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Author Topic: 6900 kHz LSB 6.900 MHz LSB Spanish Speaking Freebanders 1 Oct 2017  (Read 444 times)

Offline R4002

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As the band "wakes up" (just past 2100 UTC, posting this at 2105 UTC), and the "usual suspects" pescadore communications frequencies (6925 kHz LSB, 6933 kHz LSB, etc) start to become active...I dropped down to 6900 kHz LSB and notice the other usual suspect..the North American (and South American...and Central American...) 43 meter freeband frequency for Spanish language speaking stations.  

Several stations checking into net, giving numerical and first-name-only "IDs" or callsigns (more like CB-like "handles" in this context).  Signal reports exchanged, sounds like ham radio operators giving each other "73s" and all that stuff.  Stations discussing band conditions across HF, signal reports (at 2106 UTC and 2107 UTC) and more stations talking over each other.  Have not been able to ID the "net control" station (there sometimes isn't one, after all).

Looks like this frequency will be busy tonight.  Another station IDed as "mobile" at 2109 UTC and a second station confirmed "strong" signals coming from this station.  
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/scanners/receivers