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Author Topic: 27631 FM SS Mary & Peter Church Arklow 0925 UTC 10 May 2018  (Read 520 times)

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mass // to their Webstream. O=2 in Austria

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Re: 27631 FM SS Mary & Peter Church Arklow 0925 UTC 10 May 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 1119 UTC »
Nice catch. It has been a few years since any Irish church stations have made it across the pond to my QTH.
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Re: 27631 FM SS Mary & Peter Church Arklow 0925 UTC 10 May 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 1217 UTC »
Hi Chris !

Yeah, itīs also difficult here. Sometimes signals popping up for a few minutes during Sporadic E-conditions, but nearly impossible to ID them. So looking forward to the next solar maximum, when there should be stable signals for hours in autumn again.

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Patrick
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Re: 27631 FM SS Mary & Peter Church Arklow 0925 UTC 10 May 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 1040 UTC »
Agreed with Chris.  I'd love to have some UK FM CB (and Community Audio Distribution Service / Wireless Public Address System) DX (church radio on 27 MHz) again.  If they're coming out of Ireland, then its Wireless Public Address System (WPAS), if they're coming out of the UK, its Community Audio Distribution Service (CADS). 

Ireland actually allows the use of the UK FM CB frequencies (27601.25 to 27991.25 in straight 10 kHz steps in FM mode and AM mode) plus an Ireland only bandplan 27605 to 27995 in straight 10 kHz steps (also in both FM and AM modes) for WPAS.  This is probably due to Churches getting their hands on export radios and using the de facto standard 10 kHz CB band plan instead of the offset UK FM CB frequencies for the 27.6 to 28 MHz range.  Then, of course, there's the usual 26965-27405 "mid band" legal CB band (which apparently is legal for CADS/church radio broadcasts in the UK but not legal for WPAS/church radio broadcasts in Ireland).

At some point I'll put together a frequency list for CADS and WPAS and include it as a sticky on the 10 meter/11 meter DX forum like I did with the pager/datalink frequecy list. 
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Re: 27631 FM SS Mary & Peter Church Arklow 0925 UTC 10 May 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 1102 UTC »
Hi !

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At some point I'll put together a frequency list for CADS and WPAS
My list is still available at:
http://udxf.nl/WPAS-List-February-2016.pdf

As said before, no reception here in the past 2 autumns, so last update is from Feb 2016.
Comments & corrections are welcome.

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Patrick
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Re: 27631 FM SS Mary & Peter Church Arklow 0925 UTC 10 May 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 2143 UTC »
That's quite an impressive list prldx, the best I've seen online actually.  I was talking about adding a list of the frequencies but there's no point when we have a resource like yours thank you for the link sir :D
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