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Author Topic: Spanish Language Activity 6900 kHz LSB, 6930 kHz LSB, 6935 kHz USB 25 AUG 2017  (Read 910 times)

Offline R4002

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Spanish voices,

6900 kHz 6.900 MHz LSB
6930 kHz 6.930 MHz LSB
6935 kHz 6.935 MHz USB



Hearing lots of activity on the 43 meter band tonight, all after 0000 UTC 25 August 2017 and all in Spanish.  All seem to be freebander nets. Good signals punching through the summer static and noise QRN nicely.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 1400 UTC by R4002 »
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It may be Mexican fishermen beating it south and PEMEX offshore derrick nets trying to work out the logistics with onshore personnel to get the crews ashore before the hurricane makes it impossible to get them in. That's one big storm in sheer size.

I was listening to ham on 75 meters in east Texas about 45 minutes ago, he was already getting some rain. He said he was about 50 miles inland SSW of Houston, I didn't hear the town's name.


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That's actually an interesting point, as the activity was spread out over a much wider number of frequencies than it usually was.  I also noticed heavier "radiotelephone patch" like communications in the 68xx and 67xx kHz regions, some of which seemed like OMs talking to children and YLs (likely husbands talking to their wives/children) which makes sense in a situation like what we have/had with the hurricane.

While these extreme weather events are terrible, they do produce spikes in interesting radio traffic
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The S.E. USA Hurricane net is in the 6915 kHz. (var.) region but southeast Texas may be part of another Gulf Net I may not aware of? If the storm reemerges into the Gulf near Houston that's close enough for the 6915 net to fire up. You'll start hearing a lot of twangy east Texas and Cajun English accents popping up if that happens. The US based oil rigs evacuated when the storm first started going big. They learned some hard lessons in the monster hurricanes a decade ago.

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6915 USB and 6765 USB is another SHARES frequency in addition to being used by MARS?

I'm hearing lots of activity on 7457 USB this morning (1355 UTC) that also sounds like hurricane-related traffic (MARS operating procedures).  6968.5 kHz USB is also very busy with voice and data transmissions
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 1402 UTC by R4002 »
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