Re: REU DSC logs (002241002 Almeria Radio ESP was logged on 12 Mhz)
>Recent DSC logs. 002241002 Almeria Radio ESP was logged on 12 Mhz - a new one on this channel
This is probably some kind of decoding error. (002241002 vs. 002241022)
002241002 is the MMSI of ALMERIA MRCC-VTS (belongs to SASEMAR, public org. for search and rescue).
SASEMAR (MRCCs & MRSCs) only operate DSC on VHF and MF (not all) and are small scale facilities.
The HF DSC service in Spain is manned by CELLNEX coast station MADRID RADIO (yes, Madrid Radio not
Coruña as everybody reports). MADRID RADIO is one of the Coast Stations remotely operated from
CORUÑA CCR (Centro de Comunicaciones Radiomarítimas... in English: RCC, Radiomaritime Communications
Center... do not confuse with the other meaning of RCC: Rescue Coordination Center). From Coruña CCR are
operated all stations in northern Spain (VHF & MF), MADRID RADIO (HF) and some voice services of TARIFA
RADIO in sothern Spain. All DSC operations (V-M-HF) manned by CORUÑA CCR are under the same MMSI:
002241022. All 8 & 12 MHz DSC are from MADRID RADIO remotely operated by CORUÑA CCR.
So, on HF 002241022 is MADRID RADIO/EHY but on MF it could be FINISTERRE RADIO/EAF, CORUÑA RADIO/EAR
or MACHICHACO RADIO. The only way to know which MF station reached your aerial is asking CORUÑA CCR!.
The same with 002241026 and 002241024. 002241024 is the common MMSI for all stations remotely manned by
VALENCIA CCR (on MF: CABO LA NAO RADIO/EAV, PALMA RADIO/EAO and CABO DE GATA RADIO).
002241026 is the common MMSI for all stations remotely manned by LAS PALMAS CCR: on MF LAS PALMAS RADIO/EAL
& ARRECIFE RADIO in the Canary Islands, and TARIFA RADIO/EAC in mainland Spain. So a big number of DSC
reported as LAS PALMAS RADIO are in fact from TARIFA RADIO. Again, the only way to know which MF station
reached your aerial is asking the respective CCR.
So, more clearly:
Manned by CORUÑA CCR:
002241022 HF MADRID RADIO/EHY
002241022 MF FINISTERRE RADIO/EAF, CORUÑA RADIO/EAR or MACHICHACO RADIO
Manned by VALENCIA CCR:
002241024 MF CABO LA NAO RADIO/EAV, PALMA RADIO/EAO or CABO DE GATA RADIO
Manned by LAS PALMAS CCR:
002241026 MF LAS PALMAS RADIO/EAL & ARRECIFE RADIO (CNR) or TARIFA RADIO/EAC (E)
SASEMAR MRCC & MRSC stations:
002240991 E [MRCC Barcelona]
002240992 E [MRSC La Coruña]
002240993 E [MRCC Finisterre]
002240994 E [MRCC Tarifa]
002240995 CNR [MRCC Las Palmas]
002240996 E [MRCC Bilbao]
002240997 E [MRCC Gijón]
002240998 E [MRSC Vigo]
002241001 E [MRSC Algeciras]
002241002 E [MRCC Almería]
002241003 E [MRSC Cartegena]
002241004 E [MRCC Valencia]
002241005 E [MRCC Palma Mallorca]
002241006 E [MRSC Tarragona]
002241007 CNR [MRCC Tenerife]
002241008 E [MRCC Madrid]
002241009 E [MRSC Santander]
002241011 E [MRSC Cádiz]
002241012 E [MRSC Huelva]
002241016 E [MRSC Castellón]
You can still see lots of DSC calls from ships to MMSIs not in use anymore, like:
002241021 (old Bilbao Radio), 002241023 (old Málaga Radio) or 002241078 (old Madrid Radio).
I am attaching the CELLNEX informative folder.
ESPAÑA - SPAIN
RX site: Aldea del Cano, Cáceres.
LAT: 39º17'09.70 N LONG: 6º19'00 W
RX: PERSEUS. ANT: WELLBROOK ALA1530S+