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0124 UTC "You're My Best Friend"-Queen (S5 peaks and solid!)
0127 UTC OM with ID "CHIL World Radio", into "American Pie"-Don McClean (end cut off)
0133 UTC OM with ID, into unid funky soul music with lyrics of "I Miss My Baby"
0139 UTC OM with ID over the song
0145 UTC OM with ID over the intro to "I Feel Love"?, segue into "Paint It Black"-Rolling Stones
0149 UTC OM with ID, into "Don't Bring Me Down"-ELO
0153 UTC "Hold the Line"-Toto

Time to hit the sack...thanks for the broadcast CHIL!

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0038 UTC "Who Are You"-The Who (S7 and solid above the noise)
0042 UTC Unid movie theme sounding song
0045 UTC OM with "You're listening to W-A-N-K-The Wanker, followed by Fred Flintstone Winston cigarette commercial
0046 UTC "What's Going On"-cover version, segue into "Substitute"-The Who
0049 UTC "What's Going On"-techno dance cover version segue into unid funky music
0051 UTC OM DJ with "Hey Hey W-A-N-K", into "The Kids Are Alright"-The Who
0054 UTC Frito Bandito commercial, followed by an odd version of "Ghostbusters", then Chinese Baby
0056 UTC "Going Mobile"-The Who
0105 UTC Had a phone call and came back to "Eminence Front"-The Who still at S7
0110 UTC OFF

Thanks for The Who! Time to listen back on the recording to the 9 minutes I missed.  8)

Got my years worth of Yodeling on the playback...LOL! Now about that ID....is it The Wanker or The Anchor?  :-\

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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 2127 UTC 25 MAY 2022
« on: May 25, 2022, 2129 UTC »
2127 UTC Music at the noise floor here...hard to tell, but maybe a country tune? OM singer
2131 UTC OFF or faded out?
2132 UTC Music back up again with unid country tune OM singer
2139 UTC OM speaking but nada on the copy...could be a spoken word intro to a song?
2144 UTC Faded up a bit...mention of Alabama and Neil Young
2145 UTC Faded out
2150 UTC Signal picked up nicely but there are xmsn breaks, or possibly propagational glitches

Thanks for the Drive-By Truckers whoever! No ID heard...here's a link to my recording from 2128-2158 UTC:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pURxBkxF5J-bWs5uoi3ld7xjP2F7Q9xr/view?usp=sharing

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QSLs Received / Re: Commercial Radio eQSL for 21 MAY 2022
« on: May 25, 2022, 0007 UTC »
Also received the updated version....thanks for the link to the archive!  :)

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2334 UTC Tuned in to "Dream On"-Aerosmith (S9 and solid!) in progress, into "Same Old Song & Dance"-Aerosmith
2339 UTC "Sweet Emotion"-Aerosmith
2342 UTC "Walk This Way"-Aerosmith
2345 UTC "Last Child"-Aerosmith
2349 UTC "Back In the Saddle"-Aerosmith
2353 UTC OM with ID "Wolfman Jack on the ? Radio Network", into "Draw the Line"-Aerosmith
0000 UTC OM with "Wolf Man Jack", into "Come Together"-Aerosmith
0008 UTC OM with "Wolfman Jack on the Big Hairy Network
0030 UTC Still rock solid!
0038 UTC OFF

Thanks for the tunes Wolfman!

Here's the ID at 2353 UTC- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dgrlC6yKjMfR_8wZAQSHuPSMMcm4ZDTM/view?usp=sharing

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Shortwave Pirate / Sycko Radio 9913 USB 0025 UTC 24 MAY 2022
« on: May 24, 2022, 0026 UTC »
0025 UTC An electro-swing tune I have heard but don't know the name
(Signal is hitting S5 peaks with a low noise floor this evening)
0027 UTC Another electro-swing tune with OM DJ talking over the song with "Ahhh Radio....I'll tell you what...it works better with the antenna connected...I have a cage antenna...about 30 foot in the air"
0035 UTC Another unid electro-swing tune
0037 UTC Waterfall image (Did not have Easypal on)
0040 UTC Another unid electro-swing tune
(0045 UTC Signal dropped down a little....not moving the S-meter here, but solid!)
0046 UTC Another unid electro-swing tune
0048 UTC Another unid electro-swing tune (Signal up S3 now)
0050 UTC OM DJ says gonna play something else
0051 UTC Country song parody about "I was stoned and I missed it"
0054 UTC "Right Place Wrong Time"-Dr John
0057 UTC Waterfall image, into "Abracadabra"-Steve Miller Band

0103 UTC Waterfall image followed by sound effects and "Children of the Sun"-Billy Thorpe

0110 UTC "I Can't Go For That"-Hall & Oates
0115 UTC Waterfall image followed by "The Confessor"-Joe Walsh

0122 UTC "A Life of Illusion"-Joe Walsh
(0124 UTC A couple of fades to the noise floor)
0125 UTC Waterfall image (I missed the first part), into "Sunglasses at Night"-Corey Hart

0129 UTC Mr Sycko on the microphone...(signal is almost at the noise floor now)
0130 UTC "Moving In Stereo"-The Cars (At or just above the noise floor on a very quiet band)
0134 UTC Faded out
0135 UTC Waterfall image with names....(Thanks for the waterfall shoutout!), into "Lunatic Fringe"-Tom Cochran

0140 UTC Faded out  :( (I stopped recording)
0144 UTC Signal recovered a bit...rock tune I don't recognize
0148 UTC "Who Can It Be Now"-Men At Work (threshold)
0153 UTC "Every Breath You Take"-The Police (signal fading in and out)
0155 UTC OFF

