Dear Mr Morotti, ,
I hereby wish to give you confirmation that you actually heard a broadcast of the Coaststation OOSTENDERADIO on navtex frequency 518 kHz.
These navtex messages, concerning navigarional warnings and informations to shipping,
are broadcasted 6 times a day, every 4 hours, starting at 03.10 UTC.
Its range is a large part of the
The transmitter we use for this broadcast is of the type ‘SAIT-Davlonics CST 2001’ with a power of 1 kW, located at Middelkerke, 51°11N 002°49E.
I hope this confirmation is sufficient on your request.
1OM COMMC Zeebrugge
OOSTENDERADIO / OSU
1918-1930 rebuilding of the coast station - callsign OST - located at Oostende
1929 r/telephony operational - callsign OSU
1932-1940 modernisation of Oostenderadio - located at Stene
1947 transmitters located at Middelkerke - receivers located at Stene
April 1st 1964 opening of a new station located at Oudenburg
full remote control of all transmitters located at Middelkerke and at Ruiselede
Dec.15th 1977 opening of a ultra-modern station in the center of Oostende
r/telex fully modernised and operational
radio traffic on VHF, MF and HF - r/telephony and r/telegraphy
1987 full automatic Navtex
Nov. 1995 closing down of HF r/telegraphy
Feb. 1999 DSC fully operational
2001 Oostenderadio becomes part of the Belgian Navy
March 2004 closing down of r/telex
Oct. 30th 2006 station located in a new Comm Center at Zeebrugge 51°20N 003°12E
MF transmitters Marconi H1141 - 10 kW - located at Middelkerke 51°11 N 002°48’23 E
HF transmitters Marconi H1140 - 10 kW - located at Ruiselede/Wingene 51°05 N 003°20 E
NAVTEX transmitters SAIT-Devlonics CST 2001 - 1 kW - located at Middelkerke 51°11 N 002°48’23 E