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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Hot Radio Relay 6885 USB 2342 2 September 2019
« on: September 06, 2019, 1700 UTC »
Yes - I saw Neil & the boys on that tour - those gnomes were creepy - kind of like those things in Omega Man.  The psychedelics as you mention made them even creepier!
Good times.

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Equipment / Re: Old school Super Select-A-Tenna loop
« on: September 05, 2019, 2348 UTC »
Gents - thx for the replies & help.  So my buddy had one of his techs reconnect all the wires & resecure the RCA jack.  But alas I doesn't seem to work.  The loop itself works fine barefoot - using proximity mode - so I know that much.  But the probe shows no result in reception improvement when utilized.
If I can tell my buddy how to build one he can get that done but his place focuses on RF interference /FCC compliance stuff - his techs are all pretty young - the super select -a-tenna blew their minds.  Hah!
So can anybody send me some type of diagram of what needs to be done to get this ferrite probe "active" - I use it for small portables that don't have an external antenna input.  It connects to the loop via a patch cord to an 1/8" mini jack on the loop and the probe has an RCA female jack.  You put the probe near the ferrite rod in the radio.  The ferrite rod in the probe is about 1/4" diameter and maybe 2-3" long.
I'm a dope for busting it.....
Thx
FPE

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Hot Radio Relay 6885 USB 2342 2 September 2019
« on: September 05, 2019, 0100 UTC »
Thanks! I was thinking it was from either "Stars And Bars" or "Zuma" but they have such a similar sound despite Frank Sampedro becoming a member of Crazy Horse between the two and the decades since, it's hard to recall which album what tunes were on.

Neil and the boys were really hitting their stride in that era. Crazy Horse was a very good, but underrated band on it's own. That's what happens when you hitch your wagon to an established star.

The radio shooting guitar player had two six ft. tall blonde sisters who looked like prototypes for the "Swedish Bikini Team" a decade later. He looked like he'd been hit by a bus face first. They were all on the far side of nuts.

I was working the door at a friends bar when the youngest sister walked in. Some fool biker got the urge to grab her by her fine butt. She hit him with an overhand right that knocked him cold and broke his nose. He caught crap about that one for years.

Hah!  Very nice!
Yes crazy horse was a great band and perfect for Neil (though he abused them so terribly it's amazing they stuck with him all those/these years!).
Zuma was released Nov of 75 - just off the Tonites the Night tour ("fueled by tequila and cheese burgers").  Drive Back.  Stupid Girl.  Cortez the Killer.
American Stars & Bars was June 77 - the beginning of country Neil (if you will....).  Old Country Waltz.  Saddle Up the Palomino.  Fiddles and female backing vocals.... Then Comes a Time LP.
Ah the good old days....

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Hot Radio Relay 6885 USB 2342 2 September 2019
« on: September 04, 2019, 1607 UTC »
Wasn't "Like A Hurricane" on "American Stars And Bars"? You couldn't go anywhere w/o hearing the album version of that tune in late '77/early '78 and it was long.

Yes Like a Hurricane is from American Stars & Bars.

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Equipment / Old school Super Select-A-Tenna loop
« on: September 03, 2019, 2330 UTC »
Wtf?  I somehow pulled the female RCA jack out of the end of the magnetic probe that plugs in (via a patch cable) to a 1/8" mini output on the back of the loop antenna.  Now one wire is dangling from inside the probe and one is dangling on the end of the torn off female RCA jack (which has two solder point type connections on it).
I'm bringing it by an electronics guy tomorrow but if he can't help is there anyone on here that could maybe fix it/rebuild it?
Message me or reply here - I can send pics - thx thx thx
FPE

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01
« on: August 20, 2019, 0015 UTC »
After a few weeks of repeat mode, there were new groups 8/17 which were repeated 8/18 then today 8/19 (local) not heard at 1600, 1700, 1800, 2100, 2200z.
Not unprecedented but strange even for RHC HM01.
FPE

187
Huh? / Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« on: August 15, 2019, 1609 UTC »
Yes CT Yankee & Dave I agree with your posts.  We will probably never know if humans are helping by home growing monarchs but I'd be willing to bet we aren't hurting the situation.
Maybe someday we will know all of these answers.  Or not....
FPE

188
Huh? / Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« on: August 14, 2019, 1625 UTC »
I recently read an article in a WI Outdoor News magazine that claimed that so called "home grown" Monarchs don't migrate south with their "naturally propagated" brethren and thus die when cold weather hits.  I don't know if this is true but the claim was made to explain why all of the "home grow" methods made by people trying to "save the monarch" really aren't working.
The article also claimed that the reason they (and many pollinators) are in decline is because the are developing a form of Alzheimer's disease: they know they shouldn't stay where they are but they can't remember where to go.......like bees that leave a hive never to be seen again.  The article blamed pesticides.
All I know is on my 3 acres near Chicago I have seen more Monarchs this year than in the past 10.  I have at least 2-300 wild milkweed plants that sprout up each year but I have never interfered in the monarchs natural cycle - even last week when I stumbled upon a walking stick devouring a monarch caterpillar.  Darwinism.

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Whoa....
WTF?

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WEFAX and SSTV / Re: 12.749 USB
« on: August 09, 2019, 1856 UTC »
This may help you - it's the newest version but not necessarily 100% accurate.

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf

FPE

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WEFAX and SSTV / Re: VMC Australia 5100 kHz 1029 UTC 7 Aug 2019
« on: August 07, 2019, 1727 UTC »
Nice job.  Go for New Zealand next - I think they still run on 15 minute cycles hopping frequencies.
Congrats,
FPE

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WEFAX and SSTV / Re: ISS SSTV 145.8 MHz 1900 UTC 1 Aug 2019
« on: August 02, 2019, 0116 UTC »
Swank.
As Warren Zevon said - "you really are the Boss".
Nice work, Chris.
FPE

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WEFAX and SSTV / Re: ISS SSTV 145.8 MHz 1900 UTC 1 Aug 2019
« on: August 01, 2019, 1939 UTC »
Wow - congrats!  Very nice

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General Radio Discussion / Re: YHWH
« on: July 31, 2019, 1646 UTC »
Yes he's been on 4 or 5 (local) nites in a row.
7470khz till as late as 0430z.
Once you've heard him you will be able to tell its him regardless of how bad you copy him and same for his sign off music Days of Hard Life.
FPE

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01
« on: July 31, 2019, 1638 UTC »
7/31 1623z 11435khz new groups
71875 36551 86325 55633 85266 35553
FPE

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