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Offline ThaDood

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An Introduction to DXing the MF Marine Bands? Sure...
« on: December 20, 2021, 1855 UTC »
https://swling.com/blog/2021/12/guest-post-an-introduction-to-dxing-the-mf-marine-bands/         Been a while since I've checked-out the Marine MW band. I still have a couple of radios with that band listed on them.
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Re: An Introduction to DXing the MF Marine Bands? Sure...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 1922 UTC »
It's a fun band, I often will pick up coastal stations in the winter (including recently) just above the MW band in the 17xx kHz range, while looking for pirates.
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Re: An Introduction to DXing the MF Marine Bands? Sure...
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2021, 0031 UTC »
     Thanks to ThaDood for very interesting information!
Marine radio base stations have largely disappeared from the air, replaced by satellite technology.
 Only weather stations are left to please our ears!
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Re: An Introduction to DXing the MF Marine Bands? Sure...
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 0521 UTC »
Back when infotec m600s roamed the earth you could always find some poor ruskii trawler to copy hours of sitor messages from, even in the poorest propagation. Now it's just wx and notams to listen to.
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Re: An Introduction to DXing the MF Marine Bands? Sure...
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 1102 UTC »
I was surprised to hear USCG doing a transmitter check on 2182 this morning.  He was too fast to catch which station it was ("transmitter 13") but definitely wasn't Canadian.  Didn't the USCG give up watching 2182 back around 2013?  Heard on Chris's 500ft beverage SDR, that set-up is outstanding, thanks for keeping it going! 

 

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