WFLA 970 re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz FM???

WFLA 970 re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz FM???

Post by kwo.. » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Ok, here's a new one on me. For the last two days, I've been hearing
WFLA (970 khz) from Tampa, FL, being re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz
in FM. I heard several ID's around 1645, followed by Dr. Laura. I also
confirmed by checking the live audio from the station's webpage.
Anyone out there know where the 25 mhz stuff is coming from? I'm in
NY and it's readable, but not very strong here during daylight
propagation hours. I doubt it's legit...
 
 
 

WFLA 970 re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz FM???

Post by Pontypridd Porta » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Quote:> Ok, here's a new one on me. For the last two days, I've been hearing
> WFLA (970 khz) from Tampa, FL, being re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz
> in FM. I heard several ID's around 1645, followed by Dr. Laura. I also
> confirmed by checking the live audio from the station's webpage.
> Anyone out there know where the 25 mhz stuff is coming from? I'm in
> NY and it's readable, but not very strong here during daylight
> propagation hours. I doubt it's legit...

It is legit, they use it for a feed to their traffic plane/helicopter to
know when to make reports etc. It's from a small tx in Tampa, I believe
something silly like only 10 metres high. I'll check my QSL later and send
you details

It is often heard in Europe check out the HF Latest loggings on the Online
DX Logbook for details at:-

http://www.dxsheigra.freeserve.co.uk/  where I have some recordings of it
made here in South Wales

They will also QSL reports for this feed on 25870 kHz.

--
73's
Graham Powell
Webmaster for the Online DX Logbook
The most up-to-date Shortwave and Tropical Band Loggings are always on the
Online DX Logbook at:-  http://www.dxsheigra.freeserve.co.uk

 
 
 

WFLA 970 re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz FM???

Post by Jim Vecchiol » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Yep, it is legit. It is a 25 MHz studio-transmitter link. WFLA says they
use it as an on-line cue for their traffic helicopters. There are
several other 25 MHz remotes broadcasting their "home base" AM, FM, or
TV signals. Try for others, you might pick them up.

Jim KR2T


> Ok, here's a new one on me. For the last two days, I've been hearing
> WFLA (970 khz) from Tampa, FL, being re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz
> in FM. I heard several ID's around 1645, followed by Dr. Laura. I also
> confirmed by checking the live audio from the station's webpage.
> Anyone out there know where the 25 mhz stuff is coming from? I'm in
> NY and it's readable, but not very strong here during daylight
> propagation hours. I doubt it's legit...

 
 
 

WFLA 970 re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz FM???

Post by Radiogu » Wed, 29 Mar 2000 04:00:00


> Ok, here's a new one on me. For the last two days, I've been hearing
> WFLA (970 khz) from Tampa, FL, being re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz
> in FM. I heard several ID's around 1645, followed by Dr. Laura. I also
> confirmed by checking the live audio from the station's webpage.
> Anyone out there know where the 25 mhz stuff is coming from? I'm in
> NY and it's readable, but not very strong here during daylight
> propagation hours. I doubt it's legit...

It's entirely legit... nothing new...  About eight years ago I came
across the STL link, WFLA signal, on 25.870 Mc. when I was down in
Venezuela---pretty neat I thought.  As I made my way down Brazil, past
Uruguay and to Buenos Aires, Argentina I could hear it regularly with
very strong signals.  The signals began to be heard at sunrise and
continued without interuption until a bit after sunset then abruptly
fade out.  I could also hear the low power morse beacons on the 10 meter
amateur band and while tuning through the CB band I would hear noise
peaks that were the channels resulting from the thousands of operators
jammed together on those channels operating simultaneously.  Every now
and then I would hear out of the noise something like, "How 'bout it
skipland, this is Texas trying!" on channel 19.  I made a report to MT
and they wrote it up in 'Outer Limits' whereupon it started a series of
similar reports of reception from all over.

I recall passing my intercept to a fellow heading to South Africa.  When
I next ran into him he told me of similar quality of reception as I but
he heard well past the Cape of Good Hope at East London.

What I found amusing in all of this is that hammies considered the 10
meter band dead.

 
 
 

WFLA 970 re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz FM???

Post by Ross Lockle » Mon, 03 Apr 2000 05:00:00



Quote:>Ok, here's a new one on me. For the last two days, I've been hearing
>WFLA (970 khz) from Tampa, FL, being re-broadcast on 25.870 mhz
>in FM. I heard several ID's around 1645, followed by Dr. Laura. I also
>confirmed by checking the live audio from the station's webpage.
>Anyone out there know where the 25 mhz stuff is coming from? I'm in
>NY and it's readable, but not very strong here during daylight
>propagation hours. I doubt it's legit...

Yes it is legit - they are heard over here in Europe sporadically. The
transmissions are narrow band fm low power studio feeders used for
example by "eye in the sky" choppers  to cue in presenters.

There are quite a few transmissions around that area of 25 mhz - theres
a list somewhere on the web. They were at

http://gallery.uunet.be/gs/

12 months ago, but havent had a look recently.
Ross Lockley

Galashiels
south eastern Scotland