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Hearing this same station right now, apparently playing the same songs on a loop or something like that, because they just finished Eye of the Tiger and went right into Danger Zone.

Just tuned across this one, extremely good signal and audio, puts a lot of broadcast stations to shame. Solid S9 on the IC-718 and 80 meter dipole, really surprised because signals just a little higher in the 40 meter ham band sound awful this morning.

MW Loggings / WWRK 970 16 Nov 2019 0705 utc
« on: November 16, 2019, 0710 UTC »
Coming in fairly well on an Eton E100 in the house, with AC/DC "Back in black" especially considering this is a station that's only supposed to be running 31 watts at night.

Other / Re: san fransisco MEBA free press - 8642 KHz Cw
« on: November 16, 2019, 0645 UTC »
Yea that's KPH in Bolinas, CA. HF coast station that's on the air most Saturdays. http://radiomarine.org

Propagation / Re: HF sucks??? Try VHF / UHF this heat wave!
« on: September 29, 2019, 2223 UTC »
Especially near the coast. WNOB down in Virginia beach has been a fairly regular catch on my morning commute for the last couple weeks. About 250 miles.

MW Loggings / Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« on: September 14, 2018, 1535 UTC »
A lot of car radios I've used can tend to be more sensitive than a portable radio or any other radio. If i want to dx on am at night, car radio or portable far away from house can work better than anything inside.

I listen to them occasionally when I'm down in Frederick for work, unfortunately i don't have an HD receiver so i won't be able to see how well it does in digital only mode.

0215- "learning to fly" Tom Petty

Strong signal, peaking at 20 over on an Icom 718, but lots of rapid fading. First time listening in several months, finally got a dipole up that should stay up instead of spending most of its time laying on the ground.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Eggs and dietary risk
« on: May 14, 2018, 2059 UTC »
Deviling said red beet eggs is good too, even better than plain deviled eggs in my opinion.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Eggs and dietary risk
« on: May 14, 2018, 2058 UTC »
My cousins raise them, I've always got eggs, although for a long while after the the country folks around here got used to supermarket eggs, keeping chickens fell almost to nil. Home raised chickens produce a better tasting egg and you don't have to sweat the salmonella. Eggs will stay with you unlike most other breakfast food.

And it really doesn't cost much more than buying the same amount of eggs would. A 50 pound bag of feed will last me about 3 weeks feeding 9 chickens, I get about 5 to 6 eggs a day from them, so average I get half a dozen eggs a day for 50 cents, since the feed only costs about $10, and I supplement that with grass and clover that I cut from the yard, which also helps give the yolks that nice deep orange color. My grandfather when I was growing up would feed his chickens rabbit pellets for the same effect. now I just need to get a big glass jar and some red beets so I can make some pickled eggs.

Easiest way to accomplish that is just let them use 87.9 for that, since there's only like 2 stations on that frequency in the entire country, if they're even still on the air/using that frequency. if you have two groups wanting to use that frequency in a close geographical area, well that could be a problem and that's where timesharing would come in, but for the most part 1 watt on 87.9 would accomplish most of what you say, especially if you made some provision in the rules to the effect of interference has to be tolerated once outside the property boundaries of said institution, only the area within the boundaries is protected. Actually I believe that there is a provision in part 15 that relates to broadcasting on educational campuses that is similar to that, I think for carrier current or leaky cable operation, where you can actually exceed the legal field strength within the campus itself as long as the emissions are within the limits outside of the campus boundaries.

In my opinion, the way the FCC is handling AM "revitalization" is a complete joke, not to mention a failure. All it has accomplished is stuff 10 pounds of crap (AM on FM translators) into a 5 pound bag (the FM band). If I were there making some decisions, well I definitely wouldn't be making any friends with some broadcasters but here's how I would handle it: First round, make all clear channel frequencies back into an actual clear channel. If you're on a clear channel and aren't a class A, get off. Review the licenses of all those that were displaced from a clear channel frequency, then determine if they are fit to be relocated elsewhere or if it would be beneficial to all on the band and just make them go dark Especially pay attention to stations that have been running on STAs forever and basically can't get their act together. Second round, look at the remaining class B and D stations on non-clear channels and review those licenses, same deal, look at the history and determine whether or not to "clean house" and eliminate some licenses. I wouldn't do anything with class Cs since they are pretty much already limited as it is, just let them hammer it out as they are. Doing that should free up some of the band on AM and FM since some of those AM licenses anymore are just being used as a foot in the door to get on FM. In this area I have rarely heard an AM on FM translator brand themselves by the AM frequency, as soon as they get that translator license they abandon all mention of the AM and just act like FM is the only thing they have. I know of a case in this area where the AM has been running on an STA since 2014 for temporary facilities because they lost their transmitter site and just happened to put a translator on the air around the same time. Also have an LPFM around here that was built in a rather bad spot (well it would be a great spot if we didn't have hills, they're over height and have to cut power) and suffers from terrain blockage to some of their coverage area. Wasn't too bad until a week after they sign on one of those translators comes on on the same frequency and is in just the right spot to light up a great signal into the very spot the LPFM suffers in, when you can practically see the tower, but are just outside of the 60 dbu contour so FCC won't do anything (LPFM filed complaints against the translator but then was unable to actually prove they had legitimate listeners in the area that the interference occurs in, so FCC threw it out). It is getting to the point where there is not going to be much use in listening to either broadcast band if this garbage continues, and I haven't even touched on the FCC actually growing a pair and telling manufacturers to clean up their act when it comes to RFI, that's a pipe dream. Frankly, with the way that broadcasters are abandoning HF, that might actually be the refuge that some of these non-commercial/community broadcasters need to escape to, if the audience is willing to follow them there.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Eggs and dietary risk
« on: May 14, 2018, 1924 UTC »
I noticed that I was actually able to make it through the morning without getting hungry when I switched my typical daily breakfast from a cup of yogurt and a banana to a single egg and a piece of toast. Didn't have as many issues with mucus either due to cutting back on the yogurt, and seemed to have lost a pound or two. Of course, part of the reason for the switch was my wife decided she wanted chickens but she doesn't eat eggs, so someone had to, but I love them so it doesn't matter.

Voice of Greece has to be one of the more reliable signals on shortwave for me here, usually they start coming in an hour or 2 before sunset and stay good most of the night, long after domestic stations like WRMI 9395 fade out.

Shortwave Broadcast / WTWW 5085 khz 1509 utc 4 march 2018
« on: March 04, 2018, 1511 UTC »
Very unusual to hear them on this frequency at this time of day, playing a mix of country music.

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