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ID and Translation Requests / Re: Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018
« on: December 12, 2018, 0612 UTC »
Interesting use of that music in the fixed/mobile band 15600 kHz to 16460 kHz, although that frequency range is also used by maritime or marine mobile stations operating out of band.  It could very well be a channel marker or "holder" of some sort, or maybe somebody testing.....because "hold music" makes sense as the best way to test your new radio link....

I thought if they are testing for readability, they would use a tone generator or a synth doing scales or a voice saying stock phrases. "The Buzzer" (MDZhB aka UVB-76 or UZB-76) in Russia is a channel marker/holder for the military district east of Moscow, and all it does is buzz off and on until the top of the hour when it does a two-tone buzz, then it resumes.....using hold music seems like overkill for a marker. I think this is "weird" pirate radio testing.

ID and Translation Requests / Re: Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018
« on: December 11, 2018, 1807 UTC »
I recognize the music - it's used as "hold" music by telephone scammers after their robocall autodialers ring you up and you press "1." Thus it must be part of a standard music package used outside of the US, because those guys are mostly Indian.

Huh? / Re: Will the Search for Amelia Earhart Ever End?
« on: December 18, 2014, 0546 UTC »
Cracked "magazine" had this to say:

The disappearance of Amelia Earhart is probably the most well-known mystery in the world that doesn't involve Tom Hanks looking for clues in old paintings. In 1936, Earhart planned to reserve herself a page in the record books by flying around the world; a 29,000-mile journey. On the last 7,000-mile leg of her second attempt in 1937, she disappeared after giving her last radio transmission. The transmission was not anything helpful like, "I'm going to try to just fly through this mountain. I saw it in a cartoon once."

More has been speculated about her disappearance than has probably been written about her life. One of the more epic theories is that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, went down over part of the Japanese Empire and were captured, interrogated as spies and executed. Some assert that she was actually a spy for President Roosevelt, and that she secretly lived to the end of her days in New Jersey. Still others, with less imagination, think that she deliberately flew her plane into the Pacific because fuck it.

The Answer:

Remarkably, we've pretty much had the Earhart mystery solved ever since partial remains were found on an island... in 1940. That's right, 70 years ago. Only four years after she vanished.

To be fair, half of the bones were carried away by giant crabs, and the rest have since been lost because nobody thought it was important or even curious that a skeleton should turn up on an island just southeast of where Amelia freaking Earhart was going. Neither did it strike a chord that the remains turned out to be those of a white woman with Earhart's measurements, or that they were found alongside a pocket knife, a broken cosmetics jar, a piece of glass from an airplane windshield and the same exact type of navigational system Earhart had been using. It's inconclusive, dammit!

Even though all of this evidence is circumstantial, it's a freaking slam-dunk compared to what we have been forced to swallow from conspiracy theorists, who rank Earhart's disappearance right up there with the mystery of the Mary Celeste.


Truly charming guys, the writers of Cracked "magazine".

What kind was it?

Bored ham....or is ELVIS ALIVE AND A PIRATE RADIO GUY?!?!?

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 LSB 0116 UTC 8Jan14
« on: January 09, 2014, 0317 UTC »
Unid, 1-8-14, 0117-0200+, 6.925L, sigs fading S5 to occasionally S9, preacher doing some preaching.  may be a tape of Dr. Gene Scott.  I'll know for sure if I hear him say:  "Now, go get on the telephone."  signal now at S3-5 at 0140.  confirmed, heard him say ".....get on the phones" at 0150.

Yesss....did he curse at a guy in Australia? I have that mp3.

"Robot voice" sounds like slowed-down tape.

Voice sounds Russian or Ukrainian, I also heard mic feedback.

Sounds like a guy talking in code, I think he is counting.....

I'm guessing Russian numbers station.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Late posts
« on: January 06, 2014, 2215 UTC »
....."White Power Radio".....


I hate Nazis.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Re-arranging the FM band
« on: January 05, 2014, 0459 UTC »
The biggest travesty that corporate radio has bestowed upon us is that, no matter where you go, all radio markets sound the same.  With the exception of the proliferation of mexican music on AM, most market do sound the same.  It has sterilized and homogenized the dial nationwide.  And unfortunately for them, the listeners won't ever come back.


Second this.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID CW 6925 1707 UTC 9 Nov 2013
« on: November 09, 2013, 2131 UTC »
Ham ops going crazy, aren't they?

Sounds almost like a Dr. Who sound effect.

So was this FM or AM?

[I would guess FM.]

General Radio Discussion / Re: FCC chairman announces resignation
« on: April 03, 2013, 1301 UTC »
"Isn't that a conflict of interest?"


I think Yoder mentioned that in his pirate radio book with the bad font, but if not, thanks!

S7 carrier in NY, but can't make out the audio that well, as modulation is weak.  Maybe someone else will have better luck. Music at 2304 sounds like "ompah" music, don't know a better term for this.


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