We seek to understand and document all radio transmissions, legal and otherwise, as part of the radio listening hobby. We do not encourage any radio operations contrary to regulations. Always consult with the appropriate authorities if you have questions concerning what is permissable in your locale.

Author Topic: Pirate? 1670 AM 2258 UTC 31 Dec 2019  (Read 409 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

  • Administrator
  • Marconi Class DXer
  • *****
  • Posts: 28980
  • Westminster, MD USA
    • View Profile
    • Black Cat Systems
Pirate? 1670 AM 2258 UTC 31 Dec 2019
« on: January 01, 2020, 1633 UTC »
I noticed this carrier appear on 1670.004 at 2258 UTC using Carrier Sleuth, it went QRT 0637 UTC. I don't expect a licensed MW station to sign on or off at these times, so I suspect it was a pirate.

Using Carrier Sleuth to find a few times when the signal peaked, I listened to the SDR recording at these times using mySdrPlayback, which also displays the exact carrier frequency of the strongest station as you listen, updated each second. I did notice another station fade in at these times right on 1670.004 kHz, playing what I'd describe as current YL pop music.

Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
eQSLs appreciated! csmolinski@blackcatsystems.com
netSDR / AFE822x / AirSpy HF+ / KiwiSDR / 900 ft Horz skyloop / 500 ft NE beverage / 250 ft V Beam / 58 ft T2FD / 120 ft T2FD / 400 ft south beverage / 43m, 20m, 10m  dipoles / Crossed Parallel Loop / Discone in a tree