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Title: WNKR Relay 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: PeteStL on March 13, 2013, 0610 UTC
Weak signal with fading to nothing.

06:02 BOC "Don't Fear the Reaper"
06:05 Pat Benatar  "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
06:07 deep fade
06:12 Cheap Trick "Ain't that A Shame"
06:14 Robert Cray "Right Next Door"
06:18 I think there was an ID WMAR?
          The Nolans "I'm in the Mood for Dancing" (thanks Shazam)

06:31 Vanessa Williams "Save the Best for Last"
          WMAR? ID

Heard "Monster Mash" earlier
Title: Re: unid 6925 am 06:03 3/13
Post by: dustyroy243 on March 13, 2013, 0646 UTC
i have it here in maryland at s1 just ided but didnt catch it intime playing some good oldies 06:46 3/13

kj4ecd
Title: Re: unid 6925 am 06:03 3/13
Post by: hsmith77 on March 13, 2013, 0730 UTC
Listening at 0725.heard  an Id that sounded like WMAR to me . "Mauato Wa N'Gingila" at 0728
0731 ID WMJR  ? "The Radio " song 'The Crunch"  Rah Band
0735"Personal Jesus " Depeche Mode
0741"Brown Eyed Handsome Man" Buddy Holly
0743 "Juton Fever " The Zutons
0747 "Blue Hat for a blue Day " Nick Heyward
0751 "Anymore "  
0754 ID "Can Can " Bad Manners
0757 ID "Bad Bad Leroy Brown "Jim Croce
0800 "Lets Dance" Chris Montez  
Did a Google search and found a WKNR a 60s rock station from Detoit .
Title: Re: unid 6925 am 06:03 3/13
Post by: Humat on March 13, 2013, 0833 UTC
Hey all,

I think I heard here in Belgium also this station with a very poor signal strength. This is my report:

RECEPTION REPORT from BELGIUM
51°1’ 56”N – 2°40’36”E
   
From: Hugo Matten
To:  UNID
DATE:  March 13, 2013
TIME:  07.40 – 07.50 UTC
FREQUENCY: 6925 kHz 
Quality of reception in SINPO-code:
Signal strength: 2
Interference: 5
Noise: mostly 2
Propagation disturbance: 3
Overall merit : mostly 2 
MY RECEIVER:  Perseus SDR
ANTENNA: T2FD 17 metres long
PROGRAMME DETAILS AND REMARKS:

On  https://www.box.com/s/8nfl4peh4b1lxi2wtnsa you can hear a short Mp3 audio file recording from what I heard at 07.41 UTC:

I live in the western part of Belgium, in a little village, 15 Km from the France frontier and 10 Km from the North Sea coast (=51°1’ 56”N – 2°40’36”E)
You can find more information about my equipment on: http://dxhoekje.skynetblogs.be/

Please QSL this report!.

Thanking you in advance for your reply

73,
Hugo Matten
E-mail : h.matten@hotmail.be

 
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 13, 2013, 1234 UTC
0250z sign on with Low Rider By War, with an S8 signal.
0327 ID jingle. Impossible to make out.
0329 ID WMKR? WNKR?
0400 ID sounded like "WMAR Motor City Memories"
0900 ID WMAR? WNAR? And off.
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: Andrew Yoder on March 13, 2013, 1503 UTC
I tuned in at 0301 last night & listened to a few songs, including "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (not the original Alice Cooper album version...maybe live?). Then, a '60s ska song came on & I went to bed, but I recorded the show for 2 hrs. Really interesting mix of music & fun show to listen to.

