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Offline R4002

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11 Meter Band Activity 7 June 2017
« on: June 07, 2017, 1611 UTC »
I'm about to run out the door but noticed 11 meters is waking up.  26905 AM, 26915 AM and several frequencies above channel 40 are all coming alive, all from the Southern USA.
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Re: 11 Meter Band Activity 7 June 2017? Um, yep!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 0114 UTC »
      Awh, yeah... Talked to 5 dudes around the Rochester, NY area this afternoon on 10M SSB 28.405MHz, but it was the scanner that clued me in to Sporadic E opening up that way when I heard the Avon, NY 10M FM repeater over it on 29.620MHz. Also the scanner was hearing the Dallas 10M repeater again on 29.660MHz.
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Re: 11 Meter Band Activity 7 June 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 2016 UTC »
Next time 11 meters (and 10 meters) are open enough to hear the New York 10m FM repeaters, try scanning the 29.7 to 33 MHz region.  Lots of car services, commuter buses, etc, in the Northeast USA (mainly the New York City and Boston metro areas) use FM on these frequencies.  Bushwick Car Service out of Brooklyn, New York can often be heard on 29.7700 MHz / 29770 kHz operating under license WQAP986 with 146.2Hz and 162.2Hz CTCSS / PL tones (if your scanner has CTCSS decode capability it will help a lot with IDing these transmissions.  Van Pool Transportation, LLC high power repeater system out of Massachusetts can be heard on 29.790 MHz / 29790 kHz 100.0Hz CTCSS / 100Hz PL tone under license WQMA652.  Van Pool operates several repeaters throughout Massachusetts on the following frequencies, all transmitting 29/30/31 MHz band 100 watt repeaters with 35 MHz band mobile input transmit frequencies:

30.660 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.680 MHz 100.0 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQMA652
30.680 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQMA652
30.720 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.740 MHz 100.0 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.740 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.760 MHz 100.0 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.760 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.820 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
30.940 MHz 100.0 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQMA652
30.940 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQMA652
31.060 MHz 100.0 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQMA652
31.080 MHz 100.0 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
31.080 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
31.120 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857
31.480 MHz 151.4 Hz CTCSS Repeater license WQPU857

This extensive repeater system is used by Van Pool Transportation throughout Mass. and is often heard by European and UK based VHF low band DXers, as their online forum logs often show.  When 11 meters is really busy and the 10 meter FM repeaters are busy too, chances are these frequencies and those around them are active.     


Check out the "Taxi and Limo Services" listing for NYC here:  http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=5546 - tons of radio taxi traffic on 30 MHz, 31 MHz, and 35 MHz in the New York area can be heard when 10 meters is open.   29.710, 29.730, 29.750 and 29.790 are also used in addition to 29.770 MHz as part of that forgotten sliver of frequency spectrum between 29.7 MHz and 30.0 MHz.  

Another interesting catch on lowband is Fort Hood, Texas range control on 30.450 MHz (CTCSS 150.0 Hz, some scanners will decode this as 151.4 Hz depending on how tight your CTCSS decoder is)

« Last Edit: June 12, 2017, 2027 UTC by R4002 »
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/transceivers/scanners/receivers - land mobile system operator - focus on VHF/UHF and 11m