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Offline R4002

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11 Meter Opening 11 Oct 2022
« on: October 11, 2022, 1220 UTC »
Tuned in at 1215 UTC (via W3HFU KiwiSDR)

Noted lots of Latin American stations coming in already, on

26525 AM
26555 LSB
26585 AM
26605 AM
27455 USB
27475 USB

Plus paging signals on

26150 kHz 26.150 MHz Pager
26250 kHz 26.250 MHz Pager
26450 kHz 26.450 MHz Pager
26695 kHz 26.695 MHz Pager
26745 kHz 26.745 MHz Pager

No obvious UK FM CB signals yet, although the 27410 to 28000 "high band" is full of SSB signals and a few AM signals as well

At 1221 UTC, the Italians are starting to come in nicely on 27465 27.465 MHz AM "Canale 45"

1223 UTC - I stand corrected - UK FM CB coming in now too. 

UK FM CB activity on

27651 FM 27.65125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 6
27661 FM 27.66125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 7
27781 FM 27.78125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 19
27971 FM 27.97125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 38
27981 FM 27.98125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 39

And others now.  27.651 FM and 27.661 FM are both getting clobbered by SSB signals on/near frequency (27.650 USB, 27.660 USB, 27.665 LSB, etc.)

Checking the 29700 to 30000 29.7 MHz to 30.0 MHz band for freebanders and paging/data signals:

29800 kHz 29.800 MHz Paging signal, weak but its there.  Not nearly as strong as the 26MHz band or 27MHz band POCSAG and other pager signals

29650 FM 29.650 MHz FM - 10m amateur band FM signals
29905 FM 29.905 MHz FM - Freebander chatter, French language - French stations noted using these frequencies previously (29.925 MHz, 29.965 MHz, 29.975 MHz, etc.).  No paging signals on 29.9 MHz or 29.95 MHz as of 1228 UTC.


At 1230 UTC:

27065 AM 27.065 MHz AM - CB Channel 9 - Spanish language calling channel, with extremely strong signals (blowing 27025 and 27085 out of the water!)
27205 FM 27.205 MHz FM - CB Channel 20 - FM signals, sounds like German?  Mixing with AM
27295 FM 27.295 MHz FM - CB Channel 29 - Very strong German language signals at 1231 UTC
27235 FM 27.235 MHz FM - CB Channel 24 - Data signals, mixing with FM voice
27245 FM 27.245 MHz FM - CB Channel 25 - Data signals, similar to 27.235 MHz
27200 AM 27.200 MHz AM - Music heard - yes, on 27.200 MHz, not 27.195 or 27.205 MHz
27200 FM 27.200 MHz FM - FSK Data bursts, now stronger than the AM signal on 27.2 MHz,
27190 USB 27.190 MHz USB - German language
27195 AM 27.195 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher? - RCRS data channel
27350 FM 27.350 MHz FM - POCSAG Pager signal - very strong, heavy QRM from 27.355 MHz / CB Channel 35 LSB
27225 AM 27.225 MHz AM - CB Channel 22 - Very messy frequency, lots of US signals in AM mode mixing with FM voice and data
27225 FM 27.225 MHz FM - CB Channel 22 FM - Very busy, heavy QRM
27019 FSK 27.019 MHz FSK signals - noted when 27025 splatter isn't just obliterating this part of the band
27002 FM 27.002 MHz - POCSAG signal coming in now - center frequency 27002.5 or 27003 27.003 MHz 27.002 MHz POCSAG
26950 FM 26.950 MHz - Data signals - a little narrower compared to the POCSAG signals, known use in Russia for low power data links (also 26.945 MHz, 26.955 MHz, 26.960 MHz)
27300 FM 27.300 MHz - POCSAG pager signal - wide band signal, on top of all the CB activity
26875 FM 26.875 MHz - Strong data signal, MFSK, approx 3 kHz wide
26875 USB 26.875 MHz USB - Spanish language, radio checks
26865 FM 26.865 MHz - Strong data signal, MFSK, identical to the signal noted on 26.875 MHz
26885 FM 26.885 MHz - Now three frequencies active with the same type of signal - see 26865 and 26875 frequencies - UNID data mode MFSK FSK
26815 FM 26.815 MHz FM - German, very strong signals...mixing with yet another data signal (they're now every 10 kHz up and down 26 MHz
26765 AM 26.765 MHz AM - Familiar Spanish language taxi dispatcher coming in over the MFSK signal and other data signals, the band is now full of pager signals (1245 UTC)


