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Author Topic: New England Fishermen 6221 USB 1150 UTC 25 July 2019  (Read 20869 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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New England Fishermen 6221 USB 1150 UTC 25 July 2019
« on: July 25, 2019, 1155 UTC »
Two guys, one much stronger than the other, both with a New England accent. Not sure this is the same guys (Angry Bahstads) that I usually hear. A little profanity but not nearly as much, and the voices sound different.

These guys talking about baskets, so I assume lobsters. Also refrigeration issues.
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Re: New England Fishermen 6221 USB 1150 UTC 25 July 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 1345 UTC »
Baskets does indeed indicate lobstermen, I would think.  Possibly Gloucester or maybe Portland, Maine.  6221 kHz USB is pretty close to the 6212 kHz USB frequency used by the other New English fishermen.  I have a feeling its a different group though, both 6212 USB and 6221 USB are legit 6 MHz marine frequencies. 
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Re: New England Fishermen 6221 USB 1150 UTC 25 July 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 1635 UTC »
Sometime I'd like to catch the start of their QSO and to see if they use any form of selective calling. Unfortunately when I run an SDR recording on the band, they don't seem to transmit  ;D
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Re: New England Fishermen 6221 USB 1150 UTC 25 July 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 1839 UTC »
I've often wondered the same thing...that, or they have a pre-determined net/time or frequency/time schedule set up.  Turn the SSB radio on channel X at this time, listen on channel Y or frequency Z at that time, etc.  Or, they simply leave their radios on whichever frequency/frequencies they use and call each other whenever they want....but since its the HF marine band, there's always the possibility of another user on that same frequency. 

If they're not using selective calling of some kind they either only turn their radios on at certain times or have very good squelch circuits!  :D

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/doc/rtchan.txt

Angry Bahstads - ITU 6 MHz SSB Marine Channel 605
Lobstermen with Broken Fridges - ITU 6 MHz SSB Marine Channel 608

Both groups (on 6212 kHz USB and 6221 kHz USB) are using duplex channels for simplex purposes.  Ship transmit frequency, of course.  I wonder if the radios come pre-programmed with all the channels in duplex mode and simplex mode. 
« Last Edit: July 25, 2019, 1842 UTC by R4002 »
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