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From a Maine SDR- I heard the peskie here, but nothing else.

0210- Da Turdy Point Buck - Bananas At Large

0218- Ice Fish Baby- Shad-Rapp

VHF/UHF Logs, including satellites and radiosondes / Re: F-16 SATCOM
« on: November 19, 2019, 0024 UTC »
I wasn't super worried- I got away with this for the last two years:

The build went fine and I made a few changes. I realized during the build you need a "T", not an F-type splitter (which I bought). I made a custom "T" but have a real one on order.

Instead of 2x4s I just put the chicken wire on cardboard.

I put it in the loft- the "shack" is to the right. I used a simple box to keep the antenna upright. I cut out a small square on the bottom of the PVC for the feed to come out, and then hole in the box for the feed exit.

My wife didn't see then antenna until the morning. Her first thought was it looked like some sort of rat trap..lol

I bought 24" wide chicken wire and had to do two strips in one direction, and then two strips on top of that going the other direction. I used packing tape (a lot) on top of the chicken wire as I rolled it out on the cardboard. The instructions had mentioned  using less than an inch gaps. If I did it again I would probably just by the metal screen that has 1/4" squares.

For grins I completely covered the chicken wire with tin foil. The signals dropped way down with 48x48" foil. That puzzles me, you would think any reflector would work. 

Can I expect to hear more than just pirates? Or has everything switched over to MUOS?

VHF/UHF Logs, including satellites and radiosondes / Re: F-16 SATCOM
« on: November 18, 2019, 1705 UTC »
I finally got around to building the antenna yesterday. Everything was going good at the hardware store getting the parts until my wife looked in the cart and said -umm, what is the chicken wire for....and where are you going to put it...

I have been listening for an hour this morning. My first impression is that it's overrun with pirates. I also hear some data transmissions that sound sort of "Link" type. I have not heard any English/military yet, but I literally just started listening.

I see weak channels in the 250s, good copy channels 260s and not much below 250.

I still have some tweaking to do on the antenna and will post up what I am hearing.

Thanks again for the information.

0048- Blues just above the noise - also a peskie

0004- War Pigs - Black Sabbath     S3 via OH SDR   - I have seen occasional wisps above the floor here in Colorado.
0009- Signal up local now - SIO 221
0012 - Cum On Feel The Noise - QR
0039 - Brownie Radio ID - 
0042- There She Goes - The La's
0043- Doin' Time - Lana Del Rey - getting occasional 222 then fades

2301- faint music on a PA SDR.
2332- Likely the 6980 European station.
2353- no signal

0017- rock
0031- Wherever I May Roam - Metallica - some deep fades, then up to SIO 222 
0033- weak, but looks like Skippy Radio SSTV.
0036- Night Prowler- AD/DC  - getting some nice peaks now

0012- True Blue Lou - Ethel Waters  - SIO 222, with some lower and higher fades.

0140- Music    jazzy sounding   Mix Radio?
0142- Doors


0024 Wolverine Radio

0015- Radar Love - Golden Earring   weak, but I have low noise right now and can ID
0022- Witchy Women
0038- SSTV

0106- Running Wild - Roxy Music
0109- Runnin' Blue - The Doors
0111- Runnin' With The Devil - VH

Partial SSTV

Might be KDOG ?

0124- Possible ID? weak now

Thanks for the ID SWL

0112- Stand By Me

North American Shortwave Pirate / WDOG 6925 0100 UTC 31 Aug 2019
« on: August 31, 2019, 0101 UTC »
0059- Are "Friends" Electric - Tubeaway Army -    CW and dogs barking
0100- Doing 80s One Hit Wonders tonight - SIO 333
0104- I Melt With You - Modern English
0105- Mexican Radio - Wall Of Voodoo    - classic one hit wonder

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