Feb 10

QSL: Humber Coastguard, Bridlington, Yorkshire, UK

Humber Coastgard QSL
Bridlington, Yorkshite, UK
2187.5 kHz


Full data paper QSL, personal letter, History of HM Coastguard booklet in 14 days for English language report, mint stamps, souvenir postcard, envelope and address label. V/s Clive M Stephenson, Coastguard Watch Assistant

MRCC Humber
HM Coastguard
Limekiln Lane
YO15 2LX
United Kingdom

Feb 07

QSL: Belfast Coastguard via Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, UK

Belfast CG
Belfast Coastguard
Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK
2187.5 kHz

Belfast’s MF DSC at Tiree Island was unserviceable so the the DSC call was answered by MRCC Stornoway transmitter at Butt of Lewis. They station mentions that their TX/RX facility is not located in Northen Ireland but rather on Tiree Island in western Scotland.

Date/time QSL letter in 22 days for English language report, souvenir Tennessee postcard, mint stamps, envelope and address label. v/s Dave Eakin, Watch Officer.


HM Coastguard
MRCC Belfast
Bregenz House
Quay Street
BT20 5ED
Northen Ireland

Jan 31

QSL: Aberdeen Coastguard, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Aberdeen Coast Guard
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
2187.5 kHz


Full-data QSL certificate on card-stock, personal letter, The History of the HM Coastguard booklet and Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Safety Information booklets in 21 days for English language report, mint stamps, address label and envelope. v/s George Downie, Watch Manager, who returned the stamps, envelope and address label!


MRCC Aberdeen
4th Floor
Marine House
Blaikies Quay
Aberdeen AB11 5EZ

Jan 31

QSL: Shetland Coastguard Radio, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK

Shetland CG2
Shetland Coastguard Radio eQSL
Site #2: Shetland MRCC, Lerwick, Shetland Islands
2,187.5 kHz
500 Watts

I have now verified two of the four possible transmitter sites used by the Shetland Coastguard.
Watch Officer Smith mentioned a paper QSL was being sent via post!

Update 31-Jan-14: Nice glossy QSL card received today!


HM Coastguard
MRCC Shetland
The Knab
Knab Road
Shetland, ZE1 OAX

Jan 29

Stornoway Coastguard, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK

Stornoway CG
Stornoway Coastguard
Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK
2187.5 kHz
750 watts

Stornoway CGr

Very nice full-data QSL letter, HM Coastguard sticker and The History of HM Coastguard booklet in 13 days an English language report, souvenir Tennessee postcard, mint stamps, envelope and address label. v/s Martin Collins, Watch Manager.

Stornoway Coastguard has a very nice web site at http://www.stornowaycg.co.uk/

MRSC Stornoway
HM Coastguard
Battery Point
Isle of Lewis HS1 2RT

Jan 28

QSL: VCG, Riviere-au-Renard, Quebec, Canada

VCG, Riviere-au-Renard, Quebec, Canada
518 kHz (NAVTEX)

Friendly no-data verification letter in 35 days for English language report and SASE, v/s Alain Poirier, Officer in Charge. Report sent to address gleaned from navtexQSLaddresses.pdf:

Officer in Charge
MCTS Operations
Rivière Au Renard MCTS Center
11 Rue de la Base
P.O. Box 100
Rivière Au Renard, QC
Canada G4X 1S0

Return address on envelope, note different zip code:

Garde Côtière Canadienne
Services de Communications et Trafic Maritimes
11, rue de la Base
Rivière-au-Renard, QC G4X 5A5

Jan 27

QSL: Valentia Coast Guard Radio, Valentia Island, Republic of Ireland

Valentia Coast Guard Radio
Valentia Island, Republic of Ireland
2187.5 kHz

Friendly full data QSL letter received in 12 days for English report, souvenir Tennessee postcard, return postage, address label and envelope, v/s John Draper, Divisional Controller. Report sent to:

Valentia Coast Guard Radio
Irish Coast Guard
Valentia Island
Republic of Ireland

I can’t help but compare this reply to last Saturday’s reply from Lyngby Radio, Denmark. Lyngby Radio returned their postcard…