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kris,

Thank you very much for the insight regarding these operators.   I figured they were either outbanders (bootleggers, freebanders) and/or were guys using old AM mode marine or military equipment with analog frequency displays in the 2-3 MHz region. 

It makes sense given that a large number of World War II transmitters or combined transmitter-receiver sets operated in that (roughly) 2-4 MHz range (lots of equipment only covered the higher bands, like 3.8 MHz to 6.5 MHz or so).  The older-generation marine radiotelephone equipment also worked in that similar range (1.6 to 4 MHz or 2-4 MHz), with some transitional-generation gear having the capability to run in "AM equivalent" or "AME" mode (SSB with a carrier so an AM only receiver could demodulate their signal, but somebody with their radio set to USB mode could also talk to them). 

These transmissions are very easily heard using internet SDR receivers located in Poland and other locations in Europe, but, understandably so, they are very strong on receivers in Poland, Ukraine and Russia (this was pre February 2022 in the case of the Russian and Ukrainian KiwiSDRs). 

100 meter band.  I like the sound of that.  100m is 3 MHz or 3000 kHz.

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Hearing US stations working DX on 26.805 MHz FM - 26.805 FM group

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The 10m and 11m bands are both waking up.  Noting activity on:

29.750 MHz - POCSAG pager signals
29.800 MHz - POCSAG pager signals
29.905 MHz - 29.905 AM voice traffic, French language, presumably freebanders operating in the 29.7 to 30.0 MHz "sliver"
29.950 MHz - POCSAG pager signals (weak)
30.000 MHz - POCSAG pager signals - yep, right on 30.000 MHz 30000 kHz
30.020 MHz - POCSAG pager signals (sporadic signals)
30.450 MHz - Fort Hood, Texas Range Control - fading in and out
30.450 MHz - POCSAG pager signal
30.5125 MHz - POCSAG pager signals - another 12.5 kHz offset frequency
30.575 MHz - POCSAG pager signals
30.640 MHz - 30.640 FM voice chatter, Spanish language (probably a US land mobile system)
30.9375 MHz - FM voice, UNID language, very weak (not 30.940 MHz)
31.000 MHz - 31.000 FM voice - "don't let the lines..." - sounds like heavy construction, US stations land mobile system
31.000 MHz - POCSAG pager signal (weak, but readable)
31.0375 MHz - POCSAG pager signal - note use of 12.5 kHz channel step
31.120 MHz - 31.120 FM voice, Van Pool Transportation dispatch - very good signals
31.1875 MHz - POCSAG pager signal - note use of 12.5 kHz channel step 31,1875 POCSAG
31.2125 MHz - POCSAG pager signal - note use of 12.5 kHz channel step 31,2125 POCSAG
31.250 MHz - POCSAG pager signals
31.725 MHz - POCSAG pager signal - UK on site hospital paging frequency 31.725 31,725 POCSAG
31.750 MHz - POCSAG pager - UK on site hospital paging 31 MHz band 31.75 MHz POCSAG
31.775 MHz - POCSAG pager signal - UK on site hospital paging frequency 31.775 POCSAG 31,775 POCSAG

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10/11 meters / 11 meter activity 17 Nov 2022
« on: November 17, 2022, 1512 UTC »
Band appears to be waking up this morning (eastern time).  Noting activity on the European and UK paging frequencies - including 26695, 26745, 26900, 26950 and the other usual suspects.

POCSAG signals also starting to fade in on the 29 MHz frequencies (29.750 MHz, 29.800 MHz, 29.850 MHz, 29.900 MHz and 29.950 MHz). 
At the moment there's weak POCSAG on 29750 and 29800.  Nothing on 30.000 MHz, 30.020 MHz or 30.025 MHz (yet).  Checked the UK 31 MHz paging frequencies 31.725 MHz, 31.750 MHz and 31.775 MHz and heard a faint pager signal on 31.75 MHz

UK FM signals also starting to come in, including activity on UK FM CB Channel 40 - 27991.25 FM, mixing with French language chatter on 27995 USB

