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8.776MHz USB 1945-2015z.
« on: March 02, 2016, 2023 UTC »
Someone had already posted this a week or so back but it was moved and I cannot find it.  Around 1945z a female announcer appeared and it appears she is reading news, not Volmet, not maritime, continuous transmission which switched to a male announcer around 2000z.  No music, no station jingle, just continuous reading with no interruptions.

Transmission was terminated at 2015z, hard to understand what language through the noise here as it peaked 4X5 at best.  From what I could pick it sounds like Spanish from Latin America as I thought I heard "
Argentina" mentioned a couple of times but not positive.

Maybe this is a relay (akin to Armed Forces) to some outpost? Will keep an eye on this and hope to ident when signal is better, thunderstorm season here doesn't help with static levels a five.

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Re: 8.776MHz USB 1945-2015z.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 2104 UTC »
The signal was much better this morning, station opens at 1945z and closes around 2020z, female announcer until 2000z then a male announcer. 

Language is not Latino, sounds like Greek which indicates that this is Olympia Radio "SVA" in Greexe with maritime weather forecast in Greek language, not sure when/if there is an English version as SVA schedule just states "8MHz" and not exact frequency or scheduled air time.

Propagation path from here suggests Europe as it's just on my Grey Line.  Anyone else shed some light on this? 
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Re: 8.776MHz USB 1945-2015z.
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 0928 UTC »
Confirmed as Olympia Radio "SVA" in Greece, was near 10dB over nine the other morning and clearly heard some Greek words... 8)
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