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Title: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Kilokat7 on December 23, 2018, 0124 UTC
Huge S9 signal and sounding great at sign-on a few minutes ago.  Looking forward to the Christmas show - thanks Redhat!

Off-air recording capturing most of the show with a good signal the majority of the time:

4085_kHz_XFM_0115-0327_UTC_23DE18 (http://amdxer.com/download/DX_Audio_Clips_Other/4085_kHz_XFM_0115-0327_UTC_23DE18.mp3)
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Skipmuck on December 23, 2018, 0128 UTC
0127 UTC "Let It Snow"-Dean Martin
0131 UTC "Good King Wenceslas"-Mannheim Steamroller
0134 UTC Redhat speaking
(Sounds like something else on the frequency in USB....very weak under the X-FM audio)
0135 UTC Thanks for the shoutout!
0143 UTC X-FM ID, into "Carol of the Bells"-Mannheim Steamroller
(Signal tonight is peaking at S7 with deep fades down to the noise floor)
0147 UTC "Little Drummer Boy"-Mannheim Steamroller
0151 UTC Redhat chat
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0223 UTC "The Snowman(Soundtrack)"-Howard Blake (Still going!)
0233 UTC Redhat chat
0237 UTC "Rhiannon"-Fleetwood Mac
Signal is fading more and more into the noise here....  :(
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: KMD3HR on December 23, 2018, 0131 UTC
Good signal but QRM from another source.
Let it snow...
01:31 Instrumental..unknown...
No clue whats going on...per dj.
Callouts.
Taking requests.
Archives of Christmas weak
Rotted fish talk.
Snowman on the agenda.
Phone given for requests.
Get drunk and drink eggnog.
01:39 Manhiem steamroller Deck the Halls.
XFM ID with gmail address given.
XFM ID 01:43.
01:43 Carole of Bells.
MSR
01:45 Little Drummer Boy MSR.
Christmas show...Thanks for the show!
Music to the power of the X.
01:50 Callouts of HF Underground.
If your traveling...travel safe...careful with eggnog.
Request for Scott Todd.
XFM Id
01:55 song about Norwegian fish tradition in midwest.
02:00 XFM and email addy given.
Is Wolverine about tonight?
02:02 Greensleeves MSR.
The Power of X.
Talk about Snowman 26 minutes long 02:07




Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: William Hassig on December 23, 2018, 0132 UTC
Tuned in at 0129utc, weak noisy signal, song "let it snow" which is now controversial thanks to #metoo, signal improved to fair, now faded to weak and noisy again.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: skeezix on December 23, 2018, 0138 UTC
0136Z 45444 S9 Hearing Redhat talking. Signal is good with occasional significant fading. Some strong local QRM 4088-4096. With receiver set to sync+LSB, no problem.
0139Z 45444 S9 ID
0139Z 45444 S9 Mannheim Steamroller "Deck the Halls"
0201Z 45444 S9 Redhat talking. Said its going to be a trainwreck... drinking, no planning...  (which I think is fun)
0203Z 45444 S9 Mannheim Steamroller "Greensleeves"
0207Z 45444 S9 Howard Blake "The Snowman"
0215Z 15421 S1 The band took a dive. Now mostly static, but can hear rare audio.
0220Z 45423 S7 Faded back in... long & deep fades.
0236Z 35433 S7 Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon"



Sony ICF-2010 with Quantum SW QX Loop antenna
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: TheRelayStation on December 23, 2018, 0142 UTC
listening to your broadcast RedHat while i do some re-coding on my Kiwi SDR to increase the current audio bandwidth from 12Khz to 20Khz.
this will improve audio response from the current 6Khz to 10Khz.
happy holidays to everyone  8)
yes, you hit the nail square center - to play tunes and enjoy - exactly what i am doing while i work on the Kiwi  :)
thanks RedHat !
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: elburndx on December 23, 2018, 0145 UTC
Huge signal into Chicago tonight. Thanks for the show!

(https://i.imgur.com/i8U6Yrs.jpg)
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: curious george on December 23, 2018, 0146 UTC
Still going strong at 0143 UTC, with "Carol of the Bells" by Mannheim Steamroller.  S8 in NY with good audio.  Nice to see stations are moving to 4 Mhz for nighttime broadcasts.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Treehouse SWL on December 23, 2018, 0147 UTC
Just tuned in at 0144 UTC. It's weak enough here that I'm listening in USB to hear the music.

