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Author Topic: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024  (Read 1243 times)

Offline Shortwave_Listener

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Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« on: March 06, 2024, 0345 UTC »
S9 direct, nice!

0400 UTC-Return To Serenity by Testament
0405 UTC-Sternradio ID in English and German
0405 UTC-Hardly Getting Over It by Hüsker Dü
0411 UTC-Technical difficulties message
0412 UTC-Operating Tracks by Front 242
0416 UTC-Unknown Music
0421 UTC-ID
0436 UTC-Big sudden signal drop
0436 UTC-OFF
0453 UTC-S8 currently
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 0453 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
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Re: UNID 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2024, 0350 UTC »
03:45  ID Stern Radio,  +30dB into Ontario

04:00  the drifting has almost stopped since first getting on the air.  Lots of carrier compared to the modulation level.  Im curious how much power and antenna.  6961.5khz

04:26  looking at the audio on the scope, looking like its distorted going into the modulator.  The TX audio is clean, the music sounds distorted.

04:37  Signal dropped to S7,, just signed of while typing this.   

04:38  Off the air.   Thanks for the show.  Still curious about antenna

04:56  back on the air  6961.480 khz  +10dB

« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 0456 UTC by Carl »
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Re:Stern Radio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2024, 0350 UTC »
0350 UTC Hammering in S9 +10 Fading a bit.. Audio is a bit off tonite...
OTA and on... Something must be smoking Id guess
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 0355 UTC by TheHappyWanker »
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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2024, 0355 UTC »
0354: Big signal with some transmitter issues, a couple of dropouts in the last several minutes. Smoking transmitter?
0359: Return To Serenity by Testament.
0408:  Hardly Getting Over It by Husker Du.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 0409 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2024, 0357 UTC »
0354: Big signal with some transmitter issues, a couple of dropouts in the last several minutes.
Audio processing tweaking.  My stupid shell script audio processor requires a restart to change bandwidth.  Cut it down a bit.  Transmitter isn't smoking yet....
Bitte warten, Sternradio hat technische Schwierigkeiten. Der Sender raucht. Rauchen wird dich töten.

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Re: UNID 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2024, 0401 UTC »
Signal was legible ten minutes ago. A lot of QRN here tonight and I've only got a cheap wire loop up.  SIO 222. Hope to hear more, hearing a harmonica...
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Re: UNID 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2024, 0404 UTC »
Signal was legible ten minutes ago. A lot of QRN here tonight and I've only got a cheap wire loop up.  SIO 222. Hope to hear more, hearing a harmonica...
I'm monitoring from SDRUtah, the QSB is insane.  Listening to your own tunes from many many kilometers away is amusing.
Bitte warten, Sternradio hat technische Schwierigkeiten. Der Sender raucht. Rauchen wird dich töten.

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Re: UNID 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2024, 0414 UTC »
03:45  ID Stern Radio,  +30dB into Ontario

04:00  the drifting has almost stopped since first getting on the air.  Lots of carrier compared to the modulation level.  Im curious how much power and antenna.  6961.5khz
I think my peak limiter was limiting too much. I feel like I'm overmodulating now. 
Bitte warten, Sternradio hat technische Schwierigkeiten. Der Sender raucht. Rauchen wird dich töten.

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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2024, 0433 UTC »
0432 - Radioactivity - Kraftwerk                 S8
0437 - Deep signal fade
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 0438 UTC by Sarge94 »

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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2024, 0436 UTC »
Excellent reception at 04:34 tune-in with Radioactivity by Kraftwerk
Interesting that at 04:35:50, signal suddenly took a nose-dive.  ?change of antenna azimuth or power?
04:36  Difficult to follow, presumed ID
Off at 04:37    Darn!   Note:  frequency measured at s/off was 6961.55
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 0438 UTC by canswl »
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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2024, 0437 UTC »
Oof...transmitter is smoking.  No anthem for now.
Bitte warten, Sternradio hat technische Schwierigkeiten. Der Sender raucht. Rauchen wird dich töten.

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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2024, 0438 UTC »
Excellent reception at 04:34 tune-in with Radioactivity by Kraftwerk
Interesting that at 04:35:50, signal suddenly took a nose-dive.  ?change of antenna azimuth or power?
Power...yeah.  Thermal cutoff is a thing. :)
Bitte warten, Sternradio hat technische Schwierigkeiten. Der Sender raucht. Rauchen wird dich töten.

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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2024, 0452 UTC »
Back for a little bit.  Maybe a bit more pissweak.  Only 700W DC input watts now. 
Bitte warten, Sternradio hat technische Schwierigkeiten. Der Sender raucht. Rauchen wird dich töten.

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Re: Sternradio 6961.7 AM 0345 UTC 6 MAR 2024
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2024, 1950 UTC »
With such power, reach Europe, I’ll listen to you, when is the next smoke?
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