March 2023

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2023 Air Show Special

By Brian and Jo Marie Topolski

In 2022 our team of air show veterans ventured out into the fast-paced, breathtaking world of highspeed aviation involving the world’s best pilots in charge of some of the most amazing aircraft. Through their expert photography and with ears glued to their many scanners, you can prepare yourself for the 2023 air show season.


Air Show 2022 Report

By Kevin Burke

Handling the other indispensable part of our air show season coverage, Kevin reports on events from last year’s air shows; shows us how to track those ceremonial flyovers and gives back in kind to the mentor who helped him get started in this hobby years ago. Whatever you do—Don’t touch the seatbelt!


TSM’s Annual Guide to Monitoring the Air Shows

By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

Aviation monitoring is a hobby that everyone with a scanner can participate it. If you can attend any of the many air shows held at major metro airports and airbases around North America, Larry tells you where to listen. But even if you don’t live anywhere near those venues, there’s radio action year-round—if you know where to listen.


Monitoring the Airband in the UK

By Georg Wiessala

Aviation monitoring is a worldwide hobby. As a UK-based radio journalist, Georg introduces us to resources for UK airband enthusiasts and shows us around his listening post, which includes scanners (old and new), the latest in software defined radios and specialized antennas for aviation enthusiasts.


2023 Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Airshow Schedule

Compiled by Ken Reitz KS4ZR

There could be an air show within driving distance of where you live. Even if you aren’t, these aircraft are often monitored in-flight between air shows.


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

Utah Communications Authority


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

Federal Monitoring in Phoenix



By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

NORAD and the Chinese Spy Balloon


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

UrgentLink Emergency Net is Still Expanding


Shortwave Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Valter Aguiar

Radio News from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Chile and Mexico


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

March Shortwave Programming Lineup



By Tomas Hood NW7US

The Terminator


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

Getting Started in Free-to-Air Satellite


European Radio Scene

By Georg Wiessala

EU/UK Radio Trends; 100 Years of German Radio and More


Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KSF

Satellite Roving


Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

National’s VHF Receiver


The Longwave Zone

By Kevin Carey N2AFX

Visiting Our Neighbors Up the Band


Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV



Amateur Radio Insights

By Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

Ladies and Gentlemen, Discipline Your Oscillators!


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

It Will Never Happen Again!


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