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European Pirate / Re: Charity Radio 5810 AM 2215 UTC 20 Mar 2019
« on: March 20, 2019, 2331 UTC »
Nice signal here. No problems IDing songs.

Spy Numbers / Re: Voice numbers?
« on: March 12, 2019, 1640 UTC »
If you are interested in catching number stations via online radios go to http://priyom.org/

Right above the calendar is a link that will take you to an online receiver that is tuned to the correct frequency. Still fun to listen to even if you don't intercept it on your own radio.

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: unknown 13556.79 kHz
« on: February 06, 2019, 1758 UTC »
I've heard this as well. Sometimes I hear long dashes or irregular Morse which makes me suspect that it isn't CW but just random.

75m has been going long at night so you should be able to hear some good DX at the expense of local stations. Last year the rally was very successful and lots of nice warm tube generated AM signals were about.

Don't you just love the band quieting "chonk" those things have running full legal power when some key's the mic?

Exactly, also the multiple toggle switches cutting over to the transmitter. AM is very easy on the ears, laid back and relaxing, and I can listen to it for a long periods. I liken it to preserving and driving vintage cars. It might not be the most efficient way but it has a certain charm to operate. I often listen to 75m AM in the background while working in my shop.

75m has been going long at night so you should be able to hear some good DX at the expense of local stations. Last year the rally was very successful and lots of nice warm tube generated AM signals were about.

My online SDR - http://sigmasdr.ddns.net:8073 - gets wacked occasionally by AM overload. The closest AM tower is over 12+ miles away and it isn't a powerhouse so that isn't the one causing it. Haven't located the exact offender yet because it is so intermittent.

As a quick workaround, I bought a 40dB band stop filter for $15 which seems to help:

I bought the KiwiSDR specifically to share it online. I also have an Afedri that I like which has more features but it was twice the price of the KiwiSDR.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Cuban Numbers Pork
« on: December 27, 2018, 1347 UTC »
It's time to make this again this weekend. If you haven't tried it, please do. It is really worth it... and it goes good with beer. :)

Have you tried decoding the FSK? Curious if there is any readable data that might reveal its purpose.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Resource Advice
« on: December 12, 2018, 1100 UTC »
I'll add to the ten people, eleven pieces of advice.   :)

I use this off center fed multiband dipole for both TX and RX. I am very pleased with the performance. I can use it on nearly all ham bands without a tuner and it is installed at about 65ft above ground. The website sells a commercial version but also shows you how to make one.


This the antenna used on my KiwiSDR: http://sigmasdr.ddns.net:8073

Peskies / Re: Island Peskies 6980 USB 2124 UTC 1 Dec 2018
« on: December 05, 2018, 1905 UTC »
Heard an OM and YL with similar accents on 6290 LSB last night. Don't know if they are the same operators but very heavy accents on both parties.

Peskies / Re: CB on the 13M band?!? 21.885 MHz 21885 kHz AM
« on: November 28, 2018, 1546 UTC »
Could that possibly be an image? It is exactly 5.3 MHz below 27.185 MHz, Channel 19.

Also itinerant business frequencies. Lots of radios come programmed off the shelf with those and you'll hear a lot of activity on them.


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