January 2023 Richmond,TX Bearcat BCT8 scanner Sirio GPA 27-45 MHz ground plane antenna.
26.11 KOVR CH13 Sacramento
26.765 Freeband radio
30.92 First Student, Inc Kent, RI
31.20 Spanish taxis
31.20 T. Bennet & Hunter Concrete, Hagerstown, MD
31.80 Asian Fishermen?
31.82 Educational Bus Transportation, Copigue,NY
31.94 The Trans Group, Spring Valley, NY
32.18 Spanish taxis
32.94 Spanish taxis
33.78 Falmouth, MA FD
33.78 SW New Hampshire Dist Fire Mutual Aid/Winchester,NH
33.80 Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications (QV), CT
33.86 Washington Co, MD FD
33.90 Lancaster Co FD, PA
33.94 Waterford, CT FD
33.96 Lyme,CT FD
33.96 Westchester Co, NY FD
43.44 Ingram Readymix, Houston,Tx
52.25 6 meter repeater/ Houston ,Tx
26.7650 MHz AM - Spanish speaking taxi dispatcher (YL dispatcher) was booming in this morning around 0900 US eastern time. I actually caught it while tuning around the POCSAG paging signals coming out of the UK on/around 26.750 MHz (26.745 MHz and 26.755 MHz are used as well as 26.75 MHz). With my receiver in FM mode on 26.7600 MHz, the YL dispatcher on 26.765MHz AM came in as clear as if she were on FM and I was actually not off-frequency.
I know, wider bandwidth on FM plus slope tuning an AM signal in FM mode. Still, pretty cool to hear the Europe and UK based paging transmitters’ signals mixing in with Latin American land mobile / business comms on 26 MHz. At that point in time, WWV on 25.000 MHz was barely there. This morning 26.9000 MHz was absolutely booming in with multiple POCSAG paging signals on top of each other. 26.700 MHz was busy with a mess of paging transmissions and very strong QRM from freebanders on 26.705 MHz AM (and 26.715 MHz AM). Also managed to pick up some US truck drivers on 27.635 MHz AM mixing together with digimode signals (ROS mode). CB channels 24/25 (27.235 MHz and 27.245 MHz) were full of packet signals and I did hear FT8 on 27.255 MHz (CB Channel 23). Of course, 27.2550 MHz was QRM City with dozens of data signals mixing together with the FT8 and of course AM voice…and SSB voice. Some weak SSTV noted on 27.700 MHz as well (27.700 USB), mixing with UK FM CB Channel 11 on 27.70125 MHz FM. I guess this morning the MUF wasn’t playing as nicely for my particular location/timing/setup as the usual 29.750 MHz to 29.950 MHz European paging systems the 31.325 MHz, 31.6875 MHz and 31.975 MHz French traffic signal control data radio networks or the 31.725 MHz, 31.750 MHz and 31.775 MHz UK hospital pagers weren’t really there.
I didn’t check the 49 MHz UK hospital paging freqs (48.8875 MHz to 49.4875 MHz, 12.5 kHz steps - mostly data [POCSAG] but apparently there are voice pages sent via these as well…I cannot personally confirm that though.
At 1500 local time I checked 25.000 MHz AM, WWV is full-scale. 25.9500 MHz FM coming in nicely and there’s actually a faint carrier on 26.1100 MHz FM too!
At (slightly after) 1500 local time, the European signals seem to be gone, US stations and the Americas/Caribbean in general are still coming in though. Asian Fishery radio on
30.3000 MHz FM [CSQ]
30.9000 MHz FM [CSQ]
31.1000 MHz FM [CSQ]
31.8000 MHz FM [CSQ]
40.6700 MHz FM [CSQ] - Data fading up out of the noise and then back down into it.
36.6000 MHz FM [CSQ] YSD Morse code ID beacon signal - YSD CW ID followed by a tone burst…barely readable at points, but it’s definitely there. 36.6 MHz FM YSD 36.60 FM beacon CYSD Alberta Canada Canadian military
11m 26/27 MHz taxi dispatchers and other land mobile users:
26.9050 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, previously logged (over the past years and years)
26.9550 MHz AM - YL Taxi
27.1950 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish, with heavy RCRS data QRM and SSB voice QRM
27.2350 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish, Latin America - alphanumeric taxi IDs, numeric ride/trip IDs. Good copy, CB Radio Channel 24
27.2450 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher - Spanish, heard taxi ID 3A2590 (read as “3-A-25-90”) being called. CB Radio Channel 25
27.2550 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish, heard basically daily with tons of data QRM. CB Radio Channel 23
27.3250 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher - another poor frequency choice - CB Radio Channel 32
27.4150 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish - very poor copy due to heavy SSB QRM
27.4450 MHz AM -YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish - Mexican accent…alphanumeric (N-A-NNN format) taxi or ride/trip identifiers, similar to the format used on 27.245 MHz AM
27.4850 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish
27.5150 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish / very poor frequency choice….this is heavily used by Caribbean 11 meter freebanders (usually 27.515 LSB)
27.6450 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish
27.7750 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish
27.7850 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish language
27.8050 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish, very heavy SSB QRM
27.8150 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish - numeric IDs, addresses heard
27.8850 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish, Mexican accent, heavy interference from POCSAG-like data signal on/near this frequency (possibly 27.890 MHz or 27.880 MHz)
27.9150 MHz AM - YL Taxi dispatcher, Spanish, numeric identifiers of some type heard