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Author Topic: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018  (Read 1122 times)

Offline IQ_imbalance

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UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 1230 UTC »
Oldies music.  Good copy at S4 above a S3 background...periodic fades w some QRN.

Thought I heard a pretty professional sounding ID/ segue but didn’t catch the ID.

Was wondering if it was intermod, but I've been able to pick it up on a few web SDRs as well....so if it's intermod, it's not just me.

1228: ID?
1228: Stevie wonder “superstition”
1302: Carrier still up, can't make out any audio
1422: Audio back. 
1425: EBS alert for the state of XX?  WTF? 
1432: station ID, something with "FM" in it (!?!?!)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 1434 UTC by rwfisheriv »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 1433 UTC »
Oldies music.  Good copy at S4 above a S3 background...periodic fades w some QRN.

Thought I heard a pretty professional sounding ID/ segue but didn’t catch the ID

1228: ID?
1228: Stevie wonder “superstition”
1302: Carrier still up, can't make out any audio
1422: Audio back. 
1425: EBS alert for the state of XX?  WTF?
good morning rwfisheriv.
this is a random daytime broadcast i sometimes do during the weekdays at 50 watts carrier.
i am currently relaying WXNZ-LP 98.1Mhz FM (i actually like this station alot).
the EAS you heard was an EAS test from their station which is located in Maine.
at 1228z, i had turned on the amp (500W carrier) for the song "Superstition" until the ending of the song, then it was turned off (50W carrier).
considering my location (anyone can do a TDoA and find out), this is actually pretty darn good for 50 watts AM to your location of Hatteras, NC especially during the daytime, that is actually amazing to me but i am also reaching Cleveland, Ohio at a steady S7-S9 so its no surprise.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 1445 UTC by TheRelayStation »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 1439 UTC »
Awesome....i was starting to wonder if it was a relay. 

Can barely pick you up at my temporary location (Hatteras, NC) with a 60ft circumference loop-on-deck, but you're there. S4 over a S3 background, Probably SIO 222 right now, with occasional 333.  Was having better luck with a webSDR out of Warrenton, VA. 
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 1446 UTC »
1446 Relay of an FM station id 98.1 in Maine , then into Be bop a lula
1450 Dueling Banjos

333
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 1911 UTC by Davep »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 1450 UTC »
1440 listening on USB mode. The signal is mostly in the noise floor. Sometimes just enough to hear some music deep in the noise. May need to run a little more power for week daytime conditions.
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 1713 UTC »
Your 50 watts is doing a pretty decent job, I have you at S8 here in NE Ohio with some slight fading at 1700 UTC. Thanks for the program!
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 2007 UTC »
on 6880,0
2002 utc, trace (weak carrier, no audio)
2047 music at threshold level
2145 still hard to hear, tweaking the ATU, 2151 "Mrs Robinson" reprise
2153 next, 2156 off
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 2157 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 2023 UTC »
Fading in and out this afternoon, but mostly inaudible.
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 1224 UTC 20 SEPT 2018
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 2057 UTC »
on 6880,0
2002 utc, trace (weak carrier, no audio)
2047 music at threshold level
that has got to be some receiver and antenna setup you have, id love to see photos one day.
checking the U-Twente SDR, i see the same thing, carrier traces and the occasional brief fade up with audio.
perhaps my horizontal dipole antenna is working better after the repair i did to it sunday & monday.
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