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Old 22nd March 2008, 12:51
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Coastal radio call signs

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Old 22nd March 2008, 18:04
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Coast Station... Call Signs

Yes, But before my time. I knew him as Asst Secretary at Leith Harbour Whaling Station. An ebullient character. Ken - I think his surname McLeish - was R/O & AB on one of Salvesen's catchers. He was below laying out the whale line while whale was being hauled in, when it did a runner. There was rope flying everywhere and looped around Ken's leg.

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Old 22nd March 2008, 23:19
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coast station call signs

Thanks for the memory prompt.... Sinclair, yes. I guess he has passed on then, eh?

Edinburgh W/C (oops! will let that pass) was in Torphichan Street,( Square or Place ?)- sort of halfway between West End and Haymarket

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Old 23rd March 2008, 21:58
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Then I must have been Edin. W/C's last student when I got my 1st PMG in 1954, mebe I sent them broke!

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Old 30th March 2008, 12:45
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What about XSG ? Shanghai Radio

HZY Rastanura Radio

9KM Meina Al Amhadi
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Old 4th April 2008, 18:22
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Lantana WOE
Tampa WPD
Port Arthur WPA
Galveston KLC

Limón TIM (Costa Rica)

Panamá HPA formerly NBA

Belem PPL
Olinda PPO
Rio PPR
Rio Grande PPJ

and more and more.....
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Old 4th April 2008, 18:32
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VCS - Halifax
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VAI Vancouver.

VIA Adelaide.

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Old 14th May 2008, 22:34
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Sorry, but Marconi Marine "ELECTRA" Rx's are HF.

You actually had "MERCURY" MF Rx's at the UK CRS!!
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Old 14th May 2008, 22:44
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Here is a callsign conundrum!

GAN

MEX

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Old 15th May 2008, 20:36
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Hi Pippin,

MEX was the callsign of the RAF station on Gan Island. He usually ran the characters together so that MEX came out as GX. They had no appreciation of 500 kc/s as a calling frequency and silence periods. I had the bizarre experience of him asking me to transmit our arrival information 500 kc/s during a silence period! They were used to military point-to-point working with the receiving and sending operators in different locations.

Happy days.

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Old 18th May 2008, 08:38
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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............

I used this quite a bit - relatively cheap and usually pretty quick.
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Old 18th August 2019, 22:48
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Gibraltar radio zdk

I know this is an old thread but does anyone know where ZDK was physically located?

I think it was operated by C&W.

I have plotted the QTHs in Lat/Long from ALRS V1 on Google Earth.

There are three different Lat/Longs - for W/T Tx, Em W/T Tx & R/T.

None of them make any sense in Google Earth.
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Ah thanks for that Ern - was thinking of that one t'other day. Loaded there once for Shanghai. Remember having to come in gingerly to tie up to a couple of 'mooring dolphins' that were sunk in position in very deep water - we had to keep the radar on during loading to keep watch for weather squalls. If any were sighted then off we went back out to sea so as not to drag the mooring buoys out of position.

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The mooring buoys at Nauru were indeed in very deep water and if there was any possibility of weather (adverse) you cast off immediately. We at times drifted off this island for many days the record being 34 !!!!
The coast station as I mentioned in an earlier post was VKT as the sparkie got carpal tunnel syndrome off the key calling to no avail!!!!
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The mooring buoys at Nauru were indeed in very deep water and if there was any possibility of weather (adverse) you cast off immediately. We at times drifted off this island for many days the record being 34 !!!!
The coast station as I mentioned in an earlier post was VKT as the sparkie got carpal tunnel syndrome off the key calling to no avail!!!!
Yes it did take a few calls to get his attention. They probably did hear you first call though but, the RO ashore was usually busy with teleprinter skeds with the other Pacific Islands which had a priority over routine maritime comms. Happy Days …………..

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I'm surprised that the following haven't been mentioned before
PKM Pladju
PKI Djakarta
PKN Balicpapan
PKB Belewan
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KPH San Francisco (RCA)
KFS San Francisco (ITT)
NMC San Francisco USCG
KMI San Francisco (AT&T)
KLB Seattle
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Old 19th August 2019, 23:04
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KMI was Point Reyes, wasn't it? Up in Washington state near KLB? Might have got that one wrong.

KLB was one of the best stations to work on the west coast. Brilliant for VHF link calls when alongside at the Seattle grain berth.
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All four of the SFO stations were located at Point Reyes just to the northwest of Oakland but were generally referred to as San Francisco much the same as Burnham on Sea was Portishead.
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Yes it did take a few calls to get his attention. They probably did hear you first call though but, the RO ashore was usually busy with teleprinter skeds with the other Pacific Islands which had a priority over routine maritime comms. Happy Days …………..

I worked C2N when I was in Baron Murray/GWES. Actually...not bad.
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I worked C2N when I was in Baron Murray/GWES. Actually...not bad.

That has just jogged my memory further - I'm sure I used C2N when QSO Nauru late 70's.

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Coast Station call-signs ....

2 A I 1 5 Das Island

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When with Niarchos was on time charter to Brazil's Frota Nacional de Petroleiros who had there own station in Rio de Janeiro (PPR).
Not a coast station but would like to give it a mention here..
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Old 15th September 2019, 13:22
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LPD86 HF station for Buenos Aires, (General Pacheco Radio ?).
Would take calls after tfc list but would work Argentinian ships first.
Once requested I set up a sked with Portishead for him. Another time was not available, being used for traffic with the Navy during a mini-coup.
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