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Author Topic: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z  (Read 8020 times)

Offline n8hensley

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UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« on: March 28, 2012, 0333 UTC »
Having a hard time hearing it due to interference from Nashville, but pretty sure it's pirate. A mix of songs.

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 0350 UTC »
Odd, that's a protected frequency and is also used by military.

If it's a pirate, he's asking for trouble :o

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 0400 UTC »
Interesting. It might not be exactly 3223kHz. As I said, there's a ton of interference, so I might have to tune a little downstream to hear the broadcast. I'm also not 100% sure it's pirate; as my profile says, I'm a newb.  At any rate, there was a possible station ID at 0351, but I couldn't really hear it.

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 1932 UTC »
It does seem an odd choice for a North American pirate. However, Europirates often use the 3 MHz band.
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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 2055 UTC »
It seems to me a Latin American broadcaster used that frequency in the past? As we're just past the equinox,it could be enhanced props due to that factor making them audible here.

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 2202 UTC »
Curiouser and curiouser...
Maybe this will help: I first heard the signal hidden underneath WWCR, which was on 3215 kHz at the time. I narrowed the bandwidth on my receiver (which is about all I can do on my basic setup), tuned it around 3223 kHZ, and heard a blues song playing. I assumed it was a normal broadcast station, but knew it wasn't WWCR, and assumed it wasn't North Korea, which broadcasts at 3220 at the same time. After the blues song was some pop song I had never heard before, followed by a punk song. This is when I started to suspect pirate. Then there was a rap-rock song, then a Crystal Method song.
As I stated above, there might have been a station ID around 0351 UTC, but I couldn't hear it.
After that, a movie started. I mean like a whole movie, like the broadcaster just decided to leave the mic next to his tv. I couldn't figure out what the movie was; it sounded like an extremely crappy B-Movie. This lasted till 0510 UTC, when I called it quits. The movie was still playing.

I wonder if it was someone close by just farting around? Did nobody else hear this signal?

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 2313 UTC »
It's on right now!
2310z

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 2318 UTC »
I have what sounds like a PSK UTE at 2317 UTC. Not hearing any music or audio atm, but I will keep listening.
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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 0018 UTC »
Not hearing anything here on 3223.  The closest thing I've got is a carrier on 3219.6. Very weak modulation and storms in my area.
I occasionally hear bits of music.  I assumed it was HCJB, but can't tell for sure.
I'm hearing Voice of Guyana with a decent signal on 3290, so this is probably HCJB on 3219.6
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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 0041 UTC »
Here's what I'm hearing today:
Move your feet--Junior Senior
The Reflex--Duran Duran
[unknown song]
Thriller--Michael Jackson
[some film score or something, with a lot of French horns]
Clocks--Coldplay
Immigrant Song--Led Zep
Golden Years--D. Bowie
Wonderful Night and Right Here, Right Now--Fatboy Slim
[two songs I don't recognize]
Serial Thrilla--Prodigy

Since I can listen to this for more than an hour without hearing an ID, and because no one else is picking this up, I feel like I might be wasting everyone's time here. I'll let everyone know if I find out anything new. Till then...

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 0052 UTC »
This frequency was used many years ago by Radio Swaziland. I have no listing of any stations on 3223 kHz  on my EiBI  or NASWA listings so maybe it is a private or a spur from someone elses transmitter. Hope you ID this one.
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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 0102 UTC »
FWIW, I do have a carrier with occas scraps of mx here.  Something with a big thumpy beat at 0055.  Just obliterated by 3215 s/on.

Just a thought; what's on 1610 your area?
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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 0110 UTC »
I hear two things going on at 1610, neither of which I can account for, and neither of which is the same as the 3223 signal.
My area is close to your area. I'm in Chicago (Pilsen).

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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 0124 UTC »
Pleasure to talk, n8!  Always nice to eliminate harmonics, and I see what you mean on 1610.

Your never wasting time; people whose curiosity is piqued are going to join in and play CSI.  The fact that you heard such a distinctive set of music certainly seems to indicate that there is something there; nobody seems to know exactly what yet.  Time will tell.
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Re: UNID 3223 kHz ~0320z
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 0147 UTC »
Welcome to the board, n8. Thanks for the heads up on this one. It will be interesting to see if they make another broadcast this weekend.
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