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Author Topic: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016  (Read 5455 times)

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UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« on: July 31, 2016, 0228 UTC »
0226Z 15331 In & out of the noise level, but can hear an OM talking. Radio is set to USB to avoid splatter from 1700. Can hear 1710's carrier.
0243Z 15331 Signal fading up & down. At times just a bit over the noise level, but still can't make out what they're saying, but it is stronger. Thought I heard music a little bit ago, but only a song or two. Its been mostly talk.





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« Last Edit: July 31, 2016, 0245 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 0553 UTC »
It's possible you heard W807 out of Chicago. That station runs both political talk and music. I know late last year it was reported this station was off-air. But his FB page indicates he is back on from what I've read.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 1544 UTC by BDM »
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 1347 UTC »
I was kind of thinking it was them, but never was able to hear enough of anything to ID it or even make a good guess.

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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 1822 UTC »
I currently have the MW loop out of service, but can readily see the carrier with either the Wellbrook or the whip; no audio though.

Next time I am driving through his area I will take a listen on the car radio and report here.
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 1755 UTC »
That sounds like something I hear occasionally there. Chicago would make sense as it would be off the backside of the loop when I'm pointing it SE to try to hear AM pirates in S. Florida.

BTW, last night wasn't bad on the MW band for mid-summer. Very quiet here for this time of year. Early October conditions.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 1816 UTC by Pigmeat »

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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 0137 UTC »
That sounds like something I hear occasionally there. Chicago would make sense as it would be off the backside of the loop when I'm pointing it SE to try to hear AM pirates in S. Florida.

South Florida AM pirates?  What are you hearing?!
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 2342 UTC »
Nothing yet, lol. I see different ones cited on the FCC site for violations in the x-band, especially on 1710 so I occasionally give them a try.

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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 0022 UTC »
Here in Springfield, MA, we have the Springfield Armory Historic site TIS running 24/7. During the darkness hours I can usually hear the Hudson County TIS under the Springfield Armory TIS. Over the weekend I was hearing some songs played mixing with an OM talking. I thought it might have been the Hudson County TIS, but not entirely certain, as I don't recall the Hudson County TIS playing songs a couple years back before the Springfield Armory TIS started broadcasting.
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2016, 0522 UTC »
I'm hoping this winter brings some MW/1710 activity back
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2016, 1355 UTC »
Has anyone regularly monitored 1720 for activity? With all the TIS activity on 1710 now, I wonder if 1720 would have a better chance?

Also, anyone mind if I move this thread over to the new MW Free Radio board?
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2016, 1402 UTC »
Yes but nothing heard 1720, and it is clean. The TIS activity I'm aware of from the east coast, has been fairly weak and with Celestial gone, 1710 at least for me has been fairly clear.
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2016, 1625 UTC »
For the fun of it, I took a waterfall recording centered on 1710 from late this morning until just after local Noon (1600z). You can see seven carriers close to 1710, there are several weaker ones, including two at the extreme edges, which are still only around 70 or 80 Hz offset. There's also a squiggly signal. No idea how many of these are actual stations of some sort, vs RFI. I assume most are stations. I'll try to run it again as we get closer to dark, and see how it changes.

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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016, 2117 UTC »
I just remembered one problem with 1710... WRCR 1700 in NY spews IBOC onto it, at least the upper carrier.

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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2016, 0057 UTC »
I just remembered one problem with 1710... WRCR 1700 in NY spews IBOC onto it, at least the upper carrier.


Prior to WRCR, one could use USB on 1710 to dodge adjacent splatter caused from the stations on 1700 and the channel was DX'able (from this location anyway).  As Chris mentioned however, to avoid the IBOC hiss, LSB works better now for 1710 but you have the splatter problem again.  It would seem that 1710 in the Eastern half of the US is fairly useless now for our purposes, but I bet the channel is fairly quiet as you move towards the Western US.  Of course moving up to 1720 gets away from all the garbage, but then you've alienated the crowd of AM listeners that you're probably trying to target anyway as most aren't listening with HF rigs and huge antennas.  Despite all of this, I still continue to keep tabs on 1710/1720 when I'm dialing around the bands.

If this board picks up momentum then I think it might be a good idea to post a sticky here with an up to date list of known active "around the clock" stations on 1710 (pirate or TIS).
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Re: UNID 1710 kHz AM 0226 UTC Aug 1, 2016
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2016, 0129 UTC »
Good idea Kilo ;)
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