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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 USB 2010 UTC 2 August 2020
« on: August 02, 2020, 2022 UTC »
2021 UTC - Signal is S7-S9 in WNY, playing Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4.
2026 UTC - Billy Joel - She's Always A Women
2030 UTC - Boston- More Than A Feeling
2035 UTC - Signal gone.

1937 UTC - 7268 kHz, W3ENK with Hurricane Isaias updates to winds, rain and storm path, signal is S9 in WNY.
1940 UTC - Looking for Hurricane Watch Net members to check-in.
2000 UTC - K4NDN took over the net, signal is S7.

Peskies / Re: Angry Bahstads 6959 USB 1319 UTC 22 Jul 2020
« on: July 23, 2020, 2104 UTC »
2102 UTC - Poor reception but back on again, only hearing one guy, cursing every other word. 

David counts himself among the shortwave dial twisters. While no one knows the exact number of shortwave listeners in the United States, most estimates place the number in the millions.
SWL’s range from teenagers to retired persons to David Letterman (CBS Comedian and star of The Late Show) who has mentioned several occasions how much he enjoys listening to shortwave, particularly broadcasts by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - On the Late Late ShowNovember 1995 with Tom Snyder, Letterman in an interview expressed his fascination for
his hobby short wave radio listening.
David Letterman and Hal Gurnee, director and supervising producer of the Late Show, share an interest in old-time radio, especially the old programs. Letterman is a frequent shortwave
listener as well. Both he and Gurnee have LOWE HF-150 receivers. (models made in England) partially scripted from Intro to Shortwave Listening & Wikipedia. ...http://www.oldqslcards.com/Letterman.pdf

PBY5-5A aircraft used ASV radar, information source is Pacfic War On-Line Encyclopedia...http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/P/b/PBY_Catalina.htm

 A quick summary of British ASV radars  .....A notable improvement was achieved with what called Long Range ASV. LRASV was based on the second antenna configuration developed. It was a sideways-looking system. The transmitter was an array of ten dipoles, installed in five (later reduced to four) pairs on top of the fuselage of the aircraft. The receiving antennas were Sterba arrays, fitted to the sides of the fuselage. Because the transmitter array was a dipole array 18 feet long and the two receivers were arrays 12 feet long, a much better resolution and range could be achieved. The first installation was on a Whitley bomber, in late 1939. LRASV had a range 2.5 times better than the forward-looking system; it could detect submarines at 10 to 15 miles.... source of information is...https://uboat.net/allies/technical/uk_radars.htm

Token, the summary states...ASV Mk.II  Developed at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough in early 1940, ASV Mk.II differed from Mk.I mainly because it was properly engineered, and therefore much more reliable. Although called a 1.5m radar, it actually used 1.7m (176MHz). Range was up to 36 miles. :)

Shortwave Pirate / Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0218 UTC 19 JUL 2020
« on: July 19, 2020, 0334 UTC »
0331 UTC - Signal is S7-S9 in WNY, audio is good.
0433 UTC- Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
0455 UTC - Signal down S5-S7 at peaks.

Thanks for the show Redhat , entertaining as always !

PBY antenna information like the one pictured is discussed at this site.....http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=524687

Shortwave Pirate / Re: WDDR 6960 USB 0122 UTC 19 July 2020
« on: July 19, 2020, 0131 UTC »
0130 UTC - Signal is S9+20 in WNY, audio is exceptional tonight.
0134 UTC - Little Feat - New Delhi Freight Train.
0138 UTC - Signal now S7, audio is fair,  :o

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6955 USB 0118 UTC 19 Jul 2020
« on: July 19, 2020, 0129 UTC »
0128 UTC - Signal is S9 in WNY, audio is decent, heard "Exploration Space" then SSTV transmission.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6945 AM 0016 UTC 10 July 2020
« on: July 10, 2020, 0113 UTC »
0112 UTC - Signal is S9 in WNY, audio is decent, playing Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Baby
0115 UTC - Supertramp - Give A Little Bit
0118 UTC - The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Sycko Radio 5150 usb 0245 utc, 7 Jul 20
« on: July 07, 2020, 0355 UTC »
0354 UTC - Signal is S5 in WNY, audio making it above the noise, playing Argent- Hold Your Head Up.
0359 UTC - Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Karn Evil 9
0404 UTC - Yes - I've Seen All Good People
0412 UTC - Signal has faded into the noise.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Sycko Radio 4175 USB 0157 26 June 2020
« on: June 26, 2020, 0231 UTC »
0230 UTC - Signal is S5 in WNY, audio making it above the noise.

Based upon my personal experience traveling on the QEW/403 from Niagara Falls to the Greater Toronto Area is like witnessing "The Lemmings to the Sea" suicide myth. The tow truck drivers wait by the roadside for the crash victims.

On June 15, Toronto police Const. Ronald Joseph was arrested and charged in relation to the theft of one of the radios.

Joseph, who is currently suspended with pay, owned two tow trucks and a car rental agency.

Police allege Joseph received kickbacks from a network of tow truck drivers for the provision of stolen police radios, and got referrals to his car rental agency from people involved in collisions.

Police were always aware of Joseph’s car rental agency but did not know he owned two tow trucks. ......https://www.cp24.com/news/toronto-cop-deeply-involved-in-tow-truck-corruption-ring-police-1.4994559

0320 UTC - Signal is S7 in WNY, audio is making it above the static, playing Neil Young- Old Man

Shortwave Pirate / Re: unid 6925 USB 0259 UTC 20 June 2020
« on: June 20, 2020, 0318 UTC »
0315 UTC - Signal is S7 in WNY, no music just talk.

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