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2746
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 21 Febuary 2016 2000 UTC +
« on: February 21, 2016, 2032 UTC »
Sunday afternoon activity on 11 meters.

26555 LSB - Spanish language, the usual activity on this frequency
26615 AM - Spanish language
26715 AM - Spanish language, not nearly as strong as usual today
26725 AM - Spanish language, taxi senorita talking at noise floor
26805 AM - English language, OMs talking (probably truckers/hunters)
26915 AM - English language, southern US AM DX freeband calling "skip" channel "915" or "36 low"
26945 AM - Spanish language, just above noise floor.  
26955 AM - AM voice traffic heard, with roger beeps.  Unknown language
26965 AM - CB Channel 1 - Spanish language, with roger beeps.  Heavy fading
26975 AM - CB Channel 2 - English language, at noise floor.  Spanish voices coming in as well with echo/reverb
26985 AM - CB Channel 3 - Spanish language, noisy
26995 AM - R/C Channel CB Channel 3A - FM carrier heard (S-5 signal level).  AM voice underneath, Spanish YL, probably taxis
27015 AM - CB Channel 5 - Spanish language (this is a common high-power AM channel, similar to 27025, 26715, etc)
27025 AM - CB Channel 6 - The Superbowl.  Surprisingly low amount of traffic on this frequency today
27035 AM - CB Channel 7 - Similar to 27015.  Basically one big graveyard of dozens of signals at or just above noise level
27115 AM - CB Channel 13 - Truckers, English language (with some overmodulation noted)
27125 AM - CB Channel 14 - English language, southern accents (this is a common AM chat frequency)
27185 AM - CB Channel 19 - Trucker Channel/Road Channel.  S-3 to S-5 level noise/mess.  Unable to hear any single station but frequency is busy
27205 AM - CB Channel 20 - Spanish speaking OM heard, with roger beeps
27215 AM - CB Channel 21 - Somebody doing radio checks.
27225 AM - CB Channel 22 - English language, strong signals.  "Mr. Moses" and "Marlboro" handles/callsigns heard with some awful overmodulation
27245 AM - CB Channel 25 - Spanish language taxicab
27265 AM - CB Channel 26 - US AM CB Calling/DX/Shootout Channel (similar to channels 6, 11, 17, etc).  Strong US stations heard
27275 AM - CB Channel 27 - Spanish language traffic down at noise level.  YL heard reading numbers with roger beep
27285 AM - CB Channel 28 - Similar to CH 26 - 27265.  Several strong (S-9+) signals heard, all English language
27305 AM - CB Channel 30 - Spanish language OM talking to a YL (with roger beep).  Heavy fading
27335 AM - CB Channel 33 - Spanish-speaking OMs heard, lots of beeps and feedback/echo heard
27345 AM - CB Channel 34 - English language, Florida mentioned.  Fading
27375 AM - CB Channel 37 - Spanish and English speaking stations heard, lots of QRM on this freq
27385 AM - CB Channel 38 - Spanish-language stations using AM on SSB calling frequency
27385 LSB - CB Channel 38 LSB - US Domestic SSB Calling frequency.  US stations working through heavy AM QRM
27395 AM - CB Channel 39 - Spanish language stations with SSB QRM from 27395 LSB
27395 LSB - CB Channel 39 LSB - US Domestic stations working through AM QRM
27405 AM - CB Channel 40 - YL taxi dispatcher talking to OM taxi drivers.  YL reading numbers, OMs replying to her.  Some fading
27425 LSB - English language
27425 AM - Spanish language taxi dispatch
27445 LSB - English language, strong
27450 USB - Spanish language, strong, with adjacent-channel QRM at times
27455 USB - Spanish language - Latin American SSB DX freeband calling channel (similar to 26555 LSB)
27485 USB - Spanish language, OM reading numerical callsigns.  Working another (weaker) station.  Mexican accents
27490 LSB - English language, midwestern accents
27505 USB - Spanish language
27515 AM - Spanish language taxi dispatch (YL dispatcher "la senorita del taxi")
27555 USB - International Freeband Calling Frequency DX Windows "Triple 5".  QSO in progress (Spanish language)
27570 USB - Spanish language
27575 USB - Spanish language
27635 AM - Weak AM voice traffic heard here, unable to tell what language is being spoken
27655 LSB - "Hola la frecencia!" - Spanish speaking OMs having a QSO.  Nice, strong signals.
27665 USB - Spanish language, very strong
27695 LSB - Spanish language - this frequency, along with 27665 USB/LSB, are usually some of the more active ones
27695 USB - Spanish language
27735 AM - Weak traffic heard with roger beeps coming out of the noise, unknown language
27745 USB - Spanish language
27775 AM - Spanish language, truckers or taxis.  AM mode with roger beeps, etc (close to noise floor)
27785 USB - Spanish language, weak

