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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.

Shortwave Pirate / Re: Cool AM Radio [relay] 6924 AM 1007- 8/2/14
« on: August 02, 2014, 1148 UTC »
At 1146, I have a carrier here. I just got a bit of audio and think it's still Cool AM
Thanks for the show!

10/11 meters / Re: HFU SSTV Robot 27700 USB SSTV Activity
« on: July 28, 2014, 2010 UTC »
BTW, I left the radio/decoder on 27700 kHz all day yesterday and didn't receive anything

General Radio Discussion / Re: My "Kinda" legal station
« on: July 28, 2014, 1728 UTC »
With this type of operation (24/7, fixed location, in expensive facilities), you want to be as squeaky clean as possible. You're risking a lot of money and resources when there are legal ways to get what you need.

The carrier-current suggestion is a good idea. Chances are good that you could cover the town this way.

Another suggestion, if carrier current doesn't work or if you still aren't covering all of the town. If you're putting this much into the station, you should be able to upload the audio to the Internet, have a second part-15 transmitter on the same frequency on the opposite side of town and feed both transmitters from the Internet audio feed so that the audio is synched. So long as the transmitters are on exactly the same frequency, the listening transition from the one transmitter to the next should be seamless.

I heard a part-15 station running a small network of transmitters (3, I think) with this general method. I think I heard it across about 10 miles. Also (for those thinking "sure, it was legal . . ."), I talked to a radio engineer who knows this guy. He said he's neurotic about being legal and has requested that FCC agents inspect everything numerous times. They've checked it at least a couple of times & it's always within legal limits.

It sounds like you're off to a great start (and community support for) to your station. Hope it continues to go well!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6960 LSB 0359 UTC JULY 27, 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 0426 UTC »
Decent signal here in heavy static crashes with bits of different music genres, announcements, etc. On & off the air a lot. A couple different announcements in Spanish. I'm thinking this is a pescadore broadcast

Thanks for the tip!

Thunderstorm crashes are making this difficult, but the signal is good for this time of day. I'm hoping to find my headphone adapter so that I can dig out some details from the noise
Thanks for the show!

10/11 meters / Re: HFU SSTV Robot 27700 USB SSTV Activity
« on: July 18, 2014, 2213 UTC »
Not sure how it's been for Chris, but the propagation's been really bad for me. I've left the radio on 27700 kHz USB at least a dozen different days, but I haven't gotten any legible images in a few months

Shortwave Pirate / Lord Hee Haw 6925U, 7/10, 0402+
« on: July 10, 2014, 0431 UTC »
Nice signal with big band music, including "Thanks for the Memories" & "Let's Go Slumming." I've heard four songs so far & no IDs at the breaks.
ID of Germany Calling, taken from the WWII-era broadcasts from the DJx stations. Not sure if this is the pirate Germany Calling or if someone else is reusing those IDs. In the past, the Germany Calling pirate had only used 6940 kHz and AM, not this freq or mode.

Thanks for the show!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6770.01 OTR???
« on: July 09, 2014, 0308 UTC »
I've tuned in a number of different days and have never heard anything resembling an ID

0340 UTC: Colgate toothpaste ad & A Day in the Life Of Dennis Day show. Really nice signal again, like it was a couple of weeks ago

Shortwave Pirate / Re: 3389.73??????
« on: July 09, 2014, 0127 UTC »
Nice catch, DaveJV! Old time radio comedy broadcast, with audience laughter & musical breaks between segments. My guess is that it's the OTR Unid, moved here from 6770. But, of course, someone could also test with OTR shows to make DXers believe that it's the OTR unid  :)

Shortwave Pirate / Re: unid 6925 AM, 0336utc July 8, 2014
« on: July 08, 2014, 1424 UTC »
I heard what seems to be the same station last night around 0415, but the audio was really weak here. Decent carrier. Not sure if the audio was just weak or if the signal was coming from a long distance (much like how many Europirates sound at my QTH).

Shortwave Pirate / Generation Wild 100: 6925U, 7/6, 0219+
« on: July 06, 2014, 0226 UTC »
Instrumental guitar music. The needle is sitting at S9+30! FM radio-type ID. Excellent audio
Thanks for the show!

Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6800Am 0035 UTC 5 June 2014
« on: June 05, 2014, 0400 UTC »
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, with an ad for Lustre-Creme shampoo, then Dennis Day singing "Danny Boy." Nice to hear back on

Good signal this morning at 1055, playing a Muzak (or Muzak-like) instrumental cover of "The Rose." Heard at 1600 yesterday with a fair/good signal as well.

I have a fairly weak carrier on about 6974.2 or thereabouts. Is this you?

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