Just as I was about to type how boring conditions were and I was bemoaning the lack of anything new.. I was dancing in the isles when I found my first ever Trans Atlantic logging on 2187.5 of New Orleans (7708 km). Well there you go. I have seen New Orleans and other USA stations before on Navtex 518 khz but I honestly thought that 2 Mhz would propagate far better. It hasn't turned out that way but at least its a start.

<All ships call> (PSE, don't interfere!)
Category: Safety
MMSI self-identifier: 002734414 [Coast station: Arkhangelsk MRSC Arkhangelsk] (Russian Federation)
Telecommand 1: J3E telephony
Telecommand 2: No information
RX/TX frequency: 2182.0 KHz
Check Sum: OK
Date and time of decoding: 11/12/2012 05:07:55

<Selective call to a particular individual station> (New) (7708 km)
Called MMSI station address: 003669998 [Coast station: New Orleans LA MRCC New Orleans/MRCC Norfolk] (USA)
Category: Safety
MMSI self-identifier: 003669998 [Coast station: New Orleans LA MRCC New Orleans/MRCC Norfolk] (USA)
Telecommand 1: Test
Telecommand 2: No information
Neither RX/TX frequencies nor position supplied
Check Sum: OK
Date and time of decoding: 11/12/2012 07:44:29


<All ships call> (PSE, don't interfere!)
Category: Urgency
MMSI self-identifier: 003313000 [Coast station: Aasiaat MRCC Groennedal] (Greenland (Denmark))
Telecommand 1: J3E telephony
Telecommand 2: No information
RX frequency: 2182.0 KHz    TX frequency: 2182.0 KHz
Check Sum: OK
Date and time of decoding: 10/12/2012 23:45:33

<Selective call to a particular individual station>
Called MMSI station address: 245097000 [Ship] (Netherlands)
Category: Safety
MMSI self-identifier: 002301000 [Coast station: Mariehamn Radio] (Finland)
Telecommand 1: Test
Telecommand 2: No information
Neither RX/TX frequencies nor position supplied
Check Sum: OK
Date and time of decoding: 12/12/2012 02:00:05

<Selective call to a particular individual station>
Called MMSI station address: 405000079 [Ship] (Bangladesh)
Category: Safety
MMSI self-identifier: 002240994 [Coast station: Tarifa MRCC Tarifa] (Spain)
Telecommand 1: Test
Telecommand 2: No information
Neither RX/TX frequencies nor position supplied
Check Sum: OK
Date and time of decoding: 12/12/2012 03:39:42

<Selective call to a group of ships in a particular geographical area>
Zone: 63°N Side=05°    040°W Side=20°
Category: Safety
MMSI self-identifier: 002510100 [Coast station: Reykjavik MRCC Coastal/Oceanic] (Iceland)
Telecommand 1: J3E telephony
Telecommand 2: No information
RX frequency: 2182.0 KHz    TX frequency: 2188.6 KHz
No control by check sum.
Date and time of decoding: 12/12/2012 05:05:43

 





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    GMDSS (DSC)

    My GMDSS logs (DSC) are for Coastal stations only. I do not do ships because the reality is you can never be too sure where the broadcast actually originates from. With Coastal stations we know exactly where they are.

    Evenings I tune to 2187.5 with The Icom R75 and Perseus. I use the ALA which you can see on the left. daytime I tune to 16804.5, 12577 and 8414.5. You can see the Inverted V I use to monitor these HF frequencies

    My current number of countries heard are:
    2187.5 -   xxx
    8414.5 -   xxx
    12577 -    xxx
    16804.5 - xxx