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I can hear this locally and on the Westminster, MD KiwiSDR.  Strong Link-11 signals on 6942 kHz (center frequency) and 6982 kHz (window frequency, if you're tuning in USB mode).  Center frequency 6983.5 kHz or 6983.6 kHz. 

Peskies / 6776 kHz USB UNID Spanish Language 2159 UTC 15 Jan 2019
« on: January 15, 2019, 2201 UTC »
6776 kHz 6.776 MHz USB mode Spanish language SSB voice UNID net.  Received via Westminster, MD KiwiSDR

"relax, relax, be cautious" - OM talking about his (or somebody else's) girlfriend at 2159 UTC.  Spanish language speaking OM continuing at 2200 UTC.  Mention of Venezuela at 2200...then a second station joined in (weaker than the first).  Talking considerably faster too.  Lots of salty language (second station).  No names heard as of yet. 

YL: "okay thank you very much have a good evening"
OM: "ya okay thank you very much have a good evening signing off"

tuned in just as the QSO was ending (maybe?) via the KiwiSDR in Westminster, MD

Peskies / 6 MHz Marine SSB Logs 2140-2150 UTC 15 Jan 2019
« on: January 15, 2019, 2151 UTC »
6203 kHz USB - Spanish language chatter, presumed pescadores
6215 kHz USB - several QSOs going at once, this is the 6 MHz HF-SSB marine calling frequency
6227 kHz USB - UNID language heard here, weak QSO in progress, possibly Portuguese
6230 kHz USB - weather report in progress, heard OM talking over meteo with "Key West, 13 knots" (English) strong signal
6233 kHz USB - Portuguese language chatter, presumed pescadores
6245 kHz USB - "did you hear that?" thick Caribbean accent
6292 kHz USB - strange signal heard here, tuned in at 2144 UTC to hear what sounded like music, then DTMF tone bursts, possibly a pirate
6309 kHz USB - "a good one, ya mon" with Spanish voices in the background (on same frequency), annoying het/carrier QRM
6339 kHz USB - ongoing weatherfax/wefax transmission at 2145 UTC
6400 kHz USB - no PBS Pyongyang from DPRK (yet anyway)...but, there's weak Spanish language chatter on the USB side!
6470 kHz USB - "later, later" (in Spanish), good signal at 2148 UTC
6488 kHz USB - UNID language, sounds Caribbean in origin (at 2149 UTC)
6501 kHz USB - US Coast Guard weather broadcast at 2150 UTC, very good signal with some splatter to adjacent frequencies
6525 kHz USB - weak Spanish language (I think) chatter heard here.

6 MHz marine band is 6200 kHz to 6525 kHz - received via remote receiver Westminster, MD KiwiSDR

I know that this sort of straddles the gray area between Peskies and Utility, but since these users are marine mobile operating on real HF-SSB marine frequencies...I decided to post in Utility.  Hearing at least two different QSOs in progress on 6215 kHz, USB mode.  One of them involves a YL, but her signal is weakest. 

Heard via the Westminster, MD KiwiSDR.  Tune in time: 2138 UTC.  YL now chatting at 2139 UTC, does not seem to be distress traffic to me...  ::)

Peskies / 6990 USB Spanish Speaking Freebanders 2135 UTC 15 Jan 2019
« on: January 15, 2019, 2136 UTC »
6990 kHz 6.990 MHz USB mode SSB voice UNID net, Spanish speaking.  Very ham radio like, OM greeted the other station, wished him a good afternoon and gave a signal report just shy of 2136 UTC.  No sign of the chanters on 6990 LSB :(

Receiver is the COMMSIGMA KiwiSDR on the CT/MA border.

Peskies / 6765 kHz USB - Spanish Language Net 2133 UTC 15 Jan 2019
« on: January 15, 2019, 2134 UTC »
Old Time Radio pirate on 6770 AM is coming in so strongly on this remote receiver that its actually QRMing the two-way QSO on 6765 kHz USB.  Hearing two Spanish speaking OMs talking about what the other guy knows (that's really all I was able to copy).  6770 kHz AM is booming in this time of the afternoon on the COMMSIGMA KiwiSDR. 

6790 kHz 6.790 MHz busy with YL talking to an OM, presumably her husband/boyfriend, talking about domestic matters on 6790 USB, 6790 LSB has another QSO but is weaker.  Presumed rural radiotelephone fixed links out of South America.  Spanish language.  SIO 222 to SIO 333 with lots of noise and some QRM.

