DISCLAIMER

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.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Morse on UVB-76

The signal of the UVB-76 is really crowded with morse code tonight. Looking at the spectrum of the WinradHD screen, it looks like the morse is having its own carrier frequency on 4627.350kHz, so it is likely, that the morse is coming from another source. Go figure .. Anyway, this is what the signal spectrum looks like:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New station! The Conet Radio

It is my pleasure to announce the birth of the new Internet Radio - The Conet Radio. With kind permission from Irdial, the four CD-s are now on the random playlist and hopefully give some nice background listening while the UVB-76 reception is weak :) Link to listen at is at the top of the page, below UVB-76 link. Or click HERE.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Receiver Upgrade for Listening Station!

I am glad to announce, that UVB-76 Internet Repeater has now its dedicated SDR (Software Defined Radio). The receiver is called Soft66lite and the improvement is nothing short of spectacular. It looks like this:















I have used to think that Icom IC-R20 what was used so far is pretty good radio receiver, period. The reason for replacing it was just that I wante to have my scanner back and therefore was looking for inexpensive replacement. The $18 soft66lite was pretty much the only alternative found on eBay and I had no problem having it in kit form. As this is fixed center frequency, the component needed was also a crystal with the frequency close to 4.625MHz. Got 4.608MHz from Elfa, which is good enough for tuning in with 48kHz sample rate soundcard.

I was stunned to find out, that the $18 receiver did way better than Icom had ever done with weak receptions! I am running it with ordinary long aerial of about 10 meters and as of 6pm GMT, Icom hears nothing with its magnetic loop, when SDR has audible signal. When I use Icom with aerial, the RF stage overloads from noise.

The station uses WinradHD as SDR software for tuning in and demodulating the signal. Despite some quirks on soundcard handling, it seems to be the most straightforward SDR software today. The screenshot looks like this:



















So, as of now, the setup for monitoring station looks like this:

10m aerial antenna -> Soft66lite SDR -> Computer with Behringer BCD3000 -> WinradHD Software -> Virtual Audio Cable -> Edcast Standalone -> uk3-pn.mixstream.net

Happy Listening!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

User Count 20->40

In some reason there has been a steady 15-20 users online from all over the world for the last 4 hours. I have no idea where the stream was advertised, but as I have max user count set to 20 at the moment, I will increase it tomorrow morning just in case.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Streaming is OK again

If you have any idea how to make it up for a wife who did manage (and agreed to) clearing CMOS on a streaming computer on 1.45am, please let me know and I will try doing it to her!!! Thank you, Katrin! Love you!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Streaming is down until 16'th of July

And so it happened, that there was a major power outage in the whole town and somehow the streaming server did not restart automatically somehow. I will get the first chance for have somebody re-starting it manually tonight, but please excuse the temporary outage meanwhile.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Streaming is unattended until 18'th of July.

I will be on a trip next week. Streaming should be able to take care of itself during this time, but my apologies in advance if it will not. I'll be back on 18'th latest.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Twitter: uvb76repeater

As I have no better idea of how to give up-to-date information about the streaming status (whenever I am changing antennas, update blog etc.), so I opted in to twitter. Just follow uvb76repeater and I will try to update it as soon as there is anything meaningful happening!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Now the proud owner of UVB-76.COM

My first domain name deal :) Nice doing business with you, Ken!