255.550 Mhz Pirates are Active

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kc8hnz

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Just a heads up to anyone intrested, 255.550 Mhz is active with pirate traffic right now coming in loud and clear into Northeast Ohio. Sounds like spanish to me.
 

brandon

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I'm not in NJ, but hear 255.550 right now from California.
262.225 is also active.
 

carbineone

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This frequency is active every single day. I have locked it out of my search group for this reason. If you have a decent antenna and preamp you can here numerous active frequencies with pirates but it gets boring very quick.
 

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Apparently not because each time I monitor they are yacking away.
Although last night it was quiet... probably still too embarrassed about their world cup performance :lol: hi hi.

I am using a Dorne and Margolin C120-2 for the antenna.
 

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Seems like this is still going on. Hearing them now in Virginia pretty good on 255.550.
 

SCPD

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Today I caught a Brazilian pirate speaking english with another pirate in Italy on 255.550. Catching the english language on that freq is a rare event.
 
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SCPD

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Im using a X-Wing home brew antenna coupled with a GRE Super Amp and a BCT15X scanner.
 
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reconrider8

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i got a bct 15 and sputnik but i dont have it up outside yet ps you say you use the gre amp ok where do you have it mounted? cause it says it takes a 9volt batttery
 
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eorange

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I've been listening to 255.550 (and, more recently, 265.550) for years by doing nothing more than attaching a whip (i.e. RH77-CA or similar) to my handheld. I orient the antenna so it's parallel to the ground, and slowly turn in a circle until the carrier & pirates are heard. Squelch is wide open.

I have done this with a VR-500, BC330T, and numerous Yaesu HTs. I am usually outside, but it works inside the house too.
 
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