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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 October 2020:

1628z  2.680.0MHz  CW  "VVV de 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa Israel 419 report. (Sometimes sends coded traffic) (hrd 25th October 2020)

1435z  4.009.0MHz  CW  "VVV de 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa, Israel 599 report. (hrd 13th August 2020).
1550z  4.209.5MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with four buzz tones, Istanbul Radio, Turkish Met Office, Turkey 559 report. (hrd 20th Feb 2020)
1615z  4.212.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 559 report. (hrd 27th September 2020)
1630z  4.215.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
1630z  4.216.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Istanbul Radio, Turkish Met Office, Turkey 319 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
1631a  4.219.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 539 report. (hrd 16th October 2020) (formerly "de XSG in Sept)
1620z  4.331.0MHz  CW  "VVV 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa, Israel 419 report. (also transmits intelligence data in CW) (hrd 25th October 2020)
1955z  4.560.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Instanbul, Turkey. 539 report. (hrd 24th Mar 2020)

1025z  6.316.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 559 report. (hrd 27th September 2020)
1642z  6.321.5MHz  CW  "de SVO" Olympia Radio, near Athens, Greece 559 report. (hrd 27th September 2020)
0945z  6.326.0MHz  CW  "XSG"  preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 559 report. (hrd 19th August 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  "VVV VVV VVV P5O P5O P5O 1/2/3/4 KKK" Indonesian Navy marker, not 24 hours, 529 report. (No set schedule) (hrd 21st Apr 2020)
1700z  6.391.2MHz  CW  "VVV VVV VVV de AQP2/4 AQP2/4  AQP2/4" Pakistani Navy, Pakistan 519 report. (hrd 22nd August 2020) (No set schedule)
1622z  6.607.0MHz  CW  "VVV de 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa, Israel 529 report. (Sometimes sends coded traffic/data.) (hrd 25th October 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)
1020z  8.419.3MHz  CW  "de XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China. 539 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
1618z  8.424.0MHz  CW  "de SVO" Olympia Radio, near Athens, Greece 519 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
1640z  8.425.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 559 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
1000z  8.431.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 589 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
1631z  8.431.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Istanbul, Turkey 529 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
1021z  8.433.0MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with buzz tones, Shanghai, China 569 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
1620z  8.434.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Istanbul, Turkey 569-599 report.(not heard in 2020)
1021z  8.435.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 579 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
1022z  8.484.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLG HLG HLG QSX 8MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 589 report. (hrd 16th October 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)
1024z  8.636.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLW HLW HLW QSX 8MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 559 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)

1625z  9.845.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de P5O P5O P5O 1/2/3/4 KKK" Indonesian Navy, 419 report. (hrd 19th August 2020) (No set schedule)

1005z  12.581.5MHz  CW  "XSV" preceded with four buzz tones, Tianjin, China 419 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
0502z  12.613.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0503z  12.637.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 529 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0503z  12.622.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China 319 report. (formerly XSQ, changed in late 2019) (hrd 25th October 2020)
0540z  12.637.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones, Shanghai, China. 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0540z  12.648.5MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 419 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0415z  12.654.0MHz  CW  "TAH" preceded with buzz tones, Turkish Met Radio, Turkey 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020z 
0419z  12.843.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLO HLO HLO QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul. 559 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0429z  12.916.5MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLF HLF HLF QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul. 549 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0430z  12.923.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLW2 HLW2 HLW2 QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 559 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0430z  12.935.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLG HLG HLG QSX 12MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 549 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)

0515z  16.854.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0517z  16.898.5MHz  CW  "XSG" preceded with four buzz tones Shanghai, China 549 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
1017z  16.880.0MHz  CW  "XSQ" preceded with four buzz tones, Guangzhou, China 549 report. (hrd 16th October 2020)
0415z  16.910.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLJ HLJ HLJ QSX 16MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul. 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)
0415z  16.990.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLO HLO HLO QSX 16MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)

0500z  17.130.0MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLW HLW HLW QSX 17MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 319 report. (hrd 25th October 2020)

0430z  22.611.5MHz  CW  "CQ CQ CQ de HLF HLF HLF QSX 22MHz K" Telecom Korea, Seoul 519 report.(hrd 25th October 2020)

HLF, HLJ, HLO, HLW etc Korea Telecom transmitters are all 3Kw to Log Periodic antennas from an area outside Seoul.
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.
XSG & XSQ China, transmitter and antenna array not known.

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").

In September/October 2020 some Chinese beacons changed callsigns, some XSG became XSQ and vice versa. Also 4.215.0MHz "de XSG" had the "de" dropped from the identifier and reverted back to just "XSG" rather than "de XSG".

The "WLO" beacons out of Mobile, Alabama USA have been deleted from the list as no longer on air.

Where time permits I will try an update the list each month.
 

(updated: Sunday 25th October 2020.)
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 1640 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

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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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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 0329 UTC »
Beacon list being updated during late August, any one with some amendments please post, thanks. ;)
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 0538 UTC »
Beacon list being updated during late August, any one with some amendments please post, thanks. ;)

Yes, you may add this from my log:

1435z  4.009.0 MHz  CW  "VVV de 4XZ 4XZ" Israeli Navy, Haifa, Israel 599 report.  (hrd 13th August 2020)

A rarely used frequency for Haifa Naval.


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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2020, 1629 UTC »
Thank you Costas, by chance, did you hear 4.331.0MHz at the same time? Interesting to see if they were both on air together, at present 1625z I have 4.331.0MHz at 419 report but nothing on 4.009.0MHz. LG :)

You logging has been added to the main list, thanks again...LG
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 1639 UTC »
Sorry I did not check 4331 at the time. Howevwe I did check 6607 and it was active. 

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2020, 0957 UTC »
Thanks Costas, when you have some time please check the following for me as they have not been heard this season:

SVO  Olympia Radio  8.424.0MHz
 
TAH  Istanbul    4.209.5MHz
                       4.560.0MHz
                       8.434.0MHz

I think Olympia Radio on 8.424.0MHz may be off air as I hear TAH on 8MHz regular on 8.431.0MHz.

Appreciated.... ;)
« Last Edit: August 23, 2020, 0055 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 0806 UTC »
List at the top of this page updated Sunday 06th September 2020, any one with loggings please submit. :)
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2020, 0025 UTC »
Does any one know the status of the WLO beacons on 4, 6 & 8MHz from Mobile, Alabama USA?  They have not been heard for well over one year, leading me to think they have been decommissioned. Any information gratefully accepted, failing that they will be deleted from the list.

Appreciated. :)
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2020, 0926 UTC »
Does any one know the status of the WLO beacons on 4, 6 & 8MHz from Mobile, Alabama USA?  They have not been heard for well over one year, leading me to think they have been decommissioned. Any information gratefully accepted, failing that they will be deleted from the list.

Appreciated. :)

https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/wlo-shipcom-has-gone-dark.373002/
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