG HC-130H #1713, CGAS Sacramento
714 USCG HC-130H #1714, CGAS Sacramento
715 USCG HC-130H #1715, CGAS Clearwater
716 USCG HC-130H #1716, CGAS Sacramento
717 USCG HC-130H #1717, CGAS Clearwater
718 USCG HC-130H #1718, CGAS Sacramento
719 USCG HC-130H #1719, CGAS Clearwater
720 USCG HC-130H #1720, CGAS Clearwater



778 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/PR1 2-05-03

790 USCG HC-130H #1790, CGAS Kodiak

801 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/CS5 2-4-03
821 Poss. CBP Marine Interceptor w/CS6 3-2-04

89M w/EST, TSC 1-20-10, 3-17-10

90PRI COTHEN Remote Communications Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 11-18-08

932ICE ICE Unit w/TSC 5-7-09, 6-2-09
948ICE ICE Unit w/TSC 2-10-10
951ICE ICE Unit w/TSC 1-19-10

96D USCG MH-65C #6596 w/OPB, TSC, J39 5-18-08, 10-26-08
97D USCG MH-65C #6597 w/OPB, TSC 5-17-08, 5-25-08

99M Unknown w/CRB, TSC 6-16-09

9CD Unknown 5-3-08, 12-10-09

A## CBP Medium Lift Helicopters
A10 CBP UH-60 tail # 78-23010 10-11-03, 4-13-10
A18 CBP UH-60 tail # 77-22718 "OMAHA 718" over Charleston, SC 8-15-07 7-5-03, 8-12-07
A20 CBP UH-60 tail # 79-23320 1-30-03, 6-13-10
A21 CBP UH-60 tail # 79-23321 "OMAHA 321" 1-21-03, 9-7-09
A23 CBP UH-60 tail # 80-23423 "OMAHA 423" w/TSC, MCC, CRB, OPB 7-3-03, 11-20-09
A32 see A21 w/CS5 10-30-03
A321 see A21 w/CS5 10-30-03
A39 CBP AB139 #N139HS w/TSC, OPB 11-28-06, 5-21-10
A40 CBP AB139 #N140HS "OMAHA 140" 2-7-08, 2-17-10
A41 CBP UH-60 tail # 87-24641 w/WCR 2-15-04, 08-14-08
A42 CBP Poss. AS 350B #N842BP 2-23-10
A44 CBP UH-60 tail # 79-23344 w/P21 1-27-03, 3-25-10
A47 CBP UH-60 tail # 82-23747 "OMAHA 747" w/CNT 2-08-03, 4-5-10
A48 CBP UH-60 tail # 86-24548 w/TAA, CNT, WST 1-17-03, 3-12-10
A50 CBP UH-60 tail # 79-23350 w/EST 2-7-03, 6-7-10
A58 CBP UH-60 tail # 86-24558, "BLACKHAWK 558", "OMAHA 558", San Diego AMB 7-4-03, 1-7-10
A65 CBP UH-60 tail # 80-23465 6-26-03, 3-10-10
A70 CBP UH-60 tail # 82-23670 "OMAHA 670" w/WST 12-31-02, 6-23-10
A82 CBP UH-60 tail # 78-22982 11-19-03, 6-6-10
A97 CBP UH-60 tail # 79-23297 "OMAHA 297" 7-29-03, 6-20-09
A99 CBP UH-60 tail # 79-23299, "OMAHA 299", Miami AMB, Homestead JARB, FL 2-06-03, 4-13-10

AAA Unknown w/CS5, TSC 1-9-04, 1-28-04

ABQ COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Stanley, NM 6-28-09, 5-23-10
ABQPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Stanley, NM (ABQ) 9-28-08, 6-16-10
ABQSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Stanley, NM (ABQ) 9-27-07, 6-17-10

ADD USCG Unknown w/F12, F40, DIL, TSC, J08, J09, J39, N01, C50 11-14-06, 6-16-10

ADQ USCG District 17 unit (TISCOM id) 12-9-04, 10-7-05

AL4 FEMA WGY954, Alabama EOC, Montgomery, AL w/019FEM 11-30-06, 12-7-06
AL4FEM FEMA WGY954, Alabama EOC, Montgomery, AL w/TSC 11-14-08, 12-10-08
AL4FMA FEMA WGY954, Alabama EOC, Montgomery, AL w/TSC 12-7-06, 5-15-07

AP1 Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console w/MV5, DL1 6-4-07

AST USCG Unknown w/H99 8-29-04

ATL COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Warm Springs, GA 3-27-10, 5-23-10
ATLPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Warm Springs, GA (ATL) 12-6-07, 6-7-10
ATLSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Warm Springs, GA (ATL) 12-20-07, 3-10-09

ATT2 USCG Poss. Attu Island, AK (TISCOM id) w/709 10-3-07
ATU USCG Poss. Attu Island, AK (TISCOM id) w/NOJ 12-9-04, 7-17-05

AXP USCGC HADDOCK (WPB 87347) w/Z29, PAC 4-8-08, 4-3-09

AYL USCGC DOLPHIN (WPB 87354) w/TSC 7-22-08, 3-11-09

AYU USCGC PETREL (WPB 87350) w/Z29 4-10-08

AYV USCGC FIR (WLB 213) 3-3-10

B02 Unknown w/TSC 10-6-05
B03 Unknown

BOB CBP Orlando, FL Customs National Law Enforcement Communications Center -- Technical Service Center w/MVT, CS4, IKE, DL1 12-22-04, 1-14-05

BCU USCGC SAWFISH (WPB 87357) w/Z13, Z29, TSC 3-27-08, 1-18-10

BNW USCG SITKINAK (WPB 1329) 4-8-09, 2-22-10

C## US Army Corps of Engineers ground stations and mobiles. (The Corps of Engineers has 6 Rapid Response Vehicles and several Deployable Containerized Tactical Operations Centers and Emergency Command and Control Vehicles used to support FEMA and DHS communications during a crisis/disaster. Three were used at the WTC after 9/11.)
C01 USACE Rapid Response Vehicle # 1, St. Louis, MO w/COE, C03 6-9-04, 3-17-10
C02 USACE Rapid Response Vehicle # 2, Baltimore, MD, "CHARLIE 02" w/CS1, CS5, TSC, I55, COE 9-20-03, 1-4-10
C03 USACE Rapid Response Vehicle # 3, Nashville, TN, voice call "RRV 03" w/COE, C01, C10 3-3-04, 3-17-10
C04 USACE Rapid Response Vehicle # 4, Los Angeles, CA w/COE, C10, I08 3-3-04, 8-11-04
C05 USACE Rapid Response Vehicle # 5, Portland, OR w/COE, TSC, J03 7-15-04, 5-19-06
C06 USACE Rapid Response Vehicle # 6, Fort Worth, TX w/COE 3-3-04, 2-19-09
C10 USACE Tactical Operations System, Mobile, AL w/C03, C04, C11, C12, C50, C99, L0S, COE 2-25-04, 2-17-10
C11 USACE Emergency Command & Control Vehicle # 1, Mobile, AL, "CHARLIE 11", w/COE, C10 9-20-03, 9-21-08
C12 USACE Emergency Command & Control Vehicle # 2, Mobile, AL w/COE, C10, C80 3-3-04, 2-15-06
C13 USACE Emergency Command & Control Vehicle # 3, Sacramento, CA w/COE 1-5-05, 2-9-05
C20 USACE Communications Office, Mobile, AL w/COE, CS1, CS6, SAMMF1 8-19-04, 3-5-08
C21 USACE TOC, Mobile, AL w/COE 3-10-04, 9-14-06
C22 USACE TOC 5-12-07, 5-16-07
C23 USACE TOC, Mobile, AL w/COE 6-8-05, 6-8-05
C24 USACE TOC, Honolulu, HI
C26 USACE Chicago, IL EOC, voice call "CHARLIE 26", w/COE, LRD1 11-3-04, 3-5-08
C27 USACE Pittsburgh, PA EOC, voice call "CHARLIE 27", w/COE 4-7-04, 11-3-04
C30 USACE Anchorage, AK EOC w/COE, TSC 3-3-04, 3-5-08
C33 USACE
C35 USACE Vicksburg, MS EOC, voice call "CHARLIE 35" w/COE 6-8-04, 1-9-07
C36 USACE 8-4-03
C37 USACE w/CS5 10-25-03
C46 USACE Kansas City, MO EOC 7-12-06
C47 USACE Omaha, NE EOC 7-12-06
C50 USACE Operations Center, Washington, DC w/COE, PNR, 8JF, C10, ADD 11-6-03, 1-13-10
C54 USACE
C70 USACE w/COE 4-14-10
C80 USACE w/C12 6-14-05, 2-15-06
C99 USACE Portable radio unit w/TSC, C10 5-25-05, 9-21-06

CAM USCG CAMSPAC Point Reyes w/CSK 12-2-08
CAMSPAC USCG CAMSPAC Point Reyes 12-9-08, 1-22-09

CBE USCGC TAHOMA (WMEC 908) (COTHEN & TISCOM id) w/NMN, LGV, RDC, TST, Z13 6-15-05, 6-28-10

CCC CBP Unknown w/MR1, FGT 12-8-07, 7-9-08

CDA Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console, voice call "COTHEN 207", w/DL3, TSC 11-5-04, 4-22-07

CDI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Cedar Island, NC 5-23-10
CDIPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Cedar Island, NC (CDI) 3-10-09, 6-14-10
CDISEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Cedar Island, NC (CDI) 12-17-08

CDR COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Marion, IA 6-1-10
CDRPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Marion, IA (CDR) 9-28-07, 7-6-10
CDRSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Marion, IA (CDR) 1-18-08, 1-23-09

CGA USCG Unknown (TISCOM id) w/790 3-1-05

CG1 USCG Unknown w/TSC, DIL, LNT 11-14-04, 5-26-10

CLR Unknown w/CS8 8-26-05

CMR Unknown w/RAY 2-2-05

CNT CBP AMOC Central Regional Communications Node 11-5-04, 7-3-10

COE US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL, voice call "CHARLIE OSCAR ECHO" w/CS8, CS2, CS3, CS4, TSC, 501, 719, J16, J40, C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, C06, C10, C11, C12, C13, C20, C21, C23, C26, C27, C30, C35, C50, STR, T72, MV5 10-24-03, 4-14-10

COLDBAY USCG Air Facility Cold Bay, AK (TISCOM id) 1-30-09

COV Unknown w/I3L 7-6-08

CPDST Unknown 5-14-10, 7-10-10

CPI USCGC CYPRESS (WLB 210) w/HSD 6-9-09

CR1PRI COTHEN Remote Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (Northeast orientation) 3-5-08, 9-13-08
CR2 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (Northwest orientation)
CR3 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (030 degrees orientation)
CR4 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (090 degrees orientation) 11-23-06
CR5 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (150 degrees orientation) 2-20-08
CR6 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (210 degrees orientation)
CR7 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (270 degrees orientation) 3-5-08
CR8 COTHEN Directional Transmitter, Omaha, NE (330 degrees orientation)

CRB CBP AMOC Caribbean Regional Communications Node 11-2-04, 6-30-10

CS1 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Warm Springs, GA (ATL)
CS2 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Senatobia, TN (MEM)
CS3 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Chichasha, OK (OKO)
CS4 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Lovelock, NV (LUV)
CS5 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Concord, NC (RSH)
CS6 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Raleigh, NC (KCM)
CS7 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Agate, CO (DEN)
CS8 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Stanley, NM (ABQ)
CS9 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, NC

CSK USCG COMMSTA Kodiak, AK 9-15-04, 2-4-10

CSR USCGC PEA ISLAND (WPB 1347) w/Z13, MUD, ROS 7-4-08, 7-7-09

CWX USCGC HUDSON (WLIC 801) w/FSS 12-9-08, 5-5-10

D## CBP P-3/Q200 Detector Units
D01 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N801MR, Miami AMB, Homestead JARB, FL, voice call "OMAHA 1MR"
D02 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N802MR, voice "OMAHA 2MR"
D2C CBP another address used by D42 9-22-03
D2CS CBP another address used by D42 9-22-03
D03 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N803MR
D05 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N805MR, Miami AMB, voice "OMAHA 5MR" 1-14-09, 3-24-10
D06 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N806MR w/WST 8-29-09, 2-9-10
D07 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N807MR w/704, H81, J33 1-21-06, 3-23-10
D08 CBP BOMBARDIER Q400 #N808MR 5-13-10
D14 CBP P-3A “Slick” #N18314/BuNo 150314, Corpus Christi AMB, TX, voice call "OMAHA 314"
D23 CBP P-3B “Slick” #N423SK/BuNo 153423, Jacksonville AMB, FL, voice call "OMAHA 23SK"
D31 CBP P-3B "Slick" #N431SK/BuNo 153431, Jacksonville AMB, FL, voice "OMAHA 31"
D41 CBP P-3B "Slick" #N741SK/BuNo 152741, Jacksonville AMB, FL, voice call "OMAHA 41SK"
D42 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N142CS/BuNo 153452, Corpus Chrisiti AMB, TX
D43 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N143CS/BuNo 153447, Corpus Christi AMB, TX, voice call "OMAHA 3CS"
D44 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N144CS/BuNo 153446, Corpus Christi AMB, TX, voice "OMAHA 4CS"
D45 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N145CS/BuNo 155299, Jacksonville AMB, FL
D46 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N146CS/BuNo 154605, Jacksonville AMB, FL, voice "OMAHA 6CS"
D47 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N147CS/BuNo 152722, Jacksonville AMB, FL
D48 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N148CS/BuNo 154575, Corpus Christi AMB, TX
D49 CBP P-3 AEW&C #N149CS/BuNo 154581, Corpus Christi AMB, TX, voice call "OMAHA 9CS" & "OMAHA 49"
D69 CBP P-3B “Slick” #N769SK/BuNo 152729, Jacksonville AMB, FL, voice call "OMAHA 9SK"
D70 CBP P-3A "Slick" #N16370/BuNo 152170, Corpus Christi AMB, TX
D90 CBP P-3A "Slick" #N15390/Buno 151390, Corpus Christi AMB, TX, voice "OMAHA 390"
D95 CBP P-3A “Slick” #N16295/BuNo 151395, Corpus Christi AMB, TX, voice call "OMAHA 295"



DCK USCGC SANIBEL (WPB 1312) w/GWH 3-31-09, 2-22-10

DEN COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Agate, CO (DEN)
DENPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Agate, CO (DEN) 4-14-09, 6-8-10

DHS CBP w/T07, T58, VY1, VY2 12-8-04, 2-28-06

DIL USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616) w/ADD, CG1, J33, MCC, T72, 501, 502, VY1, VY2, FM1, FP4FEM001, FP4PFEM001, LON 8-31-05, 2-10-08

DL1 Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console w/TSC in voice comms mentioned Unit 35 and Unit 37 w/STR, TSC, AP1, MV5 2-25-05, 3-19-09
DL3 Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console w/CDA, TSC 11-5-04

DR1 Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console w/TSC 3-15-07

DTS USCGC DAUNTLESS (WMEC 624) 12-2-09, 6-6-10

DWA USCGC MORGENTHAU (WHEC 722) w/PAC 2-3-09, 1-30-10

E## Unknown
E01 Unknown w/TSC 10-17-06
E03 Unknown 4-1-08
E11 Unknown w/TSC, TST 10-22-03, 9-5-06
E15 Unknown w/KVQ 4-11-08
E17 Unknown w/CS1 4-24-04
E36 Unknown
E42 Unknown 4-9-08
E43 Unknown w/Z13 7-16-09
E70 Unknown w/CS9 4-29-04
E82 Unknown w/LNT 9-1-05

EDI USCGC CUTTYHUNK (WPB 1322) w/TSC 9-27-08

EPP USCGC HEALY (WAGB-20) w/PAC, TSC 10-9-07, 10-27-09

ERH USCGC TYBEE (WPB 1330) w/Z03 11-23-08

EST CBP AMOC Eastern Regional Communications Node 11-4-04, 7-10-10

F## USCG HU-25 Falcons
F04 USCG HU-25 #2104 CGAS Cape Cod w/LHV, STR 5-21-05
F05 USCG UH-25 #2105 CGAS Miami
F09 USCG HU-25 #2109 CGAS Cape Cod
F12 USCG HU-25 #2112 CGAS Cape Cod, voice call "FOXTROT 12"
F17 USCG HU-25 #2117 CGAS Miami
F20 USCG HU-25 #2120 ATC Mobile
F29 USCG HU-25 #2129 CGAS Cape Cod
F31 USCG HU-25 #2131 CGAS Cape Cod
F33 USCG HU-25 #2133 CGAS Cape Cod, voice call "FOXTROT 33"
F35 USCG HU-25 #2135 CGAS Corpus Christi
F36 USCG HU-25 #2136 ATC Mobile
F40 USCG HU-25 #2140 CGAS Cape Cod, voice call "FALCON 40" and "FOXTROT 40" w/V20 2-16-06
F41 USCG HU-25 #2141 CGAS Corpus Christi, voice call "FOXTROT 41"

FAASJU FAA San Juan ARTCC, PR 3-16-05, 5-4-05

FC1FEM FEMA WGY901 Region 1, Maynard, MA 4-21-10

FC4 FEMA WGY904 Region 4, Thomasville, GA w/034FEM 12-7-06
FC4FEM FEMA WGY904 Region 4, Thomasville, GA w/TSC 9-7-08

