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Title: UNID talking and music on 500 khz AM 5:54 utc 5-3-14
Post by: Rockpicker on May 03, 2014, 0610 UTC
I was cruising through the LW band tonight, 530 AM cuba good signal , 198 khz weak carrier, then I stumbled into this,

500 khz AM too weak to make anything out but music and talking on 500 khz ?  Must be a spur or something?

Absolutely no strong AM stations anywhere near my QTH especially at night... 
Fades in and  out rather quickly but still hearing it a 6:10 utc

Title: Re: UNID talking and music on 500 khz AM 5:54 utc 5-3-14
Post by: BDM on May 03, 2014, 1849 UTC
I had the same issue last fall early winter. CKWW 580 had a spur on 500/KHz. Being that station is not far from me , it could make things tough around that portion of the band give or take 10/KHz. Being that is also in the experimental portion of the band I fired off letters to CKWW about it. Keep in mind, it wasn't just one radio or antenna. I could hear it on my Perseus, ICOM, etc. Also other area HAMs reported it. I believe I still have a recording of it off the Perseus. You may have the same issue.
Title: Re: UNID talking and music on 500 khz AM 5:54 utc 5-3-14
Post by: Rockpicker on May 04, 2014, 0311 UTC
Thanks BDM,
3:06 utc have the same signal on 500 khz tonight,  checked the MW band and found a definite match tonight, KMON 560khz Great Falls.
They are about ~70 miles from my QTH...