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North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6940 AM 0040 UTC 31Oct15
« on: October 31, 2015, 0044 UTC »
just caught the last 1/2 minute of an unid song at S7, then 0041 off

0052 Scottie 1 from EE

0058 Scottie 1 from AR

cupla boogered up images came thru here

0104 Scottie 1 de AR

0107 Scottie 1 poor quality image capped

0109 de AR

0117 AR ID, shout to EE, SS Banner

0124 Robot 24

Thanks guys!

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6960 USB 0042 UTC 30Oct15
« on: October 30, 2015, 0043 UTC »
0042 scary noises on 6959.6ish
0046 off


Huh? / Help with phantom critter
« on: October 26, 2015, 1403 UTC »
Had to travel out of town the last 2 weekends.  When I returned from the first trip, the ferrite NDB loop was not working upon my return, and an autopsy revealed that an electrolytic cap had exploded inside the loop head.  Although it was new and very conservatively rated for both temp and voltage, it crapped out, possibly due to a hard freeze we had that weekend.  No biggy, shit happens, and it was an easy repair.

Upon firing up the loop after the 2nd trip, everything seemed fine on the power-CPU-stepper side of the loop, but there was no RF output.  A 2nd autopsy revealed that all 5 wires coming back from the winding on the ferrite rod had apparently been chewed through multiple times.  This includes the ground from the winding center tap, which was a length of shield from an RG174 coax.  A large percentage of the litz wire serving was missing.

This really creeps me out because the entire assembly is absolutely sealed and waterproofed.  All cable entries are via sealed cord grips, and the loop proper is contained in a waterproof PVC housing, mated to the enclosure via a PVC bulkhead fitting.  There is no point of entry for a critter, guaranteed.

What am I dealing with here? 

My only conclusion is that I have been attacked by a Quantum Mouse.  Even my trusty mouser jDog is scratching her head over this.

0035 Scottie 1

0037 Scottie 1

0039 Scottie 1

0041 Scottie 1

S7 and sounding good!

0019 Playing "New Toy" (oh-eeh-oh) for some caller - TY!
0027 call DW on the Red Bunker Phone at xxx-xxx-xxxx
0029 everybody's shy, so 73

Thanks; interesting...

North American Shortwave Pirate / KVR 6929 CW 2346 UTC 20Oct15
« on: October 20, 2015, 2353 UTC »

Sent a cupla times in heavy pesc QRM


And again at 0005

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 CW 2145 UTC 13Oct15
« on: October 13, 2015, 2155 UTC »
Some QRM here, but tent copy of "CQ CQ DE KVR 5W QRP TEST"

North American Shortwave Pirate / BID Radio 6965 AM 0003 UTC 13Oct15
« on: October 13, 2015, 0003 UTC »
0002 LP - Burn It Down
0005 ID, playing some light mx 2nite while testing the gear
0015 now at the noise floor
0019 slight comeback w/ Spanish-flavored guitar
0021 BID ID over Linkin Park, Cliffs of Dover
0051 has been playing a long block of relaxing instrumentals

S8 here, and very nice audio; thanks BID!
Nice mx to melt solder by.

0124 "Audio test 1 2" at S7 by a very familiar voice
0125 again, a bit stronger
0127 op lamenting the OTHR, which was very strong here
0130 now into mx
0134 AR ID, addy, Doors - "The Crystal Ship" -- props are getting real unstable real quick
0140 now at the noise floor, JBA

Thanks AR!

2335 o/c @ S5
2341 starting to hear dance mx - signal gradually building, with more than occas pesc QRM on the LSB
2344 Liquid Radioooo ID
0005 Props starting to fall apart: what new?
0007 LR ID, and back to the mx
0023 extended OM ann, poss live, but was in a deep fade and couldn't make this out
0042 good audio once again with a little bounce back to S7
0105 WWRB FM Liquid Radio ID, and right back to mx
0118 off

Thanks Liquid!

OM talk about some radio technology with a fair signal

0037 Guess Who - American Woman, BOC - Reaper
0045 YL ID, Free - All Right Now
0053 ID, GH - My Sweet Lord, J Walsh - Rocky Mtn Way
0104 ID and s/off

S6 on peaks, with fading and ute QRM
Thanks CCC!

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 0159 UTC 7Oct15
« on: October 07, 2015, 0204 UTC »
CCR - "Playing in a Travelling Band" and off

SIO 243 here

There were several (maybe 3?) frames sent sequentially around this time, and the signal strength increased dramatically throughout the TX period.  MMSSTV capped what appears to be the last frame, Scottie DX @ 1112z:

Thanks AR!

0009 o/c @ S9
0013 T4F - "Everybody Wants 2 Rule the World"
0017 LR ID
0019 SAC - "Incense and Peppermints"
0022 ID, Asia - "Heat of the Moment", FOS - "I Ran"
0031 ID, Europe - "The Final Countdown"
0037 ID, BC - "Inna Big Country"
0041 ID, AC - "Poison"
0045 From S9 to S2 and no audio in seconds flat (weak carrier still visible at + 0.150)

Better in general than last nite when I didn't hear squat of your signal, but still deep rollercoaster fades tonite.
Thanks LR!

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