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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 AM 2142 UTC 28 Dec 2015
« on: December 28, 2015, 2147 UTC »
Right after a strong USB station closed down, I heard some weak audio in AM mode.  According to Shazam, what I heard at 2142 UTC was "Heartaches By the Number" by Guy Mitchell.  SIO 232 in NY.  Weak talk by OM at 2147 UTC.

Shortwave Pirate / Fruitcake Station 6924.3 AM 0322 UTC 28 Dec 2015
« on: December 28, 2015, 0323 UTC »
Have a weak signal here, playing what sounds like country and western at 0322 UTC.  SIO 333 in NY.  Could it be the Fruitcake Station?

Other / UNID 6942.4 AM 2150 UTC 26 Oct 2015
« on: October 26, 2015, 2153 UTC »
I've got a decent S7 carrier on 6942.4 kHz in NY, but that's about it.  At times I think I hear some audio, but it could just be my imagination.  Anyone else receiving this?

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6150 AM 2241 UTC 01 Sept 2015
« on: September 01, 2015, 2244 UTC »
Not sure yet if this is a US pirate, Europirate or a legit (Radio Bayrak International?) station.  I hear pop music, but summer static is making it difficult to copy the song.  Dave Valko has reported hearing a station here in the past, possibly Radio Blue Knight.  After posting this, I will check some web radios to see if the station if based in Europe or not.

QSLs Received / Beacon Station "Common and Precious" QSL Card
« on: August 07, 2015, 1854 UTC »
Received this high quality QSL card via snail mail today for my reception back on March 21, 2015.  QSL #2 (I guess Chris Smolinski got #1?).  Only my third pirate beacon QSL.  Thanks Zazzle!

Got a chance to tune in earlier today, and I'm hearing the beacon again at 2300 UTC, although the signal is weaker, and the noise is higher.  Hopefully the signal level will pickup a bit as we approach sunset.

It's been awhile since I had a chance to tune in for this one, but I got it straight away.  Signal seems to be a bit stronger, and the dot and dashes a bit faster than before.  So it's possible it's someone else.  Can anyone else that knows code tune in and translate the message?

Not really a pirate, but definitely the spirit of pirate radio.  Heard them with "Runaround Sue" when I tuned in, some announcements by a male DJ, then a quick taped ID at 2258 UTC.  Weak signal at the moment, so it's hard to copy the talk, but the music fades up enough to recognize the songs.

I'm hearing this beacon again tonight.  It seems to only appear for me around dusk.  Signal is weaker than last week.

Making the trip across the Atlantic again tonight.  Very slow CW.  Signal may have been a bit better last night.

European Pirate / Cupid Radio 6265 AM 2348 UTC 7 Feb 2015
« on: February 07, 2015, 2351 UTC »
Sounds like a Dutch station, could be either Abu Dhabi or Borderhunter.  Pop music at tune in, and brief announcement.  S6 signal in New York, but strong audio is punching through the static.

And of course, as luck would have it, they signed off at 2352 UTC, right after I posted this message.

European Pirate / UNID 6284.9 kHz AM 2325 UTC 6 Feb 2015
« on: February 06, 2015, 2326 UTC »
Can hear music here, with female vocals at 2325 UTC.  This one is at equal levels with the noise tonight in NY unfortunately.  Around 2340 UTC, came back to this, and I'm pretty sure I was hearing the end of "Baba O'Reilly".  

European Pirate / Abu Dhabi 6290 AM 2305 UTC 6 Feb 2015
« on: February 06, 2015, 2314 UTC »
Sounds like a Dutch station.  Played some country & western music, then greetings to a listener, now at 2311 with "You've Got the Look".  S7 signal in NY.  Unfortunately, the band noise is high.  Microphone audio much stronger than music audio, so should be easy to ID once I hear more announcements. 2316 UTC - Elvis Presley, "All Shook Up". More greetings and ID at 2323 UTC, followed by more C&W music.  When I checked  back at 2351 UTC, they were gone.  Best signal of the 3 stations I heard tonight on 48 meters.

Shortwave Pirate / Liquid Radio 6925.3 AM 0238 UTC 1 Feb 2015
« on: February 01, 2015, 0241 UTC »
Can barely hear some audio, the band has gone long and this one is skipping over me.  Song with female vocals (can only make out, "yeah, yeah, yeah"), with what sounds like a male rapper.  About an S5 here in NY at 0238 UTC.  SSTV at 0243, but not setup at the moment to decode the transmission.

Shortwave Pirate / WHYP 3440 kHz AM 0057 UTC 12 January 2015
« on: January 12, 2015, 0058 UTC »
Signing on now with "Whip It".  S6-S7 in NY.

Revised the subject line to show the correct UTC date.

Really cool to hear these shows from the archives once again.

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