26955 AM - 26.955 MHz AM - Spanish language, YL dispatcher - likely taxi cab dispatch radio
26955 FM - 26.955 MHz FM - German language CB chatter - German FM CB Channel 80
26950 FM - 26.950 MHz FM - POCSAG pager signals - data bursts, various signal strengths
26945 FM - 26.945 MHz FM - Wider band data signal (bursts) also on this frequency
26945 FM - 26.945 MHz FM - Very strong FSK data signal, see signal noted on 26.915 MHz
26925 AM - 26.925 MHz AM - Spanish language
26925 FM - 26.925 MHz FM - Very strong FSK data signal, see signal noted on 26.915 MHz
26915 FM - 26.915 MHz FM - Very strong FSK data signal, roughly 2 kHz wide - MFSK mode looks like
26900 FM - 26.900 MHz FM - POCSAG pager signals - very busy pager frequency (European pagers on 26 MHz)
26895 FM - 26.895 MHz FM - Narrowband FSK data signal, possibly a telemetry signal or 11 meter datamode DXers
26882 LSB - 26.882 MHz LSB - Spanish language?  Odd offset frequency
26875 FM - 26.875 MHz FM - Narrowband FSK data signal, identical mode to the 26.895 MHz signal
26815 FM - 26.815 MHz FM - German CB radio chatter - German FM CB
26805 FM - 26.805 MHz FM - Weak FM signals - this is a US FM 11m freebander frequency as well
26765 AM - 26.765 MHz AM - Spanish speaking taxi dispatcher - heard almost every time the band is open
26755 FM - 26.755 MHz FM - POCSAG pager signals
26750 FM - 26.750 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals
26745 FM - 26.745 MHz FM - POCSAG pager signals - multiple signals on top of each other
26715 AM - 26.715 MHz AM - Spanish speaking stations - popular freebander frequency
26695 FM - 26.695 MHz FM - POCSAG pager signals - very busy
26650 FM - 26.650 MHz FM - POCSAG pager - regular pager signal bursts
26585 AM - 26.585 MHz AM - Spanish speaking stations - popular freebander frequency
26555 LSB - 26.555 MHz LSB Spanish speaking stations - popular freebander frequency

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10/11 meters / 11 meter activity 15 Nov 2022
« on: November 15, 2022, 1641 UTC »
Via W3HFU KiwiSDR - tuned in at 1640 UTC (1140 local time)





27991 FM - 27.99125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 40
27990 USB - 27.990 MHz USB - French language, stronger than the UK FM signals on 27.991 FM
27950 FM - 27.950 MHz FM - POCSAG paging signal - pager signals 27.95 MHz 27,950 POCSAG 27MHz band
27941 FM - 27.94125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 35 - Seems to be a continuous signal in the background
27911 FM - 27.91125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 32 - "I'll cut your..." - heavy fading, UK FM CB chatter
27901 FM - 27.90125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 31
27850 FM - 27.850 MHz FM - POCSAG paging signal - pager signals 27.95 MHz 27,950 POCSAG 27MHz band
27781 FM - 27.78125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 19 - numerous signals on top of each other
27755 AM - 27.755 MHz AM - Spanish speaking taxi cab dispatcher lady - good signal
27745 LSB - 27.745 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter, freebanders
27735 LSB - 27.735 MHz LSB - Spanish language, heard "Fernando" and "listen to the frequency" clearly
27700 USB - 27.700 MHz USB - SSTV signals
27690 FM - 27.690 MHz FM - Unmodulated carrier, might be UK FM CB off-frequency - 27.69125 MHz?  or something else

26785 AM - 26.785 MHz AM - Spanish speaking stations
26775 LSB - 26.775 MHz LSB - Italian language
26745 FM - 26.745 MHz FM - POCSAG paging signal - 26 MHz pager frequency 26.745 MHz offset for 26.750 MHz
26730 FM - 26.730 MHz FM - Data signal - sounds like POCSAG or another pager (odd frequency)
26695 FM - 26.695 MHz FM - POCSAG paging signal - weak, but there (usually this is one of the strongest ones)
26585 AM - 26.585 MHz AM - Spanish language signals - popular 26 MHz "low channel" trucker and freebander frequency
26565 LSB - 26.565 MHz LSB - Spanish speaking DXers - Mexican accents
26555 LSB - 26.555 MHz LSB - Spanish language DX calling frequency - very busy
26525 LSB - 26.525 MHz LSB - Spanish language, also hearing what sounds like Italian mixing in
26445 LSB - 26.445 MHz LSB - Spanish language
26375 AM - 26.375 MHz AM - Spanish language, freebanders - very busy
26035 AM - 26.035 MHz AM - Spanish language

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With the recent band openings, I've done some research and in addition to the dozens upon dozens of pagers in the 26-28 MHz band and 29.7-30 MHz band, the UK use

31.725 MHz
31.750 MHz
31.775 MHz

and I've noted POCSAG signals on 31.75 MHz with just a handheld scanner and a telescopic antenna (CB/11m/10m base loaded antenna, roughly 50" long fully extended). 

Looking forward to more band openings on 11 meters, 10 meters, the VHF low band and 6 meters.  Lots of interesting signals in the 26-28 MHz, 29.7 MHz to 30 MHz and 30-50 MHz low band coming out of the UK, Europe, Latin America...

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Yes! 40 channels 26.965 to 27.405 MHz (listed one by one) plus a continuous allocation 27.415 MHz to 27.855 MHz, which usually are stepped every 5 kHz by the freebanders.

I'm glad to hear they've opened that spectrum up for regular AM and FM use as well as 5 kHz step SSB freebander use. 

