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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Dec Fri 15, 2017 2:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Dec Mon 25, 2017 4:18 am 
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4020 khz USB
Wolverine Radio 12/25/17 ut
216z Butterbeans and Susie/ papa ain't no Santa Claus
222z Johnny Moore's 3 Blazers/ merry Christmas Baby
224 Ella Fitzgerald/ baby it's cold outside
227 Mabel Scott/ boogie Woogie Santa Claus
232 The Who / Christmas remix Tommy
235 The Kinks/ father Christmas
240 Charles Brown/ merry Christmas Baby ( we got all our music on the radio)
244 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers/ Christmas all over again
250 4 Tops/ Christmas Delight
252 BB King / back door Santa
255 Lonnie Brooks/ all I want for Christmas
301 Shemekia Copeland/ stay a little longer Santa
304 The Click 5 / my girlfriend forgot me this Christmas
307 Aretha Franklin/ Christmas ain't Christmas w/o the one you love
310 echo Id, SSTV
312 off

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 3:58 pm 
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4015 khz USB 233ut 1/1/18
WDDR (drunken DJ Radio)

233 The Band / king harvest
240 B52s/ give me back my man
243 The Talking Heads/ psycho killer
248 SRV and Double Trouble/ tightrope
254 Stephen Stills / it doesn't matter
257 Steely Dan/ hey nineteen
303 AC DC / TNT
310 Red Hot Chilli Peppers / under the bridge
322 Jimi Hendrix/ little wing
341 Smashing Pumpkins / perfect
353_The Association/ along comes Mary
409 Leon Russell/ Stranger in a strange land
421 Joni Mitchell/ car on a hill
444 Pearl Jam / black
516 Jethro Tull/ cry you a song
543 Elvis Costello/ watching the detectives
549 Danny OKeefe/ Good time Charlie's got the blues
657 Bob Marley and the Wailers/ roots rock reggae
731 off
One of the best!

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Radio Illuminati / Dr Detroit eqsl Jan 21 6960 khz


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 3:58 am 
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I've always wanted to log a LW broadcast station. Tonight I succeeded.

I got 252 kHz Ireland radio. This was verified by opening up a
web browser to the web SDR in the Netherlands and comparing the sound.
They were broadcasting some sort of music. This was just after midnight GMT.

Very bad signal, overlaid by two big CW carriers which
I've removed from the attached recording.

Edit: I retract Ireland. I listened later to Enschede and heard two stations,
one spoken French. The Enschede legend says both IRE and ALG,
so maybe it was Algeria. Whatever it was, it was very strong in the Netherlands.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 5:17 am 
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The CW are ND beacons, they actually may be on adjacent freq .
http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
The Algerian one appeared in US logs around mid Jan.,but I've never had any luck
Very nice!

My device wouldn't open the file


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 3:49 pm 
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The file is a zipped mp3. This forum would not allow the mp3 itself as an attachment.
Unzip it.

On another topic ... I see dozens of obvious "data" stations on shortwave.
I've tried decoding many and for most I can't even tell what type they are.

I can decode the DGPS stations around 300 kHz, lots of low-power digital
ham stations (WSPR and others) and once decoded an RTTY station on 160m that
looked like it was an ARRL broadcast.

But I've never decoded any other RTTY station, ham or otherwise. I can find lots of
tables on the web that list frequencies of these things (RTTY and other)... and the only one I found
is WHO, which does not look like it transmits actual data. There are lots of signals
I get with high S/N but they don't decode and simply are not there on those lists.
Is there something better than Multipsk?
Is there a place that lists decodable signals that are actually there and listing the mode?
Are there FAX or SSTV signals I can find and decode?

Is the problem with the multiple what look like RTTY stations around 6 and 8 MHz
that I am decoding them but they are encrypted? I could list frequencies.

Other than "wrong mode" and/or "encryptation" is there something I'm totally
clueless about?


