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Phone on 14.070

Tom
 

Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone else is picking up USB phone on 14.070. Signals are weak and I can't make out any calls. Heard at least one station calling CQ.

    I've only been at PSK a few months so maybe this is not all that usual.

Thanks.

                --Tom

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

On occasion I’ve seen something similar, which is that someone running psk (or other digital mode) has both the sound card and mic active when transmitting, and you’ll hear their conversation (or sometimes music playing in the background) when they transmit.

But it also could just be someone running SSB with their VFO tuned to the wrong spot on the band.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Oct 19, 2019, at 8:29 AM, Tom <tom@...> wrote:

Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone else is picking up USB phone on 14.070. Signals are weak and I can't make out any calls. Heard at least one station calling CQ.

    I've only been at PSK a few months so maybe this is not all that usual.

Thanks.

                --Tom

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yes , I’m getting it here in Illinois.   Broadcast harmonic or deliberate/inadvertent  QRM ???

 

Jerry   n9avy

 

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From: Tom
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:29 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Phone on 14.070

 

Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone else is picking up USB phone on 14.070. Signals are weak and I can't make out any calls. Heard at least one station calling CQ.

    I've only been at PSK a few months so maybe this is not all that usual.

Thanks.

                --Tom

 

Tom
 

Paul, that would make sense. Some of what I heard almost sounded like a phone conversation or perhaps something picked up on a PC mic. Also heard some CQ so perhaps QRM too, as Jerry suggested.

Thanks.

                 --Tom, KC3DNG

Jerry N9AVY
 

I hear this sort of stuff far too often on 14.070.  Many make the mistake of using the shack computer for everything else and are probably not aware that they are “broadcasting” other stuff.  Sometimes you’ll hear phone conversations, recorded music or a QSO in progress on SSB.   Think the QSOs may be caused by 2 stations operating in close proximity as I heard one in AZ during a contest; club was operating PSK on 20m  and SSB on 20m. The PSK station would occasionally retransmit the SSB station’s signal.  Sent an OO Notice and they found out I was right.  

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Tom
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:17 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Phone on 14.070

 

Paul, that would make sense. Some of what I heard almost sounded like a phone conversation or perhaps something picked up on a PC mic. Also heard some CQ so perhaps QRM too, as Jerry suggested.

Thanks.

                 --Tom, KC3DNG

 

Milton Garb
 

Tom, I've noticed a plethora of answers, but haven't read them yet. 
Back in the heyday of bpsk31, this was more common.
Signals were stronger, (sunspot cycle 24 - we're currently at the very tail end of 24), and more defined. They were "tunable", which indicates that it's not a harmonic. 
I'm not going to guess where the signal in question is originating, but several times, in the past cycle, monitoring these signals and their audio has shown them to be emanating from Latin & South America. 
As is most often the case, there are many members that are more knowledgeable than I am. I just don't want to list them for fear of leaving someone out, ya know?
Milt - N6MG
070-650


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom <tom@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 8:29 am
Subject: [070Club] Phone on 14.070

Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone else is picking up USB phone on 14.070. Signals are weak and I can't make out any calls. Heard at least one station calling CQ.

    I've only been at PSK a few months so maybe this is not all that usual.

Thanks.

                --Tom

Tom
 

Thanks to everyone who responded. Much appreciated.

               --Tom, KC3DNG

Phil Royce
 

You hear some strange stuff on the digital portions of the bands, I heard one guy watching a video, I am assuming he didn't realize the mic was hot, was a very interesting video and probably got his "finals" warm, HIHI.         There is a lot of not recognizing the gentleman's agreement of the portions of the bands, I have the FT stuff key right over me on 20 and 40 all the time, and lately there has been a lot of voice on the 070 sections of the bands also.

pr


On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 11:29 AM Tom <tom@...> wrote:
Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone else is picking up USB phone on 14.070. Signals are weak and I can't make out any calls. Heard at least one station calling CQ.

    I've only been at PSK a few months so maybe this is not all that usual.

Thanks.

                --Tom



--

Have a Great Day,

Phil Royce
Interoperability Trainer for Deployable Systems and Interoperability Solutions
Electronics Designer and Disaster Communications Specialist
FCC ID# KE4PWE

Jerry N9AVY
 

You’ll also hear the typical Windows tones when computer is turned on. 

 

Jerry

 

 

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From: Phil Royce
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2019 7:54 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Phone on 14.070

 

You hear some strange stuff on the digital portions of the bands, I heard one guy watching a video, I am assuming he didn't realize the mic was hot, was a very interesting video and probably got his "finals" warm, HIHI.         There is a lot of not recognizing the gentleman's agreement of the portions of the bands, I have the FT stuff key right over me on 20 and 40 all the time, and lately there has been a lot of voice on the 070 sections of the bands also.

 

pr

 

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 11:29 AM Tom <tom@...> wrote:

Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone else is picking up USB phone on 14.070. Signals are weak and I can't make out any calls. Heard at least one station calling CQ.

    I've only been at PSK a few months so maybe this is not all that usual.

Thanks.

                --Tom



--


Have a Great Day,

 

Phil Royce

Interoperability Trainer for Deployable Systems and Interoperability Solutions

Electronics Designer and Disaster Communications Specialist

FCC ID# KE4PWE

 

 

F.R. Ashley
 

Some of the FT8 users  have their software set up to announce a new
grid, and every other 15 secs I hear a synthetic voice say "new grid". 
I remember a few years ago when 10m was open a lot, I'd hear a taxi
service around 28.070.

73 buddy WB4M

On 10/21/2019 08:53 AM, Phil Royce wrote:
You hear some strange stuff on the digital portions of the bands, I
heard one guy watching a video, I am assuming he didn't realize the
mic was hot, was a very interesting video and probably got his
"finals" warm, HIHI.         There is a lot of not recognizing the
gentleman's agreement of the portions of the bands, I have the FT
stuff key right over me on 20 and 40 all the time, and lately there
has been a lot of voice on the 070 sections of the bands also.

Jerry N9AVY
 

When 10m really opens up, you be hearing more taxis and signals from “drift nets” on the high seas, plus a lot of other weid stuff.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: F.R. Ashley
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2019 2:22 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Phone on 14.070

 

Some of the FT8 users  have their software set up to announce a new

grid, and every other 15 secs I hear a synthetic voice say "new grid". 

I remember a few years ago when 10m was open a lot, I'd hear a taxi

service around 28.070.

 

73 buddy WB4M

 

 

On 10/21/2019 08:53 AM, Phil Royce wrote:

> You hear some strange stuff on the digital portions of the bands, I

> heard one guy watching a video, I am assuming he didn't realize the

> mic was hot, was a very interesting video and probably got his

> "finals" warm, HIHI.         There is a lot of not recognizing the

> gentleman's agreement of the portions of the bands, I have the FT

> stuff key right over me on 20 and 40 all the time, and lately there

> has been a lot of voice on the 070 sections of the bands also.