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Old 21st June 2016, 23:19
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Ha! No, the W/T distress procedure is still ingrained into my brain...
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Old 22nd June 2016, 00:38
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Maybe whoever made the recording was prompted by the auto alarm signal.

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Old 22nd June 2016, 16:42
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Hello John,

I made the recording, prompted bythe auto keyer signal,
but also knowing that these were the last hours of
watch for UK coast radio stations on 500 khz.

The importance of recording these and other signals
seemed to me to be worthwhile. Looking back now
I am really glad I did.

We will never have activity in commercial maritime
radio like we did back then.

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Old 23rd June 2016, 13:12
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It probably means nothing to the stargazers and the black hand gang but us key bashers are glad that you did too, Finbar.

Thanks for posting the recordings too.

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Yes, indeed!

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Old 25th June 2016, 15:43
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Recordings 2182 khz StonehavenRadio GND Open Mic

Greetings,

Uncovered this recording of 2182 khz from 1996.

Notice, near the begining that StonehavenRadio GND seems
to have a problem with his 2182 khz transmitter keying, latching
in the ON position. It only un-keys when he answers another
ship, which you can hear calling him on the coast stations own
speaker, and back out on 2182 khz, or so it seems.

Nice reception from St Mary's Lifeboat calling and working
Falmouth CG.

Recorded using a Lowe HF225 receiver and inverted L
antenna, at home near Malin Head.

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Old 28th June 2016, 21:44
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Thanks for this and all previous recordings Finbar..
Bizarre listening to Stonehaven Wick and Cullercoats all with the same operating voice!
Certainly a big change from 30 years previous.
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Also Nx's announced at the same time, so one broadcast of all navs by the GND Op.

Twenty years after the BT Coast Stations were centralised the same system is now used by HMCG from their National Maritime Operations Centre in Hampshire.

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Old 14th August 2016, 16:41
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500 khz Recordings Fiji SuvaRadio 3DP XXX announcement

Greetings,

Attached recording is of Suva Radio on 500 kHz with an
announcement of an XXX broadcast to be sent on 521 kHz.

I note from the ALRS Vol 1 Part 2, that their power on
500 and 521 is 1 Kw.

On HF they are noted on 8690 and 12700 khz with
500 watts.

I had the happy occasion to visit Fiji, on the MT Stonegate
GHHR in the early 1970's, calling at Suva and Lautoka.

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Dear Finbar thank you very much for another historic record.
Do you have more records from Portugal (CTV, CTS, CUL etc)?
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500 khz Recordings Portugese Coast Stations

Hello Jose,

Regarding my recordings of CUL, CTV, CTN etc etc,
I have already posted on here for you what I have found
in my collection of these stations on 500 kHz.

The only other possible recording I may have is of
Lisboa Radio CUL on HF. I made several long recordings
of 4, 8, 12 and 16 mhz, scans of these bands.

If I find CUL on them I will post them here, but this
might take a while to check them all.

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Old 15th August 2016, 14:10
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#259. Suva for labour then round to Lautoka to load sugar by bleeding sacks into the hold, Finbar? A great time had by all.

I remember Mr Palethorpe, a lecturer at Bridlington Wireless School, raving on about Fiji ... it turned out to be all true.

Sadly, I heard they spoiled it by getting a sugar loader.

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Old 15th August 2016, 15:17
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Dear friend Finbar, i have your records religiously saved ;-)

If you found more records please let us now.

Thank you very much.

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Hello Jose,

Regarding my recordings of CUL, CTV, CTN etc etc,
I have already posted on here for you what I have found
in my collection of these stations on 500 kHz.

The only other possible recording I may have is of
Lisboa Radio CUL on HF. I made several long recordings
of 4, 8, 12 and 16 mhz, scans of these bands.

If I find CUL on them I will post them here, but this
might take a while to check them all.

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500 khz Recordings HF Markers SVB4 XVS CLA CTP and more

Greetings,

Jose , I am unable to find CUL on my log sheets of my recordings
on HF, however I found CTP, which, despite a search in ALRS volume
I can not find any reference to. Perhaps you can tell me who or what
was CTP.

The recording was made on 12 and 8 mHz with SVB4, XVS, UDK2,
CLA, and HZG on 12 mHz , with the rest on 8 mHz.

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Old 19th August 2016, 17:36
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Hello Finbar.
CTP is Oieras Naval Radio in Portugal according to my Ferrell's Confidential Frequency List 9th Edition. CTP on 3782 Khz Cw and 4734 Khz USB.
Also operated in 6 8 12 and 16 Mhz bands.
Many thanks for your inputs. They are indeed nostalgic.

73

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Finbar,
Don't know about times past, but I see it listed as NATO Joint Allied Command, Lisbon.
http://qrg.globaltuners.com/?q=Lisbo...on%2C+Portugal

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Old 19th August 2016, 21:18
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Hello KR and Brian,

Thank you for solving that mystery regarding CTP.

I checked my logbook of signals heard on the several
cassette tapes of HF and noticed straight away that
CUL did not appear. Glad I was able to give Jose another
Portugese station for his collection, in the shape of CTP.

On the cassette tape I took this latest recording from, I
heard VRX3, and 9VG, plus 5BA and XSQ, all on 8 mHz.

