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s5 here on California coast.  Signal recently came up to "enjoyable" level which for pirates mean legible with some fades.
CoolAM radio email advertisement.
Jesus rock song now.

Huh? / Re: I DXed my garage door
« on: September 24, 2016, 0029 UTC »
Thats not the important part. Wait, yes it it. It was about 250' away.

I think it says "Trump April 26th."
BUT my conspiracy side says its "Trump will go 26th."  Because you know what happens on the 26th? The Hillary-Trump debate.  So THEY are planning to make Trump "go" at the debate. 

Huh? / I DXed my garage door
« on: September 23, 2016, 1621 UTC »
I drove away from my home today and realized I didn't close my garage door. I knew that the first click would have more juice than subsequent clicks. I was tempted to click it through a chain link fence, but I saved my precious first click. It was all I had to keep me from turning around.  So I backed up to a clear shot, held the clicker high, and it worked! 

North American MW Pirate Radio / UNID 1630 AM Sept 20th, 7am 2016
« on: September 22, 2016, 1620 UTC »
Welp, I saw this video and thought that I could record this here. 

Looks like its in New Jersey. Nice reception. Computerized voice.

Equipment / LoG receive antenna, Loop on Ground!
« on: September 12, 2016, 1628 UTC »
Its a loop flush on the ground. You can also phase the things for directionality!  Cool shtuff, mang.  Check out the website with pictures:

Throw some prayer flags on a wire antenna.  Run the prayer flags into your tent... buddha bing, buddha boom. 

Equipment / Re: Magnetic Loop Antenna Links
« on: September 12, 2016, 1623 UTC »
Welp, I found another mag loop website, this guy has tried them and likes them:

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 10, 2016, 0002 UTC »
Vote your conscience Pigmeat.  Read Trump's transcripts for yourself and remember he's from New York and speaks that dialect of English.  You may find yourself surprised that the mainstream media's portrayal of Trump is untrue.
The elite that I'm talking about and who currently run the show: http://www.anonews.co/clinton-body-count/

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 09, 2016, 0307 UTC »
So, thanks to Stretchypants, I think I understand that this transmitter can only go up to 10w PEP.  Jerry was trying to modulate it at full power (10W carrier) and then shoving audio down its throat with a 100W audio amp.  But I guess he should be modulating a 2.5W carrier and then shove audio down its throat so it has room to go up to 10W on the peaks.  2.5x4=10  
Is this correct?

Hey, the Trumpkin's hands might be small, but he's got proven fecundity.  And he doesn't do drugs/alcohol either.
And Putkin is just trying to get by in the world. Its the elites that are keeping Putin down from an honest shot at his sphere of influence on the elite's turf.  The mass media is out to get Putin the same way they are out to get Trump.  In Russia its illegal to advertise during children's cartoons!  Who's evil now, eh? 

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 07, 2016, 2302 UTC »
Either the inductance of the 'modulation choke' wasn't sufficient to keep the audio out of the power supply bypass circuity, or the turn on surge made its way into the amp and killed it.  My bet is on the former, because if the input impedance is too low, the amp won't be happy.  Its also possible that there is a shorted turn in the winding of the choke he's trying to use, and that will severely lower the drive impedance too.

Redhat, so are you talking about the input impedance where the .mp3 player goes into the amp, or the input impedance of where the amp goes into the transmitter?

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 06, 2016, 1801 UTC »
I'm just sayin theres a market of LAZY people out there like the ones on the movie Idiocracy.  And they just want some simple boxes with knobs, and then some more boxes with knobs to hotrod their setup. Think of artists, artists make good pirate shows. But how many artists are geared towards electronics?

And to save my bar friend's mod tranny from dishonor:
There's a cartoon about what goes on in british bars:

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 06, 2016, 1518 UTC »
Well; its not as easy as you think, I figure you are one of those really smart people that can't comprehend people that aren't oriented to electronics like you are therefore you don't understand why they can't do it.   

Constructive marketing; I think there's a large market of people that would like to put a kit together without knowing much about electronics.  It would really help if the thing didn't need any fancy tuning equipment like a oscilloscope. They're the people that just like to put stuff together and don't have the interest or time to study electrical engineering which is pretty deep stuff.  I've scraped the surface with my mental shovel, saw the thick soil, and put the dirt back. But I have money and would like to buy things. If there was a kit out there that had a modular design, like the option of a VFO vs a crystal, a wound modulator vs. a PWM thing, maybe a bluetooth receiver to transfer the music, even the option to add SSB, and of course a powerful amp to top it off. And make the thing usable on different bands to expand the market to hams, THAT would sell like hotcakes. And it kindly introduces newbies into the art instead of scaring them away with advanced stuff. 
Here's a cool transmitter here: http://www.tentec.com/?p=1456, you can plug in a little screen to the arduino part. But you need to ad some software first.  People like plugging in stuff to make it better. 

The bass; so if I play some rap music with heavy bass through your setup, the amp isn't going to shut off? 

Feat of strength; I bet if I took my transformer by the wires, swung it around my head, and whacked your transformer with it, mine would still work and your'n would break.   8)

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 06, 2016, 0139 UTC »
Hmm, so would a diode help out the FET gate? 

Thanks for making your LULU available.   BUT I think the NS40 is more simple, its inductors are built into the PCB.  NS stands for None Simpler and you can't argue with that because its in writing on their website.  If one were to build your'n, they would need to wind those nasty little toroids while investing in the proper gauge wiring.  Then that person would need to tune them with some test equipment...and don't forget the knowhow to use the test equipment.  And then they would need to wind the bigger toroids with more investment in the proper gauge wire.  The NS40 can do 10W as well if you up the voltage to 12v.  Its lowly transformer happens to handle the FULL BASS from an audio source, can YOUR modulator handle full bass?  Full bass handling makes an operator-friendly transmitter.

The RF Workbench / Re: Modulated 5W NS40
« on: September 03, 2016, 0033 UTC »
Redhat, the amp was a Rockford Punch 100a2 from late 90's.  Made in 'merica.  Not sure about the BTL or not.

Fred Smith, I made one of those mighty mites too. It worked. I made the transistor blow because I had a 20w amp in place of the LM386. And it kept sounding better and better as I turned the volume up on the amp until the transmitter quit working. 

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