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Offline IrvingtonVFD43

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WEXT Remote-26.6850 1810 01 March 2024
« on: March 01, 2024, 1811 UTC »
1810-S5, direct, but with deep fading/w Alternative rock. WEXT Public Radio-Amsterdam, NY.
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Re: WEXT Remote-26.6850 1810 01 March 2024
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2024, 1053 UTC »
26.685 MHz FM? 26.685 MHz AM?

Either way, that’s not one of the (legal) IFB/STL frequencies:


25.870 MHz FM
25.910 MHz FM
25.950 MHz FM
25.990 MHz FM
26.010 MHz FM
26.030 MHz FM
26.050 MHz FM
26.070 MHz FM
26.090 MHz FM
26.110 MHz FM
26.130 MHz FM
26.150 MHz FM
26.170 MHz FM
26.190 MHz FM
26.210 MHz FM
26.230 MHz FM
26.250 MHz FM
26.270 MHz FM
26.290 MHz FM
26.310 MHz FM
26.330 MHz FM
26.350 MHz FM
26.370 MHz FM
26.390 MHz FM
26.410 MHz FM
26.430 MHz FM
26.450 MHz FM
26.470 MHz FM

The lower portion is shared with the 11 meter shortwave broadcast band SWBC band.  25.800 MHz and 25.900 MHz are both used for legal licensed shortwave broadcast.  Of course, the unlicensed but de facto standard two-way radio land mobile use starts at 25.615 MHz (or 25.610 MHz…maybe just easier to call it 25.600 MHz) and goes up to 30.105 MHz. 


Most of the users stay below 28.000 MHz, but not all.  The other day I heard the studio audio on 26.110 MHz FM mixing with Mexican truck drivers (on 26.105 MHz AM) and American hunters in their trucks (on 26.115 MHz AM). 


You might have been hearing a freeband 11m band CB station simulcasting audio.  Certainly wouldn’t be the first time.

The
26.515 MHz - 26.955 MHz low channels and
27.415 MHz - 27.855 MHz high channels


are where the majority of out of band CB comms take place.  There’s also the following CB band plans (partially overlapping)


26.565 MHz - 26.955 MHz - German 80 channel CB channels 41-80.  Straight 10 kHz spacing.  channels 1-40 are identical to the EU/American standard 26.965 MHz - 27.405 MHz band plan.

Only FM mode is allowed on 26.565 - 26.955.  AM, FM and SSB are allowed on 26.965 - 27.405.  German regulations specify that digital modes and gateways (remote stations) are permitted on the 80 channel allocation.  This band plan is usually “DE” in most multi-norm radios.  In addition to Germany, it is legal in Czech Republic, Hungary and possibly other countries.  It also includes the 26.805 MHz FM freeband FM calling frequency. 

The 26565 to 26955 band plan overlaps with most of the 26515 to 26955 low channels or “band C”. 

UK FM CB radio “27/81” band
27.60125 MHz - 27.99125 MHz

10 kHz spacing, NFM mode only. 


Many ops simply cut off the last two digits so 27.601 MHz to 27.991 MHz. 


27.781 FM or 27.78125 MHz FM is UK FM Channel 19. 

The UK has 80 legsl 27MHz CB channels to work with.  The 40 UK FM channels + the 40 European standard EU channels (which are identical to the American / FCC channels, 26965 - 27405, AM, FM, SSB all legal). 


The UK FM band plan overlaps with a good chunk of 27.415 to 27.855 (and up to 27.995 MHz).  Often I hear SSB chatter mixing with AM voice comms and FM voice comms adjacent to UK FM CB activity.  A good example is UK FM CB channel 19 suffering QRM from taxi cab company radio signals…either from Russia (usually FM mode) and/or the Americas (usually AM mode). 

27.775 MHz AM and/or FM
27.78125 MHz FM
27.785 MHz AM and/or FM

It’s easy to see how messy it can (and does) quickly get.  Add paging systems, 11m SSB comms, and of course folks running SSTV on 27.700 MHz (UK FM CB channel 11 is 27.70125 MHz FM) and it’s QRM city. 

The 26.200 MHz to 26.960 MHz and 27.450 MHz to 28.000 MHz spectrum are both heavily used for paging systems. 

26.200 - FM carrier when idle
26.220
26.250
26.300
26.350
26.400
26.450
26.500
26.550
26.600
26.625
26.630
26.635
26.645
26.650
26.655
26.695 - UK hospital paging
26.700 - UK hospital paging
26.705 - UK hospital paging
26.745 - UK hospital paging
26.750 - UK hospital paging
26.755 - UK hospital paging
26.780
26.785
26.800
26.815
26.835
26.845
26.850
26.855
26.865
26.895
26.900 - UK paging
26.935
26.945 - data link systems, Russia
26.950 - paging, Europe
26.955
26.960 - data link systems, Russia
27.100
27.250
27.300
27.350
27.360
27.450 - FM carrier when idle
27.500
27.505 - 10-20 kHz wide POCSAG
27.510
27.550
27.600
27.620
27.650
27.700
27.750
27.760 - data links, 10-12 kHz wide
27.800
27.845
27.850
27.885 - voice + POCSAG paging
27.900
27.950
29.750
29.800 - often very busy
29.850
29.900 - often very busy

« Last Edit: March 13, 2024, 1055 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: WEXT Remote-26.6850 1810 01 March 2024
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2024, 1745 UTC »
As a follow up, I found this - one of the recordings I made while listening to the G8JNJ online receiver (receiver located in the UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ6-lNettH0

Received on 19 February 2024.  Frequency 26.685 MHz 26685 kHz 26.6850 MHz AM 26.685 AM
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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