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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: UNID 5130 AM 2227 22 December 2018
« on: December 24, 2018, 2044 UTC »
The Relay Station wrote:

I am quite confident that this is WBCQ operating at low power.
not sure how much power but i suspect less than 1KW.

You're correct on both counts. Timtron was onsite at Monticello and was testing one of the backup BC-610 transmitters from about 2100 to 0000. He didn't have the equipment to accurately measure power but it was no more than a couple of hundred watts.

The frn is a cooperative venture and is not managed or controlled by any one single entity.



Here they are having a meeting:   http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7T-Ezm4wjMI/TbIcXOdmEFI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/iipMlm6nOys/s1600/last-sockpuppet-supper_01.jpg

Thanks for that; I really appreciated it. I come over to this board and attempt to engage in reasonable discussion and I am accused of being a sock puppet. Why don't you go fuck yourself?


The frn site is back online as I write this (2:15 pm eastern time on Tuesday, May 24).

I am not going to directly comment on the "drama" cited below. I have always tried to avoid such issues and strive to keep open and improve the lines of communication in this hobby. The frn is a cooperative venture and is not managed or controlled by any one single entity.



General Radio Discussion / Re: FRN
« on: May 24, 2011, 0335 UTC »
Via kracker via facebook:

John Cruzan May 23 at 10:22pm Report

We are fine, no damage at all, My parents home was leveled but they were not hurt, we are busy trying to dig out their stuff for now, thanks for thinking of Us!~

General Radio Discussion / FRN
« on: May 23, 2011, 1814 UTC »
Fellow free radio enthusiasts,

Below is the text I've posted on wbcq.com and worldmicroscope.com concerning the frn. I'll keep you posted on those sites and here as we learn more.




[May 23, 2011, 2:00pm eastern time]

The website for the Free Radio Network (FRN) and it's active message board are hosted in Joplin, Missouri, which on May 22 was the site of a devastating tornado outbreak. As a result the site is currently offline. At this time we have not been able to contact John Cruzan, the server's owner and long time free radio enthusiast and sponsor of the FRN.

We will keep you informed as we learn more about this situation. Please keep the residents of Joplin in your thoughts.

March 21, 2011
'Zombies Ahead,' Warns Electronic Road Sign in SC

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Drivers near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line have been warned to be on the lookout for zombies, hunters and tanks.


There was a similar, but less imaginative, hack recently in Houston..

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8013833

MW Loggings / Re: WDMV 700 Walkersville MD
« on: January 15, 2010, 2022 UTC »
A...So if anyone out there hears a song by the Flying Burrito Brothers on 700 it's sure to be WDMV violating their license.

Gee, Cos, you say that as if it's a bad thing.   ;)

Now, 'scuse me while I go kick myself for selling my Gram Parsons vinyl several years ago...

Oh no.. quite the contrary.

They obviously didn't give their playlist a thorough enough scrubbing. This morning I heard them play a song with the lyric "1..2..3..4.. we don't want your f00kin' war" except the word they used was not "f00k."

Quite a thrill to have such a station on the air here.


MW Loggings / WDMV 700 Walkersville MD
« on: January 15, 2010, 0444 UTC »
A local daytimer here, WDMV 700 is back on the air as of Monday, January 11, 2010. They were off the air for most of the past year after their owner went chapter 11 in a big family spat. They're running a weird mix of Beatles anthology out-takes, fifties music, twangy  old country, and an occasional 80s rock song. No commercials, and only an overlay station ID at the TOH.

Despite their license they haven't shut down at sunset at all this week. They were on at least past 8PM the past couple of nights, eventually losing out to WLW. So if anyone out there hears a song by the Flying Burrito Brothers on 700 it's sure to be WDMV violating their license.


General Radio Discussion / Attn: Chris
« on: January 13, 2010, 0113 UTC »
A spammer registered on the wiki and at 1956 on 12 January added a URL to an article. Check the recent changes. I reverted the spam; suggest to kill the account.



General Radio Discussion / Re: Uploading pirate QSLs?
« on: January 09, 2010, 1638 UTC »
I was a very active Pirate SWL back in the 80s and early 90s. I kept the cards I got from the 50 or so stations, and it would be fun to scan and upload them.

I've seen in the Wiki the "upload file" section. If I was to do this, does someone (Chris?) make sure they end up in the right place? Do I need to arrange for this ahead of time?

Thanks for any pointers....

