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Title: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Sealord on August 04, 2013, 1900 UTC
Recorder catch:

6925 (rx in USB)

Weak signal floating in and out of the noise.

07:14z on or faded in - can hear a digital mode, but not sure if this is from the station
07:15z right after digital stops can hear someone talking, but can't make it out
07:16z music
07:19z can hear Op talking
07:24z Op talking again
07:29z "..(something) Shortwave.." partial ID?
07:51z can still tell there's music
07:58z "..(something) Radio.."
08:15z can hear part of a guitar solo
08:31z-08:35z Scottie DX SSTV:
(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx256/Sealord40m/201308041333_zpsc99327ad.jpg)
08:35z after SSTV could just tell there's talking & then Off or faded out

Audio: http://archive.org/download/ShortwaveOddsSodsTransmissions/Unid_pirate6925Usb0714z-0835z08-04-13.mp3

Thanks! :)


Title: Re: UNID 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 04, 2013, 1919 UTC
Some very faint music during the time period Sealord describes, thanks for the tip.

I could barely here the SSTV at 0831, so I fed it into MultiMode OSX, manually started the decode, and adjusted it as best as I could.

(http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/04Aug2013-151629.jpg)


Title: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Daktologist on August 05, 2013, 1526 UTC
A listener in Australia let me know about this thread. I am the OP on this broadcast you have received.




(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35447607/Radio%20Totse/Promo%20material/piratetotse3sstv.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35447607/Radio%20Totse/Promo%20material/Radio%20Totse%20SSTV%202013_08_04_0835z.jpg)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35447607/Radio%20Totse/QSL%2Brx_reports/Radio_Totse_excerpt_20130804_6925kHz_USB.mp3 (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35447607/Radio%20Totse/QSL%2Brx_reports/Radio_Totse_excerpt_20130804_6925kHz_USB.mp3)


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 05, 2013, 1529 UTC
A listener in Australia let me know about this thread. I am the OP on this broadcast you have received.




(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35447607/Radio%20Totse/Promo%20material/piratetotse3sstv.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35447607/Radio%20Totse/Promo%20material/Radio%20Totse%20SSTV%202013_08_04_0835z.jpg)


Thank you very much for the proper station ID! 

Without being too specific about your location, was this transmitted from Down Under?


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Daktologist on August 05, 2013, 1530 UTC
Sure was. Somewhere in NZ


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 05, 2013, 1531 UTC
Sure was. Somewhere in NZ

Thanks for the confirmation. Now I am even more amazed that I heard it. Congrats on making it to NAm. I hope to hear more of your station in the future.



Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Sealord on August 05, 2013, 1552 UTC
That's unreal, congratulations Radio Totse - the last time I heard a pirate broadcast from New Zealand was KIWI, 16yrs. ago!

Thanks so much for the verification Radio Totse!  Looking forward to more shows & thnx again for the QSL! :)


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: jFarley on August 05, 2013, 2128 UTC
Recorder Catch on 6925USB

I noted this in my overnite recording from the other night (and also SL's post), but never really had the time to finish going through the file until lunch today.

0713 Music noted
0718 End of mx, talk by OM op.  It sounds like "...you are listening to..."

From 0720 to 0826, there is definite mx (I could ID none of it) and also talk by an OM op (I could understand none of it).  There was a lot of apparent fading noted here during this period, and the signal often seemed to be below the noise floor.

0833 The signal faded up apparently in the middle of the SSTV.
0835 SSTV ended.  There was some talk by an OM op, and at this point I heard a very very very tentative ID possibly "You are
        (tuned?) to Radio (Totse?)".
0836 Last audio heard.

Very weak and hovering around the noise, with significant fading.  Thunderstorm noise was luckily low at this time.  Still working on getting an SSTV image.

I normally orient the loop to an azimuth of around 60 degrees for the best compromise for Euro pirates and also East Africa.  It was that way for this reception which luckily was spot on New Zealand at around 240 degrees.

WCNA DXers should be hearing alarms going off about now.


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 06, 2013, 0055 UTC
Related: http://voiceofnextthursday.blogspot.com/2013/08/radio-totse.html


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Gabriel Syme on August 06, 2013, 0820 UTC
Thanks to Radio Totse for my eQSL ;)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QL_fZFlyRSw/Uf950LhkLsI/AAAAAAAAAKk/dBwm7H4K9Cc/s1600/QSL+5-8-13.jpg)

and this be my first post on HF Underground.

C U Next Thursday,

G. Syme (VONT)


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Gabriel Syme on August 06, 2013, 0903 UTC
Radio Totse on tonight (UTC morning  - August 6) 0900-1040z 6925kHz USB w/ hard rock.

Good signal into East coast of Australia.

New and improved SSTV image:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UTpOAm3QVJk/UgDad0ukSmI/AAAAAAAAAK0/llW8LY0Yk7g/s1600/Radio+Totse+SSTV+2013_08_06_1035z.jpg)

G. Syme


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 06, 2013, 1832 UTC
Gabriel Syme, does the Voice of Next Thursday transmit on any frequencies/times favorable for reception here in North America?


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: jFarley on August 06, 2013, 2137 UTC
Related: http://voiceofnextthursday.blogspot.com/2013/08/radio-totse.html

That is one heckuva backstory!  So if I read that correctly, 4 August 13 was the first day of operation?

This thing just gets more and more improbable, yet it happened.


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Gabriel Syme on August 07, 2013, 1134 UTC
Gabriel Syme, does the Voice of Next Thursday transmit on any frequencies/times favorable for reception here in North America?

My QRP power levels aren't favorable to being heard in North America. I use a 10W Corsair on 6925 and have usually transmitted anywhere from an hour before local sunset (currently 0930z) up to an hour after that. I broadcast when the opportunity arose, it was very sporadic. The last time I broadcast was around the new year.


Dak says he'll be back "on air this weekend. Probably around 10:00 utc on Saturday and Sunday."

GS


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: Sealord on August 07, 2013, 1355 UTC

Dak says he'll be back "on air this weekend. Probably around 10:00 utc on Saturday and Sunday."

GS


Awesome - I fixed my coax feed yesterday, so I'll keep an ear out RT this weekend :)


Title: Re: Radio Totse 6925 07:14z-08:35z 08-04-13
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 07, 2013, 1403 UTC
My QRP power levels aren't favorable to being heard in North America. I use a 10W Corsair on 6925 and have usually transmitted anywhere from an hour before local sunset (currently 0930z) up to an hour after that. I broadcast when the opportunity arose, it was very sporadic. The last time I broadcast was around the new year.


Dak says he'll be back "on air this weekend. Probably around 10:00 utc on Saturday and Sunday."

GS


1000z may be a little late for the eastern USA, however, as the Sun is already rising, but I will certainly try to listen as well!  One suggestion - If he could send a few SSTV pictures during the show, it might provide additional opportunities for listeners to receive them and verify that they are indeed hearing the station.




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