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Offline TheFlaminFire

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Faint UNID Spanish Chatter 8272.7USB UTC June 13 0105
« on: June 13, 2018, 0109 UTC »
Heard from the Caribbean region. Very faint chatter so exact frequency is hard to tell. Seems to be in Spanish.
Jamaica
Icom IC-720a with mulitband Dipole or Tecsun Pl-600

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Re: Faint UNID Spanish Chatter 8272.7USB UTC June 13 0105
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 1241 UTC »
8195 kHz to 8815 kHz is the 8 MHz HF marine band so you likely were hearing fishing fleet communications.  8273 kHz is one of the ITU HF-SSB marine mobile 8 MHz band channels (technically a duplex channel, 8273 kHz is supposed to be paired with 8797 kHz but chances are they were just using it as a simplex channel as fishermen tend to do).  That, or they just picked a frequency and used it (as they also often tend to do!)