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General Radio Discussion / Re: RIP Byteborg
« on: February 17, 2020, 1336 UTC »
Sorry to hear this RIP man.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 4105 LSB 2227 UTC 14 Feb 2020
« on: February 14, 2020, 2246 UTC »
4105 LSB

Decent signal here above the noise

22:44z just caught the sign off by Zeke

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNid on 6950 Usb music at 2030
« on: February 09, 2020, 2115 UTC »
6950 USB

Weak, just above the noise.

21:15z WLIS ID


Pirate Radio History / Re: Vintage reception report MEGA THREAD!
« on: February 05, 2020, 2114 UTC »
These are very cool Beerus - thank you for sharing!

I wish I had a copy of my report to RBCN.  I included a small bit about myself (age, location, interest, etc.) along with the reception details and the first thing he mentioned in his letter back to me was what was a guy in his 20's doing listening to pirate radio instead watching babes on the beach!

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: RADIO GUINEA
« on: February 05, 2020, 1451 UTC »
Man, it's been a long time since I heard them! They and Mali used to play a ton of good music w/o a lot of talking. The Mali guys wanted porn mags for qsl's, but it's a Muslim country, you had to cut them some slack.

I was listening to Mali yesterday on 5995 around 23:10z-23:36z with a good signal.  Actually, I get them pretty good down here normally with my array facing West.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6955 USB 0038 UTC 1 Feb 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 0045 UTC »
6955 USB

Great signal here

00:48z MR90 SSTV:

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Mix Radio Int. 4175 USB 2345 utc 31 Jan 2020
« on: January 31, 2020, 2354 UTC »
4175 USB

Fair signal staying above the noise.

23:53z 'One Night In Bangkok'
23:57z WMRI ID
00:04z 'Stone Cold' - Rainbow...great tune!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Free USA 4090 USB 2042 UTC 31 Jan 2020
« on: January 31, 2020, 2228 UTC »
4090 USB

Weak, but there in the noise

22:27z Fleetwood Mac Stevie
22:42z can hear someone talking. but can't make out what's being said
22:46z "..four zero nine zero.."
22:47z 'American Girl' - Tom Petty
22:52z 'Here Comes My Girl'
22:57z 'Refuge'
23:32z Radio Free USA signing off
23:33z 'American Pie' - Don McLean

Good to hear you Radio Free USA & thanks for the show!

The folks claiming verticals suck are the same folks that use two radials on said antenna in a suburban lot with no view of the horizon, just the neighbors plasma tv, then wonder why the match sucks and is noisy as hell.  I've had quite my fill of ham 'experts'.

The right tool for the right job...verticals really shine in a low noise environment with a clear shot to the horizon.  They do not do well in a crowded suberbopolis.   In such situations a mini whip or a loop is a much better choice.



Phased verticals are the trick for me, even with neighbors all around - I had great success using an EWE antenna with just two 8' ground rods originally back in the day.  Granted I was fortunate enough having two pine trees 15' apart that pointed towards Europe.  I added a variable cap dead center of the top horizontal wire (I used lamp cord) and then using my palstar with batteries and earphones adjusted it for best S/N for even better perfomance.

I can periodically pick up N Korea on 6250 ~ 10:00z in the morning (it's weak and I have to listen in LSB mode when it's audible) & get decent to good reception of NHK at midnight (05:00z) on 6155.

Overall good signal on 4065 here with little to no fading.

01:04z regular ID followed by live ID & announcement moving to 4065 Mhz
01:07z IS on 4065 USB
01:40z 'Dancing Days' - Led Zeppelin
01:48z ID & into Ramones
02:18z ID & into Tom Petty...signal still holding up
02:27z Scottie 1 SSTV


Thanks for the show Wolverine!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Brownie Radio 6955 USB 00:10 UTC Jan 12 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 0032 UTC »
Overall decent signal with some deep fading.

00:31z 'Yellow Ledbetter' - Pearl Jam
00:35z ID
00:49z still got 'em here, but fading getting worse - Iron Butterfly still rockin
00:52z Brownie Radio ID
00:57z 'Jailbreak' - Thin Lizzy...Thank You BR!
01:01z 'Kiss Me Deadly' - Lita Ford


Thanks for the tunes BR!

Great signal down here in the swamp lands!

23:41z 'I'd Love To Save The World' - Ten Years After
23:45z WNEW ID
00:24z Off


Thanks for the show Zeke!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6950 USB 0010 UTC Dec 25 2019
« on: December 26, 2019, 1849 UTC »
Forgot all about this one! Captain Morgan was on 6950.4 AM at the time when a strong het came up from 6950, which was quickly noted in the Rocket chat room...there was a short mp4 clip posted at the time. Chatters were hearing one or the other or both....it was a mess while both were on!

Thanks for the feedback Skipmuck! :)

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6950 USB 0010 UTC Dec 25 2019
« on: December 26, 2019, 1807 UTC »
Late post:

I had parked my rx on 6950 USB before leaving the house for Christmas Eve dinner - after checking the audio file I found around 10mins of a tx starting around 0010 UTC that contained IS of various Shortwave Broadcasters.  I don't have a confirmed ID, but my guess is this is a partial relay of WLIS or something similar.  Near the end of the tx you can hear a het which I believe is Capt. Morgan just a little north of the frequency.  The tx came to an abrupt stop at 0020 UTC

6950 USB 0010z-0020z 12-25-19

Anyone else catch this?

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