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HF Mystery Signals / Re: Marker? On 18.1025 MHz [EDITED]
« on: November 12, 2020, 0112 UTC »
I am located outside Binghamton, NY (south-central New York State - an hour north of Scranton, PA). I checked an online SDR further west in New York, and also one southeast of here in PA, and didn't hear it.

I just got out a portable shortwave radio - not picking anything up in the house. I a couple of miles outside town (as the crow flies), so I suppose it could be somewhat local ?

HF Mystery Signals / Re: Marker? On 18.1025 MHz [EDITED]
« on: November 06, 2020, 0311 UTC »
I just learned about KiwiSDR - checked some stations not far from me, and none of them are picking this up. SO - I have to suspect some type of local interference, which is a bit odd, because I'm in a semi-rural area, but there are a few other houses around...

HF Mystery Signals / Marker? On 18.1025 MHz [EDITED]
« on: November 05, 2020, 2356 UTC »
Narrowband marker? going "bippidy bippidy bippidy bippidy" nonstop for days (weeks?) with carrier center at 18.1025 MHz (listed as a W1AW frequency, but this signal doesn't sound like it's carrying data). Audio sample (USB mode tuned to about 18.102 MHz) at https://www.lutins.org/temp/181025.mp3. Thanks for any help ID'ing & 73 de KC2KLC.

EDIT: Corrected the URL; had ".NET" instead of ".ORG" by accident

Spy Numbers / Re: CW 5-figure groups (cut numbers?) 6824
« on: October 04, 2020, 2354 UTC »
On again tonight 4 Oct 2350z - so loud (central NY state) I wonder if I have Cuban neighbors!

Spy Numbers / Re: CW 5-figure groups (cut numbers?) 6824
« on: October 03, 2020, 0425 UTC »
On again with cut numbers at 0425z on 3 Oct - I'm tuned to 6824 kHz USB but actual zero beat freq is 6825 kHz. Solid S9 signal in central New York state.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Cheesehead Radio 6955 USB 0101 utc 20 SEP 2020
« on: September 22, 2020, 0142 UTC »
I also heard that "MKD2 Radio" ID - but I also got a nice clear decode of the Cheesehead Radio SSTV image - but prior to that, I heard several IDs (in the form "X Radio") that were all completely different from each other(!)

Utility / Re: 6507 - French - Maritime?
« on: September 22, 2020, 0139 UTC »
VFF makes sense - thanks!

HF Mystery Signals / 6815-6865 kHz 0120z on 22 Sep 2020 (OTH radar?)
« on: September 22, 2020, 0138 UTC »
50 kHz bandwidth signal with several distinct modes (refer to attached waterfalls). Is this some kind of over-the-horizon radar?

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Unid 6955 USB 0101 utc 20 SEP 2020
« on: September 20, 2020, 0135 UTC »
Great music and great signal (central New York state) - but can't for the life of me understand the ID's - each time it sounds like a completely different ID (in the form "X Radio").

Spy Numbers / CW 5-figure groups (cut numbers?) 6824
« on: September 19, 2020, 2317 UTC »
Seem to be using too many different letters for "cut numbers" - mostly 5-figure alphabetic groups, with some actual numbers as well - not sure of the ENIGMA classification for this one.

Utility / 6507 - French - Maritime?
« on: September 19, 2020, 2304 UTC »
I don't speak French, so I'm curious about the station I'm hearing on 6507 (USB) in central New York State right now (2300) - I heard a reference to Canada, and I'm hearing some numbers repeated (although it's clearly not a numbers station). The cadence suggests maritime weather conditions being related - can anyone confirm? Thanks!

Spy Numbers / V2 on 11.635 LOUD
« on: July 12, 2020, 2103 UTC »
5-figure Spanish female numbers with crazy strong signal in upstate NY - eventually interspersed with digital signals (not sure the mode - haven't monitored numbers in a LONG time). Reading up on it now - presumably V02 interspersed with SK01.

Utility / PPU Observatoriio Nacional (Brazil) 10 MHz
« on: February 08, 2020, 2247 UTC »
At 2245z time station PPU (Observatoriio Nacional, Brazil) is competing with WWV on 10 MHz in Binghamton (upstate) NY (sample at www.lutins.org/temp/PPU.mp3).

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6935.3 AM 2245 UTC 02 Feb 2020
« on: February 02, 2020, 2329 UTC »
A solid S8+ in Binghamton, NY up until around 2300z. Possible ID (heard repeated multiple times): "Keep Playin' Radio". I have audio & technical receive details - if anyone knows how to QSL please respond here.

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