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Author Topic: Suggestions for IDing SOH, as opposed to CNR1 jamming  (Read 1079 times)

Offline Ron - Calif.

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Suggestions for IDing SOH, as opposed to CNR1 jamming
« on: November 16, 2020, 2240 UTC »

Here are a few suggestions for ways to confirm if a station is Sound of Hope or CNR1 jamming.

1) One positive way is to listen at the top-of-the-hour. CNR1 programming always has time pips, while SOH
never has any.

2) Find a known CNR1 frequency, that is to say a non-jamming frequency (such as 6125 kHz.), then check to
find if it is // to the station in question.

3) SOH is a religious station, so has a more refined format. At ToH usually has news and then a lot of monologues.
Rather rare to hear music. While the CNR1 format is fairly contemporary; many short segments; often with music;
in general has a much more upbeat format than SOH.

4) After many years of listening to SOH, I find their audio slightly muffled; not a lot, just enough to be noticeable,
especially when compared to the crisp audio of CNR1.

5) It is not uncommon for SOH to be slightly off frequency; while CNR1 is on the exact frequency (xx.00).

6) Finally, if the station in question has fair to good reception, it almost certainly is CNR1 jamming. SOH stations
use rather low power, hence fair-good reception would be extremely rare.

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Re: Suggestions for IDing SOH, as opposed to CNR1 jamming
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 0001 UTC »
In addition to these excellent suggestions, one may also check the livestream of Sound of Hope assuming that the reception is taking place when one has access to an internet connection. I imagine that the stream and the broadcast are not in sync but given the different nature of these stations' programming it probably won't take long to tell if you have a match or not.

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