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Signal picking up now...S3 with slight fade and a high noise level at 2150 UTC. Music sounds fine, but the announcer is still partial copy. Nice to hear this every evening! Looking forward to the planned programming :)

Still an hour and a half before sunset and I'm getting audio here just above noise level! If prop is good this evening, should be good copy later! :)
2118 UTC Signal picking up now with man announcer then "God Only Knows"-Beach Boys
2310 UTC Nice S5 here now, mostly above the noise with Laser Hot Hits  :)

QSLs Received / Radio Redskin eQSL
« on: October 11, 2014, 1433 UTC »
This just popped into my mailbox! Thanks Radio Redskin op!!! Awesome graphics!

QSLs Received / PBS Underground
« on: October 08, 2014, 2155 UTC »
I received this sort of verification statement from PBS Underground via a personal message through the HFU yesterday! I had sent a report to the email address given during the broadcast and then resent the report a few months later via a personal message to the op using the HFU. Thanks Dr. Rock! Nice to know you check in on us now and then....hopefully we can hear some more of the PBS Underground some day! :)

Hello Skipmuck! 
Thank you for the QSL report, and I deeply apologize it took this long to get back to you. Judging by your detailed report, we take it you received us quite well. PBSU would like to thank you for your sinpo, and exact detailed recollection of our may 6th 2014 broadcast of "Dr. Rock". Funding is recieved from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and listeners like you, Thank You!

Have had a carrier since just after 2100 UTC, now I'm getting threshold audio rising up above the noise floor at 2125 UTC. Still too weak to ID songs, though. Sunset is around 2223 UTC here today.
Hmmm...The carrier seems to have disappeared at 2140 UTC check ???
0001 UTC I guess the Magic op is taking a night off >:(

Huh? / Paul Revere (Paul Revere and the Raiders) dead at 76
« on: October 06, 2014, 0239 UTC »
Paul Revere, leader of the 1960s rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders, died Saturday at his home in Idaho, the band's website reported. He was 76.

Revere -- whose birth name was Paul Revere Dick, according to a biography on the Internet Movie Database -- was frontman for the band that often performed in three-cornered hats and other clothing harking back to the American Revolution.

Revere was born in Nebraska and played in bands in Idaho and Oregon, according to a tribute on the band website written by Roger Hart, who managed the group in the early days. Hart said he took the band to Hollywood and signed them to a deal with CBS/Columbia Records.

The band recorded a string of hits in the 1960s and early 1970s, including "Kicks," "Hungry" and "Indian Reservation." Revere, the band's organist, had a hyperactive effervescent stage personality and came to be known as "the madman of rock 'n' roll."

In a tribute on the band's website, a fan remembered seeing the band for the first time.

"My dad took me to a Paul Revere and the Raiders concert in Buffalo NY in April of 1967," she wrote. "I think other than the male acts he was the ONLY man there. He said he was deaf for a week afterward, but he admitted he'd enjoyed the show and the Raiders. The Raiders were always fun and in good taste, parents didn't have to worry."

The band's fame grew as the Raiders appeared on "Dick Clark's American Bandstand," "Where the Action Is," the "Ed Sullivan Show," the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and even the "Batman" television show, Hart wrote.

Revere recognized his debt to Clark. In a CNN.com story, Revere wrote about seeing his mentor six weeks before Clark's death in 2012.

"I gave him a hug and told him everything I have and everything I am I owe to him," Revere wrote.

The band became a fixture on the oldies circuit in later years and had a tour scheduled to start in November.

Revere's cause of death was not disclosed, but Hart said Revere died "peacefully."

Besides Revere, the original Raiders included Mark Lindsay, Phil Volk, Drake Levin and Mike Smith, the website said. Levin and Smith have died.

