Mystery PI Code A407

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Mystery PI Code A407

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 10 Aug 2017 16:34

This station appeared on several frequencies this afternoon, but only one frequency had a signal strong enough to produce the PI code A407. 90.6.

The station was also heard on 87.6, 87.9 and 93.2. Time 12:36 GMT.

Does anybody know who this is? The PI code is unlisted.

Thanks.

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Re: Mystery PI Code A407

Post by Nick Gilly » 10 Aug 2017 20:27

Assuming this was via MS, my guess would be Austria. Maybe a new network has started up? Or a corrupt PI for Ö1?
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Re: Mystery PI Code A407

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 11 Aug 2017 12:15

Thanks Nick.

I was wondering about a corrupt PI code - and we can never rule out that possibility with weak signals, but the same PI code continued to form quickly, over and over again, with several thousand group counts.

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Re: Mystery PI Code A407

Post by PFM907 » 13 Aug 2017 12:03

Due to RDS standard
http://www.interactive-radio-system.com ... andard.pdf

"A" for country ID is listed as follow:

Iceland
Austria
Gibraltar
Lebanon

None of them fits, especially not the latter ones. Ö1 does not fit regarding the locations or ERP.
While 87.6 is on with Bruck/Mur, 93.2 would be Bruck/Mur with another station certainly not using the same code.
In fact, no attempt to get this right seems to fit.

Regarding all of the 4 frequencies independent from the PI you have caught, I found out
that only one station is using all of them with high power tx not far away from each other
and that is Sveriges Radio P1.

87.6 = Visby or Hudiksvall
87.9 = Örebro or Östersund
90.6 = Sveg or Älvsbyn
93.2 = Aange, Alby-Snöberg


I know that Sveriges Radio P2's FM channel (called P2 Spraak och Musik) (which does not fit) has a different PI code during
the hours they relay Sami / Sisuradio, SR P4 or Utbildningsradion UR.
Then they change from E202 to E402 and RDS is "UR P2" instead of "SR P2".

(or earlier from "-SR_P2-_" to "-UR_P2-_" and even from "-SR_P1-_" to "-UR_P1-_" )

Also SR P1 has these broadcasts but I do not know their PI (apart from usual E201), suppose E402 ???

Today, SR P2 is listed with E402 as standard, but no PI during UR broadcasts is listed.
Maybe SR p1 has changed PI during these UR programmes?

However, I did not find any UR shows on SR P1 for yesterday but on SR P2's listing.


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Re: Mystery PI Code A407

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 13 Aug 2017 23:14

Thank you for taking the time to write this PFM. Very helpful and informative. It would appear that my A407 is a random PI.

The 300+ group counts would suggest it was highly unlikely that this was a random code, but it can't be ruled out completely.

Thanks anyway for going to this amount of trouble.

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