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Author Topic: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017  (Read 3971 times)

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[solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« on: March 04, 2017, 1404 UTC »
Here's an UNID I caught this morning at 1200 UTC, Spanish talk and romantic (?) music, and way off-frequency.  Heard on my south-west phased BOGs so maybe a Mexican station, but which one?  Faded out just after 1200 UTC TOH.  Hoping someone can translate the dialog to provide better clues:

710 kHz UNID SS 04MR17 1152 UTC.mp3
710 kHz UNID SS 04MR17 1156-1200 UTC.mp3

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« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 2243 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 2244 UTC »
IDed as XEDP in another group.
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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 0410 UTC »
Lol! That makes perfect sense. I tried for it last night. I could hear it decently to the south when it wasn't getting completely run over by 710.

My first thought on hearing them was "I don't know who they are but they love Ranchera music where ever it's coming from?" Then I saw your solved post, checked them out on google and saw "La Ranchera de Cauhutemoc XEDP " pop up at the top of the page and about cracked up.

Nice catch. You're a lot further north than and I am and I was using a loop And thanks for the laugh.

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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 0232 UTC »
I was really hoping for anything other than XEDP since it's a common one here during the morning.  The religious program from Ecuador threw me off, I'm used to hearing that Ranchera music you describe and I don't remember them being so far off-frequency.  Nice catch from your side too - hopefully it's a new one in your logbook.
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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 1152 UTC »
It is. I don't usually hear N.W. Mexican stations here. Most Mexican MW stuff I hear is either close to the Gulf or within a couple of hundred miles at most, with salt water props part of the way to help them along. Cuauhtemoc is a straight line over dirt, mountains, and rocks.

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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 1415 UTC »
Is there a good online resource listing Mexican AM stations, something as simple and easy to read as radio-locator.com? I ask because being in Colorado, it's difficult to distinguish American Spanish-language stations, which are all over this part of the country, from Mexican ones.
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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 0239 UTC »
Hey MDK2, I use mwlist.org for Mexican and other foreign station lookups.  For example, here's the output for 710 kHz for North America using their "Quick & Easy" link:

http://www.mwlist.org/mwlist_quick_and_easy.php?area=3&kHz=710

You'll see all the Mexican stations grouped together.

Even better, register for a free account at mwlist.org, and you'll get logging capability with better access into their station database with more search functionality.  For example, here's a look at 710 with all stations filtered out except those in Mexico, automatically sorted from closest to most distant from my location.  XEDP is highlighted yellow in the "LOG" column which tells me it's the only Mexican I've logged on 710 so far:



Being able to search for stations along an azimuth path is pretty valuable too when using directional antennas.  And this isn't just limited to MW stations, it's also good for LW beacons, SW broadcast stations, etc.
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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 0633 UTC »
Awesome. Thank you very much!  ;D
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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 1220 UTC »
My problem with the SS MW stations to the south has been trying to figure out who is coming from the Yucatan and what's coming from northern South America. The South Americans tend to come up in a big way after roughly midnight, but it's variable.

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Re: [solved] 709.87 UNID Spanish 1200 UTC 3/4/2017
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 1734 UTC »
Who doesn't love drunken circus music?!?
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