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North American Shortwave Pirate / 6957 AM 0103utc
« on: March 09, 2013, 0106 UTC »
Great signal  ! Peter Gabriel "big Time " on now ,

Mention of Waterford Radio ,could  be a relay ,I am not familiar with them . English accents heard 

Signal getting louder. 8)

Thanks for the show man

North American Shortwave Pirate / 6935 AM 0102
« on: December 12, 2012, 0106 UTC »
Currently a trance dance tune on that sound remarkably like the Satan Signal I posted about a while back.

Has been on for at least 10 minutes .

No ID yet

North American Shortwave Pirate / Grizzly Bear Shortwave 6935 usb
« on: November 03, 2012, 0215 UTC »
Sounds like a blue grass tune  
"Grizzly Bear Shortwave ID 0211 utc

Good sig in the north of Canada
Using old tube rig tonight so frequency ?? 6.9 and logging scale 11 if that helps HAH ! Too Lazy to get a modern rig warmed up
The sweepers are busy tonight

Spanish tune with jazzy instrumental

SuperTramp "long road home"

North American Shortwave Pirate / WHYP ? 0232 utc 6925 AM
« on: October 26, 2012, 0234 UTC »
Weak here QSB

Heavy gangster metal rap
Female op ??
Signal getting stronger

"Sex Pistols ,My way

North American Shortwave Pirate / 6925 am 0248 utc star date 234678
« on: October 21, 2012, 0251 UTC »
Captains log .

I am hearing a very strange concoction of abstract new age type electronica . Goes with the acid I just dropped very well. Has anyone heard a ID .
Dancing with the noise right now. LOts o QSB

General Radio Discussion / IS PIRATE RADIO DEAD ?
« on: October 20, 2012, 1857 UTC »
Something I have been struggling with ,besides Commander Bunny ,is what is really the point of pirate radio in this day and age . I have been doing a lot of listening lately instead of transmitting mainly to decide this .

  In my transmitting and posting I have tried to be provocative and point out injustice and the ridiculous nature of the world we live in . Granted a lot of that programming when I wasn't relaying stuff was aimed at the US infrastructure and its 2 faced persona and the cult of homeland fever that swept the nation  after 2001. Now I don't expect fan mail praising me or anything that was not my point . My point was to perhaps awaken a few people to what is going on in the world and how they are being duped . Perhaps I did but I never heard from them.

Pirate radio in the 60's was all about exactly that . Awakening people to the fact that they should be free to say and transmit what they want without government intervention. People risked everything they had to make that voice heard on the air. Long terms in jail were at stake in those days but yet people spoke their mind and played provocative music not allowed on the air by certain countries.

Today pirate radio seems to me to have become a long episode of "GUESS THIS TUNE" and "WOW WHAT NICE AUDIO".  Is it me or has pirate radio become a shadow of it's former self ? All I see is (mostly ) is a bunch of bored ham radio operators playing top 40 from times gone by with their store bought transmitters . Maybe playing with audio equipment or stereo broadcasts . Maybe it's me, but was the whole goal of pirate radio in the first place exactly that . The right to play DJ for an hour or so. Granted even I have done this from time to time , but it always leaves a bad taste in my mouth . The way I see it is the FCC likely leaves you alone because you do exactly what is done on top 40 stations across the nation apart from the fact that you are out of band and put in the occasional plug for "free radio". Maybe that is why Commander Bunny declared that I was the most dangerous kinds of Pirate radio operator there is . One that brings attention to what has now become it seems an accepted "HOBBY". When I say accepted I mean by the listeners and legally licensed hams . I cannot remember the last time I heard someone key down intentionally on a pirate op. Yet god help you if you say something negative on a ham band . Where it takes all of 5 seconds after a non-conventional thought has been transmitted for someone to QRM you.

  The pirate broadcasters of the 60's+ 70's in their rusted out boats made real waves in the sea of freedom .Today if any of the pirates are in boats the water around them would be calm because they aren't rocking the status quo  at all. Has everyone,, including pirate radio ops, been collectively absorbed by the BORG.

 Or again maybe it is me, and we are so "FREE" that rebelling seems pointless . Like so many corn fed cattle  in a slaughter yard.

