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1516
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 13 Febuary 2016 2000 UTC +
« on: February 13, 2016, 2136 UTC »
Per the #pirateradio IRC chatroom tip, checking 11 meters yielded some logs.  But first, some banter about 11 meter freebanding and the rapid proliferation of "export" or "10-meter" radios.  These radios are sold in Europe as "10 meter radios" or, more commonly as "multi-norm", i.e. the radio's menu allow the user to select the country they are operating in.  Select "RU" for Russia and the radio works on 25615 to 30105 kHz AM/FM....Hmmmm

SS = Spanish language.  I speak a little Spanish.  EE = English language. It is easy to discern regular CB operator/trucker traffic vs. taxicab dispatch traffic because taxi companies usually use female dispatchers (YLs) who will be reading lots of numbers (addresses and fare amounts, etc) and generally have a distinctive roger beep, music playing underneath the dispatchers voice, etc to identify a particular dispatcher from other traffic on frequency.  The taxi cabs themselves generally run Superstar 158EDX (24265-29665), Voyage VR9000 (25615-28305) or similar export radios or "street legal" AM CBs with "channel kits" in them, usually expanding coverage to 3 bands of 40 channels "low/mid/high" 26515-27855.  Whatever the radio used, it is generally mated to an amplifier to get through all the noise and QRM.  Many of them are running well over 100 watts.  I imagine the dispatchers are running similar setups, only with much better antennas - which is why they are easier to hear.  On several occasions, however, I have heard the taxi drivers talking back to the dispatcher.  Commonly logged taxi frequencies are in the lower part of 11 meters (start at 25615 kHz) and the upper part of the band, around 27775.  I've heard taxis using 27995 AM before.  Check out 25775, 26005, 26905, 27425, 27515, 27805 and 27815 (all AM).  

When the band is really open, you will likely hear AM and FM voice traffic in the bottom parts of the 10 meter ham band.  Common 10 meter "intruder" frequencies that I have logged include 28005 kHz AM, 28055 kHz AM, 28065 kHz AM, 28085 kHz AM, and 28305 kHz AM.  As most export radios highest frequency is 28305 kHz, most of the activity should be contained to below that frequency.  Some stop at 28755 kHz or even 29655 kHz.  However, as Chinese radios proliferate, this will likely change.  These radios cover the entire 10 meter amateur band in "export" or "Russia" mode and even into the very bottom of VHF.  Usual coverage is 25615 - 30105 AM/FM.  

My listening setup favors propagation from "south of the border" but I do hear European 11 meter DX quite often as well.  It is important to keep in mind that the UK FM CB (known as "27/81" or the "Muppet" band, or just "UK FM band") band overlaps with many of the popular Latin American freeband frequencies.  UK FM CB band extends from 27601.25 to 27991.25 kHz in 10 kHz steps with no gaps or weird channel sequence like the US/European Community "CEPT" or "mid band".  

Additionally, the UK has legalized use of the 40 US channels (26965-27405 in 10 kHz steps with gaps at 26995, 27045, 27095, 27145 and 27195) and the 40 UK FM channels for their Community Audio Distribution Service (CADS) system.  This allows churches and other organizations to broadcast their church services live on any one of the 80 available frequencies - 40 US/CEPT mid band channels + 40 UK FM offset channels with a maximum of 4 watts power in FM mode.  Ireland has a similar system in place, called the Wireless Public Address System or WPAS.  Ireland officially authorizes 80 channels as well. However, the frequency plan is a bit strange.  Ireland allows use of the 40 UK FM channels (interestingly enough, Ireland allows FM and AM on the UK 40) plus 27605 to 27995 in straight 10 kHz sequence - AM/FM allowed.  Now, this obviously produces a total of 80 channels but with either 3.75 kHz or 6.25 kHz spacing between each channel...which isn't enough for AM or the "narrow" FM used on the CB bands.  This may explain why some Irish churches are using the zero offset frequencies (say, 27600 instead of 27601.25).  This likely still does not entirely solve the adjacent-channel interference issue but I doubt Ireland's ComReg really cares either way. 4 watts maximum output power in FM mode or 4 watts carrier power in AM mode.  Many Irish churches can be found in the 27600 to 27995 range, but there are others using the US CB allocation "mid band" as well, even though this is technically illegal in Ireland.  

