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Utility / Re: EAM Activity on 3 Frequencies
« on: April 05, 2013, 0005 UTC »
Can also catch some unencoded EAMs on 6925 kHz.

Shortwave Broadcast / 22m Firedrakes April 4, 2013 1221Z-1241Z
« on: April 04, 2013, 1307 UTC »
A good morning for Firedrakes during the morning commute.

1221Z 13920 kHz 45333
1221Z 13820 kHz 45333

Listened to 13820 for around 20 mins.

Sony GTX-570S with 31" whip

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: BOR 6925U April 3/2013 0224z
« on: April 03, 2013, 0251 UTC »
0249Z 45443 S8 ID "Blue Ocean Radio"    BOR?!? This is the best I've received you ever.
0249Z 45443 S7 Jonny Lang "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
0253Z 45443 S7 Colin James "These Arms of Mine"
0258Z 45443 S8 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee "People Get Ready"
0302Z 45443 S8 Buddy Guy "Done Got Old"
0306Z 35443 S8 ID "Blue Ocean Radio. B-O-R"
0306Z 35443 S8 The Waifs "Lighthouse"
0309Z 35443 S8 Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Fritz Reiner "Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Part 1)"
0311Z 25442 S7 Signing off.  (audio a bit lower than the music)

Perseus SDR with Wellbrook ALA1530S+ loop

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6.925U @0114 April 2
« on: April 02, 2013, 0129 UTC »
0126Z 35232 S5 Talking about servers (of the computer variety). ID "Red Mercury Labs" + email.  
0128Z Off air

Sangean ATS-909X with Wellbrook ALA1530S+ loop

0107Z 45444 S8 38 Special "Rockin' Into The Night"
0108Z 45444 S8 Pink Floyd "Hey You"
0113Z 45444 S8 The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
0121Z 45444 S8 Billy Squier "In The Dark"
0125Z 45444 S8 Op is giving shoutouts as well as signing off. One more tune coming up.
0127Z 45444 S8 ID
0128Z 45444 S8 STYX "Renegade"
0132Z 45444 S8 Bud Light - Renegade Radio ad. Well done.
0133Z Off air.
0133Z Redhat from X-FM Shortwave complimenting Renegade on the show.

Perseus SDR with Wellbrook ALA1530S+ loop

According to RTI, only 15440 to NAm from 2200 to 2300Z.

6115 is 0300-0400Z.

15440 is 45344 S9 here at 2235Z.

Perseus SDR with Wellbrook ALA1530S+ loop

General Radio Discussion / Re: A*C*E Bulletins
« on: March 31, 2013, 2116 UTC »
Looked at a few of these and these are really great. I started listening in 1988 and wish I would've had them back then. Would love to see the ones from 1988-1993.

(BTW: ACE03-93.pdf is really March 1995).

Thanks a ton for doing this.

In Sept 1993, they mention the old WRNO on 7355 & 7395, and 15420.  :'(

Wha? 15880?? Not near rcvr. Nuts.

Spy Numbers / Re: V07; 15874 USB; 31 March 2013 @ 0120Z
« on: March 31, 2013, 1845 UTC »
Hi Skeezix, Token's the man when it comes to this station and it's broadcasting habits. 

He knows a ton and freely teaches us all a thing or three. Nothing short of invaluable.

Last night (this morning, whatever you would call it, March 31, 2012, 0100 UTC) V07 sent a null message, no data.  When this family of stations sends a null it only sends 2 transmissions.  So it was on the air at 0100z on 18074 kHz, and at 0120z on 15874 kHz.  But it did not transmit at 0140z on 14374 kHz, as it would have if there had been a full message.

Ha. Figures.  :)

And thanks for that rather nice list of stuff in the other thread of current active numbers stations. While I already have the links, its nice to have it verified plus the swell list of stations suspected to still be active. Really want to pick up some E, G or S stations from my location. Used to be able to back in the late 80's - early 90's. These days, all I can get is ol' Pedro, and frankly, he bores me. The messages take way too long with that digital mode in there. I guess thats security through frustration.

Spy Numbers / Re: V07; 15874 USB; 31 March 2013 @ 0120Z
« on: March 31, 2013, 1433 UTC »
Did you try listening at 0140Z? I tried on 14374 & 13968, but heard nothing.

I didn't try at 0100 & 0120Z (forgot about it until around 0135Z).

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Firedrakes Mar 30, 2013 1420Z-1535Z
« on: March 30, 2013, 1955 UTC »
According to http://www.satdirectory.com/firedrake.html, they say that Chinasat 6B delivers the audio to the jamming sites. This would be consistent with hearing exactly the same audio on all of their transmitters.

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Firedrakes Mar 30, 2013 1420Z-1535Z
« on: March 30, 2013, 1920 UTC »
Mum is the word.

I've also been trying to hear the Voice of Tibet, but so far have yet to hear them. The more elusive they are (or, more specifically, the more they're jammed), the more my curiosity is piqued. But only to a limit with them... they broadcast in Chinese and I only know one word: bing = disease (got that in a fortune cookie).

Token has a couple of great images he posted in another thread of spectrum over about 4.5 MHz of when the Firedrakes come on.

Word on street has it that the Chinese listen to the freqs and if there's a VoT broadcast, then they fire up their transmitters. Looking at Token's second image (since it was at the same time of my loggings in this thread), only 13530 looks like it may have had something on before it. And that was weak at his location.

Looked up 13530 at http://www.short-wave.info and they list Sound of Hope on there from 2000 to 1700Z. But, with 100W non-directional transmitters. Then looked them up on all freqs and they have a lot of 100W non-dir broadcasts. Unless the sun helps our F2 layer, not going to count on hearing them whether or not they're jammed. They also have some broadcasts at 100 kW and 300 kW going to the NW. Perhaps a chance of hearing those. Not giving up on the 100W ones, as that may be generic info to fill in something unknown or they may find another transmitter. Perhaps they can borrow Wolverine's...  ;)

Utility / Re: Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
« on: March 30, 2013, 1747 UTC »
Thanks Token, those are great images, especially the one from today which I also logged and compared to yours. You heard a couple that I didn't.

Have noticed the audio being synchronized (when listening on multiple receivers), but never was able to catch them as they started. Also reinforces the point to keep searching even after several have come on.

What did you use to record that wide of a spectrum?

1734Z 25342 S5 Not real strong, but can hear talking followed by music.

Shortwave Broadcast / Firedrakes Mar 30, 2013 1420Z-1535Z
« on: March 30, 2013, 1425 UTC »
1420Z 15400 kHz 35433 S7
1430Z Off air

No other Firedrakes found 9-22 MHz 1420Z-1430Z

1434Z 15870 kHz 15431 S5 Very weak, just above the noise.
1434Z 15800 kHz 15431 S5 Very weak, just above the noise.
1438Z 14980 kHz 25432 S6
1438Z 14750 kHz 45544 S9+ Nice & strong.  Bandwidth looks to be about 16 kHz.
1440Z 13970 kHz 35333 S8
1441Z 13530 kHz 45433 S9
1442Z 13130 kHz 45434 S9+

All off at 1500Z.

No other Firedrakes found 10-22 MHz 1430Z-1445Z

None found 12-22 MHz 1500-1530Z

1535Z 15485 kHz 25332 S5

No other Firedrakes found 10-22 MHz 1530Z-1550Z

Perseus SDR with Wellbrook ALA1530S+ loop

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