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Shortwave Pirate / Shortwave Ghost 6875 AM 2308 4/9/16
« on: April 09, 2016, 2312 UTC »
"Ghost Riders" In The Sky" into bells and ID at 2309.  SIO=333 into NY

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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 AM 2048 UTC 2/11/16
« on: February 11, 2016, 2101 UTC »
Probably same guy that others have been hearing.  S8 signal with nice audio.

2048 Santana "Evil Ways"
2052 Troggs "With A Girl Like You"
2054 A few strains of another rock song and then off...

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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6935 AM 2205 UTC 1/29/16
« on: January 29, 2016, 2211 UTC »
S7 sig here - good audio
2205 Ventures- Hawaii Five O theme
about 30 seconds of dead air
2208 Beat It-Michael Jackson

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Shortwave Pirate / Cold Country Canada? 6969LSB 1942 UTC Jan 5 2016
« on: January 05, 2016, 1952 UTC »
I'm assuming this is CCC with dance mx.  S6-S7 here.
Heard "Okay that's enough" and off soon after at 2003. 
Perhaps testing.  Didn't resemble their normal programming.  Perhaps not them...

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Shortwave Pirate / WAZU on 11518 - 1510 UTC
« on: November 08, 2015, 1513 UTC »
Let's try a morning b'cast...

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Broadcast Announcements / WAZU trying again on on 11518 this weekend
« on: November 07, 2015, 1940 UTC »
Linear is repaired.  We'll be transmitting several times this weekend if the stars are all in alignment...

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Gonna put a new exciter and dipole through its paces today.  Power level will be held low - probably about 50 watts PEP.  Catch me if you can...

Update at 1920 - I zorched a snubber cap in the linear amp but the exciter is running barefoot at about 10 watts PEP and will remain on for several hours.  A good QRP test if Cuba can resist running numbers today...

Off at 2355.  Exciter worked flawlessly.  I'll make repairs on the linear and try again soon.  Thanks for trying!

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It's September 19th.  I hope you all have been giving ARRR-ARRRHs to all the lasses and buccaneers in your life today...

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The RF Workbench / LULU kits are available on EBAY
« on: June 07, 2015, 0053 UTC »
Stretchyman in the UK has just released his LULU kit.  This is for the RF deck only.  You will need an audio amp and you'll have to wind a modulation transformer.  If you lack appropriate transformer iron a T200-26 iron powder core from Amidon or CWS Bytemark will do the job.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131528950533

I have bought from Stretchy several times and he is on the up and up.  His boards tend to be high density so newbs should pass but if you have some building experience, this is probably the easiest and most painless way to get a decent signal on the air.

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HF Beacons / Channel Z on 11428 CW
« on: January 11, 2015, 1648 UTC »
1/11/15 1640 UTC

"CZ" beacon coming in loud and clear in upstate NY.  About an S6

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Nice signal this week, S6 on peaks over an S1 noise floor.  Man and woman talking back and forth and laughing / cutting up in Russian.  ID at 1553 and into Russian pop (what? no metal?).  A second pop song at 1557.  Cut carrier at 1600.

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European Pirate / Mustang Radio 6267AM 2310 UTC 3/22/14
« on: March 22, 2014, 2326 UTC »
Sig about S8 over an S7 audio floor and the audio is kinda boomy.  Shout out to Evil Elvis at 2320.  Golden Earring "Radar Love" at 2322.  Audio improved somewhat.  The Who "Pinball Wizard" at 2329.  Aerosmith "Walk This Way" at 2333.  Several shoutouts and GEs/GMs.  The Guess Who "Share The Land" at 2336.  Maybe Scorpions at 2340.  Yes "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" at 2344.  Clear ID over music at 2342.  Audio has improved greatly from tune in.  Occasional brief Ute QRM, mostly readable show.  Carrier off at 0038.

Thanks for the transatlantic show!

P.S. - since I know the op will be reading this, let me say Thank You for the Christmas card!!!

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10/11 meters / 25.860 Anyone?
« on: March 16, 2014, 2157 UTC »
A mighty 5 watts into a vertical dipole with an old show from an old dog...

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European Pirate / Horizon FM 6255AM 2303-2342 UTC March 15, 2014
« on: March 15, 2014, 2318 UTC »
Nice sig into upstate NY - about S8 with punchy audio.  Good enough reception to open up the filter w-i-d-e.  Good clean ID at 2308.  Carrier cut in mid song at 2342

Thanks for the transatlantic tunes!

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Shortwave Broadcast / Voice Of Turkey 9655 KHz @ 0406 UTC on 12/26/13
« on: December 27, 2013, 0124 UTC »
Heard weakly with News in English on tune-in.  IDed at 0410 as "Voice Of Turkey" and into "Views From The Turkish Press".  About +5-6 signal here.

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