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UNID 6980 was 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« on: February 25, 2024, 0206 UTC »
02:05 UTC - UNID with loop "Attention all planets of the Solar Federation. We have assumed control."
02:06 UTC - Music, loud and clear.
02:29 UTC - The Russian (presumed) Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Radar just started transmitting on 6965;
02:37 UTC - Suddenly went off the air and moved to 6980;
03:20 UTC - End of broadcast.


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« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0321 UTC by ~SIGINT~ »

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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2024, 0208 UTC »
S7 and very clear here. Signal is about 3kHz wide.

0229 Wiped out here by QRM

My off-air recording, from 0208 until about 0229:
https://archive.org/details/unid-020-6969-usb-0208-utc-25-feb-2024
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 1603 UTC by ✠ Blue Max »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2024, 0209 UTC »
0208: S9+ signal playing Xanadu by Rush.
0220: A Passage to Bangkok by Rush.
0223: The Trees by Rush.
0244: Freewill by Rush.
0302: "West Coast this is for you": U And I by Lautleise. Op asking west coast for reports.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0303 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2024, 0211 UTC »
Big signal here.  Peaking 40 over.  Sounding great.  Thanks for the show!

Now totally wiped out by the wideband qrm at 02:30
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0232 UTC by Dr. Strangelove »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2024, 0212 UTC »
0205  "Attention all planets of the Solar Federation.  Attention all planets of the Solar Federation.  We have assumed control.  We have assumed control." repeated several times, 'Xandau (Live in London, 1980)', OM - repeat "... We have assumed control." Brief synth YL (unintelligible), "A Passage to Bangkok (Live in Manchester, 1980)', OM - repeat x2, 'The Trees', OM - repeat X2,  UnId song - signal deteriorated about 0230, OM - repeat X2, start of another song, QRM from digital signal and  lost it at 0238.  Moved to 6980 USB due to QRM.  Tuned in 0245 to 'Freewill', OM - repeat X2, pause, 'God Save the Queen' - Queen, OM - repeat, 'La Villa Strangiato (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979)', 0300 digital signal for about 30 seconds just above, (signal jumped to S7 - antenna change?) "West coast, this is for you", 'Xandau', "West coast give me some IDs, some signal reports.  2500 miles away." then back to song, 'Goodnight Sweetheart (digitally remastered)' - The Spaniels,   All songs by Rush except where noted.

S8.  Great signal on both frequencies.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0317 UTC by Markokpik »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2024, 0212 UTC »
0211 S5, good audio reception here.
0213 Xanadu (Rush)
0226 Up to S9
0234 Down to S5 and noise has increased, so poor audio now.
0236 A "buzzer" signal sweeping 6960 to 6970, interfering. Had that last night too.
0242 Moved to 6980 S9, Free Will (Rush)
0252 Dropped to the noise level S5. Strong bursts of digital comm's QRM above 6981. Military voice and data nets use 6980-7000.
0303 Back up to S9 and good audio. Heard a request for signal report. Long fades to S5 happening.
0314 S9 steady
0320 off. Thanks for the program.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0322 UTC by TrueNorthSWL »

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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2024, 0212 UTC »
What's cool is I don't think I've ever heard this Rush song before. S9 at my bunker. Thanks for show.

