1/25/2018

Response to Hawaii

First of all I am sorry citizens of Hawaii had to go through minutes of per hell thinking they were under attack. No matter what they themselves deserve our thoughts and prayers. The realization that this could happen to them should worry us, as citizens of the US, as people of peace and humankind in general. Before I begin a few thoughts on the atmosphere we are now in. I want to say this ISN'T meant to be political in the sense it shouldn't matter the President of the US is a Republican or the Governor of Hawaii is a Democrat. Let's face it the people who want to kill us don't care our political preferences. With all the finger pointing I want to break down a general response, local, state, and federal. It should be noted the entire "incident" (later labelled by state and local officials a "drill) was an hour and twenty minutes give  or take according to Hawaiian officials.

 All that being said the error was caused by state and local officials,NOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. To those who say the president didn't act "presidential", I need to ask, what would you have done differently? By the time he was notified, or any other president would be notified, the incidentt was pretty much over. ALSO for the record it didn't matter  if he waas on a golf course or sitting in the Oval Office, his reaction would have been the same. I also think if Hillary Clinton were in the exact same position she would have yawned, pushed a "reset button" and been on her day They are many who criticize Trump's response. To them I ask what response was needed? Basically an internal human error caused a nuclear scare. People were in panic, when they found out the response they were angry. When they found out Trump's reaction, all of the heat immediately shifted on him.

 What if Trump were in the Oval Office, was immediately notified of the incident?
What if he launched an attack on North Korea? Then what? How wou ld the Democrats. the media react? IMPEACH TRUMP! Ever since Trump announced he was running people have questioned his mental stability. Doesn't his reaction to the Hawaii incident prove he is very stable? I would impeach the Governor of Hawaii long before I'd point the finger at Trump! He   was an idiot when he said the person responsible would be "reassigned". Reassigned? I don't want that person anywhere near an emergency alerting system. The guy should be charged with causing public panic without cause!! I also wouldn't blame Trump if he sent national representatives to monitor Hawaii's emergency management plan. I would send  FEMA in to take over the operation, if only temporarily. They need to investigate what happened to prevent it from happening again

1/08/2018

Air scanning in Cape May

Usually when I write about scanner related activity it has to do with a working fire or interesting police activity, but in Cape May the two biggest things are marine and aviation scanning. I'll address the marine scanning in another post maybne during the summer months when there's more activity on those frequencies, but it seems air scanning is always active. The planes are high in the sky so the signal goes a LOT further and Cape MaY has a lot less  RF interference than Bergen County so I can pick up signals way into Central Virginia on VHF air so I have tried programming the frequencies for all the ATCC down into Virginia. I listed the frequencies from north to south and have had a lot of success. I can still get a lot of the New York  ATCC as well! I also  have been doing some scanning via the Internet using the website LiveATC.net which has almost all the ATCC frequencies across the country. I usually switch between the different centers but seem to listen to the western centers the most
Cape May County has it's own airport on 122.7 own of my best catches over the summer was a Caost Guard chopper patrolling the coastline, and I can also get Delaware Coastal Airport on 123.000. Seems the aviation band is always active
As a bonus I look-up the flights using Flightaware and use GoogleDocs worksheet to keep  track of the flight locations. Just something to do during the winter months!

You can view my log here


WASHINGTON CENTER (ZDC)
SEC59 SEA ISLE 133.1500
SEC59 SEA ISLE 281.4500 *
SEC58 COYLE VHF 121.0250
SEC58 COYLE UHF 254.3000 *
SEC10 WOODSTOWN 125.4500
SEC10 WOODSTOWN 363.0000
SEC51 CASINO 1 127.7000
SEC51 CASINO 285.4000
SEC53 ENO 127.2750
SEC53 ENO 354.1500
SEC17 SWANN 134.5000
SEC17 SWANN 360.7000
SEC15 BLUE RIDGE 133.6500
SEC15 BLUE RIDGE 285.6000
SEC54 SALISBURY 120.9750
SEC54 SALISBURY 257.7000
SEC39 SNOW HILL 121.3750
SEC39 SNOW HILL 236.8750
SEC18 DUPONT LOW 132.5250
SEC11 CAVERT 133.9000
SEC11 CAVERT 281.4000
SEC23 CAPE CHARLES 132.5500
SEC23 CAPE CHARLES 256.8000
SEC12 BROOK 126.8750
SEC12 BROOK 285.4500
SEC04 PINION 133.9750
SEC04 PINION 307.0250
SEC20 BLACKSTONE 127.7500
SEC20 BLACKSTONE 235.6250
SEC50 YORKTOWN 120.7500
SEC24 COFIELD 123.8500
SEC24 COFIELD 323.0000
SEC34 NORFOLK 133.8250
SEC34 NORFOLK 327.8000
SEC72 SHENADOH SUPHI 134.6250
SEC72 SHENADOH SUPHI 377.2000
SEC31 AZALEA LOW 134.5000
SEC31 AZALEA LOW 263.1000

TOWER/APPROACH
CAPE MAY TOWER 122.7000
AIR SEARCH 123.1000
AIR-TO-AIR 123.4500
OCEAN CITY TOWER 127.6000
ACY APP/DEP SOUTH 124.6000
ACY T APP/DEP 327 385.5000
ATLANTIC CITY APP/DEP 327 327.1250
ATLANTIC CITY TOWER 120.3000
POTOMAC APP/DEP 124.5500
DOVER APP/DEP 132.4250
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