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Author Topic: UNID Spanish Language 6950 kHz USB 1355 UTC 29 August 2017  (Read 613 times)

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As Pigmeat has suggested, some of these nets may be related to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico or other users in that area (Mexican fishing fleets, military, US interests there, etc). 

There has been a noticeable increase in Spanish language voice traffic happening during the daytime since Hurricane Harvey arrived on the scene.  Lots of 5 kHz step frequencies in use both USB and LSB mode.  6950 kHz USB has been logged several times.  Hearing an active net on 6950 USB at 1359 UTC August 29th, 2017.  Lots of QRM from some sort of data burst whooshing sound but the stations on the net don't seem to mind.  Big drop in activity at 1400 UTC so perhaps they closed the net or changed frequencies.

I didn't get enough time to monitor these guys to really get an idea of what they were talking about, hopefully they'll pop back up so I can figure out more of what I'm listening to, after reading Pigmeat's posts on my log for 6900 LSB, 6930 USB and 6935 USB, I think they may be at least somewhat related to the hurricane (even if they're just fishing fleets).
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