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USCG moitoring in eastern NC

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I am trying to monitor the Coast Guard in the Pitt County North Carolina area. I have the VHF marine channels programmed in and CG – 113. Once in a while I hear some encrypted transmissions on CG – 113." I think I must be missing something on the frequencies or is it just that there isn't much Coast Guard traffic in this area?. Can anyone point me in the direction of a link or anything that can help me monitor the Coast Guard would be greatly appreciated.

I am also trying to figure out how to monitor the Coast Guard on Cothen. The information I have come across so far is kind of confusing. Is it just a matter of punching in the HF frequencies in listening?
 
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Put in all the UHF and VHF LMR Channels, not just 113
United States Coast Guard - The RadioReference Wiki

There could be traffic on the others.
I am trying to monitor the Coast Guard in the Pitt County North Carolina area. I have the VHF marine channels programmed in and CG – 113. Once in a while I hear some encrypted transmissions on CG – 113." I think I must be missing something on the frequencies or is it just that there isn't much Coast Guard traffic in this area?. Can anyone point me in the direction of a link or anything that can help me monitor the Coast Guard would be greatly appreciated.

I am also trying to figure out how to monitor the Coast Guard on Cothen. The information I have come across so far is kind of confusing. Is it just a matter of punching in the HF frequencies in listening?
 
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The closer you live to the shoreline the more you can hear. CH 16 is always active with bulletins and alerts, and when i lived in Wilmington many other channels were active especially with State Port traffic.
 

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you will not hear much on cg113 and what is there is P-25 and some is encrypted. when you do hear anything it is strong.

try listening to Ch 23A and Ch 83A I hear lots of traffic on those channels
 
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Update

Thank you for all your responses. I put in all of the frequencies that everybody stated and now some things that come to life. Yesterday 8/16/16 at 1541 I heard the Coast Guard Helo searching the Pamlico River for an overturned boat. The traffic was loud and clear on 345.0. I could not hear the other end of the conversation I can only hear the helicopter. Does anybody have any idea where they transmit out of for this area? I have a quarter wave ground plane about 40 feet near I think I may have to put up a discone.
 

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Depends if he's got a good outdoor antenna. I've never scanned the CG but I can get as far as Morehead City PD at my house in Winterville. I also can get a hit from Tidewater EMC's tower in Engelhard every now and then.
 
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Depends if he's got a good outdoor antenna. I've never scanned the CG but I can get as far as Morehead City PD at my house in Winterville. I also can get a hit from Tidewater EMC's tower in Engelhard every now and then.
That's it; you're hearing repeaters.... In Peter's scenario, he's hearing the helo because it's in the air a few hundred feet talking to to a vessel on the river. If he wants to hear traffic on the sounds or the ocean he's going to be disappointed except maybe during tropo ducting.
 
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