When the band is open to both Europe and the Americas, things can get quite interesting, considering the various overlapping frequency "plans" and modes in place.  Many European countries have recently legalized use of AM/SSB on the US CB band.  Some, however, still only allow FM.  The UK still only allows FM mode on their 27/81 allocation with the odd offset.  There are rumors that this band may eventually be taken away, although I don't see that realistically happening considering how much equipment is out there.  Germany allows for 80 channels.  The US FCC 40 channels, with AM/FM modes allowed, and another 40 channels, 26565-26955, in straight 10 kHz sequence, and only FM mode allowed.  Packet radio and store-and-forward repeating is allowed on some of these frequencies.  In Russia, the CB band is de facto export bands A through E (25615 to 27855).  Some cities even transmit automated weather and traffic information on 27635 FM.  This has been reported in Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Russians also make use of the "Polish" or "zeros" - that is, the channel -5kHz.  So instead of 26965-27405, you have 26960-27400.  Taxi and trucking companies make heavy use of the 11 meter band in Russia and Eastern Europe (the CIS, former USSR, etc).  There are several known simplex repeaters operating in the 11 meter band in that part of the world.  Some are CTCSS (PL) tone squelch operated and others are carrier squelch or DTMF operated.  

In the Americas, AM and SSB are the only modes allowed legally and by far the modes used on the 11 meter band.  FM is seen from time to time, along with various digital modes such as PSK31.  SSTV is on 27700 USB and 27735 USB worldwide.  I know of at least one 11 meter band simplex repeater operating in the United States, and there are likely several others, including cross-band repeaters using the VHF CB (MURS) band at 151/154 MHz or the FRS/GMRS allocation at 462/467 MHz.  Similar cross-band repeaters using the PMR446 allocation (446.0-446.2 MHz) and 27 MHz are likely operating in Europe.  

