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Author Topic: Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019  (Read 2896 times)

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Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 1134 UTC »
First guy came on at 1129 with some whistling. No selective calling heard, so perhaps they have a sked?

Talking about the lobster catch, seems like it was pretty good. Talking about Bangor Maine, but making fun of it and going there, so they are probably not from there.

Off at 1138.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2019, 1139 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 1514 UTC »
1129 UTC sounds close enough to 30 past the hour to make it a schedule.  Selective calling in the sense that they whistle into the mic to get the other guy's attention (who probably has his radio's volume turned down until the scheduled time).   
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Re: Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 1516 UTC »
1129 UTC sounds close enough to 30 past the hour to make it a schedule.  Selective calling in the sense that they whistle into the mic to get the other guy's attention (who probably has his radio's volume turned down until the scheduled time).

Yes I suspect that is the case. I'll record tomorrow morning and see if they turn up again.
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Re: Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 1517 UTC »
The whistle-into-the-mic "calling" method is also heavily favored by the Spanish and Portuguese speaking pescadore nets heard on [list of dozens of frequencies here].[/list]
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Re: Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 1125 UTC »
1107 UTC 30 July 2019: Whistling then "hey, you got me?" then the other guy came back.  Asked if he worked all night, other guy said had a paycheck. First guy said he can get out of there by 2 o'clock he can make the tide, whatever he has he has.  Asked if he talked to John, he said no but he just whistled him (I assume on another frequency?).   One guy (I lost track which) said I'm gonna give John a whistle here, I'll try him on the sideband.  Done around 1112 UTC.
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Re: Angry bahstad fishermen 6212 USB 1129 UTC 29 Jul 2019
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 1823 UTC »
1107 UTC 30 July 2019: Whistling then "hey, you got me?" then the other guy came back.  Asked if he worked all night, other guy said had a paycheck. First guy said he can get out of there by 2 o'clock he can make the tide, whatever he has he has.  Asked if he talked to John, he said no but he just whistled him (I assume on another frequency?).   One guy (I lost track which) said I'm gonna give John a whistle here, I'll try him on the sideband.  Done around 1112 UTC.

Sounds like at least some of these boats have multiple radios standing by on multiple frequencies  8)
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