FFS USCGC CHANDELEUR (WPB 1319) w/CWX, HSD, Z13 6-4-08, 1-15-10

FGT Unknown w/CCC 7-9-08

FL# COTHEN Florida Remote Transmitters
FL1 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Limestone, FL (SAR) 7-6-03, 6-7-07
FL1PRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Limestone, FL (SAR) 2-5-09
FL2 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Sarasota, FL (FTM) 7-6-03, 6-1-07

FL4FEM FEMA WGY974, Florida EOC, Tallahassee, FL w/TSC 5-27-09

FLL USCG Unknown w/TSC, UCG 2-10-09

FM1 FEMA Station w/DIL during TS Ernesto 8-31-06

FMK USCGC SENECA (WMEC 906) w/UCG, J19, MUD, OPB, SNN 12-7-06, 7-3-10

FP4FEM001 FEMA Station w/DIL during TS Ernesto 8-31-06
FP4PFEM001 FEMA Station w/DIL during TS Ernesto 8-31-06
FR4FMA FEMA Station, voice "WGY9024 Region 4, Atlanta" w/TSC 11-21-06, 11-28-06

FTM COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Sarasota, FL (FTM) 3-3-10, 6-6-10
FTMPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Sarasota, FL (FTM) 10-1-07, 7-6-10
FTMSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Sarasota, FL (FTM) 9-6-07, 2-28-09

GA4FEM FEMA Station in Georgia w/TSC 8-10-08
GA4FMA FEMA Station in Georgia w/TSC 8-1-07

GBL USCGC OCRACOKE (WPB 1307) 10-17-08, 3-31-09

GDF USCGC MUNRO (WHEC 724) w/TSC 8-17-07, 9-2-07

GWH Unknown (Prob USCG) w/F41, LGV 1-19-06, 2-5-06

GYS USCGC KEY BISCAYNE (WPB 1339) w/Z13, TSC, KVQ 1-24-08, 4-6-09

HD1SEC Unknown w/MEMSEC 8-14-08

HF2 Unknown w/MV5 4-21-09

HFM CBP RCC address used when passing HF modem traffic (HFM = HF Modem) w/MR5, MV5 4-22-09, 6-16-10

HHF USCGC HOLLYHOCK (WLB 214) w/Z13 8-14-08

HIC USCGC VIGILANT (WMEC 617) 2-21-10, 7-10-10

HKW USCGC CONFIDENCE (WMEC 619) w/JOR 9-1-07, 4-29-10

HNC USCGC HARRIET LANE (WMEC 903) w/LGV, NAS, RDC, RUF, H95, TSC, PAC, OPB 2-26-05, 11-29-09
HNC1 USCGC HARRIET LANE (WMEC 903) small boat 3-10-09, 6-20-09

HP3011 Unknown (TISCOM id) w/J13 5-6-07

HS# Series
HS1 Unknown w/TSC 6-13-07, 10-21-09
HS2 Unknown w/HS8 6-14-07
HS4 Unknown 6-27-07
HS8 Unknown w/HS2 6-14-07

HSD USCGC DRUMMOND (WPB 1323) w/FFS, Z12, Z13, UCG, WHD 3-29-08, 7-8-10

I## CBP Interceptor Aircraft
I00 CBP CESSNA 550 #N1200N 9-15-03, 5-26-10
I01 CBP CESSNA 550 #N37201, voice "OMAHA 201" w/WST, EST, CNT 1-17-04, 4-7-10
I08 CBP CESSNA 550 #N5408G, "OMAHA 08G" w/CS6, CS3, C04, CNT, WST 7-11-03, 12-14-09
I14 CBP CESSNA 550 #N4614N, "OMAHA 14N" 1-29-03, 2-17-09
I1L CBP CESSNA 550 #N6001L, voice "OMAHA 01L" w/CNT 6-26-03, 6-9-10
I201 CBP see I01 9-29-04
I21 CBP CESSNA 550 #N26621, voice "OMAHA 621" w/CNT 1-1-04, 6-15-10
I31 CBP CESSNA 550 #N2531K 1-30-03, 6-16-10
I34 CBP CESSNA 550 #N2734K 7-6-03, 3-14-10
I37 CBP CESSNA 550 #N6637G 7-1-03, 2-27-10
I3L CBP CESSNA 550 #N6763L w/COV 7-8-03, 5-1-10
I41 CBP Aircraft w/CRB 3-14-08
I43 CBP BEECH 65-A90 #N43SA "OMAHA 3SA" w/OPB, D47, EST 7-11-03, 7-6-10
I49 CBP CESSNA 550 #N12549 w/CS3, CS9 10-5-03, 2-19-10
I4J CBP CESSNA 550 #N5314J w/CNT, EST, WST 8-13-03, 6-16-10
I52 CBP CESSNA 550 #N752CC w/WST, SA3 7-8-03, 4-24-10
I53 CBP CESSNA 550 #N753CC w/CNT, WST 11-19-03, 3-24-10
I54 CBP CESSNA 550 #N1254X, Miami AMB, OMAHA 54X" 7-6-03, 7-9-10
I55 CBP CESSNA 550 #N1255K, "OMAHA 55K" w/CS1, SD, C02, EST, CNT 8-31-03, 8-13-09
I57 CBP CESSNA 550 #1257B, Miami AMB, "OMAHA 57B" 7-8-03, 12-11-09
I62 CBP CESSNA 550 #N3262M 1-29-03, 11-10-09
I63 CBP CESSNA 550 #N2663Y 7-11-03, 5-17-10
I75 CBP CESSNA 550 #N6775C, "OMAHA 75C" 1-29-03, 10-14-08
I76 CBP CESSNA 550 #N6776T, voice "OMAHA 76" w/CS4, CNT, WST 1-25-04, 4-12-10
I86 CBP CESSNA 550 #N586RE 9-16-03, 4-19-10
I94 CBP CESSNA 550 #N26494, voice "OMAHA 494" w/EST 1-21-04, 5-21-10
I96 CBP CESSNA 550 #N26496 12-25-03, 6-25-10
I97 CBP CESSNA 550 #N797CW 1-3-04, 7-8-10

ICB USCGC FORWARD (WMEC 911) (TISCOM & COTHEN id) w/OPB, D90, J38 3-16-07, 2-10-10

ICE Unknown w/702 2-26-10, 4-16-10

IGY USCG Tug PENOBSCOT BAY (WTGB 107) w/Z03 10-27-08

IJD USCG Unknown 12-11-09

IKL USCGC TAMPA (WMEC 902), voice "SHARK 02" w/IKL1, GBL, OPB, NMC, NRT, J31, J38, J39 5-17-07, 6-04-10
IKL1 USCGC TAMPA (WMEC 902) small boat w/IKL 11-9-08, 5-5-10

J## U.S. Coast Guard MH-60J/MH-60T helicopters
J01 USCG MH-60T #6001 CGAS Elizabeth City
J02 USCG MH-60J #6002
J03 USCG MH-60J #6003 CGAS Clearwater w/STR, C05
J04 USCG MH-60J #6004 CGAS Cape Cod
J05 USCG MH-60J #6005 CGAS Kodiak
J06 USCG MH-60J #6006 CGAS Astoria
J07 USCG MH-60J #6007 CGAS Kodiak
J08 USCG MH-60J #6008 CGAS Clearwater
J09 USCG MH-60J #6009 CGAS Elizabeth City w/JOE
J10 USCG MH-60J #6010 ATC Mobile
J11 USCG MH-60J #6011 CGAS Cape Cod
J12 USCG MH-60J #6012 CGAS Clearwater
J13 USCG MH-60J #6013 CGAS Kodiak w/HP3011
J14 USCG MH-60J #6014 ATC Mobile
J15 USCG MH-60T #6015 CGAS Kodiak
J16 USCG MH-60J #6016 ATC Mobile
J18 USCG MH-60J #6018 CGAS Sitka
J19 USCG MH-60J #6019 CGAS Clearwater
J21 USCG MH-60J #6021 CGAS Kodiak
J22 USCG MH-60J #6022 CGAS Clearwater
J23 USCG MH-60J #6023 ATC Mobile
J24 USCG MH-60J #6024 CGAS Clearwater
J25 USCG MH-60J #6025 CGAS Cape Cod
J26 USCG MH-60T #6026 CGAS Elizabeth City
J27 USCG MH-60T #6027 ATC Mobile
J29 USCG MH-60J #6029 CGAS Clearwater
J30 USCG MH-60J #6030 CGAS Astoria
J31 USCG MH-60J #6031 CGAS Elizabeth City
J32 USCG MH-60T #6032 CGAS San Diego
J33 USCG MH-60T #6033 CGAS San Diego
J34 USCG MH-60T #6034 CGAS Elizabeth City
J35 USCG MH-60J #6035 Unknown
J36 USCG MH-60J #6036 CGAS Sitka
J37 USCG MH-60J #6037 CGAS San Diego w/Z29
J38 USCG MH-60J #6038 Unknown
J39 USCG MH-60J #6039 CGAS Clearwater
J40 USCG MH-60J #6040 CGAS Elizabeth City
J41 USCG MH-60J #6041 CGAS San Diego
J42 USCG MH-60J #6042 CGAS Clearwater w/D90
J43 USCG MH-60T #6043 CGAS Elizabeth City