2747
26905 AM coming in nicely this afternoon/late morning.  Also active with taxicab traffic are 26925 AM, 26725 AM, 27415 AM, 27425 AM and 27805 AM.  

Hearing a fair amount of English language traffic on the high/low bands (above/below the legal CB band) as well.  Severe fading on several channels indicates sporadic-E propagation.

2748
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6950 AM 1430 UTC 02/18/2016
« on: February 18, 2016, 1900 UTC »
Tuned back in at 1855 UTC.  Signal quality has degraded somewhat.  Still an S7 signal peaking to S8-S9.  The band has gotten more noisy over the past few hours however.  Difficult to hear what's going on through the noise.  I hear what sounds like a YL talking and possibly an OM but I can't tell what is being said or what's happening.  Dropped bandwidth down to 6 kHz (from 8 kHz).  1859 UTC, sounds like a OM singing a tune, then screaming at somebody (???)  Doesn't sound like a YL crying or screaming like other posters have noted.  

1900 UTC - dead air  
1901 UTC - sound fx, sounds sort of like birds chirping, then more "jungle" sound fx.  OM speaking unknown language
1902 UTC - OM speaking, not sure if he's just slurring his words or audio is distorted but it is difficult to understand what he's saying
1904 UTC - More distorted talking, VFO swishing carrier QRM "no! it's too late!" two OMs talking to each other now (possibly)

2749
North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6950 AM 1430 UTC 02/18/2016
« on: February 18, 2016, 1438 UTC »
Strong carrier at 6950 kHz AM found while tuning up from VOG on 6925 kHz.  Doesn't seem to be any modulation on the signal (or if there is any, I can't hear it...) but there's been a carrier signal there for at least the past 8 minutes or so.

1452 - Hearing music on this frequency now.  Sounds like a sultry YL signing.  Signal is a bit noisier now
1632 - Still there!  S7 signal, S9 on peaks.  Nice modulation and carrier seems to be right on 6950.0 kHz.  Sounding great, whoever you are :D

2750
Nice, loud signal S9 level on the K2SDR.  Some minor fading and local (to the SDR anyway) QRN but sounding great

2751
10/11 meters / Re: 11 meter DX Logs 17 Febuary 2016 1800 UTC +
« on: February 17, 2016, 2342 UTC »
Awesome.  The band has been open to some degree or another every afternoon for the past few days.  Most of the openings seem to be from Latin America but I do hear a European station in there from time to time.


2752
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 17 Febuary 2016 1800 UTC +
« on: February 17, 2016, 1832 UTC »
Band waking up this afternoon.  

26555 LSB - Spanish language, VERY strong signals.  Many reaching S9+40db at peaks
26565 AM - Spanish language
26575 AM - Spanish language, Mexican trucker frequency
26585 AM - Spanish language, busy
26595 AM - Similar to 26575 and 26585
26615 AM - Spanish speaking OM with roger beeeeeeeeeeeep
26655 AM - Spanish language, California and Mexico mentioned
26665 AM - Spanish language
26685 AM - Spanish language
26695 AM - Spanish language
26705 AM - Strong signals, likely from PR
26725 AM - YL Taxicab Dispatcher, Spanish language
26735 AM - Spanish language, heavy QRM
26775 AM - English language, southern US accents, echo fx
26795 AM - YL Taxicab Dispatcher, Spanish language
26805 AM - Spanish language, fading
26855 AM - Spanish language
26905 AM - YL Taxicab Dispatcher, Spanish language
26915 AM - Southern US AM Low Band Freeband Calling Channel "915"
26925 AM - English language, US stations, truckers, etc.  
26945 AM - YL Taxicab Dispatcher, Spanish language
26955 AM - English language, loud audio stations