25000 WWV
25615 AM - SS taxi dispatch (weak, with weird "warbling" QRM on top)
25645 AM - SS
25735 AM - SS
25805 AM - SS, weak
25875 AM - SS
25885 AM - SS with more data/"warble" signals
25910 FM - STL right at noise level (see also 25950 FM)
25915 AM - SS
25950 FM - STL right at noise level
25975 AM - Carrier here, no audio discernible
26025 AM - SS, weak
26075 AM - SS, YL down in the noise, maybe a taxi company
26105 AM - SS, weak but there
26165 AM - SS weak rapid fades
26225 USB - SS, Mexican accents
26375 AM - SS
26395 AM - SS, with roger beeps, etc.  Lots of fading
26445 AM - SS, OM talking with echo/reverb effects.  Lots of fading here too, similar to 26395 AM
26450 +/- 40 kHz - Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR).  Moving up and down the band, very loud.
26515 AM - Taxicab Dispatch (SS speaking YL), weak
26525 AM - SS
26555 LSB - SS - This is one of the major Latin American SSB calling frequencies.  See also 26705, 26715, 26725, 27065, 27455 USB, 27515 LSB
26565 AM - SS, with roger beeps, echo/reverb fx and roger beeps.  Music underneath OM talking.  Strong signals
26585 AM - Mexican AM calling frequency.  Usually quite active.  Hearing lots of stations on here at once
26595 AM - SS, Mexican accent OM talking.  S9+30 very strong signal and loud, punchy audio.
26605 AM - SS, with echo and roger beeps, sound effects noise toys etc
26615 AM - SS, "Puerto Rico Calling"
26635 AM - SS
26645 AM - SS
26665 AM - SS, fading
26685 AM - SS, OM talking.  Fading up to S9 and then back down into the noise rapidly
26715 AM - SS
26735 AM - EE, weak.  Channel 19 "down one band" 27185 - 450 kHz = 26735
26815 AM - EE, Southern accents, rapid fade.  Sporadic-E maybe?
26885 AM - EE, Southern accents
26905 AM - SS Taxicab Dispatch, YL with single roger beep.  S9 signal with very little fading.
26915 AM - EE, Southern accents.  This is a common US AM CB "freeband" calling frequency.  See also 26775, 26815, 26835 and 26955 for "low band"
26945 AM - SS, weak
----begin US CB Band "Mid band" or "CEPT band" 26965-27405 in 10 kHz steps----
26965 AM - CB Channel 1 - EE, Southern accents
26995 AM - R/C Channel - "CB Channel 3A" - Spanish speaking YL dispatcher heard talking to OMs.  Taxis, etc.
27015 AM - CB Channel 5 - SS, very messy.  S7 to S9 level het
27025 AM - CB Channel 6 - EE - The Superbowl.  Full scale signals, some splatter
27035 AM - CB Channel 7 - SS.  Similar to 27015 CB CH 5 AM
27045 AM - R/C Channel - "CB Channel 7A" - accessible via the "+10kHz" switch on most exports.  Spanish speaking traffic, possibly taxis
27065 AM - CB Channel 9 - SS AM calling channel.  Similar to 26585, 26705, etc
27085 AM - CB Channel 11 - "Hey 214 around Virginia Triple 9 Looking at you Break Break!" lots of other stations at once.  US AM CB Calling Freq
27095 AM - R/C Channel - "CB Channel 11A" - See 27045.  Spanish language heard.  See also 27095, 27145, 27195
27105 AM - CB Channel 12 - EE/SS stations.  Heavy QRM
27125 AM - CB Channel 14 - Truckers, with lots of het/QRM/mess underneath
27165 AM - CB Channel 17 - EE, Southern US accents, fading
27185 AM - CB Channel 19 - S7 to S9 noise level.  Some voices coming out of the "mud" but nothing intelligible.  
27195 AM - R/C Channel "CB Channel 19A" - "Catch you later sideways, Black Swan and I'm gone".  S9+30 VERY LOUD
27205 AM - CB Channel 20 - EE, heavy QRM
27215 AM - CB Channel 21 - EE, distorted audio, caught "real tough guy"
27225 AM - CB Channel 22 - Similar to 27215, hearing lots of roger beeps
27245 AM - CB Channel 25 - SS, with roger beeps.  Hearing somebody saying HOLA! HOLA! HOLA! over and over.  Splatter from 27225
27255 AM - CB Channel 23 - S9+30 (full scale) data bursts/pager.  Voice traffic underneath
27265 AM - CB Channel 26 - US AM Skip Shooting (DX) Channel.  Very busy
27275 AM - CB Channel 27 - SS Spanish language, fighting QRM from 27265 and 27285
27285 AM - CB Channel 28 - US AM Skip Shooting (DX) Channel.  Similar to 26915, 27085 (CH 11) and 27265 (CH 26)
27305 AM - CB Channel 30 - Very messy, lots of stations.  Hearing Spanish language with roger beeps in there
27315 AM - CB Channel 31 - EE stations down in the noise
27380 LSB - Not a legal CB frequency, between 37 and 38.  Southern US SSB traffic, likely QSYed from 27385 LSB (CH 38)
27385 LSB - CB Channel 38 - US SSB CB DX Calling Frequency.  Not as busy as I expected considering how active the band is
27395 AM - Carrier het heard while listening in LSB mode.  No voice heard but there's something there
27405 AM - CB Channel 40 - Spanish speaking YL heard down in the noise
----end US CB Band "Mid band" or "CEPT band"----
27415 AM - SS YL Spanish language, maybe taxi dispatcher
27420 LSB - EE Southern US accents, various numerical callsigns heard
27425 USB - SS, various QSOs going on at once, heavy fading/QSB
27435 LSB - EE, this is a common American freeband SSB frequency, along with 27425 LSB and various others
27435 USB - SS, weak but readable
27445 USB - SS (with roger beeps).  "Sierra Lima" callsigns heard
27450 USB - SS
27455 USB - SS - Latin American SSB Calling Frequency (see also, 26555 LSB, 27515 LSB, etc)
27465 USB - SS
27470 USB - SS
27475 LSB - EE, weak and with QRM from 27470 USB
27475 USB - SS, strong
27505 AM - SS heard, with SSB in the background that I can't seem to tune in for some reason
27515 LSB - EE/SS - The Knight Patrol CB Club (Jamaica).  Nice loud signals from the Caribbean
27515 AM - SS Spanish speaking YL dispatcher getting clobbered by Jamaicans on 27515 LSB
27535 AM - EE discussing road conditions, traffic, etc.  Probably US-based truckers.  Channel 11 "up one band"
27540 USB - SS
27545 LSB - SS, with QRM from 27540 USB
27545 USB - SS, with roger beep.
27555 USB - International Freeband Calling Frequency "The Triple" "T5", etc.  English-speaking stations calling CQ DX requesting QSY
27580 USB - EE, very thick Jamaican accents.  "Rog-o, back to you!"
27595 USB - SS, weak.  Discussing antennas.  
----begin UK FM CB "27/81" or "Muppet Band" 27601.25 - 27991.25 in 10 kHz sequence.  No gaps like US band----
27605 USB - SS, sounds like Mexican accents
27615 USB - SS, very weak
27630 USB - SS
27635 AM - Truckers, likely somewhere in the USA.  This is Channel 19 "up one band" (27185 + 450 kHz)
27645 LSB - SS
27660 LSB - SS
27665 USB - SS
27670 USB - SS, weak
27680 USB - SS, weak
27685 USB - SS
27690 USB - SS with some sort of data carrier underneath
27695 USB - SS
27705 USB - SS.  No SSTV heard so far :(
27715 USB - SS
27725 AM - SS, possibly taxis or truckers.  No YL dispatcher heard but I'm hearing roger beeps
27775 USB - SS, stations discussing frequencies, radios, etc.  Some fading
27805 AM - SS Spanish language YL, likely taxi dispatcher as this frequency (and 27815 AM) have been noted before
27815 LSB - SS, weak with QRM from 27815 AM
27815 AM - SS Spanish language taxi dispatcher, very weak
27845 AM - SS strong heterodyne/QRM mess
27855 USB - SS station, peaking to S8 nice signal
27895 AM - weak carrier heard here
27935 USB - SS
27945 USB - SS
27955 LSB - SS

