SSB transmissions South Pacific,around 16.540 Mhz

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alok

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I was recently on a South Pacific cruise and around Somoa ,French Polynesia I heard much chatter around 16.520-16.580 ,centered around 16.540. All SSB.
I was not sure on language ,one time I heard a WX transmission from Australia in same frequency area in English.

I thought maybe fishing boats but there was so much chatter I wondered when they had time to fish ?

Any ideas what I was hearing ,it was on everyday from early morning until late afternoon ,occasionally the people would break into English speaking ,just afew words then back to their language.


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Ship to shore phone patches from various commercial shipping vessels, etc. The language can vary by region but we've heard mostly Tagalog.

When I remote in to the Japan sites, I can hear all kinds of languages.. some Arabic, French, Italian...

I still haven't heard any English on a remote site though. Rich American's have sat phones these days! :D
 

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I was recently on a South Pacific cruise and around Somoa ,French Polynesia I heard much chatter around 16.520-16.580 ,centered around 16.540. All SSB.
I was not sure on language ,one time I heard a WX transmission from Australia in same frequency area in English.

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I think the WX transmission you heard was from VMC Charleville on 16546khz
which can also be heard on 8176khz
 
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