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Positive ID at 0227z. Signal booming in (solid 55555) - if it wasn't USB, I'd swear it was local. Quality is, as usual, outstanding for sideband.

OMG what a killer signal - and as hi-fi as USB gets! Solid 55555 here in central New York State - drowning out the static crashes I hear on the remainder of the radio spectrum.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 0028 UTC 11 August 2021
« on: August 11, 2021, 0039 UTC »
ID'd as Nuttin' on Shortwave @ 0138. SINPO 55344 in central New York State.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6950 USB 0250 UTC 17 Jul 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 0255 UTC »
Just above the S9 noise floor here in Binghamton, NY, with some fading to boot - a bit hard to make out.

EDIT: Signal appeared to increase at 0300z - easier to make out the music now (but fading remains).

Sounds like it's in my backyard (Binghamton, NY) - S9+40 and up!

HF Mystery Signals / Amateur mode 3596 kHz - FSK?
« on: July 16, 2021, 0413 UTC »
I'm seeing several frequencies in the 80 meter band with nearly 2 kHz-wide bursts that appear to be some sort of FSK (although none of the sources I'm familiar with, such as SigIdWiki, seem to identify an FSK variant with this wide a bandwidth). Audio clip at https://www.lutins.org/temp/radio/3596.mp3 with waterfall as depicted below. Any ideas? Thanks!

Wow, serious hi-fi USB! Solid 55555 with S9+30 booming into Binghamton, NY.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Unid 6955 USB 0154 UTC 9 May 2021
« on: May 09, 2021, 0158 UTC »
Oops - my SDR was not adjusted properly - actually quite a strong signal (S8 to S9+3) into central New York State. "Jump" by Van Halen. [Though, pray tell, why play tunes I can hear every day on commercial radio?]

Shortwave Pirate / Outhouse Radio 6955 USB 0154 UTC 9 May 2021
« on: May 09, 2021, 0155 UTC »
Moderate signal with little fading and some static crashes. "Your Love" by The Outfield.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: unid 6924 usb 0015 utc, 9 May 21
« on: May 09, 2021, 0111 UTC »
0110 Believe I heard "Goatherder Radio"? Excellent broadcast  (signal clear & fine quality) into central New York State.

Utility / Re: U.S. mil network? 6986.5 USB 0120z 1 May 2021
« on: May 01, 2021, 0255 UTC »
So MARS stations are using military-style callsigns now instead of the familiar more-like-amateur-callsigns (like AA2S) that I used to hear years ago?

Utility / U.S. mil network? 6986.5 USB 0120z 1 May 2021
« on: May 01, 2021, 0132 UTC »
I am hearing "Net Control" exchanging traffic with various stations such as "Desert Eagle", "Sunspot 05" and "Highcard Sierra". One lengthy exchange involved an "unclassified request for information" to "Send a highway sit rep for the following areas of interest" after which locations on Interstate and State highways in 13 states were identified.

Some of the stations exhibit strong signals (S7 and higher, with low noise & no fading) in Binghamton, NY. The chatter sounds like MARS, but the callsigns don't. Can someone tell me what I'm actually listening to? Sample at https://www.lutins.org/temp/radio/6986.5_2021-05-01_0115z.mp3

One of the loudest, clearest pirate signals I've ever heard in my life! Bandwidth approx. 5 kHz & solid 55555.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: FUBAR Radio 6925 USB 0006 UTC 24 April 2021
« on: April 24, 2021, 0039 UTC »
Must be my neighbor - S9+35 in Binghamton, NY!

Shortwave Pirate / X-FM 4180 USB? 17 Apr 2021 0115 UTC
« on: April 17, 2021, 0119 UTC »
Booming in with very slight fading (SINFO 55545) here. Apparently USB, but I'm aware that this station is known for broadcasting in stereophonic AM; if that's the true mode, I'm not sure how to demodulate it properly.

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