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so, with this coming season,
- how how checking in on 7015,, 7030,, 7050
to see if you can create some activity, this time, around..
:)
I'll be looking for you !.

Re: Activity around 7030 by VK6ISVK6IS, 22 Aug 2018 08:43

Interesting. I find the Japanese fishery radio systems fascinating. It's a mixture of HF, VHF low band, 26-27 MHz AM, SSB, data systems on 27MHz, UHF-FM, and of course VHF-FM marine band. They use CW, and all sorts of data formats. I would love to hear some of the 26-27 MHz AM/SSB traffic related to the weird 26760-27988 kHz / 26.760-27.988 MHz 1 watt DSB fishery radio service or the 27.3-27.5 MHz 25 watt SSB fishery radio service.


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Nations still using CW by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 27 Jul 2018 05:32

Also from here:

JFG heard at 0000z, 0200z, 0400z, and 0430z.
JFX heard at 0030z, 0130z, 0230z, 0430z.
JFT heard at 0330z.
JFW heard at 0400z, 0430z and 0800z.


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Nations still using CW by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 27 Jul 2018 05:30

And this great information from HF Underground post:

Being doing some research into the Japanese fisheries marine CW transmissions, finally sorted out a page in Japanese with some locations and frequencies. Hope R4002 gets some benefit from my translating as he commented on the fact sheet being in Japanese… ::)

Usually they transmit a brief warm up session on the half hour before the main transmission on the hour.

You will often pick up the word "Gyogyo" in the warm up and main transmission, this translates to "Fisheries" in English.

The ones in bold have been heard by me in the past week.

A good indicator is the Korean Telecom beacon/marker on 22.611.5MHz CW which is 24 hours, 3Kw to log periodic antenna near Seoul. It sends the following: "CQ CQ CQ DE HLF HLF HLF QSX 22MHZ K". If you can hear that then the Japanese fisheries will be a good possibility.

22.533.0MHz CW JFE Okinawa 800w transmitter

22.599.0MHz CW JFC Misaki, Kanagawa 2Kw transmitter
22.599.0MHz CW JHA Ibaraki, 500w transmitter
22.599.0MHz CW JHC Chiba, 1Kw transmitter

22.605.5MHz CW JFG Shizouka 1Kw transmitter
22.605.5MHz CW JFH Mie, 2Kw transmitter
22.606.5MHz CW JFM Muroto, Kochi, 2Kw transmitter

22.642.0MHz CW JFR Nagasaki, 2Kw transmitter
22.642.0MHz CW JFR2 Nagasaki, 2Kw transmitter
22.642.0MHz CW JFX Kagoshima, 1Kw transmitter

22.681.5MHz CW JFS Aomori, 2Kw transmitter
22.681.5MHz CW JFT Kamaishi, Iwate, 500w transmitter
22.681.5MHz CW JFW Iwaki, Fukushima 1Kw transitter


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Nations still using CW by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 27 Jul 2018 05:29

From DR:

We used to have as a member, a Japan R/O on a fishing vessel, but he unsubscribed a few years ago.

I remember seeing a "help wanted" advertisement around 2005 for a person with a radiotelegraph license to work at a Japanese Fisherman's Radio station.

There used to be JFA, JFB, JFC, for each of the administrative areas of Japan. Now I believe that JFX or JFR is the last one.

I believe in the World-wide Weather FAX booklet, you will also see a listing for one of the JF? stations.

I do not have a copy of the Admiralty List of Radio Signals (ALRS) but they were the best publication to have on a ship, they had excellent information much better than the ITU books - thanks to our brother R/O's from the UK and elsewhere who sent in the corrections!