1246 UTC:

25685 AM 25.685 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady - Spanish language
25695 AM 25.695 MHz AM - The usual user of this frequency, SIO 444, very good signal from them today, complete with end of transmission single tone beep
25735 AM 25.735 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch radio - Spanish language - YL dispatcher
25800 AM 25.800 MHz AM - Noted constant (or nearly constant) AM carrier here...possibly 11m shortwave broadcast? 25800 kHz 25.800 MHz
25985 LSB 25.985 MHz LSB - Spanish language - known freebander hangout frequency
26015 AM 26.015 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady - Spanish language
26075 LSB 26.075 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter
26085 LSB 26.085 MHz LSB - Heard some German here - "Kilo Papa"
26100 FM 26.100 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26175 AM 26.175 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher - Spanish language / Latin America
26200 FM 26.200 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26250 FM 26.250 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26285 USB 26.285 MHz USB - UK station calling CQ DX on the 26MHz frequency (alternate to 27.555 MHz USB, which is jam-packed at the moment)
26350 FM 26.350 MHz FM - Pager, fading in and out
26420 USB 26.420 MHz USB - "29WE20 Calling CQ DX and Standing by" "Good afternoon from Ireland, 29 Whiskey Echo 20, over" "Central New York State"
26425 USB 26.425 MHz USB - UNID language, Polish or Russian
26450 FM 26.450 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26525 LSB 26.525 MHz LSB - Spanish language, two OMs talking about politics - very strong SIO 555 signals at 1256 UTC
26555 LSB 26.555 MHz LSB - Spanish language, extremely busy
26585 AM 26.585 MHz AM - Spanish language - Latin America - Mexican trucker frequency
26600 FM 26.600 MHz FM - Paging signal
26635 FM 26.635 MHz FM - Paging signal - European paging frequency or UK hospital busy
26645 FM 26.645 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26650 FM 26.650 MHz FM - Unmodulated carrier signal - likely a pager or datalink "idle" signal
26695 FM 26.695 MHz FM - Extremely strong POCSAG paging pager signal - about as strong as 26.745 MHz
26725 FM 26.725 MHz FM - German language, heavy QSB and QRM
26740 FM 26.740 MHz FM - Narrowband data signal, sort of "hiding" right underneath the much wider/stronger signal on 26745
26745 FM 26.745 MHz FM - Extremely strong POCSAG paging pager signal
26750 FM 26.750 MHz FM - Data bursts - not as wide as the usual pager signals
26765 FM 26.765 MHz FM - Data signal or weaker pager signal, underneath the taxi cab company using AM on same frequency
26765 AM 26.765 MHz AM - Taxi cab company - can hear female dispatcher working OM drivers, very good signal - Spanish language
26795 FM 26.795 MHz FM - German language, very weak
26800 FM 26.800 MHz FM - Pager - POCSAG - unknown source location
26805 FM 26.805 MHz FM - German language
26835 FM 26.835 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26850 FM 26.850 MHz FM - Paging or data signal, roughly 8-9 kHz wide
26865 FM 26.865 MHz FM - UNID language
26875 USB 26.875 MHz USB - Spanish language, somebody saying "hola!" over and over again
26880 FM 26.880 MHz FM - ??? Carrier being switched off and on?  Presumably another pager transmitter?  26880 CW?
26900 FM 26.900 MHz FM - Pager - UK or European paging frequency
26925 FM 26.925 MHz FM - FM Voice on the waterfall, then data?  Hybrid voice/data pager?  Now hearing German in FM
26945 FM 26.945 MHz FM - FSK data on frequency, this frequency is used for short range data links and telemetry
26950 FM 26.950 MHz FM - Data or paging system - well documented signal, about 8-10 kHz wide
26955 FM 26.955 MHz FM - German language - German FM CB Channel 80
26960 FM 26.960 MHz FM - Weak voice signal noted, mixing with data bursts similar to those heard on 26945
26960 FM 26.960 MHz FM - Data or paging system telemetry (related to 26945 data signals)

26965 to 27405 is wall to wall, signals every 5 or 10 kHz - will include unique logs

