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0034 (or thereabouts): "I'm not really a pirate; I just poked myself in the eye."

Huyee Mistah Nucklez, Yoo ahh komin' in pretty goo-d in New Englahnd-der wid tha hundred whatts der.

0344: The Ramones, "Rock and Roll Radio". S9+ on the K1VL SDR in Vermont with rapid fading.
0347 : Carrier off immediately after the song.

0244 UTC Tuned in to an unid punk sounding tune. Signal is mostly above the noise with S7 peaks and sounding good!

Check your clock!

0129: Just heard "Two Dog" spoken over a metal tune. S9+10 on the Northern Utah kiwi SDR. A solid band of deep red 3 KHz wide on the waterfall.
0134: ID
0137: Motorhead
0208: Judas Priest
0238: Announcing a change of pace to the music. "Maybe Pigmeat will like this better."  :P
0332: Close down after "Ballroom Blitz."

Thanks for the entertainment while I work late on a Friday night.  :-[

General Radio Discussion / Re: Another radio store closes its doors.
« on: February 10, 2023, 2154 UTC »
"non-business friendly policies by the state, county and city governments"

That says a lot right there.

The last time I was in SD, things looked to be thriving.

Here is the listing of new businesses registered in San Diego just last month alone, with sixty-three pages of apparently duped new businesses ::)   : https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/tr_recent.pdf

I guess HRO is too cheap to hire this guy: https://www.amerilawyer.com/blog/san-diego-business-license/

Also, they make it seem like it's a big deal to go to Anaheim. In the west, people are accustomed to car drives. It's 90 miles away. People commute from SD to Orange County (Anaheim, Irvine, Mission Viejo, etc.) and vice-versa. Anaheim is more like 90 minutes, maybe 2 hours with bad traffic, but "a few hours away"? Ummm, no.

Who writes this shit?

Latin American Pirate / AD149 6934.90 AM 0030 UTC 8 FEB 2023
« on: February 09, 2023, 0028 UTC »
S5-S6 on SDRs on the east coast USA.
S9+10 on an SDR in northern central Argentina.

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6930 AM 0227 UTC 02 Feb 2023
« on: February 02, 2023, 0232 UTC »
Better heard in the west than the east. S7 on the Northern Utah colossus.

0227 - Trance music with synthesizer.
0234 - 1970s synth music. Boards of Canada
0302 - S9+ on the VE6ARS SDR in southern Alberta.
0303 - I have an errand to take care of. Ciao.

"Green Onions" at 0216.
TX off at 0218 after talk and "OK, Bye Bye!"

Mentions of Zeeky, asking if he was listening.
At one point pretending to have a conversation with another Op that was supposed to be Zeeky.

Op put on a very overdone Massachusetts accent that at the end sounded a lot like a cross between that and Elmer Fudd.

Carrier visible on the waterfall on K1VL SDR in Vermont, USA at 0430 UTC, 28 January.
Signal is weak and the synchronous detector helps a lot but there is music there.

S5-S7, SINPO 34333 on the K1VL SDR in Vermont at 0426 UTC.

0435 - ELO, "Telephone Line".
0437 - The signal is equivalent on the KPH SDR in California but much less noise there. COAST TO COAST COVERAGE.
0442 - Same story on the Northern Utah SDR.
0500 - "The current GPS time is midnight Eastern time. It is 5 AM London. End of transmission." TX off.

I'm thinking from the songs played, this is WWWW  8)

OK, I'm with you but didn't some station have time checks a few months ago?

North American Shortwave Pirate / WDOG 4185 USB 0313 UTC 28 JAN 2023
« on: January 28, 2023, 0339 UTC »
I think this is WDOG now?

I think so.  Ok everybody, WANK the DOG.
S9+10 dB on the K1VL SDR in Vermont at 0345 UTC.

0418 - "What did you guys do?" (I guess talking to the dogs) and suddenly off. A few seconds later, the initial guitar riff to Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" was heard but nothing more.

0246 - Very overdriven music. Just back off the mic gain a bit.
0247 - Maybe you heard me? Seems a bit better but still overdriven, especially on bass.
0250 - Op making adjustments. "That noise is still fucking in there." Yes, still some AC hum when on the microphone but not bad.
0252 - Op making bass adjustments. It's a lot better than it was. TNX.
0348 - Some cool spacey, trancey, maybe goth-ish music and what not for the past hour or something.
0403 - Someone having fun with sound effects.
0414 - Off.

HF Mystery Signals / Re: UNID 6942.4 AM 0042 UTC 28 JAN 2023
« on: January 28, 2023, 0234 UTC »
It's called a multitone signal because there are multiple carriers (a carrier is sometimes called a "tone"). This can be a way to carry more information than just a single carrier.

Now at 0225 there is our "old friend" the military Link-11 signal at 6943.5 as well.

Momentarily off at 0150 UTC approximately and carrier came on a few seconds later much stronger, easily +10 dB better. It might have just been the normal variation or the op put on an amplifier.

Noting that the audio is badly over-modulated and "crushed" (clipped).

TX off 0240 UTC.

0056 - Bag pipe and drum music audible on K1VL SDR in Vermont. Frequency = 6954.93 KHz.
0105 - Pipe and drums in a room with solid walls and floor so there is a sharp echo in the room.
0109 - I can hear what sounds like talking between songs but it was too low and muffled to be intelligible.
0109 - Frequency 6954.83 KHz.
0116 - ID and clear announcements. "Cheers everybody and enjoy your Saturday night. Byeee." TX off.   (It's Friday night.)

Recording of the last few moments. You have some RF getting into your microphone circuit, my friend.

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