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Russian programming on 1690 kHz

(8 posts)
  • Started 6 years ago by Alfredo_T
  • Latest reply from Scott Young

  1. Alfredo_T

    Last night, I found a station on 1690 with programming that sounded as if it were in Russian. The signal was pretty strong and stable, though it was definitely skip. Up until recently, I had heard Spanish christian programs on that frequency.

    Did KFSG (the Spanish station from Roseville, CA) flip formats?

    Was I just hearing a Russian program on an otherwise Spanish language station?

    Was I hearing a pirate?

    Posted on August 29, 2014 - 09:37 AM #
  2. Langston

    Probably just a right wing station supporting Putin.

    Posted on August 29, 2014 - 09:59 AM #
  3. Deane Johnson

    "Probably just a right wing station supporting Putin."

    That'll be the day.

    It could be KFSG, Roseville CA which apparently broadcasts some Russian language programming. The 1690 kHz frequency is fairly clear channel on the West Coast. Nobody else wants it, I guess.

    Posted on August 29, 2014 - 11:13 AM #
  4. Alfredo_T

    I guess that KFSG it was! That was pretty good reception for just 1 kW.

    Posted on August 29, 2014 - 12:30 PM #
  5. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    On August 27, 2010 FCC (Portland) warned Russian pirate operating 1710 kHz "This radio station must be discontinued immediately."

    Posted on August 29, 2014 - 09:12 PM #
  6. jr_tech

    Just Heard Russian talk and music followed by ID (10:00)... KFSG Roseville, Sacramento. S-9 to 20 dB over S-9, here in Hillsboro. Wonder if they are *really* switching to night power?

    Strong carrier, but no audio right now...strange!
    10:09: bunch of tones and gibberish followed by audio. Hmong?

    Posted on August 29, 2014 - 10:08 PM #
  7. Deane Johnson

    They reportedly broadcast some programming in Hmong.

    Posted on August 30, 2014 - 02:31 AM #
  8. Scott Young

    I heard KFSG last night. Wow, what a signal! I also have to wonder if I was hearing 1kw...or 10.

    Posted on August 30, 2014 - 12:29 PM #