DISCLAIMER: I have no association with UVB-76 station, neither do I have any clue what is the content I am relaying. I can only assure, that the signal is received on 4.625MHz AM-modulated 900km NW from supposed origin and retransmitted unaltered. In no way can I guarantee this service, nor be considered responsible of any content re-transmitted. The only purpose for this relay to exist is because lot of people who do not have equipment or are located too far from station seem to be interested about listening to it. Should the UVB-76 station- or transmission content owners feel violated in any way, please contact me at uvb76.repeater@gmail.com and we will work it out.

Note, that because of shortwave radio signal propagation specifics the station can be more or less reliably received from around 4pm to 6am GMT on summertime. It is almost 24h audible during the winter, with short "skip-zone" blank-out around 6pm GMT.

The USB feed is considered as main source of audio today, as the voice messages are much better audible there than on the AM stream. However, the buzzer sound from the AM stream is somewhat more pleasant to listen at, so both feeds are kept simultaneously.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

UVB-76 - Down or Not Down?

June 6, 2010 - My newsticker passed the news from slashdot, that mysterious radio station with the name UVB-76 has cheased to exist. Little did I know about this station, neither had I any glue why was it of any importance that it has shut down.
As one shall always check out what one does not know but wants to, I was reading the article. Later that night, I turned my icom IC-R20 to a 4.625MHz and heard a sound best described as old 8-pin matrix printer... over and over and over again ...
As everyone was more or less convinced that the station is silent, I discarded the sound as a noise of some sort. However, checking the internet samples the next day revealed, that the station is alive and well. Googleing around for some more information, the speculations at abovetopsecret.com about the station being on or off the air gave me idea to put it online. Little bit of work, and .. got myself my first Internet radiostation! http://uk3-pn.mixstream.net/8026.m3u