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Fishermen 3342 Khz USB 0003 UTC 22-Jul-19
« on: July 23, 2019, 0859 UTC »
0003 - multiple stations on channel. Some swearing, talk about crates of dory and red mullet. Guess in North Sea or English Channel?
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Re: Fishermen 3342 Khz USB 0003 UTC 22-Jul-19
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 1431 UTC »
Hey cj468,

Thanks for posting this log - did the stations you heard have any sort of particular accent or other identifying characteristics?  3342 kHz / 3.342 MHz is within the 90 meter broadcasting band, but that portion (2-3 MHz, and 1.6-4 MHz) seems to be very popular with fishing fleets and trawlers, including frequencies within the 80 meter band/75 meter band.  I've read reports from UK based amateurs regarding Irish fishing fleets using frequencies in 80 meters for ship-to-ship chatter. 
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Re: Fishermen 3342 Khz USB 0003 UTC 22-Jul-19
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 1740 UTC »
Hi R4002

These guys sounded English/British, didn't really note a particular regional accent.

I have heard fishermen on other frequencies - Irish definitely and possibly Spanish, although my Spanish isn't good enough to confirm they were fishermen - but since they were usually in the lower 6.2 Mhz (usually noted as QRM to Laser or Coast/Energy) they are probably in legal maritime bands.

If I spot any more I'll try to pay more attention and report back.
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