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Author Topic: Unid Pirate? 8284.50 USB 21:17 UTC 25 September 2018  (Read 520 times)

Offline shadypyro

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Unid Pirate? 8284.50 USB 21:17 UTC 25 September 2018
« on: September 25, 2018, 2125 UTC »
Hi all.
On the Point Reyes SDR, i heard music and some distorted voices. Did a search for 8284 USB and nothing came up, would this be a pirate or something else?

Chris.
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Re: Unid Pirate? 8284.50 USB 21:17 UTC 25 September 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 2126 UTC »
Probably something else. Likely Peskies or other outbanders.
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Re: Unid Pirate? 8284.50 USB 21:17 UTC 25 September 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 1211 UTC »
8195 kHz to 8815 kHz is the 8 MHz marine mobile band so Chris' theory could be on track.  The marine bands are favorite hangouts for freebanders and, well, the legal users of maritime mobile allocations, fishing fleets and the like.  8285 kHz USB is ITU HF-SSB marine channel 831 (simplex or ship transmit frequency) so that also fits (well, sort of).
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Re: Unid Pirate? 8284.50 USB 21:17 UTC 25 September 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 1548 UTC »
Probably something else. Likely Peskies or other outbanders.
You could be right, thanks for moving my post to this spot wasn't too sure where to put it
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