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Author Topic: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018  (Read 809 times)

Offline curious george

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UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« on: December 22, 2018, 2230 UTC »
Tuned in while "Hand Jive" was in progress, sounds like George Thorogood.  S6 in NY but the modulation is very weak unfortunately.  Song by Van Morrison at 2231 UTC.  Signal starting to fade out at 2236 UTC.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 2236 UTC by curious george »

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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 2231 UTC »
2231 Mostly just a carrier here.
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 2233 UTC »
2231 UTC Fading in and out of the noise here to threshold
2232 UTC "Glad Tidings"-Van Morrison
2234 UTC "Just Between You and Me"-April Wine
(Signal is peaking at S5 with deep fades into the noise...excellent audio at peaks!)
2238 UTC Faded out or OFF?
2240 UTC "Life In A Northern Town"-Dream Academy per Shazam

I have a rather sparse recording amidst the noise if the op wants to hear it. Not the best reception but some fair peaks. My email is below....
« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 2250 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 2234 UTC »
2234 - April Wine "Just Between You and Me" S7 with fades.  Good audio.
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 2237 UTC »
Weak here - 222

2234 - Just Between You and Me / April Wine
2237 - gone
2239 - Life In A Northern Town / The Dream Academy (now at my noise level)
2242 - Castles Made of Sand / Jimi Hendrix
2244 - gone again
2245 - Down On The Corner / CCR (technical difficulties noted)
2247 - om talking but much too weak to understand

After repeated playback I can only make out "...that concludes testing..."

« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 2304 UTC by aurora »
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 2237 UTC »
Very good reception

2235 "Just between you and me" April Wine
2238 Off?
2240 Back - The Dream Academy "Life in a Northern Town"
2246 CCR "Down on the Corner" OM almost sounds like Timtron

Could this be programming leading up to a WBCQ broadcast?  It is their frequency shortly.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 2247 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 2238 UTC »
on 5130,1
2236 very weak music here

Are you sure it's not WBCQ ?
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 0018 UTC »
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2018DEC23 0015UTC

5130.44 kHz AM, UNID, drifting frequency, music, readable, fading, -95dBm average
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 0711 UTC by Exo »
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 0039 UTC »
I tend to doubt that the station testing on 5130.1 AM was WBCQ. WBCQ has been using 5130.4ish for a quite some time with a sign-on time of 0000 UTC. As the posting by EXO shows, WBCQ is still on 5130.4ish and as scheduled. Also, being in the skip zone of Monticello, Maine I have difficulty hearing them on 5130.4, whereas I was getting a weak and fadey signal on 5130.1 with audio that did not match the audio I get from WBCQ. I suppose they could have been testing.....off the beaten path of their schedule and OFF-frequency 0000 UTC broadcast! Oh well.....unless somebody claims the 5130.1 broadcast, then I guess we can put that one in the shortwave mystery box......
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 1239 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2018, 1458 UTC »
It's hard to tell with that bunch at WBCQ.

The original vid for that Dream Academy song was shot in a friend's hometown. It has more lesbians per capita than any town in the former EU. I asked him what it was like, he said, "You didn't get a lot of dates."

The second version of the vid was shot about thirty miles to the west in and around Manchester and is the version most people have seen.

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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 0215 UTC »
Hearing this station S3 with fades @ 0207z  12/24  playing novelty tunes such as such as  Nellie the Nudist Queen according to Shazam.
There is a DJ that reviewed the songs and gave call letters but as usual during a fade. Possibly he did say WBCQ

219 I'm my own Grandpa / Lonzo and Oscar    a song about incestuous relationships
249 Woodie Brothers/ like likker better than me  according to Shazam with a total of 43 shazams including mine
255 Smokey Wood/ keep on truckin'  total of 94 Shazams
258 Lil McClintock / don't think I'm Santa    127 Shazams
202 "worst song of the week" per DJ - Joe Tex/ you said a bad word
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 1021 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 0357 UTC »
i am quite confident that this is WBCQ operating at low power.
not sure how much power but i suspect less than 1KW.
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 2044 UTC »
The Relay Station wrote:

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I am quite confident that this is WBCQ operating at low power.
not sure how much power but i suspect less than 1KW.

You're correct on both counts. Timtron was onsite at Monticello and was testing one of the backup BC-610 transmitters from about 2100 to 0000. He didn't have the equipment to accurately measure power but it was no more than a couple of hundred watts.

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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 2057 UTC »
Thank you very much for clearing up the mystery on 5130.1 cosmikdebris! Another UNID gets a name!  8)
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Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2018, 2109 UTC »
I had a feeling it was Timtron. I've heard him do stuff like this for years when testing.