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Author Topic: UNID 1620 AM 0053 UTC 20 OCT 2022  (Read 1531 times)

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UNID 1620 AM 0053 UTC 20 OCT 2022
« on: October 20, 2022, 0054 UTC »
1620 ... Hearing 80s music without any talk, presume what is known as the oldies pirate is at it again tonight. Moderate to strong signal. Seems better on south antenna than on west one. @ Burnt River ON
« Last Edit: November 22, 2022, 0027 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »

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Re: 1620 Oldies Pirate 1620 AM 0053 UTC 20 OCT 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2022, 0116 UTC »
01:14 UTC - Weak barely readable to my location with Reggae music. Fading in and out.
01:15 UTC - Station ID and announcer speaking.

I think I may be hearing WDHP, 1620 AM, Frederiksted, VI, Variety but that is a long haul for a 1 kW night time station. The live stream at https://onlineradiobox.com/vi/wdhp/?cs=vi.wdhp sure souds like what I am hearing on the receiver.

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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2022, 0141 UTC »
The reggae music will undoubtedly be WDHP. This has had 80s pop, mainly, and no reggae since I tuned in, so you can rule out the pirate for this. Mixing with Rebelde Cuba here, which also has had no reggae... not sure of your QTH.

I do wonder if this is the WEDG pirate Chris Smolinski reported this past June. But I have heard no IDs. South of me (southeast to southwest) seems likely... I'm 100 miles n.e. of Toronto.

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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2022, 0152 UTC »
Hi Saul,

I am in N.E. Canada (FN08). I am 800 km North of Toronto. I spent +/- 36 years in Toronto and relocated up North back in June. It's a whole different "radio" experience up here than it was in Toronto.

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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2022, 0216 UTC »
Do we know each other? Happy to keep in touch re DX...

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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2022, 0233 UTC »
Perhaps we do ... check the My Messages section at the top of the page for a PM.

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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2022, 0942 UTC »
There used to be a station in the metro Detroit/Windsor region that leased blocks of programming to different ethnic groups in that part of the band. Sometimes it would be reggae, other times Haitian tunes. It was some type of community station. I want to say it was on the Canadian side of the border, but it's been a long time since I've heard it.

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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC.
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2022, 2348 UTC »
Just a strong het here in NE MA, but no audio.  At2355, vague, but still unusabel audio (music) is being heard.
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Re: 1620 'oldies' pirate on now 0053 UTC
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2022, 0515 UTC »
Does anyone know any KiwiSDR's this station can be heard on? I haven't found any yet.
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Re: 1620 Oldies Pirate 1620 AM 0053 UTC 20 OCT 2022
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2022, 2153 UTC »
01:14 UTC - Weak barely readable to my location with Reggae music. Fading in and out.
01:15 UTC - Station ID and announcer speaking.

I think I may be hearing WDHP, 1620 AM, Frederiksted, VI, Variety but that is a long haul for a 1 kW night time station. The live stream at https://onlineradiobox.com/vi/wdhp/?cs=vi.wdhp sure souds like what I am hearing on the receiver.

Reef Broadcasting: Caribbean Power House Stations


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I've heard Frederiksted,VI on 1620 at Atlantic Beach,NC on vacation, but it's an ideal spot to hear them. South facing beach and a salt water path. All you need there is a decent portable and the patience to wait for the Cuban's to go long. It would be tough to hear that far north and inland.