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Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« on: July 19, 2017, 0910 UTC »
The following is a list compiled of known active CW maritime beacons/markers both military and civilian, reception of all are in the A1A mode (CW).  The last date when heard is shown in brackets and other notes.  Please post any new ones heard with UTC date/time, frequency, call sign and report.

These are observations to February 2020:

1622z  2.680.0MHz  CW  "VVV de 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa Israel 419 report. (Sometimes sends coded traffic) (hrd 25th March 2020)

1550z  4.209.5MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with four buzz tones, Istanbul Radio, Turkish Met Office, Turkey 559 report. (hrd 20th Feb 2020)
1437z  4.212.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 579 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0838z  4.213.0MHz  CW  "WLO" preceded with buzz tones, Mobile, Alabama USA 319-419 report. Not heard 2019/2020.
0945z  4.215.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 579 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1557z  4.216.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Istanbul Radio, Turkish Met Office, Turkey 519 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0900a  4.219.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 539 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1838z  4.331.0MHz  CW  "VVV 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa, Israel 559 report. (also transmits intelligence data in CW) (hrd 25th March 2020)
1955z  4.560.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Instanbul, Turkey. 539 report. (hrd 24th Mar 2020)

0855z  6.316.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 559 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1030z  6.317.0MHz  CW  "WLO" Mobile, Alabama USA, preceded with buzz tones 569 report. Not heard 2019/2020.
0911z  6.326.0MHz  CW  "XSG"  preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 419 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
1040z  6.329.0MHz  CW  "XSG"  preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 539 report. (formerly XSV Tianjin) (hrd 25th March 2020)
1152z  6.365.0MHz  CW  " CQ CQ CQ de P5O P5O P5O 1/2/3/4 KKK" Indonesian Navy marker, not 24 hours, 599 report. (No set schedule)
1445z  6.391.2MHz  CW  "VVV VVV VVV de AQP2/4 AQP2/4  AQP2/4" Pakistani Navy, Pakistan 549 report. (hrd 26th March 2020) (No set schedule)
1723z  6.607.0MHz  CW  "VVV de 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa, Israel 559 report. (Sometimes sends coded traffic/data.) (hrd 25th March 2020)

1103z  8.417.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 529 report. (formerly XSV Tianjin, changed late 2019) (hrd 25th March 2020)
1105z  8.419.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China. 579 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
0857z  8.419.0MHz  CW  "WLO" Mobile Alabama, USA preceded with buzz tones. 539 report. (not heard 2019/2020)
1618z  8.424.0MHz  CW  "DE SVO" Olympia Radio, near Athens, Greece 579 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
0916z  8.425.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 569 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
1000z  8.431.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 529 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
0845z  8.431.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Istanbul, Turkey 519 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1107z  8.433.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 529 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1620z  8.434.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Istanbul, Turkey 569-599 report.(not heard in 2020)
1054z  8.435.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 569 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1103z  8.484.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLG HLG HLG QSX 8MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 419 report. (hrd 25th March 2020)
1119z  8.492.0MHz  CW  "VVV VVV VVV de AQP2/4 AQP2/4 AQP2/4" Pakistan Navy, Pakistan 319-419 report. (No set schedule)
1100z  8.636.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLW HLW HLW QSX 8MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 559 report. (hrd 20th Feb 2020)

0750z  9.945.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de P5O P5O P5O 1/2/3/4 KKK" Indonesian Navy, 419 report. (hrd 27th March 2020) (No set schedule)

0847z  12.581.5MHz  CW  "XSV" preceded with four buzz tones, Tianjin, China 519 report. (hrd 21st Feb 2020)
0059z  12.613.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 539 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0038z  12.637.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 529 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0555z  12.622.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 419 report. (formerly XSQ, changed in late 2019) (hrd 15th Jan 2020)
2331z  12.623.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 219-319 report. (Previously listed as "XSG") (not hrd 2020)
0516z  12.637.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China. 419 report. (hrd 21st Feb 2020)
0036z  12.648.5MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 529 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
2335z  12.649.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 549 report. (Previously listed as XSG) (not hrd 2020)
0412z  12.654.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Turkey 529 report.(hrd 21st Feb 2020)
0351z  12.843.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLO HLO HLO QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul. 319 report. (hrd 21st Feb 2020)
0004z  12.916.5MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLF HLF HLF QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul. 219-319 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0044z  12.923.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLW2 HLW2 HLW2 QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 319-419 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0044z  12.935.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLG HLG HLG QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 419 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)

1300z  16.898.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones Shanghai, China 419 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0051z  16.880.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 419 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
0051z  16.910.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLJ HLJ HLJ QSX 16MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul. 519 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)
1244z  16.990.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLO HLO HLO QSX 16MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 519 report. (hrd 26th March 2020)

0349z  17.130.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLW HLW HLW QSX 17MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 559 report. (hrd 15th Jan 2020)

1230z  22.611.5MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLF HLF HLF QSX 22MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 529 report with deep fades.(hrd 26th March 2020)

HLF, HLJ, HLO, HLW etc Korea Telecom transmitters are all 3Kw to Log Periodic antennas from an area outside Seoul.
WLO Mobile, Alabama last published using 5Kw transmitter, antenna system not known.  Not heard for a long time, possibly decommissioned.
SVO Olympia Radio uses 10Kw transmitters to ND TCI 540-2-04 antenna system near Athens.
TAH Istanbul Radio, Turkey runs a 10Kw transmitter, antenna system not known, transmitter near Istanbul.

There were a number of changes with the Chinese stations in late 2019 with some stations swapping/changing frequency with others, also call sign format with some has been changed to include "de" preceding the call sign with XSG being prominent(buzz tones then "de XSG").

When I get time I will revise the list as some stations (mainly China) have been moved in frequency, call signs changed or taken off air.
 

(updated Thursday 26th March 2020 with some additional loggings.)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 0802 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 1353 UTC »
CW beacons/markers
8419.2 kHz XSV - Tianjin Radio, China from 1335z 7 Aug 2019
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8425.5 kHz XSG - Shanghai Radio, China w/ tfc from 1352z 7 Aug 2019
« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 1355 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to adulteration of the E.N.I.G.M.A. "designators" they're never posted nor ever used.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 1925 UTC »
Hearing the cw beacons on 4211.8khz XSQ
4214.8 KHZ XSG

ICOM R8500 Receiver with mutliband dipoles 2 to 10 mhz , longwire 200mtrs , and verticals for 11 to 30mhz

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2020, 0441 UTC »
Have revised and up dated the list where possible, any changes or additions you may come across please post here using the UTC date/time format...thanks! ;)
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 2004 UTC »
New logging heard this morning by accident Tue 24th March 2020:

4.560.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish State Met Office, Istanbul, Turkey. 539 report 1955z.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 0105 UTC »
Marine CW beacons have been updated today Thursday 26th March 2020.

Any news such as additions or call sign changes and other observations welcome, please post with date and time (UTC format) and report.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 2256 UTC »
Any one hearing XSV Tianjin?

The last two known frequencies on 8MHz have been replaced with XSG Shanghai in last few months.

Maybe XSV has been withdrawn from service?

Post please if you hear it with frequency date/time in UTC and report...LG ;)
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