Perseus WAV Files

Below are Perseus spectrum recordings available for download for anyone interested.  These are Perseus WAV format files compressed using WinRAR, they are not audio files.  Perseus SDR software (or equivalent) is required to play back these spectrum recordings.  If you don’t have a Perseus SDR, then go to Microtelecom’s download page and grab the free demo version which you can use to “play back” these spectrum recordings.  All recordings were made by me at my home location in Michigan, USA unless noted using a BOG antenna of about 500 feet in length, unterminated oriented E-W.

Longwave:

Decent conditions November & December, 2010 that brought in several longwave broadcasters from across the Atlantic:

Tromp_Michigan_0444-0505_UTC_24NO10_198_Khz_001.rar
Tromp_Michigan_0444-0505_UTC_24NO10_198_Khz_002.rar

Shortwave:

This recording covers about 4 minutes beginning at 0137 UTC focusing on 5828 khz to 7428 khz from October 10th, 2010 and includes numerous shortwave broadcasters and aviation utilities, 41 meter amateur band, etc.:

Tromp_Michigan_0137_UTC_10OC10_6628_khz.rar

February 9th, 2011 saw nice conditions on the 49 & 41 meter shortwave broadcast bands, so I captured the moment. This recording covers 6000-7600 khz for a duration of about 5 minutes centered at 0300 TOH:

Tromp_Michigan_0300_UTC_09FE11_41_Meter_SW_Band.rar

Here’s an odd one – perhaps a station jamming E10 on 6840 khz – very strange:

Tromp_Michigan_2334_UTC_07NO10_6840_Khz_E10_Jammer.rar

Here’s a bandscan of the 49 meter band with a wide variety of shortwave broadcasters present covering 5635-6435 khz. Check out the spook signal on 5800 khz:

Tromp_Michigan_0600_UTC_15NO10_6035_Khz.rar

Australia’s ABC Domestic Service was coming in recently on a cold November morning, and in my excitement of finally hearing these outlets on the 120 meter broadcast band, I made a spectrum recording. There’s a trace of a signal on 2368.5 khz which I presume is the carrier from Radio Symban.:

Tromp_Michigan_1300_UTC_25NO10_2325_khz_ABC_Australia.rar

A presumed very low power pirate beacon can be heard in this spectrum recording on 4094.36 khz CW ID’ing as “AZ” – perhaps a desert beacon from Arizona?

Tromp_Michigan_0326_UTC_18NO10_4094_Khz_Beacon_AZ.rar

Shortwave DRM:

Sample recordings containing strong DRM stations resulting in very good decodes:

Tromp_Michigan_0100_UTC_16NO10_9630_Khz_DRM_REE.rar
Tromp_Michigan_2229_UTC_15NO10_9800_Khz_DRM_RCI.rar
Tromp_Michigan_2323_UTC_18NO10_7370_khz_DRM_Vatican_Radio.rar
Tromp_Michigan_2040_UTC_26NO11_17755_kHz_DRM_The_Disco_Palace.rar

Pirate Radio:

There was a lot of activity during the weekend of January 15th, 2011, all represented in the long captures below. At one point, there were at least four pirates operating simultaneously on the band! Represented here are stations WHYP, Undercover Radio, WEAK Radio, KBLK, Pirate Broadcasting Network, Radio Magnetic Pole, Wolverine Radio, and possibly others:

Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_000.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_001.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_002.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_003.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_004.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_005.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_006.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_007.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_008.rar
Wolverine_WHYP_UndercoverRadio_01JA11_0300_UTC_009.rar

More spectrum grabs from the 15th are currently being uploaded and will be linked here soon.

Here’s “The Big Q“, a sporadic pirate station heard here occasionally on 1710 khz.  More details here and here. The station can be best heard when tuned to 1710 khz upper-sideband:

Tromp_Michigan_The_Big_Q_1710_Khz_02JA11_000.rar
Tromp_Michigan_The_Big_Q_1710_Khz_02JA11_001.rar
Tromp_Michigan_The_Big_Q_1710_Khz_02JA11_002.rar

Here’s thirteen minutes of a morning broadcast capturing Radio Ronin Shortwave including sign-off:

Tromp_Michigan_1403_UTC_11DE10_6950_Khz_Radio_Ronin.rar

MAC Shortwave was captured way down on 4275.9 khz on December 4th, 2010 signing on at 0500 UTC until 0640 UTC sign-off.  Guyana and Costa-Rica are also present in this spectrum grab:

Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_000.rar
Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_001.rar
Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_002.rar
Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_003.rar
Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_004.rar
Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_005.rar
Tromp_MICH_0503_UTC_04DE10_3276_Khz_MAC_Pirate_006.rar

WBNY being relayed by MAC Shortwave on 3276 khz beginning at 0014 UTC on December 19th, 2010, and then into MAC Christmas programming:

Tromp_MICH_19DE10_0014_UTC_3276_khz_MAC_WBNY_000.rar
Tromp_MICH_19DE10_0014_UTC_3276_khz_MAC_WBNY_001.rar
Tromp_MICH_19DE10_0014_UTC_3276_khz_MAC_WBNY_002.rar
Tromp_MICH_19DE10_0014_UTC_3276_khz_MAC_WBNY_003.rar
Tromp_MICH_19DE10_0014_UTC_3276_khz_MAC_WBNY_004.rar
Tromp_MICH_19DE10_0014_UTC_3276_khz_MAC_WBNY_005.rar

Long captures of various US shortwave pirates on October 31st (Halloween night), 2010:

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_000.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_001.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_002.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_003.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_004.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_005.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_006.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_007.rar
Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_008.rar

Tromp_Michigan_2144_UTC_31OC10_6925_Khz_009.rar

Notes:
6860 khz (2354 UTC) & 6950 khz seem to have mixing products from the MW band at times***
6840 Khz CW – 2244 UTC – Pirate CW Beacon “BA” (running 1 watt – signal very faint at this time) mixing with E10 numbers station w/ YL reading phonetic letter groups on the same frequency in USB.
6899.6 khz AM – 2145 UTC – Pirate “WBNY” – “Commander Bunny” announcement @ 2311 UTC
6930 khz USB – 0004 UTC – Pirate “The Voice of Doom”
6937.5 Khz AM – 2159 UTC – Pirate “Witch City Radio” (the op said he was running just 6 watts)
6939.9 Khz USB – 2145 UTC – Pirate “WLDJ” (ID @ 2159 UTC & SSTV image transmitted at 2218 UTC)
6945.1 khz LSB – 2223 UTC – Unid, foreign language traffic
6950 khz USB – 2302 UTC – Sign-on by Pirate “Wolverine Radio” – huge signal overpowering the local WGVS imaging product on 6950 khz.  Nice SSTV capture at 0039 UTC.
6960 Khz USB – 2145 UTC – Pirate “WEAK Radio”
6977 USB – 2214 UTC – Non-pirate MARS net traffic

Mixing products of local BCB stations pop up periodically (like WGVS/WGVU 6860, 6940, 6950 khz, etc.) – My external preselector was not switched in during this session – dohh!
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Here’s another batch of recordings, this time centered around 6900 khz from the next morning:

Notes:
6900 khz AM – 1238 UTC – Pirate – Radio Free Speech
6925 khz USB – 1339 UTC – Pirate – Radio Ga-Ga (SSTV @ 1412 UTC)
6937.5 khz AM – 1238 UTC – Pirate – Witch City Radio (Presumed / running only 6 watts)
6939.8 khz AM – 1334-1537 UTC – Pirate – Radio Casablanca
6950.7 khz AM – 1250-1325 UTC – Pirate – Radio Ronin
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Pumpkin Patch Radio from October 30th, 2010 – 6925 khz:

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Wolverine Radio from November 21st, 2010 – 6925 khz:

Notes:
6925 khz USB – Pirate “Wolverine Radio” – SSTV @ 0401 UTC
6925 khz LSB – ??????
6834 khz USB – GYA Northwood Meteo FAX (presumed)
6875 khz AM – Radio Taiwan via WYFR
6890 khz AM – WYFR
6935.2 khz LSB – ??????
6969 khz USB – ??????
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Wolverine Radio from March 13th, 2010 – 6930 khz:

Notes: A Youtube video of this reception, including the SSTV capture, can be viewed here.
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5 thoughts on “Perseus WAV Files

    1. I do not own a downcoverter for my Perseus, so I am unable to provide any wideband FM recordings – sorry 🙁

  1. Jan

    Hi there Kilokat7,

    My name is Jan and i live in Spijkenisse about 15 miles west of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
    I have a question, can you make a mediumwave scan?
    from 531 to 1700 kHz?

    Thanks,

    73’s
    Jan

    1. Putty

      Some MW recordins towards Europe would be quite interesting..

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