Scanned the UK FM allocation 27.60125 to 27.99125 MHz FM and heard nothing except for the SSB traffic noted above in that range of frequencies.  Didn't hear any UK stations on 27555 or similar to that makes sense.


1517
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 11 Febuary 2016 1700 UTC +
« on: February 11, 2016, 1801 UTC »
More Latin American DX rolling in late morning/early afternoon:

26225 USB - Spanish language, strong signals
26235 USB - Spanish language
26305 AM - Spanish language, weak
26365 AM - Spanish language, fading
26375 AM - Spanish language, similar to 26585 AM...lots of roger beeps, etc
26405 AM - Spanish language
26555 LSB - Latin American SSB Calling Freq.  See also, 27455 USB
26585 AM - Mexican AM Calling Channel.  Lots of stations with beeps, music, echo, etc
26605 AM - Spanish language QSO
26635 AM - YL talking, Spanish, possibly taxi
26665 AM - Spanish language, very strong
26715 AM - Puerto Rico, the usual strong signals
26735 AM - US Truckers - channel 19 (27185) down one band (-450 kHz)
26765 AM - "73s from 303 in the tree, we'll see y'all later"
26775 AM - English language, Southern US accents
26815 AM - Similar to 26765 and 26775
26905 AM - Taxi Dispatch Lady YL Spanish Language S9 signal with music under her voice and roger beep
26915 AM - Southern US AM DX channel, active
26945 AM - Strong data signal
26965-27405 - US Legal CB band.  Also known as "mid band" "FCC band" "CEPT band" or "Legal 40"
27425 AM - Spanish language, YL talking with OM
27455 LSB - English language
27455 USB - Spanish language (see also - 26555 LSB)
27475 USB - Spanish language (with QRM from 27480 LSB)
27480 LSB - Southern US Stations having QSO, with QRM from 27475 USB
27505 AM - Truckers
27645 LSB - Spanish language, discussion about stations in Mexico (10 division mentioned)
27665 USB - Spanish language
27690 LSB- Spanish language
27695 LSB - Spanish language
27765 USB - Spanish language
27775 AM - Spanish language, possibly taxis
27805 AM - Spanish language, weak but there's a carrier there
27815 AM - YL Taxicab dispatcher
27845 AM - YL Taxicab dispatcher
27875 AM - Spanish language, weak
27935 AM - YL Taxicab dispatcher, with elaborate roger beep/noise toys
27965 AM - Spanish language, lots of stations on this freq

1518
Via K2SDR WebSDR.  Tuning around the band, came across this at 0110 UTC.  Seems to either be a 1 kHz modulated tone (tuning in USB mode on 6887.0 kHz) or a carrier sitting right on 6888.0 kHz unmodulated.  Fading in and out.  Was strongest at roughly S5-S6 but now (0113 UTC) it is hanging out just above the noise floor.  Some weak pescadore QRM when tuning in USB.  Flipped it over and tuned to 6889.0 kHz LSB and the QRM isn't as bad.  Still hearing the same tone of course.  Not sure how long this has been here but its there.  Slow fades but even at weakest signal level its still stronger than the distant marine SSB traffic nearby this frequency. 

