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Old 24th July 2015, 15:52
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500 kHz Recordings A9M

The attached recording may be of interest to those who
spent many hours on watch on 500 kHz.
Most of my recordings were made at home using a
variety of mainly home made DC or Regenerative types.

This clip of A9M in the Persian Gulf, was rather battered
by the strong signal from TFA, but using filters I managed
to pull out A9M from the mess.

Much cleaner signals available from TAH, SUH, 4XO etc etc.

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Finbar EJM ( Retired )
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Old 24th July 2015, 16:10
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Thanks, nice to hear this

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Old 24th July 2015, 21:25
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500 kHz Recordings

Not often heard, but clear on this occasion,
Albanian ZAD working ESTS on 500 kHz.

Again, this recording was made here, near
Malin Head, at home.

Enjoy.
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Finbar EJM (Retired)
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Old 25th July 2015, 02:20
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Finbar that must be one of the rarest 500 kc/s recordings ever.
Keep them rolling.. TAH/Istanbul?
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Old 25th July 2015, 12:56
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500 kHz Recordings

Hi,
You posted

Finbar that must be one of the rarest 500 kc/s recordings ever.
Keep them rolling.. TAH/Istanbul?

Please find attached a recording of TAH. One of the most
consistently strong signals from that part of the World, on
500 kHz.

Any other requests for specific station recordings and I will
try to find them in collection and post here.

Best regards
Finbar
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Old 25th July 2015, 13:40
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Mr O,Connor interesting to hear that You have saved those recordings. As a shortwave listener during th 1970s I have also appreciated some of Your recordings from MF 2182. Heard them on some Malin Head coastalradio website.
Do you have more MF-(phone) SSB recorded ?

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Old 25th July 2015, 13:59
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500 kHz Recordings

Hello Sven,

I have hours and hours of 500 kHz recordings, but not that
much of 2182 kHz. I will check and post a sample here.

The night that DAN closed on both 2182 and 500 I made
a full recording, in the mid 1990's.

Let me know what you have already, so I don't repeat what
you have.

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Finbar
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Old 25th July 2015, 19:02
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Thanks for TAH Finbar...
Got anything from GND with a possible date of recording?
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Old 25th July 2015, 19:54
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Finbar Ive looked it over and I only find one 2182 recording with a radiocheck to St Johns. The other recording was VHF. The are some few other from Oban radio (Richards)
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Old 25th July 2015, 22:11
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500 kHz Recordings

Hello R651400 and Sven,

I have picked a 4 minute section of a much longer
recording of 2182 kHz, 12th October 1995.
This includes StonehavenRadio GND.

I will search on for GND on 500 khz however.

Best regards
Finbar
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Old 25th July 2015, 22:58
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Very much thanks. Brings nostalgic memories from the years as a young boy listening all evening on you people at sea and at shore stations. It was very amazing to hear the occupied 2182. The comms and the "pulse" in messages are timeless and apeard nearly the same during the years from a beginning at late 60ts during 70ts.
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Old 26th July 2015, 12:29
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Thanks Finbar. Nostalgic indeed. I used to love listening to 2182 on my Perdio transistor radio in the late 50s and early 60s. Then off to sea in 1963 to eventually work many of these stations.
73 de KR
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Old 26th July 2015, 14:40
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500 kHz Recordings Spark Transmitter perhaps

Glad to know people are enjoying the sounds of marine
radio recordings made here at Malin Head.

I will pick out some more 2182 khz recordings and
keep searching for a recording of GND on 500 khz.

The attached recording was made using a simple
Regenerative receiver. This one was made on the
7th of March 1994. Note the raspy, almost Spark like
sound from the Portugese Navy station CTS, calling
CTFU. Also note 9AR, from Croatia, IAR RomaRadio,
EAV, SPH, and EAS whose signal is so strong it is
almost overwhelming the receiver. Finally CTS calling
CTFU, who replies with a clean sounding CW signal.

The antenna was an Active type using a 6 foot whip.

