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Old 1st September 2015, 00:58
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Maritime & CW Watch Frequencies

For both ex-seagoing Radio Officers and those who just love CW, a new calling frequency of 7050 kHz has been established in Australia and wherever else wishes to take it up.

This is the idea of Lou / VK5EEE (www.qrz.com/db/VK5EEE) and Peter VK4QC (ex VIA, VIB, VID, VIS).

Beyond Australia, Jeff KH6O in Hawaii has indicated that he will monitor the frequency.

K6KPH stands watch on 7050kcs each Saturday from about 1800Z to about 0000Z and often have a wheel/callband running on the frequency. K6KPH is on fixed frequencies using ex-KPH transmitters and their ops will understand QSS and UP for those who want to dust off their RO skills. (They also run WX for the North Pacific via KSM on 426/4/6/8/12/16/22 for about 1.5hrs at 25wpm.

K6KPH also keeps guard on 18097.5 and this has been suggested as a possible watch/calling frequency for the wider world.

http://www.vkcw.net/7050
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Old 3rd September 2015, 18:56
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I've posted this before but if anyone wants to monitor a frequency while on the internet there is no better way to do it than this bearing in mind the radio and aerial are based in the Netherlands ... http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
It doesn't work with some browsers but using Google Chrome I listen occasionally to BBC Long Wave on 198 kc/s AM and it comes thru beautifully with that old nostalgic ring.
I find this other Dutch one rather handy at times, in fact used it yesterday when things were a bit long on 40m for some on the RAIBC net....it's better than listening to overs of white noise during the net.
http://weert.websdr.nl/
Works on all devices I use, chrome and ipad

Whole raft of web sdr's listed here
http://websdr.org/

The global map of them is handy for finding one from the area best suited for your needs.
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Old 4th September 2015, 10:45
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Far too complicated for us old Sparkers, Andy...Bet your shack is full of Jap gear?
That's quite funny as the site I gave a link to is an identical layout to the one you posted a link to, just a different location and better rx aerial. What precisely is far too complicated compared to the contents of your own post, or couldn't you understand your own post either?

I really should know better than take the bait of one of SN's resident trolls, but my shack is a mixture of US (Elecraft, Alpha, Bencher/Vibroplex), Bulgarian (Acom), Italian (SPE), Germany (Weller) and Japanese (Icom) and of course England with my own homebrew projects.
I even have an aerial made in Wales, but there is nothing worth mentioning from Scotland.

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Old 4th September 2015, 17:17
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Excepting the one I gave covers continuously 00-29.160 mhz and yours including those in your "raft" link appear to be all ham band dedicated or am I missing something?
The full index of web sdr's that I gave, which includes your favourite one, includes others that cover the entire HF spectrum, some with gaps some without. Many of these sdr receivers are not run by amateur's nor even those with any particular interest in amateur bands.
So yes, you are missing something.

But this particular thread 'SN Member Skeds & Special Events Stations on Amateur Radio Bands' does revolve around amateur band use, so I'd say the links are extremely relevant
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Old 12th November 2015, 11:57
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RNARS CW Contest

14th November is a chance to meet up with others on the key.
http://www.rnars.org.uk/Contests.html
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Old 6th December 2015, 12:03
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I would have thought it was clear. Stop nit picking.
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Old 5th February 2016, 13:18
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T1154/R1155 etc vintage activity 6th Feb.

VMARS announced an AM net for 6/2/16 0800 onwards, 3615, to try and get some of the 100 or so known T1154s on air again. As these sets were hardly ever used on R/T I proposed CW activity that evening starting at 1830 around 3570. Its not necessarily a net but QSOs with vintage gear if possible. I'll have my T1154 on air so be prepared for some drift and chirp.
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Old 6th February 2016, 14:54
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Maritime Radio Day (MRD) 2016

from Rolf MarSchner/DL9CM

the next Maritime Radio Day will take place
April 14th 1200 UTC to April 15th 2200 UTC
to register participation in the event please go to:

