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Offline Zoidberg

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6160 Canada logged in Texas
« on: December 22, 2009, 1141 UTC »
12/22/09, 6160 AM, 1130 UTC
Presumably CKZN relay of CBN 640 kHz - St. Johns, Newfoundland
Best in LSB due to QRM from stronger station on 6165 AM.
At bottom of hour, 5:30 am local here in Texas, heard announcer say "...coming up on 7:30..." and "...here in the provinces..."  Heard several references to Canada, regional and local weather, traffic, usual news issues.  No clear ID as CBN 640, tho'.  Very weak signal, rarely above S1, with lots of fading to inaudible, but fairly easy to copy due to unusually low local noise - not much RFI here before dawn.
1200z: Faded to mostly unintelligible, but heard URL with "cbc.com" at top of hour.

If this is the relay station that uses only 1 kW, this may be a pretty fair catch down here in Texas with an indoor antenna, especially with the recent puny propagation.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2009, 1200 UTC by Lex »
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Re: 6160 Canada logged in Texas
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 1402 UTC »
1/3/10, 6160 AM, 1358-1400 UTC: Very weak signal with rapid fluttering fades, but interval jingle and several "Radio Canada International" ID's in male and female voices audible.  Actual program content at top of hour very difficult to copy here.
That li'l ol' DXer from Texas
Unpleasant Frequencies Crew
Al: Palstar R30C & various antennae
Snoopy: Sony ICF-2010
Roger: Magnavox D2935
(Off-air recordings.)