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Old 4th March 2008, 15:22
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Coast Station call-signs ....

I wonder whether we can go through the alphabet and list a coast station call-sign for each of the 26 letters.

I'll start with A

A9M - Bahrain Radio.

The letter B - anyone?

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Old 4th March 2008, 15:33
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Hankow radio BSN working frequencies 470, 4580, 5295, 8333 A1 A2 H24
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Old 4th March 2008, 15:40
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Old 4th March 2008, 15:58
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DZR - Manilla on 17136.8, 13074, 8486, 6446 Weather transmissions.

DAN (Nordeich?) if you insist on MF

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Old 4th March 2008, 16:08
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Tenerife - EAT

Cadiz - EAC
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St Lys - FFL

Boulogne - FFB
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Hobart VIH
Oban GNE
Humbergate GKZ

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Here's a strange one, I seem to think Berne Radio was HEB. A landlocked country. How many other landlocked countries had *coast* radio stations ?
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Old 4th March 2008, 17:17
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Im surprised no one has come up with this one yet

GKA - Portishead
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Old 4th March 2008, 17:56
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Some with a difference:-
ASK Karachi
CUL Lisbon CUB Madeira
DHS Rugen
ELC Monrovia
FGA Algiers
GND Stonehaven
HSA Bangkok
IAB Genoa
JCS Choshi JOS Nagasaki
KPH Bolinas nr San Francisco
LGW Rogaland LFG Haugesund/
M Allocated to RN stations in Scotland, will hazard a guess at MRW Rosyth
NSS Washington
OXZ Lyngby
PPR Rio de Janeiro PKI Djakarta PJC Curacao
Q Nil
RUZU Russian Antartica
SUQ Ismalia STP Port Sudan
TAH Istanbul TXZ Djibouti
UTT Odessa
VWB Bombay
XYR Rangoon
YVG La Guiara Venezuela
WCC Chatham
ZDK Gibraltar

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HEB ........ Berne radio was actually quite a busy station.
i used to have to exchange messages with a continental " route planner" private organisation which was supposed to advise on possible changes in course, to avoid bad weather.
as we were a bulk carrier fully loaded with german steel bound for east coast u.s.a.....making 7 kts on a good day......how we were supposed to dodge weather was a bit of a mystery.
but this contract depended on contacting HEB daily...... and was a bit of a bind....... the messages tended to be just a comprehensive treatise of the weather......(available from gka for nothing......which had to be copied also, of course)....... and they insisted on a qsl daily.
this was a condition of the cargo charterer......apparantly.
the QRY list of HEB was never too long......but was often quite respectable for a mid european, land locked "coast" station.

best regards............
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IAR - Roma
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Here's a strange one, I seem to think Berne Radio was HEB. A landlocked country. How many other landlocked countries had *coast* radio stations ?
UAT - Moscow

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Here's a few to go on with:-

Calcutta: VWC
Aden: ZNR
Colombo: 4PB
Port Sudan: STP
Aqaba: JYO
Awarua: ZLB
Irirangi: ZLO
Vizakhapatnam: VTO
Malta: GYZ

I'll stir up the old grey cells and see what other "exotic" coast staion call sign I can recall.

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Barranquilla radio (Colombia) HKJ
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HKC - Buenaventura, Colombia.
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HKA - Cartagena, Colombia
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Any "Sparkies" remember this one.
Some said there never was anyone there to hear us calling.


VKT

No cheating by looking up the ACS
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Must be a longitudenal relative of CWA, Montevideo, who never answered either.

Anyone remember who HNT was up the PGulf?
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Old 4th March 2008, 22:55
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YVG - Puerto La Cruz Venezuela
NBA - US station Panama Canal
9MG - Penang after Independence
4PB - Colombo after likewise
KOK - Long Beach
UVG - Riga
SUK - Suez Canal, somewhere
SVA - Athens
PCH - Scheveningen
WSB - WSY - hundreds on the US East coast
JCS- Chosi

I could go on for hours!!
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CLA Havana CFH Halifax CTV Monsanto (remember the wx fcast "zephyr winds!")
DZG Manila Globe
EAC Cadiz EAL Las Palmas
FJC Noumea FFU Ushant
HZY Ras Tanurah HZH Jeddah
IQX Trieste
KHK Honolulu KFS Santa Clara
PZB Pernambuco PPF Fortaleza
SUK EL Qoseir Suez SUH Alexandria
VID Darwin VII Thursday Island VIK Cairns VIS Sydney VIM Melbourne VIA Adelaide VIP Perth VIO Broome VHM Coonawara
VPT Malta VPB Colombo VPX Penang VPW Singapore VPS Hong Kong
VWM Madras
WSL Long Island
XSG Shanghai XVS Saigon
ZLW Wellington ZLD Dunedin ZSD Durban ZSC Capetown
3VT Tunis
4XO Tel Aviv
9KK Kuwait
9MG Penang
9VG Singapore

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GNV Bahrain Radio
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