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Post by radioenthusiast2011 » 01 Aug 2015, 21:19

Listening to this right now.strong two way comms but foreign. Not sure if military or fishermen etc.any one hear it and any ideas? Comms are lsb.

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Re: 6.650mhz

Post by rogerbeep » 01 Aug 2015, 23:55

A well known pirate calling frequency the last 25 years (at least to me) is the 6670 lsb.
However, they never transmit above that freq because of aeromobile hf comms. Below that frequency (like you heard) you will hear chatter, often without using any callsigns.

The whole hf band has pirates, often refered to as EC (echo charlie) frequencies, there seem to be no clear references to what kind of club this EC actually is. Probably it is an outdated refence which lives on because people like me keep mentioning that name.

Members of the so called Knight Patrol International ("club"), like to use this and other allocations which is not used by others. You will find a long list of band segments used by pirates if you google the two letter reference mentioned further up..

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Ham radio operators and "similar", prefer using lsb below 10 mhz (except the 60m band).
Not because they have to, but because it has long traditions and is commonly used.
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Post by Admiral » 02 Aug 2015, 07:26

Probably French EC stations. Rather than 'pirates', I prefer the term 'illegal radio stations'.

There are a few ECs that hang around TM1, I have aired my views in the past so won't bore you with them now.

It is also technically illegal to listen to these cretins.
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Post by G0EHU » 02 Aug 2015, 08:06

Admiral wrote:It is also technically illegal to listen to these cretins.
I listen to these "cretins" as you call them via a web SDR. I'd love to see a prosecution for that!

In addition, there is a lot more sense spoken on 45m than the absolute drivel that seems to have taken over 40m.

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Post by Admiral » 02 Aug 2015, 08:41

I never said anyone would, or has been prosecuted. Just pointing out the legality for anyone who isn't aware.

But if Ofcom ever did decide to pursue this, then it's always useful to have a written confession on a public forum.
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I listen to these "cretins" as you call them via a web SDR. I'd love to see a prosecution for that!
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Post by Excalibur » 02 Aug 2015, 08:58

G0EHU wrote:
Admiral wrote:It is also technically illegal to listen to these cretins.
I listen to these "cretins" as you call them via a web SDR. I'd love to see a prosecution for that!

In addition, there is a lot more sense spoken on 45m than the absolute drivel that seems to have taken over 40m.
It's not about the actual chatter that's going on.

It's about the frequency. I myself wouldn't mind Echo charlie users if they stuck to frequencies NOT used by aeronautical navigation... Who thought that was a good idea in the first place? http://monitor-post.blogspot.co.uk/p/th ... uency.html
Scroll to 6685-6765 kHz (Off Route) and 6525-6685 kHz Routed and you will see the sort of stations they could potentially cause interference to...


Can't they stick to other frequencies which are not used by aircraft? There is plenty of other space in the HF spectrum they could easily "pirate", and I wouldn't mind at all personally....
It's the fact that they deliberately transmit near or on the same allocation to such life-critical systems which is very irresponsible and not in the spirit of radio..

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Post by Admiral » 30 Sep 2015, 19:45

"29m 10400 USB (Experimental freeband frequency)"

Really, that will go down well with the numbers station on there.
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Post by Radioshane » 05 Oct 2015, 19:50

what does ec stand for?

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Post by radiogaga » 05 Oct 2015, 19:52

Radioshane wrote:what does ec stand for?
http://swling.com/blog/2014/11/echo-cha ... ate-radio/
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Post by Radioshane » 05 Oct 2015, 20:11

radiogaga there is some world band radios on youtube showing world band radios playing marvellous kinloss 5.680
would you need a outside antenna to pick them up on the world band radio?

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Post by LeakyFeeder » 05 Oct 2015, 20:16

Until i read on here sometime ago about the EC antics i had never actually heard of em... Havnt really got a decent antenna at my home QTH to hear em but at my partner's place in North Wales its a diff kettle of fish when ya sat hundreds of feet up a hill with no neighbours

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Post by Admiral » 05 Oct 2015, 20:38

Radioshane wrote:what does ec stand for?
European C***s
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Post by MrWeetabix » 06 Oct 2015, 15:14

Admiral wrote:
Radioshane wrote:what does ec stand for?
European C***s
was that 'cakes' ?
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Post by Admiral » 06 Oct 2015, 15:15

MrWeetabix wrote:
Admiral wrote:
Radioshane wrote:what does ec stand for?
European C***s
was that 'cakes' ?

Yes Mr Weetabix Sir, cakes, yes, cakes, damn them European Cakes, yes, cakes, yes.
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