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Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:22 am
by ACL
Is there an up to date website detailing frequencies and different coastguards plus TX sites? Most of the info out there seems to be contradictory or out of date. For example does Dover now run Thames as well so all transmissions from Kent,London and Sussex are Dover coastguard controlled? Also who controls Solent around to Cornwall now. It seems big changes have happened there as well.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:17 pm
by ACL
maylandmanta wrote:Thames was at Walton on Naze but has now been closed since around 2015 and is now being delt with by Dover.When it first closed radio transmissions were being handled by the National Coastguard Centre at Fareham,however there appeared to be some communications issues in this area and Dover took over about 9 months ago.Ironicly Humbers signal seems stronger than Dover's along this part of the coast unless its just down to my location being slightly inland.

Steve


So Dover and Thames are now one as far as operations and radio transmissions go? Solent and Portland is now Fareham and Falmouth is the South West ? I think I've answered my own original question. The problem is that a lot of sites on the internet are out of date. One site shows Yarmouth and Trimingham repeaters as belonging to Dover.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:36 pm
by G4RMT
That's weird - as right down as fare as Felixstowe and Harwich, Humber radio seem to look after - perhaps we should all make a note of which stations handle the maritime safety broadcasts, because that would give us the clue as to the breaks in the coastline and the swap to the next centre - and perhaps see if the stations on the borders appear to have two controls feeding into them.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:08 pm
by ACL
Yes, that's a really good idea. I'll try and listen out for Dover but that may take a lift here in Norwich.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:10 pm
by ACL
I wonder if Dover controlled East Anglia before Humber took over and the site I stumbled across was out of date.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:05 pm
by G4RMT
No - was done by Yarmouth.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:18 pm
by ACL
Strange then. I think the site was "Frank's Weather " with the incorrect information . Coastal radio has what I assume to be the correct coastguards, sites and times.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:12 pm
by maylandmanta
Harwich lifeboat is definately controlled by Dover whereas Aldburgh just up the coast is Humber so the split would appear to be the entrance to Felixstowe & Harwich harbours.Walton on Naze,Clacton,West Mersea,Burnham on Crouch,Southend and Sheerness are all covered by Dover as I monitor all these.

Steve

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:55 pm
by ACL
Full signal on CH 86 right now from Humber coastguard. CH 23 is much weaker but audible.

Re: Humber Coastguard

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:43 pm
by Chris P
Ch23 is used by both trimingham and Lowestoft so could be either according to this info from the marine safety broadcast info web site covering from flamborough to north foreland

Guy’s Head
23
Langham
86
Trimingham
23
Caister
86
Lowestoft
23
Bawdsey
84
Walton
23
Bradwell
86
Shoeburyness
23
6
North Foreland
86