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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

25 Years from Chernobyl

Early morning 25 years ago, on April 26, 1986 the accident at Chernobyl power plant rendered the large area in Ukraine (part of the USSR back then) a nuclear wasteland.

From radio communications perspective, this location has also another outstanding object of interest - the notorious "Russian Woodpecker", located within 30km evacuation zone of the plant.

(Picture from http://www.blankheads.com/)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Cosmonautics Day!

This is what Russian leading radio magazine "Radio" cover did look like in May, 1961 after man in space. If we could go back in time to April 12, 1961, we should turn our radions on 143.625MHz VHF  and possibly on 20.006MHz shortwave.
The somewhat naive representation of the space vehicle is not something the editor has put there for fun. The actual appearance of the Vostok-1 spacecraft was not revealed until the year later. The excellent article about the secrecy around the early space flights can be found Here.

And here is an absolute fantastic piece of music from Finnish band Milioonasade to celebrate this great achievement 50 years ago

For voices from space, an excellent archive of the recordins of various space vehicles: http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/sounds/sounds.htm

Happy Cosmonautics Day!