11 June 2022

Low VHF OIRT band - June 2022

Living far away from those Countries that use(d) the FM OIRT band (65.8-74 MHz), it is hard to tell if it is still used nowadays. But with the help of Sporadic-E propagation you should receive few stations if you are lucky.

The video below shows my unscientific band scan on 2022-06-10 at 1705Z, while the path had been open for an hour or so. The antenna was the humble 4 element beam on the balcony facing East.

The language sounds Russian. I patiently waited for advertisements and I could grab the word "Bielorussia", White Russia. I am not sure of the frequency because my 706 is getting old and a bit off, plus I might have heard several transmitters of the same station in different locations.

If you can identify the stations please leave a comment.



1 comment:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Much better as my efforts capturing the OIRT stations. The IC-7300 isn't capable of WFM and it is nearly impossible to get any clear signal. See: https://pe4bas.blogspot.com/2022/06/4m-strong-iort-fm-stations.html

I need to get my old IC-706 out of the box to do another video capture if OIRT stations are being received.

73, Bas