Well, from time to time i like to take a swap to entire HF range to see what is new.
The reporting system used is:
Frequency <> MODE<> Quality<>Signal Strenght<> Observation
This evening, at 21:00 LT, 18:00 UTC:
5.403,5 kHz USB 2-3 S4-S7 QRM G3WGG
5.372 kHz CW 5 S8-S9 GM4KGK DE G4LNA
5.380 kHz USB 5 S9 QSB Swedish hams but unidentified. No phonetic alphabet heard but some "QSL, QSL"...
6.530 - 6.560 kHz LSB 5 S5-9 Some Italian pirates
8.744 kHz USB 4 S1 Bangkok Maritime service with weather bulletin (automatic voice)
8.819 kHz USB 5 S9+20 Taskent Meteo (VOLMET) with meteo (clearly the lady was reading)
9.280 kHz AM 5 S9+20 Egypt Radio - someone pluged the connector from the transmitter because there was only hum there.
10.000 kHz, USB 5 S7 QSB ITALCABLE musical hour signal.
10.450 - 1070 USB same Russian pirates...
12.842 kHz CW 5 S8 QSB CQ de HLO, Korean Maritime Beacon
Kenwood Programing Software FIRMWARE: KDS-100 504XXXXX 4A46 PTT ID Display feature 176.86 KB CURRENT 401XXXXX F7FC Corrects lock up wh...
Icom programming Software GM-110SC rev.1.2. ex1725. IC-3FX 245MHZ THAILAND CB HANDY RADIO, EX2020 REV 1.0. IC-3FGX 80 CHANNELS 245MHZ THA...
Yaesu Vertex Programming Software Yaesu, Standard, Vertex, Stabo, etc,,. YAESU-VERTEX-STANDARD-MARANTZ: Yaesu Handheld Radios: ADMS-1C Ad...
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