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Peskies / 6900 kHz USB UNID Spanish Language 1300 UTC + 20 Jan 2017
« on: January 20, 2017, 1317 UTC »
Very strong signals this morning on 6900 kHz USB, Spanish language, sounds like Mexican accents.  Likely freebanders.  S6 up to S9+ signal levels and strong audio.

2687
Sounds like a relay of CNN news coverage of the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

S7 signal locally, S5-S6 signal on the Ohio and Pennsylvania remote SDRs.  Nothing heard on the more southern SDRs (Virginia, Florida, etc).

Audio cut out, followed by CWID "TRUMP ALERT NETWORK" at 1350 UTC, then more ads.  

Off at 1720 UTC

2688
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 1545 UTC 19 Jan 2017
« on: January 19, 2017, 1608 UTC »
Intermittent signal.  Sounds like police radio/police scanner audio.  Mostly digital-sounding audio (so likely a relay of a digital trunking system) with some analog voice heard at times.  Several east coast times given.  Computer-generated YL dispatch voices also heard (at 1609 UTC).

Solid S5 signal, with S6 peaks on the Ohio remote (KH6ILT KiwiSDR)

Off at 1630 UTC?

2689
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 1505 UTC 18 Jan 2017
« on: January 18, 2017, 1511 UTC »
Sign on with music, YL signing in unknown language.  Seems to be rapidly changing between songs, sometimes with a few seconds between tracks.

S7-S8 signal on the VA remote
S5-S6 signal on the NH, OH, and PA remotes
S9 signal on the NJ remote

Nice audio, especially for SSB.

2690
Other / 4030 kHz USB UNID Spanish Language 0400-0450 UTC 18 Jan 2017
« on: January 18, 2017, 0454 UTC »
Hearing a long QSO on 4030 kHz USB right now.  Seems like Spanish language but I could be wrong.  Weak signals, but readable. 

Since this is a legit HF marine frequency, I'm going to presume that that's what this is.  Of course, it is right above the top edge of the 75 meter amateur band, and the 4000-4063 kHz range is known to be used for all sorts of things that are not maritime mobile.  Military/government users, MARS, pirate broadcasters, and even a peppering of licensed shortwave broadcasters from time to time (Radio Verdad on 4055 kHz AM comes to mind).  So these guys could be anything.  I've been watching them for the past 40-50 minutes on the waterfall while I listened to the UNID pirate station on 4040 kHz USB but they disappeared a couple minutes ago.  Not really sure what these guys were so I figured I'd post a log.

2691
Peskies / Re: 6900 KHz USB Spanish speakers
« on: January 18, 2017, 0450 UTC »
That's the way I approach it was well.  I prefer the term "freebanders" (taken from the 11 meter operators operating above 27405 kHz and/or below 26965 kHz).  There are endless examples of Spanish language operators using the chunk of spectrum from 27405 kHz to 28000 kHz (and, from time to time, above 28000 kHz...but I digress...).

But Token is right.  Many (most?) of the posters on HFU will refer to any Spanish/Portuguese speakers on these frequencies as "peskies" regardless of if they are fishermen or not.

2692
Seems like the programming has changed.  All the Russian accents have disappeared (as of roughly 0428 UTC).

0429 UTC - Sounds like Bogart's voice now...
0430 UTC - "Your cash is good at the bar..."
0436 UTC - Signal dropped off
0439 UTC - Signal came back up rapidly.  Back up to a nice S5, with S7 peaks.  Strong audio.
0445 UTC - Off suddenly. 

Maybe Casablanca?

2693
Bits and pieces of audio coming through.  Noticed it on the waterfall a couple minutes ago.  Also bits and pieces of music heard.

0408 UTC - Russian QSO going on.  OM and YL talking, with audio tones in the background.

2694
Peskies / 6920 kHz USB Spanish Language 2300 UTC 01/15/2017
« on: January 15, 2017, 2314 UTC »
More Spanish language traffic on 6920 kHz USB (sometimes causing minor QRM to the usual pescadores on 6925 kHz LSB).  

Seem like freebanders.  Two stations chatting away.  No actual callsigns heard, ops seem to be referring to each other by name.

2695
Peskies / Re: 6900 KHz USB Spanish speakers
« on: January 15, 2017, 2313 UTC »
These guys are heard pretty often.  I've actually logged them switching between 6900 kHz USB band 6900 kHz LSB (often with another group of people having a QSO on the opposite sideband).

I know enough Spanish to get a general idea of what these guys are talking about.  I'm pretty sure they're not pescadores (fishermen, fishing fleets, "peskies", etc), but are in fact "freebanders" or "outbanders" operating below the 40 meter ham radio band. 

The 6800-7000 range is full of all sorts of Spanish and Portuguese language traffic, using both USB and LSB.  Seems like the fishing fleets mostly use LSB.

2696
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6950 USB 1720 UTC 15 Jan 2017
« on: January 15, 2017, 1721 UTC »
Sign-on with high energy dance/techno music.  Lots of vocals and echos.  

1721 UTC - mention of "Euro Temptations 7"
1723 UTC - Obliterated by wideband noise (possibly OTH Radar) for a few seconds, then back
1724 UTC - More YL vocals (likely pitch-shifted)
1725 UTC - Cascada - Piece of Heaven (Remix) Looks like my memory was wrong (its not the Cascada version after all)
1730 UTC - "You're in the mix, with DJ Inphinity"
1806 UTC - "mmmm, you're in the mix with DJ Inphinity" YL voice
1817 UTC - The Color of my Dreams
1833 UTC - Song break, followed by YL talking "go ahead and keep on dancing....cuz I got the pills...pills...pills"
1839 UTC - CW
1840 UTC - Off?

2697
tone burst and SSTV at 2237 UTC

2698
Another relay/rebroadcasting station, this time they appear to be relaying Skippy Radio on 6930 USB.  

S4 signal level.  Playing the same music that is being played on 6930 kHz USB.

2699
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 2210 UTC 14 Jan 2017
« on: January 14, 2017, 2214 UTC »
S5 level signal, appears to be relaying the UNID station on 6950 FM (yes, that's FM).


2700
Quality FM audio when the signal is at its highest.  Signal peaking at S7.  Sounds really good.  

Nice to see FM being used on these frequencies.  Signal is about 10 kHz 15 kHz wide at the highest deviation levels.  

2210 UTC - Steely Dan - FM (of course!)  ;D
2215 UTC - OM said "Frequency Modulation" several times, then some clips from various Led Zeppelin songs

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