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Author Topic: KRAP 1730 AM 0100-0137* UTC 04 SEP 2023  (Read 986 times)

Offline Kilokat7

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KRAP 1730 AM 0100-0137* UTC 04 SEP 2023
« on: September 04, 2023, 0101 UTC »
Just saw this pop-up on my waterfall, S7-S9 with wideband audio into West Michigan was a dance tune right now at 0101 UTC.

0104z: Club Nouveau - Lean on Me
0107z: Live announcer with KRAP ID, mention of broadcasting C-QUAM Stereo on 1730 kHz.
0108z: Looking Glass - Brandy
0111z: Argent - Pleasure
0120z: Chicago - Along Comes a Woman
0121z: DJ chatter, KRAP AM Stereo ID
0125z: Brother Beyond - Girl I Used to Know (per announcer)
0126z: Gentle Giant - I am a Camera
0129z: ID "KRAP AM Stereo 17-30" and into song intro for "Dead Skunk"
0132z: DJ mentioning monitoring signal on Maryland remote SDR at "10 over"
0133z: The Who - Slip Kid
0137z: Carrier dropped after end of song
0141z: Dead carrier cycling on & off

Stereo recording of reception: https://youtu.be/vXqmdasPiFU?si=7oYU-sBkIKzaaD9J

Great music, great signal, would love a QSL!  Thanks for the broadcast, Fred!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 1314 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: KRAP 1730 AM 0100 UTC 4 SEP 2023
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2023, 0102 UTC »
0101 UTC I have a trace of audio battling the local RFI here.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 0110 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: KRAP 1730 AM 0100 UTC 04 SEP 2023
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2023, 0104 UTC »
0103: Good S5 signal playing Lean On Me (Re-rec) (Maxi Version) by Club Nouveau
0107:Station ID, KRAP talking about it being a stereo broadcast. Into Brandy
0113: Pleasure by Argent
0126: I Am a Camera (2012 Remaster) by Gentile Giant
« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 0127 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Re: UNID 1730 AM 0100 UTC 04 SEP 2023
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2023, 0107 UTC »
S6-7 here
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Re: KRAP 1730 AM 0100 UTC 04 SEP 2023
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2023, 0110 UTC »
S9+10 with the K3FEF KiwiSDR.

0110 UTC-Music
0128 UTC-I Am A Camera by Gentle Giants
0129 UTC-Talking about the music, this is KRAP AM Stereo 1730
0129 UTC-Dead Skunk by Loudon Wainwright III
0133 UTC-Going to play one last song, thanks for listening
0133 UTC-Slip Kid by The Who
0138 UTC-OFF
« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 0138 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
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Re: KRAP 1730 AM 0100 UTC 04 SEP 2023
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2023, 0114 UTC »
0103 Just a weak carrier ... I don't have a good antenna for this frequency range ...
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Re: KRAP 1730 AM 0100 UTC 04 SEP 2023
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2023, 0114 UTC »
Very very weak here in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area with the loop in the 350/170 (too lazy to go out and turn it and readjust attenuation) position. Can hear music is in there. Floating at around -98dBm.


C-QUAM pilot 0127 UTC:

« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 0132 UTC by nitroengine »
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Re: KRAP 1730 AM 0100-0137* UTC 04 SEP 2023
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2023, 1457 UTC »
Quite a good signal here on the SDR recording, here's my audio: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1021029304970252350/1148269478552027227/1740AM0058UTC4Sep2023.mp3

You can see the 25 Hz C-QUAM pilot in the Carrier Sleuth waterfall:

« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 1543 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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