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00:16 UTC - Hearing the siren and OM talking just above the noise, in Tejas.

Huh? / Re: nuts
« on: September 30, 2014, 2013 UTC »
THANKS for the link on this book, looks like a great read.

General Radio Discussion / Pirate Radio Superlatives
« on: September 30, 2014, 1734 UTC »
Well done article by Andrew Yoder in The Spectrum Monitor October 2014 issue.

Here's the lead-in:

Pirate Radio Superlatives
By Andrew Yoder

Over the years, radio listeners have asked Andrew, “Who was the first pirate?” or, “Who was the first pirate to broadcast
from a ship?” Unlike Major League Baseball, which has kept meticulous records for more than a century, pirate radio is a
largely empty record book, with few dots to connect. But this article isn’t cast in bronze, like the plaques at the Baseball Hall
of Fame. It’s more like the senior superlatives from your old high school yearbook. Andrew has been researching old loggings,
newsletters, magazines, and books for information and here are a few of the things he’s found.............  

I'm not connected to The Spectrum Monitor other than being a subscriber.

Thanks, Andrew!  Good information and look forward to the next one.

I'd greatly appreciate reviews for the app on the iTunes App Store, thanks!

Done.  HFU referenced.   ;)

Nothing heard at 03:05 UTC over the  >:(  S-9 + 6 noise floor in Tejas.   :'(

Huh? / Re: Burrow Owls.............
« on: September 19, 2014, 2323 UTC »
Stuart I like you, you're not like the other kids here at the trailer park.   :P

Other / Re: Pescapalooza 6919 LSB 0005 UTC 16Sep14
« on: September 16, 2014, 1418 UTC »

Hear the Mystery Yodeler!   ;D  The link below is to a thread with audio samples.


Equipment / Re: Audio Processing
« on: August 22, 2014, 0007 UTC »
In my experience with SSB there are many different factors involved; transmitter, microphone, power and audio source.  I've never been able to turn on a transmitter and have it operate optimally without fine-tuning.  Mic gain, compression, processing, ALC, etc.   Your 930 should have a monitor function, put on the cans and see how it sounds, adjust it.  

A good starting point would be the radio manual, then adjust accordingly. 

00:32 UTC   Signal right at S-8 noise floor in Tejas

The Plutonium Underground is very powerful indeed!

The Plutonium Underground is not our friend.   >:(

Coming in over the bloody noise - Q3, S-3 noise level in Tejas.  Thanks for the show!

0102  Jerry Reed - "Amos Moses"
0104  Jerry Reed - "East Bound and Down"  Signal improving S-5 over a S-3 noise floor.
0108  Johnny Cash - "I've Been Everywhere" (I believe it's J. Cash.  Thought I heard "Heavy Metal" by Sammy Hagar in there somewhere)
0110  Roger Miller - "King of The Road"
0113  OM OP - whistling "KOTR", WRR ID, one more song because he's got to work this weekend
0115  Merle Haggard - "Mama Tried"
0118  OM OP - Gone Gone Gone - enjoy the chow! 

General Radio Discussion / Re: Propagation
« on: June 20, 2014, 2249 UTC »
Most of that goes whizzing over my head - not even close....   :-\

What I know is that 6/18, 6/19 and now 6/20, the noise level on 40 meters in Tejas has been S-9 static.   >:(

I've been tuning around on Twente SDR for my radio fix. 

OM S-7 in Tejas with a S-7 noise level.  In other words, noisy.

0043 OM is gone.  There is QRM/other broadcasting going on around this.  Odd.
0048 OM heard again, tough copy.  SDR shows something is still there.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: RFW 6950.4 AM 0039 June 15
« on: June 15, 2014, 0044 UTC »
00:43  Coming in over S-7 static in Tejas

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