Upload away.. we watch the wiki activity and will help get your collection properly categorized so everyone can find what you share.


General Radio Discussion / Updated free radio archives
« on: January 04, 2010, 0014 UTC »

I have re-arranged our RNI archives site, so there's a new URL to get to the pirate archive hosted there. The new place is here:


There is also a huge collection on our Area 51 web site. A portal to the collections is here:


or, if you prefer, you can get to the Area 51 archives directly here:




The Justice Department affidavit said Cuban intelligence appears to have sent the Myerses an unknown number of messages since the late 1970s, using simple number-to-letter codes.

LOL! The slob that wrote this article obviously knows nothing about cryptography.


General Radio Discussion / Re: Another Cuban/shortwave spy story
« on: June 06, 2009, 0356 UTC »
[From the New York Times (link): The Times article implies that they were transmitting, but it seems more likely they were getting direction from the commies via the numbers slut on 43 meters. --L.]

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged Friday that a former State Department analyst and his wife worked as spies for Cuba for nearly 30 years, using a short-wave radio to pass on secret diplomatic information to their Cuban handlers.

Officials said the couple, Walter K. Myers, 72, and Gwendolyn S. Myers, 71, received little in the way of compensation from the Cubans except for the short-wave radio and some travel expenses. Rather, the officials said, the couple appears to have been driven by their strong affinity for Cuba and their bitterness toward “American imperialism.”

“We think they did it because they love Cuba,” said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case.

The Myerses, who live in Washington, were arrested on Thursday and charged in a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday with serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government and wire fraud. A defense lawyer declined to comment on the charges.

The case had been under investigation for three years but intensified two months ago, when an undercover agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, posing as a Cuban agent, approached Mr. Myers. That led to a series of meetings in which the Justice Department said that Mr. Myers and his wife made incriminating admissions about their decades-long work for Cuba.

Mr. Myers began working as a contract instructor at the State Department in 1977 and rose to the position of senior analyst with top-secret security clearance, specializing in European affairs. He retired from the department in 2007.

In the indictment, the Justice Department said that Mr. Myers examined some 200 intelligence reports that dealt with Cuba in 2006 and 2007, many of them classified or top-secret reports that were unrelated to his own duties at the State Department.

While some of the material that the government says the Myerses passed on to Cuba apparently related to State Department personnel and internal policy matters, the indictment does not detail the bulk of the material or the sensitivity of it.

David Kris, the assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department, called the Myerses’ activity for Cuba “incredibly serious.”

The indictment and the government’s supporting material say the Myerses were recruited as spies during an academic trip to Cuba in 1978.

In a diary entry that the Justice Department said Mr. Myers wrote at the time of the trip, he expressed his passion for Cuba and its Communist revolutionary goals and his distaste for “American imperialism” and the United States’ indifference to medical care, the poor and other basic public needs. “Cuba is so exciting!” he wrote, adding that “the revolution has released enormous potential and liberated the Cuban spirit.”

The government alleged that soon after their return to the United States, the Myerses began using Morse code, encrypted messages and the short-wave radio to pass sensitive diplomatic information to Havana. They met Fidel Castro on a clandestine trip to Cuba in 1995 and made trips over the years to meet Cuban contacts in Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Jamaica, the government charged.

It appears from government documents that suspicions among American counterintelligence officials about a possible security leak within the State Department first led the authorities to focus on Mr. Myers two or three years ago.

This April, an undercover agent from the F.B.I., posing as a Cuban official, approached Mr. Myers outside the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, where he taught. The agent said he had instructions to contact him concerning the thawing diplomatic changes in the air between Cuba and the United States. The agent offered Mr. Myers a cigar and wished him a happy birthday.

The agent directed Mr. Myers to search out State Department information about Cuba, and at one in a series of follow-up meetings, Mr. Myers and his wife told the agent that they hoped to “sail home” to Cuba some day on their sailboat, the government said.

The couple also expressed some mixed emotions, saying that they were “burned out” by their clandestine activity yet wanted to continue to help Cubans because of their strong ties.

“It’s forever,” the affidavit quoted Mr. Myers as telling the agent. “You know, it’s like Fidel. It’s forever.”

General Radio Discussion / Re: When there's nothing on the dial.....
« on: January 04, 2009, 2313 UTC » RJI archive stream, mostly WBCQ stuff.
This is a futile attempt to call a truce with the rodents, so I can save my Monkey Boy butt from eternal damnation.
I must go and check my tire pressure now........ ::)

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