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The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« on: March 15, 2013, 0014 UTC »
I was tuning in tonight and just listened in to what I think was a fast forward music station on 16160. It went off just now at 0000z. Can any one confirm? It was on for quite some time so maybe tomorrow we can cross check it.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 1436 UTC »
Found this:

"pirate radio stations do this as well. i think they do this so they can fit more tunes in when there in the mix." - Clacton Crew on date 06-09-2004

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=152833

seems valid I think.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 1536 UTC »
In that post they are talking about commercial stations very slightly speeding up a song to make it fit a time slot.  Most of the time when this is done it is almost unnoticeable.  Someone mentions pirate stations doing it also, personally I have never heard an HF pirate do it other than as a bit/skit.

If you had a recording it might help a bit to narrow down what is going on.  Was this music twice as fast as normal?  50% faster?  etc

Also, since your profile does not have a location it might help if you tell people in such a post where you are, that can give folks an idea if they might have a chance to hear the same station you heard.  If you are using a remote to hear this mention the location of the remote.

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(edit) OK, a possible answer here.  Have you ever heard the Firedrake Chinese jammer?  Portions of its program can sound "speeded up".

What is scheduled on that freq (16160 kHz) and that time is Sound of Hope out of Taiwan, in Chinese.  Mainland China does not like this station and generally jams it using either CHR1 or Firedrake.  Firedrake almost always stops at the top of the hour.  It generally stays off for 5 to 25 minutes before coming back to jam.  I believe that during this time they are confirming that the program they want to jam is on the target frequency, what is called "listen time" in some jamming applications.
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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 2142 UTC »

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 2150 UTC »
Here is my recording from Washington D.C. last night. Its a little loud.

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=16160%2003-14-2013


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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 2204 UTC »
That sounds a lot like a sped up Firedrake...
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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 2223 UTC »
Yeah i'm looking at samples online and that is the impression i'm getting. Buy why would it be sped up?

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 2224 UTC »
Chris has it right... I took a clip from the on-line recording posted above and played it about 75% speed and it sounds like our old friend.
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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 2326 UTC »
On right now 16100. Cant tell if its normal fire drake or sped up.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 2333 UTC »
16100 is the normal old Firedrake, as are the other 13 frequencies I can find it on right now.

Not sure why it was speeded up in your example, in many, many, hours of hearing this jammer I have never heard it do that.  I would assume that it was a technical error.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 0048 UTC »
16100 is the normal old Firedrake, as are the other 13 frequencies I can find it on right now.

Not sure why it was speeded up in your example, in many, many, hours of hearing this jammer I have never heard it do that.  I would assume that it was a technical error.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 0123 UTC »
OK. I have it again. I think it started out normal for the first few min and then something might have happened to it. I'll post up my full recording from 2320z including my scanning so you guy can see its nothing on my end. This might be something to look out for.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 0149 UTC »
Here it is:

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=16100%2003-15-2013

Note: Starts around 04 Min 46 Seconds and gets faster around 06 Min and 08 Seconds.

Let me know what you guys think. I had changed modes a few times to here it better because its kind of weak.

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 0154 UTC »
But do you still hear it fast?  Was it fast for only a few minutes, or did it stay fast from then on?

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Re: The Fast Forward Music Station on 16160 kHz
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 0155 UTC »
Once its fast it stays on fast.