26965-27405 - US FCC Legal CB Band.  Stations heard on every channel.  SSB heard on 27365, 27385 and 27395 (all LSB)
Very strong pager/data bursts/telemetry heard on 27255 (CB Channel 23).  27185 (CB Channel 19) is so busy, the noise floor is S9!

27415 LSB - English language, US stations
27425 AM - Spanish language, with SSB underneath
27430 USB - Spanish language
27435 LSB - English language, strong
27445 LSB - English language
27455 USB - Spanish language - calling frequency
27470 USB - Spanish language, Mexican accent.  S9+20db strong signal
27475 USB - Spanish language
27485 LSB - English language
27485 USB - Spanish language
27505 LSB - English language, with accent (maybe Caribbean?)
27515 LSB - Caribbean calling frequency.  Active with stations English/Spanish
27540 USB - Spanish language
27555 USB - International Calling Frequency.  
27575 AM - English language, probably truckers
27580 USB - Spanish language, weak
27590 USB - English language, southern accents
27595 USB - Spanish language
27605 AM - Spanish speaking OMs talking.  Likely truckers.  S9 signal with some fading
27635 AM - English language, likely truckers
27645 USB - Spanish language
27665 USB - Spanish language
27675 USB - Spanish language
27690 USB - Spanish language
27700 USB - SSTV (weak)
27705 AM - Spanish language
27725 USB - Spanish language


2753
26645 AM, 26725 AM, 26905 AM, 26945 AM and 27515 AM are booming in nicely this morning with female taxi dispatchers reading lots of numbers in Spanish.  The other usual frequencies that are heard during a band opening are waking up as well.  26725 AM is active with a YL reading numbers to OM taxi drivers.  This frequency is usually difficult to receive due to heavy QRM from high power signals on 26705 AM and 26715 AM.  

2754
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 16 Febuary 2016 2200 UTC +
« on: February 16, 2016, 2224 UTC »
Later afternoon/evening logs:

25000 AM WWV sounding nice at 2212 UTC.

11m freeband logs.  Starting with just 25-26 MHz for now.  

25825 AM - Spanish language, music and noise toys in background
25865 AM - Spanish language, YL dispatcher reading numbers (likely a taxi dispatch company)
25950 FM - STL signal heard, right at noise level but fading in and out
26065 AM - Spanish language
26105 AM - Spanish language
26225 USB - Spanish language, this frequency is often logged during band openings
26235 USB - Spanish language.  "Lincoln High School" and "New Jersey" mentioned (in English)
26375 AM - Spanish language, several stations transmitting at once.  Several S9+ signals QRMing each other.  
26395 AM - Similar to 26375 AM
26475 LSB - Spanish language, OM complaining about his job, working conditions etc
26485 AM - Spanish language
26525 AM - Spanish language
26535 AM - Spanish language
26545 LSB - Spanish language, several stations transmitting at once.  Strong signals
26555 LSB - Spanish language.  Like 26225 USB, this frequency is often logged during band openings.  Calling frequency Latin America
26565 LSB - Spanish language
26575 AM - Spanish language.  Sounds like truckers with music, echo/reverb, noise toys etc
26585 AM - Very busy.  Mexican trucker/AM DX Calling Frequency.  Very busy with noise toys, QRM, roger beeps, everything
26595 AM - Similar to 26585 AM and 26575 AM
26605 AM - Spanish language.  More QRM, noise toys echo reverb (likely also truckers, etc)
26635 AM - Spanish language
26715 AM - Somebody playing with echo FX.  The usual super strong signals that occupy this freq and 26705/26725
26765 AM - Spanish language
---26965-27405 Legal 40 CB Channel Legal CB Band "Mid Band"---

