Columbia River (Washington/Oregon) freq.'s for barges?

Columbia River (Washington/Oregon) freq.'s for barges?

Post by Robert Roberts » Wed, 02 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Anybody have any frequencies to monitor barges, etc., on Columbia
River...I know on the Mississippi, 4066, 4080, and 4149, but haven't had
any luck here in Oregon...any suggesstions on what numbers to punch into
my faithful little Sangean 803A?? Thanks for the help. RR

 
 
 

Columbia River (Washington/Oregon) freq.'s for barges?

Post by 3W8PE1 » Fri, 04 Apr 1997 04:00:00



> Anybody have any frequencies to monitor barges, etc., on Columbia
> River...I know on the Mississippi, 4066, 4080, and 4149, but haven't had
> any luck here in Oregon...any suggesstions on what numbers to punch into
> my faithful little Sangean 803A?? Thanks for the help. RR

Robert,

Don't have any "standard" barge freqs, but if you give me the
names of some of the towns along the river, I'll see what I have
in my "Maritime Freq Directory."  

I'll guess at Portland:         4146    6224    8294
                                4125    8297
                                4149    6230    
                                2096.5  6227

And make a stab at Astoria:     2065    2079    4125    4146    6224
                                6227    8294    8297    2096.5  

Those are all listed in KHz.  They are typical USB freqs
registered to Ltd Coast Stations, etc.  I've had good luck
with similar freqs on East Coast and Gulf/Mexico.  Around
0900 local time in morning, the Tug/Tow Boat Companies
usually have a sitrep session with the skippers.

I didn't go for freqs above 6 MHz due to props if
you're out in that area.

                73      Dave    3W8PE1B