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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6927 USB 05-11-17 2233 UTC
« on: May 11, 2017, 2237 UTC »
hearing metal music right at noise floor, haven't heard ID yet.

2244ish - a long way to the top AC/DC
2248 - back in black AC/DC
2252 - Black Sabbath

General Radio Discussion / question about ham radio
« on: April 23, 2017, 2025 UTC »
I live in ontario Canada, and I'm wondering why I can hear all these euro-hams, but can't hear the stations they are talking to in usa/canada ?

example just now:

Equipment / Mini Whip
« on: March 26, 2017, 1959 UTC »
today i experimented and wrapped about 25 feet of wire around the top railing of my balcony, spaced about 3 inches apart each wrap. I then connected one end to the bnc connection going into the whip which would be the outer coax. the signals are now excellent and the noise level dropped to about S2.
is this wire acting like a "ground" kind of, or is the wire being the main antenna instead of the whip ?

ID and Translation Requests / UNID 14002 USB 1423 UTC 03/23/17
« on: March 23, 2017, 1430 UTC »
Not sure if this is an actual language or just someone joking around ?

Other / UNID 8000 LSB 2229 UTC 2017-03-18
« on: March 18, 2017, 2229 UTC »
at the moment hearing music very weakly, pirate or ??

General Radio Discussion / Pot lights give ham radio operators a buzz
« on: February 28, 2017, 1021 UTC »

AUGUSTA, Maine Ham radio operators say their frequencies are increasingly getting a harsh buzz from a component of the indoor lamps used to grow pot.

The American Radio Relay League has been filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission over the past several years and wants federal regulators to halt the marketing and sale of illegal grow light ballasts.

Ballasts regulate electrical currents in lights and can disrupt radio frequencies. But ham radio operators say decriminalization of marijuana in states like Colorado has led to more large high-power grow lights in residential areas.

In Maine, retired Coast Guard officer Roger Johnson claims his amateur radio has twice been disrupted by nearby marijuana growers. He wants the state to step in, but other ham radio operators say the federal government should do its job.


Equipment / Mobile whip antennas
« on: February 26, 2017, 1541 UTC »
I have one of these 40M mobile whips that was in the garage for 10 years that I never really tried/used, and thought I'd give it a shot. It actually works good with my SDRPlay. Have it on 3rd story balcony apartment.

Other / 14230 USB 2145 UTC 2017-02-20
« on: February 20, 2017, 2147 UTC »
hearing weak music on this frequency for past half hour.

Other / UNID 7210 LSB 0110 UTC
« on: May 03, 2016, 0112 UTC »
Party going on at 7210
spanish talk + music on and off

Other / UNID 6300 kHz USB 2016-04-19 1950 utc
« on: April 20, 2016, 0033 UTC »

am curious to know what this language is if anyone knows ?
recording made today.

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