  Now I am not saying for those who wish to put words in my mouth that pirate radio sucks and that I do not enjoy it . I was very willing and happy to participate in last nights top 40 line up with Wolverine radio .
However lets face it ,the same thing that was last nights extravaganza of great signal and music by request could have been done on any of the 10 000 licensed FM or AM stations across the greater US and Canada. Of coarse you would have had to put up with commercials and there would have been no sstv signal of a naked girl or some such silly thing at the end. Apart from that what is the point of HF pirate radio today??  The way I see it we live in a world that has never seen as much strife ,pain , ignorance , nationalism , war ,death ,starving ,and all around SHIT as the one we live in now, but pirate radio does not seem to reflect any of this AT ALL !

Sometimes I can almost hear a collective chant in the pirate scene.


North American Shortwave Pirate / WPOD 6945 +- AM 0154utc
« on: October 11, 2012, 0157 UTC »
Just tuned in  Respectable signal at times with QSB . Old school analog readout tonight and too lazy to go connect the digital rx. But I'm sure you'll find it .  6.9 + 14.75 units on MY readout. I'll adjust the title if someone gives me an exact freq.

North American Shortwave Pirate / XFM 6925 AM 0154 UTC
« on: September 16, 2012, 0150 UTC »
Dance music(disco?) interspersed with Id's in DEEP male voice but too weak to make it out. Hope it gets better.

 XFM I'm pretty sure but not 100% can anyone help me confirm  and I will change the title

Thanks  PD

Just heard it myself too.

North American Shortwave Pirate / 6925 am RTN
« on: September 16, 2012, 0054 UTC »
Weak signal in high noise . Playing what sounds like a French Folk tune  ??

Qsb brings it up at times. Down again but still there.

Just heard a ID RTN  very hard to make out but I heard it.

Signal is getting better and enjoying the 1960's French Canadian tunes I should know who this is but cannot place it.

Thanks for the shout out. Listening tonight on my new wireless Sennheisers headphones. Can putter around outside and listen in . Love it.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Captain Morgan 6925
« on: September 15, 2012, 0335 UTC »
Signal started off weak but improving

  Beatles  A little help from my Friends interspersed with Twilight Zone theme, now into "Nowhere man "

Rapid qsb

No ID yet that I heard.


General Radio Discussion / Look a Cat in a bag !
« on: August 09, 2012, 0208 UTC »

Just another in a string of executive orders preparing the US for the big one .

If you have a legal radio now , you won't .

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Executive Order — Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions
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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. Survivable, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial, and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies, and other nations. Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience. The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policies, programs, and capabilities.
Sec. 2. Executive Office Responsibilities.
Sec. 2.1. Policy coordination, guidance, dispute resolution, and periodic in-progress reviews for the functions described and assigned herein shall be provided through the interagency process established in Presidential Policy Directive-1 of February 13, 2009 (Organization of the National Security Council System) (PPD-1).

