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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6955 USB 0205 UTC 08 Dec 2019
« on: December 08, 2019, 0212 UTC »
S3-S5.  SIO 444.
0205: Stray Cats Rock this Town
(another stray cats song, then some metal...)
0210: rap
0211: Popeye twist.  still SIO 444.
0213: guitar instrumental..Parisiene Walkways?
0216: Radio Ga Ga
0218: OTA

HF Mystery Signals / 7335 and 7365kHz CW? 20191116 0216 UTC to ???
« on: November 16, 2019, 1614 UTC »
Maybe CW?  Broadcast on 7335 and 7365 kHz 20191116 0216 UTC until ?????.  Captured from central MD, but also noted on Kiwis across eastern US (didn't check western US).  TDoA suggested SE US, maybe Florida....

Someone on HF chat commented that these are Radio Marti freqs.....

Haven't dug into it but these folks were saying they share their benchmarks, etc.  Other than brute force FFT, wonder what other features would be good for a dedicated SDR rig?  Network I/O comes to mind, but wonder what else.....

There's a company that benchmarks and assembles desktops based on intended software use....


0323 UTC:  news story about longline fishing negotiations
0329 UTC:  music
S2-3; SIO 333.  Pretty amazed that it's coming in this well! 

Equipment / Re: Question about radiation.
« on: June 30, 2019, 2326 UTC »
Ditto what Chris said.  Alpha emitters are harmless until you ingest or inhale them.  It's probably radium, but could be promethium, strontium, or (less likely) tritium....(https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/radioluminescent/radioluminescentinfo.htm).  Promethium, strontium, and tritium are beta emitters which aren't quite as bad when ingested as alpha emitters, but you still want to limit your exposure as much as possible.

I think it would be a very interesting question which isotope the USSR preferred for their instrumentation. 

There are spectrum analyzers that can measure the radioactivity coming off a sample and return a list of the radionuclides present.  If you know any first responder types you might ask them if they have access to one....

Perhaps you could seal the paint back onto the radio with some nail polish or something similar?

Two signal enter.  One signal leave.

HF Mystery Signals / UNID pips ~ 14220kHz 1337 UTC 7 June 2019
« on: June 08, 2019, 1806 UTC »
These came up at multiple frequencies (although I don't recall if they were concurrent) on the morning of 7 June.  Interesting thing is the train on a frequency would cycle up in magnitude and back down again....maybe a directional antenna sweeping around? 

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 AM 2008 UTC 13 April 2019
« on: April 13, 2019, 2009 UTC »
2008 UTC AC/DC Hells Bells...right at QRN. SIO 222, brief bump up to SIO 333
2011 UTC AC/DC Shoot to Thrill
2016 UTC AC/DC ???
2019 UTC off?

1643 UTC:  Irish music.  S1-S2, SIO 344.
1645 UTC: ID as Irish Rose Radio
1651 UTC:  off the air due to banshees
1657 UTC: back on the air?
1703 UTC:  S2-S3 w/more Irish music.

Shortwave Pirate / Ion Radio 6869.6 AM 1609 UTC 16 March 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 1610 UTC »
started off as carrier only, now instrumental music  SIO 333.
1630 UTC:  back to just a carrier with the occasional hint of music.
1634 UTC: switched to the loop and got slightly better reception.  some peaks at S2.
1708 UTC: off

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Boo Boo 6935 USB 2248 UTC 27 Jan 2018
« on: January 27, 2019, 2340 UTC »
2339 UTC : Metallica "Orion"  S1-2 but good audio
2342 UTC:  Barry Mann "Who put the Bomp in the ..."
2344 UTC: Commander Coty "Hot Rod Lincoln"
2347 UTC: Roger Miller "King of the Road"
2349 UTC: CW McCall "Convoy"

Shortwave Pirate / Cold Country Canada 6969 LSB 0035 UTC 24 Jan 2018
« on: January 24, 2019, 0037 UTC »
0035: Sweet home Alabma  -137dBm, fades to QRN

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