Shelves of the Museum!!
|Here you are in the Main Hall, and from here your way may lead to any of the continents of our Earth (look to the left side, please). These continents are assorted in a geograhical order but within the Continents you have it differently. There sorting is alphabetically by the ITU Country Code. For example, Spain is not between Slovenia and Svalbard but it is between Denmark and Estonia (DNK > E > EST). If you have trouble in finding your desired country, please use this little list for help.|
The Names of the Stations should be self-explaining. Military stations, which are normally assorted as Air Force, Army, or Navy, will be shortened to AF, Army or Ny - in most cases. If it is a foreign military base in the country, the operating country's name is placed in the beginning. DNK Ny Groennedal may be a good example: it would be 'translated' into Danish Navy in Groennedal, Greenland. Some Names, however, stay different: british DCN means Defence Communications Network, and USNy is a widely used Name for a US Navy site - no need for inventing 'USA Ny ...' instead.
Diplomatic services are always like this: operating country's code + Emb (for Embassy) + location. So 'SDN Emb, London' is the Sudanese Embassy in London, and the counterpart in Sudan would be 'G Emb, Khartoum'. The 'other' type of counterpart would be named 'MFA London' or 'MFA Khartoum', respectively - 'MFA' means Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
|Frequencies are always in KHz. When there are many callsigns beginning with the same letters, the entry is shortened to 'FTK**' instead of listing 16 different calls all beginning with FTK. Of course, this is only done on station sheets that are already edited. Those that are left as the database poured them out, will still show long lists of similar callsigns. You see, lots of work still to do...|
|As noted before, I have about 1.500 recordings of Utility Stations. Up to now, about half of them are already processed, and these will be placed into the appropriate 'shelves' in this Museum in the near future. When this is done, I will process the rest of the recordings, and then again there will be new recordings. Of course, 1.500 recordings do not mean, that there will be 1.500 or more clips on this site, as some of them are too bad in their readability, others are recordings of the same voice mirror with presumed better readability, and so on. But you can be sure: there's more to come!|
|The same is for QSLs and other info. I started scanning my QSLs, but I found, that it takes a lot of time from the scan to the embedded .jpg on the website. So once again: there's more to come!|
|The symbols for expecting audio, or for pictures of whatsoever kind were already explained.|
|Besides the name of the station, you will see a registration number, like 'ALB-27', 'FIN-213', or 'USA-8531'. This is part of my database, identifying the station exactly. Look for the german coastal radio station 'Kiel Radio'. In the past, there was a public station for regional service in the Baltic Sea operated by the German Telekom, and nowadays you have a privately owned Station for email exchange on shortwave. They even both have the callsign 'DAO' - but they are completely different stations. When adressing a station in the database, you must do it precisely - so these numbers were created. In several countries these numbers give you a clue on the geographical situation: Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, Australia, and the former Soviet Union.|