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Title: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: MDK2 on April 21, 2019, 0210 UTC
0208 warming up....
0209 X-FM ID, please stand by
0220 "Russian Radio" Red Flag (tune has been playing for a minute or two already)
0222 Redhat on the mic... echo in the headphones, bugs getting in his equipment.... leaving 43m because of all the data noise and other signals... spent the past 48 hours getting ready... etc.
0229 xfmshortwave@gmail.com, HFU shoutouts
0230 "I Don't Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem)" Good Charlotte
0234 "Stellar" Incubus
0237 Redhat on the mic, X-FM station ID. "Your Signs" Nonpoint
0241 "Why Don't You Get a Job" The Offspring
0244 Redhat on the mic, X-FM ID.
0245 "The Way You Like It" Adema
0248 "Dangerous" Big Data feat. Joywave
0253 "Deutschland" Rammstein
0258 or so, Redhat on the mic talking about the impact Rammstein had upon him...
0306 taking a request for "Exciter" Judas Priest, which started at 0307
0312 X-FM ID into "Satellite" P.O.D.
0316 "When The Seasons Change" Five Finger Death Punch
0320 Redhat, commenting on playing heavy stuff tonight, "Dead Memories" Slipknot
0324 X-FM ID, "Breakdown" Seether
0328 Redhat on the mic, taking a request for "46 and 2" Tool from Big.Badfish.Al
0334 Redhat on the mic
0335 "Comedown" Bush
0340 Redhat on the mic... almost burned down his place trying to light something to heat up his boiling water... freeze dried meal that won't expire for 20 years. Reading email... shoutouts.... etc
0353 "Say It Ain't So" Weezer
0357 X-FM ID, "Starz in Their Eyes" Just Jack
0401 Redhat on the mic, 0402 "Excuse" The Ettes for Andrew Yoder
0404 "Break  the Chain" IAMX
0409 Redhat on the mic, introducing next song. "Ghost Town" Shiny Toy Guns
0413 Redhat on the mic, edited one of the songs he played to remove a midsection rap that he didn't care for... I think the Just Jack song but wasn't paying enough attention... HFU reception reports... pirate radio is expensive, but not as much as motorcycle racing...
0418 "The Victor" Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
0421 X-FM ID
0422 "Or So They Say" Floorian
0427 "Cigarettes" Tash Sultana
0433 "Northern Lights" Death Cab For Cutie
0438 Redhat on the mic....
0443 "Back Down" Bob Moses
0447 "Peg" Steely Dan
0451 "Burning Down The House" Talking Heads
0455 "Time Rider" Chromatics
0500 "Marble Machine" Wintergatan
0504 "El Manana" Gorillaz
0508 "I Feel It Coming" The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
0512 "Ashes to Ashes" David Bowie
0517 "Talking In Your Sleep" The Romantics
0520 "Black Room Boy" Above & Beyond
0527 "Meet Your Master" Nine Inch Nails
0530 "Coma White" Marilyn Manson
0536 Redhat on the mic ... may one evening do a dusk-to-dawn show ...
0542 "Eyes of a Stranger" The Payolas
0546 "Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea" MISSIO
       0549 signal just bottomed out, struggling to return
       0553 signal hasn't recovered... just a trace on the waterfall when I check with the SDR. I don't know if something happened at tx site, but I no longer have anything to hear. Guess I'll take that as my cue to turn in. THANKS FOR THE SHOW!!
       0558 I see that Skeezix is still reporting good reception. Guess the skip zone must have enveloped my QTH.
0559 What's this? Suddenly I have the signal again. Not as strong, about S7, but there it is.
0601 Taking another deep fade. It's midnight here. I really should go to bed. Thanks for the show Redhat and see you next time.

Video of reception at 0334z: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pL2E86S5O0

