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Author Topic: StationID (NL) 1655 AM 1900 UTC 01 APR 2023 (Please use that format for subject)  (Read 545 times)

Offline Shortwave_Listener

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Please use this format for subject:

1. Station name (or UNID). You may add (tent.) if the name is an assumption.

2. Country code (in brackets), only needed for UNID stations. Abbreviations are as follows: Netherlands=NL, Greece=GR, Serbia=SB, Russia=RU, Ukraine=UA, Croatia=HR.

3. Frequency in kHz (rounded at the next kHz if well within +- 0.2 kHz from the kHz).
Rounded kHz are easier to read. Put the exact frequency with offset in the text if needed. If the frequency is drifting, you can add a v directly after the approximate frequency (e.g. 1655v).

4. Mode (AM, USB, or LSB...)

5. UTC time in 24h HHMM format (then ' UTC')

6. Date (1 or 2 figures), month in 3 letters, year in 4 figures

That will be compatible with the format in the European Pirates and Private Stations forum (and others).

Thanks for all to use that format, it's not perfect, but easy to read.

Remember: the subject can be edited later (particularly after a merging), so it's better to copy your tune-in time at the beginning of your text. Do so also with the exact frequency if you can get it. In the subject line, a rounded frequency is more legible, and also independent from minor drifting. Any frequency if well within 0.2 kHz offset is better to be rounded in the subject line, then the exact frequency is better at the first line of your report.

To newcomers :
You can modify your own postings. Don't post new replies just to add further details to your reports.
But post a new reply if you suspect a change of station, or after a break of some length.

If there are any suggestions (particularly in regard to the country codes) please comment with your ideas.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2023, 2319 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THIS FORMAT! It appears that people do not care about using the correct format. I have changed it, so the country code is only used for UNID stations (unless it needs to be used to clarify the origin of an identified station).
eQSL appreciated! lucasnerite@gmail.com
Songs are identified with Shazam if needed. I usually use KiwiSDR receivers. Reception from my QTH is using a Kenwood TS-570D with a 40 meter band Inverted V.
Shortwave Radio Archive: https://www.youtube.com/@SW_Archive
https://archive.org/details/@shortwave_radio_archive

 


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