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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}}
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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 ===
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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]]
  
== Hurricane Related Frequency Lists ==
 
* [http://www.ominous-valve.com/hurricne.txt Hugh Stegman's Hurricane Frequency List]
 
* [http://www.hurricanefrequencies.com/ Bill Snyder's Hurricane Frequencies]
 
* [http://www.shipcom.com/frequencies.html ShipCom LLC synthesized weather broadcasts]
 
  
 
==Other Websites ==
 
==Other Websites ==
* [http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/ShortWave.aspx Armed Forces Network]
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* [[RadioReference UDXF Portal]]
** What was once known as the Armed Forces Radio and TV Network (AFRTS)
 
* [http://www.docksideradio.com/ Dockside Radio]
 
* [http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/glad/cga_callsign.sh?lng=E ITU Callsign Prefixes]
 
* [http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/ MT Milcom Blog by Larry Van Horn]
 
* [http://mt-utility.blogspot.com/ MT Utility World Blog by Hugh Stegman]
 
* [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]]
 
* [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://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]
 
* [[WUN Links Archive]]
 
  
==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 ==
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== Utility Related Clubs, Mailing lists and Publications ==
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cothen/ COTHEN]
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; Mailing Lists / Social
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HFmonitors/ HFmonitors]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/ARDXC.Inc/ Australian DX Club (Facebook)]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iscanmarine/ iscanmarine]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/low-level/ Low Level]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilAirCommsChat/ MilAirCommsChat]
 
 
* [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/milcom Milcom]   
 
* [http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/milcom Milcom]   
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilGovMonitoring/ MilGov Monitoring]
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* [https://groups.io/g/UDXF Utility DXers Forum]
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/radio_clubs.html MT Radio Clubs and Nets page]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/odxa/ Ontario DX Association (ODXA)]  
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RadioMonitors/ Radio Monitors]
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; Publications
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScannerTalk/ ScannerTalk]
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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.
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/udxf/ Utility DXers Forum (UDXF)]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/utility_listening/  Utility Listening]
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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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[[Category:HF Topics]]
 
[[Category:HF Topics]]

Latest revision as of 19:04, 13 November 2020

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