Tune in time: 2125 UTC January 15th, 2019.  Receiver is the COMMSIGMA KiwiSDR on the CT/MA border

6666.6 kHz USB - Spanish language, general ham radio like chatter, ops whistling into mics, talking about what they're doing tomorrow, etc
6670 kHz USB - busier than 6666.6 kHz, nearly nonstop chatter
6695.5 kHz USB - another popular 45 metros frequency...hearing two OMs talking over each other right now
6703 kHz USB - intermittent signal, Spanish language, general chatter

Several other frequencies active in the 6-7 MHz region, but since these are the big 45 metros ones, I wanted to group them together...

9019 kHz 9.019 MHz, lots of signs of pescadore radio nets - fishing fleets operating out of band.  Noted ALE burst on frequency at 1829 UTC, then frequency went back to SSB voice.  ALE burst happened on top of one of the OMs transmissions so I bet the ALE network decided it wasn't the best frequency to use at the moment ;)

1831 UTC - "toda la carga" (all of the cargo)

Via ΣSDR COMMSIGMA KiwiSDR UNID Net Spanish speakers SS OMs presumed fishing fleet communications 9 MHz band out of band HF-SSB marine using unauthorized frequencies...these guys are technically in the 8815 kHz to 9040 kHz aeronautical band.

via ΣSDR KiwiSDR

Sounds like a OM talking to a YL.  Long pauses in between transmissions.  OM is much stronger, YL is nearly unreadable.  Active on the very busy 8815 kHz to 9040 kHz aeronautical band.  Note the use of offset frequency 8935.5 kHz USB. 

COMMSIGMA KiwiSDR located on the CT/MA border.  Started listening at 1815 UTC.

27025 kHz 27.025 MHz AM - CB 6 - OM with overmodulated signal talking about "building dat wall" very distorted audio
27085 kHz 27.085 MHz AM - CB 11 - OM with southern accent heard, no ID given, no as active as channel 6/27.025 AM
27185 kHz 27.185 MHz AM - CB 19 - truckers heard, possibly locals
27245 kHz 27.245 MHz AM - CB 25 - weak traffic heard, southern/midwestern accents
27255 kHz 27.255 MHz FM/FSK - CB 23 - data link bursts, mostly very weak, but one SIO 444 burst at 1818 UTC
27255 kHz 27.255 MHz AM - CB 23 - AM voice heard, weak, mixing with FSK data bursts
27285 kHz 27.285 MHz AM - CB 28 - "35 on this ground plane" "119 sounding mighty fine around Alabama" several other stations heard

Didn't note anything above channel 40 or below channel 1 in the 5 or so minutes I was watching/listening to the band

"I don't know where she get that from..." "quick!" laid back QSO, switching between English and Spanish, although I heard "gringo" come across pretty clear at 2237 UTC.  Talking about a BBQ, "I'll get you back tomorrow" then both stations signed off.  Sounds like a regular net?  Very similar to the traffic heard on 6780 USB and 6612 USB earlier today.  Although these guys had a different accent that was hard to pin down.

6548.5 kHz / 6.5485 MHz USB voice, in the aeronautical band but its full of pirates, bootleggers and 45 metros freebanders or outbanders.  UNID, no callsigns, names or identifiers of any kind heard.  Received via the Westminster, MD KiwiSDR.

Peskies / Pescadores on 5000 kHz USB (with WWV!) 2229 UTC 14 Jan 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 2231 UTC »
Hearing SSB chatter on 5000 kHz USB 5.000 MHz USB with the WWV clicks in the background.  They stopped for the voice announcements at 2230 UTC (from WWV).  Not 100% sure on the language, but its certainly Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.  Considering the fact that Skip heard similar signals previously and they've been logged on nearby frequencies...

Received via the Westminster, MD SDR

Like the station on 6612 kHz USB, these two stations are switching back and forth between English and Spanish.  Heard "eleven" in English distinctly, and several other transmissions including "what can I pay for?" and things like that.  Just heard OM say "outside...outside..." with a thick Caribbean accent. 

Listening via Chris' KiwiSDR in Westminster, MD.

UNID radio net HF radio Caribbean? area 6780 kHz 6.780 MHz.  This frequency has been logged several times in the past but this is the first time I've heard English language on it.  Every other time it's been Spanish language.

"give him a hard time?" - 2219 UTC
mention of (the island of) Curacao (one of the "ABC islands" located just off the cost of Venezuela) - 2219 UTC
"7963" "63.0, no?" "oh my, come on mon" - 2220 UTC
"keep in touch now" - 2221 UTC
"alright now brotha" "catch you back in the morning man" "island standing by" "okay standing by" - 2221 UTC

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