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Neat story! And, rare today.   (Thank you again Boomer for the FWR of this!)    https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/news-makers/delilah-revels-in-rediscovering-her-roots

Oh yeah... Here's the station's site,               https://www.kdunradio.com/

Another SWL'ing rip.   https://swling.com/blog/2021/11/giuseppes-homemade-magic-tablet-antenna-system/#comment-677623 

I made something like this from a godz-eye antenna, but mine is for just Medium Wave, but this dude made is switch from 40M, then 80M, and then 20M. Nice!!!! Granted, my Italian is non-existent, but the VID shows a lot.

Interesting that HACKADAY covered this, but.....       https://hackaday.com/2021/10/19/the-low-down-on-long-wave-unlicensed-experimental-radio/

BTW, there are still NBFM Intercoms out there that use the 1750M band, around 175kHz, but many are 10mW, or even less. Still, some of the older ones can be cranked-up.

NICE!!!!! I have the #12-655 portable. Not the best AM-Only portable out there, but I think that it certainly holds it's own.   https://swling.com/blog/2021/11/guest-post-remembering-the-radio-shack-trfs/?unapproved=676517&moderation-hash=a653775516a8dc68ab4b681bf45ebddf#comment-676517

I've added my own $0.02 worth in the comments, and a link to this dude's site:      http://earmark.net/gesr/12-655.htm

BTW, when I recorded the Pat Murphy and Andrew Yorder interviews on C2C AM, the RS #12-655 is the portable that I used to record from.

Other / WWV at 25MHz is heard again!
« on: November 10, 2021, 1959 UTC »
Wow... For the 1st time in about 6, or 7, years, WWV at 25.0000MHz came-in to WV at 17:10UTC, MAX'ing out to S9. Then, faded out after that. So, F2 from Ft. Collins, CO. Good to hear that, again.

Boomer FWR this to me, and I have Ferrite clamps and toroids everywhere at my locations.  https://www.radioworld.com/tech-and-gear/tech-tips/ferrite-toroids-can-be-an-engineers-best-pal

Huh... Where I am in WV, I won't hear 1020KDKA Pittsburgh during the summer months during the daytime, but do during the mid-day in the dead of winter. Well, on the work drive, KDKA was in there with a decent, steady, signal just before 5:30PM yesterday afternoon. With no fading, I've counted out skip. So, looks like this cold snap has given this a plus.

Amateur Radio / Long Haul 75M AM! WA to ME...
« on: November 02, 2021, 1827 UTC »
Whoa!!! Heard Timtron, WA1HLR, on 3885AM last night around 06:00UTC, workin' a station West of Seattle, WA. That's a good haul on 75M in any mode, let along AM, from ME to WA. I was hearing that dude at S20/9 with some kick-ass hardware on his end, a commercial Harris TX and a dipole at 160ft up! (No wonder I heard him that well.) Timtron, was bangin' into my QTH in WV at S40/9. Maybe, this weekend, I'll bring back a transceiver on-line and try and join them. 

Peskies / Russian-like Woodpecker on 6925kHz last night?
« on: October 31, 2021, 1830 UTC »
Eh??? Got back from work and kicked the HF rig on to troll for pirates, only to hear what sounded like the 1970's - 1980's Russian Woodpecker on 6925kHz, +/-12kHz either side, 04:30UTC. Not that strong, peaking at an S5, but certainly obliterated anything that could have been there. That was gone 2hrs later. Tell me that this wasn't deliberate.

10/11 meters / 11M pipeline from Idaho? Apparently...
« on: October 30, 2021, 1811 UTC »
On CB CH 38LSB, I QSO'ed with Idaho yesterday, but today, Idaho just dominates with stations there! Huh... Sellin' potatoes has these ops to be able to afford SSB CB rigs? (Nah... I'm not stereo-typing here. Hi-hi...) Neat, to hear all of them from that state. Must be a nice F2 pipeline to there from WV.

Huh... Never heard of this then. My go-to zine at the time was Ernie Wilson's EBN from Panaxis.     http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2021/10/radio-is-my-bomb-zine-is-a-still-relevant-snapshot-of-free-radio-in-the-1980s/

Huh? / Jessica Rosenworcel nominated to become 1st woman to lead FCC?
« on: October 28, 2021, 2004 UTC »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/jessica-rosenworcel-nominated-to-become-1st-woman-to-lead-fcc/ar-AAPZ0YV?ocid=mailsignout&li=BBnb7Kz            Seen this coming out of my OUTLOOK mail. Hmmmmmmmm... Good, bad, indifferent???

Don't trash those Reciva based radios yet. There are some smart folks trying to work around this.    https://swling.com/blog/2021/10/reciva-gateway-not-responding-rob-offers-more-info-possible-workarounds/ I have two Sangean WFR-20 radios here, and it would be nice not to have even more paper weights here. Albeit, they also make nice computer audio amps with their AUX inputs.

Well, this is certainly pirate history, and Youtube still has it up,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_oXEMu7Rzo What prompted me to this VID again? Running Radio Wolf International over my stations this Columbus Day Weekend. Hey... The Youtube copy is a better VID version than what I'd bought back in 1991 on VHS.

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