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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6960 AM 0154 UTC 30 Nov 2014
« on: November 30, 2014, 0200 UTC »
6960 Am  S8 - S9+10      21+ khz wide bandwidth - superb audio !!!! On about 1:50 utc

Hello X!

A Pair to draw to  - drowning out the "peskies"

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Wolverine Radio, 0125, 11.30.14, 6940U
« on: November 30, 2014, 0146 UTC »
Great signal, audio, and tunes!! Thanks Wolverine!!

Shortwave Pirate / Old Tme Radio 6769.9 AM 1:05 utc 11-30-14
« on: November 30, 2014, 0121 UTC »
6969.9 khz  AM  S5 ish on peaks

Been listening for awhile now, pops up above the noise briefly at times, music, 1:16 utc male DJ talking , English?  might be a euro-pirate?

1:18 utc still on but I can't get an ID
1:21 utc  talking just audible.....still no ID
1:30 utc jazzy sound tune playing now

Too weak to ID for me - Thanks Skipmunk

6945 USB  Steady S7  good audio
annoying FSK top side of your signal ,set band width down to 2.8 khz to get it out of audio.

00:33 utc  ID
00:35 utc Id and talk

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Old Time Radio, 6769.9am, 0150utc, 11-29-14
« on: November 29, 2014, 0415 UTC »
S5 max here - mostly in the static

Can hear bits of audio at S5 but not enough to identify...

Shortwave Pirate / Re: YHWH 6280am 0300 UTC 11/29/2014
« on: November 29, 2014, 0333 UTC »
Usual strong signal here  High as S9 +10

Start time was 7 PST not UTC   Sorry, my ears ring loud when my blood pressure is up.....
Lets see some nice relaxing Jazz programing on 9395 khz right now. Ahh that's better...

Could hear the music and talking but it is under some kind of digital? stream at my location.
00:50 utc ID then Off?

10/11 meters / UNID 26827 khz 20:11z - 20:24z 11-28-14
« on: November 28, 2014, 2035 UTC »
26827 khz AM bandwidth ~10 khz  S7 - S8  Very nice audio quality
20:11 utc UNID country tune
20:13 utc UNID oldie country tune
20:15 utc  "Wish I Was A Teddy Bear"
20:18 utc just started another tune then suddenly audio off  - carrier still on
20:20 utc carrier off for 30 - 40 seconds or so
20:20+ utc Back on with Hey Good Lookin'
20:24  Fade down then Off - seems to be gone for good now...

Nice sounding signal / audio where ever you were broadcasting from.

Shortwave Pirate / YHWH 17910 khz AM 17:16 z to 17:28 z 11-28-14
« on: November 28, 2014, 1759 UTC »
1710 khz AM  S7 - S8
17:16 z  Usual anti christian speeches, Gives time and frequency of his next broadcast this evening!
Oh My! Now giving our current serving and veterans a poke in the eye!  
Hey Bubba, No doubt you are definitely not trying to win any popularity contest!!!!
17:25 utc Usual weird tune
17:28 utc Sign Off!

Noise level S2 signal S2.5 - S3 can just barley see the modulation on the waterfall at S3

16:19 utc hearing a bit of music, Not enough signal to identify, would not have known it was there if not for this thread.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: TCS Relay 6850.5 AM 2315 27 November 2014
« on: November 27, 2014, 2324 UTC »
6950.5 khz AM   S6 - S8  good copy / audio  in spite of quick fades up and down, good listening conditions here at this frequency.
tuned in at :
23:17 utc to Iron Butterfly In A Gadda Vida
23:23 utc TCS Shortwave ID / E-mail addy 2 times
TCS Relay Network then Short History piece on Art Rock
23:25 utc  Moody Blues  Story In Your Eyes
23:36 utc  ELO - Butterfly, Moody Blues, ELO - Now ya really got this old mans attention!  Thanks a bunch!
23:51 utc  Yes, YES - Fragile - Roundabout...Major Flashbacks!
00:00 utc  PF DSOTM Time - Right on the Hour - How Poetic  ;D

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 0105 UTC 26 Nov 2014
« on: November 26, 2014, 0113 UTC »
6925 AM  S5 at start - S7 last 3-4 minutes
Pretty strong carrier, music pops up above the noise every now and then.
1:11 utc sound like a Jame Brown Number playing now?

1:17 utc  ID but I missed it...followed by old time tune w/ female vocals
1:19 utc another old time instrumental - I know the tune but not the title..
1:23 utc 1:24 Talking ID?  All I caught was "Fifty thousand Watts" , and later "Every Man's Wildest Dream"
back into old timey swing music
1:27 utc Joe Walsh "Rocky Mountain Way" strange mix..
1:35 Under the Anheuser bush.

Chris said:
“They transmit from FL, so understand how reception in the NW USA would not always be best.”

For a little better understanding of why many of us in the U.S.A. are left struggling to capture a few micro volts from WRMI's 50-100 kw transmitters  consider the following.

Global 24 Radio (Note the word “Global”) has a contract with WRMI to broadcast their programs.
WRMI is an FCC licensed International Broadcaster.

Here is a link to the latest FCC Fact Sheet on International Broadcasting:


It is an interesting read but here are a few key quotes from the above link:

“Any qualified US citizen, company, or group may apply to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for authority to construct and operate a high frequency (HF) (shortwave) international broadcasting station.”

“It should be noted that an international broadcasting station is intended for broadcasting to a foreign country and is not intended for broadcasting solely to the United States. The minimum transmitter output power required is 50 kilowatts (kW) and a directional antenna is required with a minimum gain of 10 decibels (dB). “

I have also included a link that has details about on WRMI's antenna's:


While WRMI's antenna farm does have a few antennas designed for US coverage I seriously doubt they alone will ever be in use for Global 24 Radio broadcast. “not intended for broadcasting solely to the United States”
I wonder if the word “solely” could be interpreted to allow WRMI to broadcast Global 24 using  both one of their directional antenna simultaneously with one of their short range antenna's and remain in compliance with their International Broadcaster's licensee?

Is there a lawyer in house? In the meantime Global 24 Radio does have an internet audio feed. Oh! That's right, the FCC whats to regulate the WWW more now as well.......

6925 khz AM  mostly S6-S7 rare S8,  light storm static LSB and some digital interference - both side bands at times

01:13 utc ID
01:14 itc ELO Do Ya then Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf

Shortwave Pirate / Re: XFM 6955 khz AM
« on: November 23, 2014, 0109 UTC »
6955 AM 20 khz BW on peaks  S7 - S8   rare S9 w/ med slow fades up and down, slight storm static (storms in Texas?)  Wow - Rockin Audio!

00:59 utc XFM Id's E-Mail and Talk
01:03 Utc ID Talk, E-Mails, Shout outs

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