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Author Topic: Spanish language 11 meter net 27.695 MHz LSB 27695 kHz LSB 30 June 2017  (Read 1936 times)

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27695 LSB 27.695 LSB 27.695 MHz LSB 27695 kHz LSB.  Spanish language common Latin American high band frequency.

Our usual friends are coming in earlier than, well, usual today on 27695 LSB.  Nice strong signals with stations from Central America and South America working Caribbean stations as well as US-based stations (just heard California check in).  Minor OTHR over the horizon radar buzz bursts but they don't seem to bother the operators on this frequency.  
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Here in Los Angeles this frequency is very active especially on LSB. Seems to be the primary dx contact frequency in Spanish. Lots of "colegas" hanging out on this one.
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It seems to be one of many.  26.555 LSB and 27.455 USB are usually just as busy. 

Are there any other active Spanish language freeband frequencies out in the Southern California area? 
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Here are the most frequent 11 meter freeband frequencies used in the LA area. Spanish being the primary language used.
27.695 LSB- meeting frequency-lots of foul language and music here
27.455 LSb- hangout for the white eagles
27.955-USB-hangout for the international scorpions
27. 705 LSB- hangout for the international cowboys group
will monitor tomorrow to get some more.

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Interesting.  27.455 MHz LSB, 27.695 MHz LSB and 27.705 MHz LSB are often heard when 11 meters is open (I usually hear activity on 27695 LSB and 27455 USB before the others).  I've only logged 27.955 MHz USB a couple times in years past if my memory serves me right, I haven't heard too much on it lately (at least not compared to the other three frequencies).

It would be awesome if you could provide other Southern California / Los Angeles 11 meter Spanish language frequencies.  I also wonder about the following:

26.225 USB - Seems to be popular with stations in Mexico, but I've also heard Caribbean sounding traffic here.  
26.555 LSB - Often just as busy as 27.455 USB, I've always considered it the "low channel" counterpart to 27455 USB
26.585 AM - I know this one is active with Mexican accented Spanish traffic - and often stations will start on 26585 AM and move up or down to avoid QRM.  QSY frequencies include 26.575 AM, 26.595 AM, 26.605 AM and 26.615 AM.  The same thing applies for 26225 USB (when 26.225 MHz is busy, I'll check 26230 USB, 26235 USB, 26240 USB and 26245 USB) and 26.555 LSB.  The pattern here is that SSB operators seem to use 5 kHz steps and the AM operators just use the regular old 10 kHz channelized steps found in exports.

Videos I've found online of operators using 26.225 USB feature stations with modified 100 watt 160m-10m HF ham gear and high power Galaxy export radios, specifically the Galaxy DX 98VHP (the "VHP" standing for "Very High Power" - apparently rated at 200w PEP on SSB and 250w or so peak AM power) and directional antennas of various types.  The stations seemed to be located in Mexico or Southern California.  Of course, they could be working DX with stations in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and various other parts of Latin America, as is the case with dozens of other frequencies on 11 meters.

I remember finding a frequency list on a Mexico-based 11 meter freeband DX radio club and they listed 26225 USB, 26555 LSB, 26705 AM, 26715 AM, 27065 AM, 27455 USB and 27555 USB as "official" calling frequencies. 
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Ive also monitored AM stations in the 26.000-26.700 range. When conditions open you can hear taxi lady base stations in contact with the mobile units. The lady base stations have roger beeps!! They are located in Mexico City. The lady stations are blasting into Los Angeles when there is plenty of conditions!!
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There's a taxi lady dispatcher with a distinctive roger beep that uses 27.515 MHz AM and I often hear her during band openings.

The 25.615 to 26.505 MHz range also seems to be a favorite for taxi radio communications. I've heard them on 27.195 MHz as well as legal CB channels 24 and 25 - 27.235 MHz and 27.245 MHz, all in AM mode with roger beeps.  Sometimes I can hear the mobile units replying, other times it's just a woman reading numbers in Spanish.
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