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North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6925U
« on: April 09, 2012, 1338 UTC »
Cool! Wish I'd heard it! Thanks Rave On Radio, even though I didn't hear it.

Very strong here at 0315Z. S9+20 or better. 55545.
0319 Shoutout to kilokat7 and me! Hopes to have some European listeners.
0323 More shoutouts to refmo and Chris Lobdell.
0329 Having problems with new laptop. "Undercoverradio - Pirate radio broadcasting from the middle of nowhere."
0331 Music
0339 Audio off but carrier still on. Heard RTTY on frequency for a moment.
0342 Dr. Benway is back. Still working on laptop.
0344 Playing Frank Zappa's "Montana"! Yippie-ty-oh-ty-ay!
0357 Telling story about acid flashback.
0401 Knows about the RTTY signal on top of his. Says good night.

Thanks once again Dr. Benway!

Not very strong here at 0307Z - about S3. Can make out Who song (Won't Get Fooled Again?)

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6925U
« on: April 09, 2012, 0305 UTC »
I was on the highway with no radio when this was broadcast.
Rave On radio played Mountain Jam? The whole thing? That's 32 minutes long!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6925 USB UNID
« on: April 09, 2012, 0209 UTC »
Strong here, 20 over 9, signal 55545. Playing heavy metal.
0214 ID, shoutout to us on HFU.
0231 More shoutouts to HFU listeners/loggers, will keep going till runs out of batteries.
0252 Off air mid-song. He must've run out of battery.

Thanks Renegade Radio!

Equipment / Re: POLL: What type of antenna do you use?
« on: April 06, 2012, 1638 UTC »
I picked "small loop" because it was the closest thing to the loop I actually use. It's a full-wave 40 meter vertical rectangular loop. Dimensions are 12 ft vertical and 58 ft horizontal. It's about 4 feet off the ground. None of the choices actually fit.

If you add a category for it, I'll modify my vote.

This is most likely M51. It looks like their format. M51 sends 100 5-letter groups prefaced by a number and a time.

HF Beacons / Re: Are there any left??? I'm talkin' 8 MHz....
« on: April 06, 2012, 1622 UTC »
I've been listening there, too, and I also have not heard any of them.

It's been a poor year all around for beacons here. I can see some of the 4 MHz beacons on a spectrum waterfall but the only one I've been able to actually hear fairly well lately is the dasher on ~ 4096.57. I've occasionally heard bits and pieces of the temperature beacon. But nothing around 8 MHz.

Some of the 13 MHz beacons have been coming in fairly well lately.

Just tuned in to announcer talk. Magic Shortwave Radio ID at 0220.

He says he's feeling the magic tonight. So am I!

Decent signal 45444. Peaking S9 or better.
0226 Sounds like hip-hop music
0233 More music
0237 Sign off

Good night and thanks Magic Shortwave!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Link-11 6944-6950 kHz
« on: April 04, 2012, 1334 UTC »
Last night (about 0400Z March 4) I listened for a half hour or so and heard nothing. This morning (1300Z) for a half hour I hear nothing. Maybe it's gone for now or found a different frequency to use?

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Link-11 6944-6950 kHz
« on: April 02, 2012, 2240 UTC »
Interesting it seems to be louder here than in Chicago. I'm only 150 miles to the south.

It seems to be running some sort of an idling loop now. Repeating a "dit dit dit dididididit dah" pattern over and over.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Link-11 6944-6950 kHz
« on: April 02, 2012, 2236 UTC »
It's running about S7 here now, a couple hours before sunset. Some QSB, dips down to maybe S3 and back. No DX heard on 40 meters now. So it has to be not too far away.

QSLs Received / Radio Ronin Shortwave QSL
« on: April 02, 2012, 2231 UTC »
I got a beautiful Radio Ronin Shortwave QSL by regular mail today for a broadcast on Feb. 11. I'll scan it and post it later.

Thanks Radio Ronin!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Link-11 6944-6950 kHz
« on: April 02, 2012, 1743 UTC »
Well, I guess it's good to have another name for this type of transmission besides "The Chicken"! I've been hearing it for decades on various frequencies.

0230 Don't think it's Renegade Radio as signal has completely different audio quality and not as strong. 44434. Came up with song I don't recognize, no ID at start.
0234 Talk about wasn't planning a transmission until now but no ID. I think this is the station that called Renegade Radio after its transmission.
0235 Another song I don't know
0240 More talk, doesn't feel the magic tonight, ID Magic Shortwave Radio. Signal is quite good and copyable here and I'm sure that was given as an ID.
0246 Wrap-up and off.

Thanks Magic Shortwave Radio! I hope you're feeling more of the magic next time.

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