26995 LSB 26.995 MHz LSB - Spanish language
26995 FM 26.995 MHz FM - Data bursts, various types
27003 FM 27.003 MHz FM - POCSAG Paging signal - 27002.5 27002 kHz 27.003 MHz
27007 FM 27.007 MHz FM - POCSAG Paging signal - previously heard by other listeners 27007 POCSAG
27030 FSK 27.030 MHz FSK - Very strong FSK - center frequency 27.030 MHz, heavy QRM from 27.025 AM CB Channel 6
27050 FSK 27.050 MHz FSK - FSK signals
27055 USB 27.055 MHz USB - CB Channel 8 USB - German language
27060 FM 27.060 MHz FM - Data bursts, 3-4 kHz wide, similar to those logged on 26.885 and other frequencies
27095 AM 27.095 MHz AM - Taxi cab dispatcher, heavy data QRM
27095 FM 27.095 MHz FM - Data signals, various bandwidths, waveforms, etc.
27100 FM 27.100 MHz FM - Paging signal - POCSAG signal underneath lots of other signals
27120 FM 27.120 MHz FM - Data signal - also possible ISM signals right on 27.12 MHz - but there's a paging signal on here too (tunable in USB or LSB as well as AM/FM)
27129 FSK 27.129 MHz FSK - Strong FSK signal, non-stop transmission
27144 FSK 27.144 MHz FSK - Strong FSk signals
27145 FM 27.145 MHz FM - More familiar sounding data burst, RC or telemetry signals, including one on 27144.6 27.1446 MHz
27150 FM 27.150 MHz FM - Weak POCSAG paging signal
27195 AM 27.195 MHz AM - Spanish language taxi cab dispatcher YL female dispatcher, can hear OM drivers replying, data QRM
27195 FM 27.195 MHz FM - The usual 6-7 kHz wide FSK data signals
27235 FM 27.235 MHz FM - CB Channel 24 FM - Spanish language - UNID source, very strong, mixing with data signals
27245 FM 27.245 MHz FM - CB Channel 25 FM - Very strong data signals on frequency
27245 AM 27.245 MHz AM - CB Channel 25 AM - Spanish speaking taxi cab dispatch also on frequency
27255 AM 27.255 MHz AM - CB Channel 23 AM - Taxi cab dispatcher getting clobbered by FM signals
27255 FM 27.255 MHz FM - CB Channel 23 FM - German language
27265 AM 27.265 MHz AM - CB Channel 26 AM - Lots of AM DXers active on frequency
27265 USB 27.265 MHz USB - CB Channel 26 USB - UK station working unknown station, giving signal report to "Pete" at 1325 UTC
27272 FSK 27.272 MHz FSK - Strong FSK signal
27285 AM 27.285 MHz AM - CB Channel 28 AM - Lots of AM DXers active on frequency
27295 FM 27.295 MHz FM - CB Channel 29 FM - Lots of signals on frequency, mostly FM

Once you past the 27.3 MHz threshold, things get even crazier....SSB signals every 5 kHz, AM, FM all mixing together, all the way up past 27.7 MHz or 27.8 MHz

27465 AM 27.465 MHz AM - Italian BIG RADIOS station "Canale 45" or "Channel 45" - lots of strong AM signals
27601 FM 27.601 MHz FM 27.60125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 1 - Very busy with FM signals, getting very bad QRM from 27.600 MHz USB
27645 AM 27.645 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher lady - Spanish language
27650 FM 27.650 MHz FM - Data bursts - 3-4 kHz wide
27681 FM 27.681 MHz FM 27.68125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 9 - Hearing two OMs having a casual QSO
27700 USB 27.700 MHz USB - SSTV signals!
27701 FM 27.701 MHz FM 27.70125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 11 - FM signal mixing with QRM from 27.700 USB SSTV
27755 FM 27.755 MHz FM - German language
27761 FM 27.761 MHz FM 27.76125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 17 - noted activity, seems to be heavy QRM
27781 FM 27.781 MHz FM 27.78125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 19 - Very busy, lots of strong signals
27841 FM 27.841 MHz FM 27.84125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 25 - Active
27851 FM 27.851 MHz FM 27.85125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 26 - Active
27881 FM 27.881 MHz FM 27.88125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 29 - Dead carrier, S9 signal...full quieting at 1328 UTC, 1330 UTC...
27885 FM 27.885 MHz FM - POCSAG Paging signal heard at 1339 UTC
27901 FM 27.901 MHz FM 27.90125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 30 - Very busy
27911 FM 27.911 MHz FM 27.91125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 31 - Also very busy
27915 AM 27.915 MHz AM - UNID user, noted AM signals here mixed in with the UK FM and SSB signals
27941 FM 27.941 MHz FM 27.94125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 35 - Another carrier - noted yesterday as well
27961 FM 27.961 MHz FM 27.96125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 37 - faded in at 1332 UTC
27971 FM 27.971 MHz FM 27.97125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 38
27981 FM 27.981 MHz FM 27.98125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 39
27991 FM 27.991 MHz FM 27.99125 MHz FM - UK FM CB Channel 40 - Active

29825 FSK 29.825 MHz FSK - FSK data signal noted
29875 FM 29.875 MHz FM - Weak FM signals noted around 1335 UTC - UNID source
« Last Edit: October 11, 2022, 1342 UTC by R4002 »
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/transceivers/scanners/receivers - land mobile system operator - focus on VHF/UHF and 11m

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Re: 11 Meter Opening 11 Oct 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2022, 1228 UTC »
Yes, very busy here, lots of FM noted in the CB band, plus the usual SSB. No UK FM yet. 

The first SSTV pic came in!



Update: UK FM CB on 27781 now.
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Re: 11 Meter Opening 11 Oct 2022
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2022, 2122 UTC »
Strange how here in my QTH (Down under) on 27mhz CB6 and 4 southern states beaming in but all quiet on upper end SSB channels
Getting Back into it on 10-11 meters

 

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