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SIO 555,  S9+20. Outstanding signal right at sunset.

0016z - Wolverine Radio ID
0042z - Toots and the Maytals - Take Me Home Country Roads


Joe and his wife Sue are neighbors of mine. Nearly 10 years ago, he reached out and wanted to meet so we could chat about our mutual hobby.
We finally did and talked about all things radio, particularly the fun and goofy world that is pirate radio. Once he had completed work on his shortwave active loop, he graciously offered me one to use and I still use it today. The remote amp blew a couple of times mainly because local rodents had a taste for my coax. Never wanting to assume anything, I'd ask Joe about what the problem could be and he would just insist that I bring it by for him to repair. He'd never even let me pay him for the parts. That was Joe.

One day, he called to let me know Redhat was coming by. The three of us sat around the kitchen table chatting while Sue escaped to another room. I don't remember for sure, but I think the conversation lasted a pretty long time.

Sometimes when I was in the local grocery store, I'd hear someone call out "Hey Zane" and it would be Joe. We'd park our carts for a bit and take up the same topics while my wife would make her own escape. We'd finally break company when we realized we were blocking other shoppers.

The pandemic didn't help. I wouldn't see him in the store and would only catch a glimpse of him doing woodworking in his garage as I drove by. I should have just pulled in the driveway. Hindsight.

The picture from the link is what I always see when I think of him. While we never talked about hockey, he was obviously a big Chicago Blackhawks fan. I never saw him without a Blackhawks hat.

I'll miss you Joe.


North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: XFM 4185 AM 0205 UTC 26 Feb 2022
« on: February 26, 2022, 0332 UTC »
X-FM , 4185 AM, SIO 555
Nice S9 to S9+10 signal with moderate fades on Joe's loop. Very nice audio.

0331z - Yungblud - Cotton Candy,
0332z - X-FM, to the power of X ID
0334z - Papa Roach - Tightrope 2020
0337z - The Ataris - The Boys of Summer
0358z - Bob Mosis - The Blame
0414z - Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong - Still S9+
0421z - The Clash - London Calling
0432z - Cannons - Footsteps In The Dark
0458z - Revis - Family - S9+
0505z - Off

Always a pleasure. Thanks for the show. A great sounding signal all night.


SIO 444

2117z - Peter Gabriel - Kiss Of Life
2117z - Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree
2126z - WTF Radio Worldwide ID - then into Peter Gabriel - Not One Of Us.


Music just above my very low noise floor, but very difficult to make out a melody. I'll call it SIO 151 at 2150z.


SIO 433. Near S9 signal fighting all the local QRM.

2350z - Big Joe & The Dynaflows - Big Long Buick


SIO 444 - a bit quieter down here.

2346z - Fickel Friends - Yeah Yeah Yeah
2348z - Missing - Dancing On Tables


SIO 433. Almost S9 signal, but my noise level is creeping up.

2340z - Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
2344z - Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity


SIO 444

2116z - Grandaddy - Blindness
2119z - Girlhouse - A Long December
2129z - RFW ID. Thanks for the shout  8). Audio generally sounds OK.


SIO 444 with slow fades.
2115z - The Mamas & The Papas - I Saw Her Again.


SIO 434 at 2244z.

Heard "Sky Radio" mentioned, then into music.


SIO 444 with slow fades.

1950z - Zepplin - When The Levee Breaks


QSLs Received / Re: Radio Olah Snowy Broadcast eQSL
« on: January 24, 2022, 2141 UTC »
Received mine also. Thanks Radio Olah  8)


SIO 232 at 1851z with The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
1854z - Radio Olah ID by male op. Repeated several times
1856z - Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

Thanks for the show.


SIO 333 at 1703z


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