1519
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925.1 AM 0030 UTC 02/09/2016
« on: February 09, 2016, 0036 UTC »
While looking for/listening to the short CW sent in with the peskies on 6925 LSB - I noticed a faint carrier on 6925.1 kHz or thereabouts.  I'm not getting any modulation besides the two-way voice communications on 6925 kHz LSB but there's certainly a carrier there.  I'm guessing Liquid Radio going by the frequency? 

Now I'm hearing more CW - may still be on the "lower side" of 6925 kHz.  CW heard in AM mode while tuned to 6925.1 kHz.

1520
Hearing CW coming in with the peskies.  S7 signal level.  

I should note that I'm tuned to this in USB mode on the listed frequency, 6923.9 kHz USB.

Seems to have disappeared into the noise and QRM on 6925 LSB around 0032 or 0033 UTC

More CW sent at 0034-0035 and now 0041-0044 UTC, coming in with the two-way voice traffic on 6925 kHz LSB

1521
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 2100 UTC 02/08/2016
« on: February 08, 2016, 2107 UTC »
Crime drama. 6925 kHz USB.  S9 signal. Discussion about suspects, arson.  Sounds more "realistic" than the old time radio type dramas heard here recently.  At 2106 UTC, discussion of "3-D images" - so now I know this isn't a classic radio drama.

2109 - Detective interviewing suspect about his cell phone
2114 - Talking about executing a search warrant, dog barking in background, OM talking with music in background
2127 - 911 dispatcher audio and police radio audio, dramatic music
2135 - "He's a known drug dealer, he's got a lot of gold in his mouth, he runs this block like a storefront"
2136 - "That's his corner, and now we got a body in the street on his corner"
2140 - Off? Or rapidly faded

1522
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 7 Febuary 2016 1500 UTC +
« on: February 07, 2016, 1655 UTC »
Doing another quick "low - mid - high" (26.515-26.955 "low band" / 26.965-27.405 (CB band - "mid band") / 27.415-27.855 "high band") as well as UK FM band 27601.25-27991.25.  Then scanned the "full channel" export band, that is 25.615-28.305 AM/SSB.  

Galaxy DX 959 with modifications, Ranger Voyage VR 9000 and CRE 8900 (Alinco DR-135CB) radios used for receive.  VR 9000 and CRE 8900 both have FM capability.  CRE 8900 has UK FM "27/81" offset channels programmed in.  Dipole antenna and random wire antenna tuned for 27.5 MHz


