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Offline R4002

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11 meter opening 1630 UTC 21 Oct 2021
« on: October 21, 2021, 1635 UTC »
Hearing lots of Spanish language DX coming in on 26.585 MHz AM (the usual Mexican and Caribbean and other locations) coming in on top of each other.  Lots of music, sound FX, roger beeps/noise toys, etc. as well

Noting activity on some of the other 26 MHz band freeband frequencies.  Haven't checked 26.805 MHz yet, or 26.555 MHz LSB but I presume 26.555 LSB and 27.455 USB will be active too.
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Re: 11 meter opening 1630 UTC 21 Oct 2021
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 1653 UTC »
I listened to an SDR near DC a bit ago at lunch. Heard a couple of calls from SA on 27.555 USB, didn't catch the division numbers though. Little to nothing on 27.385 LSB and nothing on 26.805 FM ):
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Re: 11 meter opening 1630 UTC 21 Oct 2021
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 1659 UTC »
Band is opening up a bit more now:

25695 AM 25.695 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beeps
25955 AM 25.955 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beeps
26035 AM 26.035 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish, talking to taxi cabs, good signal
26175 AM 26.175 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beeps
26205 AM 26.205 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beeps
26245 AM 26.245 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beeps
26375 AM 26.375 MHz AM - OM heard - Spanish language, some fading..likely freebanders
26415 AM 26.415 MHz AM - OMs - Spanish language, single tone roger beep
26555 LSB 26.555 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter
26575 AM 26.575 MHz AM - Two stations doing radio checks (in Spanish) at 1655 UTC
26585 AM 26.585 MHz AM - Latin American low channel 26 MHz AM calling channel - busy
26645 AM 26.645 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish, heard OM taxi cab reply to her on frequency
26665 AM 26.665 MHz AM - Weak signals, heard music and sound FX
26695 AM 26.695 MHz AM - Tail end of an AM signal noted at 1657 UTC
26785 AM 26.785 MHz AM - Weak, sounds like Spanish or maybe Portuguese
26905 AM 26.905 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch - YL dispatcher reading taxi ID numbers in Spanish

At 1700 UTC:

27255 AM 27.255 MHz AM - CB Channel 23 - heard two US truckers talking to each other, mixing in with another Spanish language taxi dispatch radio channel (could hear the YL dispatch lady and the OM driver)


26765 AM 26.765 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch - YL dispatcher (strong) working weak OM taxi driver on radio
27545 AM 27.545 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady - very heavy fading 
27745 AM 27.745 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with 3-beep end of transmission tone burst
27755 AM 27.755 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher with similar-sounding end-of-transmission "burst" (see 27.745 MHz)
27765 AM 27.765 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beep (single tone beep)
27785 AM 27.785 MHz AM - Taxi dispatch lady reading numbers in Spanish with roger beep
27905 LSB 27.905 MHz LSB - Spanish language freebander chatter - two stations having a QSO

At 1710 UTC, checked 25.695 MHz AM - taxi radio coming in stronger now, same taxi dispatcher usually heard on this frequency.  Taxis love 25 MHz.  Also 26 MHz and 27 MHz and 28 MHz.  Noted similar activity - taxi controller radio taxi dispatch on 27095 AM 27.095 MHz AM - R/C channel - 11A.   Taxi dispatcher also heard on CB channel 21 - 27.215 MHz AM.  I've heard this particular taxi dispatcher before (I think) - the one on channel 21.

At 1720 UTC

The 26 MHz band Latin American big radio channels are very much alive,

26.565 MHz AM
26.575 MHz AM
26.585 MHz AM
26.595 MHz AM
26.605 MHz AM
26.615 MHz AM
26.635 MHz AM

all active

« Last Edit: October 21, 2021, 1722 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: 11 meter opening 1630 UTC 21 Oct 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 2058 UTC »
Hearing a faint AZ station on 27.385. Not much else though. Nothing on 26.805 FM. Kinda expected that though, if there's not good prop on SSB then theres not much of a chance for FM.
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