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Fishnet beacons, also known as Drift Nets and Fishing Buoy Transmitters, are low power transmitters which periodically send [[CW]] identifiers followed by a carrier. The average repetition rate is about 4 minutes. They are battery powered and use fairly small and  inefficient [[antenna]], however they can be heard for hundreds or even thousands of miles. Fishnet beacons are can be found between 1.6 and 4 MHz, and are most often found in and above the 160-meter [[amateur radio]] band. They are typically used by fishermen to locate nets, hence the name.
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[[File:fishnet_buoy_transmitter.jpg|thumb|right|Typical transmit power is in the 3 to 10 watt range.  [http://seamaster.tw/p7.htm Radio Buoys]]] 
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'''Fishnet beacons''', also known as Drift Nets and Fishing Buoy Transmitters, are low power transmitters which periodically send [[CW]] identifiers followed by a carrier. The average repetition rate is about 4 minutes. They are battery powered and use fairly small and  inefficient [[antenna]], however they can be heard for hundreds or even thousands of miles. Fishnet beacons are can be found between 1.6 and 4 MHz, and are most often found in and above the 160-meter [[amateur radio]] band. They are typically used by fishermen to locate nets, hence the name.
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Typical transmit power is in the 3 to 10 watt range.  [http://seamaster.tw/p7.htm Radio Buoys]
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==List of fishnet beacons==
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Revision as of 04:28, 26 October 2011

Typical transmit power is in the 3 to 10 watt range. Radio Buoys

Fishnet beacons, also known as Drift Nets and Fishing Buoy Transmitters, are low power transmitters which periodically send CW identifiers followed by a carrier. The average repetition rate is about 4 minutes. They are battery powered and use fairly small and inefficient antenna, however they can be heard for hundreds or even thousands of miles. Fishnet beacons are can be found between 1.6 and 4 MHz, and are most often found in and above the 160-meter amateur radio band. They are typically used by fishermen to locate nets, hence the name.

List of fishnet beacons

Frequency
(kHz)
Callsign
1715 CB8
1720 92S115
1722 93W113
1730 CF3
1730 IC514
1750 PR30
1752 IC518
1753 RZ6
1753 4LJS
1753 4PDU
1761 KW109
1764 4LJP
1772 4PEC
1776 4OWO
1782 VP2
1787 97W107
1792 SG5
1795 CF9
1802 PK1
1812 VH7
1813 EY9
1839 4BOB
1856 DA2
1856 4MSZ
1881 4BNZ
1883 5AJW
1884 CK1
1894 4OUS
1894 4LKO
1894 4LID
1912 DS89
1918 IO82
1942 IC526
1942 PS3
1948 4QJA
1953 QU7
1962 4IGW
1962 RZ6
1970 4PFK
1972 AB8
1977 4CMV
1982 HU5E
1988 JE1
1989 AY7
1993 4OMZ
1998 4DQX
2003 4JSP
2019 4HVX
2020 BM3
2041 4CEF