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Author Topic: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012  (Read 2024 times)

Offline Kilokat7

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X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« on: September 04, 2012, 0050 UTC »
Signing on it sounds like right now at 0049 UTC, wide audio and tripping the pilot stereo light - C-QUAM stereo!  Static horrible for me right now though making reception difficult :(

0050 UTC: "X-FM is now on the air"

Stereo audio recording from 0102-0138 UTC @ 20 KHz wide:

6940 khz X-FM C-QUAM STEREO 0102-0138 UTC 04SE12.mp3
« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 0246 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 0054 UTC »
Tough copy here, too, but I have snippets of the B-52's "Roam" coming through at 0053z. High natural static plus some local plasma-y junk.
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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 0058 UTC »
I switched from my IC-7410 with an 80m dipole to station B, which is a TS-590 with a 40m dipole and copy is much better now. Live ID at 0057z. Really nice audio.
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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 0103 UTC »
0100Z 35433 S7 ID
0102Z 35433 S7 SoDiRa is sync'd and audio sounding great.
0107Z 35423 S5 Dave Gahan "Kingdom"
0108Z 35423 S5 ID. Gave email.
0114Z 35423 S5 ID
0114Z 35423 S5 Incubus "Dig"
0119Z 25422 S5 ID. Signal fading a little. Shoutouts. DJ Redhat.
0122Z 25422 S5 The Who "Eminence Front"
0128Z 25422 S3 Devo "Working In The Coal Mine"
0131Z 25422 S3 ID
0131Z 25422 S3 The Prodigy "Smack My B***h Up"
0137Z 25422 S4 ID
0138Z 25422 S3 White Rabbits "Temporary"
0145Z 25422 S3 ID
0145Z 25422 S3 Loverbody "Working for the Weekend."
0148Z 35423 S5 ID
0148Z 35423 S5 Versaemerge "Paint It Black"
0152Z 35423 S4 ID, shoutouts, email addr.
0153Z 35423 S4 Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells"
0157Z 25422 S3 Jan Hammer "Crockett's Theme"
0201Z 25422 S3 Kasabian "Re-wired"
0205Z 25423 S4 ID
0206Z 35423 S4 Morning Parade "Headlights"   --- Note: Haven't heard much (if any) stereo separation. Unsure if its my settings. Will check that after the broadcast as recording the I/Q data and don't want to mess that up while screwing around.
0209Z 35423 S5 Kansas "Carry On Wayward Son"    THANKS!
0214Z 35423 S4 ID. DJ Redhat was talking on the phone with Mr. Bill.
0217Z 35423 S4 King Crimson "Three of a Perfect Pair"
0222Z 35423 S4 The Wallflowers "One Headlight"
0227Z 35423 S5 ID.
(0227Z 35423 S6 Also sounding great on a National NC-183D with a 100' wire & a NC-173 with a 75' wire)
0228Z 45424 S7 Deadmau5 Feat, Chris James "The Veldt"  -- Signal is up and now hearing some separation.
0238Z 25422 S3 Motorcycle "As The Rush Comes"
0246Z 25422 S3 ID
0246Z 35423 S4 Camper Van Beethoven "Pictures of Matchstick Man"
0250Z 35424 S5 ID
0250Z 35424 S5 Meat Puppets "Backwater"
0254Z 45424 S6 Lenny Kravitz "Where Are We Runnin'?"
0256Z 45424 S6 ID
0256Z 45424 S6 The Smithereens "A Girl Like You"
0301Z 45424 S6 ID
0301Z 35423 S5 Delphic "Doubt"
0305Z 25422 S2 ID
0310Z 25422 S2 ID
0312Z 25422 S2 Sarah McLachlan "Sweet Surrender"
0318Z 35423 S4 Deftones "Passenger"
0321Z 25422 S2 Signing off.
0325Z 25422 S2 Snow Patrol "Shut Your Eyes"
0328Z 25422 S2 ID
0328Z Off air.



Signal has been up & down all night. When its strong, it sounds very good with bw set to 15 kHz. Most of the time the signal strength was mediocre to decent with a fair amt of noise.

Thanks for a fantastic show including the great C-QUAM transmission.



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« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 0341 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 0131 UTC »
Just Dialed in 6940Khz  AM mode...10db/s9  super audio into Colorado foothills.
ic 756 end fed wire antenna.

Keep up the good work GF
« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 0133 UTC by Greenfroggy »

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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 0200 UTC »

Stereo rig is down, but sounding great here in mono.  S9+10 here, but heavy storm noise.

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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 0309 UTC »
Currently S8 +\-
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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 0523 UTC »
I had this signal too, SIO 232 into southern Wisconsin, though through no fault of the op's.  Conditions are a mess tonight; everything above 7mHz is wasted! 

Tuned in to Delphic, caught some of what the op said including reference to the HF Underground, then the Sarah McLachlan track - good song!  I heard mention of sending reception reports after the song was over, the fact that it was late for requests, and something about sending JFarley a power supply?  XD  Couldn't get the e-mail address or a positive ID in all the staticy mess; thank goodness for the forums. 

Thanks X-FM! 
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Re: X-FM 6940 AM Stereo 0049 UTC 9/4/2012
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 1216 UTC »
SDR recording catch. Carrier up around 0042z, audio started at 0044z. "This is XFM, please stand by"

Fair copy until a big peak around 0105z when it went up to S9.

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