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I remember The Guide to World Band Radio saying in the 90's that the only way to get Radio Mali to qsl was to send porn. It was a great station if you liked extended Afro-Pop jams,they hardly ever id'ed.

I had buddy who was a regional manager for K-Mart in the Philly area. They had a real problem with the homeless taking a squat in those circular displays of clothes.

I don't know if it was just a Philly thing or the entire northeast coast?

"Thank you for watching your step at K-Mart."

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 USB 2242 UTC 17 May 2022
« on: May 18, 2022, 1519 UTC »
Maryanne Faithfull's "Come And Stay With Me" ....... loved that and loved her she was such a hottie back in the day!

Yes,she was. There's a video of her doing "As Tears Go By" on Youtube in her late teens just before the Rolling Stones drug bust.

She played God on "AbFab" when Pat or Eddie would overindulge in whatever illegal substance they'd ran across. That was a great show!

Keep punchin' the Moscow Midget in the nose!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 USB 2242 UTC 17 May 2022
« on: May 18, 2022, 0111 UTC »
I think that was the Marianne Faithfull cover of "This Wheels on Fire"? Rick Danko wrote it. It was the theme song for "Absolutely Fabulous."

Where are Patsy and Edwina when the world needs them?

I used to here a lot of stuff from S.America, Africa, the Pacific, Autralasia, and S.Asia. It was a winter time sport involving lot's of wire and homemade loops.

My best catch was Bangla Betar on 4880 over the pole. You could get them regularly between Thanksgiving and  Christmas once you knew their heading. They were weak but they were there. I never got Radio Nepal, which I was shooting for on 5010 due to them being buried by the time station on 5000 and the Cubans, due south opposite of the best heading north, blasting away. Cuba owes me a crate of Trinidad Lanceros.

90% of those stations are gone, except for those damned Cubans.

Angela??? Does Al Weiner have a new girlfriend?

Thank you. I'd given up broadcasting in 2009, then stuck around long enough to protect others from the Wabbit gang's clutches. When I found out the Wabbit was actually dead and not faking it again, I moved on.

I wouldn't have missed my pal Al's send off for anything in the world. His likeness should be put on Mount Rushmore.

QSLs Received / Re: Micro Dot Radio via TRI eQSL
« on: May 15, 2022, 1914 UTC »
Windowpane was always the way to go.  ;)

We called it "Clearlight" down here. You could count on it to fill the local psych wards when it came to town. Talk about "scared straight!" It could do the job if it was your first time out.

Al Fansome isn't dead, he's resurrected at CalTech. He always has and always will as long as that institution survives. Hail the risen Alluvial O. Fansome! 

Shortwave Pirate / Re: CHIL 9500 USB 1331 UTC 14 May 2022
« on: May 14, 2022, 2057 UTC »
1337 Kingston Trio's - Charlie on the MTA (now the MBTA) song S7
1348 "A World Of Our Own" The Seekers.
1441 SSTVs
1447 "Puff The Magic Dragon" - Peter, Paul and Mary (man talking)
1450 "Runaway" - Del Shannon  (My wife likes to  remind me how mean he was to her and her girl friends when meeting him!) Died by suicide.
1455 "Spirit In The Sky" - Norman Greenbaum

I knew Del Shannon was long dead, but I never knew how. Bonnie Raitt's  cover of "Runway" topped Del's original and she was much easier on the eyes. I do like those redheads.

Bonnie did a lot to dispel the reputation Howlin' Wolf was mean as she toured a lot with him on the blues/folk circuit. She said he was a big, hard looking man, who didn't take a lot of crap, but he was a nice, well liked man. His size and his looks made people think he was mean.

QSLs Received / Re: Micro Dot Radio via TRI eQSL
« on: May 14, 2022, 1817 UTC »
That's a sheet of blotter, not a microdot in sight. No wonder he couldn't get out, he took too big of a dose.

Of course conditions are bad, Al Fansome is ascending to Paradise.

Now clear those blasted penguins from your posts and pray to Al for forgiveness.

Thank you to everyone here <3

Fansome enjoyed the hobby to almost the exclusion of all other hobbies. When he worked late nights in Pennsylvania in the 90's and early 2000's, he'd listen for pirates from his test-bed "trailer" in Harrisburg. We became friends on IRC when I needed a quick resource on desert beacons while visiting Vegas for Defcon (spoilers: I never found any) but he had follow up security questions about a project he was working on, and we sort of grew fond of each other from there, finally meeting person at a DC-area meetup the year after.

He was painfully shy in person, but we hit it off, and he moved down a year later to join my household and rogue band of cats. As I understood it, prior to us meeting, he'd worked many long hours in the toll system projects, listening to the bands all night long (hence those weird, exhausted missives at 4am...). You guys helped him get through some very tough times through the early years before we'd met.

I hope it will provide comfort to you guys to know he had the radio at his bedside, enjoying his last few months with what he loved most. You are a wonderful community, and I'm so glad you were for here for us. <3

PS: And yes, I called him "Fanny" around the house, much to his chagrin...

You were the best thing to ever happen to him, Corq. I can remember the night he told me he was moving to Florida. He asked me if he
should do it. I told him, "Why not, it's not like you're getting any younger." and he was off to Florida. BTW, that "Fanny" thing provided me with much ammo in our 20 year "feud."

I'm still in shock over the news.

Equipment / Re: What are you using for SWLing?
« on: May 21, 2020, 1530 UTC »
At the moment a Drake R4 is the main receiver. Got to like a radio that rolls down to SSI to check out when we both can retire

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