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Old 05-11-2017, 3:35 PM
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Those frequencies bring back some good memories. This traffic was often reported in the hobby magazines of the day, and many of the callsigns were identified by location, supposedly. I frequently heard phone patches too, some in Spanish on these channels.

One thing for sure is that HF radio was alive with mysterious communications then-bootlegging fishermen, smugglers, contras and unknowns.

I saw a story a while back in the Miami Herald about the cocaine cowboy days, and on the table in the police photo were arms, drugs, and a large (Kenwood maybe) HF radio.
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