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Offline Erik Mattson

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Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« on: December 29, 2021, 1900 UTC »
Just caught Radio Exterior Espaņa's for the first time. Quite pleasant, really. (Could just be sinus meds.)
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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 1344 UTC »
Hey ETM,

To me nothing ever  beat  the Radio Japan interval (actually transmitted from Japan) sliding  down from  the North pole.

When I was a kid R. Japan was some of the longest and most exotic Dx I could get .

Even now on Youtube play back, it  still gives me a bit of  nostalgic chills.

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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 1703 UTC »
I'm Canadian Eh --- so, RCI. All kidding aside, below is an excellent reference for interval signals.

The classic Radio Romania International interval signal is still very distinctive and continues to be heard.

Interval Signals Online
http://www.intervalsignals.net/

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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 1832 UTC »
Probably my favorites:

The bellbird of RNZ: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/birds-on-morning-report/audio/2584672/radio-new-zealand-international's-bellbird

The former Swiss Radio International musicbox sounding IS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-8hINt4Mi4

The former ROI Austria waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WBaSF_5Cug

BBC Bow Bells still used:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV3nu8_578c
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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 0526 UTC »
One of my top favorites is from Radio Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D-sY2BQd0U

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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 0040 UTC »
Mine was always Radio RSA's interval signal with the mellow acoustic guitar and bokmakerie bird. Always sounded cool, especially during the late afternoons when I was usually hearing the station's signal.

Radio Australia's kookaburra and piccolo rich theme music at the top of each hour was always cool to hear, as I tuned them in nightly for several years.
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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2022, 1538 UTC »
Hearing what I'm pretty sure was Pandemic Radio (thanks Chuck54!) last night (6 Jan 2022) reminded me how cool and sorta haunting the Lincolnshire Poacher's interval signal was/is.
I've never caught the real LP (does it still exist?) but that's got to be one of the creepy-coolest.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 0230 UTC by ErikMattson »
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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2022, 1108 UTC »
The info is readily available online these days, but the voice announcements on WWV(/H) like the geophysical alerts and space weather forecasts are neat to hear IMO.
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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2022, 1411 UTC »
Hey Erik,

I heard the Poacher back in the stone  age. The calliope  music kind of  reminded me of a   circus that would have  evil clowns .

Headphones  off , head under pillow  :) .

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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 1555 UTC »
Radio Deutsche Welle.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2022, 0224 UTC »
Radio South Africa, I loved the birds .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvgkN--GgqM
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Re: Favorite SWBC Interval Signal?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2022, 0303 UTC »
Another vote for Radio RSA.
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