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Author Topic: Surprise catch; maybe now using relay?  (Read 1432 times)

Nella F.

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Surprise catch; maybe now using relay?
« on: April 17, 2014, 0019 UTC »
2051hrs. R. Romania, 17.510, very strong signal, shallow fading. Are they using a relay station?

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Re: Surprise catch; maybe now using relay?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 0253 UTC »
Maybe, but then again maybe not on the relay question.  I once caught Romania aimed at *Japan*.  There were deep rather than shallow fades involved in that catch, but it's doable given propagation.  ... I just looked up that log, and it was the end of March last year, so the time frame sort of fits.  Admittedly it was 25 meters... hmm. 

Is Romania listed on 17510 at that time?  If not, it might be a schedule goof or a relay.  Hmm. 
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Re: Surprise catch; maybe now using relay?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 1420 UTC »
Radio Romania is targeted at North America at 20:30 - 20:57. They don't use any relays that I know of. This broadcast is only 30 minutes long unlike the 3:00 - 4:00 one , also aimed at N America on 7350//9645.

17510      R.Romania Intl      2030      2057   English   Tiganesti   Romania   smtwtfs      ROR a14   300   307      4445N02606E

So...its 307 degrees from Romania with 300 KW. Easily propagatable.

I'm at work & cant use JAVA but I suspect this:

http://rotatingpenguin.com/globeview/

will show it comes right at us.
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Re: Surprise catch; maybe now using relay?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 2300 UTC »
Radio Romania does not use relays---that was direct. I heard it as well today, pretty good signal here

 

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