[Frequency 255.1Mhz; 3Mbytes download]
This is a recording of an air and ground exercise that took place on October 12th, 2002, mostly around the Tonopah test range. Occasionally the audio is very noisy, but most of the audio is clear.
Callsigns heard are:
Strike (sounds like the unit on the ground, since they are laser lighting the target)
Military jargon heard:
Sparkle (light with laser)
PID (possible ID ??)
TFR (terrain following radar)
Often there are requests for altitude along with the waypoint. Smart bombs use altitude as part of the triggering criteria.
The waypoints entered into Garmin Mapsource can be downloaded here. [Hey, there was nothing else to do while the event was taking place, so I mapped the waypoints. The light from the notebook computer probably gave away my presence. There is a comment about a target outside the zone. ;-)]
Some maps from Garmin Mapsource with waypoints can be found here, here, and here. "Mojomound" is the location where the scanner was located.
This table contains the waypoints heard during the event, plus comments about the target. Click on the number to get a terraserver topo map.
|001||N37 41.200 W116 27.900||N37.68667 W116.46500||semitruck|
|002||N37 42.515 W116 28.629||N37.70858 W116.47715||flood|
|003||N37 42.515 W116 28.329||N37.70858 W116.47215||flood; large vehicle|
|004||N37 43.333 W116 26.932||N37.72222 W116.44887||mover|
|005||N37 36.569 W116 26.534||N37.60948 W116.44223||flood|
|006||N37 38.000 W116 27.000||N37.63333 W116.45000||support base|
|007||N37 45.925 W116 29.332||N37.76542 W116.48887||3 vehicles and a bunch of guys|
|008||N37 34.000 W116 27.000||N37.56667 W116.45000||vehicles|
|009||N36 36.717 W115 31.577||N36.61195 W115.52628||armored column|
|010||N37 46.250 W116 29.260||N37.77083 W116.48767||ground target|
|011||N37 30.852 W116 10.628||N37.51420 W116.17713|
|012||N37 35.000 W116 27.000||N37.58333 W116.45000||flood|
|013||N37 43.290 W116 38.602||N37.72150 W116.64337||mover|
|014||N37 45.880 W116 37.590||N37.76467 W116.62650||mover|
|015||N37 31.000 W116 15.000||N37.51667 W116.25000|
|016||N37 48.000 W116 46.000||N37.80000 W116.76667||mover|
|017||N37 48.000 W116 43.000||N37.80000 W116.71667||mover|
|018||N37 37.156 W116 19.702||N37.61927 W116.32837||flood|
|019||N37 44.000 W116 28.000||N37.73333 W116.46667|
|020||N37 35.512 W116 27.896||N37.59187 W116.46493|