1500 - Possible KSTP

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1500 - Possible KSTP

Post by simbeav » 14 Nov 2019 13:12

A station came up above WFED on 1500 around 22:40 last night. Mentions of "Sports Radio" and the web address "could" have been skornorth.com. Also a VERY tentative KSTP at 22:41'21. Not enough for me to log, but may help somebody else if they have it with less splatter.

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Re: 1500 - Possible KSTP

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 14 Nov 2019 14:14

Nothing ID'd here other than WFED. There were other carriers and some were just about reaching audio level. A quick screen grab attached - not calibrated.

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Re: 1500 - Possible KSTP

Post by simbeav » 14 Nov 2019 18:27

This is mine - You have the same enhancement , but probably a more constant WFED
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Re: 1500 - Possible KSTP

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 14 Nov 2019 18:32

Plus that brief blackout on the right most carrier.

I presume you have your waterfall gain set to max? If so, your band is obviously very much quieter than mine.

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Re: 1500 - Possible KSTP

Post by simbeav » 14 Nov 2019 18:42

By gain, do you mean the Contrast setting ? I always have that set to 1. Anything else and totally inaudible signals are red and noise dots appear all over the screen ! I think it's the amplified loop.

I also tend to use the XRAY style. It seems to be more likely to indicate audible signals for me.

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Re: 1500 - Possible KSTP

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 14 Nov 2019 19:06

It would be the amplified loop. I don't have an amplifier at the moment after the transistor blew. My gain is set to maximum.

I agree about the X-RAY facility. As things are using the standard setting, red means audible. Anything yellow is well down under my noise floor - unless it's a very quiet frequency.

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