Mysterious signals from West Africa on 28 MHz

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mysterious signals from West Africa on 28 MHz

    The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports mysterious signals from West Africa on 28250.6 kHz AM with a rising carrier and dots every 76 seconds

    The signal is thought to originate from the area of Gabon and has been observed in previous years but the purpose is unknown.

    The International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 August 2019 newsletter can be read at

    Recordings of military transmissions can be found on the Signal Identification Guide Wiki at

    Reports of Amateur Band intruders can be logged on the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Logger at

    Monitor the short wave bands on-line with a web based SDR receiver at

    IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS)

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  2. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hmmmmm :cool:

    Well if 10 m is going to be open then that Equatorial band is a good bet.

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  3. AB5WX

    AB5WX QRZ Lifetime Member #313 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Not sayin’ it’s aliens...but...
    EA2ELX, KT4RK, N9PBD and 13 others like this.
  4. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was on an United Nations Mission a couple years ago in central Africa, anything's possible there.
    And I'm not planning on going back to find the source!!
    I'm going to wait until 10 meters opens up, a course I might be waiting a while!!!!!! So I hope I live long enough to see another good sunspot cycle, however my life expectancy living in the U.S. waiting on the Sunspot is much better than being in Central Africa.
    N9NY, K4RCW, KD5OM and 6 others like this.
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    They clearly bring their OWN "sun spots" :D:D

    KC1DR, AD5NM, AJ5J and 3 others like this.
  6. K0GOV

    K0GOV Ham Member QRZ Page

    EA2ELX, MM0IMC, N8DA and 2 others like this.
  7. K5VOU

    K5VOU Ham Member QRZ Page

    And Gabon is not on the displayed map o_O
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  8. NU4R

    NU4R XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well, at least SOMEONE is using the band!
    W4MKC, W0WUG, KC5JSR and 9 others like this.
  9. W5MIL

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    N9NY, W4MKC, 2I0KIC and 17 others like this.
  10. WA2TP

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    Yup.. that there sums it up.. 10m been in the crapper for a looong time now....
    NT6U, N4SRQ, VA7UO and 10 others like this.

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