Tuesday, November 06, 2007


11095.0 kHz ALE is very busy with soundings from Pemex (Mexican oil company) facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. In the past few minutes, calls copied include ATASTA1, AKALJ2, REBOM1, ATASTA2, REBOM2, AKALN1, AKALN2, and AKALL1. All are soundings, all passing the first three characters in the TWS word, and the rest in DATA.

Oddly, the only other frequency being reported for this net is on 2182 kHz, the international USB distress and calling frequency, where it is stepping on other traffic.