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North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6859.5 USB 1528 UTC 24 Nov 2018
« on: November 24, 2018, 1529 UTC »
Occasional bursts of music (piano, flute, etc) and noise pops on freq.  Good clear signal, max S4 or so.
1530: song w/kettle drums?  might be slightly off freq. 
1533: off air

Shortwave Broadcast / Radio New Zealand 7425 AM 1049 UTC 09 Oct 2018
« on: October 09, 2018, 1056 UTC »
Coming in at S2-3, SIO 333.  moderate fading but decent copy.

1050: music
1052: announcer talking about the last song....
1053: more music (maybe 'Sira' by someone i haven't heard of according to Siri)

Equipment / Antenna phaser?
« on: October 09, 2018, 0217 UTC »
Are there only three antenna phasers on the market (quantum, MFJ, and DXE)?  The latter is waaaay too pricey, and the quantum apparently is only good up to 2000kHz....which leaves the MFJ box, and I know a lot of folks arenít fans of their equipment.

Was thinking about adding a second LOG and using it as an array with the first one...

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6940 USB 2323 UTC 07 OCT 2018
« on: October 07, 2018, 2323 UTC »
2323U: Kiss "Shout it out loud", just above S1 but fairly clear.  SIO 244-ish
2324: silence......

Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Guinee 9650 AM 2139 UTC 07 OCT 2018
« on: October 07, 2018, 2140 UTC »
Good S4 signal; SIO 333...some interference from Radio Algerienne on 9655, I think.

Going strong on the BOG.  Solid S4 signal, SIO 455!!

1925: Station ID? 

Booming signal.  S4-6.  SIO 444

Equipment / Re: Cat6 wire for RX antenna
« on: October 07, 2018, 1600 UTC »
Pretty much any wire will work for receiving.  The tricks are 1) location, 2) geometry, and 3) getting a reasonable impedance match to your feedline and/or radio (doesnít have to be exact...but you donít want a high Z antenna trying to feed a low Z input or vice versa.

I had decent (eg better than the included whip) results with some plain old enameled wrapping wire connected to my Sony portable.  In fact, my old grinding came with an external antenna that was just a spool of 28-ish GA wire with a plug on the end.

Play around with it and have fun. Plastic thumbtacks are useful for temporary installations inside....

Solid S2-S3 here. 

0008: Still Winger.  God help us.  Sounds slightly off freq...maybe 6930.05U?  Weak (S1-ish)
0010: Whitesnake "still of the night"
0016: Slaughter "Up all night"
0020: Warrant "Cherry Pie".  Knew that was going to show up.  Poison has to be in this setlist at some point....
0023: Skid Row "Youth Gone Wild".  Signal up to S3 now
0026: Sammy Hagar "Heavy Metal"
0030: Station ID and Poison "Talk Dirty To Me".  Fading out (and of course faded during the station ID)
0031: Faded below QRN

WHew it's my college days all over again.  Didn't even have to use Siri for these ;)

Shortwave Broadcast / Voice of Korea 9435AM 1341 UTC 06 OCT 2018
« on: October 06, 2018, 1343 UTC »
Carrier and unintelligible audio.  S1 at best, way down in the QRN.   SIO 111....
1341: female talking
1342: Music with some lady singing.  Probably highly entertaining if the lyrics could be made out. 

Shortwave Broadcast / IRIB VO IRAN 7425 AM 2204 UTC 05 OCT 2018
« on: October 05, 2018, 2208 UTC »
S3-4, SIO 333.  Chanting, but sounds like something else (man talking) trying to cut in.  Can't tell if it's another station or not

Coming in strong (S4-5) and clear.  SIO 444. 

1453:  Pink Floyd "Shine on..."  S1-2 with deep fades. SIO 222 ish
1457:  Pink Floyd "Fat old sun" (according to Siri).  Signal pumping up ....S3-5, SIO 344
1503:  Continuing w/ Pink Floyd!  "What do you want from me".  Signal trying to settle down to a stable S3. 
1508:  Pink Floyd "Time". 
1509:  Big time (lol) fade.  Still have the carrier at S4 but no audio.
1511: Back on the air.  Must have been changing carts or turntables.  LOL! (Siri ID) "Charity" by someone. 

Thanks for the workday show!

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