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MARS? 6959.5 USB 2324 UTC 24 Oct 2017
« on: October 25, 2017, 1140 UTC »
A station calling any station for a radio check, got a reply from an Alpha Alpha something or other (much weaker), so I assume Martians?
Then some other station with a stronger signal. Then a bunch of stations with mentions of teams. Maybe some sort of a radio exercise.
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Re: MARS? 6959.5 USB 2324 UTC 24 Oct 2017
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 1355 UTC »
Sounds like MARS to me.  They seem to be very fond of the AA / Alpha Alpha series callsigns and the use of "split" frequencies ending in .5

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Re: MARS? 6959.5 USB 2324 UTC 24 Oct 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 0344 UTC »
This was one of the 100+ frequencies assigned for the EX Noble Skywave 2017. I know as I was one of the participants -CIW321.
 Several MARS station were participating in this Canadian organized exercise which ran to 1800Z Oct 25th.