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Equipment / Up the discone!!
« on: May 15, 2020, 0010 UTC »
Today I started my little project to get some elevation on my DJ-130 discone.  Itís been mounted on a 2nd floor deck, but I want to try and raise it above the roofline if possible.

Its new home will be a tree so I broke out the fishing pole, lead sinker, and slingshot. I was pleasantly surprised to manage to get the line on a decent branch without the lead sinker breaking any windows or heads.  So far so good....

Next was to swap the 20lb test for something more substantial.  Unfortunately the 550 cord I thought I had was nowhere to be found beyond bits and pieces, but nowhere near the length necessary.  Amazon to the rescue, but that means itís in a holding pattern for now.

Equipment / fun toys (digital multimeters/oscilloscopes)
« on: May 12, 2020, 1918 UTC »
Just putting this here....i'm a fan of things that leverage the damn expensive hardware i carry in my pocket...

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6955 USB 0205 UTC 08 Dec 2019
« on: December 08, 2019, 0212 UTC »
S3-S5.  SIO 444.
0205: Stray Cats Rock this Town
(another stray cats song, then some metal...)
0210: rap
0211: Popeye twist.  still SIO 444.
0213: guitar instrumental..Parisiene Walkways?
0216: Radio Ga Ga
0218: OTA

HF Mystery Signals / 7335 and 7365kHz CW? 20191116 0216 UTC to ???
« on: November 16, 2019, 1614 UTC »
Maybe CW?  Broadcast on 7335 and 7365 kHz 20191116 0216 UTC until ?????.  Captured from central MD, but also noted on Kiwis across eastern US (didn't check western US).  TDoA suggested SE US, maybe Florida....

Someone on HF chat commented that these are Radio Marti freqs.....

There's a company that benchmarks and assembles desktops based on intended software use....


0323 UTC:  news story about longline fishing negotiations
0329 UTC:  music
S2-3; SIO 333.  Pretty amazed that it's coming in this well! 

HF Mystery Signals / UNID pips ~ 14220kHz 1337 UTC 7 June 2019
« on: June 08, 2019, 1806 UTC »
These came up at multiple frequencies (although I don't recall if they were concurrent) on the morning of 7 June.  Interesting thing is the train on a frequency would cycle up in magnitude and back down again....maybe a directional antenna sweeping around? 

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 AM 2008 UTC 13 April 2019
« on: April 13, 2019, 2009 UTC »
2008 UTC AC/DC Hells Bells...right at QRN. SIO 222, brief bump up to SIO 333
2011 UTC AC/DC Shoot to Thrill
2016 UTC AC/DC ???
2019 UTC off?

1643 UTC:  Irish music.  S1-S2, SIO 344.
1645 UTC: ID as Irish Rose Radio
1651 UTC:  off the air due to banshees
1657 UTC: back on the air?
1703 UTC:  S2-S3 w/more Irish music.

Shortwave Pirate / Ion Radio 6869.6 AM 1609 UTC 16 March 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 1610 UTC »
started off as carrier only, now instrumental music  SIO 333.
1630 UTC:  back to just a carrier with the occasional hint of music.
1634 UTC: switched to the loop and got slightly better reception.  some peaks at S2.
1708 UTC: off

Shortwave Pirate / Cold Country Canada 6969 LSB 0035 UTC 24 Jan 2018
« on: January 24, 2019, 0037 UTC »
0035: Sweet home Alabma  -137dBm, fades to QRN

For Sale / Wanted / Barter / Wtop broadcast studio auction
« on: January 23, 2019, 1314 UTC »
Just throwing this out there in case folks are looking for studio stuff...

M21967 WTOP Glass Enclosed Nerve Center Broadcasting - Washington, DC

WTOP Broadcast Studios Relocating - WTOP Is Moving To All New Digital
Studios And Make A Complete Liquidation Of Its Existing Studio, Editing,
Broadcast And Technical Assets. This Is A JV With Our Partners At OLS


SDR - Software Defined Radio / RTLSDR based scanner for P25
« on: January 15, 2019, 0239 UTC »
Ran across this tutorial, and it worked very well for getting a somewhat operational (still working on audio issues!) scanner going based on a rtl-sdr stick and a Raspberry Pi...


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