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Author Topic: 7690 kHz, constant hum, 30 Aug 2009 @ 0715 UTC  (Read 2076 times)

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7690 kHz, constant hum, 30 Aug 2009 @ 0715 UTC
« on: August 30, 2009, 0726 UTC »
On 7690 kHz, I came across a strong signal with a constant humming sound.  If I tune up or down 5 kHz, it's not audible anymore, leading me to believe that this some kind of broadcast.  The tone reminds me of the sound of a small prop plane flying overhead, but at a constant pitch.  There's volume fluctuation, but I can't tell whether or not it's due to fading.

EiBi doesn't list anything for this frequency, and it isn't in a broadcast or ham band.  Unfortunately, I'm getting a lot of noise, so I can't make a decent recording.  Any ideas what this could be?

(Eton E5 + indoor wire antenna, northern California)
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Re: 7690 kHz, constant hum, 30 Aug 2009 @ 0715 UTC
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 0811 UTC »
Is the hum 50/100Hz or 60/120Hz?

Those mystery carriers are a source of head scratching ???

I've been hearing one of those on 8361 KHz for months with no modulation.

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Re: 7690 kHz, constant hum, 30 Aug 2009 @ 0715 UTC
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 1805 UTC »
Is the hum 50/100Hz or 60/120Hz?

Those mystery carriers are a source of head scratching ???

I've been hearing one of those on 8361 KHz for months with no modulation.

Peace!

I just used a tone generator, and 100 or 120 Hz sounds similar to what I heard.  I was using AM on my radio as well.  Thanks for the info; I'll post more logs here if I find it again.
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