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Messages - Charlie_Dont_Surf

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Caught the sign on (just after the Lincolnshire Poacher IS) just now. Good signal on the KFS SDR (Half Moon Bay, CA).
The heterodyne comes from beating against Coastal Rock Radio (presumed ID).

https://voca.ro/1cKDqAuvaIlr

0152 - I had some things to do but got back in my office and checked. Signal has faded down significantly. It is just barely above the noise now. I could just detect the female voice ID at this time.

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6924.97 AM 2122 UTC 15 NOV 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 0648 UTC »
0637 - A quick check before I go to bed. Assuming this is the same station, they are still on. (Frequency seems to be basically the same.) The Who - "Join Together" is playing. Mostly no bueno (no copy) out west. Listening on W1EQX in VT and they are S7 with some fading/SIO 333 with some OTHR QRM at the moment.

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Shortwave Pirate / Pandemic Radio 6925.9 AM 0128 UTC 16 November 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 0130 UTC »
Clear ID 0128 UTC after the end of "House of the Rising Sun". Getting QRM from the UNID +80 Hz up the band. Listening on a Nevada SDR while I do work in my office.
0137 - "Pandemic Radio transmitter number 2 online....Shelter in place..... Prepare for 'The Great Reset'". Into David Bowie.
0143 - Dire Straights.

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Shortwave Pirate / Radio Pushka 6920 AM 0025 UTC 16 November 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 0026 UTC »
SIO 444 on the KPH webSDR in California, SIO 232 on W0AY in Montana.
Slavic music.

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6924.97 AM 2122 UTC 15 NOV 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 0011 UTC »
0000 - Can see a carrier on waterfalls in the west and can hear some music modulation but too weak I can't ID it.
0008 - The signal is fading up out here. Male vocalist. Maybe Elton John?
0016 - C&W
0018 - Rush, Spirit of Radio. SIO 232 on an SDR in Washington State.
0058 - I had to step away for a while but I am back. Their signal has faded. I can see a carrier but I can't tell if there is any modulation.
0123 - Pandemic Radio is -80 Hz below. Hard to separate the two at times.
0147 - I think that there is modulation but I can't tell with the QRM.

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Pushka 6920 AM 0100 UTC 11 November 2021
« on: November 15, 2021, 2030 UTC »
Yeah man thank you!
I broadcast 24/7, so I am just going to spend some 300 dollars on a 1kw amp and sneak it on without my parents noticing.
Until they see the next electricity bill. :D  You are using 15 Watts still at this point?

I am looking at 4000 khz as well as the 20 meter band and gonna make beacons for both bands with practical antennas and see which one i like best.
Yeah I just use a NanoVNA to find resonance and SWR.

All good.

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Pushka 6920 AM 0100 UTC 11 November 2021
« on: November 14, 2021, 0242 UTC »
I was messing with the antenna today so idk what the fade was. Gonna mess with it tomorrow and hopefully improve my signal. I was trying to get the swr down, but I now get a 1.1 on 6600 khz and 1.6 on 6920 khz. I can't seem to get it at minimum on 6920 because i am too lazy to rewire the L network, may add an elevated radial tomorrow.

Every time you move anything, the resonance point will probably change. Welcome to the world of antennas. :D

You have said that you want to try to make it to the East Coast. I suggest trying to go on well before your sunset and use the grayline enhancement. It will make a huge difference. Also, at this time of year, you might consider 4000-4100 KHz.

Lol RADIO PUSHKA CHADS AND STACYS HATE THIS STATION. Thats an inside joke. Chads are the guys that get all the girls and stacys are the girls that get all the guys. Out of my frustration at life I put it in my ID.

OK. I am an old man. I just learned what "yeet", "symp" and "stan" are this year. I learn something new every day.

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Shortwave Pirate / Radio Pushka 6920 AM 0200 14 November 2021
« on: November 14, 2021, 0227 UTC »
S9+10 on the KPH-HF KiwiSDR in Point Reyes, CA. Excellent copy.

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Shortwave Pirate / Radio Pushka 6920 AM 0100 UTC 11 November 2021
« on: November 11, 2021, 0111 UTC »
This is a rare moment when there are two AM pirates audible on the West Coast simultaneously!

SIO 333 on Norcal SDRs.
QRM from a peskie playing music on 6919 LSB. (Also heard last evening too.)

