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0139 Weak music
0141 XEROX - Radio Duplicado ID.  I assume it's a recording of an old broadcast.
0149 another XEROX ID, repeated a few times
0152 Flute solo over the noise
0155 Better signal on W3HFU KiwiSDR, OM with XEROX ID - Rrradio Duplicado!
0157 Automated voice ID - XEROX (inaudible) Memorial Station

@ 0205, signal has all but died here, but reception is picking up in Maryland. S8 signal, but noisy conditions

0216 Sign-Off? Only see a carrier with no modulation.
0209 another Voice ID into guitar music
0211 sounds like the same flute solo from before

0216 Sign-Off? Only see a carrier with no modulation.
0218 Carrier off

Sample recording with Voice ID and music
https://ia600203.us.archive.org/21/items/sdr.hfunderground.com_2024-04-02T02_00_49Z_6935.000_am/sdr.hfunderground.com_2024-04-02T02_00_49Z_6935.000_am.wav

Recording of the last few minutes
https://ia600306.us.archive.org/17/items/sdr.hfunderground.com_2024-04-02T02_14_38Z_6935.000_amn/sdr.hfunderground.com_2024-04-02T02_14_38Z_6935.000_amn.wav

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North American Shortwave Pirate / 6911 USB 0345 22 MARCH 2024
« on: March 22, 2024, 0348 UTC »
Music, weak signal
0349 QRM from a nearby ALE sounding then off

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22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / WSPR reports for B4K 16 MAR 2024
« on: March 19, 2024, 1638 UTC »
Reports from an afternoon running a WSPR beacon on 22m from a hill overlooking Clarks Hill Lake (or Lake Strom Thurmond if you're from SC).

I figured I'd get spotted a few times if I left it running long enough, but I did NOT expect to get spotted by a Dutch station.  That was a pleasant surprise!

Date / Time UTCRX CallRX GridSNRdrift (Hz)Distance (km)
2024-03-16 22:32PD0OHWJO33lc-28-47097
2024-03-16 21:40KA7OEI-1DN31uo-28-12717
2024-03-16 21:08N3AGEFN30hw-28-41190
2024-03-16 18:48W3PMEM64or-220372
2024-03-16 18:48W3HFU/0FM19mq-9-1878
2024-03-16 17:54KV0SEM38tv-2001031
2024-03-16 17:54NM1KEFN32rp-2501370
2024-03-16 17:50AC0GEM38ww-1401015
2024-03-16 17:50K1RA-4FM18cr-24-3750
2024-03-16 17:50N8GAEN80ee-150748
2024-03-16 17:42W3ENRFM28jh-21-2886
2024-03-13 19:00KV4TTFM03pt-28-2403


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Utility / Capstone Net 6773 USB 0040 14 MAR 2024
« on: March 14, 2024, 0125 UTC »
0040 Capstone 95 calling Tri-Blade - “Tri-Blade, this is Capstone 95, are there any check-ins? Over.”

0041 Red Dragon (unintelligible) checked in

From what I gather, Capstone is the callsign for Civil Air Patrol's Northeast Region and Red Dragon is the callsign for the New Jersey Wing of CAP.

0041 Capstone 95 awaiting traffic

0045 Nothing further was heard.  Interestingly, the net did not formally close, and there was no instruction to "close down" or "secure stations" similar prowords.

0105 starting to get QRM from peskies
 
0125 I'll assume the net closed, and look for something else to listen to.

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QSLs Received / WHIZ eQSL 08 MAR 2024
« on: March 08, 2024, 0301 UTC »
Thanks to WHIZ for the eQSL! I hope to hear you again.


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North American Shortwave Pirate / WHIZ 6925 USB 0219 08 MAR 2024
« on: March 08, 2024, 0228 UTC »
0219 - instrumental music (from the 70s?) into
0219 OM - WHIZ ID
0220 another 70s-sounding song, this time with lyrics, but I don't recognize it
0226 signed off
S7 locally in the southeastern US, but I'm mostly listening on the W3HFU KiwiSDR where the signal is clearer, but only about S6.

QSL would be appreciated, if this op sends them.

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10/11 meters / 27.700 USB SSTV 07 MAR 2024
« on: March 08, 2024, 0147 UTC »
Parked my radio on 27.700 USB this morning, and just let Black Cat SSTV do it's work.  There were some familiar images and calls, and several ones I don't remember seeing before.  Not a bad day for 11m SSTV in my book.
























