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Marine HF traffic

Posted: 03 Aug 2020, 21:33
by yagiman
Is there much HF marine {bnghd} action to listen to

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 03 Aug 2020, 21:38
by ch25

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 06 Aug 2020, 17:25
by yagiman
I’ve searched a lot of those frequencies in the past I never get anything tho

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 06 Aug 2020, 23:41
by majoco
Not since they got rid of the Radio Officers who used to send all the morse messages and the HF radiotelephone ship-shore link-ups - now everything is done by satphone. The 'SARSAT' satellite system supposedly monitors the distress beacon frequencies and the ship-borne AIS systems tell each ship where the others are so there's not so many collisions. I suppose it works - but I left the sea in 1968 so what do I know...... :)

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 17 Aug 2020, 18:49
by yagiman
That sounded very exiting sorry I missed all that
What about yachts or little boats like fishing boats

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 19 Aug 2020, 14:30
by 26mb04
Most yachts in my area use VHF (specifically 67), the local yacht club uses the VHF-M channels.

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 08 Sep 2020, 19:42
by yagiman
Is there no H F action tho

Re: Marine HF traffic

Posted: 10 Sep 2020, 16:10
by 26mb04
There should be. Have a search for MF/HF marine frequencies, They're still active, but there's no compulsory onboard watch requirement anymore unless the installation doesn't have DSC.