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16100 KHZ 1400 UTC - ? possibly SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng testing with no modulation.  the signal is S9++ with rapid fading.

So far the unmodulated carrier has been on for 1 1/2 hours.


Utility / local NWS repeter on 1660 Khz 1400 UTC
« on: August 22, 2014, 1433 UTC »
!660 KHZ 1400UTC S9+ signal National Weather Service repeater for Miami County Ohio

The only reason I post this is because I can't find the listing for it in any of the databases I have checked so far.  There are a number of these popping up but it is hard to pin point a new one.  This one has a good signal at sun rise but as the sun got higher it faded into the local noise and commercial radio station interference.

I tuned to the road condition station at 1700 KHZ for a comparison signal check but it was way down in the noise.


Helsinki Times: ‘Hundred-year period of increased solar activity coming to end’

Via: http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/themes/themes/science-and-technology/11590-hundred-year-period-of-increased-solar-activity-coming-to-end.html
The space climate is undergoing an extremely interesting phase – a 100-year period of heightened solar activity is coming to an end.

The sun and weather are the favourite topics of discussion every summer. Kalevi Mursula, professor of space physics at the University of Oulu is interested in both but his interest goes beyond the atmosphere. Mursula studies space climate, including radiation and particles in our solar system.

At the moment, the space climate is undergoing an extremely interesting phase.

The engine of the space climate is the sun, which exerts is influence on its environment by emitting light and releasing solar wind, a stream of charged particles. Now a 100-year period of heightened solar activity is coming to an end.

Keeping tabs on solar activity is important.

Increased solar activity refers to strong solar winds and electromagnetic eruptions called solar storms. When coming into contact with the Earth’s atmosphere, these eruptions may disrupt the functioning of electric devices and communication networks.

Last week, Helsingin Sanomat reported physicist Dr. Pete Riley’s calculations indicating that the likelihood of a disruptive solar storm over the next decade is 12 per cent.

“All our data on space particles are from the period of heightened solar activity. It’ll be interesting to see how the decrease in the activity affects the space climate.”

The task is made easier by the large quantity of data available to scientists as solar radiation is being monitored on dozens of wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Researchers also gather additional information by observing the particle concentration in the near-Earth space.

Observing the past

But the Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence, the Research on Solar Long-term Variability and Effects (ReSoLVE) team, led by Mursula, is not satisfied with the current state of knowledge.

The scientists at the centre want to find out what has occurred in the sun’s activity over the past 150 years.

“We have both direct and indirect observations on solar activity available to us. For example, the number of sunspots have been observed for a long time.”

Information dating even further back can be gathered from drillings on ice caps, which contain isotopes that make it possible to draw conclusions on earlier changes in solar activity. These isotopes indicate that the sun was exceptionally active during the 20th century but periods of even greater activity took place thousands of years ago.

The reason behind the fluctuation in solar activity is not yet known. One hypothesis is that these long solar cycles are caused by the gravity forces of the planets in the solar system.

However, the current knowledge does not support this hypothesis.

Other / bubble jammer 13605KHZ 1715utc 08/08/2014
« on: August 08, 2014, 1719 UTC »
Cuba must be using the bubble jammer, one of many on this frequency, to jam Radio Marti... at least I think it's radio Marti, the jamming is quite effective at the QTH today.

I only mention this because I haven't heard 'Mr. Bubble' or quite some time... hmmm  :-\

Shortwave Pirate / XLR8 6935 USB 0047 UTC 1 Aug 2014
« on: August 01, 2014, 0052 UTC »
Got music at 6935 khz... maybe one of you folks can make an ID on this  :)

Huh? / did you ever have one of those days...?
« on: July 31, 2014, 1957 UTC »
Yes one of those days when building something, your oscillators amplify and your amplifiers oscillate?

Hmmm... time to get away from the work bench and work with the flowers outside I guess... Maybe the flowers will turn into cactus ?  Worth a try ehhh?



The gentleman gives some excellent reasons about ShortWave broadcasting...  Problem is... Is anyone listening to his common sense?

IMHO he is spot on...  What does the group think here?

just a heads up folks for possible vhf openings:

there seems to be opening up on 6 meters 50130khz usb 1548utc july 26 2014

good signals for most ops...

Shortwave Broadcast / firedrake 16500khz AM 1327utc 07/25/2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 1334 UTC »
firedrake 16500khz AM 1327utc 07/25/2014  57 signal with rapid fading...

What are they jamming here?  I can't remember much on this frequency but then it's been quite awhile...

Utility / 4XZ 13892khz CW 0141utc 07/25/2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 0148 UTC »
4XZ 13892khz CW 0141utc 07/25/2014  RST = 597 Israel Navy

Good 'ear' copy even without CW filter....

XPA2 13538khz USB 2120utc 07/20/2014
XPA2 12138khz USB 2140utc 07/20/2014

Both had 599++ signals and I did get audio for both of these.

QU:  Does anyone have an idea where these are located?  The signal seems very strong with little fading today.

Huh? / Crow speaks....
« on: July 20, 2014, 0323 UTC »
"Even tho your feet smell like cheese, we prefer to think of it as good cheese"

<hee hee hee>

From 'The Amazing Colossal Man'

 UPI | Jul 17, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday denied that Russia would reopen an eavesdropping facility in Cuba that has been unused since 2001.

Speaking at an economic conference in Fortaleza, Brazil, Putin said Russia would "meet its defense needs without this component."

The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported Wednesday Putin met with Cuban leader Raul Castro last week, where it said "a framework agreement" was reached to make the 28-acre base operational in Lourdes, near Havana.

While in use, starting in 1967, the base was regarded as the Soviet Union's largest overseas listening post, providing intelligence and handling Soviet navy communications. As many as 3,000 people were employed there, before Russia reduced its staff in the 1990s and left it in 2001.

Kommersant noted improvements in technology would likely require fewer people to staff the facility today.

Spy Numbers / HM01 5955 // 9155 khz 07/18/2014 1030utc
« on: July 18, 2014, 1049 UTC »
HM01 5955 // 9155 khz 07/18/2014 1030utc 

both signals very strong 599+ and surprisingly with better modulation than normal... not great but better than normal.  Typical Russian military surplus sound.  Not so good that you would want it for your guitar stomp box tho.... just sayin'  ;)

time for another cup of joe  :P

General Radio Discussion / Radio City & HLR this Weekend FYI
« on: July 17, 2014, 1927 UTC »
Radio City & HLR this Weekend

Radio City:
Radio City will be on the air this coming weekend, on Friday July 18th at 18 - 19 UTC via IRRS on 7290 kHz and Challenger Radio on 1368 kHz, with an additional transmission (during the summer) via Challenger Radio at 21 - 22 UTC, then repeated on Saturday July 19th at 09 - 10 UTC via IRRS on 9510 kHz.
Old programmes may be used by IRRS as fillers at random.
Radio City is also on the air via Hamburger Lokalradio Saturday July 26th at 12 - 13 UTC on 7265 kHz.
Radio City is also aired every Saturday at 19 - 20 UTC on 1485 kHz by Radio Mercurs, Riga, Latvia.
Our mailing address remains citymorecars@yahoo.ca


Saturday, HLR programs will be running as normal on 7265 & 6190 KHz.

Sunday, HLR programs will be running on:

11.00 to 15.00 UTC on 9485 kHz

European Music Radio will return on the 3rd Sunday of September 2014.

Good Listening!



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