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Shortwave Pirate / Re: KROW 6920U @ 0235 13-FEB-2016
« on: February 13, 2016, 0402 UTC »
Sounds like KROW either fired up again @ 0355.... or the band came back up here...

A little stronger this time. Sounds like a children's song.... About a morgue?

ID at 0403 "Thank you for tuning into KROW"

Spoken word at 0405

Crows cawing at 0408 I'd and thank you for tuning into our test broadcast. Please send Reception reports to HFU or FRN. This is KROW signing off.... More crow caws, off at 0410

Signal was S3-S4

Shortwave Pirate / Re: KROW 6920U @ 0235 13-FEB-2016
« on: February 13, 2016, 0302 UTC »
Agreed, its S3-S4 here...

Story seems to be about someone getting freed from a palace.... Mention of mummies at 0300 in the story....

0303 crow cawing and Native American chants " you are listening to KROW" and reception requests to HFU and FRN"

Off at 0304

Shortwave Pirate / KROW 6920 USB 0235 UTC 13-FEB-2016
« on: February 13, 2016, 0239 UTC »
I am hearing KROW on 6920U @ 0235

ID with a request for reports to HF Underground or the FRN.

Now a spoken word type of story.

Signal is up and down above the noise, but seems to be coming up...

Equipment / Re: Transmitting audio on Yaesu HF rig
« on: May 01, 2014, 0147 UTC »
What model Yaesu?

If it has as Accessory Port, you can run the audio through there, which will bypass the audio filters in the microphone circuit, which cuts the lows and the highs that give you that "DX" audio...

27025 is a power hungry key-up contest... but you can't play on that channel without running at least 2500W of Carrier...

26315 is pretty low on the band, and well south of Channel 1 of the FCC 40... I would be interested as to its origins as well... 

Equipment / 11 Meter SW BX Band....
« on: April 30, 2014, 1811 UTC »
Yup, the 11 meter band is wide open, and currently, propagation isn't bad, and one could get world wide very easy. Last night,I got American Samoa (70 Division) from the Great South West USA with 100W on SSB, running ESSB Audio, and a homebrew 1/4 Wave ground plane (Stainless 102" whip, Mirror Mount, 4 108" counterpoise wires) mounted at 18' AGL on a roof tripod, 5ft mast on the garage roof.... I'm pretty stoked.

As far as "bang for the buck", I believe that 11 meters offers some of the best:
Inexpensive Transmitters
Inexpensive Amplifiers
Short Antennas

One would just need to gain listeners... Of course, the nie sayers will scream "Lost CB'er!", but there IS a broadcast band there around 26 Mhz.... and it is very underused...

I wouldn't suggest the 40 channel freqs though, too many jammers, but above 27.405 (and below 28 Mhz), and below 26.965 (but above 25Mhz) is a perfect place to give it a shot with little cash involved.

Take the narrow chunk from 25.670 to 26.100, that chunk was set aside for broadcasting ... most exports will reach down to 25.165 at the end of their range... so they go that covered, no crystal swaps needed...

I am currently setting up a SuperStar 3900 to run AM mode with a Palomar 225 (Class AB) amplifier. That should get a nice 150-200 Watt Modulated AM signal out. I swapped about 3 or 4 caps in the audio chain and it will transmitter Audio 70Hz-10kHz with no trouble...

And a 1/4 Wave Ground Plane Antenna for 26MHz  is a simple 9' vertical with 108" ground radials... $25 at Radio Shack for a 102" stainless whip, a short 3/8-24 threaded adapter about 6"-7" long, 4 wire radials and a simple 90 degree metal mount to anything upright...

My only suggestion would be to stay away from the STL freqs, that would be as bad and pirating on FM and pissing off the money payers to keep the FCC going

The RF Workbench / Re: Where do you go for schematics?
« on: April 30, 2014, 1742 UTC »
Hi moof - if you're a member of the Yahoo group homebrewpirateradio you can search through the group files.  There are several beacon transmitters in there.  Bow Vudu's file has some, Channel Z has played with them, and there are others in there also. 

There goes my witness protection program....  :o

10/11 meters / Re: October 7 SSTV 27700 USB
« on: October 08, 2012, 0222 UTC »
When I was Mobile today, the international propagation was coming up...


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