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Author Topic: UNID Music 27285 AM 0656 UTC Jan 2 2016  (Read 1363 times)

Offline RobRich

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UNID Music 27285 AM 0656 UTC Jan 2 2016
« on: January 02, 2016, 0700 UTC »
Looping funk/soul music among the DX pileup. Actually sounded pretty good, too.
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Re: UNID Music 27285 AM 0656 UTC Jan 2 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 0056 UTC »
27285 is CB channel 28, one of the high power "AM DX" channels, companion to channel 26 (27265).  Other high power AM CB frequencies include channel 6 - The Superbowl (27025), channel 11 - the original AM calling channel back when CB required licenses and was only 23 channels - channel 11 being 27085.  People will run high power on any of the 40 channels (and above and below the legal band, of course), but 6, 11, 26 and 28 are the big ones...which makes it that much more interesting that people are transmitting music over all the other signals on a heavily used frequency. 

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Re: UNID Music 27285 AM 0656 UTC Jan 2 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 1517 UTC »
Sadly, music on the typical 11m CB frequencies often is QRM to annoy others instead of what we would call "pirate radio."

That said, one can stumble across an occasional pirate radio broadcast on 11m CB. Case in point from a few days ago....

http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,25480.0.html

Typical comments about 11m operators aside, I (as a teenager) admittedly used to regularly talk on channels 6, 11, and 26 back in the 1990s. I will digress on the wattage involved, though it involved a high-power radio driving a solid state amp driving a tube amp. o.0
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