The 25.615 MHz to 27.995 MHz band is de facto CB here in the USA, especially the "lowers and uppers" or "120 channels" (26.515 MHz to 27.855 MHz).  The lower frequencies (Band A and Band B - that is, 25615 to 26055 and 26065 to 26505, are still very popular with hunt clubs, trucking companies, logging companies, farmers, etc.  A basic AM/FM 360 channel mobile radio (like a Connex 3300 or similar rig) and now the Chinese rigs - are very popular. 

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In Greece, since December 31, 2021, freebanding is legal !

Accrding to the current frequency allocation tables, CB radio uses the regular 40 US channels: 26965 - 27405. In addition, CB is allocated on a secondary basis 27415 - 27885 kHz without channelization !

Awesome.  So Greece currently has...80 channels?  26.965 MHz to 27.855 MHz?  Or Band D + Band E?  Or is it just 26.965 MHz to 27.405 MHz (40 channels) + 27.415 MHz to 27.855 MHz (or 27.885 MHz?) in de facto 5 kHz steps? 

Pretty cool either way.    Seems like this is the direction many countries are taking:

UK has 80 channels - 40 standard EU or CEPT "mid band" or US CB channels 26.965 MHz - 27.405 MHz (AM/FM/SSB permitted) + the 40 UK FM "27/81" channels (FM only) 27.60125 MHz - 27.99125 MHz

Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic have 80 channels - 40 standard EU or CEPT "mid band" or US CB channels 26.965 MHz - 27.405 MHz (AM/FM/SSB permitted) + 40 additional channels 26.565 MHz to 26.955 MHz (straight 10 kHz channel steps, no skips, with 26.565 MHz being Channel 41, 26.575 MHz being Channel 42, up to 26.945 MHz being Channel 79 and 26.955 MHz being Channel 80).  Channels 41-80 are FM mode only (or FM like data modes, FSK, AX.25 packet radio, etc.) 

Russia has two sets of 120 channels

The European band plan or "raster" - the "fives" with the channel frequencies ending in 5

26.515 MHz to 26.955 MHz - Band B
26.965 MHz to 27.405 MHz - Band C - standard CB band
27.415 MHz to 27.855 MHz - Band D

And the Polish band plan/original Russian band plan or "raster" - the "zeros", identical to the standard CB radio channel plan but -5 kHz so

26.510 MHz to 26.950 MHz - Band B
26.960 MHz to 27.400 MHz - Band C - standard Polish zero raster CB band
27.410 MHz to 27.850 MHz - Band D

It's easy to see "Band A" - 26.055 MHz to 26.505 MHz and 26.050 MHz to 26.500 MHz

The band identifiers are sometimes moved "up one" (to match the standard A-B-C-D-E-F band 25.615 MHz - 28.305 MHz export radio band plan).

Russia effectively has 5 kHz steps.  Channels are given an alphanumeric designation to indicate

Band (B, C, D)
Channel (1-40)
Band Plan (Zeros or Fives) or Channel Raster - European (standard) is "E" and the Polish CB channel plan is "P"
Mode - A for AM mode or F for FM mode (some radios show AM for AM mode and FM for FM mode)

So

27.185 MHz AM would be Channel C19EA or Channel C19EAM or Channel C19E AM

27.180 MHz FM would be Channel C19PF or Channel C19PFM or Channel C19P FM

27.635 MHz FM would be Channel D19EF or Channel D19EFM or Channel D19E FM

The skipped "A" channels (RC and data channels) are also heavily used.  Radios sold for that market will have a +10 kHz switch and a -5 kHz switch.  This means that the top frequency 27.855 MHz actually is 27.865 MHz (or 27.860 MHz) because you could go to Channel 40 on the high band and then flick the +10kHz switch.
 
Confusingly, these have an "A" added to them (3A, 7A, 11A, 15A, 19A) for the three bands:

European channel plan

Channel B03A - 26.545 MHz - Channel 3A "down one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band C, Channel 3A) - on the "zero" raster - 26.540 MHz
Channel B07A - 26.595 MHz - Channel 7A "down one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band C, Channel 7A) - on the "zero" raster - 26.590 MHz
Channel B11A - 26.645 MHz - Channel 11A "down one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band C, Channel 11A) - on the "zero" raster - 26.640 MHz
Channel B15A - 26.695 MHz - Channel 15A "down one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band C, Channel 15A) - on the "zero" raster - 26.690 MHz
Channel B19A - 26.745 MHz - Channel 19A "down one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band C, Channel 15A) - on the "zero" raster - 26.740 MHz

