Marine VHF Channel 83 – Interesting Chatter

Came across this today while scanning through frequencies. Not sure of their exact QTH, but there’s references to the Oldham area in Manchester, about as far away as you can get from any marine or commercial shipping area in the county. I didn’t hear any marine callsigns or vessel names either so I’m guessing that they’re using the frequency illegally.

UPDATE!
I’ve been reliably informed that there is a frequency overlap between the marine band Channel 83 & a local comms repeater here in Stockport.I find the fact that Ofcom have allowed a frequency overlap here a little odd, since the marine band is used on the inland waterways, although not as much as coastal marine locations.

 

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