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Offline Laidbackdx

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27.455 USB
« on: December 01, 2016, 1530 UTC »
Yesterday afternoon Italy cqed on the frequency kept fading in & out will try again today.
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Re: 27.455 USB
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 0318 UTC »
27455 USB is one of the more common Latin American SSB freeband frequencies (I mostly hear Spanish and Portuguese on that frequency) so hearing Italian stations is a nice catch!  When the band is really open 27455 USB can be one of the busiest frequencies on the "high channels" (above 27405/CB channel 40), sometimes even more congested than 27555 USB.

Next time the band is open to Europe check out 27465 kHz AM (commonly referred to as "27.465 AM" or "canale 45" by the operators that use that frequency).  27465 AM is basically the 'Italian Superbowl' frequency (compare to 26585 AM for Mexico, 26705 AM and 26715 AM for Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic/Florida and 27025 AM for the USA).

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Re: 27.455 USB
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 1842 UTC »
Don't be surprised if you hear ops from the Omaha/Council Bluffs area on 455 lower.
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Re: 27.455 USB
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 2124 UTC »
It's a local channel in an area near where I'm located as well.  Same with 27445 LSB. 

I know I've posted about this several times before but, there's another example of an "11 meter gentleman's agreement" regarding most US-based transmissions using LSB (with 27555 USB being the big exception) and Spanish language transmissions using USB.  The problem is when some truck driver or taxicab company using AM comes screaming in on top of the SSB traffic on a given frequency  ::)
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