JHT USCGC LIBERTY (WPB 1334) (TISCOM id) 4-7-05

JOE COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, IA 7-6-03, 11-14-06

JOM USCGC SEA OTTER (WPB 87362) w/Z29 4-10-08, 1-30-09

JOR USCGC GALLATIN (WHEC 721) w/K01, LGV, LNT, HKW, H09, H98, TSC, 05C, 07C 7-27-07, 4-15-10
JOR1 USCGC GALLATIN (WHEC 721) small boat

K## USCG MH-65Cs/MH-65Ds
K00 USCG MH-65C w/TRK first logged 7-23-09
K01 USCG MH-65C # 6501 w/TSC, JOR, TRK first logged 5-25-08
K02 USCG MH-65C # 6502 first logged 3-19-09
K06 USCG MH-65C # 6506 first logged 7-7-09
K08 USCG MH-65C # 6508 first logged 6-9-09
K10 USCG MH-65C # 6510 first logged 3-4-09
K11 USCG MH-65C # 6511 first logged 5-26-09
K15 USCG MH-65C # 6515 first logged 9-13-08
K16 USCG MH-65C # 6516 first logged 1-22-10
K18 USCG MH-65C # 6518 w/RDC first logged 8-14-08
K20 USCG MH-65C # 6520 first logged 2-22-09
K26 USCG MH-65C # 6526 first logged 5-15-10
K30 USCG MH-65C # 6530 w/TSC first logged 5-18-08
K31 USCG MH-65C # 6531 w/K57 first logged 11-24-08
K33 USCG MH-65C # 6533 first logged 11-13-08
K36 USCG MH-65C # 6536 first logged 5-20-10
K38 USCG MH-65C # 6538 first logged 12-6-08
K40 USCG MH-65C # 6540 first logged 3-12-09
K42 USCG MH-65C # 6542 first logged 5-5-09
K43 USCG MH-65D # 6543 first logged 4-21-09
K45 USCG MH-65C # 6545 first logged 1-8-09
K47 USCG MH-65C # 6547 first logged 5-19-10
K53 USCG MH-65C # 6553 first logged 11-17-09
K55 USCG MH-65C # 6555 first logged 8-19-08
K56 USCG MH-65C # 6556 first logged 5-20-09
K57 USCG MH-65C # 6557 w/P21, K31 first logged 9-1-08
K58 USCG MH-65C # 6558 first logged 4-16-09
K59 USCG MH-65C # 6559 first logged 4-10-08
K60 USCG MH-65C # 6560 first logged 5-12-10
K61 USCG MH-65C # 6561 first logged 12-5-08
K62 USCG MH-65C # 6562 first logged 7-12-08
K63 USCG MH-65C # 6563 first logged 3-24-10
K64 USCG MH-65C # 6564 first logged 12-6-08
K65 USCG MH-65C # 6565 first logged 8-14-09
K66 USCG MH-65C # 6566 first logged 1-20-10
K68 USCG MH-65C # 6568 first logged 6-29-10
K69 USCG MH-65C # 6569 first logged 8-25-09
K70 USCG MH-65C # 6570 first logged 6-30-09
K72 USCG MH-65C # 6572 first logged 9-28-09
K73 USCG MH-65C # 6573 first logged 8-25-09
K74 USCG MH-65C # 6574 first logged 6-10-09
K75 USCG MH-65C # 6575 first logged 1-13-10
K76 USCG MH-65C # 6576 w/Z13 first logged 4-22-09
K77 USCG MH-65C # 6577 first logged 4-21-10
K78 USCG MH-65C # 6578 first logged 12-8-09
K79 USCG MH-65C # 6579 first logged 3-17-10
K80 USCG MH-65C # 6580 first logged 7-3-10
K82 USCG MH-65C # 6582 first logged 2-17-10
K84 USCG MH-65C # 6584 first logged 11-10-09
K85 USCG MH-65C # 6585 first logged 9-25-09
K88 USCG MH-65C # 6588 first logged 6-23-10
K92 USCG MH-65C # 6592 w/ROS first logged 1-29-09
K94 USCG MH-65C # 6594 first logged 9-30-08
K97 USCG MH-65C # 6597 first logged 2-25-10
K99 USCG MH-65C # 6599 first logged 4-10-08



KCM COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Raleigh, NC 12-22-04, 1-8-05
KCMPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Raleigh, NC 4-8-08, 7-6-10
KCMSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Raleigh, NC 12-13-07, 2-14-08

KNR43 Unknown Federal station w/USDAHQ1 (USDA, not Cothen net) 8-4-04, 11-8-04

KODIAK1 USCG Kodiak, AK (TISCOM id) 2-25-08

KRV Unknown COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter w/TSC 5-16-10, 7-6-10
KRVPRI Unknown COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter 5-15-10, 6-15-10

KST w/EST 10-27-09

KVQ USCGC NANTUCKET (WPB 1316) w/Z13, E15, LGV, LNT, GYS, UCG, OMNI 4-11-08, 6-12-10

KY4FEM FEMA WGY994, Kentucky EOC, Frankfurt, KY w/TSC 2-3-09

L## USCG MH-65Cs
L02 USCG MH-65C # 6602 first logged 8-14-09
L03 USCG MH-65C # 6603 first logged 2-1-09
L04 USCG MH-65C # 6604 first logged 5-14-09
L05 USCG MH-65C # 6605 first logged 5-5-09
L06 USCG MH-65C # 6606 w/LNT, TSC, Z12, Z13 first logged 5-14-09
L07 USCG MH-65C # 6607 w/P16 first logged 6-16-09
L08 USCG MH-65C # 6608 first logged 6-1-09

LAB COTHEN Radio Lab 1-23-03, 9-26-05
LAB1PRI 11-6-08
LAB2PRI 11-6-08

LBE Unid USCG w/J12 7-26-08

LGH Unknown (Prob USCG) w/F41 1-19-06

LGV USCGC LEGARE (WMEC 912) (TISCOM & COTHEN id) 6-12-05, 11-24-09
LGV1 USCGC LEGARE (WMEC 912) small boat w/LGV 10-27-08, 2-1-09

LHV USCG Unknown w/F04, K33 2-2-06, 12-11-08

LIL USCGC BAINBRIDGE ISLAND (WPB 1343) (TISCOM & COTHEN id) w/LGV 1-26-06, 2-4-06

LJW Unknown w/J41 4-11-08

LNE Unknown w/TSC, J40 3-10-10, 6-19-10
LNEPRI Unknown 11-4-08, 12-10-08

LNT USCG CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA. First logged 6-16-04

LNW Unknown w/D31, TSC, IKL 3-13-10, 7-6-10

LON Unknown w/DIL 2-10-08
LOS Unknown w/J38 2-16-06

LPM USCGC CHASE (WHEC 718) w/Z29, OMNI 12-18-08, 3-3-09
LPM1 USCGC CHASE (WHEC 718) small boat 12-18-08

LRD1 USACE LRD1 Mobile Data Receiver w/C26 9-30-05

LUV COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Lovelock, NV (LUV) 4-14-09, 7-6-10
LUVPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Lovelock, NV (LUV) 11-11-08, 7-6-10
LUVSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Lovelock, NV (LUV) 4-7-09



M## CBP C-12M Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
M42 CBP MPA w/D03 1-12-08
M46 CBP BEECH A200 #N1546 7-11-03, 2-9-10
M49 CBP BEECH A200 #N1549 1-21-03, 3-23-10
M51 CBP BEECH A200 #N1551 1-22-03, 2-7-09
M53 CBP BEECH A200 #N1553 "OMAHA 553" 1-6-03, 8-13-08
M69 CBP BEECH C-12C #N7069A w/WST 7-6-03, 6-9-10
M70 CBP BEECH C-12C #N72470, "OMAHA 470" 9-29-03, 5-25-10

MAG USCGC HAMILTON (WHEC 715) 1-20-10, 2-21-10

MC# COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter
MC1 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter 9-14-08, 2-3-10
MC2 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Chichasha, OK (OKD) 2-7-03, 11-28-07
MC3 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Logandale, NV (VGS) 12-16-02, 4-28-07
MC3PRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Logandale, NV 8-31-07
MC3SEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Logandale, NV 8-31-07
MC4 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Simpson, NV (RNO) 1-30-03, 5-30-07

MCC USCG Mobile Incident Command Center, "MIKE CHARLIE CHARLIE" and "CG Command Center" w/A23, DIL 8-30-05, 1-4-07

