This site is maintained by Shawn Axelrod of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.LINKS TO THE LISTINGS:
These web pages are dedicated to Morris Sorensen. Morris was a long time Canadian Medium Wave DX'er who passed away March 2006. He was a kind and gentle man who was always willing to help a new or old time DX'er. I hope the conditions are great up there old buddy! We miss and remember you.
Many of the stations listed are Morse code identifiers used for various purposes. Not included in this listing are the TIS/HAR stations from Canada and the USA that are found between 1610 and 1710 kHz. There is an FCC search site for 1610 to 1710 kHz located at: FCC Search 1610-1710.
FREQUENCIES You may see some stations listed on more than one frequency. This multiple frequency listing has been done due to the following reasons: 1) As some stations are logged on SSB there may be a difference in the frequency depending on whether the listener was using LSB or USB. 2) The fact that not all listeners have digital read-out could mean some frequencies listed below may have to be considered as approximate. 3) Some stations may shift frequency due to transmitter instability, or crowded band conditions. In the case of Pirate stations their wish to evade the authorities, may cause them to appear on several frequencies. CALL SIGNS AND IDENTIFIERS A point of interest in regards to some of the fishing or driftnet buoys, they do have one thing in common about their identifiers. The KA8x or KA9x identifier seem to indicate the year the unit was made or put into service. Therefore a KA92 call means the unit was put into service in 1992. Many of the call signs or identifiers listed below are self declared or are unofficial in nature. STATION TYPES To help differentiate the types of stations listed in the Station/Identifier column I have divided them into basic types. AERO/MARINE BEACONS (MORSE CODE SIGNAL ONLY) EXPERIMENTAL STATIONS (VARIOUS TYPES OF SIGNALS) FISHING OR DRIFTNET BUOYS (MORSE CODE SIGNAL ONLY) MARITIME RADIO STATIONS (VOICE AND/OR CODE/RTTY IDENTIFIER) MEDFER EXPERIMENTAL BEACONS (MORSE CODE DIGITAL SIGNALS) MEDIUM WAVE STATIONS (OFFICIAL LICENSED STATIONS) UTILITY STATIONS (VARIOUS TYPES OF SIGNALS) LOCATION If the location of these signals is not known or in doubt I will list them as ??? in the Location column. The fishing or drift net buoys are mobile as the fishing boats using them are themselves always on the move. This will mean no fixed location can be given. You will also notice that there are AMB stations listed as "ALASKA" only with no town or city listed. This is due to the fact that they are mobile beacons used in various locations by the owners. Some of the locations claimed by pirates may also be inaccurate as they may list a false address to keep from being discovered by the authorities. COMMENTS This section will give further information on the station. Where it is stated that there is an application to put a station on the frequency an application for a station has been filed with the authorities. Where there is now permission to build a station it will state there is a construction permit. In both cases the station is not on at this time. Some of these permits may never come on air. CONCLUSION This listing is in no way complete even though it does include over 1100 stations. Many of the stations included may not be active at this time, but they have been included so you may go back through your old logs and hopefully ID some of those old UNID's. I encourage any of you who has information not included in the listing below or information to correct errors in the information to please send it to me. Thanks go to everyone who helped out by sending in stations they have heard over the years. It is through this type of help that all of us benefit.
Any changes corrections or additions you may have for any of the lists are welcome. The various pages are updated on a regular basis as new information is received. The E-mail address is below.
WORLD WIDE BROADCAST STATIONS
SLOGANS FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN EXPANDED BAND
AERO AND MARINE STATIONS
MISC/EXPERIMENTAL/PART 15/LOW POWERED STATIONS
Remember On A Clear Day You Can Hear Forever