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Shortwave Pirate / Ritalin Radio Shortwave: 6975, 11/29, 2321-2330*
« on: November 30, 2015, 0206 UTC »
Fair/good signal with a variety of punk, ranging from a poppy girl band to early '80s hardcore. Woman computer voice with e-mail address a few times: radio----shortwave@gmail.com. Fake ad with Joey the Exterminator (who was much easier to copy than the computer voice). Sounded like a quick snip of Joey at the end, then woman computer voice who I think mentioned "testing" and "bye bye"

I made a recording & I've listened to each of the IDs about a dozen times, but I'm not making any headway. Anyone else hear it?

Thanks for the show!

Shortwave Pirate / Liquid Radio: 6925, 10/11, 0115+
« on: October 11, 2015, 0120 UTC »
Techno with a weak signal (but better than I've heard in a while), so I'm guessing it's Liquid Radio. Just checked their web stream and it's definitely Liquid Radio (same song on the radio & on the stream). BTW, the song I'm hearing right now is E-Zee Possee "Everything Starts With An E" Now, he's playing Ecstacy Club "Jesus Loves The Acid" and I could hear "How ya doin' Andrew?" over the stream, but I couldn't pull that out over the air (I was listening to both at the same time to try to hear how much of a time delay there is between the two). BTW, I think the web stream is delayed by 10-15 seconds

Shortwave Pirate / unid: 6925U, 7/11, 1219
« on: July 11, 2015, 1451 UTC »
Weak signal with mostly older country music. Did hear Jim Croce "You Don't Mess around with Jim." I think it went off around 1257. I didn't hear any IDs or announcements, but I made a recording (if the op's interested, let me know)

Shortwave Pirate / Northwoods Radio: 6935U, 5/17, *2312+
« on: May 17, 2015, 2314 UTC »
SSTV, then loons & "Freedom from the Great Lakes" ID. Excellent signal

Shortwave Pirate / unid: 6930, 5/11, 0125+
« on: May 11, 2015, 0130 UTC »
Not much of a chance to sit on the bands right now, but while tuning around for RFW a few min ago, I could hear a carrier on 6930. Thought I'd mention it in case someone else could hear it better than I can.

Shortwave Pirate / Captain Morgan 6924.07, 3/16, 0043+
« on: March 15, 2015, 2349 UTC »
Have a narrow AM signal here with what sounds like a little bit of country music. Really weak with some fadeups. Trying to check this out while recording TCS, all on the Winradio, so I'm not sure if this is an image or not

Shortwave Pirate / Liquid Radio: 6925.2, 2/8, 0105+
« on: February 08, 2015, 0116 UTC »
ethereal instrumental music buried under layers of SSB QRM. Haven't heard any IDs yet, but there's so much QRM, it's tough to tell

Thanks Joe & Refmo for the ID!


SDR - Software Defined Radio / Low sensitivity on Winradio G31DDC
« on: February 02, 2015, 2256 UTC »
Just picked up a Winradio G31DDC; the 1st SW radio that I've ever bought new. After having software problems for about a week, I heard back from the company that the software that came with the radio was an older version. After I deleted it & installed the new software, it worked. Sort of.

I have a PL-259 on my inverted V, so I ran a jumper from the center conductor of the PL-259 to the center conductor of the BNC of the G31DDC. All I can receive are two local AM stations with fair signals. I don't know if the radio is really sensitive to noise & it's attenuating signals on the band or something else? I just bought a PL259 to BNC adapter to see if this helps.

Anyone else had any problems like this? So far with this antenna, the R8 receives great, but the Winradio is barely showing signs of life.


Shortwave Pirate / Boombox Radio 6875.6, 1/27, 1239* *1243+
« on: January 27, 2015, 1245 UTC »
Was tuning through the band to see if anyone was on the air: heard audio here, came back to it, heard a couple seconds of audio, then dead carrier for a minute, and the plug was pulled.

Aaah, it's back on & I just heard a few clear IDs. I guess BBR has power, after all.

Thanks for the blizzard edition of BBR!

Other / Pecadores with music: 6919L, 1/22, 2158+
« on: January 22, 2015, 2207 UTC »
Music & better signals than I've usually heard (I've usually heard them with music around 6933L).

I just got the 2014 PRA e-mailed to the printer very early this morning, so I'm taking orders. From now until 2/28/15, I'm taking advance orders for $15 + $3 shipping ($18) in the US. If you want a copy, send the $ via PayPal to info (at symbol) hobbybroadcasting.com or send a check or money order to:

Hobby Broadcasting
POB 109
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

This edition is 178 pages and features a look at the pirate activities during the government shutdown of 2013, the Rohde & Schwarz SK010 transmitter, and Radio Free Nashville. It also contains entries on 187 shortwave pirates that were reported in North America during 2013. The book also will contain an audio CD with clips from 70 different stations. For those of you who've never seen a copy of a PRA, it is a perfect-bound paperback book with a color glossy cover, approximately 5.5" x 8.5". This is the 5th edition.

 You will notice that I am late with this edition going to the printer. I have started on the 2015 edition and am hoping to have it available before the end of 2015. But a ton of stations were active last year & I think I'll be working hard and long to have it available before Christmas. But, yes, I am working on 2015 and I am hoping to have two different PRAs made available within the same calendar year, weird as that might seem. So, if a station operator wonders why I'm already writing for more information when I just wrote a couple of months ago, that's why.

International postage keeps increasing at ridiculous rates, so I'll check on those costs soon. The last I checked, they got rid of international book rate and now it's something like $9 or $10 to ship to Canada and something like $12 to $15 to send to the rest of the world.

BTW, I'm expecting to start receiving copies on 2/10, so I should have them available at the Winterfest, in case anyone is attending.

Pretty good signal, song by the Foo Fighters, shoutout to me

Shortwave Pirate / unid: 6929.9, 11/26, 0540
« on: November 25, 2014, 0547 UTC »
Heard a carrier switching on/off a number of times for about 5 min. Fair signal, but I didn't hear any audio. This is pretty much a non-log, but maybe it will help the op who was testing.
Have a great evening!

Shortwave Pirate / Old-Time Radio unid: 6770, 8/5, 2257+
« on: August 05, 2014, 2258 UTC »
Excellent signal with an old-time radio show. Nice to hear this one back!
Thanks for the show!

For Sale / Wanted / Barter / Some FT-243 Crystals for sale
« on: August 03, 2014, 2230 UTC »
$5 apiece + $3 shipping. I checked these out on an oscillator to see the frequency and to verify that the crystals work. First is the freq. listed on the case, then the approximate tested frequency (results may vary):

6925 (6925.2)
6925 (6925.7)
6950 (6949.2)
6950 (6949.8 )
6950 (6950.1)
6875 (6874.2)
6875 (6874.8 )
7525 (doubled to 15051.1)
7525 (doubled to 15051.2)

BTW, amateur transmitters will double the frequencies of crystals, but the standard homebrew ones will not
If you're interested, send an e-mail to me.

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