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Old 16th June 2016, 21:20
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Thanks Finbar. Yes, GLD sounded positively Iberian.

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Hello John,.

Sorry but not sure what the outcome was of that
incident. Perhaps someone can check the ships name
from the call sign and we can try to trace back from
that.

I meant to mention that GLD's transmissions, as
indeed EJK, were distorted, because of overloading
of my Regenerative receiver front end. Still readable,
just not a true reflection of their respective transmitters.

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Old 17th June 2016, 11:24
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Wow, I didn't realise it was the last SOS sent! 800 miles west of Ireland is a pretty desolate place - let's hope they all made it.

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Old 17th June 2016, 17:07
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Something wrong with the date. The report is a year before last outfitting date for GMDSS isn't it?
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Old 18th June 2016, 17:52
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Hadn't R/O skills fallen off by then!

He had to use the AKD to send the SOS....hopeless.
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Old 19th June 2016, 03:47
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Maybe he was busy. Perhaps helping with musters etc. I know from experience that your sending goes all to pot in a rescue situation in any case.
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Hadn't R/O skills fallen off by then!

He had to use the AKD to send the SOS....hopeless.
What's wrong with using the AKD? Gives you a chance to get your lifejacket on if nothing else.

I didn't think his morse was that bad, especially as he was probably sending it with his sphinctre muscle.

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Old 21st June 2016, 04:46
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He didn't send the AA signal....
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He didn't send the AA signal....
Admit it Troppo ... you just remembered that.

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Old 21st June 2016, 22:19
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Ha! No, the W/T distress procedure is still ingrained into my brain...
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Old 21st June 2016, 23:38
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Maybe whoever made the recording was prompted by the auto alarm signal.

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Old 22nd June 2016, 15:42
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Hello John,

I made the recording, prompted bythe auto keyer signal,
but also knowing that these were the last hours of
watch for UK coast radio stations on 500 khz.

The importance of recording these and other signals
seemed to me to be worthwhile. Looking back now
I am really glad I did.

We will never have activity in commercial maritime
radio like we did back then.

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Old 23rd June 2016, 12:12
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It probably means nothing to the stargazers and the black hand gang but us key bashers are glad that you did too, Finbar.

Thanks for posting the recordings too.

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Old 23rd June 2016, 22:32
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Yes, indeed!

Thanks.
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Old 25th June 2016, 14:43
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Recordings 2182 khz StonehavenRadio GND Open Mic

Greetings,

Uncovered this recording of 2182 khz from 1996.

Notice, near the begining that StonehavenRadio GND seems
to have a problem with his 2182 khz transmitter keying, latching
in the ON position. It only un-keys when he answers another
ship, which you can hear calling him on the coast stations own
speaker, and back out on 2182 khz, or so it seems.

Nice reception from St Mary's Lifeboat calling and working
Falmouth CG.

Recorded using a Lowe HF225 receiver and inverted L
antenna, at home near Malin Head.

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Also Nx's announced at the same time, so one broadcast of all navs by the GND Op.

Twenty years after the BT Coast Stations were centralised the same system is now used by HMCG from their National Maritime Operations Centre in Hampshire.

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500 khz Recordings Fiji SuvaRadio 3DP XXX announcement

Greetings,

Attached recording is of Suva Radio on 500 kHz with an
announcement of an XXX broadcast to be sent on 521 kHz.

I note from the ALRS Vol 1 Part 2, that their power on
500 and 521 is 1 Kw.

On HF they are noted on 8690 and 12700 khz with
500 watts.

I had the happy occasion to visit Fiji, on the MT Stonegate
GHHR in the early 1970's, calling at Suva and Lautoka.

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Dear Finbar thank you very much for another historic record.
Do you have more records from Portugal (CTV, CTS, CUL etc)?
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500 khz Recordings Portugese Coast Stations

Hello Jose,

Regarding my recordings of CUL, CTV, CTN etc etc,
I have already posted on here for you what I have found
in my collection of these stations on 500 kHz.

The only other possible recording I may have is of
Lisboa Radio CUL on HF. I made several long recordings
of 4, 8, 12 and 16 mhz, scans of these bands.

If I find CUL on them I will post them here, but this
might take a while to check them all.

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Old 15th August 2016, 13:10
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#259. Suva for labour then round to Lautoka to load sugar by bleeding sacks into the hold, Finbar? A great time had by all.

I remember Mr Palethorpe, a lecturer at Bridlington Wireless School, raving on about Fiji ... it turned out to be all true.

Sadly, I heard they spoiled it by getting a sugar loader.

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Old 15th August 2016, 14:17
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Dear friend Finbar, i have your records religiously saved ;-)

If you found more records please let us now.

Thank you very much.

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Hello Jose,

Regarding my recordings of CUL, CTV, CTN etc etc,
I have already posted on here for you what I have found
in my collection of these stations on 500 kHz.

The only other possible recording I may have is of
Lisboa Radio CUL on HF. I made several long recordings
of 4, 8, 12 and 16 mhz, scans of these bands.

If I find CUL on them I will post them here, but this
might take a while to check them all.

Regards
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500 khz Recordings HF Markers SVB4 XVS CLA CTP and more

Greetings,

Jose , I am unable to find CUL on my log sheets of my recordings
on HF, however I found CTP, which, despite a search in ALRS volume
I can not find any reference to. Perhaps you can tell me who or what
was CTP.

The recording was made on 12 and 8 mHz with SVB4, XVS, UDK2,
CLA, and HZG on 12 mHz , with the rest on 8 mHz.

Kind regards
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Old 19th August 2016, 16:36
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Hello Finbar.
CTP is Oieras Naval Radio in Portugal according to my Ferrell's Confidential Frequency List 9th Edition. CTP on 3782 Khz Cw and 4734 Khz USB.
Also operated in 6 8 12 and 16 Mhz bands.
Many thanks for your inputs. They are indeed nostalgic.

73

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Old 19th August 2016, 16:37
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Finbar,
Don't know about times past, but I see it listed as NATO Joint Allied Command, Lisbon.
http://qrg.globaltuners.com/?q=Lisbo...on%2C+Portugal

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Old 19th August 2016, 20:18
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Hello KR and Brian,

Thank you for solving that mystery regarding CTP.

I checked my logbook of signals heard on the several
cassette tapes of HF and noticed straight away that
CUL did not appear. Glad I was able to give Jose another
Portugese station for his collection, in the shape of CTP.

On the cassette tape I took this latest recording from, I
heard VRX3, and 9VG, plus 5BA and XSQ, all on 8 mHz.

VRX3 was quite weak and subject to deep QSB, though in
ALRS Volume 1, it is listed with 6 Kw on 8 mHz. Likewise
Singapore 9VG was also weak.

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