Saint Joseph Area Rail and Marine

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Located near downtown St. Joseph, MI. CSX RR dispatch and road, Coast Guard and marine channels. Marine traffic is primarily commercial and pleasure craft interacting with a railroad bridge and two road bridges that span the St. Joseph river.


*****August 16, 2018: Marine 73, port operations, removed. It was fun to hear the dredging in St. Joe Harbor and the intra-boat coordination of the big boats coming in, but lately, there's been too much random fishing chatter. Back to focusing on trains and the most critical marine traffic.***** Saint Joseph, Michigan, features the intersection of the CSX railroad, a navigable river, and general pleasure and commercial traffic on Lake Michigan. There is a railroad swing bridge and two highway bridges that cross the Saint Joseph River, with radio traffic coordinating train and boat movements. 160.230 AAR 8 - CSX Road (priority channel) 160.635 AAR 35 - CSX Dispatcher 156.800 Marine 16 International Distress, Safety and Calling. 156.450 Marine 9 Boater Calling. Comml. and Non. 156.400 Marine 8 Commercial (Intership only) 156.550 Marine 11 Commercial. 156.600 Marine 12 Port Operations. 157.050 Marine 21A U.S. Coast Guard only The feed is delivered from a 15' mast on the top of a single story house located near downtown Saint Joseph, fed into a Mac Mini running on a UPS, and streamed from there. Trains can be heard 7-10 miles away, with dispatcher transmissions coming from much further. The Chicago Police Marine Division base and commercial traffic entering Chicago area ports can also be heard when conditions are good.