6/27/08 - lowband BOOMING in

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KF4ZTO

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Lowband/10m/11m booming into downtown Richmond, VA (around 12pm eastern time)

equipment: Pro-96 with Motorola Spectrum 146-174 MHz mobile whip 3db gain

logs:

11m: too many to list, sideband on 27.425, .505, .555, .725
10m:
lots of CW and sideband coming in.

heres the logs

29.620 C146.2 - ham repeater "about 30 miles north of New York City"
30.580 C110.9 - "I don't know whats left on the doors"
30.880 C225.7 - spanish/english, reading street names and addresses
30.920 C162.2
31.000 C173.8 - spanish, talking about streets and numbers...taxi?
31.020 C123.0
31.040 C107.2 - sounds like businesses
31.040 C131.8
31.080 C100.0
31.420 CSQ
31.960 D606
32.420 CSQ - weird data, keyups, no tone
33.020 C77.0
33.020 C151.4
33.100 C127.3
33.160 C77.0 - spanish
33.160 C110.9 - "base to 83" "we've got it"
33.420 C250.3 - EMS dispatch, pager tones, really strong
33.460 C114.8
33.540 C123.0 - midwestern accent
33.580 C114.8
33.640 C127.3
33.740 C114.8
33.760 C100.0 - fire dispatch
33.840 C77.0
33.840 C114.8
33.860 C114.8 - talking about units "in quarters"
33.900 C110.9
33.920 CSQ - fire dispatch
33.960 C179.9
35.080 C118.8 - business
35.140 C156.7 - "yeah, go ahead and do that"
35.820 C151.4 - midwestern accent, talking about "cleaning up the highway"
35.840 C156.7
35.840 C192.8
35.920 C91.5
35.940 C100.0
35.960 C114.8 - "ducks pond road"
37.380 C114.8 - keyups, tail end of a CW ID
37.940 C118.8 - keying up a repeater it sounds like
39.100 CSQ - maryland state police? MSP-1
39.540 CSQ - Virginia SIRS, weak
42.340 CSQ? - very weak
42.400 C173.8
42.460 D131 - Nebraska State Patrol
43.060 C100.0 - business
43.140 C162.2 - business
43.760 C123.0
44.900 C74.4 - maybe C77.0, which would make it Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
47.440 C136.5 - "by that time he should be back"
47.640 C100.0
49.420 D031

edit:
upon doing some more scanning, I got FM on 27.700 with British accents, this is close to 27.70125 UK CB channel 11...vhfdx.net is showing a lot of 6m contacts over the Atlantic so this would make sense.
 
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I was just listening to the 29.62 (NY) repeater on my PSR-500 with factory duckie in my car, while eating lunch. A little QSB but full quieting at one point.
 

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Does anyone know which repeater it is exactly? I've heard it come booming down here before when the band was open.
 

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KF4ZTO

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Wow, no kidding, it says 1300 watts on 10 meters. That would explain how they're booming down here so often. Nothing like good old fashioned power
 

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6 meters is running the same output power on 53.730 and is heard very well even when the band is not open.
I am located in Southern New Jersey and I hear it all the time.

Steve
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I'll put that freq in my radio next time the skip comes rolling in. The 33MHz fire band is a pretty good indicator of conditions to the north of me.
 
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