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The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« on: October 18, 2021, 1243 UTC »
After just hearing locals, I have have Spanish DX, mostly on the lower part of the band, say ch 2-11, including the R/C channels. Sounds like mostly from Puerto Rico.

1332 Jamaica on 38L
« Last Edit: October 18, 2021, 1332 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 1355 UTC »
Jamaica booming in on The Jamaican Connection frequency 27515 LSB 27.515 MHz LSB SIO 555 numerous signals on top of each other at 1355 UTC

1414 UTC - YL taxi cab dispatcher taxi lady reading numbers/dispatching taxis on 27.195 MHz AM 27195 AM R/C channel
1414 UTC - 27.255 MHz super messy, hearing FSK mixing in with all sorts of AM traffic, lots of noise toys, roger beeps, etc.
1416 UTC - 26.995 MHz AM with taxi cab dispatch (roger beep end of transmission of course)
1417 UTC - 27.255 MHz AM - YL taxi dispatcher on top of the pileup !!
1425 UTC - 27.195 MHz FM - FSK bursts every 4-6 seconds
« Last Edit: October 18, 2021, 1432 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 1652 UTC »
Listening to an SDR near D.C, There is a lot of activity. One particular station from Cheyenne WY is really booming in on 27.385 LSB.Lots of DX on 27.555. Hope its stilling rolling in when I get home.
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 1802 UTC »
Taxi dispatchers all over the band..heard from 25.615 MHz AM (that's channel 1 on Band A for those people keeping score at home) up to 27.935 MHz AM - 27.935 AM is channel 7 on Band F! 


 Lots of taxis in the 25 MHz band (25.695 MHz, 25.775 MHz) the lower and mid parts of the 26 MHz band (26.005 MHz, 26.105 MHz, 26.175 MHz, 26.205 MHz, 26.365 MHz...) and the higher portion of 27 MHz...27.745 MHz, 27.765 MHz, 27.775 MHz, 27.835 MHz, 27.885 MHz...

28.015 MHz AM, 28.035 MHz AM, 28.065 MHz AM and 28.085 MHz AM also active with taxi dispatchers and Spanish speaking stations...operating in the 10 meter band no less!

Lots of Spanish language but a fair amount of French and Portuguese and some UNID languages heard. US based American Truckers on 27.685 MHz AM and a US STL signal on 25.950 MHz FM too.  WWV coming in nicely on 25.000 MHz / 25000 kHz 25 MHz WWV. 

The A/B bands 25.615-26.055 and 26.065-26.505 MHz (25.615-26.505 MHz - so lower than the "low channels" - Band C or 26.515 MHz to 26.955 MHz) filled with freebanders, truckers, taxi dispatcher and a surprising amount of SSB activity, including 25.985 MHz LSB and 26.540 MHz LSB in addition to usual suspects - 26.555 MHz LSB. 

Inside the band lots of signals on top of each other.  Noted FM voice, lots of AM voice (including a taxi dispatcher) and several different FSK signals on 27.255 MHz - CB Channel 23.   Also French language on 27.255 USB. 

FSK signals heard on 27.195 MHz almost constantly.  Taxi dispatchers on all the R/C channels all over the band today.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2021, 1806 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 1936 UTC »
Got home a bit early and managed to work Curacao Island near Aruba. Great 5/7 copy both ways. Called on 27.555 then QSY'd to 27.470 (19:32)
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 2118 UTC »
2117 I am hearing AZ, CA, ME, and NB Canada all at the same time on 38L
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 2129 UTC »
Overall a pretty epic day on 11 meters
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Re: The band is starting to open 1230 UTC 18 OCT 2021
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 2150 UTC »
Yeah I was hearing some western states also. WY, CA, OR, WA etc on 38LSB. About to go back to 38. 27.555 is fairly quiet.
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