Thanks for the evening entertainment Mr. Sycko!  8)

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QSLs Received / ION Radio 5th Anniversary eQSL
« on: May 23, 2022, 1833 UTC »
Thank you ION Radio for 5 years of good tunes, great audio, and a top shelf QSL policy!  :)


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QSLs Received / Commercial Radio eQSL for 21 MAY 2022
« on: May 23, 2022, 1110 UTC »
Thank you very much and a tip of the hat to Reynard the Fox for this most welcome but unexpected eQSL!  8)


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0049 UTC "Jack and Diane"-John Cougar Mellencamp (Just tuned in....had been unplugged until the T-storms passed)
0050 UTC OM DJ with advert for the Wearhouse? followed by YL with advert
0052 UTC "Don't Bring Me Down"-ELO (Signal is S7 solid amidst high storm static)
0059 UTC OM with mention of "690", into "Eye of the Tiger"-Survivor
0117 UTC OM with ID "You're listening to WANK..The Wanker, then OFF

Thanks for the relay of the old XETRA!

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1957 UTC Music Box IS
2000 UTC OM with "This is ION Radio AM mode shortwave, music, repeat ID's, followed by an old time acoustic blues guitar-OM tune-OM singer
(S8 here with light fading and excellent audio...I'm going to kick back and listen with the recorder running rather than try to describe the song titles without Shazam (unless I know the tune!). One for the archives here  8) )
2006 UTC YL with "India Oscar November...This is ION Radio", into more Delta blues music
2009 UTC "Sweet Home Chicago"
2012 UTC OM DJ chatting about 5th Anniversary and the blues, into electric blues guitar tune-OM singer
2017 UTC OM singer with some funky slide guitar
2023 UTC OM DJ chatting...playlist...special broadcast...eQSL for reports...more blues
2033 UTC "Georgia On My Mind"-instrumental
2037 UTC OM DJ chatting about the Peter Frampton Band
2050 UTC OM DJ chatting about the Eric Clapton songs...eQSL for reports to ionradioshortwave@gmail.com
2051 UTC Ronald Reagan jokes....3 legged chicken...communications...Soviet Union
2057 UTC OM DJ chatting about next bluegrass songs by Steve 'N' Seagulls
2107 UTC OM with ID and email address then playlist
2108 UTC Unid song-YL singer (Getting some nice S9+ peaks now)
2115 UTC OM DJ chatting about modern "swing"/electroswing tunes played and next up some Country Western
2122 UTC OM DJ with chat rundown of country songs played...grew up in the 70's
2123 UTC "Last Song"-Edwin Bear
2126 UTC "Stumblin In"-Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro
2130 UTC OM DJ chat ....going to end it up with a couple of classic rock songs....not a live show...prerecorded
2132 UTC "Toys In the Attic"-Aerosmith
2135 UTC "War Pigs"-Black Sabbath
2143 UTC OM DJ chatting...5th anniversary....thanks to HFU...email address...going to sign off...instrumental music and YL with ID sign off spot
2146 UTC OFF

Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary ION! Enjoyed the show and wish you the best for the next 5 years too!  :)

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QSLs Received / Re: Solid Rock Radio eQSL
« on: May 22, 2022, 1629 UTC »
Also received the same eQSL here...THANKS!  8)


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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 1534 UTC 22 MAY 2022
« on: May 22, 2022, 1541 UTC »
1539 UTC Strong S9 carrier but modulation is low....jazzy instrumental music
1558 UTC A bit of a hum but otherwise the audio is excellent with nice bottom end
(I believe this is the AM station on 6925 earlier today that QRT'd because of the co-channel USB station)
1602 UTC Modulation is much better now!
1630 UTC Unid R&B tune...signal has dropped down a little bit and the fading is moderate now.
(Went to make some quick lunch and when I came back at 1638 UTC the station had QRT'd

Thanks for the laid back tunes this early afternoon!

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 9913.04 USB 0010 UTC 22 May 2022
« on: May 22, 2022, 1531 UTC »
Here's a link to my recording from 0106-0201 UTC:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EbsNCQjrlrpEBe0COKFK095DPANMzlhC/view?usp=sharing

Here's a link to the CW over the music at 0150 UTC...I isolated it and slowed it down in Audacity and it decodes to (??? WANDAWIRE)..can't decode the first few letters. "WANDAWIRE" part was confirmed last night in the Discord chat room.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gJdc75bgV9BNzx8OAu-ayMMjlivrfKEL/view?usp=sharing

Would very much appreciate a correct ID for this! An eQSL would be most welcome also!

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 USB 1148 UTC 22 MAY 2022
« on: May 22, 2022, 1158 UTC »
There was an AM station strong here until 1156 UTC, but it QRT'd and now I hear a pop tune right at or just above the noise floor in USB
1200 UTC Different pop song...OM singer
1208 UTC Signal is still at noise floor level...hard to tell the genre but it does sounds like modern country pop
1222 UTC Signal picked up a bit...now above the noise with a Country tune OM singer
1233 UTC Signal has faded down to the noise floor again....still hearing music YL singer at 1234 UTC
1237 UTC Deep in the noise now

Thanks for the Sunday morning country music whoever!

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 1152 UTC 22 MAY 2022
« on: May 22, 2022, 1157 UTC »
1154 UTC I have the AM station here with an unid easy listening song.
1156 UTC OFF but now I'm hearing a weaker USB station also

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