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Author Topic: 6507 USB Presumed Marine Weather (UNID) 2255 UTC 13 Nov 2018  (Read 311 times)

Offline R4002

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6507 USB Presumed Marine Weather (UNID) 2255 UTC 13 Nov 2018
« on: November 13, 2018, 2257 UTC »
YL giving marine weather forecast 6507 kHz USB, good signal on the Sigma SDR - CT/MA border.  Presumed VMC based on frequency and YL voice heard
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 1309 UTC by R4002 »
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That's an unusual time to be copying VMC at that frequency, given that it's later in the morning there. I don't see it on the eibi schedule but I know that VFF Iqaluit Radio uses that frequency as well. Did you copy the ID?
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No ID copied - presumed ID based on frequency (wasn't aware that VFF used it as well) - very well could have been VFF.  YL giving marine weather forecast in English (should have stuck around longer to get more specifics about where she was talking about)
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Re: 6507 USB Presumed Marine Weather (UNID) 2255 UTC 13 Nov 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 1339 UTC »
I'm almost positive it was VFF. I was just now copying two stations on 6507 USB as of 1335 UTC, one with a YL voice which just signed off and one with an OM voice that's normal for both VMC and VMW Wiluna. Also, I saw a report from a listener in Canada that he heard VFF around the same time as your report.

VFF is a hard catch. I'm not sure what their power level is usually, but it must be low most of the time. I didn't hear any ID myself.

EDIT:
Here's that other listener's copy. He said he heard it at 2245 UTC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uPTlBWIZls
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 1552 UTC by MDK2 »
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