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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6927 USB 05-11-17 2233 UTC
« on: May 11, 2017, 2237 UTC »
hearing metal music right at noise floor, haven't heard ID yet.

2244ish - a long way to the top AC/DC
2248 - back in black AC/DC
2252 - Black Sabbath

General Radio Discussion / Re: question about ham radio
« on: April 23, 2017, 2155 UTC »
ok, thanks for the webpage, I'll be going through it all in the future! this was bugging me for awhile, only hearing one sided conversations.

General Radio Discussion / question about ham radio
« on: April 23, 2017, 2025 UTC »
I live in ontario Canada, and I'm wondering why I can hear all these euro-hams, but can't hear the stations they are talking to in usa/canada ?

example just now:

Equipment / Mini Whip
« on: March 26, 2017, 1959 UTC »
today i experimented and wrapped about 25 feet of wire around the top railing of my balcony, spaced about 3 inches apart each wrap. I then connected one end to the bnc connection going into the whip which would be the outer coax. the signals are now excellent and the noise level dropped to about S2.
is this wire acting like a "ground" kind of, or is the wire being the main antenna instead of the whip ?

Shortwave Pirate / Re: RFW 6940 USB 2135 UTC 23 Mar 2017
« on: March 23, 2017, 2218 UTC »
at first sign on, was S9+ now no copy at all!

2249 singal came back
2319 ID, drink some vodka, smoke a cig


ID and Translation Requests / UNID 14002 USB 1423 UTC 03/23/17
« on: March 23, 2017, 1430 UTC »
Not sure if this is an actual language or just someone joking around ?

Shortwave Pirate / Re: WHYP 4065 USB 2315 UTC 3/19/17
« on: March 20, 2017, 0029 UTC »
nice solid s7 into Ontario. enjoying the mixing/mashups.

Equipment / Re: computer generated RFI
« on: March 19, 2017, 1441 UTC »
ok thanks for the info. it is a neighbor then, everything here is unplugged, laptop on battery.

Equipment / Re: computer generated RFI
« on: March 19, 2017, 1428 UTC »
i wonder if anybody has the same problem as I do, it happens in the morning, and at sunset. it starts off as the big blobs, then goes away after an hour or so! Maybe those street lights, but i'm far away from them. I live in apartment building, so it could be anything.


edit: it is only between 6-8 khz

Other / UNID 8000 LSB 2229 UTC 2017-03-18
« on: March 18, 2017, 2229 UTC »
at the moment hearing music very weakly, pirate or ??

sounds like what i heard, only got the last bit:

General Radio Discussion / Pot lights give ham radio operators a buzz
« on: February 28, 2017, 1021 UTC »

AUGUSTA, Maine Ham radio operators say their frequencies are increasingly getting a harsh buzz from a component of the indoor lamps used to grow pot.

The American Radio Relay League has been filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission over the past several years and wants federal regulators to halt the marketing and sale of illegal grow light ballasts.

Ballasts regulate electrical currents in lights and can disrupt radio frequencies. But ham radio operators say decriminalization of marijuana in states like Colorado has led to more large high-power grow lights in residential areas.

In Maine, retired Coast Guard officer Roger Johnson claims his amateur radio has twice been disrupted by nearby marijuana growers. He wants the state to step in, but other ham radio operators say the federal government should do its job.


General Radio Discussion / Re: New boards on the HFU
« on: February 26, 2017, 2037 UTC »
I wonder if a Ham Radio "logging" board would be of interest to others.

Equipment / Re: Mobile whip antennas
« on: February 26, 2017, 1928 UTC »
every time i record a video, it goes up.

Equipment / Mobile whip antennas
« on: February 26, 2017, 1541 UTC »
I have one of these 40M mobile whips that was in the garage for 10 years that I never really tried/used, and thought I'd give it a shot. It actually works good with my SDRPlay. Have it on 3rd story balcony apartment.

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