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Author Topic: 26225 kHz 26.225 MHz USB Caribbean Area 22 June 2017  (Read 894 times)

Offline R4002

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26225 kHz 26.225 MHz USB Caribbean Area 22 June 2017
« on: June 22, 2017, 1817 UTC »
The "legal 40" CB band is active, nothing crazy, but hearing some skip on the uppers and lowers, specifically 26705, 26775, 26795, 26915 and several frequencies above channel 40.  

However, hanging out all by itself way below 26.515 MHz is the interesting frequency, 26.225 MHz / 26225 kHz USB.  Even though the usual Mexican AM frequencies (26.585 MHz, 26.595 MHz, etc) are dead, 26.225 USB is hopping.  Lots of amateur radio operator-like talk about antenna systems and propagation conditions at 1815 UTC.  Roundtable-like net communications fashion reminds me of the 6900 kHz guys, as well as the SSB traffic heard on frequencies like 27.665 MHz / 27665 kHz, 27.695 MHz / 27695 kHz, etc.  Several mentions of Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Aruba and other locations in the Caribbean. 

Like 27.515 MHz LSB / 27515 kHz LSB and alternate frequency 27510 LSB, 26225 USB seems to be one of the "watering holes" for freeband operators from that part of the world. 

As far as AM goes, we can go to 26.705 MHz / 26.715 MHz (Puerto Rico, Florida, Dominican Republic, etc) and 27.065 MHz (CB channel 9) which also appears to be used for Puerto Rican AM DXing. 

« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 1819 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


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