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1305 Interval signal & possible anthem underneath Spain 1900.

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 25 Sep 2017 12:41

https://youtu.be/aKMW8NLU8vA

Interesting jingle or interval signal, followed by a possible anthem and solemn music. Presenter is audible but far too weak to hear underneath Spain. African or Asiatic DX? Any help gratefully received.

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Re: 1305 Interval signal & possible anthem underneath Spain 1900.

Post by Brookman Spark » 25 Sep 2017 13:49

Cadence of the South Korea national anthem heard there John. It always reminds me of the equally pleasant and stirring Welsh song Ar Hyd y Nos.

KBS1 and 3 are noted by MWList as "24 hours" but I'm confident that the pre-transmission 1kHz tone easily heard at 20:50 on 1134 was from Hwaseong.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 25 Sep 2017 17:26

That's interesting. Thank you for this.

This would be an exceptional catch if this really is South Korea as I don't have any notes of the listed station, HLSV KBS 1, Uljin, having been logged in Scandinavia. It certainly does sound like the South Korean national anthem.

Now then, asiawaves.net reports that this transmitter is inactive. That would account for the lack of loggings, unless they have come back on air again recently.

National anthem aside, that jingly top of the hour thing which could be an interval signal was also present on 1413 at the same time, but South Korea is not listed as using 1413, so the jingle could be separate to the anthem. I don't hear the anthem on 1413 anyway.

So two mysteries!

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Re: 1305 Interval signal & possible anthem underneath Spain 1900.

Post by Brookman Spark » 29 Sep 2017 20:54

Finally grabbed some Korean language on 1305kHz through a regional receiver. So I'm not claiming a DX special here. It's just a follow up on John's rare catch.

At 1900 at least 2 Chinese stations are dominant on the frequency so no Korean heard at that time across several days. But at around 1545 today the Korean peaked enough to make this recording. Of course not on the hour or half hour so no ID heard. Outside of this and a couple of other lesser peaks it was weak/inaudible.

Interestingly this isn't KBS 1. So which is it?

https://vocaroo.com/i/s17YTdxkHWHy

And after listening to several top-of-the-hours on 1305, is it CNR2 which uses an electronic Big Ben chimes?

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 29 Sep 2017 21:02

No. I suspect the chimes are from Egypt. You should be able to hear them at the top of the hour on 819.

http://www.intervalsignals.net/Files/eg ... 261000.m3u

Chinese pips can be heard at 1:52 seconds in this clip: http://www.intervalsignals.net/Files/ch ... 040104.m3u

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Post by Brookman Spark » 29 Sep 2017 22:12

Thanks John and you are of course right to say that Egypt's own Westminster chimes could be heard there. But no, this keyboard version had Chinese talk either side of it. Heard to oversufficiency during the last few days and now that I want a recording of them can I hear those chimes? No of course I can't!

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Re: 1305 Interval signal & possible anthem underneath Spain 1900.

Post by Brookman Spark » 30 Sep 2017 14:52

Those chimes obliged at 1300 UTC today. Several mentions of Xinchang (not Xinjiang) before they come up at 41 sec. As far as I can tell it's not CNR2 output but MWList does show a Xinchang for 1305 and it's in a good location for the SW Japan receiver I used.

Anyway that's just for the fun of trying to ID John's Korean station which is also heard at the end of the recording. All of its appearances are bass-light which makes it easier to focus the ears. But still no ID heard and it's still not KBS 1.

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0F6v4ZI5Z1E

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Re: 1305 Interval signal & possible anthem underneath Spain 1900.

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 30 Sep 2017 17:40

Unusual to hear Big Ben on Chinese radio, or whoever it is carrying them. Very interesting.

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