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Author Topic: 8-9 MHz Busy Fishing Fleet and UNID Comms 2200+ UTC 7 Jan 2019  (Read 72 times)

Offline R4002

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Fixed mobile band is 8000 kHz to 8195 kHz, shared with marine users, 8 MHz maritime mobile band is 8195 kHz to 8815 kHz so users in the 8000 kHz to 8815 kHz range are considered "legit" but I'm still logging them under "peskies"

8779 kHz LSB - Portuguese, intermittent signals, probably fishing fleets
8812 kHz USB - Spanish language, likely fishing boats or shipping
8959 kHz USB - Spanish language, weak
8969 kHz USB - Spanish language, with QRM from 8970 USB
8970 kHz USB - Spanish, OMs checking into a net, sounds a lot like freebanders or an informal net
8979 kHz USB - Spanish language, presumably pescadores or freebanders (noticing a pattern here)
8989 kHz USB - Spanish speakers, very good signals at 2202 UTC, this is a near daily log - talking about radio equipment (maybe freebanders)
8992 kHz USB - LIBRARY working UNID station with authentication (USAF HF-GCS coming in nicely)
9000 kHz USB - hearing voices mixing together, along with either feedback or a CW signal on 9001 kHz?
9015 kHz USB - Portuguese language chatter, likely fishing fleet communications
9018 kHz USB - Spanish language chatter, presumably more pescadores on the radio
9030 kHz USB - Spanish language chatter, weak but its there (and busy!)
9055.5 kHz USB - More Spanish speakers
9150 kHz USB - Spanish language, short responses, more professional sounding radio ops here (at 2210 UTC)
9175 kHz USB - UNID net, OM and YL talking about books and other supplies, dollar amounts discussed (Spanish language)
9182 kHz USB - Spanish language chatter, several mentions of "barco" (boat)
9191 kHz USB - UNID net, Asian language
9205 kHz USB - Spanish language chatter, presumably fishing fleets
9221 kHz USB - Spanish language chatter, presumably fishing fleets
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 1439 UTC by R4002 »
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/scanners/receivers