Channel C03A - 26.995 MHz - Channel 3A (on regular export radios, this would be Band D, Channel 3A) - on the "zero" raster - 26.990 MHz
Channel C07A - 27.045 MHz - Channel 7A (on regular export radios, this would be Band D, Channel 7A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.040 MHz
Channel C11A - 27.095 MHz - Channel 11A (on regular export radios, this would be Band D, Channel 11A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.090 MHz
Channel C15A - 27.145 MHz - Channel 15A (on regular export radios, this would be Band D, Channel 15A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.140 MHz
Channel C19A - 27.195 MHz - Channel 19A (on regular export radios, this would be Band D, Channel 15A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.190 MHz

Channel D03A - 27.445 MHz - Channel 3A "up one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band E, Channel 3A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.440 MHz
Channel D07A - 27.495 MHz - Channel 7A "up one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band E, Channel 7A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.490 MHz
Channel D11A - 27.545 MHz - Channel 11A "up one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band E, Channel 11A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.540 MHz
Channel D15A - 27.595 MHz - Channel 15A "up one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band E, Channel 15A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.590 MHz
Channel D19A - 27.645 MHz - Channel 19A "up one band" (on regular export radios, this would be Band E, Channel 15A) - on the "zero" raster - 27.640 MHz


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11m and 10m are both extremely busy.  Checking VHF low band now...noted Fort Hood Range Control on 30.450 MHz FM 30.450 FM.  Good signals.


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Heard locally (using a handheld scanner!) and via the N1NTE KiwiSDR.

POCSAG bursts on 31.75 MHz 31,750 FM 31.750 MHz FM.  Fading in and out.  Known use in Europe.  12.5 kHz steps...but right now 31.75 MHz seems to be the active one (or the strongest one).

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10/11 meters / French on 29875 FM - 1420 / 1425 UTC - 7 November 2022
« on: November 07, 2022, 1425 UTC »
Heard via W3HFU while hunting for POCSAG pager signals on 29750, 29800, 29850, 29900 and 29950. 

Good signals, 29875 FM 29.875 FM 29.875 MHz FM. French language. 

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Another band opening today:

Pagers and data signals from UK paging systems, European pager and data link and other telemetry systems.  European "harmonized" paging band is apparently 26.2 MHz to 26.935 MHz (other sources say 26.225 MHz to 26.935 MHz or 26.2 MHz to 26.955 MHz) but numerous systems operate outside that range


26150 FM - 26.150 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.15 MHz paging data bursts
26200 FM - 26.200 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.2 MHz paging data bursts
26235 FM - 26.235 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - UK on site hospital paging frequency (also 26.238 MHz 26.237 MHz 26.2375 MHz)
26250 FM - 26.250 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.25 MHz paging pager 26 MHz band
26350 FM - 26.350 MHz - POCSAG pager bursts - every few seconds or so
26400 FM - 26.400 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.4 MHz paging data bursts
26450 FM - 26.450 MHz - Strong POCSAG pager bursts
26500 FM - 26.500 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals (mixing with FM voice signals on 26.505 MHz and SSB voice)
26550 FM - 26.550 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.55 MHz paging data bursts
26600 FM - 26.600 MHz - POCSAG paging bursts - mixing in with voice traffic on/near frequency
26650 FM - 26.650 MHz - POCSAG signals, mixing with FSK bursts
26695 FM - 26.695 MHz - POCSAG pager signals - numerous pagers on top of each other
26745 FM - 26.745 MHz - POCSAG pager signals paging 26MHz POCSAG
26800 FM - 26.800 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.8 MHz paging data bursts
26850 FM - 26.850 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.85 MHz paging data bursts
26900 FM - 26.900 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 26.9 MHz paging data bursts
26905 FM - 26.905 MHz - FSK data signal - nearly constant transmission
26935 FM - 26.935 MHz - FSK data bursts
26940 FM - 26.940 MHz - FSK data bursts
26945 FM - 26.945 MHz - FSK or MFSK data bursts, reminds me of the signals usually heard on 26.995, 27.195 or 27.255 MHz
26950 FM - 26.950 MHz - POCSAG pager signals mixing with a stead data burst transmission 26.950 MHz 26,950 kHz
26955 FM - 26.955 MHz - Data bursts - fairly good signals
26960 FM - 26.960 MHz - Data bursts
26995 FM - 26.995 MHz - The usual suspects here - lots of FSK data packet bursts
27000 FM - 27.000 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals on 27.000 MHz 27MHz pagers
27045 FM - 27.045 MHz - Very strong data bursts, also POCSAG signals (I think this is the first time I've heard POCSAG paging on 27045!)
27050 FM - 27.050 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals on 27.050 MHz
27095 FM - 27.095 MHz - Unique data signals noted here - 3-4 kHz wide, FSK signal (centered right on 27095.0 kHz)
27095 FM - 27.095 MHz - FSK data packet bursts
27100 FM - 27.100 MHz - POCSAG pager signals, weak, but there...very heavy QRM from 27.085 MHz AM [CB Channel 11 AM]
27145 FM - 27.145 MHz - FSK data packet bursts, typical Part 95 C RCRS signals
27150 FM - 27.150 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 27.150 MHz paging data bursts
27150 FM - 27.150 MHz - Narrowband FSK bursts - centered on 27,150
27195 FM - 27.195 MHz - FSK signals, 27.196 MHz, 1.5 kHz wide
27195 FM - 27.195 MHz - The usual FSK data packet bursts
27215 FM - 27.215 MHz - CB Channel 21 - Packet radio bursts, mixing in with numerous different languages
27235 FM - 27.235 MHz - CB Channel 24 - Packet radio bursts
27240 FM - 27.240 MHz - POCSAG and data bursts, very messy
27245 FM - 27.245 MHz - CB Channel 25 - Packet radio bursts, ROS digital mode
27255 FM - 27.255 MHz - CB Channel 23 (RCRS) - Lots of different FSK bursts on frequency at once, not hearing any pagers at the moment
27300 FM - 27.300 MHz - Very strong POCSAG pager paging signals
27450 FM - 27.450 MHz - FM carrier
27450 FM - 27.450 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - 27.45 MHz paging data bursts
27500 FM - 27.500 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals, getting obliterated by SSB QRM
27600 FM - 27.600 MHz - POCSAG pager paging signals - readable but still suffering from SSB QRM and QRM from UK FM CB Channel 1 - 27.601 FM (27.60125 MHz FM)
27700 FM - 27.700 MHz - Strong POCSAG bursts - some QRM from UK FM and SSB chatter
27850 FM - 27.850 MHz - POCSAG pager paging bursts, some QRM from UK FM and SSB signals


