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Author Topic: 1752 KHz Valentia Radio (Ireland) & 1743 KHz Stornoway Coastguard (UK)  (Read 1833 times)

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Both received early this morning for the first time this season.  Modes are USB for these:

Valentia Radio was the stronger of the two, but only came on with one navigational warning and was off after about 40 seconds - typical and often hard to catch because of this unless you park it on their frequency and wait during their scheduled time slot (see below).  Thick Irish accented operator.  This was received during the 0633-0648z scheduled window.

Stornoway was weaker but lasted a good ten minutes or so.  Tough to make out most of the report given, but clearly English accented operator and it fits their schedule.  This one was received during the 0710-0725z scheduled window.

Per EIBI, here are the broadcast windows for Valentia Radio & Stornoway Coastguard:

kHz           Time(UTC) Days  ITU Station                Lang. Target   Remarks
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1743          0710-0725       G   Stornoway Coastguard Wx  E   WEu         st
1743          1910-1925       G   Stornoway Coastguard Wx  E   WEu         st

1752          0233-0248       IRL Valentia Radio Wx        E   WEu
1752          0633-0648       IRL Valentia Radio Wx        E   WEu
1752          1033-1048       IRL Valentia Radio Wx        E   WEu
1752          1433-1448       IRL Valentia Radio Wx        E   WEu
1752          1833-1848       IRL Valentia Radio Wx        E   WEu
1752          2233-2248       IRL Valentia Radio Wx        E   WEu

EIBI lists several others, and here too, but these are the only two I've been able to ID here between 1710-1800 KHz.
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Thanks for the tips Kilokat.
I tried for these and was able to catch Stornway with a very weak signal, nothing from Valentia yet.

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Able to catch Valentia last night, along with a weak signal on 1785 kHz which I presume is Farsund, Norway
Now listening on an Afedri SDR with a 450 ft Sky Loop
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Nice going!
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