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by KPC850
06 Jun 2017 17:18
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: E Skip 04/06/2017
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: E Skip 04/06/2017

as well as the 'soup' in the regular band, Sunday morning 4/6/2017 around 11AM was getting what I presume Radio Studio-X on the out-of-band 87.3MHz The song 'living in a box' 'from 'Living In A Box' was playing - wasn't able to listen for long to try definitely ID the station. (maybe they might come...
by KPC850
26 May 2017 09:52
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: high voltage powerline signaling in LW
Replies: 2
Views: 176

high voltage powerline signaling in LW

I notice 220kV power lines near me (county Cork, Ireland) have a signalling telemetry constant carrier on 215.68 kHz. This results in a low pitch tone of 320Hz on RMC 216kHz noticeable for a good few miles from the powerline . there are other carriers in/above the LW band from nearby (a few miles aw...
by KPC850
15 May 2017 09:33
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1680kHz signal
Replies: 1
Views: 103

1680kHz signal

I am hearing this type (or similar) data transmission ( STANAG ?) on 1680kHz in 'X-band' at nighttime: http://www.sigidwiki.com/images/7/7e/STANAG4285_TFC.mp3 Anyone know where its transmitted from? I presume military origin (it is of course a familiar sound on various HF frequencies) PS: ferrite ro...
by KPC850
14 May 2017 16:21
Forum: Receivers
Topic: RBRX Encore rebroadcast receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: RBRX Encore rebroadcast receiver

Sometimes on 87.5 there is a very weak iTrip on, usually playing what sounds like Turkish music. I noticed it was on yesterday evening, as it was quite clearly audible on the Encore, peaking in an ESE direction. When I tried the Sony XDR-F1HD on the same signal, it couldn't receive it at all. The E...
by KPC850
02 May 2017 21:39
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Wanted: FMLIST Ireland editor
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Wanted: FMLIST Ireland editor

Another recent Newstalk frequency move: (from 107.4 to 106.0) : http://www.newstalk.com/Are-you-in-Clonmel-town-Time-to-move-the-dial- "From Monday, March 13th, the frequency of Newstalk will change from to 106fm in Clonmel town. Whether you’re listening to the radio at home or in the office, you wi...
by KPC850
26 Apr 2017 12:16
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: RTE 252kHz planned outage Thurs 27 April for several hours
Replies: 0
Views: 132

RTE 252kHz planned outage Thurs 27 April for several hours

RTE's 252 LW is due to be off the air tomorrow Thursday 27 April for several hours from around 09:30

https://twitter.com/2rnNMC/status/856060044772823040

so daytime Algeria will be in the clear on 252
by KPC850
26 Apr 2017 10:14
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1650 carrier + tone
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: 1650 carrier + tone

Tried around 12:30 AM this morning, no sign of it or anything on 1650 at all. In the AM 'X-band' area I received music on 1625kHZ and 1636kHz AM (I presume from Netherlands) as well as data on 1680. This with a Grundig YB400 on its own (not using any external antenna)
by KPC850
25 Apr 2017 14:16
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1650 carrier + tone
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: 1650 carrier + tone

No sign of it in daylight (when tried Saturday) Yes it seemed to have got weaker and weaker with me since I posted above. Last night I gave one try and I couldn't hear it. Switching on BFO, I could tell there was a very weak carrier on 1650 but that could have been something else. (In comparison a d...
by KPC850
21 Apr 2017 08:33
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 1650 carrier + tone
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: 1650 carrier + tone

heard it for the first time last night 1650kHz AM after reading your post. The tone was not continuous, there was a pause of the tone every 10+ or so seconds. There was significant fading up and down in signal strength over several minutes It is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJJcwOHxKNE and...
by KPC850
20 Apr 2017 09:46
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: NDB (Beacon) on 1102kHz , probably off south coast of Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 109

