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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2022, 0943 UTC »
New logging, today Tue 13th Sep 2022:

16.850.3MHz  CW  "XSQ"  589 report.  0933z
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2022, 0218 UTC »
22.611.5MHz HLF & HLG transmitter sharing.

At 52 minutes past the hour the normal "HLF" transmission is suspended and replaced with "VVV VVV VVV de HLG HLG HLG TFC List" until two minutes past the hour when a station radio operator takes over and manually sends the traffic list.  At five minutes past the hour transmission reverts back to the normal "HLF" format

Logged on Thursday 15th September 2022.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2022, 0348 UTC »
List updating conducted during first week of October 2022, any new loggings or observations please submit...tnx
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2022, 0526 UTC »
List updating for November 2022 has commenced, any updates appreciated.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2022, 0347 UTC »
The 450 foot long wire works. Amazing signal repors. Thank you from Wisconsin USA.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2022, 0432 UTC »
Thank you, it's actually around 500 feet long as I added some to it a few months back. Works well on the MW & NDB band but tends to drag in too much noise.

For general HF loggings I tend to switch from different antenna's too.
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Re: Marine CW beacons & markers log.
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2022, 0018 UTC »
Updating of the list has commenced from today.

22.611.5MHz  was back as "HLG" today at 0005z instead of the usual "HLF" callsign.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2022, 0637 UTC »
16.880.0MHz "XSQ" was noted to day reverting back to the July 2022 call of "de XSG" at 0620z with a 539 report.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2022, 0540 UTC »
It appears that 16.880MHz is a shared frequency between "de XSG" and "XSQ" starting back in July 2022.

A similar situation also exists with Telecom Korea station on 22.611.5MHz which alternates between "HLG" and "HLF" for reasons unknown.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2023, 2337 UTC »
16.880.0MHz has reverted to "de XSG" format once again at 0010z on Tuesday 02rd January 2022. 549 report.
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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2023, 0119 UTC »
22.611.5MHz CW has not been heard in recent weeks in either the "HLG" or "HLF" formats.

Propagation has been there as three of the Japan Fisheries stations on 22MHz have been logged, also Japanese CB radio on 27.005MHz AM has been in also, plus the Chinese beacons on 16MHz have been audible also.

Usual times for 22.611.5MHz are between 2300-0100hrs UTC with transmissions on the hour, anyone hearing this station please post...thanks! ;)
Trundle, NSW.

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2023, 0535 UTC »
Telecom Korea stations on marine CW look like they were decommissioned/terminated at the end of 2022?

None of the 22MHz, 17MHz, 16MHz or 12MHz services have been logged in recent weeks although propagation has been there with Japan and China noted on 22MHz, 16 & 12MHz CW.

The South Korean marine radio HF network started a revision of transmissions on HF CW during 2020/2021 with the withdrawl of the two 8MHz transmitters.

The next step was during 2021 with nearly all of the 24 hour beacon markers reduced to part time transmissions, 22.611.5MHz was the first to have transmission restrictions in place.

Sadly, the end of yet another marine CW service on the HF bands?
Trundle, NSW.

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Re: Marine CW beacons/markers log.
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2023, 0014 UTC »
It is presumed that Telecom Korea, in Seoul, South Korea have ceased all operations of their HF marine transmissions on CW with nothing reported from HLF, HLG, HLW, HLW2, HLO or HLJ on 12, 16, 17 or 22MHz.

Downgrading of many of the transmitters from 24 hours to part time transmissions commenced during 2022, heading towards the eventual shutdown of all services by the end of the year.
Trundle, NSW.

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