Revisiting the band around 1440 local (1940 UTC) via the W3HFU KiwiSDR - noting a lot more US stations and Latin American stations, especially on the 25 MHz band and 26 MHz band (low channels)

25635 LSB - 25.635 MHz LSB - Spanish language, lots of QRM from over the horizon radar OTH Radar
25685 AM - 25.685 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.685 MHz taxi dispatch
25695 AM - 25.695 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.695 MHz taxi dispatch
25705 AM - 25.705 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.705 MHz taxi dispatch
25725 AM - 25.725 MHz AM - Hearing what sounds like truckers - English language...talking about traffic, turning here, etc.  informal chatter
25735 LSB - 25.735 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter
25735 AM - 25.735 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - AM mode (getting clobbered by the SSB QRM)
25775 LSB - 25.775 MHz LSB - Spanish language freebanders - similar to the guys heard on 25.735 LSB and 25.635 LSB
25785 AM - 25.785 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.785 MHz taxi dispatch
25835 AM - 25.835 MHz AM - Truckers using export radios, similar to CB channel 19 type chatter (this is channel 19 "down three bands" or Band A, channel 19)
25865 AM - 25.865 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.865 MHz taxi dispatch
25875 LSB - 25.875 MHz LSB - Spanish speaking freebander chatter
25905 AM - 25.905 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.905 MHz taxi dispatch
25925 AM - 25.925 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 25.925 MHz taxi dispatch
25950 FM - 25.950 MHz FM - Very faint FM carrier noted - likely a studio transmitter link STL on 25.95 MHz FM
25985 LSB - 25.985 MHz LSB - The usual Spanish speaking freebanders - they hang out down here on 25.985 MHz LSB mode
26005 AM - 26.005 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher taxi cabs on 25 Mhz 26 MHz band
26035 AM - 26.035 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 26.035 MHz taxi dispatch
26055 LSB - 26.055 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter
26375 AM - 26.375 MHz AM - Very busy Spanish language chatter - reminds me of CB Channel 9 or 26.585 MHz, 26.595 MHz, 26.705 MHz, etc.
26495 AM - 26.495 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - female taxi dispatcher YL Spanish taxi lady 26.495 MHz taxi dispatch
26500 LSB - 26.500 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter - well-known Caribbean out of band frequency (also in USB mode 26.500 MHz USB)
26540 LSB - 26.540 MHz LSB - Stations that QSY'ed from 26.555 LSB
26545 AM - 26.545 MHz AM - US stations, talking about road conditions
26555 LSB - 26.555 MHz LSB - Spanish language, very very busy
26575 AM - 26.575 MHz AM - Latin American chatter, heavy QRM
26585 AM - 26.585 MHz AM - Very very busy, QRM city
26615 AM - 26.615 MHz AM - Spanish language chatter
26805 FM - 26.805 MHz FM  - POCSAG signal - long bursts (not non-stop like the European 26 MHz pagers seem to be) pager 26.805 MHz
26835 FM - 26.835 MHz FM - FSK data signal - roughly 6 kHz wide
26950 FM - 26.950 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signal - very weak, likely fading out

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10/11 meters / 11 meter activity 3 Nov 2022
« on: November 03, 2022, 1232 UTC »
Band is already open this morning, noting lots of SSB activity above CB Channel 40, also the beginnings of the pagers (26 MHz and 27 MHz) and data links.  Some FM signals starting to appear on 27.781 MHz, 27.801 MHz and 27.881 MHz (all UK FM CB frequencies) at 1230 UTC.


