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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #60 on: March 09, 2023, 2338 UTC »
For those interested in maritime CW I have published a list of Japan Fisheries Radio frequencies at the bottom of the main page 12-22MHz. 

The monthly update of the main directory has also commenced for March 2023.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2023, 0730 UTC »
Main listing on page 1 of this site has been updated. 

Sad to say, Telecom Korea in Seoul, South Korea has quit the HF marine band CW mode effective December 2022.  All of their HF A1A mode (CW) transmissions on 8, 12, 17 and 22MHz have been terminated.

Many DXers have a QSL card in their collection of one of the HF stations, they were always good at replying to a QSL request providing the SWL report was accurate and in the proper format.  They will be missed!
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2023, 2228 UTC »
Updates for May 2023 have started on the main frequency listing sheet on page 1. 

Additions or observations welcome, submissions must be in the UTC date and time format.  ;)
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2023, 0603 UTC »
Olympia Radio, near Athens, Greece heard this evening for the first time.

"de SVO" on 12.603.5MHz CW 539 report.

Unsure of status as to whether a permanent or temporary transmission.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2023, 1409 UTC »
SVO is heard on a fairly regular basis.

Beacon de SVO 8424 CW 0005 UTC 10 Apr 2021
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80115.msg325864.html

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2023, 0808 UTC »
Thanks for that, it was not on the SVO current frequency list for 12MHz though, regular on 8MHz.  Coming through now on Monday 05th June 2023:

12.654.0MHz  TAH  319 report  0755z
12.648.5MHz  XSQ  539 report  0755z
12.637.5MHz  XSG  529 report  0756z
12.603.5MHz  SVO  539 report  0756z
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2023, 1419 UTC »
Not a recent list but the page below does have a list of frequencies for SVO.

Olympia Radio:
https://www.utilityradio.com/stations/europe/grc/grc-309.htm

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2023, 0642 UTC »
Thanks for that, have seen those frequencies sometime back, many have been discontinued "beacon/marker" wise due to reforms.  CW on the marine band HF is a dying art of communications.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2023, 2233 UTC »
Has any one heard Olympia Radio "SVO" on 8.424.0MHz CW in recent weeks?

Has not been heard here since May 2023, "TAH" in nearby Istanbul, Turkey on 8.431.0MHz has been heard on a regular basis proving the band is open to that region but no "SVO".
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2023, 2314 UTC »
8.421.0MHz 0915z Thu 03rd August 2023 is now "de XSG" Shanghai, previously "XSQ".
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2023, 2118 UTC »
List on lead page updated to Sunday 03rd September 2023.

8.421.0MHz  "XSG"
has reverted back to "XSQ" noted 0951z 549 report.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2023, 1934 UTC »
Frequency list on page one (header) has been updated.

8.421.0MHz formerly "de XSG" is still transmitting as "XSQ".
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2023, 1041 UTC »
Frequency log listing on page one has been updated.

8.421.0MHz "de XSG"  now signing as "XSQ".

12.603.5MHz  "de SVO" has not been heard for some weeks, anyone hearing it?
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2023, 1517 UTC »
The last entry in my log for SVO on 12603.5 dates back to 29 July 2023 at 03:40 UTC. It is not a station that I regularly check on.

290340Z JUL 2023 12603.5 kHz CW
03:40Z SVO with beacon ID: DE SVO; loud and clear.

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #74 on: December 06, 2023, 1034 UTC »
Thanks for that, it doesn't always send the marker ident in CW, outside of data transmissions. 
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