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Author Topic: UNID 6970 USB 29OCT2013 0340UTC  (Read 1034 times)

Offline The Late Movie

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UNID 6970 USB 29OCT2013 0340UTC
« on: October 29, 2013, 0347 UTC »
Dunno if this qualifies as a pirate, but for the last 10 minutes I have been listening to someone beating out a repeating rhythm on what sounds like a cow bell on 6970 USB.  Level varying from S4-8 with S3 noise floor on preamp #1.

Changed channels and came back...still going 0500 UTC.  Not sure if morse code, probably not..
« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 0503 UTC by The Late Movie »
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Re: UNID 6970 USB 29OCT2013 0340UTC
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 1341 UTC »
This is Link-11, presumably US .mil

It took up residence on 6970 a few days ago (it has been around 6940 in the past)

Now how will we hear the WWCR mixing product ??? :-)
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Re: UNID 6970 USB 29OCT2013 0340UTC
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 2026 UTC »
Dunno if this qualifies as a pirate, but for the last 10 minutes I have been listening to someone beating out a repeating rhythm on what sounds like a cow bell on 6970 USB.  Level varying from S4-8 with S3 noise floor on preamp #1.

Changed channels and came back...still going 0500 UTC.  Not sure if morse code, probably not..

Compare to the sound in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__-rtLRQUhg

Assuming they are similar (and I would bet they are) then Chris is correct, Link 11 it is.  If that ain't it then it msut be ssomething else ;)

Other commonly heard sounds on HF can be found there on my Youtube channel.

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Re: UNID 6970 USB 29OCT2013 0340UTC
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 0315 UTC »
Last night was not quite like the video.  It was a less regular rhythm, almost musical, and I swear I could hear the rattle of a cow bell in there, a very acoustic non-electronic-like sound. 

Tonight I tuned in 6970 again and hear something much closer to the example in the video. 
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Re: UNID 6970 USB 29OCT2013 0340UTC
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 0321 UTC »
Link-11 needs more cowbell.
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