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Author Topic: Unid Time Station - 10 MHz  (Read 151 times)

Offline NJQA

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Unid Time Station - 10 MHz
« on: November 19, 2018, 2204 UTC »
I am hearing a station on 10 MHz, under WWV, at 2153Z.  There are voice announcements every 10 seconds, with a beep between the announcements.  After the last announcement, there is a double (or perhaps a triple beep because WWV has their own beep which could mask the last one) to mark the new minute and the cycle continues.

I don't recognize the language -- maybe French, but I am not sure.  I think they are announcing the time.

Any idea on which time station this may be?  I know BPM China, and time stations in Brazil and Argentina are also on 10 MHz.  I have not heard an ID.

Steve

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Re: Unid Time Station - 10 MHz
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 2342 UTC »
Brazil's OBSERVATORIO NACIONAL identifies every 10 seconds, and Portuguese can sound a bit like French, so I'd say that that's the one.
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Re: Unid Time Station - 10 MHz
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 0057 UTC »
Thanks!  I've heard this station multiple times this week.

Not many time stations left on HF -- some of the ones I heard decades ago (VNG, JJY, etc) have left HF completely.  I hope WWV doesn't join that sad list.

Steve