To date there seems to be 20 countries active on 136 khz. I have not
heard any S5* activity yet although there are reports of activity from
that area. I received a qsl card to day from OM2TW that confirms 19
countries worked two way on 136 khz and confirmed for me, plus several
other countries xband.
A number of operators although not transmitting on 136 khz in other
countries do listen on the band and I find the qsx approach is useful
for working further afield. I also get swl cards, reports via email and
For transatlantic tests a talk back freq would be useful say 140060 khz
cw or any other suitable frequency by arrangement and one would know
immediately if the signals were getting there on 136 khz.
We could do with some more new countries further away like SV, YU, TA,
UA and in the other direction TF, OX, OY, CU and EA8.
There is some 160 metre acty from these areas but no one interested so
far in 136 khz.
73 de Malcolm/G3KEV