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1849 - I was parked on 6925 and looked up and saw what "might"
be a vy weak SSTV sig ~6950. Started MMSSTV and tuned
it in and caught this before the station faded completely.
Think it fell through a crack in the noise floor!

I also heard this but didn't try to listen carefully because I had my
face stuck in a book and occasionally looking out at the snow falling. :)
However, I did notice that the signal had the almost nonexistent audio
and very unstable carrier similar to my reply
on Buddha Radio. Could it have been Buddha again?????

1752 - All I can hear is an unstable carrier which sometimes
           sounds like it *may* represent modulation??? I tried
           NFM but that didn't help.

2107 - "Tuesday Afternoon", Moody Blues; RS 3x5
2110 - Deep fade but still good carrier and very low audio
2113 - Can't even see the carrier now

I had seen a carrier here for several hours but this was
first audio; seemed to have very modulation.
Thanks to mystery station.
Please feel free to play Moody Blues anytime!!!

North American Shortwave Pirate / KVR 6925 USB 1351 UTC 16 DEC 2017
« on: December 16, 2017, 1358 UTC »
Electronic Christmas mx, just slightly above noise level but otherwise good sig
1351 - "Carol of the Bells"
1353 - "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
1357 - CW "73 de KVR" 2 X
Thanks for morning entertainment :)

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 0300 UTC 02 dec 2017
« on: December 02, 2017, 1522 UTC »
0300 - While I was doing other things, rcvr was sitting on 6925,
            someone came on and and played electronic versions
            of ~3 Christmas mx and then was gone. No ID or anything
            else. Total airtime of only 5 - 10 minutes. A good signal into
            here. Thanks to whoever you were...

Equipment / Re: Do it TO yourself RFI !
« on: November 12, 2017, 2230 UTC »
Cute, Chris! No, I didn't QSL myself. Howsomever, I have seen the same
device, in the same packaging but with different configurations in other
stores around here. Most of them are now colored balls and other
Christmas (no, not my cat, Christmas) themes.

Thanks for the ID, Chris.
I was sitting here at the radio desk, minding my own business,
having the last of my morning coffee and the last thing I expected
to heard was "Reveille"! :)

2154 - "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon "Leadfoot", barely above the noise level here

            Thanks for the Fitzgerald show; I once knew the daughter of one of the captains - thankfully
             before the wreck.

1301 - Reveille 2X, weak but above noise level
1303 - "Star Spangled Banner"
1304 - "Hail to the Chief"
1305 - Medley of US Forces theme songs
1307 - Brief words by OM but couldn't catch what was said
1308 - Sousa marches
1312 - Serious fading
1318 - Sig coming up again
Thanks for Veteran's Day show

1331 - "Star Spangled Banner" followed by what sounded like OM ID
             but again, too weak to make out ID; then s/off?

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 kHz 1249 UTC 29oct17
« on: October 29, 2017, 1258 UTC »
Very low and fading in and out of noise.
1249 - I think an instrumental of "Fly Me to the Moon"
1256 - unk instrumental

Thanks for the morning program

0100 - Unkn hard rock mx. Vy good sig S9 +15 / 555
0120 - YL ID Clever Name Radio    Only S8 on R-70

General Radio Discussion / Re: We're doing it this time.
« on: October 14, 2017, 1943 UTC »
Better late than never...
I really like the new look of HFU. Thanks for the work on the upgrade.

Equipment / Do it TO yourself RFI !
« on: October 14, 2017, 1937 UTC »
Late last year, I was in Home Depot (it’s not a proper weekend without at least one trip to Home Depot and / or Lowe’s) and bought a Halloween light that was on sale at half price ($10); it projects the likeness of witches flying around on, on the side of your house. It is a #1001 261 470 “Whirl-A-Motion” projector; they had similar ones that projected ghosts or jack-o-lanterns. Yesterday evening I thought Friday the 13th would be a good day to set it up for the first time, in the front yard. That was easy enough to do and it was interesting to watch. I came inside and noticed that there was terrible noise from at least 75 meters until it finally disappeared into the S7 noise floor ~8 mHz (see attached screenshot).  I thought of what might cause it; I was pretty sure it was something nearby and I unplugged the projector and the noise went away! I’m not going to fool with trying a toroid on the power cord; I guess that projector will go into the pile of "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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