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Offline R4002

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RAF VOLMET 11253 kHz USB 1520+ UTC 30 April 2017
« on: April 30, 2017, 1527 UTC »
Hearing a previously unlogged (for me anyway) military VOLMET (weather forecast radio / meteo) transmitter with distinctive English accent.  Quick Googling of frequency shows RAF use of 11253 USB for VOLMET traffic.  SIO 222 at best. 
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Re: RAF VOLMET 11253 kHz USB 1520+ UTC 30 April 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 1612 UTC »
One of my mainstay propagation indices for Europe.
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Re: RAF VOLMET 11253 kHz USB 1520+ UTC 30 April 2017
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 1812 UTC »
Good to know.  I personally haven't heard this one. The 11-14 MHz region is one I want to pay more attention to, I know it receives heavy use especially in local daytime and wider area around the clock.  By that I mean, I mean to listen to more than just 11175 USB.   ;D  I'll keep this frequency in mind, especially when listening through remotes.
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Re: RAF VOLMET 11253 kHz USB 1520+ UTC 30 April 2017
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 1952 UTC »
11360 will have Russian naval air traffic at times.
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Re: RAF VOLMET 11253 kHz USB 1520+ UTC 30 April 2017
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 0842 UTC »
11.253MHz USB is a regular Volmet here in Australia, operated by the British Royal Air Force at St Eval on the north Cornwall coast, it's 24 hours, callsign is "MKL" and also known locally as "Military One".

If you want to have a look at it (nice pics) go to: www.alancordwell.co.uk/Legacy/hfradio/steval.html

Click on "frequencies" at the bottom of the page content for some excellent stuff on UK HF marine, aviation etc.

There was another site in the UK that photos of the transmitters and also data on the antenna configuartion etc, but forgotten where I found it some time ago.  It also included a piece from a retired operator on what it was like to work there. :D
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 0846 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: RAF VOLMET 11253 kHz USB 1520+ UTC 30 April 2017
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 1730 UTC »
I have just heard MKL few minutes ago here in Italy.
The signal was very strong even though there was some fadings from time to time.