Sec. 2.2. The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) shall: (a) issue an annual memorandum to the NS/EP Communications Executive Committee (established in section 3 of this order) highlighting national priorities for Executive Committee analyses, studies, research, and development regarding NS/EP communications;
(b) advise the President on the prioritization of radio spectrum and wired communications that support NS/EP functions; and
(c) have access to all appropriate information related to the test, exercise, evaluation, and readiness of the capabilities of all existing and planned NS/EP communications systems, networks, and facilities to meet all executive branch NS/EP requirements.
Sec. 2.3. The Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the Director of OSTP shall make recommendations to the President, informed by the interagency policy process established in PPD-1, with respect to the exercise of authorities assigned to the President under section 706 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. 606). The Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the Director of OSTP shall also jointly monitor the exercise of these authorities, in the event of any delegation, through the process established in PPD-1 or as the President otherwise may direct.
Sec. 3. The NS/EP Communications Executive Committee.
Sec. 3.1. There is established an NS/EP Communications Executive Committee (Executive Committee) to serve as a forum to address NS/EP communications matters.
Sec. 3.2. The Executive Committee shall be composed of Assistant Secretary-level or equivalent representatives designated by the heads of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, Commerce, and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the General Services Administration, and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as such additional agencies as the Executive Committee may designate. The designees of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Defense shall serve as Co-Chairs of the Executive Committee.
Sec. 3.3. The responsibilities of the Executive Committee shall be to: (a) advise and make policy recommendations to the President, through the PPD-1 process, on enhancing the survivability, resilience, and future architecture of NS/EP communications, including what should constitute NS/EP communications requirements;
(b) develop a long-term strategic vision for NS/EP communications and propose funding requirements and plans to the President and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), through the PPD-1 process, for NS/EP communications initiatives that benefit multiple agencies or other Federal entities;
(c) coordinate the planning for, and provision of, NS/EP communications for the Federal Government under all hazards;
(d) promote the incorporation of the optimal combination of hardness, redundancy, mobility, connectivity, interoperability, restorability, and security to obtain, to the maximum extent practicable, the survivability of NS/EP communications under all circumstances;
(e) recommend to the President, through the PPD-1 process, the regimes to test, exercise, and evaluate the capabilities of existing and planned communications systems, networks, or facilities to meet all executive branch NS/EP communications requirements, including any recommended remedial actions;
(f) provide quarterly updates to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the Director of OSTP, through the Co-Chairs, on the status of Executive Committee activities and develop an annual NS/EP communications strategic agenda utilizing the PPD-1 process;
(g) enable industry input with respect to the responsibilities established in this section; and
(h) develop, approve, and maintain a charter for the Executive Committee.
Sec. 4. Executive Committee Joint Program Office.
Sec. 4.1. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish an Executive Committee Joint Program Office (JPO) to provide full-time, expert, and administrative support for the Executive Committee’s performance of its responsibilities under section 3.3 of this order. Staff of the JPO shall include detailees, as needed and appropriate, from agencies represented on the Executive Committee. The Department of Homeland Security shall provide resources to support the JPO. The JPO shall be responsive to the guidance of the Executive Committee.
Sec. 4.2. The responsibilities of the JPO shall include: coordination of programs that support NS/EP missions, priorities, goals, and policy; and, when directed by the Executive Committee, the convening of governmental and nongovernmental groups (consistent with the Federal Advisory Committees Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.)), coordination of activities, and development of policies for senior official review and approval.
Sec. 5. Specific Department and Agency Responsibilities.
Sec. 5.1. The Secretary of Defense shall: (a) oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment of NS/EP communications that are directly responsive to the national security needs of the President, Vice President, and senior national leadership, including: communications with or among the President, Vice President, White House staff, heads of state and government, and Nuclear Command and Control leadership; Continuity of Government communications; and communications among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches to support Enduring Constitutional Government;
(b) incorporate, integrate, and ensure interoperability and the optimal combination of hardness, redundancy, mobility, connectivity, interoperability, restorability, and security to obtain, to the maximum extent practicable, the survivability of NS/EP communications defined in section 5.1(a) of this order under all circumstances, including conditions of crisis or emergency;
(c) provide to the Executive Committee the technical support necessary to develop and maintain plans adequate to provide for the security and protection of NS/EP communications; and
(d) provide, operate, and maintain communication services and facilities adequate to execute responsibilities consistent with Executive Order 12333 of December 4, 1981, as amended.
Sec. 5.2. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: (a) oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment of NS/EP communications, including: communications that support Continuity of Government; Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal emergency preparedness and response communications; non-military executive branch communications systems; critical infrastructure protection networks; and non-military communications networks, particularly with respect to prioritization and restoration;
(b) incorporate, integrate, and ensure interoperability and the necessary combination of hardness, redundancy, mobility, connectivity, interoperability, restorability, and security to obtain, to the maximum extent practicable, the survivability of NS/EP communications defined in section 5.2(a) of this order under all circumstances, including conditions of crisis or emergency;
