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Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« on: May 30, 2017, 0013 UTC »
0013- Eminem song  S3-4 and very good audio
0017- Dr. Tornado with lots of f bombs
0022- "Praise You" Fatboy Slim
0023- Dr Tornado talking, said "the max blaster" then Radio Tornado ID  ;D
0024- clip of Jimmy The Weasel singing "I'm gonna pee on the FCC"
0026- OM saying "no way Sal" but signal has faded into the noise
0030- Radio Tornado ID by Doctor Shortwave  S2-3 signal now
0031- hard rock music
0041- clip of Dr. Tornado talking about Alan Weiner's father, signal is under the noise here now
0047- "Du Hast" Rammstein with Dr. Tornado talking over the music
0053- Dr. Tornado clip
0054- Radio Metallica Worldwide ID and said "we're gonna get outta here"
0055- "Secret Agent Man" theme song  S3-4 signal now
0058- ID as "This is Radio Tornado Worldwide" and "hello Dr. Shortwave" several times
0059- off.

 Thanks for the broadcast!  ;D
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 0059 UTC by JoeFLIPS »
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Re: Radio Metallica Worldwide 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 0015 UTC »
S7 with "Without Me" Eminem
0019 - "Praise You" Fatboy Slim
0047 - ID 'Doctor Tornado, Radio Metallica Worldwide'
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 0048 UTC by refmo »
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 0031 UTC »
ID's and anti-govt., pro Free Radio messages. " Say what needs to be said ". Dr.Tornado Id's and into Metallica music. Good Signal here, some deep fades, in usb.
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 0037 UTC »
0023z Dr Tornado talking about "the max blaster" then Radio Tornado ID, nice rant about free radio
0040z R Metallica ID w/Dr Tornado, Du Hast playing in background
0043z "Alan Weiner Mafia" LOL

Love it! s7+
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 0044 UTC by Rafman »
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 0103 UTC »
Radio (Tornado, Metallica) Worldwide, 6950 USB, 0044, 5.30.17.  Series of brief talk sections with Dr. Tornado mentioned, parody song, a section with many mentions of Radio Metallica Worldwide including several ID's. 

S7 and good here.
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 0126 UTC »
Heard from 0050-0059 on 6950 USB May 30.
Replay of old Radio Metallica WorldWide show with Dr. Tornado on "69 - 55 shortwave."

I fondly remember them broadcasting live with their own 800 number to handle request on on-air chat with listeners.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 0159 UTC by JohnS »
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 0239 UTC »
Noted on the SDR recording starting at 0011. No ID, just launched straight into "Without Me" Eminem. S6 meter reading.
0016 Dr. Tornado talking about what's going on in this country. Dr. Motherfucking Tornado mentioned at 0017, just before...
0017 "Praise You" Fatboy Slim
0023 Dr. Tornado talking, signal not quite strong enough to make out what's being said for a few minutes. "Washington D.C." mentioned at 0026. "Bill Clinton is bullshit..." 0027: "Exercise your freedom." 0028 "Say what's on your mind." Interspersed with clips of different OM, sounds Jamaican. "Say what needs to be said... This is Dr. Tornado."
0031 "Walk" Pantera
0035 Dr. Tornado talking briefly
0036 hard rock tune, but signal fading, unable to identify it.
0041 Dr. Tornado back, but signal still too faded to make out much.
0042 new tune, signal swelled up at 0043 - "Du Hast" Rammstein - but then quickly faded below the noise floor
0046 Radio Metallica World Wide mentioned
0048 music
0052 echoey voices
0053 keyboard music
0054 voices including Dr. Tornado
0055 "Secret Agent Man" Johnny Rivers, below noise floor until nice swell at 0057.
0058 Dr. Tornado speaking
0059 "This is Radio Tornado Worldwide" then off.

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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 1213 UTC »
SDR catch. S9 signal at 0011 sign on, then it faded out about a minute later. Some occasional traces of audio after that, but not much.
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017, 1334 UTC »
Heard from 0050-0059 on 6950 USB May 30.
Replay of old Radio Metallica WorldWide show with Dr. Tornado on "69 - 55 shortwave."

