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Author Topic: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018  (Read 1156 times)

Offline Ct Yankee

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Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« on: June 07, 2018, 1917 UTC »
Sorry about the lag time in this posting, I was sans computer - just had pen and paper..  This was from the beach at Meigs Point, Hammonasett State Park (Long Island Sound), Madison, Connecticut.  I had the PL-880 with its accompanying wire. I did not know many of the songs/artists.  Thanks for program, fine way to spend a couple of hours in between doctor appointments!  8)

1533z unid music OM singer - fair reception
1539z OM lead singer, guitar (Dave Matthews?)
1543z Phil Collins song
1552z Long Instrumental intro to OM singer
1556z "I'll Melt With You" Modern English.   EXCELLENT RECEPTION
1600z "Roxanne" Police.     WIRE NO LONGER NEEDED, SOUNDS LIKE LOCAL AM
1603z "Beautiful Day" U2
1611z "Tom's Dinner" Suzanne Vega
1623z Barely hearing music, RECEPTION TO FLOOR WIRE NEEDED
1633z "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
1643z Music at floor - some boy band?
1646-1715z Music just above floor, off at 1715?

« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 1933 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 1918 UTC »
1818 SIO 222, not bad for 100 to 300 mW !

The signal faded out

2128 But now I am hearing some (very faint) music again.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 2128 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 1927 UTC »
As of 1926z, I'm just seeing a carrier on the waterfall and can barely hear music on a sdr in Virginia.

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Re: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 2149 UTC »
Sorry about the lag time in this posting, I was sans computer - just had pen and paper..  This was from the beach at Meigs Point, Hammonasett State Park (Long Island Sound), Madison, Connecticut.  I had the PL-880 with its accompanying wire. I did not know many of the songs/artists.  Thanks for program, fine way to spend a couple of hours in between doctor appointments!  8)

1533z unid music OM singer - fair reception
1539z OM lead singer, guitar (Dave Matthews?)
1543z Phil Collins song
1552z Long Instrumental intro to OM singer
1556z "I'll Melt With You" Modern English.   EXCELLENT RECEPTION
1600z "Roxanne" Police.     WIRE NO LONGER NEEDED, SOUNDS LIKE LOCAL AM
1603z "Beautiful Day" U2
1611z "Tom's Dinner" Suzanne Vega
1623z Barely hearing music, RECEPTION TO FLOOR WIRE NEEDED
1633z "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
1643z Music at floor - some boy band?
1646-1715z Music just above floor, off at 1715?
damn, pretty damn good catch for the power levels i was operating at.
prior to 1615z, i was at 500mW
at 1615z i was at just under 1KW until 1617z (the last 2 minutes of "Toms Diner" 1615z-1617z) where i then brought it down to less than 500mW, i figure somewhere between 100mW and 300mW is likely where its at.
i actually have to connect a small telescopic antenna on my RSP2 just to receive it decently enough in my own premises lol.
propagation is amazing isnt it ?
ill be leaving this on throughout the evening and night and for the remainder of the week until either friday evening or saturday if i have any shows to relay - if no shows to play, i may just play a few tunes for a bit.
thanks for the logs and magnificent catches all of you especially Ct Yankee using a PL-880 with a wire antenna on the beach ;)
you all have way better receivers than i do but then again, my transmitting dipole doesnt seem to work too well for receiving when i am in "listening mode".
PS - if any OP wants to use the 6880Khz frequency, please go right ahead and use it even while i am transmitting, i dont mind at all as my broadcast is just QRP propagation gauging measurements for everyone interested.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 2154 UTC by TheRelayStation »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 2302 UTC »
2301z Reception in and out, OM talking "Free Range Data Analysis"
2303z Maybe music coming through every so often
2309z Hard Rock song
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 2309 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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QTH:  Durham, Connecticut (rural setting, 15 miles north of Long Island Sound)
qsl please to:  jamcanner@comcast.net  (Thank you)

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Re: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 1224 UTC »
Noted briefly on the SDR recording around 0350 with an SIO 222 signal for a few minutes, before fading out.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 am 1533 UTC 7 June 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 1805 UTC »
Thanks for the mostly 80s show, never enough 80s piracy.
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