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Author Topic: WEDG 1620 Off the air - Back on the air  (Read 315 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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WEDG 1620 Off the air - Back on the air
« on: June 05, 2024, 1228 UTC »
Semi local pirate / Part 15 station WEDG 1620 vanished a few days ago (which has happened before).  I went back through my SDR recording waterfalls (generated with Carrier Sleuth) and went QRT 0730 UTC on 3 JUN 2024, 3:30 AM local time. That makes me suspect equipment failure. It's the carrier around 1619.980 kHz:




The carrier is very distinctive and wiggles around a bit, here it is earlier that day:

« Last Edit: June 13, 2024, 1203 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: WEDG 1620 Off the air
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2024, 1203 UTC »
I noticed WEDG is audible again. I checked my SDR recordings with Carrier Sleuth - They came back on at 0200 UTC on 12 JUN 2024, 10 pm local time. Perhaps the op noticed it was off the air  ;D

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