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Old 19th July 2019, 09:23
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There's certainly still (ship to ship?) voice traffic in the old 2MHz marine/amateur band, as down here in Norfolk I often hear very strong SSB signals in non-English languages and other stations with heavily-accented Scots. I would guess they are mostly fishing vessels as there is often a loud engine or other machinery sound in the background.

On a similar topic, does anyone know if SITOR is still in use on the HF marine bands? I have been playing with a old PK232MBX modem which does NAVTEX well but as the amateur AMTOR mode is very rarely heard these days SITOR might work if I knew where to listen.

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Roger
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