73
DR


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Nations still using CW by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 27 Jul 2018 05:24

CW frequencies listed are:

4630 6421.5 8690 12704.5 17014 22642 kHz


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Nations still using CW by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 27 Jul 2018 05:21

JAPAN

Along with Korea the most technologically advanced nations in Asia, and still using CW. Here is what I wrote on 17SEP2015:

I heard JFX on 22642.0 although I found information below, which lists JFR. And I heard the ship station working in Japanese CW with JFX was 7LWK on 22251.0kHz.
Perhaps there are more than one station, as JFX is apparently Kagoshima Fishery Radio and has some common frequencies and perhaps others different according to http://www.utilityradio.com/stations/asia/j/j-378.htm which lists however also 446 and 500 so must be out of date.

And at 0500UTC and again 0515UTC hand sent CW on 22642.0: CQ CQ DE JFX JFX QSX 12/22 MHZ BK and CQ CQ DE JFX JFX QSX 12/22 MHZ K

Following is translated by Google Translation from http://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/musen/SearchServlet?pageID=4&IT=H&DFCD=0000013156&DD=1&styleNumber=21

(Difficult to post here, so hopefully the above link still works)


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Nations still using CW by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 27 Jul 2018 05:19

Dear Sparks,

the last date to subscribe your partecipation at the MRD 2018 is the 10th April, you can subscribe automatically on:

http://www.mrd.seefunker.eu/mrd_registry.php

*SPECIAL ADVISE FOR DX MRD STATIONS*:
Also this year there are several stations outside Europe will take part at the MRD 2018. Nobody knows what will be the propagation
condx, so for long distance contacts and to give everyone a fair chance of having DX QSOes during the Event and because 14052 kHz is the most common calling QRG, it is suggested to DX and QRP stations to operate inside a small band of frequencies from 14055 to 14058 kHz .
It is also suggested to avoid calling CQ in "Contest Mode", PLS give adequate time for weaker stations to be heard. So please use the above suggested band as Watching Band reserved to radio stations from far distances.

IF INTERCONTINENTAL CONTACTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE OF PROPAGATION CONDITION PLEASE RUN THE MARITIME RADIO DAY WITH RADIO STATIONS OF YOUR SAME AREA AND DON'T FORGET TO SEND THE LOG AT THE END OF THE EVENT, IT IS NOT IMPORTANT THAT U.S.A. OR VK/ZL STATIONS MUST TO ENTER IN CONTACT WITH EUROPE OR OTHER DX PARTS OF THE WOLRD, MARITIME RADIO DAY IS DEDICATED TO ALL FORMER R/O's EVERYWHERE TO REMEMBER THE GOOG OLD DAYS OF MARITIME RADIO COMMUNICATIONS.
*PLEASE DIVULGATE THIS WARNING*.
Best regards,

Marine Radio Day by VK6RRVK6RR, 02 Apr 2018 06:59

QRP HOURS 40M CONTEST 2017

CW: 0500-0559 UTC

22nd October, 2017

Another QRP Hours contest is on, this time for 40M only. Please have a look at the contest rules HERE

now I'm convinced that there is more activity on 7030 than there is on 7050 .. ..
so - - what about coming up - this Summer ? ?.

try around 1400 - 1800 in the AESTz
- things seems to be working much better around then.

Re: Activity around 7030 by VK6ISVK6IS, 25 Sep 2017 13:00

it's been a few months or so,
but this afternoon, there was a ZL talking to EA & both side of the SSB QSO were heard.

and both 30m & 20m were alive & well - - on both CW & SSB . .
Italy,, Spain,, Germany were all worked - yah !.

Summer must be coming ..
:)

Re: Active State's by VK6ISVK6IS, 25 Sep 2017 12:57
Active State's
VK6ISVK6IS 08 Aug 2017 04:52
in discussion Forums / General Discussion » Active State's

What have you heard this week?.

Do post, here, what stations that you've heard,
- - That Were Not In Your State .. ..

Just so that others may know, that you heard them,
or managed to get a QSO with them:

and note those contacts - - Here.