25855 AM - 25.855 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
25895 AM - 25.895 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
25955 AM - 25.955 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
26135 AM - 26.135 MHz AM - Spanish language chatter
26150 FM - 26.150 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.150 MHz pagers
26200 FM - 26.200 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.200 MHz pagers
26235 FM - 26.235 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.235 MHz pagers
26250 FM - 26.250 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.25 MHz several signals on top of each other
26350 FM - 26.350 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.350 MHz pagers
26425 USB - 26.425 MHz USB - Polish language chatter 26,425 USB
26435 USB - 26.435 MHz USB - Polish language chatter 26,435 USB
26450 FM - 26.450 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.450 MHz pagers
26500 FM - 26.500 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.500 MHz pagers
26505 LSB - 26.505 MHz LSB - UNID language, weak SSB signals noted
26525 LSB - 26.525 MHz LSB - Spanish language freebanders
26555 LSB - 26.555 MHz LSB - Spanish language freebanders - calling frequency (see also: 27.455 MHz USB)
26585 AM - 26.585 MHz AM - Spanish language - very busy frequency
26600 FM - 26.600 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.600 MHz pagers
26605 FM - 26.605 MHz FM - German CB chatter
26615 AM - 26.615 MHz AM - Spanish language
26630 FM - 26.630 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals (offset?) 26.63 MHz pager
26635 FM - 26.635 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.635 MHz pagers
26650 FM - 26.650 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.650 MHz pagers
26655 AM - 26.655 MHz AM - Spanish language
26665 AM - 26.665 MHz AM - Spanish language
26685 FM - 26.685 MHz FM - German language chatter heard
26695 FM - 26.695 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.695 MHz pagers
26700 FM - 26.700 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.700 MHz pagers 
26705 FM - 26.705 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.705 MHz pagers
26725 AM - 26.725 MHz AM - Spanish speaking stations, heavy fading
26735 AM - 26.735 MHz AM - Strong US stations, likely truckers using export radios 26.735 AM
26745 FM - 26.745 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.745 MHz pagers
26755 FM - 26.755 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.755 MHz pagers
26765 AM - 26.765 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
26805 FM - 26.805 MHz FM - 26.805 FM DX group very busy
26815 AM - 26.815 MHz AM - Spanish language? very heavy fading at 1237 UTC
26900 FM - 26.900 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.900 MHz pagers
26925 FM - 26.925 MHz FM - Sounds like German to me
26945 FM - 26.945 MHz FM - Data bursts
26950 FM - 26.950 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 26.950 MHz pagers 
26950 FM - 26.950 MHz FM - Different type of data signal on same frequency
26955 FM - 26.955 MHz FM - FM voice signal noted (not data/pager - as of 1238 UTC)
26955 USB - 26.955 MHz USB - Getting obliterated by very wide QRM splatter from 26965 AM, 27025 AM
26960 FM - 26.960 MHz FM - Data bursts

27195 FM - 27.195 MHz FM - Very very strong data bursts 5-6 kHz wide, not the signal usually heard here
27220 FM - 27.220 MHz FM - UNID language, FM mode
27235 FM - 27.235 MHz FM - Mix of voice, data and packet bursts
27235 USB - 27.235 MHz USB - ROS data mode digital mode ROS
27245 FM - 27.245 MHz FM - Mix of voice, data and packet bursts
27245 USB - 27.245 MHz USB - ROS data mode digital mode ROS
27247 FM - 27.247 MHz FM - FSK data signal - very strong
27250 FM - 27.250 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 27.250 MHz pagers
27255 FM - 27.255 MHz FM - Numerous different digital modes and data bursts on frequency
27320 LSB - 27.320 MHz LSB - Portuguese chatter, very good signals
27340 LSB - 27.340 MHz LSB - Several different stations on top of each other - SSB signals every 5 kHz in this area
27350 FM - 27.350 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 27.350 MHz pager


