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Author Topic: Radio Free Mars 6924.8 AM 0255 18 October 2020  (Read 103 times)

Offline Markokpik

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Radio Free Mars 6924.8 AM 0255 18 October 2020
« on: October 18, 2020, 0259 UTC »
"Benny and the jets," few words from old time announcer, "Rocket man,"

S4 and noisy.

Probably the same broadcaster as was on 6872 a few minutes ago.

0302  Lots of blasts from OTHR here.   Another announcement - can't tell what from the QRM into "Benny and the jets."  pulling the plug.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 1350 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: UnIdentified 6924.8 AM 0255 18 October 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 0334 UTC »
Pretty decent S7 signal

0330z - Los Lonely Boys - Heaven
Op came in and spoke. Very gravelly and diifficult to make out. An ID was in there. Radio something.
0333z - Carrier still up, but no audio.
0343z - off

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« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 0343 UTC by Zane »
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Re: Radio Free Mars 6924.8 AM 0255 18 October 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 1252 UTC »
SDR recording catch. Lots of QSB, SIO varied between 111 and 444.

0250 Signed on, weak carrier
0253 Traces of audio
0256 Brief fade up to hear "RocketMan"
0300 "Benny And The Jets"
0303 Parody news bit
0307 Sounds like another Elton John song
0316 "Space Oddity"
0330 Sounded like a Radio Free Mars ID
0343 Off
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 1403 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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