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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
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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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Discussion is in the {{Forum|utility-listening|Utility Listening}}
  
== Aircraft ==
 
* [[ICAO HF Aeronautical Stations]] - Aircraft use the ICAO stations to communicate over water when out of VHF radio range.
 
  
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== General Topics ==
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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 ==
 
* [http://www.chace-ortiz.org/umc/ Utility Monitoring Central]
 
* Here's Marius Rensen's popular [http://www.hffax.de HF FAX] site for FAX/SSTV information
 
* See the [[ALE]] page for packages that decode this rapidly growing mode.
 
===Audio Samples of Digital Signals===
 
* [http://www.wunclub.com/sounds/index.html WUN Digital Sounds Page]
 
* [http://rover.wiesbaden.netsurf.de/~signals/DIG_intro.htm Signals Digital Modes section]
 
* [http://www.kb9ukd.com/digital/ KB9UKD Digital Modes Samples]
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Hurricane Related Frequency Lists ==
 
* [http://www.ominous-valve.com/hurricne.txt Hugh Stegman's Hurricane Frequency List]
 
* [http://aa6kc.home.mindspring.com/ Bill Snyder's Hurricane Frequencies]
 
* [http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/hfsitor.htm NOAA HF Sitor schedule information]
 
* [http://www.wloradio.com/Frequencies.htm  WLO Mobile Ala. frequencies and schedules]
 
 
 
 
== Military ==
 
* [[USAF High Frequency Global Communications System]] reference information
 
  
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=== Digital Decoding ===
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* For additional information on HF digital utilities, see the [[DXing Digital Utilities]] section
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* Several digital decoding apps have mailing lists (reflectors) and/or Facebook for support. Links for them can be found [[Utility Monitoring Central Links|here]]
  
== MW (AM Band) Rejection Filters ==
 
* [http://www.kiwa.com/bcb.html Kiwa Broadcast Band Rejection Filter]
 
* [http://www.kiwa.com/bcblw.html Kiwa Broadcast Band Filter for Longwires]
 
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/swl_filters.htm PAR BCST-HPF Filter]
 
 
 
  
 
==Other Websites ==
 
==Other Websites ==
* [http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil//radio/shortwave/ Armed Forces Network]
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* [[RadioReference UDXF Portal]]
* What was once known as the Armed Forces Radio and TV Network (AFRTS)
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* [http://www.utilityradio.com/ Virtual Museum of Radio Communications]
* [http://www.ominous-valve.com/uteworld.html MT columnist Hugh Stegman's Utility World website]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mttopHF.html MT Top 1000 Frequencies]
 
* [http://www3.sympatico.ca/hehilgen/vax498.htm Southbound 2 Net page by Herb Hilgenberg VE3LML]
 
* [http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/pub/forecasts/recon/MIAREPRPD Tropical Cyclone Plan of the Day]
 
* [http://hometown.aol.de/aibold/qaa.htm Utility Address and QSL page]
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Propagation and Solar Information ==
 
* [http://ac6v.com/propagation.htm AC6V Propagation Links]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/DX/propagation EHam Propagation Links]
 
* [http://www.spaceweather.com Spaceweather.Com]
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Receiver Control Software ==
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/content/software.html#HF Strong Signals Software HF section]
 
 
 
==Receiver Modifications==
 
* [http://www.qth.com/inrad/ INRAD Filters and Enhancements]
 
* [http://www.kiwa.com Kiwa Electronics]
 
* [http://www.mods.dk Mods.DK]
 
* [http://www.sherweng.com/ Sherwood Engineering]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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== Receiver Reviews and User Opinions ==
 
* [http://ac6v.com/swl.htm#RX AC6V Receiver Reviews and Surveys]
 
* [http://www.dxing.info/equipment/ DXing.Info Equipment Page]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/8 EHam Receiver user reviews]
 
* [http://www.radiointel.com/reviews.htm RadioIntel Receivers page 1]
 
* [http://www.radiointel.com/radioinfo.htm RadioIntel Receivers and Accesories page]
 
* [http://www2.rnw.nl/rnw/en/features/media/productreviews/rx_index.html R Netherland Receiver Shopping List]
 
* Even tho it's not updated with new rxs, this is still a valuable resource for receiver tests
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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== US Federal Goverment ==
 
* [[ICE]] - Monitoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HF Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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== Utility Related Clubs and mailing lists ==
 
* [http://www.wunclub.com/ WorldWide Utility News]
 
* You can join this list on QTH.net by using this [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/wun page]
 
* Additional frequencies are often reported on the [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/milcom Milcom] list on QTH.net
 
  
* And some Yahoo groups;
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cothen/ COTHEN]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HF_spotters/ HF Spotters]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iscanmarine/ iscanmarine]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/low-level/ Low Level]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilAirCommsChat/ MilAirCommsChat]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilGovMonitoring/ MilGov Monitoring]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/odxa/ Ontario DX Association (ODXA)] 
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RadioMonitors/ Radio Monitors]
 
** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/utility_listening/  Utility Listening]
 
  
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== Utility Related Clubs, Mailing lists and Publications ==
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; Mailing Lists / Social
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* [https://www.facebook.com/ARDXC.Inc/ Australian DX Club (Facebook)]
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* [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/milcom Milcom] 
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* [https://groups.io/g/UDXF Utility DXers Forum]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=FirstToken FirstToken YouTube channel (numbers stations)]
  
  
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; Publications
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* [http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/index.aspx The Spectrum Monitor] Electronic Magazine is the only remaining hobby level magazine that publishes logs from its subscribers. Most others have gone by the wayside, having been supplanted by many web-based sites - which may or may not have up to date information.
  
 
  
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; Websites
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* [http://www.bdxc.nl/ Benelux DX Club]
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* [http://www.cidx.ca/ Canadian International DX Club]
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* [http://www.dx-antwerp.com/ DX Antwerp]
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* [https://www.lwca.net/ Longwave Club of America]
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* [http://www.utdx.de UTDX]
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* [http://www.udxf.nl Utility DXers Forum Home Page]
  
  
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Latest revision as of 12:06, 23 June 2021

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

  • For additional information on HF digital utilities, see the DXing Digital Utilities section
  • Several digital decoding apps have mailing lists (reflectors) and/or Facebook for support. Links for them can be found here


Other Websites


Utility Related Clubs, Mailing lists and Publications

Mailing Lists / Social


Publications
  • The Spectrum Monitor Electronic Magazine is the only remaining hobby level magazine that publishes logs from its subscribers. Most others have gone by the wayside, having been supplanted by many web-based sites - which may or may not have up to date information.


Websites


Return to Connecting Radios to Soundcards