We seek to understand and document all radio transmissions, legal and otherwise, as part of the radio listening hobby. We do not encourage any radio operations contrary to regulations. Always consult with the appropriate authorities if you have questions concerning what is permissable in your locale.

Author Topic: Chatters 6650 6660 6665 LSB 1715 UTC 23 Feb 2019 - Echo Charlie / EC ?  (Read 273 times)

Online kris

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1214
  • N.Poland
    • View Profile
    • Email
Who is chatting OM FR all LSB!

« Last Edit: February 26, 2019, 1904 UTC by R4002 »
Icom PCR-1000, RTL-SDR(R820T2) H/V/UHF USB Tuner, Sony XDR-F1HD,
160 m Sky Loop + ballon 9:1, Discone Moonraker
QTH: Gdańsk N Poland,  Ru/Ua/Pl/Gr/Cn=Russian,Ukrainien,Polish,Greek,Chinese
eQSL appreciated to: 13krzycho@gmail.com

Offline R4002

  • Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2495
    • View Profile
Re: Chatters 6650 6660 6665 LSB 1715 UTC 23 Feb 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 1612 UTC »
45 meters or "45 metros" outbanders/freebanders.  They're found all over the 6.5-6.7 MHz region in North and South America as well.  LSB and USB modes.  6650 kHz, 6660 kHz, 6665 kHz, 6666.6 kHz and many other frequencies.

In Europe, these freebanders are sometimes referred to as Echo Charlie or EC operators:

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=18517.0

http://www.freebanding.co.uk/echo_charlie.htm

http://ukspec.tripod.com/rf/cb/ec6670.html

http://www.cqdx.ru/ham/ham_radio/russian-pirate-hf-stations/

6670 kHz is apparently the "official" Echo Charlie frequency for 45 meters...and I can say that it is a very popular one in Latin America.  6666.6 kHz USB is also another popular 45 meter home channel.  6670, 6695, 6697.7, the list goes on.  Likely Echo Charlie freebanders are what you heard.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2019, 1904 UTC by R4002 »
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/scanners/receivers