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Utility / Re: 3QZ 14.398.5 Mhz
« on: March 22, 2016, 1812 UTC »
I first heard them at 1700Z just prior to my first post, and they continued that entire day untl 0000 or so.  Nothing heard since so presumably it was a one-day exercise.   At times there were two stations transmitting simultaneously, both human non-synth voices.

73, Bob W9RAN

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Utility / Re: 3QZ 14.398.5 Mhz
« on: March 17, 2016, 2046 UTC »
Also found similar messages being transmitted on 10.673.5 USB signing callsign "Alpha Eight Charlie"  Strong signal to N. Illinois.   Not simulcast, different voice.

73, Bob W9RAN

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Utility / 3QZ 14.398.5 Mhz
« on: March 17, 2016, 1717 UTC »
Hearing encrypted message traffic on 14.398.5 USB in military style format, typically 30 character groups, repeated twice.  ID as "Three Quebec Zulu".  Multiple messages in sequence.  Strong signal in N. Illinois.

20 sec. audio clip: https://clyp.it/meqrfm0c

Can anyone provide further info?

73, Bob W9RAN

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: X-FM, 6875 AM, 0137, 1.17.16
« on: January 17, 2016, 0256 UTC »
Good solid carrier (+30 dB over the noise) with some fading here in NW Illinois.   Nice audio quality, nearly noise-free with the advanced IF DNR in SDR# - rolling into "Talking in your Sleep" at 8 past the hour.  (Posted late due to phone call)

Bob

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Wolverine Radio 6935 USB 0104 UTC 17 Jan 2016
« on: January 17, 2016, 0125 UTC »
Having a a great "RIDE" into NW Illinois tonight, S9+ signals on Airspy+SpyVerter SDR>   Riding ponies, seesaws and buggies, cool theme!

Bob

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6932 AM 0000 UTC 11 Jan 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 0004 UTC »
Weak with fading here in IL with classic rock (Who "I Can See for Miles", Blind Faith "Had to Cry Today")

Bob

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: CPRRS 6955 USB 2247 UTC 10 Jan 2016
« on: January 10, 2016, 2323 UTC »
Great program, loved the pirate radio busters skit and hearing the Voice of Laryngitis again.    Strong signal with very little fading in Illinois.   Thanks!

Bob

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 0115 UTC 10 Jan 2016
« on: January 10, 2016, 0247 UTC »
Decent AM carrier strength at times but very low modulation making it impossible to hear more than a few snippets of songs here in NW IL.

73, Bob W9RAN

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Unid 6955 LSB 0211 1/9/2016
« on: January 09, 2016, 0218 UTC »
Excellent signal to +30dB over the noise here in NW Illinois, with "Rubber Band Man" and R&B. 

Bob W9RAN

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Amphetamine Radio on 6950 USB @ 0432 Jan 03
« on: January 03, 2016, 0508 UTC »
Amphetamine Radion not overly strong at 20 dB over the noise here in NW IL but good enough to copy SSTV pics with some long fades.

Bob W9RAN

http://i.imgur.com/1KBLBF8.png

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: XFM 6955 AM 0133 UTC 02 Jan 2016
« on: January 02, 2016, 0159 UTC »
Running between 20 and 35dB over the noise floor here using Airspy+SpyVerter SDR and HyTower vertical antenna.   Good audio quality and not much fading.  Nice to hear on New Years day!

73, Bob W9RAN

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 USB 2144 UTC 1/1/16
« on: January 01, 2016, 2239 UTC »
I've been hearing 2x Spanish or something on 6925 LSB for the past 15 minutes or so - anyone know what it is?

Bob W9RAN

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Hi, new guy here, first post.  In fact, it was the Russ Knight-faux WABC show last night that brought me here.   It's been years since I actively searched for pirates and I guess I've been a victim of Brother Stair overload ;-)    I've got lots of vintage receivers but lately have been doing most of my HF listening with the Airspy SDR with SDR# software using the new Spyverter HF converter that (full disclosure) I helped design.  The advantage of having a waterfall display is really significant when  you consider that last night at least two pirates were on at the same time.    And since SDR# makes it easy to record audio or spectrum, I grabbed a few snippets and have posted them in MP3 for for anyone who couldn't hear this 3 hour program live:

 http://www.filedropper.com/russknightshow1
 http://www.filedropper.com/russknightshow2
 http://www.filedropper.com/wabcpiratesign-offfull_1

The signal strength was excellent here in Illinois - typically a 40-45dB signal to noise ratio better-than-usual AM quality with the sync detector and a bit of DNR to take out the hiss.  As a huge fan of the Top 40 radio era I'm hoping for future programs.   The talent and production values of this show were high enought it could air on any commercial oldies station.   Although I suppose WABC would take issue with someone using those great old PAMS jingles...

73, Bob W9RAN

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