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North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925U 0236 UTC Nov 15, 2015
« on: November 15, 2015, 0308 UTC »
0304 faint music
0306 OM talk, music "wrong side of hell(?)" .. sig jumped up S5
0309 break in music, into different tune, The Who ...sounding good! steady S5 for now
0314 ...out?
0316 back on, bob marley, redemption song...S7
0319 OM talk ..."God and the Devil"...
0321 tune .."Lord have mercy"..
0323 song off suddenly, into new tune, "Whoa death".. good sig S7
0327 "I'll fly away", "Go to sleep little baby" songs and audio clips from movie "O Brother where art thou"
0331 ...out?

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: XLR8 6955U 01:58
« on: November 15, 2015, 0206 UTC »
S7 fade, nice sig at peaks
0205 ID XLR8,  music .."It's a wonderful night"
0210 new tune.. "I'm a man"
0212 OM talk..fade

Thanks XLR8!

HF Mystery Signals / Re: UNID 13935 usb 14 NOV 2015
« on: November 14, 2015, 1548 UTC »
FLDIGI screenshot

HF Mystery Signals / UNID mode 13935 usb 1545 UTC 14 NOV 2015
« on: November 14, 2015, 1546 UTC »
never heard this one before,
off approx. 1555 UTC

WMA audio file att., FLDIGI screenshot in next post

1253 Judas priest, breakin the law
1256 CW, ID Amphetamine radio 6925
1258 tune
1300 sstv
1302 tune talking heads
1305 ID, punk tune..... nice signal, steady S9
1308 sstv
1310 punk tune
1314 ID 6925, punk tune
1316 punk tune
1320 ID 6925 usb OM "time is 1320 utc", sstv
1322 ID 6925, punk tune
1332 CW
1332 ID, "most tweak out.." SSTV
1335 sign off

Thanks AR!

Equipment / 43 meter band Sloping Folded Dipole installed, testing
« on: November 09, 2015, 1640 UTC »
On 9/25/15 I posted a question about using a balun with a 43 meter band dipole
I had laid on top of my roof. http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,23588.0.html

There seemed to be a lot of interest so I figured I would post the results.
Thanks to everyone for the advice and suggestions.

I ended up going with Chris Smolinski's Sloping Folded Dipole. He wrote a detailed article
here on HFU with pics that was very helpful. http://hfunderground.com/blog/?p=84

The folded dipole went up at the far end of my backyard about 100' away from my house. This
puts it as far away from my house and the neighbor's houses as possible. The high end of the folded dipole is about 40' up
and the low end about 15' up, about a 30 degree angle.

I compared the folded dipole to my 100' longwire. The longwire has a 9:1 balun, coax feed line (about 30' RG58-U), braid grounded to 8' ground rod.
Up in the air about 15'. I use an antenna switch making it very easy for side by side comparison.

Now time for testing. Last night I tuned into Captain Morgan at 2250 UTC and then WMID at 2331 UTC.

A) During the Captain Morgan broadcast my longwire was giving me a very noisy S8, but with decent copy.
B) The sloping folded dipole gave me an S9+10 with almost no noise, very clear signal and the audio sounded real nice.

A) During WMID, the longwire gave me an S7 with a signal barely audible below noise floor.
B) The sloping folded dipole gave me a little better than an S9 with little noise, nice sig and audio.

I was very happy with the initial results. The Sloping Folded Dipole is very quiet. I have a high noise floor with the longwire.
Very low noise floor with the dipole. With the dipole being far away from the houses, up alot higher than the longwire, quad shield Rg6 coax
and the design of the sloping folded dipole, the RFI, QRM problems I have always had seem to be under control.
Of course more testing over time with different conditions is necessary, but I  thought the initial results are worth
As far as the range of frequencies, a weather fax on 6338.6 kHz had a much stronger sig on dipole than the longwire.
The 40meter ham band signal was much stronger on dipole than the longwire, and much less noise. I plan on testing the frequency range a lot more.
A quick tune in of WWV at 15 MHz at 1630z, the dipole gave me a little less signal (S7) compared to longwire (S9) but the dipole is MUCH

I am going to have some fun with this new antenna.
I may let my wife hang laundry on the longwire antenna!

North American Shortwave Pirate / WMID 6880 AM 2329 UTC 8/11/15
« on: November 08, 2015, 2330 UTC »
S9+ music, great sig
2331 ID, WMID, music, "get it right next time"
2335 ID, "Hey Mr. Spaceman"
2337 ID, OM "..second favorite radio station", tune "She's not there"
2340 Beatles, "She so Heavy"
2348 ID WMID, all music...off

Thanks for the show!

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 2240 UTC 8 Nov 2015
« on: November 08, 2015, 2251 UTC »
2250 ID captain morgan, into blues S9+
2255 ID into more blues. interference from LSB(?)
2258 ID email addy, blues
2303 blues. some fade
2305 email addy, blues
2309 email, captainmorganshortwave@gmail.com, a bit of twilight zone music
       .. off?

Thanks for the show!

Utility / RTTY? 6485 USB 1409 UTC 11/8/15
« on: November 08, 2015, 1415 UTC »
Can anyone ID this? Is this RTTY?
Can it be decoded with FLDIGI. I'm decoding in RTTY-75w
but seems like random characters or encrypted.

Also 16122ish kHz usb.


QSLs Received / Re: Amphetamine Radio Halloween E-QSL
« on: November 06, 2015, 1517 UTC »
Thanks AR, for the Halloween shows and the QSL!

Other / UNID 12737ssb 1928 UTC 4 NOV 2015
« on: November 04, 2015, 1930 UTC »
Voice communication. Maybe Spanish.

Recording availible.

QSLs Received / Re: Radio Hallowe'en 2015 eQSL
« on: November 04, 2015, 1631 UTC »
thanks for the QSL and the show

10/11 meters / UNID Religous 27688am 1800 UTC 2 NOV 2015
« on: November 03, 2015, 1802 UTC »
Fading in and out. strong sig on peaks. Religious program.
Not sure if this is a Irish church service..?

QSLs Received / Re: CPRRS VO Laryngitis Show
« on: November 02, 2015, 0019 UTC »
Thanks for QSL

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