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General Category => Pirate Radio History => Topic started by: Kilokat7 on February 26, 2017, 2228 UTC

Title: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: Kilokat7 on February 26, 2017, 2228 UTC
I've posted this before, but I'll kick things off with this article I wrote a few years ago about Dave Schneider and 1620 WJDI:

http://blog.amdxer.com/wjdi/

I look forward to seeing this board grow.  Please share your history and stories here!
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: pirateswl on February 26, 2017, 2236 UTC
https://sites.google.com/site/napiratehof/2011-inductees/wjdi
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: Pigmeat on February 27, 2017, 2141 UTC
That transformer looks strangely like the one that disappeared from NEARFest in the same time period. Probably one of it's siblings, the story was the N'Fest one simply walked away, this one has wheels and helper animals.
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 27, 2017, 2207 UTC
Thanks for the memories, Kilokat7. 

(https://www.hfunderground.com/w/images/3/37/WJDI_QSL.jpg)
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: Pigmeat on February 27, 2017, 2218 UTC
Somewhere around here I've got a picture of WJDI antenna in it's last incarnation. It was damned impressive for a bunch of guys screwing around on a shoestring and mostly surplus parts.

I've seen an FET on piece of circuit board that was supposedly part of both the WJDI and Radio Metallica transmitter. I have no reason to doubt the truth of what the fellow who showed it to me said about it's provenance. It was robust piece of circuitry to say the least.
Title: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: Dude111 on October 24, 2019, 0622 UTC
I remember hearing them...... They used to mock the FCC like crazy,I couldnt believe what I was hearing!!!!!!

Seems like they were on air a long time......
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: NJQA on October 24, 2019, 1150 UTC
For years I would see this out-of-state guy selling small parts at the DC area hamfests.  One day he told me the WDJI story.  I suppose this was Dave.  I havenít seen him at the hamfests recently; I hope he is doing OK.
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: Josh on October 24, 2019, 2204 UTC
Lol this is freaking ossum. 32kw cw sigs, nice.
Title: Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
Post by: Pigmeat on October 25, 2019, 1233 UTC
I was driving north to do some salmon and lake run trout fishing on Lake Erie in 1990, Chris. I hit an AM radio desert north of Pittsburgh. I was tuning around and hit them them playing AOR music at the top of the band running a fake commercial, "Cadillac: The big car for men with small penises!"

I laughed so hard, I nearly drove through the guard rail. 5 minutes later it faded away. They had a very professional sound.