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18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« on: February 18, 2020, 1941 UTC »
Hearing a ton of stations on 27555u including:

Algeria
Curaçao
Bonaire
Martinique
Guadaloupe
Venezuela
Brazil


Seemed to be more out of band signals than in band.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 1944 UTC by Σ »
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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 2220 UTC »
Yes, a really nice opening today!
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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 0702 UTC »
I caught that one too. Lots of French and Spanish speaking stations from the Carribean/ West Indies. I heard a few on 27.385 LSB, but more abd bigger signals in the freeband with about a 50/50 mix of USB and LSB. I also heard Costa Rica on 28.395 USB

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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 1646 UTC »
38 LSB is active in addition to numerous 26 MHz frequencies.  Maybe the 26.500 MHz USB and 27.515 MHz LSB crowds will make another appearance.
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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 2032 UTC »
Well, in that case, anyone hearing WWV's 25.0000MHz signal yet?
I can't decide upon what's worst, young and stupid, or old and chemically dumbed down.

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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 2330 UTC »
Not during this opening... I did check. :)
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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 2338 UTC »
Checked myself. No copy
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Re: 18 Feb 2020 1915UTC - Big opening!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 1327 UTC »
Seems like the band closed pretty quickly too.  I checked on one of my handheld CBs later in the day (with the telescopic antenna that actually resonates on 26-28 MHz)....and nothing as far as DX goes.  Only the locals yakking away on channels 14, 19 and 22. 
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