Tuned in again at 0246 UTC, and the signal's below the noisy floor now. The lower bands have not been good here all day!
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Davep on December 23, 2018, 0157 UTC
157  great copy S7   sounds good
204 Mannheim Steamroller/ greesleeves.     
206 Howard Blake/ the snowman soundtrack
223 Peter Auty/ walking in the air
236 Fleetwood Mac / Rhiannon

4 mhz working here tonight!
Thanks Redhat
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: JohnS on December 23, 2018, 0203 UTC
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Lots of noise here at locale in Omaha  @ 0200.
Audio sounds good when noise subsides but copy diffivult.
0202: Orchestral rendition of "What Child Is This?" into station iID.
-0223 sounds like selection from animated film " The Snowman."
Copy still very difficult with high persistent static levels.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: oly1959 on December 23, 2018, 0205 UTC
Hello Redhat. Catching your Christmas show on the K3fef SDR with a S8-S9 and great audio with a song about "Lutefisk" at 0157. Had it once and YUCK! Talk about it being a train wreck not knowing what to do at 0200 and then playing Manheim Steamroller. At my QTH, you are a S9 just above that nasty noise level. Thanks for your Christmas Show buddy and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: MrMomB on December 23, 2018, 0227 UTC
2:22 Mostly above the noise in WNY  73
2:37 Rhiannon
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: bandarr3000 on December 23, 2018, 0233 UTC
0232 - OM after story - S9 in west Michigan, best I've ever gotten X-FM.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Markokpik on December 23, 2018, 0236 UTC
0221 "the Snowman" story, Redhat with information about the story, TC and talk about the program and requests

S7 here.  Very nice signal.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: slowtrain on December 23, 2018, 0236 UTC
Hearing your program here in South Carolina good to hear you Red Hat signal level ranges S7-9 tonight at 02:36UTC .
Hearing Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac at 02:36UTC hearing him speak earlier about this time of year being stressful with family and all!
Talk Shows on Mute by Incubus at 02:40UTC Always good to hear your program!!!
Someone like me by Royksopp at 02:45UTC
Breathe by Telepopmusik at 02:52UTC
Somebody has to pay by Susie Van Der Meer at 02:55UTC  Thanks for the show Red Hat and your love for music!!!
Will Do by TV on the Radio at 02:59UTC
Rondo Acapricio by Tosca at 03:03UTC
Eyes be Closed by Washed Out at 03:08UTC Signal is still S9!
I want you by Third Day Blind at 03:13UTC
Look Right through me by Revis at 03:17UTC
Music is Math by Boards of Canada at 03;20UTC
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Ron Hunsicker on December 23, 2018, 0244 UTC
Tuned in at 0237.  Noise is really nasty and although the signal is 25-35 dB above the noise, overall quality is poor.

A time when I wish the Elad had an rf gain control!


Ron
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: aurora on December 23, 2018, 0247 UTC
Sounding great tonight Redhat, 555

0246 - Someone Like Me / Royksopp
0250 - Breathe / G3n3sis
0255 - Someone Has To Pay / Susie Van Der Meer
0258 - Will Do / TV On The Radio
0302 - Redhat announced time / ID / email address
0302 - Rondo Acapricio / Tosca
0308 - Eyes Be Closed / Washed Out

Thanks Redhat for the show. Merry Christmas !

Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: blw on December 23, 2018, 0252 UTC
Redhat announcing X-FM, and a great sounding playlist. Strong signal here with some band noise. Stereo AM sounding good using SoDiRa. Thanks for the broadcast X-FM Radio. Really nice tunes- too nice to suggest any requests.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: pirateswl on December 23, 2018, 0305 UTC
X-FM 4085 AM S1-S5 in NY

0303: Tosca “Rondo Acapricio”
0308: Washed Out “Eyes Be Closed”
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: Josh on December 23, 2018, 0310 UTC
Music that makes one want to independently flex each butt cheek to the beat @ 0306Z.

S9 here, aka 50uv.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: refmo on December 23, 2018, 0318 UTC
Late to the show, sounds like Redhat wrapping things up @ 0318 with shoutouts to HFU posters.  S9 and good audio.
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: PresentedIn4D on December 23, 2018, 0319 UTC
Catching ya at signoff, was a bit too weak against local QRM to hear much more than low tones earlier. S7 with shoutouts. I love being able to hear you at this frequency, but local QRM totally destroys that band, shame!

Signing off with Music is Math. Great choice, redhat, Geogaddi is one of the best albums of all time. Boards of Canada was lifechanging for teenage me!
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 23, 2018, 2231 UTC
SDR recording catch
0106 Sign on, with ambient music.
0116 ID, gave out phone number. Generally an SIO 444.
0207 Still a good signal
0326 Off, was still an SIO 444.

Thanks for the show X-FM!
Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: rayidideo on December 25, 2018, 2336 UTC
Huge S9 signal and sounding great at sign-on a few minutes ago.  Looking forward to the Christmas show - thanks Redhat!

Off-air recording capturing most of the show with a good signal the majority of the time:

4085_kHz_XFM_0115-0327_UTC_23DE18 (http://amdxer.com/download/DX_Audio_Clips_Other/4085_kHz_XFM_0115-0327_UTC_23DE18.mp3)
Thanks for the recording of another great X-FM broadcast.  My station is down due to remodeling and haven't been able to do any listening... Thanks for the HF fix...…

Title: Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
Post by: digitalmod on December 26, 2018, 1409 UTC
 >:( Sorry I missed out. Thanks for the lengthy and fantastic quality recordings.