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Author Topic: Sporadic-E Opening 11 meter band DX 27MHz band 27 May 2018  (Read 690 times)

Offline R4002

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Hearing some activity on the usual channels at 1540 UTC:

26715 AM - Spanish language traffic, one station was 30db over S9 (this is the "Spanish Superbowl")
26895 AM - southern accented stations
26915 AM - "low band" AM freeband activity heard
27005 AM - CB channel 4 - Spanish language
27025 AM - CB channel 6 - The Superbowl
27085 AM - CB channel 11 - AM CB calling channel, lots of DX heard
27165 AM - CB channel 17 - several stations from southern USA heard
27265 AM - CB channel 26 - similar to 27085
27285 AM - CB channel 28 - similar to 27085 and 27265
27385 LSB - CB channel 38 LSB - stations working DX, lots of fading
27435 LSB - similar to 27385 LSB, freebanders working DX
27465 LSB - SSB activity heard (US stations)

Seems like sporadic E activity since there's lots of rapid fading but the higher power channels are coming in pretty strong
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 1550 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: Sporadic-E Opening 11 meter band DX 27MHz band 27 May 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 1551 UTC »
You know you're in sporad e mode when stations 150 miles away are coming in like locals. Sporad, lol.
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Re: Sporadic-E Opening 11 meter band DX 27MHz band 27 May 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 1801 UTC »
Quite a lot of in band activity here, not much out of band.
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