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Author Topic: UNID 1620 AM 1900 UTC 16 May 2021  (Read 1694 times)

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UNID 1620 AM 1900 UTC 16 May 2021
« on: May 17, 2021, 1110 UTC »
Hey All.

5/16/21 ,1900 UTC, 1620 Khz (?), GE Super Radio I , Basic Select -A -Tenna (no jack)   tried for grins, but mostly not needed. QTH park across the street from my  (NOISY !!!) apt. Just 150 ft makes a HUGE difference, electrically much more  quiet there !

Some  loud Goth / very heavy screaming guitar ,  but also some really  soft stuff ( ex : a cover of   "Scarborough Fair" by a female singer).  Young/ Caucasian sounding announcer. At times full QSB ( in blasting full daylight) , so maybe a"short" NVIS skywave (??) at less than 200 mi (??). Who knows, could be "closer".  But rains/ with  occasional lightning began to approach  , so without a good ID I abandoned the "Dxpedition" (Hi).

I just bought this radio, so not sure how high it tops out, gotta run a sig gen  check when I get a chance . But it definitely  does have some "head room" - CHRN 1610 was an easy catch the night  before  ( up against local flame thrower WUNR on 1600) and it still  squeaked a bit higher than them. I think I had a TINY bit of play above the pirate as well, so I am going with 1620.Some say SR-1's top at 1630, but again , gotta check.

Web address sounded something like heardonradio.com (??) but it was no  good on Google.

WEDG ? Unsure of probability.

K
« Last Edit: May 31, 2021, 1322 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: 1620 New Pirate
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 1606 UTC »
Nice catch!

I suspect WEDG is a "not quite legal" part 15 station, so I don't think it gets out more than dozen or two miles, at best.
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Re: 1620 New Pirate
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 1951 UTC »
Hey Chris.

What type of music does WEDG play- anything like I described ?

If approximate it’s QTH can be given that would be helpful.

If that QTH info is “not available”, that’s fine as well. Just narrowing things down to see if it there is even a remote chance it was  WEDG.

K
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Re: 1620 New Pirate
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 1956 UTC »
It plays mostly 60s-80s music, sometimes some 50s & Sinatra.  We don't like to give out pirate stations QTHs here, but take my guess on the range, and my QTH, and well.. you know  :)

There's *lots* of pirate station out there, even on MW, so my guess is you are hearing something local.
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Re: 1620 New Pirate
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 0931 UTC »
Hey Chris,

Completely understood, OK on all.

K
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Re: 1620 New Pirate
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2021, 1814 UTC »
I think maybe The Valley 1620 AM from Ligonier PA maybe from the heardonradio remark is similar to https://www.ligonierradio.com which that low power Part 15 station uses and in the past has been known to boast power at times.   
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Re: UNID 1620 AM 02:00UTC, 6/1/2021.
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2021, 0725 UTC »
On drive to work, heard battling with that 1620 from Cuba classic Top 40 Hits, like Leo Sayer, Janis Japlin, Beattles, Hot Butter, etc. Much fade, but was dominant over Cuba most of the time. decent audio as well. Not around 06:00UTC.
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Re: UNID 1620 AM 1900 UTC 16 May 2021
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2021, 1442 UTC »
Hey All,

 6/27/21 1400 UTC .I logged the same Haitian station  described  in my earlier  post.

Quite good  car radio  at South Boston, MA/ seaside , very gradually degraded as I traveled toward my home QTH.

When we got close,it completely went  away.

K
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