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QSLs Received / Re: WWV 25 Mhz QSL
« on: May 12, 2014, 1650 UTC »

Great job! Thanks for the report!  ;D

Equipment / Re: Tips on broomstick receiving antenna
« on: May 02, 2014, 1546 UTC »
I bought a "Magic Stick" antenna from Ebay for $15, about a year ago for camping trips.  It works suprisingly well, and supposedly has some extra circuitry inside besides the wound up wire on a stick.  Never opened it up to see inside, though.   

HF Beacons / Re: "UFO" morse beacon on 8001 khz
« on: May 01, 2014, 0351 UTC »
Someone else reported hearing "S" on the same frequency.  Interesting...

Very relaxing... Much enjoyed! Thanks BOR!!     ;D

Equipment / Wellbrook ALA-1530 Magnetic Loop Antenna
« on: April 26, 2014, 0155 UTC »
Well, the Eham.com reviews were on point; this thing is incredible.  It's got my noise floor down to zero from a steady S7 or higher, and nothing but radio signals pouring in. It's installed on the roof of my house with a rotor at about 10' elevation. Expensive, but well worth it to a shortwave obsessed person such at myself.     ;D

Thanks for the heads-up!

hahah yeah it's freaky funky fresh!

Sounding crisp and clear here in southern CA.  S6 to S7 with some fading.  Great music, though! Thanks KCPR, for the show!  

Aaaaaaaaand once again I mess up the SSTV...

North American Shortwave Pirate / KCPR 6925 USB 0245 UTC
« on: April 17, 2014, 0251 UTC »
Great sounding station, booming in at S9+30 here in SoCal.  No ID yet...  ;D

0315 KCPR ID after sstv that I failed to decode.

Awesome show, though! Thanks!

General Radio Discussion / Re: Predicting the 6925 skip zone
« on: April 16, 2014, 1457 UTC »
Yes, please!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6930 USB unID 0100z 4/13/14
« on: April 12, 2014, 0509 UTC »

Equipment / Re: Timewave ANC-4 Noise Cancelling Antenna
« on: April 11, 2014, 1409 UTC »
I used a coax fed basic homemade fm receiving antenna since it seemed to be the easiest design for what I had laying around the house.  I actually found a video on youtube about how to put it all together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjTshXYsRss  
I have a lot of power lines surrounding my house, so this seemed like a good idea.  The coax feed line may have been a bit long (about 25 feet), but it works.  The dipole portion of the antenna was a 10' piece of RG-58 I had laying around, five feet on each side of the feed line.  The instructions that came with the ANC-4 say to keep the dipole as small as possible, about 6 feet on either side, if I remember correctly.  I just took it a step further and made it a bit smaller.  Also, when searching for the resting spot for the noise sensing antenna, it's important not to place it at such a height that it will pick up the same signal that you want to listen to.  Mine ended up right outside the window of my shack, in plain view of all the power lines and my neighbor's bedroom window where she keeps her noisy tv, so most of that 25' of coax feed really just got zip tied up. So, just in view of the noise source is a good idea; ya don't wanna null out the good stuff.  It took a good hour or so of trying to find the right placement, it's worth it to be patient.  

Nice. Getting it on my FRG-7 right now. Thanks for coming back on!

Booming signal here.  S=9+10  
Sounds like a repeat of CoolAM's relay show from last night.  
Much better signal this time, but still sounds like two shows playing at once.  

Sounds like CoolAM show stopped. One program going by itself now.  0350

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