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Author Topic: Siberian Village Radio - Russian Voices 3MHz Band Russia SDR 5 Sept 2017  (Read 1937 times)

Offline R4002

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Messing around with a Russian remote receiver this afternoon, particularly the 11 meter band (which is quiet) and the 2-4 MHz border region between MF and HF, several posts here and elsewhere on the Internet have indicated to the use of so-called village radios in certain parts of Russia.  So, as always fascinated by bootleg two-way communications on weird bands, I decided to do some more monitoring.  No, I don't speak Russian.  Most of these transmissions, especially the ones in AM mode, are off-frequency.  Indications are that many of these folks are using surplus Russian military radios.

Logs, starting at 1600 UTC September 5th, 2017 (1900 Moscow time)

2880 kHz USB - Russian language
2900 kHz USB - Russian language, right on frequency, chatter similar to the 3 MHz AM signals
2915 kHz AM - Russian language
2920 kHz USB - Russian language, S5 to S7 signals nice audio
2995 kHz AM - Russian language, with QRM from 3000 kHz traffic
3000 kHz AM - Russian language, nearly nonstop traffic
3025 kHz AM - Russian language, several OMs talking, very strong (S9+ with powerful modulation)
3055 kHz AM - Russian language, weaker than 3025 AM, peaking at S4-S5, very chatty
3065 kHz AM - Russian language, all radios off-frequency
3080 kHz AM - Russian language, OM chatting very rapidly, strong AM signals S7 to S9+30db
3090 kHz AM - Russian language, OMs and YLs talking, most stations are off-frequency (3089 kHz, 3091 kHz, etc)
3105 kHz AM - Russian language, some with minor overmodulation, S9 to S9+30db very strong
3110 kHz AM - Russian language, lots of QRM due to signals squeezed together around 3 MHz
3115 kHz AM - Russian language, causing serious QRM to 3120 kHz AM and vise-versa (two QSOs going at once)
3120 kHz AM - Russian language, radio checks, very powerful AM signals here (strongest one S9+20db)
3125 kHz AM - Russian language, weak, getting killed by 3120 kHz
3145 kHz AM - Russian language, one station on 3144 kHz talking to another on 3147 kHz
3150 kHz AM - Russian language, different QSO from 3145 kHz, lots of QRM
3160 kHz AM - Russian language - signal strength weaker than most other logs
3170 kHz USB - Russian language, with QRM from 3175 kHz AM
3175 kHz AM - Russian language, several mentions of "microphona" and "microphone"
3200 kHz AM - Russian language
3210 kHz AM - Russian language, several OMs talking with strong signals
3215 kHz AM - Russian language, much weaker than strong signals on 3120 kHz
3225 kHz USB - Russian language
3255 kHz USB - Russian language
3320 kHz AM - Russian language, S4-S5 with lots of fading
3325 kHz USB - Russian language
3350 kHz USB - Russian language, with heavy QRM from CW signal on 3351 kHz
3355 kHz AM - Russian language
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 1639 UTC by R4002 »
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