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10/11 meters / 11m SSTV 17 JAN 2023
« on: January 17, 2023, 1843 UTC »
There was a TON of DX from Europe on 11m this morning, and I received more SSTV images on 27700 KHz USB that has been normal here.  Things seem to have settled down for now, but if the band opens up again, I may update this post.  Received locally at my QTH in the Southeastern US with an AirSpy HF+ Discovery and 130 ft inverted L antenna.

Interestingly, I think everything I decoded today was from Europe.  I didn't notice any familiar calls from the US or Canada I've seen on the last few days.

I've gone through and removed all of the images that were only static or decoded so poorly that it wasn't possible to make anything out, but I'm including several with very weak signals to emphasize just how active 11m SSTV was today.












































































































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HF Mystery Signals / UNID MFSK or PSK 7012.3 USB 0541 UTC 06 JAN 2023
« on: January 06, 2023, 0602 UTC »
There's been a nonstop data signal at the bottom end of the 40m amateur radio band for the better part of an hour.  The signal is about 2.5 KHz wide, and my best guess is that it's 12 PSK carriers.  I hear it at my QTH in the Southeastern US, but it's a lot more noticeable on online SDRs in the northeast.

UPDATE: added USB and I/Q recordings.



USB and I/Q recordings from N1NTE kiwi:
https://archive.org/download/unid-data-signal-7012.3-usb-0542-utc-06-jan-2023/sigmasdr.ddns.net_2023-01-06T05_41_21Z_7012.300_usb.wav
https://archive.org/download/unid-data-signal-7012.3-usb-0542-utc-06-jan-2023/sigmasdr.ddns.net_2023-01-06T05_42_51Z_7013.800_iq.wav

USB and I/Q recordings from W3HFU kiwi:
https://archive.org/download/unid-data-signal-7012.3-usb-0542-utc-06-jan-2023/sdr.hfunderground.com_2023-01-06T05_44_42Z_7012.30_usb.wav
https://archive.org/download/unid-data-signal-7012.3-usb-0542-utc-06-jan-2023/sdr.hfunderground.com_2023-01-06T05_46_03Z_7013.80_iq.wav

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North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6931 USB 2154 UTC 03 JAN 2023
« on: January 03, 2023, 2157 UTC »
Big S9 signal into the southeastern US.  USB is about 4.5 KHz wide.  Haven't caught an ID yet.

2154 DJ complaining that "We haven't got any decent music!"
2155 The Doors - LA Woman
2200 DJ says "Dr. Zeeky is a good engineer and a good DJ" but no one else on pirate radio is.
2201 The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
2205 "That song is almost 50 years old and still has sting!" DJ promises not to relay DJ Dickweed anymore.
2206 T Rex - Get it On
2210 "Getting grayline propagation to New England."
2210 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q
2218 "There's another classic song for you" ... "If you say this station isn't good quality, it's you brother."
2220 The Eagles - Hotel California
2226 Guns N Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
2231 "We hope you have enjoyed the show." ... "We're gonna go out with some Aerosmith."
2231 Aerosmith - Crazy
2235 "... so many creeps in pirate radio."
2235 Radiohead - Creep
2238 Signed off

A similarly strong and wide USB signal again... Is Zeeky back?
2240 The Cranberries - Zombie
2244 Off again

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10/11 meters / Christmas SSTV 27700 USB 1550 UTC 29 DEC 2022
« on: January 01, 2023, 2211 UTC »
11m SSTV has been very active the past few days with band openings from my QTH in the Southeastern US to Europe and Mexico.

Thanks to radiogaga for pointing out the Azteca DXers group from Mexico sending Christmas-themed SSTV.

Here are my best decodes from 29 Dec 2022.  Apparently, they will continue until 06 JAN 2023, so you still have time to catch them on 27.700 MHz.
























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HF Mystery Signals / UNID FSK 27550 USB 1436 UTC 30 DEC 2022
« on: December 30, 2022, 1615 UTC »
This may be futile given how many types of low-powered wireless devices use 27 MHz, but hopefully this being outside the ISM portion of 11m might narrow it down.

This morning, I'm hearing several FSK signals centered around 27.552 MHz.  They're either short bursts, or more likely, fading in and out.  I noticed them here locally in the Southeastern US, and the same or similar signals were on a couple Northeastern SDRs I checked, too.  It looks like about 250 KHz, which isn't a spacing I'm familiar with.  Sometimes I just hear one signal at a time, and sometimes there are two or three at slightly different frequencies.

Here's a recording and screencap from one of Sigma's Kiwis.

