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Shortwave Pirate / Radio Free Whatever, 6925 LSB, 0327z, 10-13-13
« on: October 13, 2013, 0329 UTC »
S9 here tonight. Sounds like some overdrive in the audio. ID at 0327z after what sounded like a Velvet Revolver song. 35443.

Thanks for the heads up Darint - old habits.....


European Pirate / BorderHunter Radio, 6205 AM, 2334z, 10-12-13
« on: October 12, 2013, 2336 UTC »
BorderHunter with slowly increasing signal strength here in Chicago. Noise level coming along with it. 25332

2340z - Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
2355z - ID
0000z - Johnny Cash

np refmo  ;)


Shortwave Pirate / Radio Ga Ga, 6925 usb, 1333z, 10-6-13
« on: October 06, 2013, 1334 UTC »
A very weak RGG coming into Chicago this morning. Can't pull out any of the music, but heard a clear ID at 1333z. 15441.


Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 0310z 10-4-13
« on: October 04, 2013, 0316 UTC »
Dueling Banjos riding on a weak signal from 0310z-0313z. 14341
Seemed like the op went off after, but I'm still hearing some other music too.

0317z - back with 16 Tons
0324z - Johnny Cash - Battle Hymn of the Republic


Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 0242 UTC 2 Oct 2013
« on: October 02, 2013, 0305 UTC »
started off as very weak, but as of 0303z some slow instrumental music coming up here in Chicago. Being heard by others also on IRC. 25332.

0308z - Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
0312z - AC/DC - Back In Black
0316z - AC/DC - Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock & Roll
0322z - AC/DC - TNT
0328z - Nancy Sinatra - Boots Are Made For Walkin'. (Makes me think of Full Metal Jacket)
0333z - B52's - Love Shack
0337z - B52's - Rock Lobster
0345z - off or faded out.

Thanks for the show!


Shortwave Pirate / Radio Echo One, 6949.5 am, 0210z, 8-24-13
« on: August 24, 2013, 0204 UTC »
Radio Echo One, 6949.5am, 8-24-13, 25342 S2

0210z - Joe Cocker "You Can Keep Your Hat On".
0211z - Radio Echo One ID
0216z - Some type of piano instrumental


Shortwave Pirate / Red Mercury Labs 6940 USB 0157z UTC 8/13/13
« on: August 13, 2013, 0251 UTC »
Red Mercury Labs, 6940u , 8-13-13, 34332
S6 on peaks with deep fades down to the noise floor. Local storm noise plus some pesque in there too.

ID at 0250z preceded by Mexican Radio, The Cars "Moving In Stereo"

0251z - CCR - Run Through the Jungle
0254z - Beastie Boys - Sabotage (one of the funniest videos ever)
0310z - Skynrd - Simple Kind of Man
0316z - The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me.
0323z - Off.

Thanks for the show RML and the recent QSL too.


Shortwave Pirate / Red Mercury Labs, 6925u, 0251z, 4-12-13
« on: April 12, 2013, 0302 UTC »
6925u, 4-12-13, 45343
Not so crashy as the other night, so the S8 signal has a fighting chance.
On at 0251z.

0301z - Iron Maiden
0306z - RML ID and mention of my guess. Evening guys - glad things are fixed up.
0312z - AC/DC - Hells Bells
0322z - Alice In Chains - I Stay Away
0330z - An 80's tune that reminds me of college bar beer brain fog  ;).
0336z - Off - thanks for the show guys!

I'd say the mic audio is pretty good - perhaps a bit muffled relative to the music. I have to boost the high end to hear some words clearly. The level of the audio seems a bit stronger than earlier shows.


Shortwave Pirate / Red Mercury Labs, 6925u, 0139z
« on: March 18, 2013, 0143 UTC »
Red Mercury Labs, 6925u, 3-18-13, 35443
S6 here with pretty clear audio.

0139z - On with Iron Maiden - pretty clear audio
0142z - RML ID
0144z  - More Iron Maiden - I don't know their catalog well - but Dickinson's voice stands right out.
0151z - Thanks for the shout  8)
0153z - Gordon Lightfoot - Edmund Fitzgerald
0203z - Coldplay - Nobody Said It Was Easy
0209z - Per the IRC - Rocket Man via William Shatner - the producer should be shot...
0214z - Off - Thanks for the show RML


Shortwave Pirate / UNID, 6955am, 3-10-13
« on: March 10, 2013, 2342 UTC »
I've been hearing weak music, mostly a male singer, intermixed with occasional talk since 2320z. Pops up briefly with nice audio for a very short time, but not long enough to tell what the music is. Seems to be getting slowly stronger.

2345z - Song appears to be in spanish and the intermixed talk also. Might be some fishermen chatter underneath it too. Gonna guess this is a pesque playing some tunes for the fleet.


Shortwave Pirate / CYOT 6951 AM, 2315z, 3-9-13
« on: March 09, 2013, 2318 UTC »
Caught the very end of this. At 2213z, a nice S9 signal playing Devo - Whip It, then  ending with CYOT in CW. Off at 2318z.


Shortwave Pirate / MOVED: SpaceShuttle Radio 03/09/13
« on: March 09, 2013, 1447 UTC »
This topic has been moved to European Pirate.


I can't hear 'em well enough for an ID, so I'll just move 'em ;)


QSLs Received / Mike Radio, TX test QSL
« on: February 26, 2013, 0202 UTC »
Thanks to Mike Radio for this nice qsl. Heard Mike testing a new TX and got this note:

Thanks for your report! Mike Radio is testing a new transmitter. (see picture)
The used antenna now is a very simple wire antenna (poor performance) . This spring (2013) a delta-loop fullsize 20 meter will be in use. Top 16 mtr.
Also a 2 x 20 meter dipole will be new than. Both openline fed (max 2kW capacity); so the Telefunken can be used in a wide band-range. : -) Hope reception will/must improve!
Tuner: du 1500 T
USB en AM was about 30% of max pwr.

Thanks for reporting and till next time!

Thanks Mike  8)


TCS via relay, 6925.5am, 2-19-13, SINPO 45343
Nice S9 signal and clear audio. Some static crash from an approaching front.

Sign on at 0000z,
ID at 0015z
Asia - Heat of the Moment - 0016z

Big fade at 0021z, signal dropping to the noise floor. Apparently, I've lost the band.

...or maybe not. Signal back to S9 at 0049z with Bruce Springsteen.


Shortwave Pirate / Wolverine Radio, 15075u, 2-3-13, 1925z
« on: February 03, 2013, 1927 UTC »
Wolverine Radio, 15075u, 2-3-13, SINPO 23342
S2 with high local digital QRM here. Playing old time tunes.

ID at 1924z.
Great Pretender at 1927z
ID at 1929z, then into Mr. Lee (as in One Two Three, Here comes....)
1936z - very slow fades between nothing and S6


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