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Offline Ronald_Mullis

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unknown station 6215 kHz 5-6 January 2019
« on: January 06, 2019, 2218 UTC »
Hi there,

Please would anyone like to have a look at this recording https://youtu.be/_F1F8g2pEHA from Saturday and here's one from today with music only https://youtu.be/1m_GaHUgvbE
I also asked on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/shortwave/comments/ad2yel/any_ideas_unid_station_6215_khz_51_1457_ut/?utm_source=reddit-android

Thank you
Ron

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Re: unknown station 6215 kHz 5-6 January 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 0611 UTC »
Hello.

This is one of the channels of TRT (Turkish Radio-Television Corporation).
« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 0654 UTC by ulx2 »
LOC: Kyiv, Ukraine
RX: Degen DE-1103 portable
ANT1: Two phased external wires (2x10 meters approx.)
ANT2: Long wire (25 meters)
ANT3: Homemade M0AYF wide bandwidth active loop
ACC: Homemade passive preselector, homemade phasing device

http://ulx2.byethost24.com/

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Re: unknown station 6215 kHz 5-6 January 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 1603 UTC »
6215 kHz is an interesting one.  It's also the distress/calling frequency for the 6 MHz HF marine band (6215 kHz USB voice) and is used by several other non-marine stations including spy numbers station "V24"

https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/index.php/V24

You'll often hear marine stations using it as a "working" channel (for general chit-chat).  Sometimes you'll hear the Coast Guard get on frequency and remind whoever is using it that they're on an emergency frequency and to change to a different frequency as soon as possible.
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/scanners/receivers

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Re: unknown station 6215 kHz 5-6 January 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 2255 UTC »
It's been used by pirates in W. Europe from time to time, also. Nearly always in AM, though.

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Re: unknown station 6215 kHz 5-6 January 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2019, 1106 UTC »
You didn't mention your QTH. If Europe, this was most likely a pirate.

Nearby 6212 is often used by the "Angry Bahstad" fishermen, presumed to be from the Gloucester Massachusetts area. I've also heard them further down within the 49m band during the daytime, when the band is mostly dead.
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Re: unknown station 6215 kHz 5-6 January 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2019, 1851 UTC »
I would guess that this not a Euro pirate from the music. Also I've haven't seen a pirate logged on that frequency in a long time.