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Author Topic: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014  (Read 2962 times)

Offline BOR

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Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« on: May 04, 2014, 0310 UTC »
0307Z On with RTN theme music...S9+20db at my west coast location.
0441Z Still booming in here...been 20 over 9 ust about the whole time. "Smooth" off Santana's Supernatural album right now...
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 0443 UTC by BOR »

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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 0312 UTC »
Okay, the signal started out in the mud, and fluttery.  Once in a while it would fade up with intelligible audio.  It got progressively better as time went by.  at 0420z it was good enough that I could tell what was going on.  The signal was not fluttery, even though it was not strong.

6940 kHz
4 May 2014

0309z instrumental song
0318z talk
0319z sounded like talk over music

0325z Male announcer spoke about African Stations on 90 and 60 meters. nothing else intelligible.
0326z Male singing, African music
0330z Male announcer speaking
0331:30z Song
0333z Man talking.  Thought I heard a mention of shortwave
0334z song -

0335z Continued to monitor frequency hoping that the signal will fade up.  I hear talk and African Music.

0359z Male announcer spoke. I heard something about meter band.
0400z music Shazam says the song is Petroskoi by Mylitant.
0402z male announcer spoke, and then a new song
0404:30z Talk.  I heard "Artem's World of Music" at 0405:30z
0406:00z Song - Shazam says it is SomosCubanos - Los Van Van
0410z announcer spoke. Web address?  email address?
0411:30-Song that sounded Scottish or Irish.  Lots of white noise mixing.
0414:30-Song
0415:00-Closing - ID Artem's World of Music and email address
0416:00-Went live with ID and "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes.
0419:00- "Hotel California" by Eagles
0425:00- DJ talk I could pick up every other word.  Heard Email as radiotruenorth@gmail.com and ID
0426:45-song - Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mack.

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 0429 UTC by philcobill »
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 0313 UTC »
0311
Sounds like Euro electronic music. I like it.

Wide spectrum, I hear it from 6935 to 6945.
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 0315 UTC »
S5 in Kentucky, fair copy of electronic sounding music.
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 0327 UTC »
6940 khz AM 
3:25 utc excellent audio  with an  S9 - S9+10 signal
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 0335 UTC »
Rare night... can actually hear you. Signal is a little fluttery.

0415Z 35533 S7 ID "You are listening to Radio True North"
0415Z 35533 S7 Isaac Hayes "Shaft"
0418Z 35533 S7 Shoutout to Dr Benway
0418Z 35533 S7 The Eagles "Hotel California"
0426Z 35533 S7 ID
0426Z 35533 S7 Fleetwood Mac "Seven Wonders"
0433Z 35533 S7 ID
0433Z 35533 S7 Stevie Ray Vaughn "Voodoo Child"
0441Z 35533 S7 Santana Feat "Smooth"


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« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 0442 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 0338 UTC »
6940 in AM mode, from 0335 with a program of Latin Vocals (rumba and sumba dance lyrics)  a relay of a Latin with a ID at 0337 ..will try to get a positive ID of this relay  ...
nice signal with clear audio here into Central Alberta...always a great program from this free radio station !
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 0350 UTC »
At 0348utc just detect weak carrier in usb mode, didn't hear much of anything.
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 0353 UTC »
Radio True North, 6940am, 5-4-14, 35432

Lots of flutter on the signal, but about S7 on peaks. Audio level seems low to me.
0350z - melody sounds like "The Gambler", but not sure if the lyrics are matching up.

0351z - Artem's World of Music Show ID
0409z - Cuban salsa style music
0416z - RTN ID - Shaft theme
0430z - Hot Child In the City

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 0430 UTC by Zane »
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014, 0403 UTC »
Catching RTN here also with a fluttery S6-7 signal and good but alittle low audio talking about music from different cultures. ID at 0410 and 0415 with email adress. Thanks for the show RTN! :)
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 0420 UTC by oly1959 »

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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 0417 UTC »
Good signal into Chicago - Latin Rhythm - better copy in USB but an AM signal
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 0418 UTC »
0413 This is barely moving my meter but I can make out the music somewhat.
0415 Just caught Station ID w/ email address
0416 Sounds like the theme from "Shaft"
0419 The Eagles "Hotel California"

Had a hard time listening but my antenna setup isn't optimal (hope to upgrade things shortly).  Hard to hear above noise on AM. Hope to catch this again sometime and enjoy the music!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 0422 UTC by ute_johnny »
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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 0918 UTC »
SDR Catch. Good carrier, audio may be low? Hearing some audio, but its in the noise here.

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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 2031 UTC »
Caught, recorded, v. good signal. Thanks.

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Re: Radio True North 6940 AM 0307Z May 04, 2014
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 1201 UTC »
SDR recording catch. Started out fairly weak, but steadily improved over time.
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