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This page describes the HF services of the French Navy. All frequencies mentioned on this page are on the upper sideband.

The French Navy has nine shore stations:

Callsign Location Transmitter
Metropolitan France
FUE Brest, France 48°25′33″N 4°14′27″W
FUG Saissac, France 43°23′25″N 2°5′59″E
FUO Toulon, France 43°8′8″N 6°3′35″E
Overseas
6WW Senegal 14°45′37″N 17°16′26″W
FUF Martinique 14°31′55″N 60°58′44″W
FUJ New Caledonia 22°18′19″S 166°27′17″E
FUM French Polynesia 17°30′21″S 149°28′57″W
FUV Djibouti 11°32′9″N 43°9′20″E
FUX Réunion 20°54′36″S 55°35′3″E

Ship-to-shore

Station 2 MHz 4 MHz 6 MHz 8 MHz 12-13 MHz 16-17 MHz 22 MHz
Shore Ship Shore Ship Shore Ship Shore Ship Shore Ship Shore Ship Shore Ship
Metropolitan France
FUE 2789 2847 4295 4165.6 6348 6259                
FUO 2608.4 2259         8453* 8330.6 12666.5* ?        
Overseas
6WW                 12857 ? 16951.5 ?    
FUF     4232 ?     8478.5 8314.6 13031.2 ? 16961.5 ?    
FUJ**     4271 ?     8646 ?     16957.8 ? 22461.2 ?
FUM         6462 ? 8625 ? 12665 ? 16959.2 ?    
FUV             8568 ? 13042.5 12398.6 16904.9 ? 22447 ?
FUX     4334 ?     8475.5 ? 12691.5 ? 16915 ?    

The ship-to-shore communications utilize STANAG 4285 at 600 bit/s with long interleaving. The shore transmits ITA2 text with 5N1 framing, while the ship output is KG-84 encrypted. The shore refers to ships using temporary 2-letter callsigns starting with F.

While no ship is being worked on a given channel, the shore broadcasts a looped test message. Otherwise, the shore frequency is silent, transmitting only in bursts.

* - 8453 and 12666.5 are identified as FUG in their test messages.

** - FUJ uses 5E1 framing (even parity bit) instead of 5N1 (no parity bit).

Fleet broadcasts

  • 2063.8 - FUG (FSK; nighttime)
  • 2587.6 - FUO
  • 2601 - FUG
  • 2638.6 - FUE
  • 2698.6 - FUF
  • 4288.6 - FUG
  • 4325 - FUG (600 bit/s)
  • 4590 - 6WW
  • 4643 - FUG
  • 4810.1 - FUF
  • 5215.6 - FUO
  • 5758.6 - FUO
  • 6360.6 - FUX
  • 6365.3 - FUG (FSK; daytime)
  • 6406 - FUE
  • 6429.8 - FUG (FSK; nighttime)
  • 6842.6 - FUJ
  • 7554.6 - FUG
  • 8516.8 - FUG (FSK; daytime)
  • 8552.6 - FUF
  • 8564.8 - FUG (FSK; nighttime)
  • 8573.6 - FUX
  • 8632.6 - FUO
  • 9095 - 6WW
  • 9098.6 - FUG
  • 9910.6 - FUJ
  • 10186.1 - FUG
  • 10264.1 - FUE
  • 12144.6 - FUJ
  • 12144.6 - FUO
  • 12713 - FUV
  • 12724 - FUM
  • 12730 - FUG (600 bit/s)
  • 12873.6 - FUG
  • 12883.6 - FUO
  • 13410 - 6WW
  • 13411.6 - FUG
  • 13417.8 - FUG (FSK)
  • 14722.2 - FUG
  • 14723.7 - FUX
  • 16966 - FUG (600 bit/s)
  • 17060.6 - FUX
  • 17063.4 - FUG
  • 17097.6 - FUM
  • 17106.6 - FUF
  • 17121 - FUG
  • 18365 - 6WW
  • 18493.5 - FUV
  • 18598.4 - FUJ

The fleet broadcasts of all shore stations utilize STANAG 4285 at 1200 bit/s with long interleaving and KW-46 encryption. Additionally, FUG also uses two other modes: STANAG 4285 at 600 bit/s with long interleaving and KW-46 encryption; and FSK 50Bd/850Hz with 21-bit framing.

Brest (callsign: "UI")

  • 3044 (ANZ06)
  • 3909 (ARCN172)
  • 5714 (ANZ08)
  • 6718 (ARCN173)
  • 10520

Centre de Coordination et de Contrôle Marine de l'Atlantique (CCMAR ATL) (callsign: "Armor")

  • 3107
  • 5708

Toulon (callsign: "PI")

  • 3942
  • 5702
  • 6760
  • 7628 (ANZ09)
  • 9019

Centre de Coordination et de Contrôle Marine en Méditerranée (CCMAR MED) (callsign: "Fanny")

  • 2436
  • 3896

Aircraft callsigns

  • 3 characters (letters and digits)
  • "Wallaby _": Breguet Atlantique II

The French Naval Aviation utilizes plain voice and 75Bd/850Hz FSK with KG-84 encryption. The operators refer to channels using code names, rather than their frequencies; the name is given in parentheses, if known for the given frequency.