The signal has been remarkably consistent all night. Some occasional fades, but mostly staying S9 +10 to +20 even at 0530
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: skeezix on April 21, 2019, 0212 UTC
0209Z 44444 S9 ID "This is X-FM."  There's a blob of noise here 6287-6295, but even with that, the audio sounds great. Blob o' noise only has much impact during fades.
0216Z 44444 S9 Computer voice: "X-FM is now on the air."
0218Z 44444 S9 Red Flag "Russian Radio"
0222Z 45444 S9 Redhat talking.
0229Z 45444 S9 Good Charlotte "I Don't Wanna Be In Love"
0234Z 45444 S9 ID "This is X-FM"
0234Z 45444 S9 Incubus "Stellar"
0238Z 45444 S9 Nonpoint "Your Signs"
0241Z 45444 S9 The Offspring "Why Don't You Get a Job?"
0244Z 45444 S9 Adema "The Way You Like It"
0248Z 45444 S9 Big Data "Dangerous"
0253Z 45444 S9 Rammstein "Deutschland"
0259Z 45444 S9 Redhat talking. About music & shoutouts & things.
0307Z 45444 S9 Judas Priest "Exciter"
0313Z 45444 S9 P.O.D. "Satellite"
0316Z 45444 S9 Five Finger Death Punch "When the Seasons Change"
0320Z 45444 S9+ Slipknot "Dead Memories"
0324Z 45444 S9 Seether "Breakdown"
0328Z 45444 S9 Tool "Forty Six and Two"
0335Z 45444 S9 Bush "Comedown"
0341Z 35423 S5 While Redhat was talking, the band dropped noticeably. The fading is much deeper and frequent.
0353Z 35433 S7 Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
0357Z 35433 S7 ID
0357Z 35433 S7 Just Jack "Starz In Their Eyes"
0402Z 45444 S9 The Ettes "Excuse"
0405Z 45444 S9 IAMX "Break The Chain"
0409Z 45444 S9 Shiny Toy Guns "Ghost Town"
0414Z 35423 S7 RH talking. Mentioned teriyaki chicken.
0416Z 15422 S3 Band took a long & deep fade.
0418Z 25422 S3 Band still down and unable to ID the song
0422Z 25422 S3 Station ID
0422Z 25422 S3 Floorian "So They Say"
0428Z 35433 S7 Tash Sultana "Cigarettes"  Band finally recovered a bit, but is unstable.
0433Z 35433 S7 Death Cab For Cutie "Northern Lights"
0443Z 35433 S7 Bob Moses "Back Down"
0449Z 55434 S9+ Steely Dan "Peg"
0451Z 55434 S9+ Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"
0455Z 35433 S7 Redhat talking
0455Z 35433 S7 Chromatics "Time Rider"
0500Z 45434 S7 Wintergatan "Marble Machine"
0504Z 45434 S7 Gorillaz "El Manana"
0508Z 45434 S7 The Weekend "I Feel It Coming"
0512Z 45434 S7 David Bowie "Ashes to Ashes"
0516Z 45434 S7 Station ID
0517Z 45434 S7 The Romantics "Talking in Your Sleep"
0520Z 45434 S7 Above & Beyond "Black Room Boy"
0527Z 45434 S7 Nine Inch Nails "Meet Your Master"
0531Z 45434 S7 Marilyn Manson "Coma White"
0539Z 45434 S7 Redhat talking. Has mentioned that a dusk to dawn show is on his bucket list.
0539Z 45434 S7 The Payolas "Eyes of a Stranger"
0547Z 45434 S7 MISSIO "Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea"
0551Z 45434 S7 Genesis "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
0559Z 45434 S7 Station ID
0559Z 45434 S7 Icehouse "The Perfect Crime"
0603Z 55434 S9+ Depeche Mode "Stripped"
0607Z 45434 S9 Wall of Voodoo "Lost Weekend"
0613Z 45434 S9 Cake "Friend is a Four Letter Word"
0616Z 45434 S9 Brothers Osborne "I Don't Remember Me"
0619Z 45434 S7 Eagles "Hotel California"
0626Z 45434 S7 Massive Attack "Protection"
0634Z 45434 S7 Michael Andrews & Gary Jules "Mad World"
0637Z 45434 S7 Redhat signing off.
0641Z 45434 S7 Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms"
0647Z 45434 S7 Station ID
0647Z Off Air.

Yaesu FT-847 with Bonito Boni-Whip antenna
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: PresentedIn4D on April 21, 2019, 0212 UTC
'Evenin redhat!

S8-S9 here, but very wobbly carrier even for sync AM. Audio sounds pretty low too. Get that rig warm :)
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Azimuth Coordinator on April 21, 2019, 0214 UTC
0215z   X FM interval signal  S7 S9  Alberta SDR

0345z   I'm still awake  Soup in the bag..  Sound good

0448z   Peg   Steely Dan   Thanks Redhat 

Thanks for tonight's broadcast I'll try to stay up for the whole show
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Radio Star on April 21, 2019, 0215 UTC
Hi Redhat!
S3 and good audio.

0213 - 'Aquaerobics" - Nooncat
0219 - "Russian Radio" - Red Flag
0223 - Redat lamenting about RFI and it has been a long 48hrs to get this broadcast together.
0229 - "X-FM Music to the Power of X"
0230 - "I Don't Wanna Be In Love" - Good Charlotte
0234 - "Stellar" - Incubus
0237 - Redhat chatting
0238 - "Your Signs" - Nonpoint
0242 - "Why Don't You Get A Job" - The Offspring
0245 - Redhat on the mic
0245 - "The Way You Like It" - Adema
0249 - "Dangerous" - Big Data Feat - Joywave
0254 - "Deutschland" - Rammstein
0307 - "Exciter" - Judas Priest
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Nightshift911 on April 21, 2019, 0217 UTC
02:15 ID X-FM and "please standby"

sig varying from S7  - S9
audio fairly clear

02:26  signal varying S9 - 10+S9, with occasional deep fades
audio still clean

02:41 (my ex wife's theme song)  ;D The Offspring "Get a Job"
03:01 (thanks for the shout-out!) still 10 over S9, excellent audio
03:46 varying S7 - 10+S9 with some fades. (DON'T BURN DOWN THE MOBILE UNIT LOL)
03:53 Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
04:48 Steely Dan "Peg"
05:02 nearly steady S9 with minimal fading, band conditions seem better than earlier. excellent audio quality
06:12 S9, with occasional deep fades. Thanks for the great show, Redhat!
06:48 signoff
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Andrew Yoder on April 21, 2019, 0217 UTC
Excellent signal with "standby for X-FM" announcements

