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Author Topic: M08a 8135 khz LSB CW 2300UTC May 22 2018 Arnie C rides again :-)  (Read 435 times)

Offline ka1iic

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Are you ready for this one?  No? Well here it is anyway.  :-)

I was all set and ready for a M08a CW thingie but something seems to have gone wrong... (he said)
There was no CW but a nasty noise and very low in the background I heard... yep, you guessed it, HM01...  Too low in modulation to get the call up but no matter.

Let's call this an Arnie C. nightmare...  So typical (he said).  I recorded the whole thing just for a giggle but unfortunately this happens so often that the silliness is lost...

the sign off of this FUBAR was at 0009 UTC.

Just needed to let you all know about how I wasted a whole hour.... grrrrrr....

p.s. Arnie please read the operators manual OK?  Things might go better next time :-P

73
V.G.W.
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Update report May 23 2018

Checked for M08a today at 1350 UTC to 1430 UTC on 8097 khz LSB and nothing was heard... could be propagation but checking the propagation reports if it was there I should have heard it.  Perhaps A.C. noticed something was amiss and is working hard to get the transmitter on-line again. :-) Let's all sing a chorus of "Too Much Tequila"

:-)

73 V.G.W.


« Last Edit: May 23, 2018, 1443 UTC by ka1iic »
73 Vince
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Just to confirm, you heard the data being sent, right? It wasn't just voice?
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Yep... Just the voice no data and the modulation was very weak with a weird noise on the signal.

I have checked for a broadcast 3 times since and have heard nothing... Perhaps due to propagation, frequency and/or sked changes etc etc...

Perhaps Ary B. might have more up to date info???

tnx
V.G.W.
73 Vince
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Nice. What you actually copied was a rare appearance of V02, which is known to transmit occasionally in place of M08a. Great catch!
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Sorry for the late reply, Vince. You copied indeed V02a which doesn't send too often these days. It pops up instead of M08a transmissions every now and then

73, Ary

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Thanks to both Ary and MDK2 for your replies.

Kinda sorta a rare one?  <heh> good thing I recorded the entire broadcast with audio and video of my SDR screen as it was happening...  I seldom have such luck... :-)

tnx agn folks...
73 Vince
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