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HF Mystery Signals / 12946 khz data
« on: March 16, 2021, 1618 UTC »
Hearing a S9 plus signal very clearly on 12.946 mhz for last hour, must be something local around Southern Africa , transmits for about 2 minutes , then a few seconds quite , starts up all over again.
ICOM 7600 and ten antennas.

HF Beacons / Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« on: July 01, 2020, 2333 UTC »
Local time in South Africa .01H30  hearing cw on 4102.3 khz , is this Windy?  Where is it located please?
ICOM R8500 and dedicated dipoles and longwires for each band.


HF Beacons / Re: DX heard from South Africa
« on: July 01, 2020, 2326 UTC »
Could also be a CW beacon on 5094 khz CW mode .... glad to hear its still sending .... anybody else hearing  V ?

HF Beacons / Re: DX heard from South Africa
« on: May 16, 2020, 1537 UTC »
Thanks for reply , will keep eye on it .
Found cw beacon on 5442 khz cw
Some local mozambiue users on 5440 khz is interfering a bit ...

Thanks for lovely forum

HF Beacons / Re: DX heard from South Africa
« on: May 15, 2020, 1923 UTC »
Hearing a nice easy to copy SLOW CW signal on 5093 khz USB , V V V V over and over . . cant find any info on it . Anybody have an idea please ?

Also hearing a short burst of fast twiet twiet sound every 3 of 4 minutes over it .

Johan ZS6AF

HF Beacons / DX heard from South Africa
« on: May 15, 2020, 1555 UTC »
Hi all

 Been doing hf monitoring for many years . Got a Icom 7600 , Icom IC -R8500 and lots of differant antennas .
Want to share some of my local dx in and around ZS i can hear.

I can hear all the normal beacons like The Pip , Slotmachine etc .

5440 khz Portugese stations around 15h00 UTC till 16H00  . They call each other , then send some data for 25 seconds , some wideband mode , 2.5 khz wide on spectrum display , when no is is using channel it seems like there is a weak cw station transmitting very poor morse code.

Nelspruit Mpumalanga

Hearing very weak signals on 5510 khz usb , when they stop talking there is some weak morse code .Sounds like portugese talking with piep tones on the ends.w

17h40 till 17h50

 Icom R8500 , and LOOOOOTS of dipoles

Utility / Re: US Air Force MARS net 4623.5 USB 14:32 UTC 15 Jan 2020
« on: February 14, 2020, 1656 UTC »
Very strong signal in South Africa on 4032 khz USB , DATA , no idea what it is , must be local cos i can hear it during  daytime also .

icom IC R8500

Utility / Re: 11175 USB
« on: February 14, 2020, 1642 UTC »
Heard number station on 4724, 8992 , 11175 and 15016khz very stong. Sounded like Iron Mike , ending with THIS IS CHURCHMAN OUT 16H30 UTC .

Icom R8600 and dipoles

Santa Maria ATC about S3 with the  plane she talking to S5 signal.

Early morning in South Africa , 05h30. Easy copy .

ICOM IC R8500 and 10 antennas


Another signal u can listen to coming from Madagaskar Antananarivo is on 10057 khz USB , Volmet . Also 11401khz ,10578khz , 10257khz
 Try CAPE TOWN RADIO ,13146khz, 8740khz or 4375khz
WJHR can be heard on 15555khz , another boring Christian station
Lots of chatter on 11279khz Gander radio...
5505khz and 8957 khz 3413 khz 11253 khz Shannon Volmet

Its amazing what u can hear from a quite mountain top , with 10 antennas .


Shortwave Broadcast / Re: 7.750MHz USB mode.
« on: February 13, 2020, 1837 UTC »
Africa has got more HF radio than the rest of the world it seems , here is a lott of chinese chatter from mozambique and from all languages from africa that i can hear from my place on top of the mountain in city of Nelspruit, KG54km ....

HF Beacons / Re: CW "L" on 5155 Khz
« on: February 13, 2020, 1826 UTC »
South african fishing boats on 5155.5 khz .

Other / Re: UNID 8000 LSB 2229 UTC 2017-03-18
« on: February 11, 2020, 1842 UTC »
South African Fisherman on east coast of South africa is using 8888.88 khz and 12352 khz

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: 7.750MHz USB mode.
« on: January 25, 2020, 1934 UTC »
Heard them on old Kenwood TS50  with 100 mtr longwire facing north, S7 signal, camping out on Swaziland border in the mountains .ZS6AF

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