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Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:14 pm
by Off Airways
Hi folk

First posting on this forum and hope my request is successful.

I'm a dedicated follower of military traffic (mainly UHF) over East Anglia.

Almost daily military traffic (mainly transports) use the main tacan route TR1 which basically runs NE from the Bristol Channel to overhead RAF Marham then E to SE to the Dutch/Belgique border.

Again more often than not the transports going west will use civil frequencies from the lower North Sea then as they pick up the TR1 route switch to London Mil freqs??

Ones going East I can only presume come off Oceanic HF then call London Mil ??

The question is ... does ANYONE know the common freqs for London Mil TR1 traffic

Many thanks in great anticipation

John

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Re: Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:37 am
by Minus1
252.875 AM Central ICF
259.6 AM East ICF
275.625 AM SE ICF
277.775 AM NE ICF
278.6 AM SW ICF
280.35 AM West ICF
282.125 AM NW ICF
292.525 AM ICF Lichfield corridor

Re: Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:37 pm
by Off Airways
Thanks for your reply - Sadly though none of these freqs are used for the Tacan route TR1 as far as I'm aware.

By the mere fact they are ICF's they will not be used. In my 38+ years of flying military and the last 18 years on "Heavies" we would never use an ICF unless climbing out of Low Level. It would be an "Internal" frequency handover from one radar unit to another.

Unfortunately in all my flying and being UK based we never used the TR's ... hence the reason I'm asking.

Thanks

John

Re: Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 am
by Minus1
I monitor the ICF freqs whenever I can, and have often heard aircraft routed VLN - BZN - MAM - NAVPI.
If it wasn't ICF freqs must have been secondary freqs, I'll pay more attention to which and let you know …
SW
231.825
282.5
372.675
Central
251.475
341.675
East
233.725
252.975
261.35
269.475
275.65

Re: Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:55 pm
by Off Airways
Now that's appreciated :thumbup:

Look forward to pinning flights/sightings to freqs now.

Best wishes

John

Re: Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:04 pm
by biggles
Just seen your post so hope you don't mind me commenting a bit later but most aircraft taking TR1 in the South Western corner will be working sector 9 on 132.950 and in an area roughly North/South abeam Bristol get transferred to Swanwick mil central on 252.875 or 128.700 but can be other frequencies such as 278.600 on occasion. From a point roughly abeam Peterborough they work Swanwick mil East on 259.600 or 133.325 (but again, not always!). Further East outside the UK FIR it can sometimes be Maastricht Delta sector on 135.960. The RCH flight on the more Northerly route are usually working Sector 11 on 126.780 and further North, usually Scottish Montrose South on 126.925, hope that helps! It's not an exact science I'm afraid, can depend on time of day/night, controller workload, band boxing of sectors etc.

Re: Military TACAN Route Frequencies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:33 pm
by Off Airways
Hi Biggles .... Thank you very much for your posting, much appreciated :thumbup:

At last I'm starting to get the proper info I'm looking for - Happy New Year :happy: