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Author Topic: UNID 1710 AM 2350 UTC 6 Feb 2018  (Read 1091 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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UNID 1710 AM 2350 UTC 6 Feb 2018
« on: February 06, 2018, 2357 UTC »
I am hearing this station again, strong enough this time to ID a song! 
2352 Eagles "What Do I Do With My Heart".
Still QRM from the TIS station(s).
2356 Now the "Green Hornet Theme"
0002 Neil Diamond "Stones"
0005 "You Only Live Twice"

I decided to let the netSDR / sky loop antenna record 1710 instead of 43m last night, to see how much more of this station I could hear, some songs ID'd with Shazam, so they could be iffy, plus there could be another station in there:

0042 Oliva Newton John "Let Me Be There"
0044 Country song?
0047 Johnny Mathis "Wonderful! Wonderful!"
0052 The New Seekers "Look What They've Done To My Song Ma"
0055 Jose Feliciano "High Heel Sneakers"
0057 Jewel "Standing Still"
0106 Donna Summer "Macarthur Park"
0109 Elvis "Don't Be Cruel"
0112 "Wiggle Wobble"
0114 Conway Twitty "Hello Darlin"
0117 Colbie Caillat "Realize"
0121 Howard Jones "No One Is To Blame"
0125 "Heart Of Gold"
0128 "Little Bit O' Soul"
0130 "As Time Goes By"
0133 "Ahab The Arab"
0148 "How Do You Do It?"
0150 "Nobody But Me"
0203 "Bittersweet"
0210 "Cinnamon Girl"
0217 "It Might Be You"
0221 "Baby, I'm Yours"
0223 "Sara"
0227 "Freaky Behavior"
0234 QRT I think.

It was difficult due to the fading, but it seems like it was on 1710.009, vs 1710.002 for the Hudson County TIS.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 1527 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: UNID 1710 AM 2350 UTC 6 Feb 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 1527 UTC »
I ran the SDR recording files through Carrier Sleuth ( http://blackcatsystems.com/software/medium_wave_carrier_display_app.html ) and produced this high resolution waterfall of 1710 kHz.

The pirate is the carrier around 1710.009 that goes QRT around 0234z. The carrier around 1710.0025 is the Hudson County TIS. I think one of the carriers is another TIS in PA, I heard a mention of an address in PA at one point. Probably KID-761, Bedford, PA, the Flight 93 Memorial.

Look at all the other carriers on 1710! One is probably the Springfield MA TIS (Maybe Skipmuck could determine the exact carrier frequency and we can ID it), others may be pirates? I am not sure how many other TIS stations are authorized on 1710.

It's very interesting how there is another carrier around 1709.995 kHz that went QRT the same time as the pirate. It is weaker, and does not have the same wiggles as the pirate carrier, so I do not think it is a locally produced image. I am not sure what it is, or if the sign off time is coincidental.

« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 2338 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: UNID 1710 AM 2350 UTC 6 Feb 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 2340 UTC »
I re-ran the hi-re waterfall with Carrier Sleuth, you can see the tight cluster of carriers, which were visible previously, and two others, one at 1710.040 with an interesting pattern, and one just below 1710.060.

Actually this is 1600 kHz, see my reply further down for 1710 kHz. But this one is still interesting. Lots of station carriers!

« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 1240 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: UNID 1710 AM 2350 UTC 6 Feb 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 2030 UTC »
What's funny is the NJ TIS is the only one that shows up on the FCC's website when you search for licenses on 1710 in the entire country, the PA and MA stations are not showing up.
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Re: UNID 1710 AM 2350 UTC 6 Feb 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 1515 UTC »
I just realized I posted the waterfall for 1600, not 1710. Here is the correct one:

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