Jim Creek Naval VLF station is imprinted on Nirvana demos!

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Jim Creek Naval VLF station is imprinted on Nirvana demos!

Post by Tim Bucknall » 01 Jul 2018 19:32

i thought you might get a kick out of this spectral image from a Kurt Cobain home demo recording from 1988,
you can see the Jim Creek Naval base VLF signal -then at 18khz now at 24.8khz

the spectral line survived the heavy handed "remastering" of the 2004 Nirvana Box set but is not audible to the ear
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if zoomed enough you could decode the morse code!
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Post by Julian Hardstone » 02 Jul 2018 00:10

Nice find, do you apply spectral analysis to all your CDs? :D
When they QSY'd to 24.8 that would take the signal above the Nyquist filter frequency for CDs

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 02 Jul 2018 01:00

You can DX Nirvana? WOW! :shock:

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 02 Jul 2018 14:14

i will be examining all my cd's now ;-)

that recording was made on kurts cheap tape to tape "boombox" so it obviously had no RF shielding
pro recordings from seattle have fainter traces

i have to admit i remembered reading about the Rugby/Tubular Bells case and thats how i figured it out

rugby used to run on a low freq and it got imprinted on everything recorded at the manor studios in oxford- of which tubular bells was the most popular
i assume my PiL album "Flowers of Romance" will have this as it was recorded at the manor in 1980
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 02 Jul 2018 14:21

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