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HF Beacons / Re: Dashes on 13559.8 kHz
« on: March 24, 2012, 1540 UTC »
I'm copying the signals I copied the other day again today March 24 at 1530Z. The wide-spaced dashers are on 13559.83 and 13559.93. There was another signal coming in on 13559.91 for a bit, not sure what it was.

I noticed that both the dashers fade out and peak at about the same time. It might be that they are close together in location but not necessarily true. But I did observe that.

HF Beacons / 4 MHz beacons
« on: March 24, 2012, 1527 UTC »
This morning was a fairly good morning for the CW beacons. Strange, because I haven't heard any of them all winter.

I woke up at 0930Z to tune around. Over the next half hour I heard these with the assistance of Spectrum Lab:

4079.65 TMP beacon - often copied partial characters, copied a "MP" once and the full number 0 once.

4096.00 - dits?
4096.05 - dits?
4096.26 - dashes
4096.46 - dashes?
4096.52 - dits?
4096.59 - dashes - by far the strongest signal of all of these
4096.70 - dashes

So they weren't as strong as they were a couple years ago but still in there this morning in Urbana, Illinois.

Tuned in after start; good signal here S7-S9

0458 Space music
0508 Difficult to make out; audio really distorted
0513 Come On Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners
0516 Cars, Gary Numan
0520 Don't You Want Me, Human League
0524 ID Turtlehead Radio
0525 Dancing With Myself, Billy Idol
0530 Need You Tonight, INXS
0536 I Want Candy
0538 First 15 sec of Come On Eileen ID Turtlehead Radio
0540 "Come On I'm Gonna Hit You"
0540 ID by Colonel Turtlehead, Goodnight, shoutout to Zackers, Catherwood and Token!

Voice says "Thank You Turtlehead!"

0543 One more shoutout to Catherwood and the rest of us, conversation between another station (The Eccentric One from Eccentric Shortwave) and Turtlehead! Hopes to have another show this weekend.

Thanks for the show Turtlehead! 73 and Good Night

Yep, hear the pescadores on LSB. Too bad I don't speak Spanish.

Very weak here, could hear the techno/dance music, then sounded like one of the phaser-noise jammers of commercial shortwave stations here.

Sounds like repeat of what was on 6925 kHz 20 minutes ago. Strong signal here, S9, 45344

0200 Heard It In A Love Song, Marshall Tucker Band
0205 ID, Midnight Rider, Allman Brothers Band
0209 Ventura Highway, America
0212 ID, It Never Rains In Southern California, Albert Hammond
0216 TZ ID, Alfred Hitchcock theme, "Gather around me little buccaneers ..."
0217 Song I don't recognize
0219 ID, e-mail captainmorganshortwave -at- gmail.com,
continuation of last song, RTTY interference?
0221 Showdown, Odia Coates/ELO?
0225 Spirit In The Sky, Norman Greenbaum
0229 TZ ID, Alfred Hitchcock theme, etc.
0230 sign-off

Thanks for the complete show on another frequency, Captain!

Came on with TZ IS, "Gather around me little buccaneers," great signal here tonight S9.

0140 "Heard It In A Love Song," Marshall Tucker Band
0144 ID, "Midnight Rider," Allman Brothers
0148 "Ventura Highway," America
0150 ID, signal disappeared

Captain Morgan was so strong here that I never heard the interfering station. It's very weak in the background now and I can't make it out at all.

Thanks Captain!

Came on with music. Still difficult for me to copy, T-storm QRN really bad.

I'm still hearing mention of "Alex Vranes" and "Hilltopper" but this is not the canned loop that was playing before, there's more to it including some music.

0321 I don't know what is going on here. There may be two stations on top of one another. The "Alex Vranes" seems to be the same loop but I hear another station at the same time. Just heard "Tony T-O-N-Y Straka S-T-R-A-K-A" and some talk about $60? Maybe another station is attempting to jam the Alex station?

0339 A station pops up in strength once in a while. I heard "How you guys doing today?" and a female voice "This is Radio ...", sound like a foghorn, then either a horse neighing or a sheep bleating.

0346 Again female voice "This is Radio ...", more foghorns, horse, sheep and cow sounds.

I heard the "Oscar Lima ..." in there. Now only hear a repetitive electronic foghorn sound. I believe it is an attempt to jam the Alex station, which is gone now as far as I can tell.

0430 Frequency is clear except for the repetitive "foghorn" sound that has been going all along. I wonder what it is?

Here we go again ...

Well, it wasn't on for long tonight. QRT around 0250Z.

I typed too soon. Back on again 0258Z. But only for a couple minutes.

Thanks RAFman. REALLY rough copy here 25121.

Hard to make out anything except the fact it's music. Thunderstorm QRN is S9 or greater here tonight.

German sounding song at 0227.
Heard "This is Radio Blah Blah Blah" at 0234.
Sound effects/cuckoo clocks at 0237

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Standing by
« on: March 23, 2012, 0213 UTC »
Doesn't seem like a whole lot going on tonight. I hear some USB chatter on 6930 and 6932.3 at 0200Z. Also something on 6941.7 USB right now that doesn't sound like pescadores.

I also now hear music on 6924 AM (yes, 6924, not a typo). Can't hear the audio too well.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Standing by
« on: March 22, 2012, 2339 UTC »
I hear voices on 6950 USB right now (2335Z) but I suspect it's pescadores ...

Static crashes are once again overpowering here, S9 or better.

General Radio Discussion / Re: What-the-F**?
« on: March 22, 2012, 0702 UTC »
You know, I kind of had that thought.

General Radio Discussion / Re: What-the-F**?
« on: March 21, 2012, 1738 UTC »
Well, Alex, somebody really riled against you the other night on 6925. I have a recording of some of it. Someone is evidently pretty mad at you. See my other posting in the Shortwave Pirates section with the title "UNID on 6925 AM at 0340Z March 19".

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