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Old 26-08-2015, 02:31   #1
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Net frequencies

Hi all...

I don't suppose anyone has a simple list of nets and frequencies for an Atlantic crossing from Canaries to Caribbean ?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 26-08-2015, 06:30   #2
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Re: Net frequencies

There is a list of Nets on noonsite:

www.noonsite.com/General/Communications
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Re: Net frequencies

Another list at Dockside Radio.

SSB Nets & Frequencies
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Re: Net frequencies

Thanks for the links guys

any more?
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Re: Net frequencies

Danbury and carstenb,

The short answer to your questions are:
1) there is a thread here, directly on-point, with LOTS of direct, accurate info...and direct answers...
ssb-hf network from bvi-bermuda-azores??


2) In addition, here is some brief info/answers:
a) there currently are no official, open-to-all, Atlantic Crossing Nets operating...(there used to be, but not anymore...), except for the short-range and/or closed-to-rally-participant nets...

b) there is NO reason that you (or anyone) couldn't start and organize your own...

c) there are some "rally nets", organized by the various rallies....and while they seem to think they must guard their frequencies as a secret, but I have those freqs (see below)

d) As for "best" / "most useful" frequencies:
---- if you do not require/desire full coverage across the entire Atlantic and/or coverage to/from land to all vessels at sea, you're best bet is going to be 8mhz....
try 8.294mhz / 8294khz / 8A / 8-1....
---- if you DO desire/require full coverage across the entire Atlantic and/or coverage to/from shore stations (or those still in port) to all vessels at sea, your best bet is going to be 12mhz....
try 12.359mhz / 12359khz / 12C / 12-1...

e) the various rallies and other groups (such as the ARC) tend to want to keep their freqs secret (why, I don't know)...but, they also tend to only wish to connect with only vessels in "close proximity" (within a few hundred miles), and as such they tend to use the lower freqs of 4mhz and 6mhz...
The OCC welcomes everyone to their nets, and openly publish their freqs/times, but here again they tend to be only good for a few hundred miles...using 4mhz channels, such as 4045khz...
{Various rallies have used 4045 and 4054 and 6224, 6227, and 6516 as their primary channels....as well as mistakenly used 6221 and 6212, and worse the 6mhz international GMDSS Safety and Calling channel of 6215khz...}



3) Other links to nets...
http://www.oceancruisingclub.org/ind...ion/radio-nets


http://docksideradio.com/east_coast.htm




And, for ham radio nets...almost all you need to know is 14.300mhz
http://www.mmsn.org/


http://14300.net/


http://interconnet.org/


http://www.pacseanet.com/







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I don't suppose anyone has a simple list of nets and frequencies for an Atlantic crossing from Canaries to Caribbean ?
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Thanks for the links guys
any more?
4) Now if you wish the LONG answer.....I can try to do that later, but until then I'll refer you another couple threads, where you will find all the detailed info you need...

ssb-hf network from bvi-bermuda-azores??

HF Radio Freqs, summertime Atlantic crossing, offshore Net..

azores 2014 how safe is it? (good radio/communication info as well)
2015 Another bad year in the Azores..?

Tips for using an HF-SSB Radio (mostly for newcomers)

Offshore / Hi-Seas Weather data / forecasts


And, for even more info....and LOTS of HF communications / Marine SSB info, etc...
Marine SSB Stuff (how-to better use / proeprly-install SSB, & troubleshoot RFI, etc.)



Further, you have good internet and a hour or so, have a look...
Here are some Youtube playlists:

Marine HF-DSC comms..
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ga2zYuPozhUXZX


Marine HF Comms...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZDo_Jk3NB_Bt1y


Icom M-802...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...rC-8QKVyMb4tVr


Offshore weather...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...zdjTJjHlChruyY



I hope this helps...

Fair winds...

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Re: Net frequencies

Sorry about the truncated links...

Here are the correct links...

Marine HF Comms (SSB)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZDo_Jk3NB_Bt1y

HF-DSC Comms
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ga2zYuPozhUXZX

Icom M-802 instruction videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...rC-8QKVyMb4tVr

Offshore Weather
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...zdjTJjHlChruyY


If you have decent internet connection (can watch standard definition Youtube videos), and have an hour or so....watch these videos and you WILL learn a LOT...
(and once you have a radio in front of you, you'll already know quite a bit...and then you can re-watch them, with the radio in front of you, and you'll be proficient enough for most of the basic marine SSB operations!!)

Please have a look...
And, take note that these videos are shot LIVE, on-board my boat, sitting at the dock, using all real-world signals and in real-life, so you can see (and HEAR) exactly what to do, and what it sounds like!!!
LIVE, in the REAL-WORLD....no laboratory, no simulations, no examples, no boring instructors, etc....and no fancy video production nor editing either, sorry about that!



Fair winds..

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