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MW Free Radio / UNID 1719.9 AM 0325 UTC 01 May 2021
« on: May 01, 2021, 0332 UTC »
Greek pirate?  Fading up slightly above my quiet noise floor with electronic dance music on peaks.  Very weak into West Michigan and parallel to what I'm hearing much stronger on a Greek SDR right now.

QSLs Received / WDOG eQSL 34 years later
« on: April 28, 2021, 0204 UTC »
A big thanks to WDOG for QSL'ing my 1987 off-air recording!  I hope to hear you again in the near future!


Shortwave Pirate / WDOG 7415 AM 0014 UTC 10 October 1987
« on: April 22, 2021, 0103 UTC »
Late log.  Test transmission heard by a teenage kilokat7 in 1987 by WDOG with a series of awesome Gary Numan songs that were brand new to me at the time and rocked my world!

PLS QSL if the current WDOG is the old WDOG heard in my 1987 recording: WDOG 7415 kHz October 10th, 1987 0014 UTC

Recorded off my GE 7-2990A "World Monitor" with a wire strung through a tree from West Michigan.  Good memories.

Weak over the static this morning with Butthole Surfer's song "Pepper" @ 1055 UTC.  I suspect this is the same weak music station that I hear nearly every morning around sunrise off my West DKAZ loop that hangs out barely above my noise floor.  Seems a little stronger this morning, if it's the same station.

1106 UTC: OM talk over music mentioning "Dark Life Radio Show" and possible email address for contact.
1111 UTC: Metallica "Sad But True"
1117 UTC: Duran Duran "Ordinary World"
1119 UTC: OM ID "This is Dark Life Radio" and other talk
1121 UTC: Beck "Loser"
1125 UTC: Cake "Leather Sofa"
1130 UTC: Blind Melon "No Rain"
1136 UTC: Instrumental with guitar solo, beginning to loose out to my local noise now..
1145 UTC: Off and carrier gone.

Thanks for the good tunes this morning, whoever you were!  QSL appreciated

Recording: https://youtu.be/HTuWHombYzE

Fishing Drift Net Beacons / 2049 kHz "RQ0" 1124 UTC 21 March 2021
« on: March 22, 2021, 0150 UTC »
Clear copy, "RQ0" ID followed by a long dash repeated three times and then off for three minutes and the cycle starts over.  Heard three cycles and then gone for good just after local sunrise.

I'm not real sure on this one, but I guess it's a driftnet beacon?  Seems like an unusual ID as most appear to be alphanumeric.  Anyway this oddity surfaced for a just a minute or so yesterday morning on my West DKAZ loop that has a good reach to the west coast and beyond, so I can safely rule out the Atlantic ocean or points East of Michigan.  I'm real curious if anyone has heard this one before or would care to guess where it originated from.  I haven't heard a 1710-1800 kHz driftnet beacon in nearly a decade so this was an unusual surprise:


MW Free Radio / UNID 1710 AM 1204 UTC 23 Feb 2021
« on: February 23, 2021, 2127 UTC »
1204 UTC had someone barely poking up above the noise floor with what sounded like classical music this morning.  Very very faint, and surprisingly caught on my very directional west antenna which usually has nothing on 1710.  If the station op is reading this then please contact me for a recording to confirm!  Frequency measured 1700.001

MW Free Radio / UNID 1620 AM 0318 UTC 25 December 2020
« on: December 25, 2020, 0324 UTC »
Very strong Christmas music here right now at 0318z and seems much too strong for the usual suspects, no announcements heard so far.  I'm also hearing WDHP from the US Virgin Islands way underneath.

MW Free Radio / UNID 1720 AM 2315 UTC 24 December 2020
« on: December 24, 2020, 2318 UTC »
Carrier tuning up prior to 2315z and now faint music being heard above the noise floor.  Off at 2318z but this channel probably bears watching tonight.

0158z: Thin Lizzy "The Boys Are Back In Town", signal weak and just above the noise floor, which is now filled with static crashes.
0232z: Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
0233z: Dire Straits - So Far Away
0248z: off mid-song
0251z: back but too weak to ID song
0259z: Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
0305z: Supertramp - Give A Little Bit

MW Free Radio / UNID 1710 AM *0345 UTC 13 December 2020
« on: December 13, 2020, 0349 UTC »
Carrier tuning up and bouncing around between 1710 & 1717 and then music beginning at 0345z.  S6-S7 and mixing with the Flight 93 TIS.

MW Free Radio / UNID 1720 AM 0056-0121* UTC 13 December 2020
« on: December 13, 2020, 0057 UTC »
Hearing "Eye of the Tiger" @ 0056 UTC, S6 or so and perhaps getting a bit stronger.

0103z: Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling
0010z: Music still playing but now too weak to identify
0119z: Chicago As Time Goes On - S8 now and much better!
0121z: Off

MW Free Radio / UNID 1710 AM 2213 UTC 03 December 2020
« on: December 03, 2020, 2215 UTC »
S6-S7 with TV news audio of current events, carrier is drifting downward..

Presumed CRN bubbling up through the noise between long fades with old time crooner music while taking turns with the Flight 93 Memorial TIS.

0202z: Sounded like an old PSA from Ronald Reagan
0204z: "Community Radio Network" ID and into more old time music
0212z: DJ with "The phones lines are open"
0230z: Live time check and local forecast by "Chuck the weather man"
0247z: "This is the place for the greatest music ever made"
0301z: National Anthem and off

MW Free Radio / Undercover Radio 1720 AM 2327-0040 UTC 26 Nov 2020
« on: November 26, 2020, 2328 UTC »
Carrier tuning up and now abstract music signing on 1720 @ 2327 UTC.  S9

23:32z: Modulation suddenly came way up, sounding much better now.

Occasional music just above my noise floor, oldies including The Beatles, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow and others.  Live DJ between songs with live time checks.  Finally identified through web receivers as "Community Radio Network" near 0200 UTC top of hour mentioning a bunch of other frequencies and even a telephone number.  Searching this forum for "Community Radio Network" will turn up some logs of mine from two years ago of this station on 1710.  Signed off at 0300 UTC with "Community Radio Network" ID and ended with the National Anthem.

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