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Offline Looking-Glass

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Early May log.
« on: June 08, 2019, 2341 UTC »
Propagation has been very poor on the low bands in the past couple of weeks so very little to report, however, last night the band opened up and the following logged:

Freq    Call    UTC    Report

1.922.5  FZ106 1325z 559*
2.032  KK2  1234z  419               2.407  AA2   1236z  419
2.070  XK4   1235z  519              2.423  EA4   1220z  559
2.076  DU3  1405z  539               2.433  EA8   1117z  319
2.092  XA2   1603z  419              2.467  RM0  1303z   419
2.100  WQ5  1409z  539              2.473  EB2   1121z   519
2.111  AV2   1552z  529              2.507  VG8   1355z  419
2.128  UB3   1406z  419              2.511  GI9   1400z   529
2.149  AO1   1559z  559              2.542  NC5  1315z   519
2.216  ZS9   1128z  519              2.543  BU1   1358z  419
2.255  DP5   1253z  319              2.549  QL1   1125z  519
2.281  BR1   1246z  419              2.582  LM4   1310z  539
2.305  DZ3   1402z  559              2.649  UW3  1308z  529
2.305  UI6    1257z  529              2.659  AJ7   1110z  519
2.308  CI7    1256z  519              2.669  DC7  1126z  539
2.325  AQ7   1550z  419              2.679  ZZ0  1314z   419
2.325  ER1   1122z  559
2.337  PU7   1250z  519
2.341  AJ8    1131z  529
2.360  AP8   1230z  419
2.367  RG4   1115z  419
2.370  EL7   1133z  539

* 1.922.5MHz CW is a SELCAL activated Japanese drift net beacon, so it has no preceding or ending carrier, nor does it have a regular transmit cycle.  This beacon is only activated on a need be basis by the Mother Ship.  This frequency, plus 1.978.5MHz CW are SELCAL activated beacon frequencies and they have been allocated a "block" of call signs (two letters X three numbers) by the Japanese fishing authorities.  The only way to log them is to continually monitor those two frequencies when the band is open and hope for the best.

A similar situation possible exists on 2.005MHz as well with a unique 1X1 callsign (one number plus one letter) used at random times.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 1427 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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