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Author Topic: 11m DX Band Opening Activity 17 February 2022  (Read 493 times)

Offline R4002

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11m DX Band Opening Activity 17 February 2022
« on: February 17, 2022, 1911 UTC »
Mostly Latin American in origin at tune-in at 1800 UTC:

25710 FMCW 25.710 MHz - Center frequency, OTH Radar
25725 AM 25.725 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
25875 FMCW 25.875 MHz - Center frequency, OTH Radar
25965 AM 25.965 MHz AM - Weak chatter heard, likely two-way land mobile users, taxi or trucking company 25 MHz
25985 LSB 25.985 MHz LSB - Portuguese chatter noted at 1901 UTC, decent signals, informal chatter
26005 AM 26.005 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
26100 FMCW 26.100 MHz - Center frequency, OTH Radar
26165 AM 26.165 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
26205 AM 26.205 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
26365 AM 26.365 MHz AM - OMs speaking Spanish, lots of music and noise toys
26375 AM 26.375 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
26445 AM 26.445 MHz AM - Spanish language, sporadic signal
26475 AM 26.475 MHz AM - Spanish language chatter, similar to other 25 MHz and 26 MHz 11m stuff
26500 LSB 26.500 MHz LSB - Spanish language, active frequency
26515 AM 26.515 MHz AM - Several stations mixing together, lots of noise toys/recorded sounds on frequency
26525 AM 26.525 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher, mixing with SSB QRM from 26.530 MHz LSB
26530 LSB 26.530 MHz LSB - Spanish language QSO
26540 LSB 26.540 MHz LSB - Spanish language activity, QSY'ed from 26.555 LSB almost certainly
26555 LSB 26.555 MHz LSB - Latin American DX calling frequency, very busy at points
26565 AM 26.565 MHz AM - Lots of signals from Latin America booming in
26575 AM 26.575 MHz AM - Lots of signals from Latin America booming in
26585 AM 26.585 MHz AM - Very busy, tons of signals on top of each other, similar to 26.575 AM, 26.605 AM, etc.
26595 AM 26.595 MHz AM - Similar to 26.585 MHz, lots of QRM, music, sound effects, etc.
26605 AM 26.605 MHz AM - Spanish language, some very strong signals
26610 FSK 26.610 MHz FSK bursts, narrowband FSK signals, would have been closer to 26.609 MHz maybe
26625 AM 26.625 MHz AM - OM working at least one other station, Spanish language
26625 FM 26.625 MHz FM - FM signals mixing in with AM QRM - confirmed active FM at 1908 UTC (Spanish language)
26635 AM 26.635 MHz AM - OM doing radio checks, lots and lots of echo (Spanish)
26705 AM 26.705 MHz AM - BIG RADIOS channel, very busy
26765 AM 26.765 MHz AM - Spanish language, possibly taxi cab dispatcher
26785 FM 26.785 MHz FM - FSK signal, 6-8 kHz wide, sounds a lot like POCSAG - likely a pager system
26785 AM 26.785 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch with roger beeps
26820 FM 26.820 MHz FM or CW - Carrier signal dropped in, and then out again, UNID
26845 AM 26.845 MHz AM - Taxi or trucker?  Weak signals, with roger beeps noted
26925 AM 26.925 MHz AM - Several signals mixing in with each other, reminds me of the activity usually heard on 26.935 MHz
26935 AM 26.935 MHz AM - Numerous signals mixing together, Spanish language
26945 AM 26.945 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch, good signals
26955 AM 26.955 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish with roger beeps
Nearly all 40 legal channels active, some notes:
27095 AM 27.095 MHz AM - RC Channel "11A" - YL taxi dispatcher mixing with some faint FSK data bursts
27195 AM 27.195 MHz AM - RC Channel "19A" - strong YL taxi dispatch lady, the usual FSK in the background
27255 AM 27.255 MHz AM - Several AM signals mixing with at least two different data signals

Above 27365 or so, tons and tons of SSB activity, including somewhat oddball frequencies, like 27.710 MHz LSB, 27.730 MHz LSB and others.
27715 AM 27.715 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher mixing in with SSB QRM from 27.710 LSB, 27.715 USB and others
27755 AM 27.755 MHz AM -  Taxi dispatcher YL in Spanish on 27.755 AM, can hear taxi drivers replying to her!
27765 AM 27.765 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
27775 AM 27.775 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
27775 LSB 27.775 MHz LSB - SSB freebanders mixing in with the taxi dispatcher
27785 AM 27.785 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
27800 LSB 27.800 MHz LSB - Spanish language chatter
27815 AM 27.815 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL - noted Mexico City taxi cab radio taxi 27.815 AM
27885 AM 27.885 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
27925 AM 27.925 MHz AM - Heard the intro to "Bad To The Bone" and Spanish language chatter
27965 AM 27.965 MHz AM - Taxi dispatcher YL reading numbers in Spanish - taxi cab dispatch
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/transceivers/scanners/receivers - land mobile system operator - focus on VHF/UHF and 11m

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Re: 11m DX Band Opening Activity 17 February 2022
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2022, 1036 UTC »
Nice set of logs!

I'm still impressed with how much usage there is of 11 meters for taxi dispatching.
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Re: 11m DX Band Opening Activity 17 February 2022
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2022, 1747 UTC »
And 11 meters is wide open here in B.C Canada this morning, picking up the usual channels..
Tecsun PL-880, MLA-30 plus loop antenna is my receiving equipment .

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