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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Drifty Peskies 6964 AM 0020 UTC 4 Dec 2018
« on: December 04, 2018, 1300 UTC »
These guys are back. We noticed them a year or so ago, and for a while thought this was another South American pirate, but it seems to be outbanders of some sort. 

The transmissions are on roughly 6964 AM, I say roughly because some of the transmitters drift a lot, which is quite visible on the waterfall. One in particular is drifting from 6961 kHz when he goes into transmit mode to 6965 kHz after a few minutes.

From the carrier characteristics, it looks like at least 3 different stations, possibly more, but I haven't investigated each transmission.  One is stronger than the other two, I actually get what might be useable audio if my Spanish skills were better (assuming it is not really Portuguese)

At 0114 I started to get someone else on 6965.5 LSB. He appeared between breaks in the AM transmissions, so I think he was part of the net.

Looks like they closed up around 0124.

Another reason why 6200-7000 kHz really is one of the more interesting parts of HF.  ;D

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Re: Drifty Peskies 6964 AM 0020 UTC 4 Dec 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 1325 UTC »
Another bump in the night from Latin America.  6200-7000 kHz is full of these guys on a busy night...all over the bands in USB/LSB and AM apparently. 
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