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Random thoughts

Post by simbeav » 14 Nov 2017 14:50

Whilst looking for "anything" of interest last night, I spotted that the Iran transmitters all seem to transmit the 3 note bong, and announcement and an anthem at 20:30. It makes them easy to spot. With just a quick scan I heard it on 684, 702, 711, 1017, 1026, 1062, 1188 (no anthem) and 1314.

Another thing I rediscovered was the (presumed) Italian on 1206 playng folk music, easy standards, but very few announcements (and no obvious ID amongst the short announcements). Anybody ever heard an ID from this one ?

And for the "echo" fans 1197 and 1242 Absolute are way out (or even far out, man).

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 14 Nov 2017 14:58

Interesting thoughts Simon! Will look for these this evening. I have often wondered about doing an Iranian bandscan.

It might also be interesting to look for the new low powered Dutch AM stations on the sea front with a small Beverage one day.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 15 Nov 2017 00:54

Oooh! Where did the noise go? :)

I spotted a quite a few three not bongs at 2030. Interesting also to note also that there are two different kinds of three note bong. 1188 seems to be different to others I heard.

I presume the bongs aren't just carried by Radio Iran? Or are they relaying Radio Iran at this time?

Will make a log of these later.

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Post by simbeav » 15 Nov 2017 13:54

I'm not sure what they are relayng at the time. It could be that as it is midnight in Iran there could be common programmmes. I'm sure I heard at least 2 different announcements across the frequencies.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 15 Nov 2017 17:35

After starting to make a log this morning I quickly discovered that these bongs aren't synchronised and there can be a few seconds difference from frequency to frequency. As a result I realised that I had overlooked a lot Iranians this morning and started to go back over them, but lack of free time got the better of me. I'll try to listen again later this evening.

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Re: Random thoughts

Post by Brookman Spark » 15 Nov 2017 20:14

1206 Italian is Amica Veneta, still showing previous 594 on their website. And of course KAN Bet gets through too sometimes.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 16 Nov 2017 17:09

Partial Iranian log here: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=4158

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Post by simbeav » 16 Nov 2017 23:06

Well done John. A lot more than I managed.

They seem to have a transmitter on virtually every frequency. Imaging being a DXer there trying to get anything exotic through all of that !

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 Nov 2017 00:06

I dread to think what that's like. When I have used one of the remote Perseus SDRs in India I have heard several Iranians getting through. One or two are pests here. They are all BIG transmitters though.

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