27415 AM - Spanish language.  Sounds like a taxi dispatcher with roger beep
27425 LSB - English language
27430 USB - Spanish language
27435 USB - Spanish language, with AM het in the background.  Likely a weak AM signal on this frequency
27440 LSB - English language
27445 LSB - English language, operators discussing selling radio equipment, amplifiers, etc
27455 USB - Latin American SSB Calling Channel.  El Salvador, Cuba, Mexico, several other countries heard.  Very busy frequency
27465 USB - Spanish language
27470 USB - English language
27475 USB - Spanish language
27505 LSB - Spanish language, strong signals
27510 USB - Spanish language
27535 USB - Spanish language, with roger beeps, S9++ busy
27545 USB - 3AT140 Brazil calling CQ DX requesting QSY for receiving stations
27555 USB - International SSB Calling Channel.  Busy, mostly Spanish language
27560 USB - Spanish language, another station calling "CQ Pacific and listening, over"
27570 USB - Spanish language, weak
27575 USB - Spanish language
27625 LSB - Spanish language, getting obliterated by strong OTH Radar signals
27635 AM - English language - truckers talking about paperwork and cash
27640 USB - Spanish language
27645 USB - Spanish language, strong signals
27655 USB - Spanish language with echo/reverb
27665 USB - Spanish language, another commonly logged frequency
27675 USB - Spanish language
27690 LSB - Spanish language
27695 LSB - Spanish language
27760 USB - Brazilian station working unreadable station
27795 USB - Spanish language
27805 USB - Spanish language, Venezuela mentioned
27845 AM - Spanish language, weak
27855 USB - Spanish language, music and OMs talking
27915 AM - English language, likely truckers
27935 AM - "I can see them up here now", probably also truckers

2755
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6950am 1958utc
« on: February 16, 2016, 2119 UTC »
Around S9 at tune-in (2116 UTC).  Background music with a bit of noise.  Nice carrier signal on 6950 kHz AM.  Changed to more "lounge-y" sounding music 2119 UTC.  Some minor fading.  VFO spinning "swishing" QRM/jamming heard for a few seconds then second carrier disappeared.  

Female vocalists heard at 2122.  
Spanish language OM vocalists heard at 2144.  Some great old time music, whoever you are!  Signal is still sitting right at S9. 

2756
10/11 meters / 11 meter DX Logs 14 Febuary 2016 1900 UTC +
« on: February 14, 2016, 1955 UTC »
RX equipment:  random wire antenna + tuner or 1/2 wave dipole cut for ~26.5 MHz.  Voyage VR9000 (made by Ranger/RCI, same radio as Superstar 3900-F or Galaxy DX 88).  CRE 8900 (aka Alinco DR-10/DR-135CB/DR-135UK).  Galaxy DX 959 with RX section mods, Lescomm 120 channel frequency board (26515-26955, 26965-27405, 27415-27855), Icom IC-707, Grundig G3, Cobra 29XLR (858 PLL board)

Should be noted that these radios show different S-meter readings.  The CRE 8900 generally shows a S4 to S5 level noise floor and the Galaxy 959 will show a S1 to S2 noise floor on the same antenna, same conditions, same time etc.  

See the 02/13/2016 log thread for more info:  http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,26333.0.html


Logs

The 25615-26065 band (usually "Band A" on export radios) was empty this go-around.  Note the out-of-sequence channel numbering for channels 23, 24 and 25.  This is due to the original 23-channel CB band having channel 22 be 27225 and then 23 at 27255.  When CB was expanded to 40 channels, they "filled in" the two channel space between 27225 and 27255 with channels 24 and 25.