27450 FM - 27.450 MHz FM - POCSAG pager paging signals 27.450 MHz pager
27450 FM - 27.450 MHz FM - Carrier signal with data bursts - carrier is on 27450.1 27.450.1 MHz
27635 USB - 27.635 MHz USB - ROS data mode ROS digital mode ROS digimode
27651 FM - 27.65125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 6 - active
27655 AM - 27.655 MHz AM - Sounds like US stations - probably truck drivers - CB Channel 20 "up one band"
27665 USB - 27.665 MHz USB - Spanish language
27675 USB - 27.675 MHz USB - Portuguese
27680 USB - 27.680 MHz USB - Spanish language freeband chatter
27681 FM - 27.68125 MHz FM - Carrier signal faded and then right back out - UK FM CB Channel 9
27685 AM - 27.685 MHz AM - Sounds like truck drivers 27.685 AM
27695 LSB - 27.695 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter, typical frequency
27695 USB - 27.695 MHz USB - Spanish language chatter
27700 USB - 27.700 MHz USB - SSTV signals noted...
27710 USB - 27.710 MHz USB - Spanish speaking chatter
27715 USB - 27.715 MHz USB - Portuguese language heard, fair to weak
27735 AM - 27.735 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
27735 FM - 27.735 MHz FM - German language chatter
27755 AM - 27.755 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
27761 FM - 27.76125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 17 active UK CB radio chatter
27765 AM - 27.765 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady good signals
27775 AM - 27.775 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady, can hear OM taxi drivers replying to her 27.775 MHz AM taxicab radio
27781 FM - 27.78125 MHz FM - UK FM CB radio chatter coming in now - UK FM CB Channel 19 27.781 MHz FM
27785 AM - 27.785 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
27791 FM - 27.79125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 20
27795 AM - 27.795 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
27815 USB - 27.815 MHz USB - Spanish language chatter, much stronger than the taxicab dispatcher on frequency
27815 USB - 27.815 MHz USB - Portuguese as well - now French on frequency!
27815 AM - 27.815 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
27821 FM - 27.82125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 23
27831 FM - 27.83125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 24
27841 FM - 27.84125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 25
27855 USB - 27.855 MHz USB - Freebanders - Channel 40 "Band E"
27861 FM - 27.86125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 27
27865 AM - 27.865 MHz  AM - Taxi dispatcher YL SS Spanish language taxi dispatch lady
27875 LSB - 27.875 MHz LSB - "QRZed..." "they can only tell" also hearing Spanish on frequency
27881 FM - 27.88125 MHz FM - UK FM CB chatter - UK FM CB Channel 29
27891 FM - 27.89125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 30
27900 USB - 27.900 MHz USB - French language
27901 FM - 27.90125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 31 - Fading in and out, heavy QRM from 27.900 MHz USB
27910 FM - 27.910 MHz FM - FSK data bursts - narrow band (not POCSAG and not the usual 27 MHz RCRS signals)
27941 FM - 27.94125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 35 - strong unmodulated carrier at 1438 UTC
27961 FM - 27.96125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 37 - very strong
27971 FM - 27.97125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 38
27975 FM - 27.975 MHz FM - Somebody doing radio testing?  Noted FM signal on 27.975 MHz
27975 FM - 27.975 MHz FSK Data link signals noted - 3-4 kHz wide, doesn't sound like a pager...
27981 FM - 27.98125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 39
27991 FM - 27.99125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 40
27995 USB - 27.995 MHz USB - Spanish language chatter
27996 USB - 27.996 MHz USB - Yes, they're using 27.996 MHz USB - French language - sort of like the guys on 28.000 MHz FM
28000 FM - 28.000 MHz FM - German language - previously monitored activity on 28.000 FM

14
10/11 meters / Re: 11 meter activity 2 Nov 2022
« on: November 03, 2022, 1230 UTC »
27.695 LSB and USB are good spots to check.

Others:

27.655 MHz to 27.715 MHz (5 kHz steps, LSB and USB, mostly USB...27.665 USB and 27.695 USB/LSB are big ones)

27.515 MHz LSB - Caribbean Sea, associated with The Knight Patrol (DX club) - nearby frequencies 27.510 LSB and 27.520 LSB
27.455 MHz USB
26.555 MHz LSB (and nearby frequencies - 26.540 MHz LSB, 26.545 MHz LSB
26.225 MHz USB (and nearby frequencies - 26.230 MHz USB, 26.235 MHz USB, 26.240 MHz USB)

As far as AM goes:

26.585 MHz AM - Very popular
26.595 MHz AM
26.605 MHz AM
26.575 MHz AM
26.705 MHz AM
26.715 MHz AM
26.725 MHz AM
26.905 MHz AM
26.935 MHz AM
27.065 MHz AM - CB Channel 9 - used as a Latin American/Spanish language calling channel

15
10/11 meters / 11 meter activity 2 Nov 2022
« on: November 02, 2022, 1311 UTC »
Noted 27515 LSB active with Caribbean stations, some of the UK FM channels starting to wake up.