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 7:12 pm 
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I really don't know much about those although much of it in the areas you mentioned except ham are military, Stanag, FSK PSK,Link 11 I think is NATO , other militaries and who knows what else . The decodes are encrypted. Try in the designated ham bands. This SDR has the mode identifier tags on some. If you can find one active with a tag then you can get an idea.
http://n4tvc.zapto.org:8073
Someone else here may be able to tell you more

A few people have started logging DGPS , leaving the recorders on all night. Some may only appear for a short time
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/ind ... ,32.0.html

Wefax and the others are scheduled . Boston is good here day or night. The decode is going to be 1.9 khz below the listing.
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/inde ... nsmissions

I have Black Cat systems for I phone and it is sufficient and also the SSTV app that you just set it by the speaker. The auto mode such as Scottie1 doesn't work well , some of the time you will have to scroll through while it's running but it works once that's right. The PC version is the best though , I would recommend that route rather than tablet or phone.
I am about to order a multi app combo from them so I will post the results

SSTV can be found in the Ham Bands and of course very popular on Pirate radio.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 2:58 am 
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Earlier this evening I again heard Algeria, and heard the actual words naming the station.
As it faded out, the BBC on 198 faded in. I clearly heard the words BBC. They are now
talking about the environment (heard from Enschede) and I can hear a few distinguishable words.
This evening I'm using selected sideband and hear both of them ... the upper one at the moment
with only a very weak sideband of a co-frequency beacon's upper MCW sideband transmitting their code.
The BBC has started fading as I write. The carrier is still there and the beacon is off by 4.5 Hz.
I understand that the BBC carrier is still a frequency standard.

Its faded in again and I can hear phrases:
"Headquarters. How do you make your" "I've never been there. I used to live in London"

A snippet of music for a few seconds quite listenable.

Pretty good for 198 kHz.

The beacon has faded in and overwhelmed its carrier.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 4:47 am 
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Hearing LLW in Elizabeth City NC @252khz (254)


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Next for me to try should perhaps be those pirate broadcasts. I need
the time and frequency, and also instructions on how to get proper (color)
FAXs.

I got FAXs from a weather site last night, excellent quality. But I only
got text at the end correctly aligned with the page. I tried the synchro button
just before it. I came in in the middle of what looks like a map, but its all screwed up
both contrastwise and horizontal alignment wise. Thus help is needed.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 11:35 pm 
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At the beginning each of the USCG broadcasts there is a tone that starts the decode automatically on some devices. There will be several charts, a start tone for each. Don't be surprised if a single map takes 15 mins
The schedule for US is here http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/radiofax.htm

It sounds to me if it's grainy and a lot of contrast , you're not on freq. Should be a white clean background. While it's running adjust it 1.9 khz below he freq listed . Then fine tune until the map clears and has resolution. This is critical.
The split map is a problem on my device as well. I don't know how to fix that, some of the maps are quite large. Wasn't a problem because you still had 500 to 1000 mile view.


There have been numerous SSTV all afternoon @ 6930 usb 2/3.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 11:37 pm 
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On 2/12/18 I got a map from NMF Boston covering 30 to 70N x 50 to 10west @6340.5khz 1400z
showing Hurricane force winds near 50n 40w.
https://imgur.com/gallery/qrr1q
I was able to copy a text synopsis from New Orleans on 4317 kHz

Both 6340 and 4235 from NMF were jammed during230z

The size of the map copied by I phone is I believe more than 1000x1000 , however it printed about 1/2 of the paper size sent directly to the printer without doing anything other than pushing send


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 4:22 am 
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Tonight I tried my BC-453A military aircraft radio. (Its 190-540 kHz).

I was able to receive on it more or less everything I could on my Airspy
with a 4 kHz bandwidth and if the BFO on, it set in the middle,
as that's what the BC453 alignment sets it at. The airspy got much more
since it can use custom bandwidths down to 5 Hz.