26225 USB - Spanish language.  This is a common SSB "low band" frequency.  Similar to 26555 LSB but usually with less QRM
26235 USB - Spanish language, similar to 26225 USB
26240 USB - Spanish language
26305 AM - Spanish language, very strong OTH Radar over the signals, moving up and down the band
26375 AM - Spanish language, several stations at once.  Roger beeps, echo, pretty messy.
26395 AM - Similar to 26375 AM
26475 AM - Spanish language
26500 USB - Spanish language.  Haven't logged this frequency in a bit.  
26525 LSB - Spanish language OMs talking, weak
26530 LSB - Spanish language, with QRM from 26535 AM
26535 AM - Spanish language, fading
26540 LSB - Spanish language, likely QSYed from 26555 LSB
26545 LSB - Spanish language, likely QSYed from 26555 LSB
26555 LSB - Spanish language traffic heard, Mexican, South American and Caribbean stations heard.  
26565 AM - Spanish language, weak with roger beeps and music at noise floor
26575 AM - Spanish language, Mexican accents. Echo/reverb and noise toys, etc. Similar to 26585 AM
26585 AM - "Low Band" AM Calling Channel for Latin America.  "Down one band" from Channel 7 27035, which is used for similar purposes
26595 AM - Spanish language, fading
26615 AM - S9+30 level signal, Puerto Rico mentioned
26625 AM - OM talking (Spanish language) with echo and elaborate roger beeps, almost sound like DTMF bursts.  Solid S9 signal
26645 AM - YL Taxicab Dispatcher (Spanish language)
26705 AM - Latin American version of 27025 "The Superbowl".  Extends down to 26685 and up to 26735.
26715 AM - Puerto Rican LOUD stations, full scale splattering up and down several channels.  Distorted/overmodulated signals.
26725 AM - Similar to 26725, battling strong bleedover/splatter from 26715 signals
26735 AM - Spanish language, with QRM/bleedover from 26715
26775 AM - English language, Florida and Georgia mentioned.  Still hearing the guy on 26715.  Talk about a dirty transmitter!
26825 AM - English language, station giving signal report
26885 AM - Spanish language, weak with fading.  OM with roger beeps
26905 AM - YL Taxicab Dispatcher (Spanish language).  Weaker than usual
26915 AM - US AM DX Calling Channel.  Channel "36C" or "channel 36 down one band" 27365-450 = 26915
26945 AM - Spanish language, possibly taxi drivers
26955 AM - English language, truckers?  Talking about drivers
----begin US CB Band "Legal 40", "Mid band" or "CEPT band" 26965-27405 in 10 kHz steps----
26965 AM - CB CH01 - Spanish language, very busy.  S9 noise/het level.  Very messy
26975 AM - CB CH02 - Spanish language with single short roger beep.  S7 to S9 signal.  
26985 AM - CB CH03 - English language heard, possibly truckers.  Very noisy channel (they all are - especially in the legal CB band...)
26995 AM - R/C Channel "3A" - Spanish language traffic just above noise floor.   Roger beeps/music heard.
27015 AM - CB CH05 - Spanish language.  Similar to 26585/26705.  27015 and 27035 are like 27025 but in Spanish...La
27025 AM - CB CH06 - English language.  The Superbowl.  Lots of signals, some of them full scale S9+30
27035 AM - CB CH07 - Similar to Channel 5, 27015.  Spanish language, really just a big pile of QRM and roger beeps
27045 AM - R/C Channel "7A" - Spanish language, similar to 26995.  Roger beeps, QRM/bleedover from 27035 and 27065
27065 AM - CB CH09 - Spanish language - Latin American AM Calling Channel.  Similar to 26705, 26715, etc
27075 AM - CB CH10 - YL dispatcher reading numbers with short roger beep.  Heavy interference from 27065 bleedover
27085 AM - CB CH11 - The original "AM Calling Channel" from back in the 23 channel CB days.  Similar to 27025 Channel 6
27095 AM - R/C Channel "11A" - YL taxi dispatch lady - Spanish language, with heavy QRM from 27085 stations
27125 AM - CB CH14 "Wish I could...give me another clue".  S9+30 level signals.  
27145 AM - R/C Channel "15A" - Pulsing data signal.  Sounds better in FM
27165 AM - CB CH17 - Truckers
27185 AM - CB CH19 - Truckers, lots of stations talking over each other.  S3-S4 noise level with all the signals
