Football games relayed on 12,356 kHz

Fullscreen capture 6162015 122135 AMMany thanks to David Goren, who has apprised me of a (utility?) broadcaster who relaying Spanish language football matches on 12,365 kHz in the upper sideband. According to a message on the DXLD Yahoo group, someone has been relaying games on this frequency with some consistency.

As I type this, I’m listening to Chile v Mexico, though it’s a very faint signal here in eastern North America. The Elad FDM-S2 is doing a good job of pulling the signal out of the static, though. I have no clue where this broadcast originates.

Please comment if you’re able to log this station where you live, or you have further details about the relay.

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3 thoughts on “Football games relayed on 12,356 kHz

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  2. Frank Holden

    Interesting…. that is the same frequency as one used by the Australian VMC Charleville for voice weather .. http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions

    I wonder if it is a Spanish broadcast aimed at their fishing fleets? Or maybe even a Chilean one as there are quite a number of Chilotes and Puerto Montt people in the deep sea fishing fleets ( see the recent movie ‘The Secret life of Walter Mitty’.)

    As an aside this may be of interest http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/rfax.pdf scroll down to Kyodo News Agency. They have sporting info in amongst their fax news output.

    Cheers, Frank

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    1. Thomas Post author

      That’s exactly what I was thinking: someone relaying the games for their fishing fleets. I imagine this is being done without the consent of the network behind the games, which makes it feel much more like a pirate station.

      I must see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty–it’s been on my list for a while now! 🙂

      -Thomas

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