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Offline MDK2

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WJHR now on 15550 USB
« on: August 21, 2019, 1938 UTC »
I don't know when this change took place, or if it's even official, but I first noticed the odd 1.5 kW USB SWBC station from Florida at this frequency instead of 15555 last week. I wondered for a second if that was a mistake, then forgot about it as I kept tuning. But it's there now, and I assume it has been for a while. (I couldn't find the database at the FCC for shortwave stations.)

Sounds best at 15549.97, just like the old frequency sounded better if you tuned a bit under the nominal value.
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Re: WJHR now on 15550 USB
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 2111 UTC »
There was a warc move to get hfbc to all ssb mode by a certain date that I presume is long past. Odd how so few have moved to ssb even if due the energy savings.
Then again most listeners to hfbc are using a portable sw set with simple diode rectification and can't copy ssb, or if they can it'd be tedious to have to bfo tune every bcast.
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Re: WJHR now on 15550 USB
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 1310 UTC »
There was a warc move to get hfbc to all ssb mode by a certain date that I presume is long past. Odd how so few have moved to ssb even if due the energy savings.
Then again most listeners to hfbc are using a portable sw set with simple diode rectification and can't copy ssb, or if they can it'd be tedious to have to bfo tune every bcast.

Exactly.  Even though SSB-capable portable shortwave receivers are cheaper now than they were 10 years ago, I imagine that most listeners in 2nd/3rd world countries are using basic AM mode only receivers (or AM/FM/SW portable radios) for shortwave reception. 
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Re: WJHR now on 15550 USB
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 1640 UTC »
I don't know when this change took place, or if it's even official, but I first noticed the odd 1.5 kW USB SWBC station from Florida at this frequency instead of 15555 last week. I wondered for a second if that was a mistake, then forgot about it as I kept tuning. But it's there now, and I assume it has been for a while. (I couldn't find the database at the FCC for shortwave stations.)

Sounds best at 15549.97, just like the old frequency sounded better if you tuned a bit under the nominal value.

3-2-2-3-2 Here in Southeastern WI. USB . Male religious sermonizing @ 1633 with increase to 3-4-3-4-3 by 1640 UTC  TX:  Milton, Florida   (if you ever get there, golf THE MOORS) targeting N. America.  50 KW
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 2348 UTC by East Troy Don »
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Re: WJHR now on 15550 USB
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 2213 UTC »
3-2-2-3-2 Here in Southeastern WI. USB . Male religious sermonizing @ 1633 with increase to 3-4-3-4-3 by 1640 UTC  TX:  Milton, Florida   (if you ever get there, golf THE MOORS) targeting N. America.  50 KW

We found out definitively that this station is tx'ing at no more than 1.5 kW a while back, thanks to Glenn Hauser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1u2lzZmZKA&t=5s
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Re: WJHR now on 15550 USB
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 2322 UTC »
How about that !?  - makes the  843 mile SINPO even sweeter.    Nice post, Thanks.

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