MEM COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Senatobia, MS 5-16-10, 5-23-10
MEMPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Senatobia, MS (MEM) 5-1-08, 7-7-10
MEMSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Senatobia, MS (MEM) w/HD1SEC 10-13-07, 4-10-09

MFN USCGC KNIGHT ISLAND (WPB 1348) 10-23-08, 6-28-09

MHU USCGC BLACKTIP (WPB 87326) 6-4-09

MP01CG USCG Unknown w/TSC 11-26-07
MP02CG USCG Unknown w/TSC 6-1-07

MR# Land Mobile Units
MR1 Unknown Land Mobile Unit, voice call "105A" w/CCC, CNT, TSC, TRC 12-16-02, 6-16-10
MR2 Unknown Land Mobile Unit w/TRC 11-18-03
MR5 Unknown Land Mobile Unit w/TSC, HFM, PAUL 11-20-08, 6-16-10
MR7 Unknown Land Mobile Unit w/CS6 6-27-04

MRI1 Unknown 12-16-08, 1-3-09
MRI1PRI Unknown 12-4-08
MRI3AN Uknown w/J03, PLT 12-4-08

MS# Land Mobile Units or COTHEN Remote Command Consoles
MS1 CBP Unknown w/TSC 12-13-03, 2-24-10
MS2 CBP Unknown w/TSC, CS1 7-26-03, 2-18-10
MS3 CBP Unknown, voice call "MIKE 03" w/TSC 5-5-05, 2-16-10
MS4 CBP Unknown w/TSC 6-20-07, 4-14-09

MS4FEM FEMA WGY964, Mississippi EOC, Jackson, MS 1-18-07

MT4 Unknown 11-13-08, 2-18-09

MUD USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616) w/FMK, CSR 6-10-08, 3-3-10

MUG Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console w/MGM, CS6, CS9, EST, TSC, D41. Noted used for voice in the Caribbean between P-3s and JACKKNIFE. 6-26-03, 1-28-06

MV# CBP
MV2 CBP Unknown w/TSC, CS1, TRC, PNR400, 5HY, TSC, CRB, MC2 7-16-03, 11-14-08
MV3 CBP Unknown w/JOE 11-14-06
MV4 CBP Unknown w/TRC, TSC 2-22-09, 6-4-10
MV5 CBP Unknown w/COE, TRC, TSC, NRT, AP1, DL1, HF2, HFM 1-23-03, 4-23-09
MV6 CBP Unknown 10-16-08
MV7 CBP Unknown 3-5-03
MV9 CBP Unknown w/TSC, TRC, OPB 9-30-03, 3-20-10

MV9CBP CBP Unknown w/NRT 12-22-09

MVT CBP Land Mobile Unit, voice call "205" w/BOB 8-16-03, 1-13-05

N## U.S. Coast Guard HC-144As
N01 USCG HC-144A #2301 ATC Mobile first logged 3-27-08
N02 USCG HC-144A #2302 ATC Mobile w/P21 first logged 9-2-08
N03 USCG HC-144A #2303 ATC Mobile first logged 6-20-08
N04 USCG HC-144A #2304 ATC Mobile first logged 12-8-08
N05 USCG HC-144A #2305 ATC Mobile first logged 7-14-09
N06 USCG HC-14$A #2306 CGAS Miami first logged 2-28-10
N07 USCG HC-144A #2307 ATC Mobile first logged 10-31-09
N08 USCG HC-144A #2308 ATC Mobile w/P08 first logged 1-22-10

NAS USCG USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC 907) w/RKN, NAS1, HNC, ROS, F40, 01Z 4-9-06, 7-7-10
NAS1 USCG USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC 907) small boat w/RKN, NAS 11-9-07

NC4FMA FEMA WGY984, North Carolina EOC, Raleigh, NC w/TSC 1-24-07, 4-9-09

NE7FEM FEMA WGY957, Nebraska EOC w/TSC 2-1-10

NICB USCGC FORWARD (WMEC 911) w/TSC, LNT 2-23-05

NMC USCG CAMSPAC, Point Reyes, CA (TISCOM and COTHEN id) w/CSK, UCG, F35, IKL 11-30-03, 3-15-09

NMH USCG TISCOM, Alexandria, VA (TSCOM and COTHEN id) w/TSC, M9Y 2-28-05, 5-2-05

NMN USCG CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA w/CBE, PAC 6-15-05, 4-28-10

NNR USCG Unknown (TISCOM id) w/STP 3-1-05

NOJ USCG COMMSTA Kodiak, AK (TISCOM id) w/ATT2, ATU, SKA, STP, PAC, 05Z 7-13-04, 7-1-10

NOR USCGC NORTHLAND (WMEC 904) w/LGV 6-12-05, 6-14-05

NRT USCGC ACTIVE (WMEC 618) w/VM2, VY1, TSC, 719, IKL, MV5, MV9CBP 2-1-06, 12-22-09

NW8 Unknown w/PAC 11-16-06

NZ1 Unknown 2-18-09

OKO COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Chichasha, OK 12-21-04, 5-23-10
OKOPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Chichasha, OK 10-2-07, 6-29-10
OKOSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Chichasha, OK 10-2-07

OMNI COTHEN Remote Omnidirectional Transmitter, Omaha, NE w/LPM, KVQ 3-3-09, 6-29-10
OMNIPRI COTHEN Remote Omnidirectional Transmitter, Omaha, NE 11-11-08, 9-5-09

OPB OPBAT Service Center, Nassau, Bahamas, voice "PANTHER". Also used as a remote by HAMMER.

OPS1 COTHEN Remote Command Console w/CS5, TSC 2-5-06
OPS2 COTHEN Remote Command Console USCG CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA
OPS3 COTHEN Remote Command Console

ORW USCGC JEFFERSON ISLAND (WPB 1340) 5-2-10

OWK USCGC DEPENDABLE (WMEC 626) w/UCG, TSC 2-15-07

OX# Unknown
OX3 Unknown w/720 10-17-08, 10-22-08
OX7 Unknown 10-28-08
OX8 Unknown 9-30-08, 1-6-09
OX9 Unknown 10-23-08
OX10LNW Unknown 11-12-08

P## USCG Air Stations
P01 USCG Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console w/TSC 3-22-07
P02 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console, CGAS Clearwater 4-17-07, 5-25-10
P03 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console, CGAS Elizabeth City 4-2-08, 5-12-10
P04 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console w/L07 6-30-10
P07 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console w/708, 500 1-3-08, 12-25-09
P08 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console, District 8/Sector New Orleans w/N08, N03, N01 1-22-10, 3-24-10
P16 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console, CGAS Miami w/N03, L07 8-19-08, 6-11-10
P18 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console, CGAS Sacramento 3-12-10
P21 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console, ATC Mobile w/K57, A44, N02, N03 10-20-08, 3-11-10
P22 USCG Unknown COTHEN Remote Command Console 12-30-08
P23 USCG COTHEN Remote Command Console. Poss. CGAS Savannah 10-18-09

PAC USCG CAMSPAC Point Reyes, CA w/NW8, NOJ. First logged 6-15-04

PAL USCGC KINGFISHER (WPB 87322) w/UCG 8-14-08, 4-2-09

PAN OPBAT Ops Center, Nassau, Bahamas w/X53 5-9-04, 6-16-04
PANTHR OPBAT Ops Center, Nassau, Bahamas w/X61, X52, X53 4-1-04, 9-8-07

PCR USCGC DALLAS (WHEC 716) 5-27-08, 3-7-10

PNR OPBAT Ops Center, Nassau, Bahamas w/C50, X53 3-5-04, 11-2-05
PNR400 OPBAT base, Georgetown, Bahamas w/S52, MV2, CSK 1-21-04, 11-4-07

PR1 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Islote, PR
PR1PRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Islote, PR 3-3-09, 6-13-10
PR1SEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Islote, PR 12-14-08, 5-28-09

PLT Unknown w/MRI3, TSC 11-15-06, 12-4-08

PTH USCG Station Ketchikan, AK 2-8-05, 4-7-05
PTHIGGINS USCG Ketchikan, AK (TISCOM id) 3-5-08

QSP USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC 627) 6-26-10, 7-7-10

QW7 Unknown w/T03 8-14-08

R## Unid Air Asset voice call "RAIDER".
R10 Unknown w/CS5, CS9, TSC 7-29-03, 11-10-04
R11 Unknown w/CS9, TSC 3-21-04, 5-11-04
R12 Unknown w/CS5 7-15-03, 4-14-04
R13 Unknown voice call "RAIDER 13" w/TSC 1-17-03, 5-11-04
R14 Unknown
R16 Unknown voice call "RAIDER 16" w/R25, TSC, CS5 1-21-03, 11-7-03
R17 Unknown 8-6-04
R20 Unknown 9-20-05
R25 Unknown w/R16 1-21-03
R64 Unknown

