Andreas Ibold Alpen, 3rd January 2019
P.O. Box 1105
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU !
I'm very pleased to inform you that I was able to hear a transmission from your station
– MRCC Odessa – here for the very first time.
I'm a 55 year old man and I'm working as an engineer on a coal-mine. My hobby is short-
wave-listening and I like to listen to the transmissions from all over the world. And I do
really like to collect verifications of what I had received. So I hope to put your reply to
I live in Alpen which is in the northwest of Germany, about 70 km north-east of Cologne
on the countryside. The state is named "Nordrhein-Westfalen". Alpen is a small city with
about 12.000 inhabitants, which are all very friendly.
Now I like to give you a report of reception about the quality of the reception on your
station here in Alpen/GERMANY.
Station : MRCC Odessa MMSI : 002723660
Frequency: 2187,5 kHz Time UTC : 03:16 hours UTC/GMT
Date : 3rd January 2019 Mode : DSC (GMDSS)
The signal strength was good (S=7) and I have had no problems to receive your station. Some
atmospheric noise and fading on the frequency
Details of the transmission:
(HF=2187,5 MHz) <Selective call to a particular individual station>
Called MMSI station address: 002723660 [Coast station: MRCC Odessa] (Ukraine)
MMSI self-identifier: 002723660 [Coast station: MRCC Odessa] (Ukraine)
Telecommand 1: Polling
Telecommand 2: No information
Neither RX/TX frequencies nor position supplied
Check Sum: OK
Date and time of decoding: 03/01/2019 03:16:32
My receiver is the SDR PERSEUS (SDR = Software Definied Radio). My antenna is a 40 m longwire
hanging in 10 m high. The direction is north-north-east--south-south-west. For decoding DSC
transmissions I use the software MultiPSK (reg. version).
I would be very happy if you can verify my report with by email. Please mention the details
like Station Name with MMSI, frequency, date, time and mode .
Any further information is highly appreciated.
Any further information is really highly appreciated!
Kindest regards and many greetings,