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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.

"Circus" network

The following frequencies are used for clear voice traffic by transport planes (COTAM ####, FAF ####). 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 following ground stations are being heard regularly as of 2019:

  • Circus Ciel - ? (Africa)
  • Circus Doré - Base aérienne 188, Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Circus Noisette - Base aérienne 101, Niamey, Niger
  • Circus Orange - Base aérienne 160, Dakar, Senegal
  • Circus Tilleul - Base aérienne 172, N'Djamena, Chad
  • Circus Vert - Base aérienne 107, Villacoublay, France

CNOA network

The following is a non-exhaustive list of frequencies used for clear voice traffic between aircraft and the Centre national des opérations aériennes, 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

AWACS network

The following ALE IDs and voice callsigns are associated with the French AWACS aircraft:

ALE ID Callsign Unit
MOBE3F Veilleur Base aérienne 702 Avord
201E3F Cyrano 201 Boeing E-3F 201/36-CA
202E3F Cyrano 202 Boeing E-3F 202/36-CB
203E3F Cyrano 203 Boeing E-3F 203/36-CC
204E3F Cyrano 204 Boeing E-3F 204/36-CD
SIME3F - ?

The frequency used for clear voice traffic is 6700 kHz. The following frequencies are used for 2G ALE and data traffic:

  • 3903
  • 4745
  • 5684
  • 5747
  • 6745
  • 7833
  • 9019
  • 9423.5
  • 10965
  • 12311
  • 14591.5
  • 16160