25615 AM - Spanish language YL taxicab dispatch with roger beep, weak
25645 AM - Spanish language YL taxicab dispatch
25775 AM - Spanish language, sounds like a QSO (instead of the usual taxi/business traffic I hear in the lower parts of 11m)
25805 AM - Spanish language YL taxicab dispatch
26005 AM - Spanish language, sounds like truckers, weak
26025 AM - Spanish language, noisy het at noise floor or slightly above
26055 AM - Spanish language, OM numbers being read with roger beep - likely taxis
26105 AM - Truckers.  This is a common "low band" frequency for business/truckers/taxis
26140 FM - Data bursts
26175 ??? - maybe FM - more data
26200 USB - Similar to 26225 USB
26225 USB - Spanish language, very strong.  Miami, Puerto Rico, Mexico mentioned.  S9+ signal levels
26235 USB - Spanish language, similar to 26225 USB
26265 AM - Spanish language, weak
26405 AM - Spanish language - this is another popular "low channel" or "low band" trucker/taxi freq
26500 USB - Spanish language, sounds like Puerto Rico
26515 AM - Spanish language, roger beeps
26520 LSB - Spanish language, strong signals
26535 AM - Spanish language
26540 LSB - Spanish language, weak
26545 LSB - Spanish language, stronger signals.  Sounds like a QSO - stations QSYed from 26555 LSB or similar
26555 LSB - VERY Busy, Spanish language.  Sounds like Puerto Rico and other Caribbean traffic.  Some signals S9+30 or higher
26560 LSB - Likely stations QSYed from 26555 LSB
26565 AM - Spanish language, with roger beep
26575 AM - Spanish language, Mexican accents with elaborate roger beeps, noise toys, music, echo/reverb etc
26585 AM - Latin American Calling Channel - active with stations from Mexico, etc
26595 AM - Spanish language, YL reading numbers, likely taxi
26615 AM - Puerto Rico - full scale S9+30
26625 AM - Carrier - fading up so S9 and down to S3, with music and sound fx
26685 AM - Somebody keying up in AM with no modulation.  S9+30 signal.  Probably one of the ops from 26715, etc, tuning up
26695 AM - Very strong AM traffic, Spanish language.  Same group of 1kW+ stations that hang out on the next few channels
26705 AM - Same group of OPs that hang out on 26715, 26725, 27065.  Seems to be Puerto Rico with some domestic US stations
26715 AM - Puerto Rico LOUD (often overmodulated)
26725 AM - See 26705 AM, 26715 AM, etc.  With some splatter from stations on 26705 and 26715
26735 AM - Hearing two QSOs here at once.  One in English (likely truckers) and another, stronger, in Spanish
26775 AM - Truckers - US - English language, fading
26835 AM - "361 in Mississippi waving a hand"
26905 AM - Spanish language taxi lady is there, but much weaker than she was this time yesterday
26915 AM - Southern USA Freeband AM DX Channel.  Similar to Channel 26 (27265) and 28 (27285).  See also 26815 and 26835
26945 AM - "How's this radio sound?"
-begin legal US "FCC" or "Mid" CB band 26965-27405-
26985 AM - CH 3 - Spanish language
27015 AM - CH 5 - Spanish language, strong het and QRM
27025 AM - CH 6 - "The Superbowl".  In past years, ops have retransmitted the actual Superbowl on this frequency!
27035 AM - CH 7 - Spanish language.  27015 and 27035 seem to be the Latin American versions of 27025 (see also 26585, 26705, etc)
27045 AM - R/C Channel "7A" - Spanish language with roger beep with data bursts on top
27065 AM - CH 9 - "La Florida Puerto Rico Buenas Dias Hellllloooooo!!!!!!!!" Spanish/English/Spanglish traffic, very strong
27085 AM - CH 11 - The original AM "Calling Channel" - active with stateside traffic
27165 AM - CH 17 - Truckers, possibly local
27185 AM - CH 19 - The Road/Trucker Channel.  S3 to S5 level heterodyne/noise.  Dozens of stations talking at once, roger beeps galore
27215 AM - CH 21 - "How about it skipland?! 701 in the Love Country Got Down!"
