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Navy

This page describes the HF services of the French Navy. Unless noted otherwise, all frequencies mentioned on this page are on the upper sideband.

The French Navy has nine shore stations:

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

Voice

The following is a non-exhaustive list of channels used for voice traffic, along with their names if known. The names are used by the operators in place of the frequencies. The channels are not specific to any particular shore station.

With voice coordination, these channels may be used for 50 Bd/850 Hz FSK data encrypted using the KG-84 format.

  • 3029 - ALB1
  • 3035 - ANZ04
  • 3044 - ANZ06
  • 3876 - ANZ05
  • 3896
  • 3909
  • 3942
  • 5702
  • 5708
  • 5714 - ANZ08
  • 6718 - ARCN173
  • 6760
  • 7628 - ANZ09
  • 9007
  • 9019
  • 10520
  • 11214 - ANZ15 (name unconfirmed)
  • 13233 - ANZ11 (name unconfirmed)

ALE

The regular 2G ALE IDs are 6 characters long, ending with either 01D, 02D, 03D, or 04D. The first 3 characters are either a shore station callsign or an abbreviation of the ship's name. After a link is established, data is exchanged using Thales TRC-1752 modems.

Known 2G ALE frequencies: 4963, 5207, 5884, 6467.5, 6828, 6879, 7582, 7896, 9493, 9959, 10498, 11528, 12450, 13861.1, 14570, 16576

Another 2G ALE network of the French Navy is OMAR (Organisation maritime des transmissions), which involves only the overseas shore stations. The 2G ALE IDs are either 5 or 6 characters long, starting with either OM, 1OM, or 2OM, followed by the shore station callsign.

Known OMAR frequencies: 5098, 6234.6, 6687.5, 7895, 8328.6, 11111, 11540, 14716.6, 14800, 18040, 18578, 19203, 20325, 23715

Known OMAR IDs: OMFUF, 1OMFUJ, 2OMFUJ, 1OMFUM, 2OMFUM, OMFUX

STANAG 4285

Each shore station operates at least one two-way channel for ship traffic using STANAG 4285.

While no ship is being worked on a given channel, the shore station emits a continuous test loop. The shore traffic is in clear, and consists of reception confirmations and occasional operator chatter. The ship traffic is usually encrypted using the KG-84 format.

Station Settings 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
FUG 600L 5N1             8453   12666.5   17180      
FUE 600L 5N1 2789 2847 4295   6348 6259                
FUO 600L 5N1 2608.4 2692                        
Overseas
6WW 600L 5N1                 12857   16951.5      
FUF 600L 5N1     4232       8478.5   13031.2   16961.5      
FUJ 600L 5E1     4271       8646       16957.8   22461.2  
FUM 600L 5N1         6462   8625   12664.5   16959.2      
FUV 600L 5N1             8568   13042.5 12398.6 16904.9   22447  
FUX 600L 5N1     4334       8475.5   12691.5   16915      

Secure broadcasts

Each shore station operates at least one continuous STANAG 4285 broadcast using the KW-46 encryption format.

FUG also broadcasts continuous STANAG 4481 FSK using a non-standard 21-bit encryption format.

Station Frequency Settings Notes
Metropolitan France
FUG 2063.8 50 Bd, 850 Hz Nighttime only
2601 1200L  
4288.6 1200L  
4325 600L  
4643 1200L  
6365.3 50 Bd, 850 Hz Daytime only
6429.8 50 Bd, 850 Hz Nighttime only
7554.6 1200L  
8516.8 50 Bd, 850 Hz Daytime only
8564.8 50 Bd, 850 Hz Nighttime only
9098.6 1200L  
10186.1 1200L  
12730 600L  
13411.6 1200L  
13417.8 50 Bd, 850 Hz  
14722.2 1200L  
16966 600L  
17063.4 1200L  
17121 1200L  
FUE 2638.6 1200L  
6406 1200L  
10264.1 1200L  
FUO 2587.6 1200L  
5215.6 1200L  
5758.6 1200L  
8632.6 1200L  
12144.6 1200L  
12883.6 1200L  
Overseas
6WW 4590 1200L  
9095 1200L  
13410 1200L  
18365 1200L  
FUF 2698.6 1200L  
4810.1 1200L  
8552.6 1200L  
17106.6 1200L  
FUJ 6842.6 1200L  
9910.6 1200L  
12144.6 1200L  
18598.4 1200L  
FUV 12713 1200L  
18493.5 1200L  
FUX 8573.6 1200L  
14723.7 1200L  
17060.6 1200L