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Author Topic: Union City Radio 6930/6960/6965 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016  (Read 2096 times)

Offline Skipmuck

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0204 UTC Hearing some weak music. Signal is at threshold, but definitely some kind of music(sounded almost like a music box but not sure about that...the T-storm static is making for tough copy)
0207 UTC Not hearing anything now....hmmm
0211 UTC Something still there but too buried in the noise....thanks whoever you are!

Thanks refmo!
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 0343 UTC by JoeFLIPS »
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Re: UNID 6930 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 0211 UTC »
Started out with AM, but was not getting audio here.  Switched to USB and hearing music down in the noise.
Most of the audio seems to be up around 2khz, not much if any bottom end (if I am tuned correctly).
0215 - still there, but can't make out the tune.

0240 - 6960 - hearing music but the audio quality makes it difficult to id the songs.  Now into siren type sound.
0304 - moved to 6965 to avoid peskie QRM.  still hearing weak music but can't id the songs.
0338 - finally able to make out a song.  "One of Us" by Joan Osbourne
0356 - a bit of "Piano Man".  S2 to S3 with S5 static crashes.  Then into "Russians" by Sting.

According to the chatroom, this is Union City Radio.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 0357 UTC by refmo »
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Re: UNID 6930 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 0222 UTC »
0217: Off the air. Could hear the music but was not moving my S meter at all. Unable to I.D. any of the songs that were played unfortunately.

He is trying 6960 AM/USB now

0240: Cyndi Lauper "Money Changes Everything"

0250: Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 0252 UTC by PirateSWL »
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Re: UNID 6930 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 0224 UTC »
I heard a little bit of this for a little while, just enough to know something was there.

Per chat, UCR will try 6960 USB at 0230z.

0230 Back on at 6960 USB. About as faint now as it was before, maybe a little stronger.
0245 Finally got enough of a signal to fine tune the BFO and recognize Led Zeppelin's "Going to California"
0303 Frequency change, now on 6965 USB
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 0304 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: UNID 6930 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 0308 UTC »
0308- very weak signal playing music on 6965 USB
0311- unid rock music
0319- air raid siren sound effects then back to rock music
0333- unid rock music
0337- "What If God Was One Of Us" Joan Osborne
0359- rock tune OM vocals
0408- song with heavy rock guitar
0420- unid rock music
0421- "Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac, some S2 peaks now
0427- off.

 Thanks for the show!  8) Thanks to refmo for the ID per chat room. Wonder if this is the same UCR as the old pirate from back in the 80s or 90s??
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 0428 UTC by JoeFLIPS »

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Re: UNID 6930/6960/6965 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 0323 UTC »
Hearing it very faintly @0321z here

Masked in the noise, so far even Noise Reduction can't fully recover it...
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Re: UNID 6930/6960/6965 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 0334 UTC »
Once I got the beam pointed the right way the signal was about S7 or so here in the Mojave Desert.

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Re: Union City Radio 6930/6960/6965 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 1853 UTC »
0205 Quite weak here on the SDR recording, but audible.
0216 Off?
0230 Now on 6960.
0303 Switched to 6965.
0427 Off.
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Re: Union City Radio 6930/6960/6965 USB 0204 UTC August 28, 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2016, 1901 UTC »
  Tnx for listening and your comments, sorry for the poor audio... that's all there was, next time better! What you heard was 25 watts, laptop audio into a rotatable 43m dipole. If you want a QSL card, send your postal mail address to unioncityradio@gmail.com See ya, UCR.

 


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