Checking around & I can hear it on SDRs in SW England; Rio Grande da Serra, Brazil; Bjargtangar, Iceland; Kongfjord, Norway; Carlow, Ireland; Wrexham, Wales (carrier); & Anasco, Puerto Rico

At 0424, I checked and X-FM is now audible on the Maui, HI, SDR & also good on the island of Bonaire SDR. Sig still really good on my own receiver
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Kilokat7 on April 21, 2019, 0217 UTC
S9 currently during sign-on music..a great start!  Let's hope the conditions hold up! Thanks Redhat, looking forward to the music tonight.

0608z: Weak to fair in New Zealand via a remote SDR, nicely done!  Still S8-S9 here in MI.

Thanks for the music tonight!

Off-air recording here for those interested (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GdteZJT-nyMt_8gjH9-iteldV3zTeQ0j).
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: oly1959 on April 21, 2019, 0221 UTC
Also catching XFM starting up here on 6285 at 0213 with a average of a 3 over S9 with peaks hitting up to 10 over S9! Wow! Awesome signal RH! Great audio as always! Hope you can play "Why Don't You Get A Job". "Russian Radio" by Red Flag at 0219. Thanks for the show this evening Redhat and everything you do for the Free Radio Community! Thanks for playing my request from the Offspring! You rock dude! :)
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: bandarr3000 on April 21, 2019, 0224 UTC
S9 into west Michigan
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Traveling Wave on April 21, 2019, 0235 UTC
0233 UTC - Signal is S9 in WNY, audio sounds good.
0302 UTC - Shoutouts to all HF Underground !
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: myteaquinn on April 21, 2019, 0240 UTC
Happy Easter Red Hat! Good signal tonight. Sounds good on the R70.
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Ranch Jones on April 21, 2019, 0246 UTC
Booming into Joshua Tree Calif 5x9 Plus.....keep rocking good music choices!!
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: bubblova on April 21, 2019, 0253 UTC
Hi Redhat!
Can hear Dangerous at 333 inside my house in Albuquerque (right next to a huge bank of power lines) with just my whip!  Happy 420 everyone 8)
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: BOR on April 21, 2019, 0306 UTC
Loud and clear on the west coast of Canada at 0305 UTC. Professional quality audio. Receiving on a Yaesu FT-2000 using a G5RV antenna.
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: William Hassig on April 21, 2019, 0313 UTC
Tuned in at 0312utc, weak signal, heard crows cawing then male voice that is too weak to understand, at 0317 signal improved a bit, heard "X-FM, the power of X", at 0344 heard him mention my name from HFU, 
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: blw on April 21, 2019, 0314 UTC
Hi Redhat and X-FM Radio. Super signal at +10 without touching the loop. Thanks for the pirate radio fun.
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Markokpik on April 21, 2019, 0318 UTC
0300 X-FM.  Rock music w/ brief talk by Redhat and TC, more rock, canned ID and brief talk by Redhat.  More rock.

S8 here.  Great Signal.

Thanks for the show.
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Dr. Strangelove on April 21, 2019, 0422 UTC
Just tuned in at 04:22.  20 over into AL.  Sounding great!
Huge signal dip at 04:42.  Just heard in the noise now.
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Matambale on April 21, 2019, 0424 UTC
Signal into Littleton Co is bodacious.  10dB/S9.  Much rock and roll.

Tip of the hat (with skull and x bones on it) to MDK2.

Great selection of tunes and chat, caught the shout-out, thanks

Later on:

0550 - signal drops sharply to < S3, carrier visible, inaudible (sometime near 0550)
0559 - some joy returns, about S7, for about 90 seconds
0601 - we are back to S3, faintly audible
0606 - up the slope a bit to S4/S5, music is apparent.
0633 - now a fine S8, Gary Jules, Mad World.  More impactful over shortwave radio.
(I think)

Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: PRO2006 on April 21, 2019, 0430 UTC
0426- Just tuning in..nice signal here.. SIO 444  "Cigarettes" , missed artist.
0453- Burning Down The House
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: steveyoth on April 21, 2019, 0441 UTC
I found X-FM on 6285 kHz just now, 0440Z.  Nice audio with signal level at 10dB over S9 here in central Georgia.
Thanks for the nice music!
Title: Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
Post by: Pigmeat on April 22, 2019, 1344 UTC
Thanks for playing "The Victor". Dick Dale and the Del-Tones ripping it up in 1965. No one could touch him then.