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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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11m waking up?
« on: October 17, 2015, 1404 UTC »
Still no UK CBers or Irish church stations, but I am hearing europeans on SSB on 11m.

1448: Now hearing UK CBers on 27761 and 27781.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 1621 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: 11m waking up?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 1505 UTC »
Hearing Irish and English (26CT115 requesting QSY to 27405) stations on 27385 LSB as well as 27395 LSB.  

Other logs (1450-1505 UTC).  Receiving equipment is: Galaxy DX959 with indoor dipole (random wire is antenna #2)

26585 AM - very busy, constant S7-S9 signal heterodyne, music, roger beeps, feedback, very messy
26625 AM - "Hola Hola Hola Hola Hola!"
26775 AM - Southern US accents
27385 LSB - very busy (US and Western European stations)
27405 LSB - South Carolina station working UK
27415 AM - SS taxicab dispatch (with roger beeps!)
27455 USB - Latin America calling frequency active, heavy QSB
27505 USB - SS operators, one is down in the noise, the other a solid S9 +20.  
27555 USB - Hearing stations down in the noise, roger beeps, somebody calling CQ DX but they faded away before I heard an ID
27705 USB - SS operators, very loud (all over S9 on both antennas)

1507 UTC: Swapped out the Galaxy with the Voyager VR9000 (better known as the Superstar 3900F), backup radio is IC707.  Did this because the Voyager has FM.

26585 AM - More of the same.  Even noiser on the Voyager (this is to be expected with the radio in question)
26915 AM - "Mister Shoeshine is back quiet"
26955 AM - very strong carrier somebody keyed down for a second and didn't say anything (was S9 +40db!!!)
27405 LSB - 26CT115 (or maybe 26CT1115) working Kentucky station, heavy QRM
27470 USB - SS traffic, nice audio and strong signals
27555 USB - "all the best boys good morning" (British accent)
27590 USB - British accent "I'd lose my mind and I don't want to do that"
27601 FM - Heard UK CB traffic, but was then obliterated by 27605 LSB :(
27605 LSB - SS traffic, strong
27620 USB - Caught the tail end of an ID "Charlie Alpha"
27635 USB - polytones, stations down in the noise, weak AM carrier whine
27665 USB - "Buenas tardes" "Saludos a la frecuencia!" - active with roger beeps
27700 USB - weak SSTV (!!!!)
27775 AM - EE traffic, US accents
« Last Edit: October 17, 2015, 1525 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: 11m waking up?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 1527 UTC »
SSTV on 27700:

















« Last Edit: October 17, 2015, 1601 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: 11m waking up?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2015, 1610 UTC »
More logs:

Lots and lots of Spanish language traffic.  OTH radar seems to be hanging around the 27.7 region.  Checked 25910 FM, 25950 FM, 25990 FM and 26010 FM and heard nothing :(

26225 USB - SS traffic, quality audio
26375 AM - SS traffic, possible taxicab dispatcher, heavy QSB
26425 AM - SS traffic
26540 LSB - SS traffic
26555 LSB - SS traffic
26585 AM - SS traffic, very loud as usual.  Echo, noise toys.  I like to think of this frequency as the Mexican version of 27025
26605 AM - SS traffic with music in the background, heterodyne, QRM, etc
26665 AM - SS traffic, Mexican accents, noise toys
26705 AM - Spanish language signals, with heavy bleedover from stations on 26715
26715 AM - Very loud Spanish language signals - as per usual on 26705-26725
26915 AM - more Southern US "skip shooter" traffic, QSB
27015 AM - CB channel 5 - serious heterodyne (Spanish language)
27025 AM - CB channel 6 - see above (only in English this time ;))
27345 AM - CB channel 34 - Spanish language with noise toys and roger beeps, QSB (perhaps condx are changing?)
27375 AM and LSB CB channel 37 - Spanish language traffic with 26 Foxtrot (something something).  UK stations calling CQ under the QRM
27425 AM - SS traffic, with roger beeps.  YL giving out numbers, likely a taxi dispatcher
27425 LSB - EE Southern US operator QSOs
27435 USB - SS traffic
27455 USB - Spanish language calling frequency
27500 AM/CW (CW!!!)
27525 USB - "Spoke to Canada earlier and that's another first for me so another country on the map" - UK accent
27565 USB - SS traffic, weak
27615 LSB - SS traffic, peaking to S9+20
27695 LSB - SS traffic, not moving the S-meter but mostly copyable
27700 USB - Nearly constant SSTV  ;D
27710 OTH Radar (to around 27750 or so)
27725 USB - "Hola Que Tal?" - Spanish language traffic
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Re: 11m waking up?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 1748 UTC »
Some more SSTV pics:





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Re: 11m waking up?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 1930 UTC »
More logs - starting at 1845 UTC:

25705 AM - Weak, possibly a taxi dispatcher (most traffic in the high 25 to low 26 range seems to be taxi/business radio stuff)
25775 AM - Same as above
26025 AM - Weak carrier
26240 USB - SS stations
26355 AM - SS stations
26375 AM - SS stations, with sound FX and music playing underneath the operator's voices
26395 AM - Similar to above.  Stations playing music at each other
26495 AM - YL voice, possibly taxi dispatcher
26515 AM - "Buenas tardes!" S9 signal
26540 LSB - SS stations, see also 26555 LSB
26575 AM - SS stations with sound FX, noise toys, echo, basically one huge heterodyne at points
26585 AM - SS stations, Mexican calling/shootout channel.  Sometimes this frequency gets really messy.
26595 AM - SS stations, likely from Mexico
26605 AM - Similar to 26575, 26585, etc
26715 AM - Very loud Spanish language shootout channel, some stations are 40db over S9
26735 AM - Stations moved from 26715, similar "traffic" (really just guys yelling over each other)
26905 AM - Truckers
-skipping the legal 26965 to 27405 band this time-
27415 AM - SS traffic, several stations talking to each other, different roger beeps.  Not sure if taxis or not (YL voice heard as well)
27430 AM/FM ?? Carrier (hearing on multiple radios) could be local
27445 LSB - US stations, Southern US accents heard
27455 USB - "Hola Puerto Rico!" - Spanish language calling channel
27460 USB - SS traffic
27465 USB - SS traffic
27470 LSB - "you're better off"
27475 USB - Similar to 27455U.  Spanish language
27515 LSB - Jamaican/Caribbean calling channel, quite busy strong signals (S9 ++)
27515 AM - Taxicab dispatcher underneath the loud Jamaican SSB signals
27665 USB - Latin American calling channel, several QSOs at once
27695 LSB - SS traffic with AM carrier in the background (or local QRN not sure...)
27705 USB - SS traffic.  Nice audio easy to tune in on the Galaxy 959.  QSO between two stations, one is peaking at S9 +20
27745 LSB - SS traffic
27755 AM - Taxicab dispatcher, Spanish language (likely from Mexico)
27775 LSB - SS traffic, weak carrier whine in the background
27915 AM - YL voice heard (Spanish language).  Possible taxi dispatch
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