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MW Free Radio / Tater Patch R 1630 // 1710 2238 UTC 7 Dec 2019
« on: December 07, 2019, 2245 UTC »
Haven't heard an ID yet, but it's the only station I know of that runs these two freqs in parallel. Very strong on 1630 (but bad QRM from KCJJ). Fair on 1710. Sounding great on the R-390A. Much better MW reception with this radio than I've ever had here with the R-8, WinRadio, or R-5000

Mostly just dead carrier now (2249) on 1710, but occasionally a bit of audio jumps in. Bad audio cable?

Clear promo/ID on 1630 at 2255

Shortwave Pirate / Radio Argyle 6919 USB 2239 UTC 29 October 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 2242 UTC »
As I was tuning in, I thought I heard the announcer say "Radio Halloween," then into a Bryan Adams-ish song
pretty good signal

Heard another ID, but it didn't sound like "Radio Halloween" that time  :)

Shortwave Pirate / Clever Name Radio 6880 USB 2308 UTC 1 September 2018
« on: September 01, 2019, 2310 UTC »
Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized" with an excellent signal

Shortwave Pirate / YHWH 7470 0357 UTC 25 August 2019
« on: August 25, 2019, 0402 UTC »
Can hear the announcer talking, but lotsa t-storm news. Can recognize his voice (that it's the voice of YHWH and not some other station). Seems like it's running longer than usual tonight

General Radio Discussion / Pirating in the 11-meter broadcast band?
« on: August 06, 2019, 0244 UTC »
I realize that the MUF isn't exactly allowing for it at the moment, but I just wondered how many people have heard pirates within the 11m broadcast band (25600-26100 kHz). I'm starting to write my column for the next Spectrum Monitor. In the last issue, Rob Wagner wrote a column "Whatever Happened to the 11-Meter Band?," so I thought it might be fun to follow it up with an article on 11m pirates. I think the only pirates that I've heard on 26 MHz were Radio Altrex and KROW, but I need to dig through a bunch of newsletters and run searches to see what other stations might be escaping me.

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6955 AM 1930 UTC 25 May 2019
« on: May 25, 2019, 2033 UTC »
Weak carrier here for a little while, too weak for me to determine if it had any audio. Went off a few min later and around 1940 or so (after the station went off), someone (same station or another) was swishing the VFO across the frequency. This stuff isn't really worth mentioning, but I am in case someone is testing a new transmitter or antenna

2017-2018 Pirate Radio Annual is done and I've received the copies back from the printer already! This edition is 308 pages and contains an audio CD-R (playable on standard CD players) with clips from 87 different pirate stations from around the world, nearly all from 2016 and 2017. This edition contains 181 illustrations and entries for approximately 307 stations reported in North America in 2016 and 2017 (280 North American shortwave stations and 27 from Europe and South America).

It also contains some "articles" on the Common and Precious Beacon, Radio Pirana International from South America, and upcoming Global HF Pirate Weekends/propagation for reaching different parts of the world.

This edition will cost $20 ($16.50 + $3.50 shipping) in the U.S. I took the packed book to the post office for the international shipping cost and was shocked to discover that it will cost $24 to ship it anywhere in Europe (so, $38.00 = $16.50 + $21.50 to Europe) I'll eat a couple dollars of the cost because the shipping is so high. It's so expensive that it will soon pay for airfare to Europe just to deliver copies!

This price is good for the next month (up through 5/1/2019). I'm not sure if I'll keep the price the same or raise it at that time.

Please send check or money order to:

Hobby Broadcasting
PO Box 109
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

or send the money via PayPal to info [at symbol] hobbybroadcasting.com. If you trust that I won't run off with the money to Sealand, please use the "Friends and Family" option so that PayPal won't charge a fee.

4/2 update: One final note about ordering via PayPal: Could you please include your shipping address with the PayPal order? The PayPal messages haven't included addresses and when I sign into PayPal and click on the "more information about this transaction," the address still isn't coming up. So, I've been e-mailing people for addresses, which could delay shipping.

Shortwave Broadcast / unid 6900 1629 UTC 24 March 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 1631 UTC »
Carrier with a few bits of audio

Later: Checked 6900 on about 5 SDRs around the East & had nothing on any of them.

Tried one of the Brazilian web receivers (the SB Campo one). Tuned into AC/DC "Back in Black," some technical difficulties & a male announcer is now saying "Hello, hello" etc. Mic feedback with dog barking in the background. Went off, but not sure if it'll come back.

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6930 AM 1719 UTC 10 Feb 2019
« on: February 10, 2019, 1722 UTC »
Rush "Spirit of Radio" off mid song, after a loud grounding sound. Pretty good signal on Jumonville, PA SDR

MW Free Radio / Unid: 1710 2215 UTC 26 January 2019
« on: January 26, 2019, 2222 UTC »
(Still!) laying out the Pirate Radio Annual & didn't hear anything on 43m, so I tuned 6200-6300 (nothing) & decided on a whim to check 1710. Have a station with older (maybe '50s or '60s?) country ballads coming in decently. Male DJ came up for a bit, but not quite strong enough to copy. I'm recording it now, but I might check the car to see if it's stronger there. When I came over to post the logging here, I saw the notice posted last night about the station to expect either last night or tonight. I guess this is it? Haven't heard of many country music MW band pirates.

Really faded & I'm just getting occasional bits. Around 2233, I got a few bits of a '50s pop song that I think I know, but need to hear a bit more of it to ID

2238: Sounds like some PSAs, but I'm not sure if these are the pirate or the Hudson Co. NJ TIS

2245: The Shirelles "Chapel of Love"

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 0607 UTC 19 Jan 2019
« on: January 19, 2019, 0611 UTC »
"The Patriot Network" with conspiracy theories about the government shutdown. Into Pink Floyd "Money" VG signal. Off for about 30 seconds & then Pink Floyd "Us & Them." Pink Floyd "Time" at 0622. SSTV image about a minute into the song. I don't have MMSTV running, so I guess I'll check it out tomorrow. Back to "Time." Nice to hear such a good signal so late

Shortwave Pirate / OTR unid 6770 AM 1350 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 1358 UTC »
Best signal I've heard from the OTR unid in probably 2 years. Clear copy. Sounds like a western right now

BTW, it was an episode of Dangerous Assignment. At the end were NBC chimes & promos for other shows, like Fibber McGee & Molly. The next show was a thriller with organ music

SDR - Software Defined Radio / Noisy WinRadio power supply
« on: January 04, 2019, 2258 UTC »
My WinRadio is much noisier than my R8 or R-5000. Just wondered what you guys do to reduce the noise floor. I haven't heard many people talk about computer/electrical noise with these, but it's fairly significant (typically around S6 or S7 on 43m)

MW Free Radio / Unid: 1710 2310 UTC 31 December 2018
« on: December 31, 2018, 2327 UTC »
Driving around & heard a couple of brief fade-ups of pop ballads with female vocals. First I've heard anything like that in hours of listening to 1710 kHz over the past two years or so

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