27225 AM - CH 22 - Active local channel, talking to distant stations
27245 AM - CH 25 - Spanish language YL taxicab dispatcher with single roger beep
27305 AM - CH 30 - "Hola Hola Hola la frecuencia a la gente de Puerto Rico!" S9 signal nice audio
27395 LSB - CH 39 - SSB QSO on-going.  Sounds like Canadian/midwestern accents
27405 AM - CH 40 - Spanish language with roger beep.  Heavy QRM
-end legal US "FCC" or "Mid" CB band 26965-27405-
27415 AM - Spanish language, weak at noise level
27425 USB - Spanish language, mention of Puerto Rico
27430 LSB - "You have a nice day now enjoy the rest of the weekend we're clear"
27440 LSB - English language, Southern US accents
27440 USB - Spanish language - discussing radio equipment, with QRM from co-channel traffic.  Strongest out of the group on 27440/27445
27445 AM - Spanish language taxi dispatch YL with roger beep
27445 LSB - English language, Southern US accents
27455 USB - Spanish language, stations calling CQ.  Very active (Latin American SSB Calling Freq, the "high band" version of 26555 LSB)
27460 LSB - English language, Southern US accents
27470 USB - Spanish language, QRMing 27475 LSB badly (and getting QRMed by them as well)
27475 LSB - "Grab us another cup of coffee and we'll be back shortly"
27475 USB - "Saludos a frecuencia!" - other Spanish language traffic underneath
27485 USB - Spanish language
27490 LSB - English language, very weak
27500 USB - Spanish language traffic, weak, right at noise floor
27500 CW - 11 meter CW/data/beacon frequency, weak CW heard
27515 LSB - Caribbean DX Calling Channel, active.  No sign of the taxicab dispatcher on 27515 AM
27540 USB - 416, 198 East Coast of Ireland nice to hear you in there best 73s! (distinctive Irish accent)
27555 USB - International Freeband 11 meter Calling Channel.  Hearing English and Spanish speaking traffic
27560 USB - British accented station heard, no ID/callsign readable
27575 AM - Spanish language
27580 USB - "QSL Mr. Franco?  It's a Radio Kenwood 150 whiskeys at the moment" - Albania mentioned
27600 USB - 10ADxxx callsign, Mexican station speaking English working a station down in the noise.  Severe QRM from 27601.25 FM
-begin UK FM "27/81" odd offset 40 channel CB band 27.60125-27.99125-
27601 FM - UK FM CB Channel 1 - 27601.25 FM (QRM from 27605 LSB and 27600 USB)
27605 LSB - Spanish language
27605 USB - "Located about 200 miles North of London, back to you sir" "nice to hear a station from Delaware" (British accent) callsigns 26LR333, Unit 135, other "Lima Radio" stations 26LR131 and others heard under heavy QRM
27610 USB - British accented station heard, right at noise floor.  This is close to UK FM CB Channel 2 - 27611.25 FM
27665 USB - South American SSB Channel - active with Spanish language traffic
27675 USB - Similar to 27665 USB
27695 LSB - Station IDing as "Unit 25" (in Spanish) QSO with another UNID station Spanish language
27700 USB - SSTV
27711 FM - UK FM CB Channel 12 27711.25 FM - Irish Church Service UKFM CADS/WPAS Church Relay Service
27721 FM - UK FM CB Channel 13 27721.25 FM
27725 LSB - Spanish language, QRMed by 27721 FM
27781 FM - UK FM CB Channel 19 27781.25 FM traffic from UK heard
27805 AM - Spanish language taxi dispatch
27815 AM - Spanish language taxi dispatch - YL with roger beep
27841 FM - UK FM CB channel 25 27841.25 FM - constant FM carrier signal heard - maybe church relay?
27851 FM - UK FM CB Channel 26 27851.25 FM, 26-series callsigns heard.  Nearly a constant signal on this frequency
27901 FM - UK FM CB Channel 31 27901.25 FM, British English accent heard, heavy fading
27905 AM - Spanish language with roger beep, likely taxis or truckers.  QRM from UK FM 27901 FM
27971 FM - UK FM CB Channel 38 27971.25 FM, UK traffic heard
-end UK FM "27/81" odd offset 40 channel CB band 27.60125-27.99125-

