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Offline l0ngwire

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29780 FEC AMTOR (?) at 0145 UTC on August 26
« on: August 26, 2014, 0843 UTC »
Around 0130 UTC here in Southern California I was hearing some fading Latin American signals on 11 meters.  I tuned down to 25500 and only heard a few weak Spanish langauge "freebanders".  Tuning the 10 meter ham band, I heard nothing, not even CW beacons.  But tuning a little above the 10 meter ham band, on 29780 I heard what sounded like FEC AMTOR.  From 0145 to 0200 the signal went from S5 to S1. 

Any idea what this signal was?  If I keep hearing it, I'm going to drag my old TNC out of the closet and try to copy it.

Thanks for any info from Leigh in Santa Barbara, Calif.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 2011 UTC by l0ngwire »

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Re: 29780 FEC AMTOR (?) at 0145 UTC on August 26
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 1331 UTC »
Drift net buoys / beacons are a very strong possiblity.  They can use both that mode and that frequency range, although most people are more familiar with the ones down around 160 meters and CW.  

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« Last Edit: September 05, 2014, 1334 UTC by Token »
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Re: 29780 FEC AMTOR (?) at 0145 UTC on August 26
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 0021 UTC »
You do not need your tnc just download mixw or multipsk and it has amtor on it. I haven't heard an AMTOR  station for a number of years.
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