Nonstop tunes from 2235 UTC including tunes by Don McClean, Doobie Brothers, Eagle, Steely Dan, Gerry Rafferty. Only ID heard was at 2320 UTC. Nice S5-S7 signal with fading almost at level with Magic Int'l on 6205
2330 UTC Carole King, then Boz Scaggs
0003 UTC OFF
Thanks for the test Radio Nova! Hope to hear you again soon :)

The outskirts of the 49 meter band is opening up now to the east coast of North America and first up for the evening is Laser Hot Hits being relayed by Radio Magic Int'l at 2145 UTC tune in with signal fading in and out of the noise floor . I received a very nice email from the team at Magic and they said that they would be on 6205 this evening because some other free radio stations would be using 6200 today. They plan on continuing relays of Laser Hot Hits in addition to their own programming, as well as possible relays of other European operators in the near future. Details are forthcoming and a LOT OF WORK is going into making all this happen. A website is in the works, the technicals are being worked on, with a possible station name change. Reception reports are going to be most welcome, but it will be a couple of weeks before everything is in place, so listeners are asked to be patient for a little bit longer :) The Magic team is definitely NOT trying to be elusive...it takes a lot of hard work to get this thing going and the station plans on being very interactive with the listeners. The Magic team has made it quite clear that the listeners are very much appreciated and that they need a bit of time so as not to get overwhelmed...reception reports will be verified with eQSL's in the next few weeks, so hang onto your hat and give the Magic team a chance to finish up the details. A formal announcement from the Magic team will be forthcoming shortly! :)
2200 UTC Signal is up to S3 now and if conditions are like last night, reception should be really great tonight!

One last check before I hit the sack and Laser "live" is S8 here at 0220 UTC :)

Black Arrow here with S7 peaks and superb audio at 1345 UTC.  Music booming in, and great copy on announcements between fades. Close down after Small Faces tune at 1358 UTC. Very happy to finally get a solid logging! Thanks Mr BA!!! :)

It's 2141 UTC and the 49 meter band is starting to open up for Europe. I'm hearing 6200 KHZ fading in and out of the noise floor with music.
2200 UTC Signal up to S5 here with great audio...some fading.
2220 UTC Solid S7 now with fairly good copy on announcements. Wish I was more up to date on the European popular music scene :-[
(The Laser Hot Hits announcer talks really fast :D Lots of shoutouts between songs to listeners! Also IDing as Laser Hot Hits INTERNATIONAL :)
2235 UTC "Love Train"-O'Jays
2238 UTC "Boys of Summer"-Don Henley
(There, that's 2 songs in a row this old timer ID'd)
2340 UTC Just checked back in and signal seems to have dropped a bit into the noise with more fading than before, but still quite listenable at S5 peaks
2347 UTC "My Sharona"-The Knack
2352 UTC "Why Can't We Be Friends"-War
0028 UTC "Losing My Religion"-REM
0211 UTC Signal is amazing right now! Solid S9 with 100% copy of LHH DJ's talk! Song at 0213 UTC is like a local now. NICE!
(A quick check of the NOAA prop conditions show that the sun has quieted down rather nicely!)
Time to hit the sack....thanks for the LHH relay today RMI!!! It is appreciated :)

I'm getting a bit of dance music at 1333 UTC fading in and out of the band noise here....
I finished posting the above comment, and then it was gone :'(

Fairly strong signal here playing mostly European pop tunes with ID's since 2234 UTC. Still going at 2312 UTC. No email address given yet
2319 UTC "Message In A Bottle"-Police
2322 UTC "Stuck On You"-Lionel Ritchie
2340 UTC The static is getting rather heavy here....must be a storm brewing somewhere. Signal not quite as good as earlier.

« on: September 21, 2014, 1105 UTC »
Thanks KCPR! Now I have a good excuse to put a picture of Stevie Nicks on my pirate radio room "Wall of Fame" ;D Much appreciated!
(Drawing by Albanian born artist Ylli Haruni)

Somebody just came on after Wolverine. Sounds like a parody of Hotel California!
CW at 0236 UTC then some ragtime? music.
KCPR from other postings!
0238 UTC Ladies Night-Kool & the Gang
0241 UTC Turn, Turn, Turn Lady vocalist...Judy Collins?
0247 UTC Georgy Girl-Seekers
( The best I've ever heard you KCPR op!!! Nice S7 here in Western MA above the noise :) )
Hmmm...the theme seems to be Ladies Night...songs by the Ladies tonight KCPR? Nice :)
0303 UTC KCPR-CW ID, then once again..."Ladies Night"-Kool & the Gang (That answers my question!)
0307 UTC Man announcer with ID/email, then SSTV (I can't decode these :-[)
(Thanks for capping off a great evening of Free Radio entertainment tonight! Thanks KCPR!)

« on: September 20, 2014, 2111 UTC »
Special thanks for this ROR!!! ;D I appreciated you taking my request for this show! Hope all is well and looking forward to hearing you again soon! :)

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