RAY Unknown w/CMR, STR 11-5-04, 5-19-05

RDC USCGC CAMPBELL (WMEC 909) w/CBE, LNT, NMN, F29, HNC, H91, K10 6-27-07, 6-3-10
RDC1 USCGC CAMPBELL (WMEC 909) small boat w/RDC 11-3-07, 5-20-08

REY1 Unknown w/TSC 4-12-10, 6-8-10

RKI USCGC BLUEFIN (WPB 87318) 1-25-10

RKN USCGC BEAR (WMEC 901) w/H78, BAS, NAS, RKN1, TSC, LNT 4-9-06, 1-13-10
RKN1 USCGC BEAR (WMEC 901) small boat w/RKN 10-28-07

RLS Unknown w/J04 9-18-08

RLT USCGC RESOLUTE (WMEC 620) w/RLT1 4-28-09, 7-5-10
RLT1 USCGC RESOLUTE (WMEC 620) small boat 4-28-09

RNO COTHEN Remote Transmitter, Simpson, NV
RNOPRI COTHEN Remote Transmitter, Simpson, NV 3-3-10

ROS USCGC SPENCER (WMEC 905) w/CSR, NAS, ROS1, TSC, K92 12-14-07, 6-20-10
ROS1 USCGC SPENCER (WMEC 905) small boat w/ROS 7-6-08, 2-3-10

RPM USCGC LEGARE (WMEC 912) w/TSJ 9-10-05, 6-23-10

RS1 Unknown COTHEN Remote Transmitter w/TSC, PR1 12-13-08, 5-24-10

RSHPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Concord, NC 10-7-07, 6-16-10
RSHSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Concord, NC 9-30-07, 5-19-09

RUF USCGC MOHAWK (WMEC 913) (COTHEN and TISCOM id) w/HNC, LNT, TSC, OPB 2-26-05, 1-19-10

S## CBP Aircraft
S03 CBP UH-60A tail # 87-24641 voice call "641" w/CRB 9-29-04, 4-22-05
S08 CBP Unknown w/TSC 4-16-10, 4-22-10
S13 CBP Unknown 2-3-09, 2-7-09
S21 CBP Aircraft [definitely aircraft], based in Jacksonville, may be UH-60 A21 w/CS5 8-24-04, 8-20-09
S22 CBP Unknown w/EST 3-27-09
S26 CBP Unknown w/TSC 1-31-06, 9-3-07

SA2 Unknown w/TSC 2-3-10, 2-4-10
SA3 Unknown w/TSC, CRB, I52, LNT 3-5-08, 7-7-10
SA5 Unknown (TISCOM id) 2-24-05

SAC USCG CGAS Sacramento w/716 8-29-09

SAMMF1 US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile, AL District Office. Possible Mobile Facility #1 w/C20 7-8-05

SARPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Limestone, FL (SAR) 12-22-07, 6-7-10
SARSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Limestone, FL (SAR) 12-22-07, 12-4-08

SC4 FEMA WGY934, South Carolina EOC, Columbia, SC w/TSC 9-13-07
SC4FEM FEMA WGY934, South Carolina EOC, Columbia, SC w/TSC 1-29-09, 2-19-09
SC4FMA FEMA WGY934, South Carolina EOC, Columbia, SC w/TSC 12-7-06, 9-25-07

SD Unknown w/I55, I57. Maybe San Diego AMB??? 9-9-03, 6-16-04

SEAPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Clinton, NC (SEA) 8-30-08, 6-29-10
SEASEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Clinton, NC (SEA) 11-28-07, 3-10-09

SEC Unknown w/TSC 1-16-10

SKA USCG Poss. Sitka, AK (COTHEN & TISCOM id) w/NOJ 7-17-05, 7-1-10

SNN USCG Unknown (COTHEN & TISCOM id) w/FMK 2-11-07, 2-12-07

SOS USCG Unid w/717, J12, J42 9-16-05, 12-11-07

SS1 COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Cedar Rapids, IA 1-29-08

ST1 Unknown 1-7-07

STF USCGC STEADFAST (WMEC 623) 12-1-09, 12-8-09

STP USCG Loran Station, Saint Paul Island, AK (TISCOM id) w/NNR, NOJ 11-27-04, 6-21-05

STR CBP Customs National Law Enforcement Communications Center Orlando, FL VHF Land Mobile Console (SECTOR) w/706, A10, D01, DL1, TSC, F04, J03, J14, J16, J25, J36, J41, I00, RAY, COE, VX1, X61 10-30-04, 9-3-08

T## CBP Tracking Aircraft
T03 CBP CESSNA T210N #N9403Y w/CNT, WST, TSC 8-12-03, 5-28-09
T07 CBP BEECH A200 #N6507B w/CS3, CS4, WST, DHS 7-13-03, 2-26-10
T11 CBP BEECH A200 #N311MP, voice "OMAHA 1MP" w/CS6 10-17-03, 12-23-04
T16 CBP PIPER PA-42-720R #N9116Q, "OMAHA 16Q" 2-07-03, 7-6-10
T41 CBP PILATUS PC-12/45 #N541PB w/TSC, EST 1-22-05, 5-26-09
T42 CBP PIPER PA-42-720R #N9142B, voice "OMAHA 42B", Jacksonville, FL AMB 6-24-03, 6-14-10
T43 CBP Unknown w/WST 11-8-09
T47 CBP BEECH A200 #N1547 w/CS5, PR1, CRB, EST 7-31-03, 3-5-10
T54 CBP BEECH A200 #N1554 9-16-04, 12-10-09
T58 CBP BEECH A200 #N1558 w/CS1, CS5, CS6, CS9, TSC, DHS, EST, CRB 2-07-03, 8-11-08
T59 CBP BEECH A200 #N1559 w/WST 3-3-04, 3-26-09
T60 CBP BEECH A200 #N1560, voice "OMAHA 560/LIMA 560" 11-23-03, 8-28-08
T6P CBP BEECH A200 #N7166P, "OMAHA 66P" w/WST 11-6-03, 7-7-10
T72 CBP BEECH C-12C #N72472, "OMAHA 472" w/CS1, CS6, CS9, TSC, EST, COE, DIL 6-20-03, 2-9-10
T74 CBP BEECH A200 #N7074G w/WST 9-5-04, 1-31-10
T76 CBP BEECH C-12C #N72476 11-20-03, 2-24-10
T7Y CBP BEECH C-12C #N7247Y 1-14-04, 5-24-10
T83 CBP BEECH C-12 #N783MC w/CS6, X53 10-29-03, 10-13-04
T84 9-2-08
T85 CBP PIPER PA-42-720R #N9085U, Jacksonville, FL AMB 11-19-03, 6-19-10
T91 CBP PIPER PA-42-720R #N9091J, Jacksonville, FL AMB, voice "OMAHA 91J" 2-11-03, 5-30-10
T93 CBP CESSNA T210M #N65093 2-10-08
T97 CBP PILATUS PC-12/45 #N497PC 10-7-04, 2-1-10
T9A CBP PIPER PA-42-720R #N9279A, Jacksonville, FL AMB 7-15-03, 6-27-10
T9F CBP BEECH A200 #N6509F, "OMAHA 09F" 8-31-03, 6-15-10



TBZ USCGC ORCAS (WPB 1327) 12-4-08

TC4 Unknown w/LNT, TSC 3-24-10

TISCOM USCG Telecommunications and Information Systems Command, Alexandria, VA 4-15-04

TPS Unknown w/A20 11-25-05

TR# Possible COTHEN Remote Transmitter
TR1 Unknown w/TSC 3-26-04
TR3 Unknown w/708, D42, D44, D49, TSC 3-27-04, 2-11-06

TRC COTHEN Remote Command Console w/MV2, MV4, MV5, MVX, MR1, MR2, MV9, D41, 717 11-16-03, 6-16-10

TRK Poss. USCGC ADELIE (WPB 87333) w/K00, K01 7-21-09, 6-15-10

TSC CBP Orlando, FL Customs National Law Enforcement Communications Center -- Technical Service Center and COTHEN Remote Transmitter, Orlando, FL

TST COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, NC 6-30-03
TSTPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, NC 11-20-07

TTC CBP Unknown w/M49 12-21-05

UCG USCG CAMSPAC Point Reyes, CA w/NMC, XXX, KVQ, UGW, HSD

UGW USCGC GANNET (WPB 87334) w/UCG 12-1-08, 1-23-10

UHC USCGC DECISIVE (WMEC 629) w/07Z 12-2-09, 6-1-10

USDAEOC2 USDA USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection EOC w/TSC, USDAHQ1 1-8-04, 5-30-07
USDAHQ1 USDA KFD915, Salt Lake City, UT w/KNR43, USDAEOC2 8-4-04, 5-30-07

