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Author Topic: UNID Spanish Language 6905 kHz LSB 1400 UTC 30 Oct 2017  (Read 278 times)

Offline R4002

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UNID Spanish Language 6905 kHz LSB 1400 UTC 30 Oct 2017
« on: October 30, 2017, 1601 UTC »
Spanish language
Frequency 6905 kHz 6.905 MHz
Mode LSB

Hearing some very faint Spanish language chatter on 6905 kHz LSB at 1600 UTC.  They're fading down into the noise but they are there this afternoon.

1601 UTC - somebody tuning up on 6905 kHz
1602 UTC - much stronger SSB voice signal appeared, radio checks (in Spanish)

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Re: UNID Spanish Language 6905 kHz LSB 1400 UTC 30 Oct 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 0138 UTC »
Found active SS 6905kHz LSB from 0130z 4 Sept 2018

SS now noted at 6900kHz LSB from 0146z 4 Sept 2018
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 1318 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to the insubstantiality of any “control list” its best avoided and never used.
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Re: UNID Spanish Language 6905 kHz LSB 1400 UTC 30 Oct 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 1246 UTC »
6900 kHz is the “home channel” (I’ve heard it literally referred to as “canale de la casa”) for Spanish language freebanders operating in this portion of the spectrum.  They have a freeband 11 meter CB-like operating practice, including the use of 5 kHz channel steps and use of the LSB/USB mode switch as a way to find a clear channel.  Most of their stuff seems to be in LSB though. 

This differs from the other Spanish language - and Portuguese language QSOs heard in this band...the other stations seem to just pick a frequency and go (6919 kHz, 6925 kHz, 6933 kHz, 6952 kHz, etc. etc.).  The 6900 LSB group(s) are almost certainly radio hobbyists operating out of band vs. fishing fleets or drug smugglers using unconventional HF frequencies and bands for their long-range communications needs. 

6900 LSB seems to be active almost nightly, especially when 11 meters is totally dead.