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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 2215 UTC 18 December 2019
« on: December 18, 2019, 2225 UTC »
Tuned in on a remote SDR in NC; the programming sounds like Radio Enterhaken.  ID and e-mail address given at 2226 UTC.  E-mail address for reports:  enterhaken@gmx.net

European Pirate / Re: Laser Hot Hits 6205 AM 1144 utc 15 Dec 2019
« on: December 15, 2019, 2155 UTC »
2154 "Leader Of The Pack"  S4 in NY.

Listening on a KiwiSDR in Maine, as the band has gone long for me here.  Alvin Lee and Ten Years After, "I'm Going Home" at 2337 UTC tune in.  Very good audio.  Welcome back to the airwaves Ronin!

European Pirate / UNID 6205 AM 2235 UTC 25 August 2019
« on: August 25, 2019, 2239 UTC »
"Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" at 2235 UTC tune-in, laser effects at 2238 UTC.  "Ghost Town" at 2238.  Fair to good signal, easy to copy here in NY.  First Europirate log on my new Airspy HF+ Discovery.  Laser Hot Hits ID at 2245 UTC, followed by "Reflections".

QSLs Received / Re: Radio Pirana Int. Beacon eQSL
« on: June 05, 2019, 1210 UTC »
Same received here for my direct reception from home.  Gracias Jorge!

European Pirate / Re: Johnny Tobacco 6300 AM 2250 UTC 31 Mar 2019
« on: March 31, 2019, 2338 UTC »
Wow, what a signal!  I was tuning around and heard C&W music on 2336, and thought it's a bit odd to hear this sort of music from an international broadcaster.  Figures it's our good friend Mr. Tobacco.  S8 in New York, very good audio.
Thanks for the shoutout at 2345!

Thanks for the tip Daniel.  Good signal and audio on the Pardinho KiwiSDR at 2212 UTC with Bryan Ferry "Slave To Love".

At 0306 UTC, faint audio with a man talking.  Carrier is near 6945.1 kHz.

Barely audible for me at 14:34 UTC. Hope the band will open.

Skipmuck, yesterday the carrier was just under 6930 kHz.  I was able to hear the beacon on several KiwiSDRs in South America.

Thanks Chris and Sigma for your helpful replies.  I've already ordered that AM bandstop filter from Amazon.  For now, I think I will wait until AirSpy release their pre-selector board for the HF+.  I like Chris' use of a tablet for listening to his KiwiSDR around the house and the backyard, so I'll probably buy the KiwiSDR now while the drop is available.

Chris, can you please comment on the HF performance of the KiwiSDR vs. the Airspy HF+?  With the drop, they're both priced at $199, and I'm thinking of buying one of them.  I know the KiwiSDR is probably the easiest and cheapest way to get an SDR online, but I'm mainly interested in how they compare to each other as a stand alone receiver.  If you (or anyone else) have experience with the two of these, I'd appreciate some feedback, particularly how they handle nearby strong signals from AM stations.  My only SDR is the SDRPlay RSP1, and it's prone to images due to strong signals. 

QSLs Received / Re: Radio Illuminati/PRRL Christmas Special eQSL
« on: December 26, 2018, 2128 UTC »
I received one also; thanks AC!

QSLs Received / Re: Recycle Radio eQSL
« on: December 26, 2018, 2127 UTC »
I received the same, for a reception via the K1RA SDR.  Thanks Senile Jones!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Recycle Radio 6928.6 AM 1623 UTC 25 Dec 2018
« on: December 25, 2018, 1629 UTC »
Propagation is not cooperating; not even a carrier here in NY.  But I'm hearing Christmas music, with an ID at 1628 on a KiwiSDR.  S7 in Virginia. 

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