Definitely drop freq to 6930-6945 to avoid the UTE. I can't hear anything else.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0234 UTC by Dick Weed »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2024, 0213 UTC »
0209  Rush - Xanadu (Live In London, 1980)
0219  "We have assumed control"
0219  Rush - A Passage to Bangkok (Live In Manchester, 1980)
0223  Rush - The Trees (Live In Manchester, 1980)
0219  "We have assumed control"
0229  Rush - Jacob's Ladder (Live In Missouri, 1980)
0229  UTE Interference
0236  Lyrics to 2112 - VII. THE GRAND FINALE  "Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation.  We have assumed control."
0237  Rush - Freewill (Live In London, 1980)
0238  Off air (UTE interference continues)
0239  Moved up to 6980 KHz USB
0239  Rush - Closer to the Heart
0244  Rush - Freewill (Live In London, 1980)
0249  Lyrics to 2112 - VII. THE GRAND FINALE  "Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation.  We have assumed control."
0249  Rush - The Spirit of Radio (Live In Manchester, 1980)
0250  Off Air
0250  Eazy E Money - The Coronation?
0251  Lyrics to 2112 - VII. THE GRAND FINALE  "Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation.  We have assumed control."
0251  Rush - La Villa Strangiato (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979)
0302  "A special shoutout to HF Underground, West Coast"
0303  "West Coast give me some audio reports"
0305  Rush - Xanadu (Live In London, 1980)
0315  The Spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart (Digitally Remastered)
0317  The Beach Boys - All Summer Long
0319  Lyrics to 2112 - VII. THE GRAND FINALE  "Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation.  We have assumed control."
0320  Off Air
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0320 UTC by N1IRO »

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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2024, 0214 UTC »
0213: S9+10 into NY

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Re: Planets of the Solar Federation(?) 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2024, 0217 UTC »
Tuned in at 0214 utc on Brookfield WI sdr with S9+10 to S9+20 signal, heavy metal rock that sounds like Rush, at 0218 said " all planets of the solar federation, we have assumed control" then more Rush tunes, also tuned in locally with poor S9+ signal with S9 neighborhood noise, at 0228 said "attention all planets of the solar federation, we have assumed control" then more Rush, QRM de data centered on 6965,     
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0232 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2024, 0217 UTC »
Good, but a little noisy tonight on the pirate band into Masset, BC
Tuned in at 02:13 UTC with Xanadu (Live in London) by Rush
02:19  A Passage to Bangkok (also Rush)
02:22  "Attention all planets of the solar federation.  We have assumed control"...half-way through this, signal suddenly became very good!   Not sure what happened.  Now armchair copy!
02:23  The Trees (Live in Manchester 1980) by Rush
Oh, oh!  Huge noise blob now (02:33) from 6959 to 6972 screwing around with the reception of 6969!   
02:44   That's more like it.  VERY powerful on new frequency, 6980 USB and still playing Rush.
03:00  Much weaker again sometime in the last few minutes.  Op must be experimenting with power and/or antennas.  Brief ute on high side, but only briefly.
La Villa Strangiato (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979) by Rush
03:02  "West Coast, this is for you" at same time, signal became very powerful again!  "West coast, give me some audio reports.  2500 miles away."   Then back into Xanadu (Rush).  There you go, op!
03:16  Good Night, Sweetheart.  It's time to go   (note, signal dropped again beginning with this piece).
03:18  All Summer Long by the Beach Boys
03:20  Off after the same, "Attention all planets", although a brief muffled voice a few seconds later, about Late night Shortwave. 
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« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0322 UTC by canswl »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2024, 0219 UTC »
S9+40 with the K3FEF KiwiSDR. Barely audible direct.

0219 UTC-Music
0222 UTC-Must have switched antennas, dropped on K3FEF but came way up to S9 direct
0314 UTC-Still strong here!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0315 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2024, 0219 UTC »
S7 @ 0219 with "A Passage to Bangkok (Live in Manchester, 1980" - Rush
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2024, 0220 UTC »
Got to the party at 0217.  Loud, clear S7 signal with a rock instrumental on the Pittsburgh KiwiSDR.  Got the "assumed control" notice then into *I think* a Zeppelin number.

0221:  I've been corrected. Rush, not Zeppelin. Shows ya what I know...

0229:  Damn!  Some serious QRM here!  Some digital UTE station?

« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0230 UTC by sgreenstreet »
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Re: UNID 6969 USB 0205 UTC 25 FEB 2024
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2024, 0225 UTC »
adjacent noise interference sinpo 43344

0220utc " A Passage to Bangkok"( Live in Manchester,1980) by Rush
0226utc " The Trees" (Live in Manchester,1980) by Rush
0227utc  " Attention all Planets in the solar federation,  We have assumed control.   synth. male voice repeated several times
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 0232 UTC by Paul65 »
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