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Author Topic: The Luxembourg Effect. Ever heard it?  (Read 1232 times)

Offline ThaDood

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The Luxembourg Effect. Ever heard it?
« on: February 15, 2018, 1754 UTC »
     Anyone ever heard this?      http://wshu.org/post/luxembourg-effect#stream/0

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Re: The Luxembourg Effect. Ever heard it?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 0305 UTC »
Sure. It was proposed back in the 1930s. It even has its own Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxemburg%E2%80%93Gorky_effect

If you want to hear it in action live, go to the UTwente SDR and tune to 162, where Radio France  used to be (until Jan 1, 2017). They left the TX on (without normal voice modulation) because, in addition to Radio France programming, it was carrying the digital modulation of the national time signal and they didn't want to remove access to that by shutting down the TX completely. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allouis_longwave_transmitter

In any case, you can hear voice modulation underneath that is co-incident in time with another station (forget which one). While I guess that could be a spurious product in the SDR, it is marked as being the Luxembourg Effect on the SDR dial. (I assume others have heard it on other receivers to make it not just an artifact of the SDR.)
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