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The best way to describe Utility (Ute) monitoring is to use negative logic; it excludes CB, Amateur and Short Wave Broadcast. This includes, but is not limited to, aeronautical stations, digital signals (outside of the specified amateur bands), military, maritime, federal and other users.
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The purpose of this section is to gather and group HF Utility Monitoring information in a single location. For information on antennas, please see the [[Antennas]] Wiki, or the [[:Category:HF Antennas]]. Our [[HF Propagation]] article has links regarding how HF signals travel great differences. It's an important topic to understand if you wish to be successful in this game.<br>
 
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The RR forum for this topic can be found [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=79 here]
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Discussion is in the {{Forum|utility-listening|Utility Listening}}
  
== Hurricane Related Frequency Lists ==
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* [http://www.ominous-valve.com/hurricne.txt Hugh Stegman's Hurricane Frequency List]
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== General Topics ==
* [http://www.shipcom.com/frequencies.html ShipCom LLC synthesized weather broadcasts]
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*For Aeronautical topics, see our [[HF Aeronautical Communications]] article
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*For Maritime topics, see our [[HF Maritime Communications]] article
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*See our [[HF Military Communications]] page for more information about monitoring the military on HF.
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* [[ICE]] - Monitoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HF Operations
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*You can also find some Mid-East / African Police departments as well as non-classified diplomatic communications here
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===What Equipment Will I Need to Hear these Stations?===
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* See our [[The HF Utility Receiver and Accessories]] article for a discussion of this topic.
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=== Digital Decoding ===
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* Here's Marius Rensen's popular [http://www.hffax.de HF FAX] site for FAX information
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* For additional information on HF digital utilities, see the [[DXing Digital Utilities]] section
  
 
==Other Websites ==
 
==Other Websites ==
* [http://africansignalindex.com/live/ African Signal Index]
 
* [http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/ShortWave.aspx Armed Forces Network]
 
** What was once known as the Armed Forces Radio and TV Network (AFRTS)
 
* [http://www.docksideradio.com/ Dockside Radio]
 
* [http://www.astrosol.ch/ Fascinating Shortwaves]
 
* [http://qrg.dk1ny.ath.cx/ Global Frequency DB]
 
* [http://www.hffax.de/ HFFax.de]
 
* [http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/glad/cga_callsign.sh?lng=E ITU Callsign Prefixes]
 
* [http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/index.asp?category=terrestrial&rlink=terrestrial-monitoring&lang=en ITU International Monitoring]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/Monitoring%20NASA%20and%20Space%20Communications.pdf Monitoring NASA and Space Communications (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mttopHF.html MT Top 1000 Frequencies]
 
 
* [[NATO Common Channels]]
 
* [[NATO Common Channels]]
* [[Receiver Software Applications]]
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* [http://mt-utility.blogspot.com/ Utility World Blog by Hugh Stegman]
* [http://www.shortwavemonitor.com/ ShortWave Monitor]
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* [http://www.udxf.nl Utility DXers Forum Home Page]
* [http://www3.sympatico.ca/hehilgen/vax498.htm Southbound 2 Net page by Herb Hilgenberg VE3LML]  
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* [[RadioReference UDXF Portal]]
* [http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/reconlist.shtml NHC Aircraft Reconnaissance]
 
* [http://home.planet.nl/~boend177/ Utility DXers Forum Home Page]
 
* [http://www.ominous-valve.com/uteworld.html Utility World]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/eam.html What is an EAM? by Jeff Haverlah (MT Website)]
 
 
* [http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ William Hepburn's DX Information Centre]
 
* [http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ William Hepburn's DX Information Centre]
 
* [[WUN Links Archive]]
 
* [[WUN Links Archive]]
 
; Blogs
 
* [http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/ MT Milcom Blog by Larry Van Horn]
 
* [http://mt-utility.blogspot.com/ MT Utility World Blog by Hugh Stegman]
 
 
==Past Natural Disasters==
 
All of these heavily used HF during recovery, rescue and SAR operations
 
*[[Hurricane Gustav]]
 
*[[Hurricane Hanna]]
 
*[[Hurricane Ike]]
 
*[[Hurricane Katrina]]
 
*[[Hurricane Rita]]
 
*[[Hurricane Wilma]]
 
*[[Haiti Earthquake 2010]]
 
  
 
== Utility Related Clubs and mailing lists ==
 
== Utility Related Clubs and mailing lists ==
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cothen/ COTHEN]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cothen/ COTHEN]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HFmonitors/ HFmonitors]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HFmonitors/ HFmonitors]
* [http://www.hfunderground.com/board/ HF Underground Message Board]
 
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iscanmarine/ iscanmarine]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iscanmarine/ iscanmarine]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/low-level/ Low Level]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/low-level/ Low Level]
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* [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/milcom Milcom]   
 
* [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/milcom Milcom]   
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilGovMonitoring/ MilGov Monitoring]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilGovMonitoring/ MilGov Monitoring]
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/radio_clubs.html MT Radio Clubs and Nets page]
 
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/odxa/ Ontario DX Association (ODXA)]   
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/odxa/ Ontario DX Association (ODXA)]   
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RadioMonitors/ Radio Monitors]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RadioMonitors/ Radio Monitors]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScannerTalk/ ScannerTalk]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScannerTalk/ ScannerTalk]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/udxf/ Utility DXers Forum (UDXF)]
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* [https://groups.io/g/UDXF Utility DXers Forum]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/utility_listening/  Utility Listening]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/utility_listening/  Utility Listening]
  
; Chat Rooms
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* IRC channel #wunclub
 
* #monitor on irc.starchat.net
 
 
 
  
 
 
[[Category:HF Topics]]
 
[[Category:HF Topics]]

Revision as of 20:14, 7 April 2019

The purpose of this section is to gather and group HF Utility Monitoring information in a single location. For information on antennas, please see the Antennas Wiki, or the Category:HF Antennas. Our HF Propagation article has links regarding how HF signals travel great differences. It's an important topic to understand if you wish to be successful in this game.

Discussion is in the Utility Listening Forum


General Topics


What Equipment Will I Need to Hear these Stations?


Digital Decoding

  • Here's Marius Rensen's popular HF FAX site for FAX information
  • For additional information on HF digital utilities, see the DXing Digital Utilities section

Other Websites

Utility Related Clubs and mailing lists

Return to Connecting Radios to Soundcards