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Author Topic: Radio Free Mars, 6924 AM, 0128-0210+ 05-05-12  (Read 1302 times)

Offline clobdell

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Radio Free Mars, 6924 AM, 0128-0210+ 05-05-12
« on: June 05, 2012, 0144 UTC »
Talk, chatter by accented OM in EE, Heard Elton John's Benny & The Jets.  "Major Tom" David Bowie tune 0156.., followed by a news clip of a jury selection, then more Major Tom... fading up and down.
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Re: UNID 6925 AM, 0128- 05-05-12
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 0200 UTC »
0155z I can hear it here in NH, way down in the noise on 6924 am, only about S3 or so.  Some comments, "Major Tom".  Tough to pull out of the noise.
0202z Los Lonley Boys - "How Far is Heaven", still way down in the noise.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 0204 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: UNID 6924 AM, 0128- 05-05-12
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 1052 UTC »
Recorder catch:

6924 AM (rx on 6925 USB) SIO 322

Fair signal with fading - could only make out bits & pieces with being offtuned from tx freq.  If I had to guess by the music it sounds like Radio Free Mars.

01:27z sign on with
01:38z 'Bennie & The Jets' - Elton John
01:27z Off ?

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« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 1233 UTC by Sealord »
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Re: Radio Free Mars 6924 AM, 0128- 05-05-12
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 1222 UTC »
Very good signal, S9+10 at first, some peaks to s9+25 around 0201z.

Clear Radio Free Mars ID at 0206z.

Dead air at 0207. I noted the carrier frequency was around 6923.9 (with some drift) and this carrier stayed on the air until it went off at 0413z.
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Re: Radio Free Mars, 6924 AM, 0128-0210+ 05-05-12
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 2149 UTC »
RFM; In Chicago I saw this in the waterfall most of the time during the period noted in the posts above.  Was only able to get snatches of audio from time to time.

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