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Author Topic: 27495 kHz USB / 27.495 MHz USB Sporadic-E 11 Meter Activity 11 April 2017  (Read 1175 times)

Offline R4002

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Hearing faint Spanish language traffic on 27495 USB (complete with roger beeps!) at 1735 UTC.  Scanning the rest of 11 meters and hearing nothing but local AM CB traffic and occasional station calling CQ DX on 27385 LSB. 

Maybe the sporadic E season is finally upon us! 
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I just checked 11m and don't have anything here unfortunately. Really hoping things pick up, I haven't heard any Irish church stations in a while  ;D
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I miss listening to UK FM CB and WPAS/CADS church transmissions on 11 meters as well as the pileups on 27555 USB, etc. Seems like today's log on 27495 LSB was a bit of a fluke. Possibily some minor sporadic E propagation. I checked 27515 LSB, 27515 AM, 27025 AM, 26925 AM, 26555 LSB and the 26705-26725 frequencies that are usually blowing up during openings and heard nothing. 26225 USB, 26555 LSB and 26585 AM are all indicative of a band opening to Latin America and they were all quiet.

Fingers crossed for more 11 meter band DX as the spring season rolls on!  8)
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I checked later this afternoon and started to hear activity, and there is still some now. Sounds like all Latin Americans?
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Likely.  Which frequencies did you notice activity on? 
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I didn't log them, but they were within the CB band, mostly AM although I saw one or two SSB signals. I didn't hear any obvious stateside stations, now that I think of it.
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