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Messages - MDK2

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Regarding China, they have tons of domestic oriented broadcasts, so I imagine folks there can afford Tecsuns or better. Exterior services are intended for whomever is listening, whether it's poor folks who'd get cheap receivers or people like us. What the actual listenership is like anywhere, China or beyond, I couldn't say.

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: UnID 4830 AM 1015 UTC 04 APR 2024
« on: April 04, 2024, 2046 UTC »
4830 ÷ 3 = 1610, so a MW harmonic seems likely.

Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 April 2024
« on: April 04, 2024, 0516 UTC »
04 APR 2024 (Thu), 0500 UTC, 10860 kHz (NOT 11462, which is usual for Thursday)


Another two-day progression from the previous day. And another broadcast on the M-W-F-Su schedule instead of the Tu-Th-Sa, which also happened on 02 APR (a Tuesday).

QSLs Received / Re: Musical Soundtrack Radio QSL 13 MAR 2024
« on: April 03, 2024, 1327 UTC »
Also received. Thank you very much!  ;D

QSLs Received / Re: Lonely Housewives Radio faux eQSL
« on: April 03, 2024, 1326 UTC »
Also received, thank you!

Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 April 2024
« on: April 03, 2024, 0524 UTC »
03 APR 2024 (Wed), 0500 UTC, 10860 kHz

23261 - 36862326.f1g
88031 - 50728803.f1c

Numeric progression of two days instead of one from yesterday.

Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 April 2024
« on: April 02, 2024, 0614 UTC »
02 APR 2024 (Tue), 0600 UTC, 10345 kHz

NOTE: This frequency is the one used M-W-F-Su, not Tu-Th-Sa. I had noticed no signal at all at 11462 for 0500 kHz (normal for Tue) so it's likely that it was on 10860 kHz at that time instead, and may well do the rest of the day (or at least early morning) on the M-W-F-Su schedule.

83111 - 38678311.txt
68041 - 88146804.txt

Spy Numbers / HM01 April 2024
« on: April 01, 2024, 0505 UTC »
01 APR 2024 (Mon), 10860 kHz, 0500 UTC


Normal one day progression. As they've been on a run where HM01's messages update as expected, I will cease commenting on that until such time as they start getting goofy (rebroadcasting last week's messages or skipping ahead as much, etc).

If interested in exactly which files were transmitted digitally, review the last few entries of March's topic:

2307 I hear "Going Down to Liverpool" The Bangels, plus a bit of the link-11 ute that covers 6942-6945 kHz. On W3HFU kiwi SDR in MD, nothing's out west at all. Thanks for the show!
2310 "White Wedding" Billy Idol
2315 "No Rain" Blind Melon

2228 Strong signal on W3HFU kiwi SDR, though there's also some ute on the same frequency. This is RFW's new interval signal in case poster would like to update the subject.
2229 RFW ID
2230 unid song
2238 DJDW on the mic with song ID
2241 QSY'd to 6945
2245 RFW ID
2257 DJDW with shout-outs and mentioning me for listening to his online-only show that was the night before. 'twas my pleasure, sir. Thanks for the shout outs!
2354 DJDW on the mic, talking about his cat bothering him when he's on the air, into song ID
2355 next song

Just a quick note, you're posting EST instead of UTC. I only have a weak carrier here in Colorado.
This is also on 17640 but likewise I've got nothing but a weak carrier there. 21470 is out of Vatican City and 17640 is on Ascension Island.

Shortwave Broadcast / Ifrikya FM, 17600 kHz, 31 MAR 2024, 1540 UTC
« on: March 31, 2024, 1546 UTC »
Fairly solid SIO 222 signal. Station ID at 1545. Music until 1546, when OM began speaking in the style of news reading.


I believe 17865 is weekend only transmission by Radio Marti.

That makes sense, but strangely Radio Martí doesn't list it on their a24 schedule (link below). There was mention of Cuba so I think that must be it.


Strange, as of 1457z there's no signal there, but there's a strong Spanish-language station at 17865 which isn't yet on any online schedule I know to check. (HFCC hasn't yet uploaded their a24 data on frequency allocation, which is weird.)

1500 The top of the hour passed without interruption on 17865, no time pips so it's not REE.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Last FCC Bust of a SW Pirate?
« on: March 31, 2024, 1420 UTC »
The format FCC enforcement database does not make it easy to determine that but my potentially incomplete search revealed the following in 2015, from operation on 6876 KHz in Michigan:
which would be associated with this thread about The Crystal Ship, which was the "reboot" of a very well-known HF pirate in the 1980s, though there is no mention of "the knock" here, for what that is worth:

Going backward in time from there, the next thing I found was the YHWH incident at the end of 2014, already discussed in this thread. Before that, I found this from 2013:
I was unable to find an HFU thread associated with this incident.

Later that year, I found this though it is unclear to me if this was associated with what we would consider to be a pirate broadcast, or something else like run-of-the-mill RF interference, which is documented quite often in the enforcement database:

I do remember, back in 2016 or 2017, John Poet talking about getting the knock somewhere on the board. But I also remember that there was some heated argument where real names were revealed which I know got deleted forever by the mods or admin, and perhaps that particular post was among those that were removed. The gist was that some other pirate ratted out TCS, which led to JP finding other folks to relay his shows while he was still making them. He seems to be permanently retired now.

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