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Messages - Andrew Yoder

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1996
Other / Re: UNID (Aggressive Policeman Station) 6950 USB 22:58z
« on: May 18, 2012, 2122 UTC »
I don't have the audio file from overnight. I guess the voice transmission stopped long enough for the SSTV to be sent and not that another station sent the SSTV overtop of the transmission? BTW, I did have nice copy on the SSTV pic

1997
Other / Re: UNID (Aggressive Policeman Station) 6950 USB 22:58z
« on: May 18, 2012, 1300 UTC »
Can't believe it ran all night! I recorded it, but ran out of disk space around 3 or 4 AM. Strong at 1100 UTC, but much weaker by 1200. I didn't think to check MMSSTV, but it was running, so I should have an image there of some sort.

Thanks!

1998
Other / Re: UNID (Aggressive Policeman Station) 6950 USB 22:58z
« on: May 18, 2012, 0405 UTC »
Just tuned in to this a few min ago. Nice sig here with the same announcement repeating that I heard on Nov. 5 on 21450.7 kHz. This time, there was almost no gap between repeats of the phrases. On Nov. 5, there was an approx. 20-second gap of dead air between repeats. I have a recording starting at about 0359 UTC, if the op is interested.

Please QSL & thanks for the transmission!
Andrew Yoder
POB 109
BRS, PA 17214

1999
Picked up the copies in New England on Monday, shipped some on the way home, more on Tuesday, and have the rest packed up to send today. Some of you should receive your copies today.
Thanks & have a great day!
Andrew

2000
I also received this one, but a good bit clearer. Thanks!

2001
I missed the show, but the radio was on & MMSSTV was on, so I received the image. Qualitywise, mine looks pretty similar to Chris' pic. Thanks!

2002
Thanks for the support. I've heard from the printer that it'll be ready on Monday, so we'll see. I'll try to get it out as soon as possible.

Have a great evening!
Andrew

2003
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Ronin SW, 6925am
« on: May 09, 2012, 0019 UTC »
Huge signal with AC/DC, Supertramp, & Santana + a really long promo break with many audio clips. Varying between S9 & S9+10 with quick fades.
Thanks for the show!
Andrew

2004
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6950AM 2356z
« on: May 07, 2012, 0011 UTC »
Getting some bits of talk here. Decent carrier, but almost seems like periods of dead air. I think this is Metro Radio Int'l, but I'm not sure

2005
Hi Scott,
This one was to the best of our knowledge an unid that was called the "Dear Leader" or "Great Leader" station by DXers. It was all about the change in leadership in the DPRK & included a few SSTV images of propaganda posters:

http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,5796.0.html

Have a great day!
Andrew

2006
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Dr Who 6925 USB
« on: April 23, 2012, 1649 UTC »
I recorded it from start to finish last night, just after Undercover Radio

Topics: FAA allowed unmanned drone aircraft in US airspace and talking about rights of building tall towers or , "yeah, I have flown planes, too. You've gotta do a lot of things, being Dr. Who...you've got to be a very able-minded, able-bodied, capable person." Said a listener from overseas was tuning in.
      * Sponsers for pirate broadcasting...and fake ads on "King of the Hill"
      * Not using gmail because the messages there are mined for advertising topics. They might get one overseas sometime
      * Software encryption for privacy
      * Broadcasting messages into space...and the UN could close someone down for doing it. talktoaliens.com, a 10-mW way to "talk" to aliens
      * Greenbelt, WV, and someone who was closed down for having wireless speakers in that area
      * Mensa & a 5-year-old who was admitted. Also, an unemployed smart guy he knows who doesn't do anything
      * Coney 2012
      * Religious broadcasting and the money in it
      * Awful stuff on YouTube and how there are fewer broadcast engineers and mechanics and they're getting older
      * Child support and how it works with health insurance
      * L. Ron Hubbard & Scientology
      * Radioactivity of cobalt & stories
      * Facebook
      * Things not to do to avoid being a terrorist suspect
      * and more


ID: "Dr. Who and Friends Pirate Broadcasting from the Tardis. We're not broadcasting from the middle of nowhere. We're always somewhere...we might be one second into the future, you know...or 20 years in the past"

Nice sig here. Not huge, but solid, and no fading. I have a recording if the op (or friends) are interested. Dr. Who was strong, but his friends (two, I think) were much weaker and difficult to copy. My one request is to raise the levels on their mics next time.

