Originally Posted by rwla
getting what seems like music at approx 255.645mhz -- (not to be trusted, I'm using a rtlsdr and I think the tuning is off). anybody ever hear music going through these sat birds? my location is NE USA.
Yes. Very often I come across foreign language broadcasts that sound like commercial radio stations.
I 'suspect' pirates are just 'broadcasting' to their friends.
By the way, using a DVB-T dongle I can see about 2 MHz of the 245-270 MHz band at one time.
I've logged a lot of active 'pirate' frequencies.
A short video clip of SDRSharp tuned to 255.550 MHz is here.
If you watch it in Full Screen HD, you can see a second active pirate down the band at 255.450 MHz.
Milsat Satcom Satellite SDRSharp with Eztv668 SDR dongle e4000 chip - YouTube
Down around 245 MHz there's a lot of data/digital activity.
Some additional active pirate frequencies: