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Title: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: Kilokat7 on July 22, 2017, 0125 UTC
S5-S6 with lots of summer static

0123z: The Danleers - One Summer Night
0131z: Question Mark and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
0135z: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
0139z: Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
0142z: Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
0145z: Sue Thompson - Sad Movies
0148z: Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
0151z: The Gories - Let Me Show You Where It's At
0156z: Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
0159z: Faron Young - Hello Walls
0201z: Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walking
0206z: Burl Ives - Call Me Mr In-Between
0215z: Dion - The Wanderer
0219z: Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
0224z: Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
0226z: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
0229z: The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
0232z: Johnny Taylor - Who's Making Love
0241z: Beach Boys - Surfin USA
0244z: Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
0246z: James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
0252z: Elvis - Little Sister
0255z: Chuck Berry Hail, Hail, Rock And Roll
0258z: S8 carrier with dead air

Bits of music also audible on the car radio while sitting in the driveway, I couldn't resist checking :-)
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: skeezix on July 22, 2017, 0209 UTC
0208Z Still a weak carrier, no audio. Also have strong t-storms in the region, so lots of static (even with a loop).
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: Kilokat7 on July 23, 2017, 0127 UTC
On again right now at 0127 UTC and first heard around 0100 UTC on the car radio earlier tonight.
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on July 23, 2017, 1415 UTC
Maybe I need to build that MW loop antenna after all. Chicagoland is almost perpendicular vs the NJ area.  Actually this might be a good opportunity to use phasing to knock out the NJ TIS.  Between the beverage aimed NE to Europe (and by proxy NJ) and the sky loop, I might be able to do something here.

How stable is their exact carrier frequency? That might give me something to shoot for. Do you have a measurement?
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: Kilokat7 on July 23, 2017, 1453 UTC
I haven't looked at carrier stability over a long period of time, but I did note that it's dead centered right on 1710.000, which impressed me.  For reference, if you're looking to fine tune your setup, W807's carrier (Chicago) is at 1710.079, and should stand out.  Might be a good reference to shoot for.
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on July 23, 2017, 1459 UTC
I haven't looked at carrier stability over a long period of time, but I did note that it's dead centered right on 1710.000, which impressed me.  For reference, if you're looking to fine tune your setup, W807's carrier (Chicago) is at 1710.079, and should stand out.  Might be a good reference to shoot for.

Thank you very much!  How often is W807 on the air?
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: Kilokat7 on July 23, 2017, 1529 UTC
W807 seem fairly regular at night, often just a carrier detectable but sometimes audio under the right conditions.

I did a quick plot of the oldies carrier from last night's SDR recording that captured both sign-on and sign-off times.  This spans about two hours and indicates only +1 Hz drift over that period of time.  Not bad compared to W807 and some of the other UNIDs shown here!

(http://amdxer.com/spectrograms/1710%20kHz%20OLDIES%20PIRATE%2023JL17_.PNG)

Click here for a larger image (http://amdxer.com/spectrograms/1710%20kHz%20OLDIES%20PIRATE%2023JL17.PNG)
Title: Re: 1710 UNID oldies 0123 UTC 7/22/2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on July 23, 2017, 1809 UTC
Perfect! Thanks. I'll check 1710 a bit later when I can receive the TIS station(s), and see where their carriers end up.