But .. as I was trying to find Ireland and Algeria on 252 kHz (which did come
in very weakly) I noticed a voice on 254 reading weather forecasts for
aviation. This seems to be Batesville, IN, 170 miles away.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 7:47 pm 
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6930.1 khz USB 1750 UTC 2/17/18
WNBC relay

Strong signal with The Year 2525
1750 WNBC id
1808 CSNY /judy blue eyes
1812 EL Coyote restaurant Sunday Brunch
1815 Bob Dylan/ !ay lady lay
1818 Ad for 87+88 Chevy
1823 Wooly Bully oh no!
1835 Elton John honky cat
1838 Reagan speaking in News Segment " third quarter 1988" WNBC 66
1846 Neil Diamond / Kentucy woman
1849 Off during Voyager mini Van ad

S7 Very nice audio

Goes IR Satellite Image 2/17/18 from New Orleans
Showing Southern US , Mexico,Gulf of Mexico ,Central America, Cuba etc
This is not the complete image as discussed earlier.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 4:59 pm 
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I thought my Airspy/Spyverter was broken last night, the antenna noise was so low.
At 2.05 MHz the noise level was only 7 dB above the preamp floor! Normally its much higher.
After checking everything I tried my R390A and it was S-2 for the noise! I've never seen that before.
Eventually the high signal levels convinced me that in fact it was lowered noise, not
a bad antenna. This antenna has very low gain below 4 MHz however, as its 40
feet lying on the concrete of a parking lot, with my car as ground. Its the car ground
that makes the low noise, lower even than to a water pipe (as the latter is connected
to the apartment ground). At 10 MHz the noise was lower than usual, but still
far above the receiver noise. At 200 kHz the noise was so low that I had to
use a very low noise transistor preamp before either the Spyverter or BC-453!
Results below 420 kHz were spectacular, signals almost every kilohertz.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sun 25, 2018 5:43 am 
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Reception from the South has been excellent at times recently, XEPPM and Brazilians just above the Alex Jones show have been exceptional


6950/6960 khz USB
WDDR Drunken DJ Radio

Great signal with The Pretenders Message of love
222 David Bowie / ashes to ashes
228 Allman Bros Band/ ain't wasting time no more
230 Doors / Roadhouse blues
237 Rascals/ good lovin
240SSTV

241 Traffic/
246 Little Feat/ easy to slip
254 Manfred Mann/ mighty quinn
301 The Flamingos/ only have eyes for you
305 Beach Boys / good vjbrations
316 GNR / civil war
324 SRV/ sweet little thing
346 Jay and the Americans / come a little bit closer
403 SSTV
405 CCR / born on the bayou
415 Moved up to 6960
418 Cash/ Folsom prison blues
427 Natalie Merchant/ Carnival
433 SSTV /off
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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sun 25, 2018 8:34 pm 
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davep wrote:
Reception from the South has been excellent at times recently, XEPPM and Brazilians just above the Alex Jones show have been exceptional


6950/6960 khz USB
WDDR Drunken DJ Radio

Great signal with The Pretenders Message of love
222 David Bowie / ashes to ashes
228 Allman Bros Band/ ain't wasting time no more

S7


I heard those last night, very very weak, could not understand words but if
I were a pop music fan, I would have easily identified tunes from the music.
lets call it S1 or maybe S2 at times.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Feb Sun 25, 2018 10:40 pm 
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dtvmcdonald wrote:
davep wrote:
I heard those last night, very very weak, could not understand words but if
I were a pop music fan, I would have easily identified tunes from the music.
lets call it S1 or maybe S2 at times.


. That one has a big signal. Rock solid in western Canada, midwest, Cali, South and east and northeast. Props haven't been good though , normally drunken dj is 10 to 20db over here


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
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In the month since the last posts here, the LW broadcast signals from Europe and Algeria
have vanished ... now, nothing. I was just lucky to get them where they were around.


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