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Heard contact info at same freq at 2010UTC, differentradio@yahoo.co.uk

2017-07-30 1925-2001UTC. Received on UTwente WebSDR at 6310 kHz (carrier appears at 6310.06kHz in the waterfall). Male DJ with mild British accent introducing his muslc selections, also referenced the Daily Star newspaper (a name which is used in multiple locales).

Soundgarden reference, "limbo dancer on a bicycle", John Cale "In a Flood", "there's a Caribbean vortex headed this way": says so on the front page of the Daily Star, unid punk song

SIO 534 (lots of wideband static on the receiver, possible antenna problem due to recent electrical storms -- no interference on this frequency or adjacents).

ID and QSL would be welcome!

General Radio Discussion / Re: The HF Underground Wiki
« on: October 25, 2015, 0111 UTC »
If you have questions, feel free to ask, either here or on IRC.


I think the main page should be overhauled. Maybe a starting point would be to create broad categories, then list some key pages within those categories. Example categories could be commercial broadcasting, amateur, pirate, numbers/clandestine, utility/beacon, logging, receivers, software, people.

Also here's a page that looks like it can be removed: http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/PD-old

General Radio Discussion / Re: The HF Underground Wiki
« on: October 21, 2015, 2004 UTC »
In the past, it's been somewhat difficult to use, as it had a separate account system. Now, it uses the HFU message board account system

Thanks for mentioning this! I tried to log in several times with my old wiki password. Got in fine with my board password.

Spy Numbers / S28/UVB-76 on 6998 kHz USB
« on: October 21, 2015, 0033 UTC »
I'm hearing S28 / UVB-76 on 6998 kHz USB using the UTwente WebSDR, S7.

21 Oct 2015 @ 0030 UTC

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Ga-Ga 6925 AM 1142 UTC
« on: August 25, 2012, 1205 UTC »
Just missed it then. Damn.

Other / some Firedrake logs, aug 2012, san francisco
« on: August 25, 2012, 1159 UTC »
Found with manual scanning of approx 7 - 16 MHz. Eton E5 + random wire antenna.

0710 UTC: 11900 kHz: weak with moderate fading. Didn't hear it when rechecked at 0731 UTC.
0740 UTC: 13430 kHz: very weak.

1149 UTC: 14870 kHz: very weak, almost inaudible among the noise.

1117 UTC: 12320 kHz: very strong.
1118 UTC: 12670 kHz: weak.

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: WBCQ moving from 7415 to 7490 on Monday
« on: October 28, 2011, 0601 UTC »
So this high-pitched hissing (like a tape machine playing while fast-forwarding, perhaps) I'm hearing on 7416 ssb (28 Oct 2011, 0600 UTC) is what displaced WBCQ? What mode is this?

Other / Re: That yucky Buzz tx
« on: October 25, 2011, 2240 UTC »
A lot of these yousendit audio recording links have expired already. Can you please find a better place to host them?

Other / Unid pulsing sound 12100-12200 kHz
« on: October 25, 2011, 2237 UTC »
Does someone know what this is?


Shortwave Broadcast / Re: firedrake wiki page
« on: October 11, 2011, 0329 UTC »
I changed it to a simple bulleted list.  Anyone have logged frequencies to add?

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Apple Tunes on 6925u
« on: October 06, 2011, 1931 UTC »
6925u meaning upper sideband?

Looks like the "Off" time might be wrong; did you mean 0403z?

Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Havana Cuba regularly off by ~ 15 minutes
« on: October 06, 2011, 0504 UTC »
Radio Havana Cuba's English language broadcasts in the 0500-0700 UTC timeframe have been off by about 15 minutes.  Tonight I tuned in just before 0500 UTC on 6010 kHz, and heard the broadcast switch from Spanish to English.  But they were midway into the broadcast already.  Usually there's a recognizable bit of music, the headlines, and the news in detail.  Tonight (06 Oct 2011) the broadcast almost immediately went into a commentary segment about the Cuban Five (a popular topic on this station).  I logged this same issue several times in September.

I'm writing a paper on the amateur radio community (especially number stations listeners) and was wondering if you guys would answer a question or two. Everyone will be kept anonymous (unless you ask not to be).
What is the best and worst part of listening to number stations and why?
Any answers will be greatly appreciated.

What Token said, about the distinction between amateur radio and shortwave listening.

I got into shortwave listening because of the possibility of hearing mysterious broadcasts that no one would officially claim or identify.  At first, I searched for these broadcasts without success, then gave up as I got interested in the international shortwave broadcasters (especially those in Cuba, Netherlands, and Taiwan).  I don't listen to the broadcasters in the United States other than WBCQ.  Then, one night, I was fooling around with one of my cheap portable radios and I stumbled upon the signal commonly known as V02a - the "Atencion!" Spanish numbers station believed to come from Cuba.  This renewed my interest in the topic, and I sought out more reliable information on finding these stations.  V02a is still the only numbers station I've received.  I remain interested in the subject, just not very committed right now.

I don't know how to address your "fragmented" question without writing a multi-page essay...

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