http://www.seefunk-fx-intern.de/mrda...d_registry.php
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Ahoy! I want to post a msg but can't seem to determine whether to go through the "reply to post" or find the ever-so-elusive "start new thread" route. What I want to do is let the amateur radio guys (especially those that were brass pounders on ships) of an upcoming special event from RCA's old WCC/CHATHAM RADIO honoring the anniversary of RCA's first day of ship-to-shore radiotelegraphy 95 years ago. We will have several old-time CW ops that actually worked at WCC as well as other coastal radio stations. So, please bail me out with specific instructions of how to post using the "sticky" system designed for that purpose. Than you in advance...
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Old 3rd March 2016, 22:44
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Ahoy! I want to post a msg but can't seem to determine whether to go through the "reply to post" or find the ever-so-elusive "start new thread" route.
You mean the big red 'new thread' button in every forum to the left, above and below, the list of threads in that forum
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Old 30th May 2016, 16:19
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Having just read the above posts I'm still none the wiser!
Has anyone agreed on a frequency for Europe?
Suggest somewhere between 14050 and 14060, it's normally quiet around there. The skeds/freqs in Aussie and Hawaii not much use to me here in SVA!
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Old 19th August 2016, 22:33
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CR6LH - José Luís-CT1GZB, Carlos Cortês-CT1CSY e Rafael-CT2JXT are going
to participate in ILLW 2016 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend,
with the special callsign CR6LH, days 20 and 21 of August 2016, from Cabo
Espichel Lighthouse, with follow references:
ILLW: PT-0005
DFP: FES-11
DPRN: FF-03 (CTFF-03) Natural Park of Arrábida
ARLHS: POR-009
PFFP (Portuguese Lighthouses & Beacons Plaque): PF-049
And hope to be active in the most number of HF bands possible in SSB, PSK31 and CW
QSL: Bureau or Direct to CT1GZB
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Old 4th October 2016, 13:07
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The Radio Officers Association Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) has a new-ish sked on Tuesdays which is notionally for members but in reality welcomes all former R/O's as the intention is to keep CW and morse alive. These are the details:
New ROARS Sked on Tuesdays
NEW RAGCHEW(TUES)DAY SKED

We would like to propose the following new sked to encourage more members to go on the air for a leisurely CW chat as we used to do during a slack watch at sea. This will provide an on air meeting place and time to connect with colleagues/ friends which we don’t have at the moment.

Please note that this is not a Net and there will be no Net Controller. However for the first few weeks there will be a couple of us waiting in the wings to help things along. As a matter of courtesy, QSOs should proceed at the speed of the slower operator. Once a QSO is established please QSY Up or down to make room for others to make a call.

SKED DETAILS

WHEN Commencing Tuesday Sept. 6th and weekly thereafter from 1000 – 1100 Local time.

Call Freqs: 3538 KHz and 7017 KHz.

Call format: CQ ROA DE MYCALL.

Exchange: RST + Op Name + (optional) Membership Number. + QSY +/- KHz.

Call Speed: What you are comfortable with. (Speed of slower Operator)

Topics: Your choice of Topic.

Duration: As long as you like.
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Old 4th February 2018, 12:56
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I'm not much good for CW, but if you look for spots for N1ZZZ/MM you can give me a shout.
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Maritime Radio Day

On the 14th & 15th of April 2018 the MRD – Maritime Radio Day event is being held. This involves ham radio stations from all over the world with a maritime connection working each other on cw. This connection may be merely an interest in things maritime or they may be ex-seagoing or Coast Station operators or technic al staff. They can use their own ham calls or use specially allocated calls where these are available, these calls may include the callsign of the Coast Station(s) they worked at. When I last checked GB0GKA and GB0GLD had registered to participate, other ex-Coast Station operators will be on air using their own calls. Some well known calls like DAN, DAO and DHS will also be on air.

For more information see:-

http://www.mrd.seefunker.eu/mrd_history.php

I will be operating GB0GLV like I did last year. Hope to work some of you!

Now must go and polish my cw, I’m not very QRL these days……
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Old 25th March 2018, 11:15
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On the 14th & 15th of April 2018 the MRD – Maritime Radio Day event is being held.

For more information see:-
http://www.mrd.seefunker.eu/mrd_history.php

I will be operating GB0GLV like I did last year. Hope to work some of you!
No activity from GB2GKR this year I'm afraid. I have to be in Dublin that weekend, family duties, three-line whip!!!
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Old 25th March 2018, 11:58
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Sorry to hear you won't be on Bob but as you say if it's a three-line whip what can you do !!! At least you'll have the Guinness...