0310 singing promo (but no ID)
0311 Dave Clark 5 "Glad All Over"
0312 '60s instrumental song with sax solos
0314 spliced WMAR ID
0314 Doors "Break on Through" (a live version)
0321 "All the King's Horses" (I think it's Aretha Franklin)
0322 clear spliced ID (definitely sounds like W-M-A-R)
0326 Motley Crue "Smokin' in the Boys Room"
0327 spliced WMAR ID
0327 Desmond Dekker & the Aces "The Israelites"
0331 singing ID, almost certain "W-M-K-R"
0332 Scorpions "Always Somewhere"
0339 Kraftwerk "Autobahn"
0401 "W-M-A-R, Motor City Memories" singing ID
0403 "W-M-K-R, Your Favorite Radio Station" (Poss "WNKR" ?)
0403 "With God on Our Side"
0409 Warren Zevon "Tenderness on the Block"
0414 James Taylor "Carolina in my Mind"
0417 Roger Hodgson "Had a Dream" (think it's been about 30 years since I've heard that one)
0424 Fantastics "Something Old Something New"
0427 spliced WMAR ID
0430 spliced WMAR ID
0431 The Mobiles "Drowning in Berlin"
0434 The Trammps "Disco Inferno"
0439 slow singing WMAR ID
0439 '60s guitar instrumental
0442 A different ID, I think still for WMAR
0442 Dionne Warwick "Do You Know The Way to San Jose?"

Thanks for the show!
Please QSL if you do that sort of thing...

Andrew Yoder
POB 109
BRS, PA 17214


Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: eric@lev01.com on March 13, 2013, 2331 UTC
6925Mhz
0630 tuned in
0800 signal dropped

Great music.
Good Drinking Songs!

The signal usually came in with lot of distortion, but would occasionally clear up to an almost perfect signal.
at the end of the broadcast they noted ‘from the south of England’.

I noted the call sign as WNJR.  spliced in.

Eric@lev01.com
MD, USA

Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: clobdell on March 13, 2013, 2345 UTC
Well WNKR [West and North Kent Radio] is a pirate from England, could this have been a replay of an old show relayed in the USA.
Thanks Andy for the clarification and  as you said WNKR always had IDs and talking with British accented DJs.

Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: refmo on March 13, 2013, 2357 UTC
I'm with Chris L on this one.  I was under the impression that it was a relay of an old WNKR/WMKR broadcast.
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: Andrew Yoder on March 14, 2013, 0004 UTC
I really don't think so because the IDs were only old commercial station IDs and spliced-up commercial station IDs. At least some were definitely WMAR. There was no DJ talking & I think WNKR always ran with DJs, contact info, etc. This was something else & my guess is that the somewhat soundalike IDs (e.g., WMKR) were there for the sake of confusion  :)
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: refmo on March 14, 2013, 0251 UTC
Looks like it is a broadcast of a live webstream for WNKR at  http://www.wnkr.co.nr/ (http://www.wnkr.co.nr/).
So not an old show, but a new show that still uses some of the old ID's, etc....
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: aurora on March 14, 2013, 0405 UTC
Glad I'm not the only one struggling on the callsign. First I thought it was WMPR, then WMAR. Then it sounded like WMVR but settled on WMKR. Excellent signal here about +20 dB over S9 - 55444.
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: curious george on March 14, 2013, 0959 UTC
Can someone that made a recording please post the IDs and jingles somewhere?  Although Hugo's reception is good for a trans-Atlantic catch, there's not enough on his audio clip for me to tell who this was.  Thanks.
Title: Re: UNID 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: davemartin on April 19, 2013, 1017 UTC
OK let's put you out of your misery.
What you all heard was a relay of the WNKR "Dave Martin Selection" internet stream, links here wnkr.co.nr (http://wnkr.co.nr)
The stream runs 24/7 with a random play list and old jingles as used by WNKR when we were on regularly.
I couldn't say who relayed the stream but thanks to them for doing so as it seems most liked what they heard.
To be honest it's pot luck what you hear on the stream as every genre is on there.

Dave Martin
Title: Re: WNKR Relay 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: clobdell on April 19, 2013, 1244 UTC
Thanks Dave !   :) :) :)
Title: Re: WNKR Relay 6925 AM 0250 UTC 13 March 2013
Post by: Etech on April 19, 2013, 1957 UTC
Dave,

Thanks for the links!

New myself to HFU and starting to listen to some of the programming on the airwaves.
Found your compressor circuit interesting and will start gathering parts for assembly/test some rainy day. They certainly can improve the transmitted audio.   

Regards,
Etech KC metro