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Atlantic Crossing HF Radio NET Group - 2013/14

By SY Halfmoon — last modified Nov 20, 2013 02:54 PM
This Net was formed a few weeks ago by cruising boats not taking part in any organised rally or event. It meets twice daily for Health and Safety, Position reports and general traffic. Currently all of the Net Controllers are in the Canary Islands and will be departing from various locations at different times.

Published: 2013-11-20 00:00:00
Topics: Communications , Cruising Information
Countries: Canary Islands

An informal  HF/SSB Radio Net has been formed to provide Health and Safety, Position Reports and General information for Cruising Yachts crossing the Atlantic this season. Net Controllers are scheduled for each day of the week, with backups and relays as required.

This is not an organized Rally Group with a fixed departure date and land based support staff. The group is made up of individual yachts traveling across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean and other locations on their own schedules.

All vessels are welcome to join the NET.

Time and Frequency

0800 UTC
Freq. 6516 MHz - initial call  for traffic

Freq. 8131 MHz - second  call for traffic

Freq. 12353 MHz - lternate as required

1900 UTC

Freq. 6516 MHz - initial call  for traffic

Freq. 8131 MHz - second  call for traffic

Freq. 12353 MHz - alternate as required

*** Please Note that the Times and Frequencies may change as required. ***


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