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Air Force

This page describes the HF services of the French Air Force. Unless noted otherwise, all frequencies mentioned on this page are on the upper sideband.

The following ground stations are being heard regularly as of 2019:

Voice Callsign Base
Capitole Centre national des opérations aériennes
Circus Ciel ? (Africa)
Circus Doré Base aérienne 188 Djibouti (Djibouti)
Circus Noisette Base aérienne 101 Niamey (Niger)
Circus Tilleul Base aérienne 172 Fort-Lamy (Chad)
Circus Vert Base aérienne 107 Villacoublay (France)

Unless noted otherwise, all frequencies on this page are on the upper sideband.

"Circus" network

The following channels are used for voice traffic between the aircraft and the individual air bases. The names are used by the operators in place of the frequencies.

  • 6712 - Marjolaine-2
  • 8992 - Vinaigrette-3 (shared with the HFGCS)
  • 18012 - Citadelle-1

The ground stations use callsigns in form of Circus followed by a color name (e.g. Vert - green, Doré - golden, etc.). The aircraft are typically transport planes, using callsigns in form of COTAM #### or FAF ####.

CNOA network

The following channels are used for voice traffic between the aircraft and the Centre national des opérations aériennes (National Air Operations Center), callsign Capitole. The names are used by the operators in place of the frequencies.

  • 5039 - D938
  • 6688 - D720
  • 6872 - D337
  • 10946 - D489 (name unconfirmed)
  • 12311 - D950
  • 15992.5
  • 16160 - D937
  • 18009 - D951
  • 18015 - D346 (name unconfirmed)
  • 19224
  • 20806