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Author Topic: WBCQ 4790 AM 0208 UTC 13 Feb 2022  (Read 622 times)

Offline swl22

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WBCQ 4790 AM 0208 UTC 13 Feb 2022
« on: February 13, 2022, 0210 UTC »
Playing heavy metal, weak signal to west Florida. Could not get identification. Anyone else got this?
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Re: Pirate radio on 4790 at 208 UTC
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2022, 0212 UTC »
That's probably WBCQ and they're a licensed station.
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Re: Pirate radio on 4790 at 208 UTC
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2022, 0214 UTC »
Playing heavy metal, weak signal to west Florida. Could not get identification. Anyone else got this?

Hi.  Consider changing the Subject to "UNID 4790 AM 0208 UTC 13 February 2022", per the format guidelines.  (if mode is not AM, replace with LSB/USB).  Doing so helps our moderators collate this information at the end of the year and present a nice report.

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It's likely WBCQ.  Here's a helpful link for identifying shortwave stations:  https://www.short-wave.info/index.php
« Last Edit: February 13, 2022, 0217 UTC by bandarr3000 »

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Re:WBCQ 4790 AM at 0208 UTC Feb 13 2022
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2022, 0214 UTC »
0213 music ? Not the usual signal from WBCQ tonight .
« Last Edit: February 13, 2022, 0228 UTC by hsmith77 »
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Re: Pirate radio on 4790 at 208 UTC
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2022, 0217 UTC »
Likely WBCQ.

SINPO=22322, with QRM from an adjacent station.

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Re: Pirate radio on 4790 at 208 UTC
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2022, 0223 UTC »

This is definitely WBCQ's testing of 4790.   https://swling.com/blog/2022/02/wbcq-4790-hkz-testing-update/
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