27235 AM - CB CH24 - YL Taxi Dispatch Lady with single short roger beep.  Solid S9 signal.
27245 AM - CB CH25 - Spanish language, fading
27255 AM - CB CH23 - Several QSOs heard at once.  English/Spanish language.  Some bleedover from strong station on 27265
27265 AM - CB CH26 - AM CB DX "Shoutout" or "Shootout" Channel.  Similar to CH11 - 27085.  High powered signals
27275 AM - CB CH27 - YL Speaking Spanish
27285 AM - CB CH28 - AM CB DX Channel, similar to 27265
27295 AM - CB CH29 - Puerto Rican station (with roger beep) having QSO with another station that I can't hear.  S9+20db
27335 AM - CB CH33 - English language, unknown locations
27345 AM - CB CH34 - Spanish language, noisy, S5 signal
27385 LSB - CB CH38 - North America SSB CB DX Calling Channel, active with several stations
27395 LSB - CB CH39 - English language, southern accents
27400 LSB - Not a legal CB channel - in between 39 and 40 - English language QSO on-going with QRM from 27405 AM
27405 AM - CB CH40 - Spanish language with roger beeps
----end US CB Band "Legal 40" "Mid band" or "CEPT band" 26965-27405 in 10 kHz steps----
27415 USB - Spanish speaking OM talking, just above noise level
27425 USB - Spanish language, weak and noisy
27430 USB
27445 USB - Spanish language, roger beeps, etc heard
27450 USB - Spanish language
27455 USB - Latin American SSB DX Calling Frequency.  Very active.  Similar to 26555 LSB.  Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic heard
27475 USB - Spanish language, several stations talking at once.  S9++ signals nice audio
27495 AM - Spanish language, YL taxi dispatch talking to taxi drivers
27505 USB - Spanish language - YL reading numbers.  Not in AM mode though!  OM talking to back to YL station
27535 USB - Spanish language, Mexican accents.  Roger beeps, noise toys, etc heard, AM traffic on frequency as well
27535 AM - Spanish language, OM talking with roger beep.  With SSB QRM
27547 USB - Spanish language (yes, the frequency is 27547...)
27555 USB - International SSB DX Calling Frequency.  English and Spanish heard.  
27590 USB - Spanish language, getting slammed by OTH Radar
27600 USB - English language with accent, S9+30 signal.  OM talking about his wife motivated him to lose weight.  Very loud signal.
27635 USB - Spanish language, more OTH Radar
27675 LSB - Spanish language
27695 LSB - Spanish language
27705 USB - Spanish language
27710 USB - Spanish language, with "woodpecker" sounding radar on top (several channels up and down)
27715 USB - Spanish language, even stronger OTH Radar, Radar signal follows several beeps (radar "IDing" itself?)
27745 LSB - Spanish language, strong signals S9+
27785 LSB - Spanish language, weak
27790 USB - Spanish language
27805 LSB - Spanish language, weak.  No sign of the usual YL taxi dispatcher on 27805 AM
27815 AM - Weak AM carrier on this frequency.  Have logged taxi dispatch lady here several times.
27825 USB - Spanish language.  Nice sounding audio, S5 signal on a clear frequency low noise floor
27840 USB - Spanish language with "warble" QRM (possibly data)
27855 USB - Spanish language
27905 USB - Spanish language
27935 USB - Spanish language with AM carrier het in the background

2757
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.


2758
Still going strong at 2017 UTC.  S9 to S9+10 signal.  Nice modulation and very little noise.  Nice clear frequency (6950 kHz AM) this afternoon.  EDIT: I spoke too soon.  Slight het tone heard while tuned to 6950 kHz AM.  Per the waterfall, it appears there is a weaker carrier around 6953.7 kHz. 

2759
At 1927 UTC tune in.  Very loud and wide AM signal.  Sounds great.  Very little noise on this end. 

YL and OM talking with creepy music in the background.  "Praying is for church, come on" - 1928 UTC

2760
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6949.9 AM 1525 UTC 2/12/16
« on: February 12, 2016, 2009 UTC »
Seems like there's still a carrier around 6950 kHz AM.  Not sure if its the same station that others have been reporting.  No audio heard here.

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