(c) provide to the Executive Committee the technical support necessary to develop and maintain plans adequate to provide for the security and protection of NS/EP communications;
(d) receive, integrate, and disseminate NS/EP communications information to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as appropriate, to establish situational awareness, priority setting recommendations, and a common operating picture for NS/EP communications information;
(e) satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate;
(f) maintain a joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration, and reconstitution of NS/EP communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis, or emergency;
(g) serve as the Federal lead for the prioritized restoration of communications infrastructure and coordinate the prioritization and restoration of communications, including resolution of any conflicts in or among priorities, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense when activities referenced in section 5.1(a) of this order are impacted, consistent with the National Response Framework. If conflicts in or among priorities cannot be resolved between the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, they shall be referred for resolution in accordance with section 2.1 of this order; and
(h) within 60 days of the date of this order, in consultation with the Executive Committee where appropriate, develop and submit to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, a detailed plan that describes the Department of Homeland
Security’s organization and management structure for its NS/EP communications functions, including the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service, Wireless Priority Service, Telecommunications Service Priority program, Next Generation Network Priority program, the Executive Committee JPO, and relevant supporting entities.
Sec. 5.3. The Secretary of Commerce shall: (a) provide advice and guidance to the Executive Committee on the use of technical standards and metrics to support execution of NS/EP communications;
(b) identify for the Executive Committee requirements for additional technical standards and metrics to enhance NS/EP communications;
(c) engage with relevant standards development organizations to develop appropriate technical standards and metrics to enhance NS/EP communications;
(d) develop plans and procedures concerning radio spectrum allocations, assignments, and priorities for use by agencies and executive offices;
(e) develop, maintain, and publish policies, plans, and procedures for the management and use of radio frequency assignments, including the authority to amend, modify, or revoke such assignments, in those parts of the electromagnetic spectrum assigned to the Federal Government; and
(f) administer a system of radio spectrum priorities for those spectrum-dependent telecommunications resources belonging to and operated by the Federal Government and certify or approve such radio spectrum priorities, including the resolution of conflicts in or among such radio spectrum priorities during a crisis or emergency.
Sec. 5.4. The Administrator of General Services shall provide and maintain a common Federal acquisition approach that allows for the efficient centralized purchasing of equipment and services that meet NS/EP communications requirements. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect the procurement authorities granted by law to an agency or the head thereof.
Sec. 5.5. With respect to the Intelligence Community, the DNI, after consultation with the heads of affected agencies, may issue such policy directives and guidance as the DNI deems necessary to implement this order. Procedures or other guidance issued by the heads of elements of the Intelligence Community shall be in accordance with such policy directives or guidelines issued by the DNI.
Sec. 5.6. The Federal Communications Commission performs such functions as are required by law, including: (a) with respect to all entities licensed or regulated by the Federal Communications Commission: the extension, discontinuance, or reduction of common carrier facilities or services; the control of common carrier rates, charges, practices, and classifications; the construction, authorization, activation, deactivation, or closing of radio stations, services, and facilities; the assignment of radio frequencies to Federal Communications Commission licensees; the investigation of violations of pertinent law; and the assessment of communications service provider emergency needs and resources; and
(b) supporting the continuous operation and restoration of critical communications systems and services by assisting the Secretary of Homeland Security with infrastructure damage assessment and restoration, and by providing the Secretary of Homeland Security with information collected by the Federal Communications Commission on communications infrastructure, service outages, and restoration, as appropriate.
Sec. 6. General Agency Responsibilities. All agencies, to the extent consistent with law, shall: (a) determine the scope of their NS/EP communications requirements, and provide information regarding such requirements to the Executive Committee;
(b) prepare policies, plans, and procedures concerning communications facilities, services, or equipment under their management or operational control to maximize their capability to respond to the NS/EP needs of the Federal Government;
(c) propose initiatives, where possible, that may benefit multiple agencies or other Federal entities;
(d) administer programs that support broad NS/EP communications goals and policies;
(e) submit reports annually, or as otherwise requested, to the Executive Committee, regarding agency NS/EP communications activities;
(f) devise internal acquisition strategies in support of the centralized acquisition approach provided by the General Services Administration pursuant to section 5.4 of this order; and
(g) provide the Secretary of Homeland Security with timely reporting on NS/EP communications status to inform the common operating picture required under 6 U.S.C. 321(d).
Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) For the purposes of this order, the word “agency” shall have the meaning set forth in section 6.1(b) of Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009.
(b) Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended, is hereby revoked.
(c) Executive Order 12382 of September 13, 1982, as amended, is further amended by striking the following language from section 2(e): “in his capacity as Executive Agent for the National Communications System”.
(d) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(e) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

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