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Author Topic: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC  (Read 7176 times)

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6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« on: February 16, 2019, 2147 UTC »
Snagged about a 20 minute recording of this station speaking what sounds like Japanese words or numbers.  Any help would be appreciated.

https://soundcloud.com/e-j-caylor/unid-6990mhz-lsb-2019-02-14-2300-2319/s-VnSkx
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 2211 UTC »
Possibly Japanese but if so, sounds to me like from a non-native speaker. The intonation sounds like a North American English speaker's to me.
Might also be a native (North) American language.

Best SNR in the recording is around 12:40-13:30 and again around 17:40.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 2225 UTC by KaySeeks »
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 1725 UTC »
Snagged about a 20 minute recording of this station speaking what sounds like Japanese words or numbers.  Any help would be appreciated.

https://soundcloud.com/e-j-caylor/unid-6990mhz-lsb-2019-02-14-2300-2319/s-VnSkx

OK, that is a very interesting catch. Questions: Did you tune this via a web SDR or with your own radio? (I'm asking because I want to try to catch this one myself). And what mode did you use (USB, LSB, AM)?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 1728 UTC by Strange Beacons »

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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 0238 UTC »
Captured on my own SDR in Central Indiana.  Mode was LSB.
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 0458 UTC »
Sounds like Japanese words, not numbers (Ichi Ni San Shi Go Roku Hachi etc), maybe a Spy Station with a roll call?  ;D
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 1447 UTC »
Same frequency and mode - 6990 kHz LSB 6.990 MHz LSB - as the Native American chanters or chanting station heard in the US.  This frequency seems to be a favorite for all kinds of users....see the threads in the peskies forum related to it as well:

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/board,34.0.html
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 1710 UTC »
I checked my SDR recordings, and I had this station, the same guy we've heard a few times chanting. Weaker signal than usual.
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 2353 UTC »
Sounds like Japanese words, not numbers (Ichi Ni San Shi Go Roku Hachi etc), maybe a Spy Station with a roll call?  ;D

I heard him say arigato as well as several common Japanese words and numbers when I bothered to monitor, however others seem to feel he's amerindian and there's merit to this as some of the words he used were not Japanese. I kinda get the idea he's just some guy reading a list of random words in foreign langs.
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 1916 UTC »
Captured on my own SDR in Central Indiana.  Mode was LSB.

Thanks. Have you heard this signal more than once? I noted that you copied it at 2300 UTC and I'm interested in trying to catch this signal on my own SDR, located in Seattle, Washington.

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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 2009 UTC »
Here is a very clear recording of what appears to be the same transmission on the same frequency, recorded January 5, 2019 at 2205 UTC.

From the YouTube description: "Heard in Michigan. Due to the signal strength and time of day here, I think it's safe to assume this is coming out of North America."
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 2031 UTC by Strange Beacons »

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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 1718 UTC »
Closer to peskies than pirates, but certainly blurring the line...regardless of if its Native Americans chanting to each other in rural areas or somebody messing with SWLs  ;D
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 1059 UTC »
This is most likely the infamous "Indonesian Chanters" that appear frequently on 7000 khz, 6995 khz, 6990 khz, 6985 khz, etc. LSB.  I hear them often e.g. four days out of seven on several frequencies most mornings here (100 miles from the Pacific Ocean) from 1500 utc. until they fade out by ca. 1700 utc.  Seems to be some sorta Village Radio-type thing.   Usually, such loggings end up on the "Peskies" board, that is where I (and others) have been occasionally posting them.  Sometimes they engage in routine-sounding QSOs (not so eerie) but when they repeat a phrase / chant in "call-and-response" mode, it sounds rather quite eerie! 


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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 1449 UTC »
This is most likely the infamous "Indonesian Chanters" that appear frequently on 7000 khz, 6995 khz, 6990 khz, 6985 khz, etc. LSB.  I hear them often e.g. four days out of seven on several frequencies most mornings here (100 miles from the Pacific Ocean) from 1500 utc. until they fade out by ca. 1700 utc.

Thanks for supplying the approximate times and frequencies. I've been trying to catch one of these transmissions for a few weeks now, with no luck (as of yet, anyway. But I am a persistent rascal).

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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 1825 UTC »
Think he's been tdoa'd in the masshole region.
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Re: 6990 LSB chanting, Febrarury 14, 2019 - 2300UTC
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 1520 UTC »
In fact, just now at 1512 utc on 11 March 2019, I am hearing them on 7000 khz LSB fairly well with intermittent group traffic, and on 6991 khz LSB, making "testing" monosyllabic noises.  The "group" though is on 7000 khz., with repetitive phrases and etc.  Based on the accents  of the stations speaking, Indonesia is the likely QTH.  There is a strong station "leading" the others at ca. S = 3 and numerous "replying" stas. at S = 2 or so, along with at least one voice recorder being used for playback.  The din when they "reply" in unison is pretty darned cool!


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