Maybe work you next year.

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ZM50GW remembering Wahine ZMGW

Throughout April 2018, ZM50GW is on air from Auckland, marking the 50th anniversary of the sinking of TEV Wahine ZMGW.

Operations are CW and SSB on 80, 40 and 20 metres. Check DX clusters for latest frequencies.

This is the first in a series of 3 special event stations marking maritime tragedies of 1968.

Details, including QSL info for ZM50GW are at maritimeradio.org/zm50gw
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Old 18th July 2018, 18:41
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Still 2 weeks of operation left for the GKA 90th Anniversary Stations:
GB0GKA from nr Tiverton, operated by Tony/G3ZRJ
GB0GKB from Burnham on Sea, operated by Larry/G4HLN
GB0GKC from Weston super Mare, operated by Pete/G3TJE.
All ex-GKA R/Os.
Nearly 1000 QSOs between all stations made already, including many ex-R/Os and a couple of /MM stations. Further information on the qrz.com page under each callsign.
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Lookout on Thursday 12th December 2019 for GB2GM when members of the Poldhu ARC will hopefully operate conditions allowing on 40m and 20m to commemorate the first Atlantic transmission by Marconi on December 12th 1901.
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They are stations that are communicating with covert agents inside countries where they have been assigned. The numbers are encrypted code which give instructions to the covert operator and are also results (locations of dead drops , times of transmissions, and etc.) sent by that operator to their handlers.

These number stations can be CW or voice.
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Old 28th March 2020, 11:15
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Don't forget "Maritime Radio Day" on 14th/15th April 2020. Ex-seagoing R/Os and coast station R/Os with amateur radio licences will be taking part. Representatives from GKA, GLV, GLD, FFL, DAN, DAO, PCH, WCC and many more have registered.

Full details at http://www.mrd.seefunker.eu/mrd_registry.php
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Old 28th March 2020, 12:14
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Don't forget "Maritime Radio Day" on 14th/15th April 2020. Ex-seagoing R/Os and coast station R/Os with amateur radio licences will be taking part. Representatives from GKA, GLV, GLD, FFL, DAN, DAO, PCH, WCC and many more have registered.

Full details at http://www.mrd.seefunker.eu/mrd_registry.php
Thanks for posting the reminder Larry.

I will be on air signing GB0GLV as usual. My antennas are in a rather sad state after the winds we had over the last few weeks but hopefully I’ll get a long wire of some sort set up before the day. I have my trusty hf vertical which always withstands the high winds but that’s not particularly effective... The preferred frequencies are:-

1.824 kHz, 3520 kHz, 7020 kHz, 10118 kHz, 14052 kHz, 21052 kHz and 28052 kHz (+/- qrm)

Hope to see as many of you as possible. If you’re not a licensed ham but have a short wave receiver have a listen on around these frequencies and see who you can hear, there’s a link to a list of participants at the bottom of this page:-

http://www.mrd.seefunker.eu/mrd_registry.php

If you don't possess a suitable receiver there are lots of SDR receivers that can be accessed via the internet, one I occasionally use is this one, just input any frequency then you can tune up or down a few kc/s:-

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

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Old 18th May 2020, 10:24
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An early heads-up.

Between 1st and 28th July 2020, GB100GKU will be operating from my home QTH of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the long-range maritime radio service in the UK, which commenced from Devizes Radio (GKU) in 1920.

Operation will be mainly cw although some SSB contacts will take place as required. Bands between 10m-40m will be used, but I am hoping to get a temporary aerial erected to allow me to use 80m if possible.

A special QSL card will be issued if required.

This operation forms part of the 100th anniversary celebrations which also include the publication of a book about the history of GKA which is due for release in July. More details on how to order will be published shortly.

Sadly, due to COVID-19 issues we have had to cancel/postpone other events such as the staff reunion, GKA exhibition and illustrated talks to local radio and history clubs. However, normal service will hopefully be resumed in due course.

Please visit the website www.portisheadradio.co.uk for regular updates.

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Old 30th June 2020, 14:34
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Don't forget that GB100GKU commences operations on 1st July, probably on 20m cw around 0900 GMT. If conditions are not good (which they haven't been of late) I will move up/down to 40m or 15m/17m and see what is around. If there is a 10m Sporadic-E opening I will QSY accordingly.
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