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Author Topic: Station S4O on 8.424  (Read 390 times)
W3TTT
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« on: May 23, 2017, 07:26:53 PM »

I am hearing a CW beacon on 8,424.5 khz identifying as DE S4O.  Any info?
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WW7KE
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 07:41:12 PM »

The S4A-S4Z block isn't assigned to anybody by the ITU.  Bootlegger, maybe?  Rogue "country" with no official ITU status?

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/fmd/Pages/call_sign_series.aspx

Edit:  I'm hearing something on 8424 CW, but it's too weak to make out.  FLDIGI is no help, either.

Edit #2:  I think I can barely make out the DE S4O, at roughly 10-12 wpm.  There's other stuff in there as well, but it's too weak to decipher.  This is at 0248Z on 5/24.

Edit #3:  You sure it's S4O, or maybe SVO?  If it's SVO, then it's from Greece.  It doesn't move my S-meter here in Arizona.

Edit #4:  It's SVO, Olympia Radio from Athens.  Per this Russian website from 2013, they operate on 8424.  I have a positive ID now.
http://urij685.blogspot.ru/2013/07/blog-post_30.html
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 06:11:43 PM »

Thanks - that sounds right - I thought that I knew CW Morse code  Cheesy

I don't usually listen there, but I was just tuning thru.  Really loud and clear.  599 at least.
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