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Author Topic: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016  (Read 1586 times)

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UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« on: December 26, 2016, 0302 UTC »
No idea what/who this is coming into Sea Girt, NJ.  Seems like Spanish music....good amount of interference, coming in around S5.  Little help?
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Re: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 0719 UTC »
That could be a legit MW station making it across the Atlantic from Spain or the Canary Islands. They're spaced every 9 khz. over there and it seems to me there is one around that frequency.

Do any of you guys have a fairly recent copy of the WRTH to help Matt out with this one? Mine is ancient and seems to have the ability to  appear and disappear at will. It was here in the shack last week, but it's nowhere to be found now.

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Re: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 0740 UTC »
I have the latest WRTH, and for 1566 kHz (the closest frequency to this) for Europe, Middle East and Africa, we have the following broadcasters:

TWR Africa, Parakou (Benin) - 100 kW
BBC Somerset, Taunton (UK) - 0.6 kW
Premier Christian Radio, Guildford (UK) - 0.8 kW
Vahon Hindustani Radio, Den Haag (Netherlands) - 1 kW
Radio Iran, Bam (Iran) - 50 kW

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Re: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 0800 UTC »
That was quick! It could be Benin in Spanish intended for one of the former Spanish possessions in N.W. Africa and West Central Africa, especially since it's TWR and they do use MW in multiple languages as an international medium.

However, a few years back there were number of Spanish MW pirates running large amounts of power before a govt. crackdown. I wonder if they're back at it?

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Re: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 1545 UTC »
That was quick! It could be Benin in Spanish intended for one of the former Spanish possessions in N.W. Africa and West Central Africa, especially since it's TWR and they do use MW in multiple languages as an international medium.

However, a few years back there were number of Spanish MW pirates running large amounts of power before a govt. crackdown. I wonder if they're back at it?

I happened to be up very late last night ('twas around 12:40 local time when I posted this, and I ended up staying up nearly til 3:00 - but I got to hear Radio Australia sign on to 9580, a first, and probably the only time that's going to happen) and have my brand spanking new WRTH right here in the listening station. (It's too modest to call what I have a shack just yet.)
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Re: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 0233 UTC »
TWRs transmitters (1566 & 1170):
https://twrafrica.org/index.php/listen/our-broadcasts-technical-info/265-meduimwave

If you hear them again, they have an Internet stream that you can compare against.

However, according to their Monday sked, they don't start until 0320 UTC.
https://twrafrica.org/index.php/component/schedules/?task=days.weekdays&dow=1&tx=3
https://twrafrica.org/index.php/component/schedules/?view=mediumwave1566&Itemid=444



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Re: UNID 1567.42 khz 0300 GMT 26 Dec 2016
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 0714 UTC »
Well that eliminates them. I wonder if the Spanish Pirates are back to battling with the current incarnation of the Inquisition?