V## USCG Unknown
V01 Unknown w/TSC, D45 12-14-03, 7-22-04
V02 Unknown w/CS6, TSC 9-13-05
V04 Unknown w/TSC 2-18-05, 9-21-05
V05 Unknown w/TSC 9-16-05, 9-17-05
V07 Unknown (TISCOM & COTHEN) w/TSC 9-2-05, 10-15-05
V08 Unknown w/TSC 3-10-04
V09 Unknown w/TSC, 716 9-9-05, 12-11-06
V10 Unknown w/PAC, WST, TSC 11-5-06, 9-25-09
V12 Unknown 9-3-08
V20 Unknown w/F40 2-16-06
V41 Unknown w/V42 11-16-04
V42 Unknown w/V41 3-10-04, 11-16-04
V43 Unknown w/CNT 8-25-09
V44 Unknown w/TSC 9-1-05, 5-5-10
V45 Unknown 12-20-05
V49 Unknown 12-31-05, 10-16-07
V61 Unknown w/C50 6-25-04
V69 Unknown w/CRB 2-19-05

VAI USCGC VALIANT (WMEC 621) 3-19-10, 7-10-10

VES USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC 625) w/LNT, TSC, 07K, 07M, VES1, VES2 10-25-07, 7-1-10
VES1 USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC 625) small boat w/VES 7-2-08, 10-18-08
VES2 USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC 625) small boat w/VES 7-4-08, 7-5-08

VGS COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Logandale, NV 9-15-09
VGSPRI COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Logandale, NV 6-3-09, 6-29-10
VGSSEC COTHEN Remote Communications Transmitter, Logandale, NV 2-18-09, 4-4-09

VM1 Unknown w/EST, TSC 3-16-06, 4-28-10
VM2 Unknown w/TSC, WST, NRT 2-12-06, 11-13-08

VX1 Unknown, voice "VICTOR XRAY 1" w/CS1 9-5-05, 9-3-08
VX2 Unknown 7-20-06, 8-29-06
VX3 Unknown w/TSC 1-10-06, 2-15-06
VX5 Unknown 2-10-06
VX6 Unknown w/TSC 2-13-06, 2-13-07
VX7 Unknown 8-29-06, 9-8-08

VY1 Unknown w/CNT, CRB, DIL, EST, JOE, NRT, TSC, WST 1-29-06, 4-28-06
VY2 Unknown w/CNT, CRB, DHS, DIL, TSC 1-24-06, 3-27-06

W08 Unknown 8-29-05
W20 Unknown w/LNT 8-30-05

W617CG USCGC VIGILANT (WMEC 617) w/OPB 1-23-07, 4-15-07

WCR Unknown w/A41 8-14-08

WGD USCG Unknown w/TSC, UCG 12-16-08, 1-16-10

WGY1 Unknown w/TSC 11-18-08
WGY2 Unknown 7-9-09

WHD USCGC KODIAK ISLAND (WPB 1341) w/Z13, HSD 6-13-08, 7-14-09

WLB USCG Unknown w/LNT 1-22-04, 9-29-05

WST CBP AMOC Western Regional Communications Node 11-5-04, 7-9-10

X## Formerly US Army UH-60L helicopters deployed to OPBAT. The Army pulled out of OPBAT 10-1-07 and were replaced by 3 DEA Bell 212s and a fixed wing aircraft.

X2C Unknown w/TSC 11-20-08, 11-22-08

XXX Unknown w/CS1, CS3, CS4, FL2, UCG, TSC 9-2-03, 2-5-06

YWL USCGC THETIS (WMEC 910) w/J12, Z13 7-19-08, 6-11-10

Z## USCG Sector Remote Command Consoles
Z03 USCG Sector Southeastern New England w/DCK, ERH, IGY, ORW 4-3-08, 7-3-10
Z10 USCG Sector 12-8-09, 12-20-09
Z11 USCG Sector Jacksonville w/J29, K01 2-3-10, 6-27-10
Z12 USCG Sector Miami w/TSC, KVQ, L06 4-1-08, 7-8-10
Z13 USCG Sector Key West, FL 1-24-08, 6-9-10
Z13PRI USCG Sector Key West, FL 6-10-09
Z13SEC USCG Sector Key West, FL 1-4-09
Z14 USCG Sector St. Petersburg, FL 1-9-10, 7-8-10
Z15 USCG Sector San Juan, PR w/K82, K79, K66 3-10-10, 6-17-10
Z28 USCG Sector Los Angeles, CA w/K73 2-25-10, 4-18-10
Z29 USCG Sector San Diego 2-7-08, 5-20-10
Z30 USCG Poss. Sector Seattle w/718 3-5-08
Z99 USCG CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA w/F31 4-1-08

This is a list of ALE ids that have been decoded on COTHEN, but have only been logged once. Some appear to be single use trigraphs and others appear to be bogus. If an id repeats itself over time and appears to be a real id then it will be transferred to the actual COTHEN id list.

0000 w/TSC 5-12-09
08E 7-28-09
0SD 2-26-10
18E w/Z29 2-10-08
256 w/TSC 11-13-04
336 w/TSC 9-19-07
646 3-8-04
6C9 12-11-08
6D3 4-2-08
704WPB w/PAC 8-27-08
71E 3-15-04
907 11-8-04
A36 4-20-07
A54 w/F04 4-25-06
A98 w/CS9 3-7-04
B15
B36 8-31-05
BAS w/RKN 11-29-08
BUA 12-18-08
BST w/J12 8-19-08
BYA w/LNT 4-7-09
C51 w/I54, O58 3-7-04
C55 6-29-04
C97 w/A97 3-21-04
CAD49 w/CNT 10-13-05
CQ4 w/J09 3-7-06
CXZ w/OPB 10-4-05
D40 12-11-07
D54 4-21-05
D67 12-16-04
D68 w/502 1-20-09
D71 2-25-04
D77 2-25-04
DLL 3-10-08
E7A w/TSC 9-15-07
F1K w/LJW 9-23-07
FS1 w/CSK 4-22-08
FS6 4-6-04, 4-14-04, 4-15-04
G43 8-31-05
G40 w/OPB 11-7-04
G51 w/M69 5-9-04
GAV 1-24-06
I04 6-12-06
I23 9-2-05
I46 4-10-10
HNJ 2-27-05
HNT w/J42 9-25-05
IKE w/BOB 1-14-05
K0Q w/OPB 10-5-05
KCY w/LAB 2-28-04
KSN w/LNT 3-6-06
LFU w/J33 1-10-06
LLF w/J33 1-18-08
LNW 12-18-08
LOI w/501 1-18-08
M07 w/CS9 6-14-04
M76 w/716 11-23-04
M80 4-14-04
M87 7-11-03
M90 w/CS4 3-14-04
M99 w/CRB 8-21-05
MGM w/MUG 7-7-04
MS9 w/CS6 5-9-04
MUX w/D44 2-07-03
MV2P
MV7P
MVR w/JOE 11-13-03
MVX w/TRC 10-19-03
NQ8 w/J18 9-4-05
O0F w/LNT 7-3-05
O13 9-2-05
O20 2-26-04
O33
O58 w/C51 3-7-04
OOE 9-2-05
P86 w/J41 1-15-05
PAUL w/MR5 6-16-10
S29 12-11-04
S52 w/PNR400 10-7-04
SEC w/WST 5-6-06
T17 w/T07 9-21-05
T6F 6-9-04
T6W w/CS6 9-22-04
TAA w/A48 3-8-08
TC3 1-12-09
TCA 8-31-05
TNE w/J36 1-24-06
TSJ w/RPM 9-10-05
TSP w/N05 7-2-10
V10 w/X10 9-14-06
V4M w/LAB 2-28-04
VIG 3-5-06
VOJ w/J38 9-4-08
W70 w/CS3 4-30-04
WCV 4-24-05
WDD w/LNT 3-7-06
WHA w/LNT 4-25-09
WLX w/LNT 9-29-05
WTB w/LNT 3-25-10
WTT w/T9F 10-3-05
XET w/502 8-30-07
XK1 4-2-08
XZV w/717 12-23-09
YU0 4-2-08

Monday, July 19, 2010

HomePatrol-1 - What can it monitor?

I have had several questions regarding what HomePatrol will and will not monitor from the Radioref database. Paul Opitz from Uniden recently wrote the following:

HomePatrol-1 includes all systems and channels in Radio Reference database with the following exceptions:

-- Channels function tagged as Data
-- Channels that are not function tagged
-- Channels function tagged as Deprecated
-- Channels with a mode of "E" (encrypted)
-- Digital channels on system types that cannot be monitored (i.e. ProVoice)
-- Channels in deprecated systems
-- Unmonitorable Systems (i.e. OpenSky / Nextel / etc)

HomePatrol-1 can automatically select for scanning any channel that is properly geotagged. Channels not geotagged can be manually selected (easiest by using the included Sentinel PC software). The geographic selection process is unique to Uniden (and patented, to boot).

