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Author Topic: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024  (Read 247 times)

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Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« on: April 21, 2024, 1128 UTC »
1125 Daytime test transmission using a 2 element vertical and 50w
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Re: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2024, 1142 UTC »
Only poor/fair signal 1140 into Groeningen NL SDR, Mr Blue Sky by ELO, ID 1145 into Bee Gees. (edit- I think the signal is strong, maybe it's a tad undermodulated?)
« Last Edit: April 21, 2024, 1153 UTC by n2avh »
Big into SWDX late 70s through early 90s, then forgot about it and when I returned via SDRs it wasn't at all what I remembered, but I'll deal with it. Grumble, grumble. All SDRs acknowledged, nothing is from my own radio.

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Re: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2024, 1147 UTC »
Good on Ireland NW SDR "Stayin Alive" at 1146 UTC
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Re: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2024, 1158 UTC »
Only poor/fair signal 1140 into Groeningen NL SDR, Mr Blue Sky by ELO, ID 1145 into Bee Gees. (edit- I think the signal is strong, maybe it's a tad undermodulated?)

Thanks for your report.  I've checked but modulation meter here is at 100%, however, other stations may be running better AM compressors, or it could just be the conditions.  My signal should improve a lot as the sun gets lower. Thanks again
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Re: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2024, 1158 UTC »
Good on Ireland NW SDR "Stayin Alive" at 1146 UTC

Thanks for your report
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Re: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2024, 1206 UTC »
As you said, it's likely just the signal getting better. I think this is only the second non-utility broadcast I've ever heard between 8 and 9 MHz, the other being Radio Casa in Brazil on 8000.  (That includes the late 1970s through the 1980s though there may have been a random Peruvian in there.) Dreadlock Holiday is one of my favorites, by the way! (And then another of my faves, Wurthering Heights by Kate Bush.)
« Last Edit: April 21, 2024, 1213 UTC by n2avh »
Big into SWDX late 70s through early 90s, then forgot about it and when I returned via SDRs it wasn't at all what I remembered, but I'll deal with it. Grumble, grumble. All SDRs acknowledged, nothing is from my own radio.

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Re: Radio Parade Int 8447 AM 1125 UTC 21 APR 2024
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2024, 1217 UTC »
As you said, it's likely just the signal getting better. I think this is only the second non-utility broadcast I've ever heard between 8 and 9 MHz, the other being Radio Casa in Brazil on 8000.  (That includes the late 1970s through the 1980s though there may have been a random Peruvian in there.) Dreadlock Holiday is one of my favorites, by the way!

This frequency is near the upper limit I can broadcast.  It suffers less from f layer attenuation during the daytime and gives a slight advantage for long distance at night compared to 6Mhz... also the shorter wavelength makes it easier for me to create a slightly directional antenna, so that I have about 6db antenna gain in one direction.  It's not much, but every little helps.
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