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Author Topic: Possible SOH / RFA 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14  (Read 2395 times)

Offline Rockpicker

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Possible SOH / RFA 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14
« on: December 08, 2014, 0136 UTC »
6970 khz AM   Carrier is 30 dBM above the noise floor here but the audio is too weak to make an ID here

Not getting any better here - can tell it is mostly talking.

Huh, This would be my first Clandestine if I could get an ID - I hope this does not attract Chinese or N Korean jamming to this band!

Interesting ByteBORG - Listed as  Radio Free Asia  .1kw from Taiwan  .. or SOH relay of same?

« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 0310 UTC by Rockpicker »
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Re: UNID 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 0137 UTC »
I am pretty sure this is a Chinese clandestine, possibly Sound of Hope?
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Re: UNID 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 0141 UTC »
Weak on the west coast...maybe S3 on the FT-2000. Sounds Korean or some other Oriental language. Sound of Hope would be a good bet. Definitely not a pirate though.

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Re: UNID 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 0200 UTC »
0145z I am hearing it pretty well at s5-6
0200z Time pips /off

Interesting, it does sound Chinese or Korean, my suspicions are in that order...
« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 0247 UTC by Rafman »
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Re: UNID 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 0201 UTC »
0154 - Only a carrier here, with occasional unintelligible speech
          No jamming.
0159 - Time pips marking the hour.

Have logged this before.

SHORT-WAVE.info and AOKI lists this as Chinese language with 0.1 kilowatts,
although that is very, very suspect, if not downright impossible.

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Re: Possible SOH / RFA 6970 khz AM 1:30 utc 12-8-14
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 1304 UTC »
Yes, 0.1 MW seems much more likely :-)

I've had both 6870 and 6970 on my overnight SDR recordings for the last few weeks, generally a few hours before sunrise here, which is when there would be a nice dark path to China.
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