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Messages - Zane

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I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Corq and all the families. It's great to put a face to the name that I recognize all the way back to my early days in the FRN. So many funny and weird times. Al and I would sometimes chat about different topics on IRC. The one that I remember was that he was an ex brother-in-law of Gary Richrath, the lead guitarist of REO Speedwagon. Since they were one of my favorite bands back in the day, I had lots of questions.
Thanks for sharing the picture Corq.

Pigmeat - great to see you back too. I remember logging one of the last RPI shows during the waning days of the FRN. Lots of good memories.


Very nice S9+ signal and clean audio here in Chicago.

0337z - Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
0340z - Human League - Don't You Want Me
0352z - After The Fire - Der Kommissar


SIO 332. Floating in and out of the noise level.

2022z - The Pirates - My Babe
2024z - Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand


SIO 555 , S9+10, slow fading down to S9

0100z - Chicane- Overtime
0103z - XFM ID
0106z - Beatles - Back In The USSR.
0120z - IDKHBTFM - Leave Me Alone
0122z - Rammstein - Moskau (Maybe Du Hast later?)
0148z - AC/DC - Shot In The Dark
0152z - Foo Fighters - Everlong - RIP Taylor :(
0158z - A quiet carrier moment for our friend Joe Farley.
0204z - Incubus - The Warmth  8)
0218z - Plastics - Top Secret Man
0234z - Bush - Bullet Holes - still S9 with faster fades.
0239z - Stereo MC's - Far Out Feeling
0242z - The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
0259z - Gunship - Tech Noir. Some dips down to S8
0307z - Foo Fighters - Best Of You
0318z - The Who - Eminence Front - my favorite Who song.
0349z - Gruppa Kino - Gruppa Krovi
0404z - CHVRCHES - How Not To Drown
0411z - Wavves - Sinking Feeling.
0416z - The Dandy Warhols - The Last High
0430z - Rammstein - Dalai Lama
0438z - Marlene Oak - How Long.
0440z - Telepopmusik - Breathe.
Conditions have improved. S9+15 on peaks and the fading is reduce.
0445z - Scissor Sisters - Mary
0450z - Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
0500z - Off

Great to hear you - as always


It must be SIO 555 night - at least here. S9+10

0028z - Frank Sinatra & Julio Iglesias - Summer Wind
0032z-  Frank Sinatra - Come Raid or Come Shine


SIO 555, S9 at 0021z tune-in.

0024z - London Symphony Orchestra - Carmen


SIO 555 , S9+10. Another outstanding signal here at sunset.

0017z - FDR fireside chat in 1940.


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


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