posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:34 PM
reply to post by hiii_98
It is s federal holiday, so nothing will be happening there. Some people say federal holidays would be the perfect time to do a test since less people
are at the base, but to that I reply the resources at the base should things go awry are also reduced. To perform a test, you need ATC, fuel services,
runway crew, and crash crew. Maybe SAR.
If the intent is to watch a test at the base from Tikaboo, you need to pick a day where the moon rises in the early AM, That is, they don't do tests
with moonlight present. There is no hard as fast rule regarding how to compute these days. My technique is I want a day when the period between two
hours after local sunset to moon rise is at least 1 hour. Obviously if two hours before sunrise happens before moon rise, that sets your period.
Basically, you want at least an hour of good darkness.
To make Memorial Day seem even a dumber day to go, recall that the first two weeks of June will be Fighter Weapons School Mission Employment,
essentially graduation. So delaying a few days will mean much for range activity. On the other hand, the last two week of June generally have no
Nellis activity, so Groom can use the range. And anything you hear on the scanner is more likely to be base related rather than Nellis related.
Hope you got your scanner. I will tweak my frequency list tonight and then post it.