Topband: Carrier on 1814.0 kHz

Art Snapper art at
Sun Jan 10 21:45:41 EST 2016

I am hearing a weak carrier from the N.W. on 1814 at 0244z. I believe at
one point I heard 3 dashes. It is hard to tell with the atmospheric noise.

Art NK8X
Kalamazoo, MI

On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 1:02 PM, Lee STRAHAN <k7tjr at> wrote:

> Hello John and top banders.
>    I have been hearing what appears to be the same on/off carrier
> transmission. I also hear one up near 1830 at the same time. The same slow
> CW tones.  I believe these transmissions to be a form of QRSS or Very slow
> CW. We had an offending signal we thought was a stuck transmitter here in
> the NW about a year ago. We tracked it very close in Seattle before
> somebody
> surfaced that knew the guy was running QRSS. The signal went on for days
> just like the ones at the present. It finally went away with no ID
> discernable.  I find it a bit hard to believe they are identifying their
> stations every 10 min as the rules call for. I will look at direction
> tonight if the signals are still on.
> Lee  K7TJR  OR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Topband [mailto:topband-bounces at] On Behalf Of John
> Kaufmann
> Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2016 8:40 AM
> To: topband at
> Subject: Topband: Carrier on 1814.0 kHz
> For weeks I have been hearing a fairly strong persistent signal on 1814.0
> kHz.  It is either a continuous carrier or a series of slow CW dashes.  The
> signals I hear periodically from buoy beacons come and go.  This one is
> persistent.   I hear it only in darkness and not in daylight, so I presume
> it is beyond groundwave range.  From my location near Boston, the signal
> peaks at a heading of approximately 230-240 degrees.
>  Anyone else hear this?  If so, from what direction?
> 73, John W1FV
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