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0358z  "QSL reports to WLDJ@pirateradio.com"

0410z Good show - thanks WLDJ.

0411z ... and just when you think they are gone - they are back!


0347z Frequency drifted swiftly down to 6924.75 ... now back to 6924.92 kHz

In case anyone was wondering what the change in tonal quality was due to  ...

Equipment / Re: UDXF discussion on baluns
« on: July 07, 2010, 0307 UTC »
That 'reference' was more like an opinion than a fact.

A voltage balun is designed to be connected to the dipole at the voltage node where high breakdown insulation is required and smaller conductors may be used.  A current balun is designed to be connected to a dipole at a current node where lots of insulation is unnecessary but larger diameter conductors are a must.

People (mostly hams) really confuse the two, and some believe there is no difference.  Usually the same kind of 'expert' that calls Heliax 'hardline'.  Everyone who knows anything about radio knows that hardline comes in sections and bolts together.  Heliax is semi-flexible coaxial cable, usually with a jacketed corrugated solid shield.  Hardline has no corrugations and connects using flanges for the outer and 'bullets' for the inner conductors.

73, TS

We are going to have to agree to disagree on some of this ... I don't have time to wage a full-scale war on this, nor would if be worth my time (there isn't enough time to right all the wrongs, the wrong headedness and stubbornness in this world).

Let's just say EVERYONE has their fair share of misconceptions on this subject.

And - if push comes to shove, I'm the guy who invented the 6M Heliax duplexer when the 'consensus' said it couldn't be done ...

More to follow

Peaks to S9 ... wow ...

Fades down to S4.

0302z And, off-air

0304z ID" This is Crystal Voice of the ... show"  didn't catch the ... part.

"Taking requests tonight via IRC Pirate Radio"

0255z no longer detecting any audio on 6950u ...

6950u 7/7/10 02:48 sio242, good conditions but signal weak, "Summer in the City"

I believe after 0238z that it was a different station; signal strength here was nowhere near where is was before the slow-scan image came though ...

Very weak - mostly inaudible exc during signal peaks

QRN is limiting factor now ...

I'm guessing Wolverine based on partial ID and the summer theme songs.

6950 USB
Since 0150z, hearing various summer theme songs - some version of "Cruel Summer" (presumed Bananarama but barely audible), Sly and the Family Stone "Hot Fun in the Summertime", Seals & Crofts "Summer Breeze", Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime", Janis Joplin (Gershwin's) "Summertime", Blue Cheer "Summertime Blues", Bryan Adams "Summer of '69", Don Henley "Boys of Summer", Joni Mitchell "Hissing of Summer Lawns"
0236z: Clear ID as Wolverine Radio w/ echo fx popped up outta the mud, followed by Scottie 1 SSTV

So far have heard only partial ID with "radio", but can't tell if Wolverine Radio or WEAK Radio. I'm guessing Wolverine due to summer theme songs.

SINPO=22432, steady but weak signal fighting through heavy intermittent local RFI (never sure if local RFI should be "I"nterference or "N"oise...), very low QRN. Just good enough to copy familiar songs but not IDs.

Did you by chance copy the slow-scan?


Been copying him since 0204z ... his ID flies by so quickly that I only 'copy' it in retrospect ...

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6950u <0204z
« on: July 07, 2010, 0210 UTC »
Shoot, missed the ID at 0210z ...


0215z S4 to S5

0222z ID: "Boring" Radio ... did I get that right?  Or was it Barnyard radio?

0235z ID again, sounded like 'Boring Radio', then slow-scan ...

0238z off air ... Good show!

More to follow

Freq works out to be 6950.02 kHz


0029z 6926.1 kHz

Not now (turkey - you changed it!) (Responding to station on 6926.1 kHz)

BTW, your audio sounds kinda 'pinched up' ...

0034z program continues, albeit with the signature 'pinched up' audio (no lows, restricted high-end)

0038z briefly up to 6926.2 kHz

0039z now back to 6926.1 kHz

Pinched-up audio persists ...

0041z approx 6925 L now

0044z and he's moved again ...

0047z seems to be gone ...

more to follow

Started sometime before 0009z when I tuned in ...

0011z / 7:11PM CDT S4 to S5 this evening, easy copy, near to non-existent QRN

0015z / 7:15 PM CDT WEAK Radio ID

Appears that was the end of the program too!

Equipment / Re: UDXF discussion on baluns
« on: July 05, 2010, 2130 UTC »
Posted for reference:


North American Shortwave Pirate / 6950u ~0433z
« on: July 05, 2010, 0435 UTC »
more to follow

6949.92 kHz for those who need an accurate 'window' number ...

0436z ... silence ...
0437z ... computer voice again ... "I hate you ..." "QSL ... .com"  voice is too muffled to copy ...

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