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Author Topic: 11 meter band opening 7/8/2019 18:17 UTC  (Read 917 times)

Offline shadypyro

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11 meter band opening 7/8/2019 18:17 UTC
« on: July 08, 2019, 1818 UTC »
Skip is starting to roll in the Northeast USA and my location as i am picking up Chan 6 on the Victoria B.C SDR.
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Re: 11 meter band opening 7/8/2019 18:17 UTC
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 2116 UTC »
Lots of activity on 27.025 MHz / CB channel 6 at 2110 UTC.  27.085 MHz (channel 11) and several others are also busy.  Via Milford, PA SDR:

26.915 MHz - English language, busy
26.885 MHz - English language
26.845 MHz - English language
26.775 MHz - English, mention of southern and south-central states
26.725 MHz - Spanish language, less busy than 26.715 MHz AM
26.715 MHz - Spanish language, lots of fading
26.565 MHz - weak, possibly a mixture of Spanish/English

Also noting activity on 27.465 MHz LSB and other frequencies above channel 40.  Nothing on 27.555 USB though.
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Re: 11 meter band opening 7/8/2019 18:17 UTC
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 1136 UTC »
I hardly ever hear anyone on 27.555 anymore. It used to be the center of DX above 40?
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Re: 11 meter band opening 7/8/2019 18:17 UTC
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 1655 UTC »
27.555 MHz USB is the international 11m calling frequency, well, the primary one anyway.  The alternate is apparently 26.285 MHz USB, but it seems like that's rarely used in the Americas and is more popular in Europe.  27.555 USB can get really busy during some band openings.

11 meters is open right now actually. 
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