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Author Topic: WKYI Transmitter Spur 1730 FM 0329 UTC 6 FEB 2022  (Read 514 times)

Offline Kilokat7

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WKYI Transmitter Spur 1730 FM 0329 UTC 6 FEB 2022
« on: February 06, 2022, 0334 UTC »
Yes, you read that right - someone with music in FM on 1730-1731 kHz @ 0329 UTC.  S9 on peaks but still a difficult copy here with music and talk.  Unsure if this is some kind of harmonic or a pirate at this point.

0333 UTC: Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
0345 UTC: Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
0353 UTC: Talk and announcements but I can't get a clear copy to understand any of it.  Maybe this is a relay of a commercial station?
0354 UTC: John Mellencamp - Ain't That America
0401 UTC: More talk, but not intelligible here
0405 UTC: Sounds like top of the hour network news that I would typically hear on a commercial broadcast station.
0406 UTC: Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
0418 UTC: ZZ Top - La Grange

Mystery solved (to some extent).  Music and talk matches the webstream for AM 1600 (& FM 94.1) WKYI:  https://www.my941fm.com/

Unsure if this a relay or some kind of oddball harmonic or mixing product at the transmitter.  It's being heard by DXers in Ontario and South Carolina and is not local to my receiver.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2022, 1500 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: UNID 1730 FM 0329 UTC 6 FEB 2022
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2022, 0426 UTC »
Also at Burnt River ON, and reports suggest even Carolinas...
1733-34 seems best here in PURE AM MODE. Everything from Bon Jovi to Bryan Adams to Patsy Cline. Possible 94-1 or 104-1 ID. Also Fox News. Very bad modulation on AM, and teletype-like gibberish on USB/LSB. Could be someone spinning to multiple FM stations. - saul

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Re: UNID 1730 FM 0329 UTC 6 FEB 2022
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 1241 UTC »
I think it's still there at local sunrise. I can't access the 94.1/1600 WKYI stream in Canada, but I'd imagine it's the same station ... Saul @ Burnt River ON

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Re: UNID 1730 FM 0329 UTC 6 FEB 2022
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2022, 1500 UTC »
This is a transmitter spur. I have been fooled by it also, check some previous logs here  :)
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Re: WKYI Transmitter Spur 1730 FM 0329 UTC 6 FEB 2022
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2022, 1708 UTC »
I was wondering about the possibility when I noted it this morning. Am curious why I just get squeaky-like noises is the U/L sidebands? And why 1733'ish? I've already logged the actual 1600 in Eminence KY, but not recently and it's actual DX as opposed to even a moderately semi-regular here north of Toronto. Now that I recognize those squeaky-like sounds on the sidebands around 1733, I can safely say I've noticed it for awhile - just never bothered to check AM or even this site. Figured it was just QRM.

 

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