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Tuned in during a break for ads & IDs, but just not strong enough for me to figure out which show is being played

Not much signal, but can definitely hear an old show. Can't really tell what show it is or even whether it's a comedy, drama, etc. I think it might be a comedy, but it faded down too quickly

A couple of speed metal songs. Better signal for me than earlier. Clear ID at end "We might be back later  . . . or we might die"

Shortwave Pirate / unid: 6930 AM 2301 UTC 31 March 2020
« on: April 01, 2020, 0353 UTC »
Weak signal . . . decent carrier, but not much audio making it here. Not sure if it was from North America or somewhere else. Some piano music around 2304. I haven't gone completely through the recording yet

(edit by Ray: subject format)
(BTW, could be a European station, maybe R.Nova??)

Utility / Unid 6810 1219 UTC 21 March 2020
« on: March 21, 2020, 1221 UTC »
Nice dead carrier for the past 10 min or so. If no audio comes up, I'll delete this post, but thought I'd mention it in case the op sees it or programming starts & others can catch it earlier

Shortwave Pirate / Radio Corona 6930 AM 1508 UTC 14 March 2020
« on: March 14, 2020, 1512 UTC »
Ha! Took some stuff to put away in the shack & turned on the radio, just to see if someone was on. And there is! Decent signal with "They're Coming to Take me Away, Ha Ha!" ID as Radio Corona with coughs & sneezes. Into another song

Shortwave Pirate / 6970 1308 UTC 8 April 2020
« on: March 08, 2020, 1314 UTC »
Sounds like an older Stretchyman transmitter. Decent carrier with just a little audio making it through

Shortwave Pirate / Ion Radio 6870 2104 UTC 7 March 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 2110 UTC »
Nice signal with rock. I opened the filter up to 8 kHz. I missed the ID (by a woman with reverb) before turning the volume up. I don't think it's Ion <--Ha, well, that was wrong!

Shortwave Pirate / Pee Wee: 6926 USB 0353 UTC 7 March 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 0404 UTC »
Approx. frequency. Tuned in to a grindcore song, excellent signal, then off at end of song

General Radio Discussion / Winter SWL Fest
« on: February 27, 2020, 2129 UTC »
The Winter SWL Fest is running right now. It's a great place to hear some interesting forums about SW & AM radio and also to meet up with other people interested in the hobby. I've probably met a couple dozen HFU people there (and probably a few dozen more then-active pirate listeners from the pre-HFU era). Aside from a few clubs & DXpeditions, such as MARE & BADX, it's the only real opportunity to meet up.


Shortwave Pirate / unid: 4060 USB 0437 UTC 22 Feb 2020
« on: February 23, 2020, 0441 UTC »
Excellent signal with '60s hard rock. No IDs yet

MW Free Radio / WEDG 1620 2130-2230 UTC 16 January 2020
« on: January 18, 2020, 1826 UTC »
Drove out to the WEDG signal range and heard it again. The seasonal Christmas music was gone & instead it seemed to be '80s night. I heard about three Huey Lewis songs, one from Michael Jackson, a couple of new wave songs, plus Genesis, Quiet Riot, Soft Cell, etc. No IDs, unfortunately. I would've hung around longer, but snow was intermittently dumping & I didn't want to get stuck

General Radio Discussion / TDoA Questions & maybe an article?
« on: December 30, 2019, 1626 UTC »
I've been working on the Pirate Radio Annual; it's going to be a long haul & I'm nowhere close to finished with it. I've just been starting to think about articles, etc. for it. One that I was thinking about was TDoA and if any measures can be taken to skew the results.

Would an article on this topic be of interest? If so, have any station operators experimented with TDoA and would any be interested in contacting me with information (to be used anonymously)?

Aside from broadcasting from locations where the signal can't be received by any of the participating online receivers, it seems that the best ways to intentionally alter the DF results would be to either:

* use two transmitters on exactly the same frequency from somewhat different locations that are fed with an Internet audio feed to keep the audio in sync
* use an AM transmitter in one location to lay down a carrier on a frequency and an SSB transmitter in a different location to modulate the carrier

Other less active possibilities seem to be:

* use of frequencies with a smaller ground wave
* use of antennas with low-angle radiation
* use of directional antennas

So I also wonder about the general accuracy of the TDoA results while just simply broadcasting on 43m with dipole or a nondirectional antenna. Has anyone noticed that the results are more or less accurate on different frequencies (e.g., 4 MHz vs. 6.9 MHz, etc.)? Any other variables?

Again, I'm interested in opinions, both whether this topic seems worth pursuing and, if so, any information on the topic. You can either contact me via an HFU message or at ayoder /at/ hobbybroadcasting /dot/ com

Shortwave Pirate / Zeke's Attic 6927 USB 2208 UTC 24 Dec 2019
« on: December 24, 2019, 2213 UTC »
Gospel version of "Joy to the World" & other Christmas songs. Excellent signal on my own receiver & also audible on the Twente web receiver

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

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