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Monday, January 07 2019

Nick, a fascinating read, and Chris goes into further detail to answer the questions that I had asked of him when a group of about a dozen of us DXers toured Entercomm Milwaukee (WSSP-1250, and others) in August 2017. I had asked him if universities and broadcasting schools (Brown, and others) were doing anything to educate young people about the technical side of radio and about the duties of maintaining multi-tower sites. "Virtually nothing", he replied. "I'm 48, and I'm one of the youngest people I know of still doing this. There's nobody coming up behind us to take over."

That portends an eerie future for radio, and for those of us who are hobbyists in it. Before that visit, I had been a stauch defender of AM's future, but now, I'm more like, "Well, I'm just going to milk this cow for however long there's milk left in her."

Rick Dau
South Omaha, Nebraska


TP 6 Jan Victoria version.  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 07 2019

Yesterday may have been dead; today was pretty much decomposed. The
only audio was a man mumbling on 1566 at 1655UT, that's right, long
after local sunrise.

best wishes,


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC


1710 Radio Selva (Argentina) into Michigan right now  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 07 2019

Tim, going through some of my Masset Perseus wave files, on Dec 30th, UTC
06:59, I'm measuring 2 carriers on the waterfall zoom: 1709.784 and
1709.982, the latter being very similar to the S American station. Who
knows! No audio on the 1 file I have checked....73, Walt

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 6:37 AM Tim Tromp <kilokat7@gmail.com> wrote:

> 1/1/2019 @ 0630 UTC: First new log of 2019 and it's a good one! I'm
> currently hearing music on 1709.81 that matches up to what I'm hearing on
> two remote Kiwi SDRs in Paraguay and Brazil. Given the frequency offset
> and parallel Kiwi SDR match, I'm fairly confident that this is Radio Selva
> from Argentina. A check of Radio Selva's online audio stream, though
> significantly behind the live audio, also confirms what I'm hearing on the
> two remote SDRs. This is on my South DKAZ where I have to listen using
> synchronous AM, but shaping the bandwidth such that 95% passband favors the
> upper sideband of 1709.81 (to dodge 1700 splatter) while notching out the
> multiple low powered domestic hets from 1710. A bit tricky to setup, but
> it's allowing me to catch and parallel a little bit of Argentinian music.
> Happy New Year,
> Tim Tromp
> West Michigan
> _______________________________________________


Sandy Neck Beach DX 12-29-18  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 07 2019

Mark said:

Most stations use 1 kHz as the pips tone. Portugal's are somewhat lower.

I beg to differ. Sim's pips are 2940 Hz.



Sandy Neck Beach DX 12-29-18  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 06 2019

In the age of remote SDRs etc., perhaps this is
irrelevant, but has anyone made a list of what
pips are used by different
Europeans? Sometimes, pips are all that make it
through, and like knowing the frequency offset,
can hint at what tools (parallel webstream etc.)
might be useful when the signal is a little better next time.

best wishes,


At 18:35 2019-01-05, Russ Edmunds wrote:

Re the 630 unknown item, the eleven pips
suggests that one is R. Timisoara Romania with 6
short pips. At a different hour, the remainder
could be from Antena Satelor which is scheduled
off at the time. Antena 1 Portugal should have 4
long and 1 short. BBC would be 5 short, 1 long.

You might want to let Roy know that the number ,
length and pitch of the pips can help
distinguish between multiple sets of pips. Most
often however it ends up being multiple
transmitters from Spain on one frequency - not the case on 630.

It is also possible, depending on antenna
direction that pips could be heard from
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Russ Edmunds


Blue Bell, PA

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