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MW Loggings / CHRB 1140 AM 0615 UTC 16 JAN 2019
« on: Today at 06:29 »
Perhaps not great DX given its location in Alberta, but a first for me. Religious music (one song was actually not half bad) without commercials, station only ID's as "AM 1140" but was able to hunt it down online and confirm audio with its livestream. Was a solid copy at SIO 233, but faded by the time I began writing this post (0627z).

Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 log, January 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 1647 UTC »
January's new files can be viewed and/or downloaded from this link:


Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6935 USB 2132 UTC 13 Jan 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 2154 UTC »
Good signal here, stronger than many pirates of late. Thanks for the show!

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6924.9 USB 0349 UTC 13 JAN 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 0358 UTC »
Faint, playing blues music and sent at least one SSTV.

Various SSTV's sent (I think three altogether) but this last one at about 0416 was the best quality.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID SSTV images 6927 USB 0336 UTC 13 Jan 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 0357 UTC »
I copied all of these but they were pretty bad quality.

QSLs Received / Re: Radio Illuminati Mug
« on: January 13, 2019, 0304 UTC »
Thanks RH! Will adjust...

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6927 USB 0257 UTC 13 Jan 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 0300 UTC »
0300 faint bluesy tune being copied here. Thanks for the show!
0301 new song began, much stronger signal now. Not strong enough to overcome background noise but very good.
0317 SSTV

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Wolverine Radio 6955 USB 0057 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 0103 UTC »
0102 pretty weak signal tonight.  :'(
0108 using Token's kiwi SDR in the Mojave, and it's better there but still pretty weak. Wolverine has all but disappeared at my QTH as the band goes long and the MUF sinks.

0133 signal's completely gone in Colorado and faded bad in California... maybe Wolverine could be persuaded to QSY and replay the show?

Thanks Wolverine! Signal's only about S4 on the S meter here, but it should be a stable frequency.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6930 USB 0036 UTC 13 Jan 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 0039 UTC »
0038 Got it here in Denver with a fair and clean signal. Sounds like Mozart but I'm not willing to bet anything on it.
0039 OM announcing music, just weak enough that it's hard for my damaged ears to make out
0040 Just heard an announcement for an FM station, 99.5 W something. Relay of someone's local classical station?
0042 more solo piano classical music, sounds like a late 19th century composer.
0044 clearly heard WCRB called. Seems to be a relay like I thought.
0044 suddenly cut out and became recent era soul music.
0045 marine weather forecast
0045 heartland rock now
0046 political talk. Heard them say something about primarying Cory Gardner, one of my state's US senators
0047 music
0052 back to the classical station

video of reception at 0056-0058 UTC: https://youtu.be/ii0lr1DQDo0

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 USB 2253 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 2305 UTC »
2304 Damn, can't believe I forgot to turn on the recorder. Hearing a pretty decent copy of "American Pie." Thanks for the show!

QSLs Received / Re: Radio Illuminati Mug
« on: January 12, 2019, 2153 UTC »
I have no idea why these uploaded into such huge images. Chris, any idea? Anything I can do at the imgur end to change that?

QSLs Received / Radio Illuminati Mug
« on: January 12, 2019, 2152 UTC »
Thanks to Azimuth Coordinator for sending me this, even though I failed the contest dismally. :D

SDR - Software Defined Radio / Re: KiwiSDR antenna question
« on: January 12, 2019, 0617 UTC »
I have two LoG antennas. The first is 50 ft (total length, roughly a square 12 ft on a side), and works well on 25m and up. The smaller is 350 ft total length, not a square, sorta a deformed rectangle. Works best on LW/MW and the lower part of HF.  If you have a high noise environment, I'd consider giving one a try.

p.s. I am going to have some inexpensive fixed value matching transformers for sale shortly, suitable for LoGs and other antennas.

That gives me some ideas. I don't have a lot of wiggle room thanks to that power drop bisecting the backyard, but maybe something can be done. Thanks.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Misfit Radio 6930 USB 0001 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 0611 UTC »
SDR recording catch, on at 0001, off at 0004, back on at 0013. Faint signal here fighting a losing fight with local QRN and OTHR blasts. My copy of the SSTV isn't worth sharing, but thanks for the show!

Spy Numbers / Re: M08a
« on: January 11, 2019, 1410 UTC »
1354z startup 11 Jan 2019 5FG cw on 8096 kHz

Then stopped at 1358z!

Strange. I tuned in late and thought it just wasn't transmitting today.

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