I fondly remember them broadcasting live with their own 800 number to handle request on on-air chat with listeners.


Remember the paint peeling signals he used to kick out, John? The first time I heard those guys I had a Radio Shack DX-375 I used for casual MW/FM/SW listening that didn't cover the funny bands. I went up to 6070 to listen to Toronto for bit when this wide signal wipes out everything. I tune down to find out what it was and it was their image on 6055 absolutely clear as a bell and blasting. I didn't bother to switch radios, (what was the point?), and found I could copy them easily with the whip down.

I one heard him drive a ute off of 6955. The ute was no slouch, but he buried it. When he signed off after ten minutes, that ute was gone.

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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 1411 UTC »
Remember the paint peeling signals he used to kick out, John? The first time I heard those guys I had a Radio Shack DX-375 I used for casual MW/FM/SW listening that didn't cover the funny bands. I went up to 6070 to listen to Toronto for bit when this wide signal wipes out everything. I tune down to find out what it was and it was their image on 6055 absolutely clear as a bell and blasting. I didn't bother to switch radios, (what was the point?), and found I could copy them easily with the whip down.

I one heard him drive a ute off of 6955. The ute was no slouch, but he buried it. When he signed off after ten minutes, that ute was gone.

I recall claims RMWW used a 10 kW transmitter. Not sure if it was that much, but it was indeed a very respectable signal.
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2017, 1444 UTC »
I recall claims RMWW used a 10 kW transmitter. Not sure if it was that much, but it was indeed a very respectable signal.

I looked this one up in Andrew Yoder's latest Pirate Annual to see if they QSL'd because I couldn't hear if they were giving an email address or not (nobody else reported one) and he seemed to think it was possible that it was that high. From page 131:

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Unlike some inflated power claims from pirates, this rating seems viable, and even during its daylight broadcasts, it could often be heard from coast to coast with very strong signals. At night, it was heard in New Zealand, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Australia, Greece, and other countries. The AM signal strength and audio quality helped RMWW to receive literally hundreds of hardcopy reception reports from 1997 alone.

For comparison's sake, WWV also transmits at 10 kW.

Even though this show featured an Eminem song from 2002 (and thus from a time after RMWW essentially ceased operation, again per Yoder) I'm guessing this show was a relay of an old broadcast. There was nothing I could copy in Dr. Tornado's announcements that definitively dated it. Aside from "Without Me" and "Secret Agent Man," all the songs played were from the 90s.
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2017, 1528 UTC »
Radio Tornado is a parody station of Radio Metallica Worldwide. The real Radio Metallica has been off the air since the late 1990s, maybe 1998 or 1999. From what I heard back then the RM transmitter "blew up" and it was indeed a 10kw transmitter. The operator of the 90s pirate station Anteater Radio visited Dr. Tornado and Senor El Nino and confirmed the power output of the old RM transmitter.

Radio Tornado used to QSL loggings in the old ACE and Pirate Pages publications back in the 90s but I'm not sure if the person who put together the original Radio Tornado program is still active in the hobby. The recent Tornado broadcasts are most likely from tapes and recordings that have been circulated by various people. There isn't an email for the station and QSL cards sent out were of the postal variety. Maybe the original op will see the recent loggings and send out QSL cards or maybe even eQSLs, who knows!?
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2017, 1706 UTC »
Thanks for the history, Joe.  ;D
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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2017, 1915 UTC »
I was told they were running 10,600 watts of carrier. Do the math for the PEP. I know I was able to receive them in the daytime S9+ with a 4 inch wire as a whip on a DX-394 I had back then, in my basement.

I seem to recall Anteater telling me when he pulled up to the transmitter site, he noticed the tree where the antenna was strung up to, was on fire! He went to the door, introduced himself and said, "By the way, I think your tree is on fire."

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Re: Radio Tornado 6950 USB 0013 UTC 5/30/17
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 1556 UTC »
I remember him talking on air to another op about how they used to transport it by moving van at one time. He had another one about running it from a storage unit, blowing the finals, and running in to see smoke and plasma discharges coming out. LOL!

I knew a guy that had a section of the final. It had sections of copper tubing attached to the board for cooling. That section was supposedly used previously for WJDI, too.