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Title: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0206 UTC
I will be trying on 6920 AM off and on tonight with some Big Band music at 100 watts from the left coast.  Already confirmed by SDR I'm getting out at least over half the country, but it'll be interesting to see if I can get some precise reports.
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: JCMaxwell on March 28, 2016, 0239 UTC
Nothing here, too much QRM from 6915  >:(
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: Skipmuck on March 28, 2016, 0241 UTC
I'm hearing a very weak carrier here at 0240 UTC. Unfortunately, not even a trace of audio :(
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0242 UTC
Thanks for the (non) report.   ;)  That's okay, VOACAP doesn't show I'm quite hitting the right coast yet.  I might need to wait a couple more hours for things to line up better.  
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0242 UTC
I'm hearing a very weak carrier here at 0240 UTC. Unfortunately, not even a trace of audio :(
When I got confirmation on SDR early this morning I was showing up on 6919 or so. 
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0253 UTC
It's currently 0252 UTC.  I'm going to shut it down for 30 minutes or so to cool off.  Finals are scorching right now. 
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: Skipmuck on March 28, 2016, 0257 UTC
OK...thanks for trying to reach us over here on the east coast! The carrier I had was definitely on 6919.9 or so. Maybe something else or just the placebo effect from straining though the noise ??? It's been a long day at the radio here :)
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: radiogaga on March 28, 2016, 0300 UTC
saw weak trace of carrier 5 minutes before sign off, no audio.
will be listening...

rgg
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0336 UTC
Back at it right now for about the next 30 minutes before I head off to bed.  I jury rigged myself a little extra cooling power to the back of the Icom:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Sx8UoqolwlU05fek5SWXYwQkU/view?usp=sharing

 ;D
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: radiogaga on March 28, 2016, 0347 UTC
03:43 weak carrier only
try ssb...

rgg
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0348 UTC
Okay, I'll try USB for a few minutes.  I try to avoid SSB because my amplifier has fits when I try to use it. 
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: JoeFLIPS on March 28, 2016, 0349 UTC
0348 UTC and no trace at all in Rhode Island. I'll keep listening  ;D
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0353 UTC
0348 UTC and no trace at all in Rhode Island. I'll keep listening  ;D

I'm quite sure I just heard myself on the New Brunswick SDR at 6920 on USB.  Just barely above the noise floor. 
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: Yankee Charlie on March 28, 2016, 0354 UTC
  Been listening 6920 AM (tried ECSS LSB) since 0210 Z, S2 QRM from 6 kHz wide 6915 AM >:(, nothing but perhaps a weak carrier, now listening in USB, 0350 Z mode change, just a weak carrier and tune-up sounds. Nothing more 6920 USB 0405 Z, GN. Thanks for trying,  ;) 73.
Title: Re: Will be trying on 6920 AM
Post by: jackson_r on March 28, 2016, 0404 UTC
Well that's it for me tonight, guys.  Been blasting out on 6920 USB for about 15 minutes now at about 100 watts.  Should be hitting damned near everything in the continental US, but my direction may be off too.  Could be a bunch of people in South America are wondering what the hell is going on.   ;D  I'll give it another go in a few nights.