0122 - ID , into funk (BTW - who are "Chaz and Stacis" (?) and why do the "hate this station"?)
Continuing with Slavic rock/pop.
0154 - either went into a deep fade or TX off.


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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 2241 UTC 10 NOV 2021
« on: November 11, 2021, 0108 UTC »
This might be the same thing that I am hearing. Most of time just barely above noise level with sync detector employed.

Hearing on California SDRs.

0103 UTC - "Starrider" by Foreigner.
0128 UTC - dead carrier, no modulation. Their signal has improved. S7-S8 most of the time.

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Shortwave Pirate / Radio Pushka 6920 AM 0045 UTC 03 November 2021
« on: November 03, 2021, 0052 UTC »
ID at 0054. Fair-to-good reception in California. SINPO 33333 once you filter out the peskie interference on ~6923-6925.
Also noted in TeXas but weaker. Fair-to-Good on W0AY SDR in Montana. Very weak on SDRs in Alberta and British Columbia.

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Utility / Re: My First ALE 2G Logs
« on: October 26, 2021, 0147 UTC »
Got it. Thanks.

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Utility / Re: My First ALE 2G Logs
« on: October 25, 2021, 2206 UTC »
Some more from this afternoon:


[2021-10-25 21:56:41 4239.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 20]
[2021-10-25 21:56:43 4239.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 19]
[2021-10-25 21:56:45 4239.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 2]
[2021-10-25 21:56:45 4239.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 12]
[2021-10-25 21:56:47 4239.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 21:56:53 5295.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: 810202] [His BER: 8]
[2021-10-25 21:56:54 5295.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: 810202] [His BER: 15]
[2021-10-25 21:56:55 5295.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: 810202] [His BER: 5]
[2021-10-25 21:56:56 5295.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: 810] [His BER: 7]
[2021-10-25 21:56:58 5295.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: 810] [His BER: 15]
[2021-10-25 22:02:12 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:13 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 15]
[2021-10-25 22:02:13 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:13 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:14 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 1]
[2021-10-25 22:02:14 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 1]
[2021-10-25 22:02:15 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 3]
[2021-10-25 22:02:15 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 3]
[2021-10-25 22:02:15 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 3]
[2021-10-25 22:02:16 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 7]
[2021-10-25 22:02:16 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 4]
[2021-10-25 22:02:17 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 5]
[2021-10-25 22:02:17 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 6]
[2021-10-25 22:02:17 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 7]
[2021-10-25 22:02:18 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 11]
[2021-10-25 22:02:18 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 20]
[2021-10-25 22:02:19 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 4]
[2021-10-25 22:02:19 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:19 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:20 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:20 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:21 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:22 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 22:02:44 8182.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 4]
[2021-10-25 22:02:58 9019.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 24]
[2021-10-25 22:03:00 9019.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 4]

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Utility / My First ALE 2G Logs
« on: October 25, 2021, 2124 UTC »
Running on a Kiwi SDR in Germany this afternoon and I let it run a scan on the UK DHFCS frequencies:

[2021-10-25 20:31:29 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 20:31:47 8182.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 11]
[2021-10-25 20:39:08 6845.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 17]
[2021-10-25 20:39:54 6251.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 20:40:02 8161.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 10]
[2021-10-25 20:40:09 8161.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 2]
[2021-10-25 20:40:46 7860.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 15]
[2021-10-25 20:45:01 4047.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 3]
[2021-10-25 20:56:11 4239.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 4]
[2021-10-25 21:01:50 5808.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 14]
[2021-10-25 21:02:00 8182.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 23]
[2021-10-25 21:02:16 6706.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 2]
[2021-10-25 21:09:22 6845.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]
[2021-10-25 21:09:59 6251.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 10]
[2021-10-25 21:10:21 2784.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 5]
[2021-10-25 21:12:20 3640.00] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 3]
[2021-10-25 21:15:07 4047.50] [Sounding THIS WAS] [From: XSS] [His BER: 0]


I'm pretty new to ALE and I don't do a lot of data SWLing. I know what BER is but I don't know what THIS WAS is.

Also, now I know what ALE 2G sounds like. It's that chattery, bubble machine type of transmission (as heard in SSB) in 1-3 second duration bursts that I hear quite a lot these days.

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The RF Workbench / Re: EMTX
« on: October 25, 2021, 2119 UTC »
The 2SC2078 is an NPN BJT. The IRF510 is an N-channel FET. They are not even close to the same thing.

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