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Started and ended with Gary Numan with a bunch of good 80s tunes in between.  Up to S9 here at times with occasional rapid fading but overall good.  It was great to catch WDOG on MW, thanks for the show tonight!

Recording: https://youtu.be/Rf2OxtBev3M

Great signal and great music in my backyard, thanks for the show!

Uggh, I would have liked to have heard this one but completely missed it tonight.  Maybe sometime again in the future..

Thanks for the show, Redhat!  You're sounding great on my 1937 Sears Silvertone console tonight.


I started listening at 2000 and had absolutely nothing here in Michigan.  I checked back an hour later and had a very faint USB signal just slightly below the nominal frequency.  It sounds better on 15475.950.   The signal has been getting gradually stronger and it's now 2249 UTC and it's quite listenable here with nice music, occasional IDs and announcements.  2311 UTC now and it's still going with a nice signal.  Off abruptly at 2338 UTC mid-song so I left the shack and just walked back in to find them back on at 0034 UTC and still with a strong signal!

This is a weird one.  I can't really explain it but I'm sitting here in Michigan listening to Aruba air traffic control on 38.275 MHz handling flights inbound and outbound to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba.  Best in FM mode but clearly an AM carrier present on the SDR waterfall.  This is being heard on several different radios in the shack (same antenna).  Aruba ATC is listed as 120.9 MHz and this is verified against the traffic that I'm hearing.  Obviously some kind of odd harmonic or mixing product that is propagating.

Antenna used is my 140 FT DKAZ terminated loop, amplified by a Wellbrook FLG100LN.

QSLs Received / Re: WTF Radio Worldwide QSL
« on: February 15, 2023, 0201 UTC »
I received one also, thanks WTF for the MW QSL!

Decent signal with occasional deep fades here in Western Michigan:

0305 UTC: Chicago song
0309 UTC: "WTF Radio Worldwide" ID
0310 UTC: Mark Knopfler song
0319 UTC: "WTF Radio Worldwide" ID
0320 UTC: Boston "Long Time"
0325 UTC: "WTF Radio Worldwide" ID
0329 UTC: Paul Harvey mention
0334 UTC: A version of Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?" with the vocals stripped out over brief Morse code.
0352 UTC: Off

PLS QSL recording:  https://youtu.be/3vvfZVDOZZM

Thanks for the show and medium wave test!

S7 over heavy static tonight:

0315 UTC: Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone"
0320 UTC: Blue Swede "Hooked On A Feeling"
0323 UTC: Off
0325 UTC: Carrier returned briefly with a very weak signal & audio.

North American MW Pirate Radio / UNID 1620 AM 0120 UTC 29 DEC 2022
« on: December 30, 2022, 0122 UTC »
S9+10 but exhibiting some deep fades.  Mostly dominant over Cuba, Virgin Islands, and Pensacola.  No announcements heard between any of these songs:

0120 UTC: Jackson Brown "Stay"
0121 UTC: Terry Jacks "Seasons In The Sun"
0124 UTC: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
0128 UTC: Journey "Wheel In The Sky"
0132 UTC: Spanky & Our Gang "Like To Get To Know You"
0135 UTC: Gary Puckett & The Union Gap "Lady Willpower"
0138 UTC: Manfred Mann "Sha La La"
0142 UTC: Tommy James & The Shondells "I Think We're Alone Now"
0143 UTC: Melanie "Brand New Key"
0145 UTC: Jerry Butler "Never Give You Up"
0148 UTC: The Seekers "I'll Never Find Another You"
0151 UTC: Herman's Hermits "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter"
0153 UTC: The Commodores "Thee Times A Lady"
0157 UTC: Flying Machine "Smile A Little Smile For Me"
0200 UTC: Simon & Garfunkel "Fakin' It"
0203 UTC: Patrice Rushen "Forget Me Nots"
0207 UTC: White Plains "My Baby Loves Lovin"
0211 UTC: DJ Disco Cat "More More More"
0213 UTC: Cheryl Lynn "Got To Be Real"
0217 UTC: Norma Tanega "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog"
0220 UTC: Barbara Mason "Yes, I'm Ready"

North American MW Pirate Radio / UNID 1720 AM 2235 UTC 28 DEC 2022
« on: December 28, 2022, 2239 UTC »
Very weak signal barely above my noise floor with talk and then indistinguishable music.  Carrier dropped off at 2237 UTC.

MW Loggings / WLOU Harmonic or Spur 1740 FM 0230 UTC 28 DEC 2022
« on: December 28, 2022, 0232 UTC »
I've been hearing this most nights in Michigan.  Seems to be a spur or some kind of harmonic of 1350 WLOU Louisville, KY. (soul music format) that's appearing on 1740 kHz FM.  Anyone else hearing this?

Music being heard here under and occasionally over the broken NJ TIS & Springfield Armory TIS:

0112 UTC: Song "Let it go" from Disney's Frozen.
0115 UTC: Classic IV "Spooky"
0118 UTC: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 "Fool on the Hill"
0122 UTC: The Emotions "Best of My Love"
0125 UTC: Parody DJ chatter
0126 UTC: Carpenters "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary"
0132 UTC: The Association "Everything That Touches You"
0135 UTC: Dusty Springfield "The Windmills of Your Mind"
0139 UTC: Jingle ID mentioning FM frequency, "AM 1710", and "Community Radio Network"
0140 UTC: Monkees "I'm a Believer"
0142 UTC: Gloria Estefan "Don't Wanna Lose You"
0147 UTC: Neil Diamond "Brooklyn Roads"
0151 UTC: Donna Lewis "I Love You Always Forever"
0154 UTC: The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever"
0157 UTC: Herman's Hermits "I'm Henry the VIII, I am"
0159 UTC: Community Radio Network affiliate ID, local phone #, and time check: "It's nine o-clock" and into the National Anthem
0201 UTC: Off

North American MW Pirate Radio / Re: UNID 1710 AM 0225 UTC 25 DEC 2022
« on: December 25, 2022, 0255 UTC »
Just speculating, but could this be CHIM from Ontario?

I don't think so.  CHIM hasn't been logged in many years and they never had a powerful signal like this.

Possibly: Radio Corsair or another station. Most def not Community Radio Network.

Agree, this signal is too strong for CRN and CRN would have thrown in an announcement by now (especially at the top of the hour).

S9+20 loud signal with classic Christmas music.  Off at 0353 UTC.  I never caught an ID or any announcements between the songs.  Thanks for the show!

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