Regards
Finbar
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Old 26th July 2015, 19:11
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500 kHz Recordings StonehavenRadio GND

Hello R651400,

As you requested, here is a short recording of GND,
on 500 khz calling with tfc.

If I come across any other signals from GND I will
also post on here for you.

Regards
Finbar
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Old 27th July 2015, 04:19
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Tks VM Finbar.. Have you perchance got a dtg for your recordings?
Anyone with a "dicky dapple" got a QRA? GTQG....
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Old 27th July 2015, 07:25
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I'm looking at a framed photograph of GTQG as I sit here. My very first ship, m/v Oremina. Ore Carriers Ltd (Houlder Bros).

Thanks Finbar, very evocative!
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Old 27th July 2015, 12:15
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Finbar, I had a QSO with you on 472.5 kcs 17/3/13. It was nostalgic to be on that band and hear EI0CF send QTH Malinhead.

I was using my T1154 as shown on my qrz page along with my 365A key.
73
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Old 27th July 2015, 12:29
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Thanks for the QRA..

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Old 27th July 2015, 20:49
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500 kHz Recordings GKZ GND SAG

Greetings,

The attached recording is from a training tape made
at the Aberdeen Technical College, for use as a training
aid for those on the Radio Officer course.

I do not know what year this was, but from other traffic
heard, it was made in the morning time. Also noted was
that PCH also signed as PCI when answering some of the
ships calling.

To GW3OQK, I was delighted to work you on 472 khz,
the old PortpatrickRadio/GPK working frequency. This is
the only band I am still active on, using a 66 foot tower
supported vertical with 6 top hat wires and an extensive
ground system of 40 radials and 10 earth rods. The
transmitters are all solid state, up to 300 watts output,
but also up to 500 watts with a grounded grid Linear Amp
using a pair of 4-400 valves. Summer time activity is very
low however. Winter brings good signals from mainland
Europe. The receive antenna is a 120 metre long Beverage.

Best regards
Finbar EI0CF GI4DPE EJM (retired)
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Old 27th July 2015, 21:12
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500 kHz Recordings More 2182 khz from 1996

I did promise another 2182 khz recording. This time
from 1996.

Enjoy the memories.

Regards
Finbar
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Old 28th July 2015, 06:04
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Thanks again Finbar. Before going to work today I listned trough this file. I dreamed back to 1970 evenings and bad weather. 13 years old sitting in a small wardrobe in my home and that my computer, now where the speach came from, was one of my old shortwave surplus receivers (with BFO) smelling old electronics, 12 warm tubes. ... and hoping this reception would last the whole night.
I would say that 2182 was my hobby then and educated me a lot about geographics, languages, organized international structures, RO-works and of course the ruff work at sea.
Now with this recordings I can explain for my children and they really are interested to hear.
All the best
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Old 29th July 2015, 00:56
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Hi Finbar. So nice to be able to hear some of those recordings of yours. It brings back so many memories.

Wondering, do you have any general UK coast 500 kHz recordings? Just general working chatter and so forth, in particular for the Channel area: GNI/GLD etc.

Nice to go back in time again.

Best regards and thanks very much for your postings.

Paul
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Old 29th July 2015, 16:52
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Hello Paul,

I have spent some time going over the Aberdeen
Technical College tape, which appears to have been
recorded pre 1979. I say this because, apparently
Antwerpen Radio OSA is heard answering a ship,
yet the station closed down in 1979.

Using Cool Edit Pro, I have cut out as much of the
useless, "in between" bits and concentrated on UK
coast stations, and / or ships calling. Nice to see
AngleseyRadio / GLV being heard at reasonable strength,
despite the signal being copied right across the country.
There was a much longer 19 minute recording I saved but
the file was too big for posting on here, so several
mainland European stations were cullled, to make the file
fit.
Enjoy.
Finbar
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Old 29th July 2015, 16:56
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Hello Paul,

I have a full recording of a DDD SOS broadcast on
500 khz from GLD.

Would you like a copy of this posted here. I say this
because neither GNI or GLD appear on the recording
I have just uploaded.

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Hello Finbar

Tks for the memories. It could have been me and my bug key at GKZ.

David
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