NDB (Beacon) on 1102kHz , probably off south coast of Ireland

Yesterday (Wednesday) shortly after noon (near cork ireland) discovered weak off-tune sounding AM morse code on 1098kHz car radio (9kHz steps only) Checked another receiver and found this to be at exactly 1102kHz It was transmitting -.- -. Which is letters KN over and over Went off approx 3PM but se...
by KPC850
07 Apr 2017 09:20
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Ireland tropo 05/04/17
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Ireland tropo 05/04/17

There are more Newstalk transmitters currently on 107.8 than just the 3 that is on FM List

Can you rule out 107.8 from Kilduff in the midlands (also home to RTE R1 on 90.2 as well as stations on 94.7, 103.9) ?

BTW Klub 87.5 is currently off air for several weeks now
by KPC850
06 Apr 2017 18:23
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Ireland tropo 05/04/17
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Ireland tropo 05/04/17

Andrew, how could you tell it was from Cork, Newstalk have multiple transmitters on 107.8
by KPC850
02 Apr 2017 18:04
Forum: EMC (Interference) Issues
Topic: Streetlight interference?
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Streetlight interference?

I have pulled these things apart in the past and they have only the most rudimentary single-transistor oscillator to generate the 3.3V needed for the white LEDs. They seem usually to run at below 100kHz, but that would give 'odd' harmonics every 200kHz or so. I'd be rather surprised if the harmonic...
by KPC850
13 Mar 2017 21:55
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1395 - Or thereabouts !
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: 1395 - Or thereabouts !

Internet station GCR, or Garden County Radio (Garden County = County Wicklow) from Ireland has been heard being relayed on 1395 during the past couple of weekends

http://www.gardencountyradio.com/
by KPC850
08 Mar 2017 20:39
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 252 (RTE) planned outage (cancelled)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

252 (RTE) planned outage (cancelled)

(post regarding outage that was cancelled)
by KPC850
07 Mar 2017 09:25
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Wanted: FMLIST Ireland editor
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Wanted: FMLIST Ireland editor

Here is a change that has to be made to FMLIST: Last week the frequency for this site has been changed from 107.0 to 106.4 107.000 Corran Mountain CO en Newstalk 106-108 m 0.250 D v 402 08w30/52n07 NEWSTALK 2206 http://www.newstalk.com/Are-you-in-Nagles-Time-to-move-the-dial- Also lowercase letters ...
by KPC850
06 Mar 2017 19:41
Forum: News
Topic: RTE 252 going qrt?
Replies: 26
Views: 6290

Re: RTE 252 going qrt?

Has RTE in any way replied to the calls to move the LW frequency (at least temporarily) up to the disused 261kHz, as 252 is nowadays severely affected by Algeria at night in southern areas of Ireland, not to mind areas of Britain... Even if its days are numbered, it would be worthwhile for the remai...
by KPC850
28 Feb 2017 09:11
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1395 - Or thereabouts !
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: 1395 - Or thereabouts !

Brookman Spark wrote:
18 Feb 2017 20:44
8Radio Dublin is getting a relay on 1395 this evening. Same as last Saturday.
Another station, a Dublin community station DSfm 93.9 was being relayed on 1395kHz by them some weeks ago too, I recall hearing this myself on the evening of the 6th of January.
by KPC850
18 Feb 2017 13:56
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1395 - Or thereabouts !
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: 1395 - Or thereabouts !

Couldn't listen very long but approaching midnight last night 1395 on car radio I heard a beeep (pause) beeep (pause) beeep etc on top of the occupant playing music on 1395 ? Anyone have an explanation? someone repeatedly transmitting the letter T in morse ?? Didn't listen long enough to know what t...
by KPC850
16 Feb 2017 11:47
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Wanted: FMLIST Ireland editor
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Wanted: FMLIST Ireland editor

Well here's a new entry for Ireland to go in FMlist:

There's a new TX for semi-national religious station Spirit FM on 90.3MHz for the town of Ennis in County Clare (I don't have any further info) :

https://twitter.com/spiritradioire/stat ... 2256617472

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