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YL talking to several OMs.  Sounds like audio from a movie.  S5 signal

About SIO 333 or so

Two ops chatting away (one considerably stronger than the other) on 6895 kHz LSB.  Some minor QRM from strong signals on 6900 LSB.  Talking about antennas, weather, and other "ham radio like" topics.  Possibly QSYed from the more busier frequencies of 6900 kHz LSB or 6915 kHz LSB.

SIO 444 for the strong station, SIO 333 for the weaker one.  Both entirely readable though.  

Other / UNID 4947 USB 1600 UTC 16 March 2017
« on: March 16, 2017, 1628 UTC »
Re-transmission of Declaration of War against Japan, very faint voice signal heard on remote SDR.  4947 kHz USB.  Appears to be on some sort of a loop... about 4-5 minutes long.

Loop restarted at 1630 UTC.  
Loop restarted at 1635 UTC. 

SIO 222 at best.

Peskies / Re: UNID 6928 LSB 0220+ UTC 16 March 2017
« on: March 16, 2017, 1602 UTC »
I've noticed that a lot of the time there will be both USB and LSB traffic on the same frequency.  As TheRelayStation mentioned, assuming b/w is within reasonable limits, this entirely possible (as is 3 kHz steps vs. 5 kHz steps).  6900 kHz is a great example.  I've logged 6900 LSB and 6900 USB at the same time many many times. 

The other obvious example is 6925 kHz ;)

they might be using split-bands.
for example, unit 1 TX is 6790, RX is 6800 - unit 2 TX is 6800, RX is 6790

That was my conclusion as well.  That, or somebody is running a directional antenna pointed at me and the other guy isn't.  But split frequency operation is entirely possible. 

Glad to hear I'm not the only one listening to these guys  ;D

Peskies / UNID [Spanish] 6790 kHz USB 0315-0323 UTC 16 March 2017
« on: March 16, 2017, 0325 UTC »
Been listening to a Spanish-speaking OM on 6790 kHz USB for the past 5 minutes or so.  It sounds like he's talking to another station, but no other traffic is heard and there was long pauses between transmissions.  Good signal strength but QRM from nearby data signal on 6791.5 kHz or so is making copy difficult.  I heard a mention of "change frequency?" and "I copy that".  No transmissions heard from 0320 to 0323.  Traffic came back at 0324 UTC, but considerably weaker.  Still only hearing one side of the conversation.

SIO 222 at best. 

Peskies / Re: UNID QSO 6948 kHz USB 2210 - 2220? UTC 7 DEC 2016
« on: March 16, 2017, 0304 UTC »
Very interesting information Pigmeat!

I remember reading about Boston fishermen chatting away on 6951 kHz USB or 6953 kHz USB or something like that...but this is much more interesting.  The fact that they're using a mixture of several languages and able to move back and forth between them fluidly always fascinates me.  6765-7000 kHz really is "the funny band".  The fact that the Nicaraguan Coast Guard chats to these guys on these technically "illegal" bands further testifies the heavy usage of these frequencies.

Just like 25615-30105 kHz (or, for simplicity's sake, 12, 11 and 10 meters) is more or less "the funny band", heavily used by stations in that part of the world.  Next time the band is open, park a radio on 26555 LSB and 27515 LSB.  You'll hear very similar communications, especially on 27515 kHz LSB.

Forgot to log this earlier, heard during the day.  11900 kHz is almost right in the middle of the 25 meter shortwave broadcast band (officially 11650 kHz - 11975 kHz, de facto its more like 11600 kHz - 12200 kHz considering the number of legal/licensed broadcasters that operate above and/or below those limits).  However, these guys were operating on an empty frequency (but quite close to the super flamethrower signal from WRMI on 11825 kHz) and using USB mode.  Spanish language, similar conversational topics as I run into in the 6700-7000 kHz and 25615-28000 kHz ranges.  Sounded like two, possibly three operators having a casual conversation.  SIO 333 at the very best.

Very interesting frequency choice.  Seemed like land-based transmissions given the fact that they were mentioning Mexican cities (although that doesn't rule out marine-based transmissions talking about things going on on land).

Several Spanish-speaking operators talking on 6965 kHz LSB.  This frequency has been active for many hours.  Similar to 6900 LSB and the other common ones.  Heard names/callsigns "Juan", "Raul" and others.  No numerical callsigns heard. OMs whistling into microphones, yelling "HOLA! HOLA! HOLA!" and general chatter off and on all evening. Heard one op address another as "cabron" (rough translation would be "bastard" or "a**hole" in English) so chances are these guys know each other well enough to use such "terms of endearment".  ;D ::) Weak signals, but mostly readable.  SIO 222 or so.  

Peskies / UNID 6973.5 kHz USB 0200++ UTC 16 March 2017
« on: March 16, 2017, 0229 UTC »
Weak voice two-way traffic heard here with very strong OTH Radar buzz burst QRM.  Sounds like Portuguese, but I'm not 100% sure due to the weak signals and heavy QRM.  This is a new frequency for the "peskie logs" too. 

Two stations heard chatting away.  No names, handles or callsigns heard.  SIO 111.

Peskies / UNID 6928 LSB 0220+ UTC 16 March 2017
« on: March 16, 2017, 0223 UTC »
6925 kHz LSB is extremely loud tonight, and is splattering over to the other side band pretty often.  However, I am able to copy a QSO in what sounds like Spanish on 6928 kHz LSB, with heavy QRM from 6925 kHz LSB.  6928 LSB is weaker, but there is certainly a QSO there.  This is an interesting example of the "peskies" using 3 kHz steps instead of their usual 5 kHz steps.

S2-S3 signal levels.  Just above noise floor with very heavy QRM from 6925 LSB and 6930 LSB.

Another station tuning up/testing.  OM saying "Hola! Hola! Hola!", whistling into mic, playing tones, etc.  Strong signals.  Doesn't sound like he's actually talking to somebody...similar to the traffic heard earlier this evening on 6912.5 kHz USB and 6915.5 kHz USB.  

S5 signal, with lots and lots of noise and some heterodyne QRM from another carrier on 6950.0 kHz. 

OM repeating "Hola! Que tal?" ("Hey what's up?") over and over.  Very strong S9+ signal

Can only hear one station, so its possibly somebody is just testing/tuning up (which would explain the rather random frequency choice, although he is right in the middle between 6900 kHz and 6925 kHz.)

At 2327 or so, he moved up to 6915.5 kHz USB and continued testing.

Nice S5 to S6 signal, a bit of noise and very slight "pulsing" QRM in the background, but still great copy.  Thanks for the Wednesday show, Relay Station 5150! 

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