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Author Topic: UNID Spanish Language 6900 kHz LSB 1300 UTC 26 Oct 2017  (Read 273 times)

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UNID Spanish Language 6900 kHz LSB 1300 UTC 26 Oct 2017
« on: October 26, 2017, 1315 UTC »
UNID freebander ragchew net Spanish speakers North American pirates
6900 kHz LSB 6900 LSB 6.900 MHz LSB

6900 LSB is busy in the morning, in the afternoon...and often all night.  It's the watering hole, or, dare I say, calling frequency..for Spanish speaking freebanders operating below the 40 meter band.

1304 UTC - station wishing good morning to the frequency, several references to mobile phones
1310 UTC - mention of Quito
1313 UTC - "everyone listening!" heard, then nothing.  Strongest station was roughly S4 but decent copy
1314 UTC - strong utility data burst - sounding like ALE sounding on 6898 kHz USB
1315 UTC - a new station [SIO 333] calling CQ "hola hola!" "hello North America!" "hello Mexico!"
1316 UTC - no response to station calling CQ, possible that stations heard earlier have gone QRT
1317 UTC - ...and maybe not.  "New Station" now talking to Quito, talking very rapidly, but the usual good wishes, good contacts
1318 UTC - Quito mentions issues with "conditions" (probably propagation?), other station continues chatting away
1318 UTC - UNID station (possibly Ernando? Fernando?) talking about antennas
1319 UTC - "Quito" talking about antenna direction, both stations now S5-S7
1319 UTC - mention of Antonio, my brother - possible that this is an informal greeting and he's not actually his brother
1320 UTC - now one of the stations is trying to reassure the other about something
1320 UTC - noticing activity on 6900 kHz USB at the same time...
1322 UTC - flipped up to 6900 USB to make a quick log of that activity, then back to 6900 LSB
1323 UTC - [I've lost track of who's who now] but "good morning!" mentioned several times, frequency seems to be waking up
1323 UTC - mention of "11 meters", not sure the context...but I think there's now more than two stations working on freq now
1324 UTC - weaker station, having issues hearing it
1324 UTC - stronger station, still talking about "antenna problems" - hard to pin down this guy's accent but it doesn't sound Mexican
1325 UTC - now talking about 11 meter antennas...pretty standard "ham radio like" chatter
1325 UTC - "listen, 78, 78, 78" repeated by the stronger of the stations...not sure if this is an ID or callsign...
1326 UTC - weaker station now talking...very poor copy of the weaker station
1326 UTC - stronger station talking much faster...but appears to be continuing to talk about antennas
1327 UTC - new station joins the net, is introduced...good morning everyone! etc
1328 UTC - yet another station (Juan, I think) checks into the net
1328 UTC - Juan, we're talking about antenna problems! Good morning to everyone on the band
1329 UTC - now at least 3-4 different stations, one IDs as "Marcelo" [name repeated twice]
1329 UTC - Carlos also mentioned, not sure if Carlos is the [weaker] station having "antenna problems"
1330 UTC - QSOs continue on frequency, very active channel this morning

« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 1330 UTC by R4002 »
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