Link to recording:
https://archive.org/download/11m-fsk-2022-12-30-t-14-36-20-z-27550.570-usb/11m-FSK_2022-12-30T14_36_20Z_27550.570_usb.wav


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North American Shortwave Pirate / WENO 4060 AM 0246 UTC 08 DEC 2022
« on: December 08, 2022, 0250 UTC »
S9 +10 dB into the N1NTE Kiwi SDR

0246 tuned in midway through a rock song
0250 off
0251 open carrier
0252 rock music.  Maybe U2?
0259 ID - WENO Radio into...
0259 James - Laid
0302 ID - WENO
0309 off again

Link to Recording:
https://archive.org/download/weno-radio-2022-12-08-t-02-56-52-z-4060.00-am/WENO_Radio_2022-12-08T02_56_52Z_4060.00_am.wav

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Utility / 6845 USB SHARES Northeast Net 1701 UTC 07 DEC 2022
« on: December 07, 2022, 1730 UTC »
S7 - Great clear signal on the W3HFU KiwiSDR with 120ft T2FD.

1701 NCS327 taking check-ins.
1712 NCS327 sends digital traffic.  RXID shows mode as MT63-1000L.  Traffic quoted below.
1720 NCS042 assumes net control, and continues taking check-ins.
1730 NCS042 relays digital traffic from NCS327.
1736 FreeState40 assumes net control, and continues taking check-ins.
1739 FreeState40 is unable to relay digital traffic, and asks NCS042 to relay the traffic again, and resumes calling for check-ins.
1745 NCS327 assumes net control, and calls for check-ins.
1755 NCS327 and NCS042 discuss which frequency would be best for the net later tonight. "We'll probably need to use the other frequency."
1759 NCS327 makes a final call for check-ins.
1800 NCS327 instructs all stations on the net to close down.
1800 NCS042 relays instruction to close down.
1800 FreeState40 relays instruction to close down.
1802 FreeState40 asks NCS327 which frequency identifier for the net later tonight. NCS327 anticipates starting the net on frequency "SAF0" and moving to "SAG0" if necessary.
1805 NCS327 wishes NCS042 a good day and is clear.

Quote
DE NCS327 MSG 07Y
R 071630Z DEC 2022 ZYJ
FM NCS327 NY
TO SHARES NE
BT
UNCLAS
SUBJ: NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERANCE DAY

ON DECEMBER 7, 1941, THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY ATTACKED OUR FORCES AT PEARL HARBOR AND OTHER LOCATIONS IN HAWAII, TAKING THE LIVES OF 2,403 SERVICE MEMBERS AND CIVILIANS AND LEADING THE UNITED STATES TO DECLARE ITS ENTRANCE INTO WORLD WAR II.  IT WAS A DAY THAT STILL LIVES IN INFAMY 81 YEARS LATER.  AS WE MARK NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY, WE HONOR THE PATRIOTS WHO PERISHED, COMMEMORATE THE VALOR OF ALL THOSE WHO DEFENDED OUR NATION, AND RECOMMIT OURSELVES TO CARRYING FORTH THE ENSUING PEACE AND RECONCILIATION THAT BROUGHT A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR WORLD.  TODAY, WE GIVE THANKS TO THE GREATEST GENERATION, WHO GUIDED OUR NATION THROUGH SOME OF OUR DARKEST MOMENTS AND LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF AN INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM THAT HAS TRANSFORMED FORMER ADVERSARIES INTO ALLIES.


NNNN
 
INT ZEV VIA VOICE THIS NET

DE NCS327

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Utility / ALE and MIL-STD 188-110 8025 USB 1915 UTC 01 DEC 2022
« on: December 01, 2022, 2020 UTC »
Received via W3HFU KiwiSDR at S7 to S9.  Appears to be National Guard net with ALE calls as well as MIL-STD 188-110A ARQ sessions.  Could this be an HF mail system?

Interestingly, the 110A traffic didn't seem to stop during the ALE calls, so I'm not absolutely sure that the calling station wasn't transmitting on top of someone.

[No Timestamp][Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to WI5JOC      ]
[No Timestamp][Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to IL5JOC      ]
[19:35:58] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to MN5JOC      ]
[19:41:55] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to OH51JOC     ]
[19:47:46] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to WI5JOC      ]
[19:59:31] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to IN51JOC     ]
[20:05:00] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to IN5C        ]
[20:11:20] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to OH51JOC     ]
[20:17:11] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to WI5JOC      ]
[20:22:58] [Call] [from MI5JOC      ] [to IL5JOC      ]

Link to recording:
https://archive.org/download/mil-std-188-141-and-mil-std-188-110-2022-12-01-t-19-59-17-z-8025.00-usb/MIL-STD-188-141_and_MIL-STD-188-110_2022-12-01T19_59_17Z_8025.00_usb.wav

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