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HF Beacons / Beacon at 4.056 Mhz
« on: March 12, 2011, 0049 UTC »
Heard a Beacon today on 4.056 Mhz at 1:15 pm East cost time here at my QTH in Coeburn VA, seemed to be a dasher, was very loud at times then would fade, lost it around 1:50 pm east cost time, is this a known Beacon?  tried to make a recording but I messed that up.

HF Beacons / good for beacon??
« on: January 16, 2010, 0236 UTC »
would theses be good for beacons? anyone know how many MW these put out used by themselves like the seller shows?


General Radio Discussion / ICOM 718 Pirate Friendly??
« on: August 10, 2009, 0723 UTC »
got a Icom 718 HF all band transceiver, ok here is the deal, It will broadcast on 6925 USB ??? and according to the manual and Icoms website its not suppose to be able to broad cast anywhere near there.

Ive just passed my armature tests for general class so ive not actually transmited into anything but a dummy load so I could test the rig out.
needless to say I almost pissed my pants when I noticed it actuall put out full power at that frequency, now other frequency's like the CB band around 27 mhz that its not suppose to transmit at it didnt, rig told me to kiss off, it simply refused to TX

so im sorta at a loss as to why it would transmit at 6925 when its not suppose to??? I know you can mod this rig to transmit on any freq with the removal of like 3 surface mount diodes but that would make it transmit on ANY of the HF which it dose not.

the radio is brand new, im the 1st owner, is this normal for this rig or have I got a "Special" unit somehow LOL


North American Shortwave Pirate / 5111.020 Khz AM Radio Jamba ??
« on: June 26, 2009, 0240 UTC »
5,111.020 Khz AM Radio Jamba I believe is the radio ID

tuned in at 10:17 am east cost time US to hear house of the rising sun
after that something about commander bunny
heard Criss the pirate radio critic
after that a tune by SuperTramp I believe, not sure on the group.
10:39 PM eastern Time some sort of song about most illogical
and as of right now the show is still on 10:40 Eastern Time, US

just gave radio ID again , pretty sure hes saying Radio Jamba International, gave an email addy aslo that I didnt make out will play back the recording later

below is a pic of what the broadcast looked like with my SDR-IQ software defined radio, im really loving that little radio, its simply amazing.

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID at 6930 USB
« on: June 21, 2009, 0509 UTC »
tuned in to 6930 USB to hear 4 songs from Ronnie Milsap

1 Smokey mountain rain
2 they aint to getting over me
3 stranger in my house
4 any day now,  at this song the noise got so bad I lost the transmission

who was ya??
Ronnie Milsap is a legend, nice choice of music.


Left the SDR IQ recording overnight got something pretty interesting

starting at around 4 am east coast time, sorry haven't figured out the whole UTC time thing yet but im working on it :-)
played 5-7 songs and it ended I wanna say around 6 or 7 am with "Walking in Memphis" then off the air, noise picked up pretty bad at this point because by now it was getting daylight or had already started.

over all it was a fairly strong signal, went over the recording real quick so far heard no ID played during this time period.

I will post the whole recording later, must get back to college work for now.


North American Shortwave Pirate / Unknown radio ID
« on: June 20, 2009, 0504 UTC »
Not sure who since the have played like 5 songs with no ID as of yet but they are pumping an awesome signal into southwest VA tonight loud and clear,best pirate  signal ive gotten so far

BTW ,  its on 6925 USB

ok they just ID, its DEAD CAT RADIO !!   nice

You been listening to dead cat radio in female voice

I got the whole thing recorded will post later, have no idea what songs they were playing for the most part, it was all stuff I was unfamiliar with , sounded good though I liked.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Weak Radio Reception Report
« on: June 19, 2009, 0537 UTC »
got Weak Radio coming in loud and stroing tonight around a S4 to S5

below is 10 min clip from the show, starts out with the old "we wear short shorts song", then goes to some sort of comedy skit and ends with weak radio ID repeated many times , hear the broadcast as I did !!


Weak radio was blowing the doors off tonight into Coeburn, VA.

radio SDR-IQ,   Antenna 85 foot longwire + 9:1 balun



North American Shortwave Pirate / Dead Cat Radio
« on: June 19, 2009, 0244 UTC »
Received dead cat radio tonight nice and clear, played lots of Allison Kraus country music, then Stray Cat song, followed by Mad About you by Belinda Carsile ,  then Meows..Dead Cat Radio ID, then off the air


Casablanca Radio ID, Here is a shot clip from the recent Radio Casablanca, hear most of the show, cool music from the 40's era, lots of static crashes though from all the storms in the area. was able to record this radio ID fairly clear though.


this next one is from the end of tonight's transmission from dead cat radio, its there radio ID in CW, again lots of static crashes from all the damn storms.


both were received with a SDR-IQ with an 85 foot end feed long wire with a 9:1 balun.
I'm located in Southwest Virginia


North American Shortwave Pirate / 1st SSTV Captures !!
« on: June 14, 2009, 0429 UTC »
Here is a bunch of SSTV images I capture friday night 6-12-09, lots of images were broadcasted this night on 6952 Khz USB, not sure if they were all pirate related but none the less here they all are !!!

Kewl Ace card !

Everyone likes a little Pirate Booty !!!

Da Dogg !!

Captain in the House!!!

Weak Radio QSL to Evil Elvis !!

Some dude on a pin??  Anyone know the deal with this one??

Some Trippy UFO's with the smoking man on them !

North American Shortwave Pirate / The Crystal Ship
« on: June 12, 2009, 0422 UTC »
Listing to the Crystal Ship right now on 6876.040 AM lots of harsh static crashes tonight though from local thunder storms :-(

as of 12:18 am East cost time they are playing a Van Halen tune.

Got Copy's on two new Pirate Stations for me

Weak Radio & Radio Marleen

Date : 6/7/2009 

Weak radio came in good and strong, here is an audio clip of the last 5 Mins of the transmission ending in the Weak Radio ID repeated


shortly after Weak Radio signed off Radio Marleen came in, here is the audio clip of it


starts out with the DJ singing to ride a cowboy save a horse, then later in the broadcast you hear the ID radio Marleen broadcasting from the Shores of New Jersey and something about coming on down and joining the party.  :P

Receiver used: SDR-IQ by RF Space
Antenna: 80 foot longwire end feed with a 9:1 balun
Location: Mountains of Southwest Virginia

done heard Weak radio tonight  and now some other radio station which is yet to ID is broadcasting.

will post audio captures and more info later


North American Shortwave Pirate / Audio on Pirate Radio Capture
« on: June 05, 2009, 1829 UTC »
Here is the Audio I captured from a Pirate Radio Broadcast that I mentioned in the post below this one.

It starts out with "Dont Fear the Reaper" later after that the station ID is played but I cant make out what the guy is saying, if someone else could listen and see if they can tell whats being said




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