FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

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FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by teckniqs » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:19 am

88.5 X Radio
89.3 Unidentified African/Reggae
89.7 Unidentified African
89.9 Unidentified Reggae
90.1 S & S Radio
90.9 Unidentified African
91.1 Unidentified Reggae
91.3 Unidentified Reggae/Caribean/Talk
91.7 Unidentified African
91.9 Radio Impacto2
93.3 Unidentified Spanish Talk
94.5 Hype FM HD http://hypefmhd.com/
95.1 Spanish/Soca/church music
95.9 Boomstation boomstation.net
96.9 East Coast Rock
98.5 Unidentified Silent Carrier
98.9 Unidentified Reggae
99.3 Star fm http://www.starfmny.com/
99.7 Unidentified Reggae
99.9 Triple nine HD http://www.triple9hd.moonfruit.com/
100.7 Irie Storm http://www.iriestormradio.com/
101.7 Local Vibes Radio http://www.localvybzradio.com/
102.5 Red Hot Radio (not received)
103.1 Live 103.1 http://www.live1031.com/
104.7 Firestation
107.1 Unidentified Reggae
107.9 Flava Station http://flavastation.com/main.html

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by Skywaver » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:08 am

Great work. What's the link for the SDR site you used.

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by bristolpirates » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:47 pm

Nice one. I remember there was some issue with receiving the pirates via that tuner for a while, has the owner sorted it out?

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by teckniqs » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:12 pm

I'm not sure what you mean mate, been using that tuner on and off for the last few years and always picked them up. Doesn't seem to pick up as well as it used to but will always hear something. Best time is to try in the evening after 5pm on a week day (NY time) or any time over the weekend. :tup

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by teckniqs » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:29 pm

Skywaver wrote:Great work. What's the link for the SDR site you used.
Globaltuners.com mate.

There's a few SDR's on there, our friend Bristolpirates has one on there. The New York City node uses the Sony XDR-F1HD which is well known for it's great sensitivity and it's tight selectivity.

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by bristolpirates » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:51 am

teckniqs wrote:I'm not sure what you mean mate, been using that tuner on and off for the last few years and always picked them up. Doesn't seem to pick up as well as it used to but will always hear something. Best time is to try in the evening after 5pm on a week day (NY time) or any time over the weekend. :tup
I can't remember what it was, possibly he was using a directional aerial and had it pointed in a direction that wasn't much good for the pirates.

I'm on the tuner at the moment and checking some of the unids in your list.

I think 89.7 and 89.9 might be related as they are both playing the same noise art stuff, but I don't think they are in sync. 89.9 is a college station freq though, so maybe 89.7 is too?

89.9 WFM 230k WKCR College

91.1 is playing an eclectic music selection (80s House, Brazilian music etc..), but it's WFMU a college station, so not sure it's what you heard.

91.1 WFM 230k WFMU College

88.5 X radio is playing an episode of Doctor Who.

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by teckniqs » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:12 am

The best ones are 99.9, 100.7 and 101.7. They seem to sound 'raw' like most of the Reggae stations over this side of the woods. Not sure what 91.1 was but it was wiping out the usual station on there at the time...

Found a very interesting FCC Enforcement Action Table site here:

http://diymedia.net/old/fccwatch/eadtable16.htm

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by bristolpirates » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:40 pm

OK, this is weird - Tune to 88.3 and listen to all 3 HD settings. Then tune to 88.4 and then 88.5. The HD channels are on those two freqs. Any ideas how this HD thing really works? I know on an SDR you will see a thick band either side of the normal FM signal and these are the HD digital bands, so why I'm hearing them .1 and .2 up from the main signal I don't know. 88.5/HD3 is still playing Doctor Who too, which seems a bit weird for a Jazz station to be doing that on one of it's HD channels.

I just caught a jingle on 98.9 - Rebel Ladies / Lady. Could be the DJ rather than the station name.

EDIT: 98.9 is Future FM :) http://futurefm.net
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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by teckniqs » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:01 pm

I've got no idea but I found that too, I also found I could hear HD2 channel for the main frequency 100-200khz up. The tuner does some odd things especially when it comes to the FM HD channels with 'the request timed out' and other bugs, must just be one of the many!

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by McDonalds » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:15 pm

I never listen to US radio not sure but just like English UK radio more. I think its the way the US people talk.

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by teckniqs » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:24 pm

Most of the pirates I picked from New York city were either in foreign or sounded Jamaican/Caribbean, but at the same tme I must admit I don't think the NYC accent is as bad as the rest of America sounds.

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Re: FM Bandscan (New York City) Jan-Feb 2016

Post by bristolpirates » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:05 pm

I was playing around with the new SDR Play GT node in New York last night and managed to get a few more than usual. Had a look to see if there were any other bandscans out there, but didn't find any. I turned up a few articles on pirate radio in NY though, and they are allowed to publish names, freqs, etc... in the states.

http://nypost.com/2014/09/07/pirate-rad ... -brooklyn/
http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/20 ... io-feature
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/05/nyreg ... e-air.html

Lots of propaganda and bullshit out there too, just like over here:
https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog/20 ... o-stations
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attac ... 0022A1.pdf
http://www.insideradio.com/free/ny-broa ... 806b1.html

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