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2023 Music box IS then ION ID into music.
2034 ID into "Born In The USA". S8 peaks, decent reception.
2051 "Living In America".

2045 NH SDR AB1KW, Godfather theme followed by movie soundtracks? S7 at times with good audio but faded down some. Fair copy right now.

2032 Been listening for about 15 minutes, Grateful Dead tunes. Weak signal but defiantly The Dead.  :)
2106 "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover". S6 peaks
2121 "Kodachrome".   :) :)
2127 "Slip Sliding Away". Nice S9 peaks now with deep fades.
2135 Sudden nose dive in signal, spotty carrier only now.

2332 ID ION Radio into David Gilmor "Raise my Rent"
2338 ID. Good reception on K3fef SDR IN PA, S9+10

2112 WMR ID by followed by WRLY CW ID. S9 with storm noise. African/Reggae type music.
2136 Signal down now S6, WMR ID. OK recption.
2151 S9+ peaks, same style of music.

Shortwave Broadcast / VOA 15165 AM 1719 UTC 5.22.2022
« on: May 22, 2022, 1722 UTC »
1719 Been listening since 1700z. Reception improving, very good now. News talk of US politics, Trump, gun laws. ID at 1723z, some world news now.

1735 Science talk now, the Universe and the Big Bang. Good programe from VOA.

They have been down for awhile and often are.
Not a huge problem there are other sources for propagation data but I wonder what their problem is.

2042 WEHM ID, music, 2047z CW ID WRLY. Fair/good recept
Thnx Frank
2105 EHM ID
2109 Another ID, I like the music they play.  :)
2115 SSTV
2118 Cheryl Crow  :)

Yes CT YANK, tired of wearing flannel. Ready for hot and humid.

Thanks for the relay WRLY!

Shortwave Broadcast / KBS WORLD RADIO 15575 AM 1343z 9 APRIL 2022
« on: April 09, 2022, 1350 UTC »
1343 Pop/Rap type music, YL DJ. Good reception, SIO:333
1350 YL DJ with song rundown, more tunes. No ID heard yet.
1356 ID KBS World Radio by YL.  :D

1753 Pop type tune playing with YL singer. Poor/fair reception in CT. SIO: 222
1759 Commentary, news maybe in German. Some brief S9 peaks with deep fades to noise floor.
1801 Music, Michael Jackson.
1817 Music, reception improving some.

Thanks for ID Frank!

1626 Music, good reception S9.
1628 ID World Music Radio. I would guess a relay.
1646 ID
1659 ID into Reggae style music, S9 with moderate fade. Good music.

2056 Carrier up.
2100 Music box IS, Ion?
2103 Repeated IDs Ion Radio, music 70s tune. Good reception.
2106 ID IR, music. S9+ with some deep fades. Nice audio.
2111 The Beatles.
2123 "Dixie Chicken"
2148 A Queen tune.

2130 Hearing music just above noise and improving. Taking a guess it's The Vault based on yesterdays posts.
2138 Possible ID The Vault, not 100% sure though. Weak and a lot of noise.
2158 ID? into Reggae type tune. 2202z ID?, I'm going to need help with this one. S9 signal but a lot of noise.

2111 Thanks Vault Keeper!

FM Free Radio / The Beginning 88.5 FM 1730 UTC 19 March 2022
« on: March 19, 2022, 2227 UTC »
While waiting in the parking lot of Westerly Hospital today I finally caught an FM Pirate.

When I'm by cities like Hartford, New Haven, Boston ect I will tune around the lower FM band looking for pirates. I have a list of several frequencies to check at different cities but have never had any luck.

Anyhow I had decent reception and audio at first and caught an ID right away,"88.5 FM, The Beginning" over Latin style music. I remember hearing their Shortwave broadcast and they mentioned their FM Frequency. A Spanish woman who said her name was Marie/Maria mention they have been trying to get their FM station back on the air after several months of serious technical problems with equipment, antenna, audio gear and fires in the studio, "Just about every Fricken thing has gone wrong..." and she went on for a little bit. This lady was quite funny with a seriously heavy Spanish accent. She sounded like Charo. The audio quality was very bad and may have been some interference from nearby stations. There was a lot of crackling type noise and cut outs then the power level just seemed to go down steadily for about 30 seconds then completely gone. What I managed to catch only lasted under 2 minutes.

I will try to dig up their email addy from the shortwave broadcasts and try to get some info. I may be able to pick this up at home.

Nice to pick up a 22 meter beacon, this one from Winston, NC on 13564.89 CW.
Decent reception, enough for solid decode on Fldigi.  7 "RFs" in a row then a long dash.

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