28000 FM - 28.000 MHz FM - German language chatter, some QRM from CW signals (after all, they're right on the bottom edge of the 10 meter band!
27995 USB - 27.995 MHz USB - French language chatter
27995 FM - 27.995 MHz FM - FM signals noted - with tell-tale roger beep end of transmission
27991 FM - 27.991 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 40 27.99125 MHz FM - "across the green" "can't catch that" "man, that greeen!"
27921 FM - 27.921 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 33 27.92125 MHz FM - UK CB chatter, similar to whats heard on 27.781 FM, 27.991 FM, etc.
27920 USB - 27.920 MHz USB - French language
27905 USB - 27.905 MHz USB - French language, very good signals
27881 FM - 27.881 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 29 27.88125 MHz FM - Another dead air carrier, but strong signal, fading back down as of 1329 UTC
27851 FM - 27.851 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 24 27.85125 MHz FM - Heavy QRM from the pager signal on 27.850 MHz
27841 FM - 27.841 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 23 27.84125 MHz FM - Unmodulated FM carrier
27781 FM - 27.781 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 19 27.78125 MHz FM - Several stations on top of each other
27715 AM - 27.715 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady YL Spanish language reading numbers in Spanish taxi dispatch
27661 FM - 27.661 MHz FM UK FM CB Channel 7 27.66125 MHz FM - very bad QRM from 27.660 MHz USB and 27.665 MHz USB
27635 USB - 27.635 MHz USB - ROS data mode ROS digital mode 27.635 USB
27500 FM - 27.500 MHz FM - Yes, somebody is running FM voice on 27.500 MHz - but there's so much SSB QRM that ID is very difficult
27465 AM - 27.465 MHz AM - Italy coming in nice and strong
27295 FM - 27.295 MHz FM - "Good morning Mississippi USA, "25 Liverpool" getting slammed by POCSAG on 27.300 MHz
27275 USB - 27.275 MHz USB - UK stations, mixing with what sounds like Portuguese (AM and FM mixing together)
27245 USB - 27.245 MHz USB - ROS data mode ROS digital mode signals
27235 FM - 27.235 MHz FM - Packet radio, ROS data mode, multiple digital modes on top of each other
27235 USB - 27.235 MHz USB - ROS data mode ROS digital mode signals
27224 LSB - 27.224 MHz LSB - "hello one, one, one three, one three, one three" - checked also 27.2222 MHz and 27.2234 MHz
27215 USB - 27.215 MHz USB - Radio checks
27060 FM - 27.060 MHz FM - German?  Not sure, real bad QRM from Spanish language chatter on 27065 AM
26845 FM - 26.845 MHz FM - German language, heavy QRM from POCSAG signal on 26850 26.850 MHz
26765 AM - 26.765 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady YL Spanish language reading numbers in Spanish taxi dispatch
26765 FM - 26.765 MHz FM - Sounds like UK stations, also hearing German language chatter
26165 AM - 26.165 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady YL Spanish language reading numbers in Spanish taxi dispatch
26035 AM - 26.035 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady YL Spanish language reading numbers in Spanish taxi dispatch
25695 AM - 25.695 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady YL Spanish language reading numbers in Spanish taxi dispatch
25645 AM - 25.645 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady YL Spanish language reading numbers in Spanish taxi dispatch 


POCSAG paging signals on:

29900 FM - 29.900 MHz - Sporadic signal - POCSAG 29.9 MHz
29800 FM - 29.800 MHz - POCSAG 29.8 MHz
27950 FM - 27.950 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 27.95 MHz 27.950 FM faded in around 1330 UTC
27850 FM - 27.850 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 27.85 MHz 27.850 FM
27700 FM - 27.700 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 27.700 MHz - faded in
27650 FM - 27.650 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 27.65 MHz 27.650 FM
27550 FM - 27.550 MHz - POCSAG pager (weak) mixing in with SSB chatter on 27.555 MHz etc
27450 FM - 27.450 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 27.45 MHz 27.450 FM - carrier signal sent when idle
27350 FM - 27.350 MHz - mixing with AM and FM CB signals POCSAG pager on 27.350 MHz
27200 FM - 27.200 MHz - mixing with AM and FM CB signals, including very strong signals on 27.205 FM CB Channel 20 FM POCSAG pager on 27.2 MHz
27003 FM - 27.003 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 27.003 MHz or 27.002 MHz wide POCSAG signal
26950 FM - 26.950 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.95 MHz 26.950 FM
26900 FM - 26.900 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.9 MHz 26.900 FM
26855 FM - 26.855 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.855 MHz 26.855 FM
26850 FM - 26.850 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.85 MHz 26.850 FM
26745 FM - 26.745 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.745 MHz 26.745 FM
26695 FM - 26.695 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.695 MHz 26.695 FM
26500 FM - 26.500 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.5 MHz 26.500 FM
26350 FM - 26.350 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.35 MHz 26.350 FM
26250 FM - 26.250 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.25 MHz 26.250 FM
26150 FM - 26.150 MHz - POCSAG pager paging 26.15 MHz 26.150 FM

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