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Author Topic: 26805 FM 26.805 MHz FM - US FM Calling Channel FM 11m Freeband Channel  (Read 1924 times)

Offline R4002

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Good morning,

I stumbled upon a Facebook page dedicated to promoting the use of 26.805 MHz FM as a FM calling/working channel, much like 26.915 MHz (and nearby frequencies like 26.885, 26.955, etc) are used for AM calling/working on the lower channel side. 

This matches up with the station I heard transmitting the audio recording loop yesterday "Big Grandpa...this is Big Grandpa calling...Las Vegas!" on 26.805 MHz FM 26805 kHz FM 26805 FM.  It was clearly a loop or maybe a voice keyer set up...but the guy was transmitting FM! 

Yet another frequency to keep an eye out for/ear out for.  They actually picked a pretty good frequency too.  26.815 and 26.835 are sometimes really busy...but 26.805 not so much.

Maybe we will see more FM usage within the CB band as well as outside the FM band as time goes on.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2021, 1205 UTC by R4002 »
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I always forget about these frequencies below CH1 (CB) I use to mess around in this area about 20 years ago and remember working DX stuff. I want to say one of them was 26.285 or something similar. It's been a long time ago. I'm gonna start checking there from now on. Thanks for the post.

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Hearing FM activity on 26.805 MHz 26805 FM at 1809 UTC...

The band seems to have calmed down a bit bit there are still a lot of signals in the 25.615 MHz to 26.955 MHz portion below channel 1.  The regular 26.965 MHz to 27.405 MHz band is alive and the higher freqs are too...just not as crazy as before.

And...now 26805 is clear.  I guess that's that? Maybe..
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"711 topside of Portland Oregon we're shutting this thing down, CLICK!" (the word "click" was said out loud at the end of transmission) at 1816 UTC good FM signal on 26.805 MHz FM.  He was almost full quieting.  I couldn't hear the station he was talking to though...
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Elf36

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Just heard a station on 26.805 FM. I believe his QTH was Idaho. No longer hearing it.

 

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