Tow Boats-HF

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W3DMV

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You probably need to be an old timer to answer this one.
Many years ago tow boat companies had a regular net usually on the 4 Mz
marine band where they would have a roll call two times a day a get reports
from each captain as to their location, barge delivery status, and other important
info. Think they were on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
There was a tow company in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati who
did this on SSB. Was very interesting.. I've lost contact with many operations
on HF. This dates back to 1965-1970 era. Anyone hear anything like this
in recent times ?
 

phask

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Memories....

I hear them in the same time period. Have not SWL'ed since the later '60's.
 

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This is really neat. Hope some more folks show up that can answer the question.
 
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