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Author Topic: More Angry Bahstad Fishermen? 5178 USB 1128 UTC 30 Jul 2019  (Read 1656 times)

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After the 6212 USB guys ended their QSO, I decided to hunt around to see if I could find the "sideband" frequency one of them was going to use to talk to John.  I stumbled on two guys on 5178 USB. One of them complaining about his kid. The accents sound right, and the usual F bombs. Can't tell for sure if one of the guys is from 6212.  "If you want to make money, get a boat. Yeah right, costs me a **** in taxes every year." QRT after a few minutes.
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Re: More Angry Bahstad Fishermen? 5178 USB 1128 UTC 30 Jul 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 1555 UTC »
1537 Back on, as cranky a ever.
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Re: More Angry Bahstad Fishermen? 5178 USB 1128 UTC 30 Jul 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 1822 UTC »
Love it.  These guys are all over the place.  Somebody programmed a bunch of out-of-band frequencies in their radios.  "sideband" might be code-word for back-channel or alternate channel.  Wouldn't surprise me if they have frequencies in the 2-3 MHz region or the 4-5 MHz portions as well. 

I remember watching 'Deadliest Catch' years ago and noticing the radios in one of the boat's wheelhouses.  They had several VHF marine radios of various types, including the up-to-date versions with DSC and built-in GPS as well as the bare-bones regular old just-does-FM-voice VHF marine radios.  I noticed a HF-SSB radio (at least one) and what appeared to be a Galaxy or Ranger/RCI export radio/CB radio.  They had weatherfax RX and NAVTEX RX gear too. 

These out of band frequencies are just like freeband CB to these guys. 
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Re: More Angry Bahstad Fishermen? 5178 USB 1128 UTC 30 Jul 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 1827 UTC »
Love it.  These guys are all over the place.  Somebody programmed a bunch of out-of-band frequencies in their radios.  "sideband" might be code-word for back-channel or alternate channel.  Wouldn't surprise me if they have frequencies in the 2-3 MHz region or the 4-5 MHz portions as well. 

I remember watching 'Deadliest Catch' years ago and noticing the radios in one of the boat's wheelhouses.  They had several VHF marine radios of various types, including the up-to-date versions with DSC and built-in GPS as well as the bare-bones regular old just-does-FM-voice VHF marine radios.  I noticed a HF-SSB radio (at least one) and what appeared to be a Galaxy or Ranger/RCI export radio/CB radio.  They had weatherfax RX and NAVTEX RX gear too. 

These out of band frequencies are just like freeband CB to these guys.

Yep, it will be fun to see if we can find their other frequencies.
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