VRX3 was quite weak and subject to deep QSB, though in
ALRS Volume 1, it is listed with 6 Kw on 8 mHz. Likewise
Singapore 9VG was also weak.

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Old 19th August 2016, 23:27
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Greetings,

Jose , I am unable to find CUL on my log sheets of my recordings
on HF, however I found CTP, which, despite a search in ALRS volume
I can not find any reference to. Perhaps you can tell me who or what
was CTP.

The recording was made on 12 and 8 mHz with SVB4, XVS, UDK2,
CLA, and HZG on 12 mHz , with the rest on 8 mHz.

Kind regards
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My dear friend Finbar thanks again for make audio history from Portuguese Radio Stations.

I have this calsigns (i hope its right):

CTN - Apúlia
CTI - Boa Nova (Leça da Palmeira)
CTV - Algés (Monsanto)
CTC - Cascais
CTS - Sagres
CTQ - Porto Santo
CTD - Ponta Delgada
CTH - Horta
CTB - Angra do Heroísmo
CTF - Santa Cruz das Flores
CTK - VILA DO PORTO
CTM
CTG – ESQ
CTJ – EX-RADIONAVAL DO MONTIJO.
CTR – CC PONTA DELGADA AZORES
CTW – ALGÉS/MONSANTO.
CTZ - COLECTIVO DE CTV E CTD.
CTC – CASCAIS
CTE – BASE AÉREA 4 ESQUADRILHA DE SUBMARINOS
CTT - FARO
CTU - ALGÉS/MONSANTO.
CTP – OEIRAS
CQM - São Tome
XXV (Luanda)
CRX (Lourenço Marques)
XXL e XXT (Macau e Timor)
XXU - S. Vicente (Cabo Verde)
525, 468 CW CTV Algés Radionaval Portugal
525, 480 CW CTV Algés Radionaval Portugal
525, 512 CW CTV Algés Radionaval Portugal
421 CW CUG São Miguel Azores
437, 468 CW CTQ Porto Santo Radionaval Madeira
437, 480 CW CTQ Porto Santo Radionaval Madeira
512, 512 CW CUB Madeira Radio Madeira
512 CW CUG Sao Miguel The Azores
CUL – LISBOA RADIO
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500 khz Recordings Portugese Coast Station Call sign list

Hello Jose,

Thank you for the full list of Portugese Coast Radio station
call signs. I have printed out the list and added it to my
files.

Very best regards
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Old 21st August 2016, 20:32
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Dear Finbar this Station are before de independence :

CQM - São Tome
XXV (Luanda)
CRX (Lourenço Marques)
XXL e XXT (Macau e Timor)
XXU - S. Vicente (Cabo Verde)

Al the others Stations unfortunately are gone...its history now :-(
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500 khz Recording Novorossiisk UDN Russia Black Sea

Greetings,

I found this section of my 500 khz recordings with GZOM
calling Niton Radio GNI, who does not reply, for whatever reason.
GZOM then gets a QSL for his TR, from Ostend. Behind all this
is a station tuning up, which turns out to be TCUT, who then goes
on to call UDN which is Novorossiisk on the Russian Black Sea Coast,
in position 44.42 North 37.44 East. UDN then sends him up to
522 / 468 khz.

This recording was made at approx 2235 UTC on the 15th October
1995, using a home built DC receiver. The antenna was a home
made Active antenna at about 15 feet.

The distance from Malin to Novorossiisk is several thousand miles,
mainly over the bulk of the European mainland. The ships signal was quite reasonable, but the transmitter sounded unstable, perhaps a free running oscillator and not Xtal controlled. It would be interesting to check the actual distance in Miles or Kilometers.

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Thanks again for this recording and info Finbar.
Only four years until the long silence falls and the lack of 5-ton activity certainly indicates it was well on its way plus a British ship leaving Felixstowe calling a British coast station GNI on the IoW and receiving no reply then being acknowledged by Belgian OST a rare capture indeed.
TCUT would be a Turkish register and in my time with Niarchos Novorrosysk was and probably still is a well known Russian oil terminal.
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Another interesting recording, thanks Finbar.

The distance 'tween Malin and Novorossiisk is apparently 2666 miles so UDN should qualify as rare dx!

https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm

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Another interesting recording, thanks Finbar.

The distance 'tween Malin and Novorossiisk is apparently 2666 miles so UDN should qualify as rare dx!

https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm

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Oooooops - that should be 2086 miles - still a good haul...
(the 2666 was if UDN's signal was coming across by car rather than taking the direct route !!!)
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500 khz Recording Novorossiisk UDN Russia Black Sea

Hello R651400 and John,

Thanks for the comments and info on distance between
Malin and the Russian Black Sea port.

After posting the recording I checked with the Locator
LOC programme based on Google maps and it came out
as 2068 miles or 3328.614 Km. A nice bit of DX indeed.

Yes, 500 ton had become quite quiet by the mid 1990's.

What did strike me, and which is quite obvious was the
Universality of MF, or indeed HF marine radio comms, when
I heard UDN sending the Turkish ship up to 522/468. No
need for language translation. Even receiving an MSG on
the key was straightforward despite being sent in a different
and unknown language, but achievable, using Morse code.

It really was quite a beautiful "system" which was shunted
off into a radio siding and left to whimper into oblivium.
A sad end to a great service.

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