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Author Topic: PLEASE READ: Logging Title and Post Formats + Useful Info  (Read 2776 times)

Offline R4002

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This forum is for logging unlicensed/out-of-band/unidentified two-way traffic commonly heard below 25 MHz.  Anything heard from 25 to 30 MHz should be posted in the 10/11 Meters forum.

Due to the sheer number of freebanders, outbanders, peskies, pescadores, illegal HF operations, etc out there..it is important to include the following information in the Subject line when creating a thread:

**If your thread contains a single log (for one frequency or a single group/net), be sure to include the following:

1) Identification information (if available) - this includes presumed ID ("Asian Fishing Fleets?")
2) Frequency (in kHz).  If the traffic you're hearing is using 6777.7 kHz for example, don't round it up as "6778 kHz". 
3) Date and time (in UTC)
4) Mode (the stations often logged here often switch between LSB and USB at random).
5) Language, if you can even sort of ID it.  Most pescadores heard on HF seem to be from Latin America

**If you're talking about several logs in a single post:
1) A title stating "Logs 7 March 2015", "Loggings", "Heavy Peskie Activity 6-7 MHz", etc is effective. 
2) Frequency band(s)
3) Please include the date and time in UTC. Approximate times are fine as it is rare for a listener to know exactly when a frequency became active.


In the actual logging post itself, please include as much information as possible.  This includes the number of stations, any names, handles, callsigns, etc given, quality of signal (are they drifty, how decent does the SSB audio sound?).  Other information includes if they are land-based stations (freebanders or outbanders) or marine-based stations operating outside the ITU HF-SSB marine bands.

AERONAUTICAL MOBILE 6525-6765 kHz - two sub bands, note gap between 6760 kHz and 6765 kHz
AERONAUTICAL ROUTE BAND 6526 kHz to 6682 kHz - 3 kHz channelized steps, USB mode only
AERONAUTICAL OFF-ROUTE (MILITARY) BAND 6686 kHz to 6760 kHz - 3 kHz channelized steps, various modes (channelization often ignored)
FIXED AND MOBILE BAND 6765-7000 kHz - anything and everything...military, MARS, government (FEMA and SHARES nets heard here), pirates, and of course peskies

Don't just stick to 6-7 MHz either, or ignore the legit 6200 kHz to 6525 kHz 6 MHz marine band.  I've noted lots of pescadores in the 5 MHz region below, above and within the 60 meter broadcast band and the fixed/mobile allocations near 60 meters, including the frequencies between the 60 meter amateur radio band and even on 5000 kHz with WWV.  I have also logged them on 8/9 MHz, 10/11 MHz and 12, 13 and 14 MHz frequencies (above and below the amateur bands, often within aircraft allocations).  Look for "easy to remember" or "cute" frequencies like 8989 kHz, 4141 kHz, 6464 kHz, 7654.3 kHz, etc.  All sorts of combinations of these have been noted.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 1412 UTC by R4002 »
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