Active State's by VK6ISVK6IS, 08 Aug 2017 04:52

So annoying these bloody SSB users on 30m, the band is open for DX even during the day and they go on 10115 wiping out 10114-10118kHz, in the CW band! 10125 to 10135 the new SSB band which is a privilege for VK SSB users is completely unused. We can't ask the whole world to shift up there for CW and skip the prime centre of our CW band just for a few pig headed SSB ops!

I have been preaching tolerance and understanding to allow SSB users to continue to use 30m, I think it is time to change that, as they are not at all observing the band plan and causing QRM. Now that I am back on 30m after a long QRT on HF, I see that nothing has changed, and they clearly have no intentions of doing the simple thing purely because they have been used to having 10115.000 and 10120.000 on their dials and want to resist change instead of having 10125.000 and 10130.000 on their dials. If that isn't pig headedness, what is?

I now side with those who do not believe Australia should have an exceptionalism, especially in these years of sun spot minima when even around mid day we have DX opportunities on 30m. It is time to start logging all QRM and complaining, and to ask for SSB to be removed from 30m. I can confirm that these 30m SSB operators, which I thought were ALL gentlemen based on the conversation I had with ONE of them, KNOW full well about the band plan and are thus being pig headed in refusing to adjust when there is no down side to them, but plenty to us.


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

there has been some East Coast stations,
being heard - both SSB & CW talking to each other,
but I'm still not able to make contact, with any of them, as a rule.

but, there has been the odd contact, & on CW too :)

Re: Activity around 7030 by VK6ISVK6IS, 22 Jul 2017 10:35
Re: SOTA
Chris VK1CTChris VK1CT 16 Jul 2017 05:53
in discussion Forums / General Discussion » SOTA

Thanks David
I have mainly been using 40m and the condx are very variable at the moment. Yes, the low noise up on the hills is great. Hope to make a contact with you from a summit before long.
73, Chris

Re: SOTA by Chris VK1CTChris VK1CT, 16 Jul 2017 05:53
Re: SOTA
David VK2JDRDavid VK2JDR 14 Jul 2017 12:09
in discussion Forums / General Discussion » SOTA

Hi Chris, I've seen you a few times on Parks n Peaks, yet to make the contact.

Field radio is a lot a fun and not much RF noise compared to the suburbs.

73
David
VK2JDR

Re: SOTA by David VK2JDRDavid VK2JDR, 14 Jul 2017 12:09
SOTA
Chris VK1CTChris VK1CT 14 Jul 2017 05:18
in discussion Forums / General Discussion » SOTA

Over the last few weeks I have become more involved in the SOTA scheme by activating summits.

If you like the challenge of radio operating in the great outdoors, then SOTA is for you. It's also a great way to improve your trip planning skills, test radio and hiking equipment, and improve your level of fitness.

Have a look at the SOTAWATCH website where you can see upcoming activations and the current activity that has been spotted. http://www.sotawatch.org/

My radio gear for portable operating includes a K1 and also an MTR4B - both are CW only rigs.

I have been learning something new on every trip. I'm looking forward to hearing more CW operators out on the summits.

For more info, see: http://www.sota.org.uk/

SOTA by Chris VK1CTChris VK1CT, 14 Jul 2017 05:18

I've got a new 80m dipole,
so anyone who is on 80m, give me a shout.

my noise level is quite good
:)

Re: Activity around 7030 by VK6ISVK6IS, 28 Jun 2017 04:06

Hi Peter,

I currently don't have any antennas up other than 80m GPA so I'm not on 40m!
What antenna(s) are you using?


77 de Lou, VK5EEE

Re: Activity around 7030 by VK5EEEVK5EEE, 26 Jun 2017 12:22

there has been some activity in recent days,
on both CW & SSB as well.

it's a bit one sided, though, as ES sig are strong,
but mine are not, apparently.

Re: Activity around 7030 by VK6ISVK6IS, 22 Jun 2017 07:44
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