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with a religious sermon
0035 off

2325 Knack - "My Sharona"
2326 ID over mx "Summer Breeze" cover; thanks!

Presuming CCC; quite weak here.

2326 "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
2329 "Burning Down the House"
2332 off w/ no ID heard

Only around an S4, but the mx is coming thru OK

North American Shortwave Pirate / CYOT 6940 AM 0035 UTC 15Sep15
« on: September 15, 2015, 0035 UTC »
0035 Just signing on w/ CW IDs and coyotes yipping
0038 OM ann that this was a test tx (new antenna and amp) and will not be doing a regular show
0039 off
0040 test transmission for circuit adjustment purpose announcement once again
S8 and sounding very good here, CYOT.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Liquid Radio 6925 AM *0006 UTC 15Sep15
« on: September 15, 2015, 0007 UTC »
0006 Dance mx on + .170, SIO 232
0013 tent LR ID then a song w/ lyrics
0018 someone testing now on 6925.1 AM
0022 kinda sounds like Peter Gabriel "Big Time" ?  --  some big time fading now for sure
0028 LR ID, dance track w/ YL vocaliste
0045 Boys Don't Cry - "I Wanna Be a Cowboy"
0048 LR ID, D2 - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
0055 ID, Tears 4 Fears - "Head Over Heels", REM - "End of the World"
0102 Peter Schilling - "Major Tom"  --  just barely audible now

Thanks for the show!

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6950 USB 0016 UTC 13Sep15
« on: September 13, 2015, 0017 UTC »
On for a short time w/ a frag of Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do" and OP (?) singing (?) over it

S7 here

weak here with mx

0010 CCC ID
0033 Manfred Mann - "Ooh Wa Ditty Ditty" under heavy pesc QRM

Thanks CCC!

Other / Link-11 6925.5 kHz 2330 UTC 12Sep15
« on: September 12, 2015, 2331 UTC »
Rarely heard here, and seems 2B peaking now with approaching SS, poss GL?

2355 fading out now

Equipment / All USB Ports are not created equal
« on: September 08, 2015, 1720 UTC »
at least on a laptop...

I learned an important lesson today, and maybe it might be of use or interest to others.

Today I installed the remotely tuned NDB loop outdoors, and began testing.  Tuning the loop requires communicating with the loop server SBC via a long network cable.  Here I use a CAT5 cable for the long haul, with a pair of USB to CAT5 adapters (and vice versa) at each end, one at the computer and one at the loop.  I anticipated some possible noise issues, but nothing like what I encountered.  The noise floor was about 20dB higher than what I would like to see, and I had intermittent communication problems which I had not noted when testing in the basement.  The communication link would unexpectedly lockup for no apparent reason, and the controller program on the PC would hang and become non-responsive.

I added the obligatory 5 pounds of ferrite to the system without much luck.

The fix was rather simple, and almost embarrassing to say.  For this first test, I plugged the USB adapter into the most convenient port, which was the USB port right next to the laptop power adapter socket.  It turns out that this USB port is just full of noise from the laptop switching power supply which was being communicated to the loop.  It is also likely that the switcher noise was causing the local USB to CAT5 adapter to misbehave.

Moving the adapter to another USB port solved the problem, almost in entirety.  There is still some spurious junk being picked up by the loop, but we will work on that in the future.

Bottom line is: choose your USB ports with care, and test them all for best noise performance.  While you may not have a USB connected antenna, it is possible that a noisy port may be corrupting a sensitive outboard device such as a USB sound card or SDR.

0226 The Tubes - "Talk to ya Later"
0230 some unid power ballad?
0235 Wings - "Jet"
0242 Who - "Magic Bus"
0245 LR ID
0250 think I'm hearing Yes - "Leave It" ??  --  signal just about gone now

Very fady on a band that seems ready to crap out.
Thanks LR!

Liquid Radio presumed?

0144 Hearing mx through some vicious storm QRN - "I Want 2B Sedated"
0148 heard OM say "rock and roll radio"?, "Rock and Roll Radio"
0159 S8 now, and above the noise w/ an unid tune
0209 "End of the World"
0217 "Land of Confusion"
0222 off

SIO 332 to 334, drifting downwards in freq considerably

Thanks for the show!

North American Shortwave Pirate / TCS via TCSRN 6850 USB 0012 UTC 7Sep15
« on: September 07, 2015, 0013 UTC »
"The Beat Goes On"

0012 "The Beat Goes On" intermittently at S6
0016 "Black is Black"
0019 ID, "Glad All Over"
0030 ID, Herman's Hermits" - "Henery VIII", Wayne Fontana - "Game of Love", "Love Potion #9", "Lil Red Riding Hood"
0046 Stone Poneys - "Different Drum", TCS ID, addy, Donner Pass Diner commx, "The Letter"
0104 eBeastiality.com spot, "What's New, Pussycat?", "Hungry", "California Dreaming", "Valleri"
0120 "The Flower Girl", "To Sir With Love", "Never My Love"  --  Ioway storm QRN becoming loud now
0138 off abruptly

Thanks TCS and Relay!

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6940 AM 2328 UTC 6Sep15
« on: September 06, 2015, 2328 UTC »
2327 "Lime in de Coconut"  SIO 232
2330 unid tune - carib rhythm kinda like a compas
2333 another unid track - up to > S8 now
2336 carrier break, and back with another tune sung by a crooner w/ a big band backup
2339 seems off now


North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6965 AM 0137 UTC 5Sep15
« on: September 05, 2015, 0139 UTC »
0137 Hearing music here weakly
0139 off

'bout as S5

North American Shortwave Pirate / Liquid Radio 6925 AM 0125 UTC 5Sep15
« on: September 05, 2015, 0128 UTC »
0125 dance mx
0127 ID, and back to mx
0156 The music is just pounding in here at S9, although some heavy selective fading has commenced
0200 WWRB - Liquid Radio IDs

S7 initially, sounding good, and thanks LR!

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