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Author Topic: 27025 Ch 6 superbowl 2012 UTC 4/11/2017  (Read 661 times)
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« on: April 12, 2017, 2016 UTC »

Ch. 6 open, hearing a lot of stations. The usual chatter from these guys. OK copy, deep fade and garbled at times.

2022 And they're gone.
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100' longwire/43m band folded dipole/VHF ground plane
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 0514 UTC »

Sporadic-E season is here!

Next time you hear 27025 channel 6 active, try the following "skip shooting" channels:


27065 AM [Channel 9] - Spanish language calling channel (see also 26705 AM, 26715 AM, 26725 AM) popular in Puerto Rico and Florida
27085 AM [Channel 11]
27265 AM [Channel 26]
27285 AM [Channel 28]
27385 LSB [Channel 38]

and the following freeband 11 meter frequencies:

26225 LSB - Latin America/Caribbean calling frequency, very popular with stations from Dominican Republic
26305 AM - Mexican truck drivers and taxis calling frequency
26555 LSB - Latin America/Caribbean calling frequency, Mexican "low band" calling channel
26585 AM - Mexican truck drivers
26705 AM - Puerto Rico calling channel [same 1KW + "big gun" and overmodulated stations as 27025]
26715 AM - Alternate to 26705
26725 AM - Alternate to 26705/26715
26735 AM - US truck drivers
26905 AM - Mexican taxi cab dispatchers
26915 AM - Southern US calling channel "915" - powerful signals similar to 27025 etc
26955 AM - Texas/Southern US calling channel, alternate to 26915 AM
27420 LSB - US calling frequency
27425 LSB - US calling frequency - primary out of band
27455 USB - Latin America/Caribbean calling frequency, Mexican "high band" calling channel
27515 AM - Mexican taxi cab dispatchers
27515 LSB - Knight Patrol CB Club [Jamaican/Caribbean calling frequency for English speakers]
27555 USB - International 11 meter freeband calling frequency
27635 AM - US truck drivers
27655-27855 in 5 kHz steps USB/LSB - Latin American/Spanish language frequencies, primarily:

27665 USB/LSB
27675 USB/LSB
27685 USB/LSB
27690 USB/LSB
27695 USB/LSB

I often use 26585 AM, 27515 AM/LSB and the 27600-27800 range as band opening indicators to Latin America.  Activity on 26915 AM and nearby frequencies indicates an opening to the southern USA. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 1227 UTC »

Thanks R4002, I'll be checking 10/11 meters today, maybe tune through 6 meters also.
I was surprised to hear the station from Venezuela yesterday on 10 meters.

What type of antennas are used on these bands? Verticals, dipoles?
I may build one for this summer.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 1331 UTC »

I use a dipole cut for ~26.9 MHz and a random wire antenna + a tuner (the random wire is 50 feet long with a 50 foot counterpoise).

A fair amount of listening I do on 11 meters is mobile and I have several different 11 meter/CB mobile antennas.  My favorite is the President Texas 1800 antenna which is a loaded 7/8 wave and covers 26-29 MHz really well.  It also does amazingly on VHF low band
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