1523
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 6 Febuary 2016 1400 UTC +
« on: February 06, 2016, 1447 UTC »
11 meters is waking up this morning.  27385 LSB is nice and busy.  Most "outbander" or "freebander" traffic appeared to be from Latin America.  No sign of our taxi dispatcher friends on 27805 AM or 27815 AM.  26635, 26905 and 27515 were readable though.  Same YL dispatchers.

Here's some quick logs:

26520 AM - Some sort of strong carrier here.  Haven't seen this before
26555 LSB - Latin American SSB "Lowband" Calling Frequency - not as active as 26585 AM or 27455 USB but I hear traffic at noise level
26575 AM - Spanish language, Mexican accents
26585 AM - Latin American AM Calling Frequency - very active
26595 AM - Spanish language OMs talking (at noise level)
26615 AM - Spanish speaking OMs in QSO, S5 signal
26635 AM - YL Spanish speaker (solid S9 signal) talking to weaker OMs, "Los Angeles" and various numbers mentioned.  Likely a taxicab dispatcher
26715 AM - Spanish language
26735 AM - Station IDing as "4-3" working another station, very strong S9++ bleeding over several channels up and down
26750 OTH Radar Bursts
26775 AM - English language, Southern US accents, weak
26815 AM - Weak AM signals heard, unknown language.   Possibly US stations considering frequency.
26845 AM - "La Antenna"
26905 AM - Spanish language - YL taxi dispatcher
26915 AM - English language, Southern US accents, at noise level
26945 AM - Spanish language - YL taxi dispatcher with roger beep.  Reading numbers, weak
26955 AM - Spanish language - YL taxi dispatcher, hearing the taxis shes talking down at noise level (with various roger beeps)
27425 AM - Spanish speaking OM with roger beep, Puerto Rico mentioned.  Fading, S4 at peaks, down to noise level
27445 AM - Spanish language - YL taxi dispatcher
27455 USB - Latin American SSB "Highband" Calling Frequency - very active
27475 USB - Spanish language
27490 USB - Spanish language
27495 USB - Spanish language
27515 AM  - Spanish language - YL taxi dispatcher, with SSB QRM underneath her
27535 USB - Spanish language, peaking to S9+30.  "Alpha November Uniform Echo Lima" said in broken English
27540 USB - Spanish language.  Sounds like two stations having QSO.  One is at noise floor, the other a solid S5
27555 USB - International 11m Calling Freq - Stations calling CQ in Spanish language, heard Mexico, Aruba and Venezuela mentioned, various alphanumeric callsigns heard, requesting stations QSY for contact
27625 USB - Spanish language, weak
27635 USB - OTH Radar, preceded by three loud beeps.
27640 USB - Spanish language, at noise level
27675 USB - "Hola! Hola! Hola!", other Spanish language QSOs down at noise level
27695 LSB - Spanish language
27775 USB - Unknown language at noise level, possibly Portuguese
27785 AM  - Spanish language - YL taxi dispatcher with roger beep.  Reading numbers with some fading


1524
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 1830 UTC 02/05/2016
« on: February 05, 2016, 1832 UTC »
Sounds like more CB/ham traffic being relayed

"He looks like Steve Urkal...in 50 years".  Recorded CB traffic

1915 - Clip from "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (The D.E.N.N.I.S. System)

1525
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925.1 AM 1730 UTC 02/04/2016
« on: February 04, 2016, 1807 UTC »
Station had come and gone off the air several times in the past 30 minutes or so.  Now hearing it back on 6925.1 with a S9 level signal and snippets of voice and "warbling" sounds (not sure how else to describe).  There's music in the background but there's also some sort of noise on the signal.  

1807 UTC - OM voice heard under the noise.  Talking about the football season being almost over.  Something about rock n' roll, then back into music at 1809.  

1810 UTC - "Can you turn that off? Jesus Christ!"

1526
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6914 USB 1845 UTC 02/04/2016
« on: February 04, 2016, 1803 UTC »
Hearing what sounds like a WWV relay on 6914 USB.  Very weak but I can hear the time pips.  UTE/data burst QRM around 6916 or so at times.  Right at noise level but there is something there.

1527
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 1945 UTC 02/01/2016
« on: February 01, 2016, 1948 UTC »
OMs and YL talking, sounds like Bogart (old movie/radio audio?)

S7 signal level with nice audio on the WebSDR


1951 - Dramatic music

1528
Hearing music and OMs talking.  Sounds like dialogue/music from the film The Great Escape

S9 signal level with nice audio

0039 - hearing repeater tones (or roger beeps) in the background

EDIT: I changed the title of this.  I've heard several classic films be broadcast (The Bridge on The River Kwai, several old film noirs such as Double Indemnity, and newer ones like Basic Instinct - not sure if these are all from the same station but...maybe they are?

1529
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6940 AM 2110 UTC 01/30/2016
« on: January 30, 2016, 2116 UTC »
Was hearing music at noise level for a few minutes, then "The Final Countdown" pops out of the noise with some pretty decent audio quality.  Still pretty noisy, but I can at least tell which song is being played now.

2119 UTC - Some sort of echo FX comes on over the final notes of "The Final Countdown", then modulation disappeared.  Carrier still there at S8 signal levels but there does not appear to be any modulation/audio at 2120 UTC.

2120 UTC - Just as I type the last sentence, something else comes on the same carrier...its "Rock Lobster" by The B-52s

1530
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 LSB 0040 UTC 01/27/2016
« on: January 27, 2016, 0045 UTC »
Hearing OM singing on 6925 LSB - maybe peskie party radio?

Disappeared at 0045, came back on at 0046...sounds like the same song.

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