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HF Beacons / Windy - Letter "S" CW Beacon 4103 0830 utc 21 Dec 2020
« on: December 21, 2020, 0849 UTC »
I tried listening for the Windy beacon tonight, but could not hear it on 4103.  Instead I am hearing the letter "S" sent about every two minutes. Speed is about 12wpm.

FWIW, while I normally hear the Desert Whooper beacon in the early evening, I can't hear it tonight at midnight, although it has a good signal now on the KFS omni antenna.

My location is Santa Barbara, Calif., and I am listening on a 50' long wire antenna with an Icom 7200.

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Spy Numbers / 6990 LSB 0845 UTC 3 Feb 2019 --Asian Numbers?
« on: February 03, 2019, 0852 UTC »
While listening on the Calif. KPH SDR, I'm hearing a robotic male voice reciting short Japanese-sounding words--very repetitive.  Off at 0850, but with weaker-signal "live" Asian language voices. 

Any idea of what I'm hearing?

--Leigh in Santa Barbara.



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Peskies / 6987 USB Unid Asian Language 0658 UTC 29 July 2018
« on: July 29, 2018, 0709 UTC »
I'm hearing an Asian language spoken by two or three men on 6987 USB on both my 50' long wire in Santa Barbara, Calif., and on the KFS SDR.  They do not sound like the Indonesian "chanters" who sometimes operate nearby.  Off at 0700 UTC.

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Peskies / 6990 USB Fishermen--English 0056 UTC 09 July 2018
« on: July 09, 2018, 0101 UTC »
Using the Token/Mojave SDR, I am hearing what sounds like several fishing boats on 6990 USB talking in American-accented English.  No locations given--references to adding oil to engines, and staying on the water "for another four hours".

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Shortwave Pirate / Underdog 6950 USB 0622 UTC 1 JAN 2018
« on: January 01, 2018, 0625 UTC »
Am hearing rock--can't make out the artist. I am listening on Token's Mojave Desert SDR.

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ID and Translation Requests / UNID 4190 CW 0935 UTC 22 November 2017
« on: November 22, 2017, 0949 UTC »
Here in southern California I am hearing two somewhat weak stations working each other in CW, at about 25wpm on 4190.  I can't copy much at that speed, except that the text is a mixture of letters and numbers.  Any idea who I might be hearing on 4190 CW?

--Thanks from Leigh in Santa Barbara.

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Utility / CW Numbers Station 6956 CW 0715 UTC 11 August 2017
« on: August 11, 2017, 0749 UTC »
Tonight I was using the KFS SDR in Half Moon Bay, California, and heard an exchange of full-length CW numbers between two stations on 6956 CW.  I heard both the sender and the number-list receiver.  Both were using straight keys, and the sender's "fist" was a little rough, and slower than the receiver's.  When the sender's list was done, the receiver replied with PMEL DE DVV QSL 2K and the sender replied OK K.  I caught the last minute and half on a .WAV; see below.

For the last several months I've been listening to US Pirates and "Peskies" in this frequency range before, but never heard any numbers stations there.  Any idea who these folks are?

https://clyp.it/bte4emni

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Any idea what the language being spoken here is?  While the frequency is right on the edge of the 40 meter ham band, these guys sound more like "freebanders" to me.  Recorded on the KFS SDR.

https://clyp.it/a4tznbly#

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I am hearing several OM talking in what sounds like an Asian language on 7000 USB at 0830.  Several are talking at the same time; there are short bits of music.  I don't think they are 40 meter hams--probably "freebanders".

The signals are somewhat weak on my 50 foot longwire antenna here in Santa Barbara, Calif., and are much stronger on the KFS SDR in Half Moon Bay, California.

Any idea what the language is?

[Mod Edit: Edited title of thread since this has been IDed as the Indonesian chanters or village radio nets often heard on 7000 kHz LSB and other frequencies]

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Shortwave Pirate / KUNT Radio 6995 USB 0150 UTC 30 Jul 2017
« on: July 30, 2017, 0152 UTC »
A few minutes ago they were playing electronic music, now it's "Tie Me Kangaroo Down".  Followed by OM talking in Aussie accent.  

Heard on KFS SDR in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

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Other / 4102 Unid CW 0704 UTC on June 9 2016
« on: June 09, 2016, 0713 UTC »
While tuning above the 75 meter ham band here in SoCalifornia, I heard two weak CW stations on 4102 sending what sounded like mostly numbers for a few minutes.  Speed was around 30wpm, faster than I can easily copy.

Any clues?  Utility, pirates, or?

Thanks from Leigh in Santa Barbara.

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Spy Numbers / CW Numbers Again On 6881 at 0650 UTC 9 October 2014
« on: October 09, 2014, 0702 UTC »
Same somewhat loopy "fist" as heard a week ago, with an odd "AA" didahdidah character I've not heard on ham CW.  Ended at 0652 on a single "K".  Restarted at 0658 starting out with a "DE X--".  Mexican military comms, maybe?  Stopped at 0700.

--Leigh in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Spy Numbers / CW Numbers on 6881 October 3 0815 UTC
« on: October 03, 2014, 0820 UTC »
Am hearing mostly CW numbers around 18wpm on 6881.  Sending is a little choppy--either by a straight key or a "bug".  Also hear one or two characters I've not heard on ham CW--a longer "AR" character followed by a bunch of dits.

Any clues as to who is sending?

--Leigh in Santa Barbara, Calif.  Am listening on a 50' long wire with a Index Labs QRP-Plus ham rig.

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Utility / 29780 FEC AMTOR (?) at 0145 UTC on August 26
« on: August 26, 2014, 0848 UTC »
Around 0130 UTC here in Southern California I was hearing some fading Latin American signals on 11 meters.  I tuned down to 25500 and only heard a few weak Spanish langauge "freebanders".  Tuning the 10 meter ham band, I heard nothing, not even CW beacons.  But tuning a little above the 10 meter ham band, on 29780 I heard what sounded like FEC AMTOR.  From 0145 to 0200 the signal went from S5 to S1. 

Any idea what this signal was?  If I keep hearing it, I'm going to drag my old TNC out of the closet and try to copy it.

Thanks for any info from Leigh in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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10/11 meters / 29780 FEC AMTOR (?) at 0145 UTC on August 26
« on: August 26, 2014, 0843 UTC »
Around 0130 UTC here in Southern California I was hearing some fading Latin American signals on 11 meters.  I tuned down to 25500 and only heard a few weak Spanish langauge "freebanders".  Tuning the 10 meter ham band, I heard nothing, not even CW beacons.  But tuning a little above the 10 meter ham band, on 29780 I heard what sounded like FEC AMTOR.  From 0145 to 0200 the signal went from S5 to S1. 

Any idea what this signal was?  If I keep hearing it, I'm going to drag my old TNC out of the closet and try to copy it.

Thanks for any info from Leigh in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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