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Offline RobRich

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10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« on: October 22, 2021, 1817 UTC »
The 11m waterfall was nearly a blank slate here earlier today.

Activity is picking up a little at 1812z, particularly above the CB band. Mostly Spanish language ops so far, with some mentions of Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Some CW and/or beacons present on 10m.



27530 USB - 1842z - 347LA125 from Curacao in Lesser Antilles
27555 USB - 1823z - Op from Havana Cuba
27385 LSB - 1846z - Op from Portugal
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 1847 UTC by RobRich »
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 1847 UTC »
Yeah, I checked an SDR at lunch and heard some weak SA stations around 27.555 USB. Nothing really at all on 27.385 LSB
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 1852 UTC »
Finally heard European DX from Portugal via 27385 LSB, but propagation is not (yet?) what is was earlier this week.

Admittedly I am in the den, so just using one of my active miniwhips. I might fair a little better with my 18' vertical, but that feedline is across the house.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 1854 UTC by RobRich »
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2021, 1908 UTC »
1908 Starting to get some Latin American DX now. In addition to the usual stuff, I have some on channel 7 in FM mode. Earlier this morning I heard a local on channel 12 in FM mode.
1918 27440 FM now also
1932 I thought 26575 was FM, but it's actually AM with a lot of FMing. Maybe he has the prototype Stretchyman® CB rig  :P
1934 I saw what looked like an RC signal of some sort on channel RC-3A
1943 Quite a mix on 38L, Jamaica, Oregon, and more.

That RC signal came back, here's a picture:

« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 1944 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2021, 1928 UTC »
Walked across the house. I just worked Idaho on 27385 LSB.
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2021, 2030 UTC »
Band waking up indeed.  Noted AM voice traffic - possibly taxi dispatcher on 7A - 27.045 MHz. 

Lots of activity in the 25615-26955 region (low bands).  26.715 MHz and 26.735 MHz are really blowing up.  26.585 MHz also busy, now noting AM voice on RC channel 27.195 MHz...

Weak FM now on 26.645 MHz.

26.555 MHz LSB also active, below 26.500 MHz:

26.405 MHz AM
26.375 MHz AM
26.265 MHz AM
26.205 MHz AM
26.175 MHz AM - the usual taxi dispatcher radio traffic on this frequency
26.065 MHz AM - taxi dispatch
25.925 MHz AM

Noting the usual mix of SSB chatter and AM taxi cab dispatch comms on 27.815 MHz.  27.875 MHz AM also active with taxi cab dispatch traffic. 

27.200 MHz USB active again too!
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 2033 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2021, 2100 UTC »
1908 Starting to get some Latin American DX now. In addition to the usual stuff, I have some on channel 7 in FM mode. Earlier this morning I heard a local on channel 12 in FM mode.
1918 27440 FM now also
1932 I thought 26575 was FM, but it's actually AM with a lot of FMing. Maybe he has the prototype Stretchyman® CB rig  :P
1934 I saw what looked like an RC signal of some sort on channel RC-3A
1943 Quite a mix on 38L, Jamaica, Oregon, and more.

That RC signal came back, here's a picture:




FM also on 27.125 MHz earlier.

That signal on 26.995 looks like numerical POCSAG.  Heard all over 11 meters...including on oddball offset frequencies like 27.007 MHz or 27.888 MHz or 27.838 MHz or 27.272 MHz. 

See: https://youtu.be/I_uHGpciZxY

and

https://youtu.be/nNCDFTOyUVQ

Both on 27007 kHz / 27.007 MHz
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 2219 UTC »
22:18 Heard a faint Brazilian station on 27.555 USB, Hearing a Jamaican station on 27.385 LSB, decent signal, but I haven't worked it.
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Re: 10m/11m DX Activity 22 Oct 2021
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 2226 UTC »
Did end up working 1963 Jamaica on 38. Gonna take a break and do some SW listening later. Goodnight
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