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Tai Pan 5th March 2008 15:49

GUJ Jersey (British Rail Station)
SUQ Suez Canal
VTF. Vigazapatam

hawkey01 5th March 2008 16:24

Well as I have surfaced from deepest Spain I better get back into the action.

Moulder, I believe Muscat was either GNM or GNW.

Also one that all the OBS vessels should remember from the Gulf - 2AI15 which was Das Island, cannot remember what it bacame later.
Another station that never seemed to be there even when anchored off was
5OW - Lagos. Even called him on full power with the Crusader one time on the Aureol while anchored off without a reply.



Another thing with the site I am having some very strange happenings with delays in the type appearing on the screen any ideas why??

Hawkey01(Jester)

K urgess 5th March 2008 16:34

If that's as your typing, Hawkey01, then it's more than likely your computer doing something in the background.
If it's taking it's time when you click submit/post quick reply then it's probably the net on go slow again.

Kris

BA204259 5th March 2008 16:49

Here's some goodies:-

Chatham (Mass) WCC

Amagansett (NY) WSL

Ojus (FL) WAX

Slidell (LA) WNU

Halifax (NS) CFH

Vancouver (BC) CKN

San Francisco (CA) KFS

I think I'm right in saying that all the big US ports had both RCA and Mackay radio stations. Being with IMR I was expected to work into the Mackay stations, eg WSL on the eastern seaboard and KFS or KOK (LA) on the west coast. Further south, stations like Slidell (Louisiana) WNU were United Fruit Co. (or associated with them). It's a long time ago and I stand to be corrected, but pretty sure I'm right.

Just come to mind, the old c/s for Singapore and Hong Kong were VPW and VPS respectively.

hawkey01 5th March 2008 16:53

Hi Kris,

yep I suppose that is most likely. It is running Ok this time. I must take more water with it.

Neville - Hawkey01

R58484956 5th March 2008 16:55

LGS Svalbard
VRX Daguilar

hawkey01 5th March 2008 16:56

Kris,

On another topic - when and why did Aviation nostalgia close? Was it lack of
members?

Neville

Moulder 5th March 2008 17:26

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Originally Posted by Marconi Sahib (Post 194724)
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Anyone remember who HNT was up the PGulf?.......

Hi Kris,

Must have been a Saudi station? I remember HZY was Rastanura - Was it Dammam? If I also remember rightly these stations were operated by ARAMCO - Arab American Oil Company.

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BA204259 5th March 2008 17:31

Gibraltar ZDK

Aden ZNR

Originally Algiers was FFA then changed to 7TA.

K urgess 5th March 2008 17:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by hawkey01 (Post 194935)
Kris,

On another topic - when and why did Aviation nostalgia close? Was it lack of
members?

Neville

Yes, Neville.
It disappeared last week or the week before I think it was.
Lack of support.
I was winding up to post some pictures when I got chance but it vanished before I could.
A pity because there's nowt else like it that I've found yet.

Cheers
Kris

K urgess 5th March 2008 17:45

The trip I used HNT we went to Khora and Mina so it could have been Khora or wherever was closest, Moulder.

K urgess 5th March 2008 21:07

Dakar was 6VA

Trevorw 6th March 2008 00:04

We seem to be missing 'B' and 'Q'.
B was allocated to China: Nationalist or Communist, I can't remember, but they were all four letters, i.e. ships, not coast stations.
Q, I don.t think you will ever find. I suspect it was never allocated. Too close a resemblance to the Q Code. Imagine a South African coast station being given the call sign QSA!

K urgess 6th March 2008 00:19

On my first trip the chief sparks and I had a competition about who heard the most and furthest stations on 500.
I've still got the list and there's not a single B amongst them.
Theres even a Wikipedia entry for it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign

Trevorw 6th March 2008 00:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marconi Sahib (Post 195129)
On my first trip the chief sparks and I had a competition about who heard the most and furthest stations on 500.
I've still got the list and there's not a single B amongst them.
Theres even a Wikipedia entry for it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign

B was definitely Chinese, (one or the other)
If your such an authority, tell me which ships had a three character call sign!?

K urgess 6th March 2008 00:36

I thought mainland China was X.
I've got China having XSG, XSQ, XRK, XUQ but on H/F sending weather.
I do have Taiwan with BMB sending weather on H/F.
Which leads nicely into 3 letter ship callsigns like 4YA, 4YB, 4YC, 4YD, 4YE.
All North Atlantice weather ships Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo.
Not sure if there were more but those were the only ones I QSOd with OBS.

Cheers
Kris

sparkie2182 6th March 2008 00:40

i have had lots of things missing from b&q

BA204259 6th March 2008 06:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by R651400 (Post 195015)
If FFA was Algiers who was FGA, possibly Dakar?

Senegal became independent from France in 1960. Prior to that time the c/s of Dakar radio would very likely have been FGA (I can't remember) and following independence would have changed to 6VA as mentioned by Marconi Sahib.

Also comes to mind the Israeli station (Haifa?) c/s 4XO.

Moulder 6th March 2008 11:56

I also associate the first letter B with mainland China but just cannot recall any callsigns.

Hang on though - I do remember hearing BLX sent a few times but was nowhere near China when I heard it. [=P]

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King Ratt 6th March 2008 12:06

Another Persian Gulf station that comes to mind was EPY8 which I think was Khorramshahr

Moulder 6th March 2008 13:52

Who was EQK as this springs to mind for the Gulf area as well.

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King Ratt 6th March 2008 14:55

Another PG c/s, YIR, which was Basra.

Moulder 6th March 2008 15:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trevorw (Post 195120)
We seem to be missing 'B' and 'Q'.
B was allocated to China: Nationalist or Communist, I can't remember, but they were all four letters, i.e. ships, not coast stations.
Q, I don.t think you will ever find. I suspect it was never allocated. Too close a resemblance to the Q Code. Imagine a South African coast station being given the call sign QSA!


Just had a recap and post 2 came up with BSN - Hankow Radio.


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BA204259 6th March 2008 16:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moulder (Post 195261)

Hang on though - I do remember hearing BLX sent a few times but was nowhere near China when I heard it. [=P]

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Usually in the Silence Period?

Moulder 6th March 2008 16:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by BA204259 (Post 195362)
Usually in the Silence Period?

Yeah - thats it! Think it meant Been Listening (Jester)

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