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.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Den' Radio

Happy Radio Day to everybody!

Each nation has its own history of radio and different countries celebrate the birth of radio at different time. May 7'th is the Den' Radio for Russia and some other post-soviet countries, as this day on year 1895 Alexander Popov demonstrated his coherer based radio receiver to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society.

The whole "who did really invent the radio, Popov or Marconi" subject has been almost a century-long topic for propaganda war between eastern and western block. What is often missed is, that would it be Popov, Marconi or someone else, the history of inventing radio is much more vivid and sophisticated than narrowing it down to single inventor would allow.  Hughes, Herz, Tesla and many more have all contributed to the birth of radio besides Marconi and Popov, so everyone can just pick the favorite!

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