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I hate to but I am selling my Drake R8B. The reputation of this radio for being a very worthy DXing machine is well known. The R8B is rated as one of the very best implementations of Sync lock!

It has a VHF converter but I have never used it. The previous owner (I am the second owner) said the converter worked just fine.
Again, just a great radio! In great shape. Sorry, no external speaker.
I will be happy to email a few photos to any serious buyer. I am asking $800.00 for it.

Long live Pirate Radio,

Try to down size so I am selling my much loved NRD-515 with matching speaker.
The radio is fully functional with some scrapes nicks and dings reflective its age.

Filters in the radio:
6 kHz (am)
3 kHz (SSB)
Collins 526-9694-010 9 kHz (wide AM)
Collins 526-9690-010 Unknow bandwidth probably a .5 kHz for CW reception
The Kiwi audio mode has been installed

Asking $800 if you are interested I might come down a bid.

Photos are available to any serious would be buyer.

Many Thanks,


General Radio Discussion / When do you listen?
« on: December 16, 2019, 1530 UTC »
I am just wondering when folks listen for pirates. It seems there are a few that might monitor almost 24 hr a day. I am sure that many that have jobs and can not listen at 8-5 during the week. Others may have part time jobs or are retired.


So, how about specifying the time frame that you most often listen. Feel free to break the times into smaller increments if you like. If you use automation to montior during one time slot and live during another that would be helpful as well.


General Radio Discussion / Edmund Fitzgerald station
« on: November 09, 2019, 1707 UTC »
Is the Edmund  Fitzgerald station still broadcasting
 on the anniversary as they did back in the day?

S9+10 with some fading
0129 A very strong signal into central Ohio
0131 "The Weight"
carrier drifted to 6.494600
0139 "Ride Captain Ride"
0140 carrier drifted to 6.949610
0142 Twilight Zone theme
0143 "Walking Down the Line" S9+10
0144 Evil Ways
0144 carrier dropped

0124 was hearing music
now a substantial carrier but no apparent audio

QSLs Received / Mix Radio International E-QSL
« on: August 15, 2019, 1214 UTC »
This was in my mail box this morning.

Thank You MRI!

General Radio Discussion / Which SSTV software?
« on: August 10, 2019, 0151 UTC »
So what SSTV software are folks using these days?

General Radio Discussion / likely return
« on: August 07, 2019, 0348 UTC »
Hello all,
It has been a while. Do not be surprised if you start seeing me a round a bit.


My Perseus died ie it does not power up. The power supply is delivering power. I am told in all likely hood it is a minor issue. As far as I know the radio has to be sent back to Italy for official service. Is there anyone on this side of the pond that knows what they are doing with this radio?


General Radio Discussion / 2014 Piratre Radio Annual
« on: February 24, 2015, 0211 UTC »
Mine arrived today. Andy, did his usual fine job. Thanks Andy!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Dance beat on 6.925.366 0249
« on: February 01, 2015, 0250 UTC »
0249 just coming up

0256 seems to be gone now

European Pirates and Private Stations / Black Arrow 21490 @1422
« on: January 31, 2015, 1427 UTC »
S6 45333

a few songs and several should outs to Olddxer

closed with Fleetwood Mac

1430 off

Thanks BA!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Old Time Radio? 6770 kHz AM @0227
« on: August 16, 2014, 0234 UTC »
0227  mention of a special formula
0229 three stooges

a fair signal over an up and down noise floor.

Nice to hear you again RTN!

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