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Offline SW-J

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3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« on: January 22, 2009, 1918 UTC »
about 9 -10 PM CST local

A beep every second, sorta like CHU but in Spanish!

I think the 80M band may have been long last night ...

Update: Will post vid/aud of event later

o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 0951 UTC »
It comes from Ecuador running a killowatt. I'm not sure which town.

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Re: 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 1516 UTC »
From Wikipedia:

HD2IOA is the callsign of a time signal radio station operated by the Navy of Ecuador.[1] The station is located at Guayaquil, Ecuador and transmits in the in the HF band on 3810 and 7600 kHz.[2].

The transmission is in AM mode with only the lower sideband (part of the time H3E and the rest H2B/H2D) and consists of 1 kHz tone pulses repeated every second and voice announcements in Spanish.

While sometimes this station is described as defunct, reception reports of this station on 3810 kHz appear regularly at the Utility DX Forum
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Re: 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 2324 UTC »
That time signal on 3810 comes through fairly routinely here in Texas late at night, tho' not always very strongly.  Sometimes regional hamster chatter covers it up, but the carrier is usually audible.
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Re: 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 0458 UTC »
Same here Lex. About three hours after dark if the noise isn't too bad.


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Re: 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 0009 UTC »
That time signal on 3810 comes through fairly routinely here in Texas late at night, tho' not always very strongly.  Sometimes regional hamster chatter covers it up, but the carrier is usually audible.

What was noteworthy was how absolutely *strong* that transmission was and how weak the band was for normal on-continent traffic; 80 was anemic that night except for distant stations. I can't remember the last time I saw 80 M so weak yet this time signal station 3000 miles away transequatorial was coming in strong!
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 1643 UTC »
I caught it with a decent signal on a portable with a whip two nights ago well away from any windows. It would've been popping on radio with a real antenna.

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In July: Ecuadorian 3810 kHz LSB - Time station in Spanish 0445z
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 1015 UTC »
I caught it with a decent signal on a portable with a whip two nights ago well away from any windows. It would've been popping on radio with a real antenna.

The Date: July 30, 2010

The Time: 1013z or 5:13 AM local CDT l

The station: Hearing 3810 kHz time/frequency station this morning ... kinda unusual for this time of year?

Noticed it was present with the portable Degen 1103 earlier, and of course stronger using an 80 M dipole and the Icom ...
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 1017 UTC by SW-J »
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m