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Messages - alleycat

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

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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?]

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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

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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!

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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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Solid (S9+30!) copy here! Maybe about 20 Hz higher than 6930 kHz (?)

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6955 USB 0027 UTC 14 APR 2021
« on: April 14, 2021, 0052 UTC »
Solid S9 signal here with some fading amidst moderate static crashes. ID "This is Brownie Radio"

Edit: Announced that he's taking request via HFU!

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S9+20 (SINFO 55455) into central New York - excellent quality thanks to relatively wide bandwidth.

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Unid 6950 AM 0137 UTC 3 Apr 2021
« on: April 03, 2021, 0227 UTC »
ID at 0226z - pretty sure I heard "Outhouse Radio". Decent signal, but fair bit of noise here.

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HF Mystery Signals / Amateur mode 7040kHz PSK variant?
« on: March 30, 2021, 0143 UTC »
I'm seeing 2-minute long narrowband (roughly 75 Hz wide?) digital QSOs on 7040 kHz that I can't identify (apparently nothing similar at SigIdWiki). I think it might be some variant of PSK based on the resources at http://www.w1hkj.com/modes/index.htm, but I ran through all these modes in MultiPSK to no avail. Audio at https://www.lutins.org/temp/radio/7040_digi.mp3 waterfall as shown below. Thanks for any assistance!

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: WEZL 6925 USB 2337 UTC 28 March 2021
« on: March 28, 2021, 2358 UTC »
Powerful signal here. Off the air following a digital signal. Not SSTV, not a waterfall image. I believe I heard the same mode last night when another pirate (Aarow Radio, I think) signed off. Anyone know what that is? I'm seeing a digital signal there now, but not sure if it's WEZL:


Oh! just heard a carrier, and looks like they're coming back on the air...

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