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Offline Oliver

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Russian Naval Frequencies
« on: June 01, 2015, 2214 UTC »
Bellow is a list of the most active Russian Naval Frequencies. There is 578 known Naval frequencies listed by UDFX All modes are in CW

Frequency    Callsign   Location
3395.5   RCV   Sevastopol (simplex)
4079   RMP Kaliningrad (duplex)
4635   White Sea area calling Severodvinsk (duplex)
4376.5   White Sea area calling Severodvinsk (duplex)
5411   RCJ   Vladivostok (duplex)
8120   RAA   Navy HQ St. Petersburg (simplex)
8345   Ship night primary (duplex)
8348   Pacific Fleet ship primary (duplex)
11000   RIW   Moscow (duplex)
11155   RIT   Severomorsk (duplex)
12464   Ship day primary (duplex)
14556   RIW   Moscow (duplex)
19201   RCV   Sevastopol (weather/nav warnings)
The Russian Navy is divided in following sections:

The Northern Fleet (NF) HQ at Severomorsk
The Baltic Fleet (BF) HQ at Kaliningrad
The Black Sea Fleet (BSF) HQ at Sevastopol
The Caspian Flotilla (CF) HQ at Astrakhan
The Pacific Fleet (PF) HQ at Vladivostok
HQ Callsigns:
Moscow = RIW
National Defence Control Centre, St. Petersburg = RAA
Severomorsk = RIT
Kaliningrad = RMP
Sevastopol = RCV
Astrakhan = RJD52
Vladivostok = RJS
ST. Petersburg naval station- RJC66
Moscow transmitter site used when RIW and RAA is off also used for land units- RJE56
Messages and monitoring:
The primary ship frequency 12464 kHz  is used from 0600 to 1800z and overnight at 8345 kHz from 1800 to 0600z
The Russians work in the majority using a duplex system with the HQs using their own frequencies to transmit on. While all of the HQs will have an operator listening out on the primary ship frequencies, the ships will be listening to their HQ frequency (or frequencies) only. Only  other listen frequecncy is allocoted by RIW incase if Moscow wants to contact them and send a flash message.
The Russian navy uses FM-14-SHIP code system format for messages also used by NOAA for Marine Surface Weather Observations. Here is the message example:
RKB91 (РКБ91) (callsign) Altay Class Tanker Kola:
RKB91 605 (message number) 16 (number of the groups in message) 22 (date)  1000(Moscow time)  605 (repeat of the message number) = SML  (message priority - SML samolet (aircraft) normal priority) FOR RJH45 RJD38 = (hydrographic station callsign)
22061 99572 10081 41598 43408 10004 40110 51024 70202
22252 00140 22012 = + RKB91

The callup message to establish contact with the naval base looks like this:
The ship's callsign can be tracked on the online naval databases and trackers.
RX: Elad FDM-S2, Grundig Satellit 700
Ant.: HDLA 3 (Active Loop), EWE @ 270, ALA 100LN, MiniWhip
QTH: JO31 (Germany)

Please send eqsl to: oliverinusa[at]yahoo.de

Offline Cornel

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Re: Russian Naval Frequencies
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 0053 UTC »
Thanks Oliver.
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