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Moulder 4th March 2008 16:22

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?

Steve.
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Roger Bentley 4th March 2008 16:33

Hankow radio BSN working frequencies 470, 4580, 5295, 8333 A1 A2 H24

BA204259 4th March 2008 16:40

Havana CLA, M/F and H/F.

K urgess 4th March 2008 16:58

DZR - Manilla on 17136.8, 13074, 8486, 6446 Weather transmissions.

DAN (Nordeich?) if you insist on MF [=P]

BA204259 4th March 2008 17:08

Tenerife - EAT

Cadiz - EAC

R58484956 4th March 2008 17:11

Geraldtown VIN

BA204259 4th March 2008 17:17

St Lys - FFL

Boulogne - FFB

R58484956 4th March 2008 17:24

Perth VIP
Hobart VIH
Oban GNE
Humbergate GKZ

Drunkensailor 4th March 2008 17:55

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 ?

Orbitaman 4th March 2008 18:17

Im surprised no one has come up with this one yet

GKA - Portishead

sparkie2182 4th March 2008 19:17

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............

K urgess 4th March 2008 19:24

IAR - Roma

Moulder 4th March 2008 19:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drunkensailor (Post 194628)
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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gwzm 4th March 2008 20:33

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.

John/gwzm

K urgess 4th March 2008 21:15

HIA - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

BA204259 4th March 2008 21:35

Barranquilla radio (Colombia) HKJ

K urgess 4th March 2008 21:50

HKC - Buenaventura, Colombia.

K urgess 4th March 2008 21:53

HCG - Guayaquil, Ecuador

K urgess 4th March 2008 21:54

HKA - Cartagena, Colombia

lakercapt 4th March 2008 23:14

Any "Sparkies" remember this one.
Some said there never was anyone there to hear us calling.


VKT

No cheating by looking up the ACS

K urgess 4th March 2008 23:49

Must be a longitudenal relative of CWA, Montevideo, who never answered either.

Anyone remember who HNT was up the PGulf?

Trevorw 4th March 2008 23:55

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!!

King Ratt 5th March 2008 09:18

GNV Bahrain Radio

Moulder 5th March 2008 13:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Ratt (Post 194801)
GNV Bahrain Radio

Anyone remember the callsign of Muscat - beginning with G before it changed to A4M ?

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lakercapt 5th March 2008 15:16

VKT was Nauru

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marconi Sahib (Post 194724)
..........

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!?


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