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Author Topic: StationID 6543 AM 2345 UTC 01 Nov 2022 (Please use that format for subject)  (Read 3096 times)

Offline Ray Lalleu

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Please use that format for subject  :

1st : station name (or Unid), use 'Int.' for International,
you may add '(tent.) if the name is a real betting

2nd : frequency in kHz (rounded at the next kHz if well within +- 0.2 kHz from the kHz)
Rounded kHz are easier to read. Put the exact frequency with offset in the text if needed.

3rd : AM (or USB, or LSB...)

4th : UTC time in 24h HHMM format (then ' utc' or ' UTC')

5th : date (1 or 2 figures), month in 3 letters, year in 4 figures

That will be compatible with the format in the (North American) Shortwave forum.

Thanks for all to use that format, it's not perfect, but easy to read.

Remember : the subject can be edited later (particularly after a merging), so it's better to copy your tune-in time at the beginning of your text. Do so also with the exact frequency if you can get it. In the subject line, a rounded frequency is more legible, and also independent from minor drifting. Any frequency if well within 0.2 kHz offset is better to be rounded in the subject line, then the exact frequency is better at the first line of your report.

To newcomers :
You can modify your own postings. Don't post new replies just to add further details to your reports.
But post a new reply if you suspect a change of station, or after a break of some length.


« Last Edit: November 05, 2022, 2011 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
D/E/F/G/It/Sp : Dutch/English/French/German/Italian/Spanish
+/- : about 0.02 offset, ++/-- 0.03/0.04 offset
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Offline Ray Lalleu

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About "Radio" in the names of the stations
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022, 2354 UTC »
I try to copy the names of the stations just like they can be heard in full length on the air.
So I don't move the word "Radio" ahead or after the significant part, I don't remove it, I don't add it when it is not used by the station.
Copying the names as they can be heard (in full length !) is an help.

Some issues however :
- when the station itself changes the place of "Radio" in its ID
(sometimes between Dutch and English versions, or between ID and e-mail)
- when I have never heard the ID by myself

The same remarks apply to "Zender" or "Sender", etc...

D/E/F/G/It/Sp : Dutch/English/French/German/Italian/Spanish
+/- : about 0.02 offset, ++/-- 0.03/0.04 offset
Balanced wire antennas, wire lines and ATU

 

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