At some point, Joes (scanner geeks), will have the ability through the Uniden software to program the HomePatrol-1 with their own frequency list, but this won't happen with the initial release of the unit.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Uniden HomePatrol Update

Recently some question on the Scan-DC newsgroup came up on the new Uniden HomePatrol scanner. here is a portion of my comments regarding this new scanner.

My initial testing of the unit is pretty cool. The manuals aren't done yet, but if you have every programmed any scanner you don't need one, it is that simple. So folks who do not want to become radio engineers (Uniden calls them Bob and Mabel) will want to purchase this scanner. There will be additional features for advanced users that will be activated in the near future so that power users (Uniden calls them Joe) will have some interesting features they will like in HomePatrol. On the Friday before the Uniden Open House during our formal intro of the product, I had the scanner in my hands about one hour and during that time I master the basica operations and menuing system (actually it took about 20 minutes).

Saturday during the Uniden Open House in Dallas, an 8 year old grandson of one of the hobbyists at my table (I was a table host), programmed the HP scanner for DFW in literally seconds. Yes, Bob and Mabel, it is really that easy.

You can read some of my additional thoughts on my personal blog at
http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/2010/06/revolution-in-scanning-is-coming.html

You can get my exclusive HP spec sheet (based on the testing of the unit we
have in hand) on the Grove Ent website at http://www.grove-ent.com/homepatrol.html

More to come including a full review in Monitoring Times magazine soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This Week on the Radio July 15, 2010

From the ARRL : This week, the North American QSO Party (RTTY), the DMC RTTY Contest and the CQ Worldwide VHF Contest are July 17-18. The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is July 19. Next week, there is another running of the NCCC Sprint Ladder on July 23. The RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) Contest is July 24-25 and the SKCC Sprint July 28. All dates, unless otherwise stated, are UTC. See the ARRL Contest Branch page, the ARRL Contest Update and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar for more info. Looking for a Special Event station? Be sure to check out the ARRL Special Events Station Web page.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SSTV from ISS on 145.800 MHz FM during July 15-16


ISS Amateur Radio Status: July 13, 2010

SpaceCam planed for July 15-16 By Miles Mann WF1F
MAREX-MG News www.marexmg.org
Manned Amateur Radio Experiment

Notes from the Ariss blog http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/

MAI-75 activation planned for July 15-16 (updated)

An activity to support SSTV activation (MAI-75) has been schedule on July 15 and 16. Times fall between 12:00-15:00 UTC on the 15th and 10:00-12:00 UTC on the 16th . The system will be operating space cam in slide show mode and is expected to use the Martin 1 format. The times are just over 1 orbit each day (two passes over Moscow) so opportunities will be very limited.

Tips for Working Slow Scan TV:

Will I be able to receive images from SpaceCam1?

Yes! SpaceCam1 will transmit and receive images on amateur radio frequencies, using standard SSTV formats. Although SpaceCam1 is capable of operating in several modes, the recommended format while in Slide Show mode is Robot 36. This format offers the best standard compromise between image quality and transmission time and heat stress.

In addition to two-way "interactive" operation, SpaceCam1 provides the following fully automatic functions:

-- Transmission from a live camera or disk at specified intervals
-- “Slide Show" operation from a set of images stored on the system
-- SSTV Repeater

What equipment will I need to receive the images?

Radio receiver with an outdoor antenna. The radio receive will need to be able to receive FM signals on 145.800 MHz radio band. A PC with SSTV software or a dedicated SSTV scan converter.

For information on how to receive SSTV images from the International Space station, check out the MAREX link: http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/howtouseiss.html

Over the next few weeks we maybe receiving images from the International Space station via Slow Scan TV (SSTV). The MAREX team will be collecting these images from the amateur Radio and SWL community and we will post the best.

We would like to collect all images received. However in order to properly catalog the images we request you use the following image naming format. After you receive you images; please rename the images using the following format, All Lower case letters

Year 06, Month 07, Day 31, (UTC time), Call sign, Short text description, .JPG

Example:

New format: 0607311905wf1f.jpg

I removed the first two numbers of the year and the “Z” for UTC time. All dates are assumed to be in UTC dates. The images coming down from ISS will also have a time stamp embedded into the image. You can also use these numbers to generate you file names. If you are a Short Wave listener and do not have a call sign, just place your Initials after the time (0607311905abc.jpg)

If we break this down
Year =06
Month = 07
Day = 31
Time = 1905 UTC
Call sign = wf1f
Description (optional) = Windows shot
Image format = jpg

Image Quality
Please do not put any text over lays on the images, Example, do not put web page or advertisements in the image. Your own call sign and date are acceptable.

Send all images directly to MAREX at Marexmg@comcast.net

We would also like to know the following information in your email.

Name or Call sign
Country / State
Receiver
Software decoding tool
Elevation or range of ISS when you decoded the image.

Slide Show Mode:
The MAREX SpaceCam1 software contains a feature called “Slide Show” mode. It allows the crew to preload a directory full of images that will be automatically transmitted to Earth. The crew will not need to keep pushing a button to send images. In theory the system can run for weeks at a time without crew involvement. The SpaceCam project will be able to transmit over 200 SSTV images per day (Robot 36 format).

Ariss has not announced any plans for a SSTV Uplink frequency.

SSTV Decoding Software http://www.barberdsp.com/

There are many choices in SSTV software, some Free, others with more features cost a few bucks. http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/sstvlinkpage.html

So have fun, find your best setup and start practicing (on Earth) how to decode SSTV on 2-meters.

Marexmg Web page
http://www.marexmg.org/

ARISS Web page and other great Space projects
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/

73 Miles WF1F MAREX-MG

Amateur satellite to investigate power line interference

Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV will be giving a presentation on South Africa's first CubeSat at the AMSAT-UK Colloquium in Guildford, England, July 31- Aug 1

The world has experienced a long solar minimum which means that ionospheric communication had been very limited and for a few years was almost exclusively the domain of the commercial broadcasters running Megawatts.

HF radio communication is very susceptible to noise levels that are created by power lines, electrical installations and overhead lines used by trains and busses and power line telecommunication systems. If fact today there are many installation that do not necessarily comply with internationally agreed emission standards. With increasing solar activity interference signals are propagated over large areas and will interfere with HF communication.

The important mission of the SA AMSAT CubeSat is to measure the High Frequency noise levels over South Africa and report these measurement back to a ground station for analysis and action to reduce these unwanted signals. The information from the tiny satellite will identify the areas where the HF frequency polluters are situated and will help in reducing or eliminating the source.

It is also hoped to include a 30 kHz linear transponder and an Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) in the CubeSat.

I want one. After the South Africans have done their mapping maybe they can swing it up here to help locate our local power line interference.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Mississippi Deploys Wireless Radio System To Aid Oil Spill Cleanup

From the Gov Monitor website:

Governor Haley Barbour announced today the distribution of more than 200 radios capable of operating through the Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network to help in the oil spill cleanup along Mississippi’s shoreline and barrier islands.

The MSWIN system, which provides interoperable communication for emergency responders, was created under the direction of Governor Barbour after Hurricane Katrina exposed a critical need.

“Immediately after the storm, we were unable to exchange critical information between various law enforcement agencies and other emergency personnel,” Governor Barbour said. “The ability to communicate can make a huge difference in our ability to fight the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill now, and in the future, it could mean the difference in our ability to save lives in an emergency.”

The MSWIN system allows users to speak through a secure digital radio system operating under the Mississippi Wireless Communications Commission. The Mississippi National Guard, United States Coast Guard and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will use the hand-held radios to guide cleanup vessels to oil in the water sighted by aircraft.

“This will help streamline response time to any reports of oil from Mississippi National Guard air operations,” said MEMA Director and WCC Vice Chairman Mike Womack. “The vessels assigned to a particular area will now have the capability to communicate directly with the resources in the air.”

“Interoperability is about breaking down communication barriers,” said WCC Chairman Chris Epps. “This is what the system is designed for, and we are proud that we can assist with and improve the response efforts in the oil disaster.”

The MSWIN system was established with $157 million in federal funds and $57 million in state bond funds. The MSWIN system is currently fully operational in the southern third of the state and is scheduled to be complete throughout the entire state of Mississippi by December of 2011.

Governor Barbour has asked for nearly $84 million more in federal funding to expand the MSWIN system’s broadband capacity beyond voice-only communications. The upgraded system could include photo and ambulance-to-hospital data transmission abilities.

Col. Lee Smithson, who oversees the Mississippi National Guard’s response to the oil spill as commander of Task Force Vigilant Horizon, said the radios will enable National Guard personnel to guide crews to the oil and allow ground crews to document the sightings.

“The radios enable us to fully leverage the capabilities of all supporting agencies. We tie in air, marine and shore activities using one system. It is a game changer in our favor.”