Receiver: Drake R8
Antenna: Inverted V cut for 6300 kHz

Thanks for the show!

Please QSL:
Andrew Yoder
POB 109
BRS, PA 17214



     

2007
Equipment / Hallicrafters HT-40 transmitter 80-10m FS
« on: April 18, 2012, 2355 UTC »
I posted this ad on the FRN & FRC for sale areas, but I'm not sure if anyone is checking them on a regular basis. My apologies if this is the wrong place to post a classified ad. I'll delete it if everyone would rather it be removed. Otherwise, just contact me with questions, etc.

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1960s Hallicrafters HT-40 transmitter $40 + shipping. This is one of a few different crystal-controlled AM/CW novice transmitters from the ‘60s that pirates collectively called “shoebox transmitters” in the ‘80s & early ‘90s.

Condition: Missing the case & original knobs have been replaced. How could someone lose the case? I ran it into a dummy load and it fires up fine. Not sure exactly how much power it’s putting out, but I think it was about 30-40 watts peak on 43m & maybe about 10-20 watts on 15m (21 MHz)

The audio to this transmitter is input through an obsolete microphone connector on the back. I alligator-clipped an audio cable to the transmitter (bypassing the connector) and played music. The modulation sounded OK…screen modulation, restricted for voice use, and using the carrier-controlled scheme.

Application: I could see someone really enjoying using this as either a first transmitter or for use on the higher-frequency bands. It’s a great price for all of the frequencies in which this could be used. Because it’s missing the case, it’s not exactly a good transmitter to either let sit where anyone could touch it while it’s operating or for mobile operation. I could imagine it being kept at someone’s cabin or powered shed…it uses 110 VAC, but only draws about 90 watts in, so it could be run on a battery & most inverters as well.

Reliability: Didn’t hear any hum from the electrolytic caps, so my thought is that they’ll last for years. But if you want to be safe, replace them. I didn’t test the tubes, but the crystal oscillated, audio sounded decent, and the power output seemed pretty good, so I didn’t feel like there was a reason to test them.

Media: Photos available upon request. I might be able to do a video, too. Still experimenting with that…

Shipping/packing: I’m planning to double box it. These don’t weigh much for “boat anchors,” I’ve seen them listed at about 19 lbs. online, apparently mostly the power & modulation transformers.

I'll include a copy of the manual & a couple of FT-243 crystals

2008
Here, too, with an excellent signal. Audio seemed to be breaking up in at least one spot. Have a recording if the op's interested.
Thanks for the show & please QSL...

Andrew Yoder
POB 109
BRS, PA 17214

2009
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: CQD TITANIC 6955 AM
« on: April 15, 2012, 0045 UTC »
HUGE steady S9+20 signal here, possibly the strongest AM pirate sig that I've heard here in this house with the R8. No fading, no static. I recorded it, but I don't have a CW decoder and I never learned to copy CW, so if I don't have any program details, but if Dit Dah Radio would like to have a recording to verify the report, I can e-mail it.

Please QSL...
Andrew Yoder
POB 109
BRS, PA 17214

Thanks for the cool & novel transmission!

2010
North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6925 USB Red Mercury Labs
« on: April 14, 2012, 0323 UTC »
Just tuned in to "Light My Fire" & shout outs to different people. Said 150 watts. e-mail address, nice to hear again. Now "Love Me Two Times"

Thanks for the show!
Andrew

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