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Author Topic: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?  (Read 3175 times)

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Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« on: November 28, 2013, 0405 UTC »
Anyone on LW...  can you tell me if I'm listening to Iceland on 189kc, or am I being fooled by an overload image? The audio is low, I hear a male singing. Sigs are fair, but my ears can't make out the words... doesn't seem to be english.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 0444 UTC by Capt. Radio »

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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 0427 UTC »
Iceland usually shows up for me in late December for 2 or 3 weeks.
I have a carrier but can't pull out the audio tonight.
The guys up in New England can probably get some audio.
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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 0439 UTC »

Thanks for looking refmo, and giving it a listen. I made a tuner tonight for LW, and was trying it out. When I can't get a real good copy on the audio, I always think of images down there instead of hearing the real thing.

I guess I'll have to wait for confirmation from someone else (the NE members as you say). Maybe I should also put a bandpass filter inline with the tuner... cutting off at 500kc.

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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 0501 UTC »
O.K. now the mystery deepens..

I'm hearing the French language (male) on 183kc at 0457u quite plainly.
 
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 1402 UTC by Capt. Radio »

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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 1534 UTC »
Have you tried to verify with the Univ of Twente's WebSDR in the Netherlands?

Don't know if either station can heard there, but its quick & easy to check.

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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 1738 UTC »

skeezix,

No, I didn't know about the Websdr site. I'm just getting back into LW listening after a long absence, and it's going to take some time to adjust and learn about the new "tools" available.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 0318 UTC »
Well Skeezix,

I've used the site, dialed up 183kc, and am hearing the French language again I heard last night (0315u).

So, I'm not listening to an image, a station is on 183kc tonight.

... a very nice tool for verification!
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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 1237 UTC »
Until you become familiar with the band, use this for a station guide:

http://www.hermanboel.eu/en-emwg-lw.htm

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Re: Iceland or BCB image on 189kc 0355u 27 Nov 2013?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2013, 1335 UTC »

Kilokat7,

Thanks for the link, and the congrats! I'll bookmark it now. Between the two links, I shouldn't have any problems with identification of images, or the real station now.

I should have trusted my tuner design, but it was throwing me off that those overseas signals would be here this early in the season.