March 2015 Issue

Price: $3.00

2015 TSM Air Show Special

Catch the Action in the Air and On the Air

By Brian and Jo Marie Topolski

Once again, Brian and Jo Marie Topolski take us all to the air show with some dazzling photos and the inside scoop about what and where to listen when you take your scanner with you. Brian also has a salute to woman aviation pioneer, Julie Clark, a regular fixture at many air shows, and a look inside his own air show command post.


The Air Show Experience

By Kevin Burke

TSM air show regular contributor, Kevin Burke, shows us his own (and his son’s) photographic touch along with his own experiences at air shows. He also offers a photographic “Study in Blues” as well as a review of the Bearcat BC-125AT at an air show.


Now Try ‘Scanner-less’ Aviation Monitoring!

By Richard Fisher KI6SN

Want to catch all the aviation action but don’t have a scanner or live near an airport? Not to worry, says Richard Fisher, you can enjoy aviation monitoring to the fullest extent possible, and at no cost. Richard shows us how.


TSM Reviews: Teak Publishing’s 2015 Air Show Guide

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

For many years, readers of Monitoring Times magazine came to rely on the expertise of its military communications columnist and MT assistant editor, Larry Van Horn N5FPW, to provide the very latest in frequencies used by all the top aviation demonstration teams at air shows across North America. And, even though MT closed its doors in December 2013, Larry has since continued to provide these frequencies in the form of an annual Air Show Guide in Kindle format. Here’s a review of his latest Air Show Guide.


TSM Air Show Schedule

US Navy Blue Angels; USAF Thunderbirds; Canadian Snowbirds; Breitling Jet Team; Raiders Flight Demo Team; GEICO Skytypers; Team Oracle’s Sean D. Tucker; John Klatt Air Shows, and Air Combat Command F-16 North American air show schedules.


Scanning America

By Dan Veenaman

Hard-Learned Radio Civics Lesson in D.C.


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Flying with Federal Aviation


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman NV6H

How to Hear HF Civil Aviation


Digital HF: Intercept and Analyze

By Mike Chace-Ortiz AB1TZ/G6DHU

US Coast Guard, Customs & Border Patrol COTHEN Network


HF Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

RFI Part 2: Finding, Fixing or Fleeing


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

Intro to FTA Satellite and Advanced Cord-Cutting


Radio Propagation

By Tomas Hood NW7US

Space Weather Terms


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Keith Perron

Armed Forces Network Taiwan (AFNT)


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

World Languages via SW Radio Web Sites


Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KSF

AMSATs: From OSCAR-1 to FOX-1A


The Longwave Zone

By Kevin O’Hern Carey WB2QMY

Longwave: A Cradle for High-Tech


Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

The Admiral Bean-Counter Special: Part II


The Broadcast Tower

By Doug Smith W9WI

What Happens to a Dead Radio Station?


Antenna Connections

By Dan Farber AC0LW

Got a Match: Methods of Matching Coaxial Cable to Antennas

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.