Marine HF traffic

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Marine HF traffic

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Is there much HF marine {bnghd} action to listen to
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You can't have too many antennas...
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I’ve searched a lot of those frequencies in the past I never get anything tho
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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...... :)
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That sounded very exiting sorry I missed all that
What about yachts or little boats like fishing boats
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Most yachts in my area use VHF (specifically 67), the local yacht club uses the VHF-M channels.
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Is there no H F action tho
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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.
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