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Topics - Andrew Yoder

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Shortwave Pirate / Ion Radio 6870 2104 UTC 7 March 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 2110 UTC »
Nice signal with rock. I opened the filter up to 8 kHz. I missed the ID (by a woman with reverb) before turning the volume up. I don't think it's Ion <--Ha, well, that was wrong!

Shortwave Pirate / Pee Wee: 6926 USB 0353 UTC 7 March 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 0404 UTC »
Approx. frequency. Tuned in to a grindcore song, excellent signal, then off at end of song

General Radio Discussion / Winter SWL Fest
« on: February 27, 2020, 2129 UTC »
The Winter SWL Fest is running right now. It's a great place to hear some interesting forums about SW & AM radio and also to meet up with other people interested in the hobby. I've probably met a couple dozen HFU people there (and probably a few dozen more then-active pirate listeners from the pre-HFU era). Aside from a few clubs & DXpeditions, such as MARE & BADX, it's the only real opportunity to meet up.


Shortwave Pirate / unid: 4060 USB 0437 UTC 22 Feb 2020
« on: February 23, 2020, 0441 UTC »
Excellent signal with '60s hard rock. No IDs yet

MW Free Radio / WEDG 1620 2130-2230 UTC 16 January 2020
« on: January 18, 2020, 1826 UTC »
Drove out to the WEDG signal range and heard it again. The seasonal Christmas music was gone & instead it seemed to be '80s night. I heard about three Huey Lewis songs, one from Michael Jackson, a couple of new wave songs, plus Genesis, Quiet Riot, Soft Cell, etc. No IDs, unfortunately. I would've hung around longer, but snow was intermittently dumping & I didn't want to get stuck

General Radio Discussion / TDoA Questions & maybe an article?
« on: December 30, 2019, 1626 UTC »
I've been working on the Pirate Radio Annual; it's going to be a long haul & I'm nowhere close to finished with it. I've just been starting to think about articles, etc. for it. One that I was thinking about was TDoA and if any measures can be taken to skew the results.

Would an article on this topic be of interest? If so, have any station operators experimented with TDoA and would any be interested in contacting me with information (to be used anonymously)?

Aside from broadcasting from locations where the signal can't be received by any of the participating online receivers, it seems that the best ways to intentionally alter the DF results would be to either:

* use two transmitters on exactly the same frequency from somewhat different locations that are fed with an Internet audio feed to keep the audio in sync
* use an AM transmitter in one location to lay down a carrier on a frequency and an SSB transmitter in a different location to modulate the carrier

Other less active possibilities seem to be:

* use of frequencies with a smaller ground wave
* use of antennas with low-angle radiation
* use of directional antennas

So I also wonder about the general accuracy of the TDoA results while just simply broadcasting on 43m with dipole or a nondirectional antenna. Has anyone noticed that the results are more or less accurate on different frequencies (e.g., 4 MHz vs. 6.9 MHz, etc.)? Any other variables?

Again, I'm interested in opinions, both whether this topic seems worth pursuing and, if so, any information on the topic. You can either contact me via an HFU message or at ayoder /at/ hobbybroadcasting /dot/ com

Shortwave Pirate / Zeke's Attic 6927 USB 2208 UTC 24 Dec 2019
« on: December 24, 2019, 2213 UTC »
Gospel version of "Joy to the World" & other Christmas songs. Excellent signal on my own receiver & also audible on the Twente web receiver

MW Free Radio / Tater Patch R 1630 // 1710 2238 UTC 7 Dec 2019
« on: December 07, 2019, 2245 UTC »
Haven't heard an ID yet, but it's the only station I know of that runs these two freqs in parallel. Very strong on 1630 (but bad QRM from KCJJ). Fair on 1710. Sounding great on the R-390A. Much better MW reception with this radio than I've ever had here with the R-8, WinRadio, or R-5000

Mostly just dead carrier now (2249) on 1710, but occasionally a bit of audio jumps in. Bad audio cable?

Clear promo/ID on 1630 at 2255

Shortwave Pirate / Radio Argyle 6919 USB 2239 UTC 29 October 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 2242 UTC »
As I was tuning in, I thought I heard the announcer say "Radio Halloween," then into a Bryan Adams-ish song
pretty good signal

Heard another ID, but it didn't sound like "Radio Halloween" that time  :)

Shortwave Pirate / Clever Name Radio 6880 USB 2308 UTC 1 September 2018
« on: September 01, 2019, 2310 UTC »
Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized" with an excellent signal

Shortwave Pirate / YHWH 7470 0357 UTC 25 August 2019
« on: August 25, 2019, 0402 UTC »
Can hear the announcer talking, but lotsa t-storm news. Can recognize his voice (that it's the voice of YHWH and not some other station). Seems like it's running longer than usual tonight

General Radio Discussion / Pirating in the 11-meter broadcast band?
« on: August 06, 2019, 0244 UTC »
I realize that the MUF isn't exactly allowing for it at the moment, but I just wondered how many people have heard pirates within the 11m broadcast band (25600-26100 kHz). I'm starting to write my column for the next Spectrum Monitor. In the last issue, Rob Wagner wrote a column "Whatever Happened to the 11-Meter Band?," so I thought it might be fun to follow it up with an article on 11m pirates. I think the only pirates that I've heard on 26 MHz were Radio Altrex and KROW, but I need to dig through a bunch of newsletters and run searches to see what other stations might be escaping me.

Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6955 AM 1930 UTC 25 May 2019
« on: May 25, 2019, 2033 UTC »
Weak carrier here for a little while, too weak for me to determine if it had any audio. Went off a few min later and around 1940 or so (after the station went off), someone (same station or another) was swishing the VFO across the frequency. This stuff isn't really worth mentioning, but I am in case someone is testing a new transmitter or antenna

2017-2018 Pirate Radio Annual is done and I've received the copies back from the printer already! This edition is 308 pages and contains an audio CD-R (playable on standard CD players) with clips from 87 different pirate stations from around the world, nearly all from 2016 and 2017. This edition contains 181 illustrations and entries for approximately 307 stations reported in North America in 2016 and 2017 (280 North American shortwave stations and 27 from Europe and South America).

It also contains some "articles" on the Common and Precious Beacon, Radio Pirana International from South America, and upcoming Global HF Pirate Weekends/propagation for reaching different parts of the world.

This edition will cost $20 ($16.50 + $3.50 shipping) in the U.S. I took the packed book to the post office for the international shipping cost and was shocked to discover that it will cost $24 to ship it anywhere in Europe (so, $38.00 = $16.50 + $21.50 to Europe) I'll eat a couple dollars of the cost because the shipping is so high. It's so expensive that it will soon pay for airfare to Europe just to deliver copies!

This price is good for the next month (up through 5/1/2019). I'm not sure if I'll keep the price the same or raise it at that time.

Please send check or money order to:

Hobby Broadcasting
PO Box 109
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

or send the money via PayPal to info [at symbol] hobbybroadcasting.com. If you trust that I won't run off with the money to Sealand, please use the "Friends and Family" option so that PayPal won't charge a fee.

4/2 update: One final note about ordering via PayPal: Could you please include your shipping address with the PayPal order? The PayPal messages haven't included addresses and when I sign into PayPal and click on the "more information about this transaction," the address still isn't coming up. So, I've been e-mailing people for addresses, which could delay shipping.

Shortwave Broadcast / unid 6900 1629 UTC 24 March 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 1631 UTC »
Carrier with a few bits of audio

Later: Checked 6900 on about 5 SDRs around the East & had nothing on any of them.

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