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Other / Dead-air in CHU´s 3330kHz, 8/23/2022, 04:38UTC.
« on: August 23, 2022, 1749 UTC »
Strange, but with less lightning crashes trashing HF, I passed the memory channel that I have CHU´s 3330kHz programmed on, only to see that it was dead-air. Nice +S9 signal, but just dead-air. 7850kHz sounded fine. What´s Trudeau doing up there?

In between T-storms, I kicked-on the Xiegu G90 to check if the local HAM dared to venture out on the local 10M chit-chat FREQ of 28.415MHz USB. No, but to my surprise, Sporadic 'E' was very much hopping from TX, OK, AR, and KS, states. So, I broke-in and worked several stations on 10W. I even said "HI" again to a dude that I worked 10M from KS last year. Then, T-storms came back through, and I had to get off-air, but that was a pleasant surprise, at least. I did peak on to the CB FREQ's to see them hopping as well, especially, CH 6, CH 15, CH 28, and the higher LSB CH's 36 - 40. 

Huh? / Album AM's, 846kHz, site and antennas look.
« on: July 30, 2022, 1812 UTC »
Boomer FWD this site to me. He suspected that this dude had seen my AM1620 antenna, with capacitive Tophat. Huh... Who knows, but transmitting on 846kHz, you need as much help as you can get with a short antenna. Still, neat to see how other alternative broadcasts are getting out there.   http://www.albumam.nl/

https://swling.com/blog/2022/07/archive-of-naswa-frendx-journals-on-world-radio-history-website/   Pirate Radio history? Well, some included certainly. As long as I was doing SWL'ing rips, I grabbed this as well. Enjoy...

The 1st couple models seemed popular around Christmas time, with outdoor light displays. They work, and sound decent. And, can only be heard a couple of houses away on a car stereo, like 300ft MAX. So, true Part #15 FM.   https://swling.com/blog/2022/07/the-c-crane-digital-fm-transmitter-3/

I've dealt with All Electronics for like 30 years now, and am kind of disappointed that they've raised their free shipping to around a $100.00, after being around $75.00 for the last 25 years, or so. Then again, so hasn't everyone else, but can't really blame them. Anyway... They do have some neat products that they come across when they buy surplus warehouse stock. And, this one looks neat to try for $20.00:  https://www.allelectronics.com/item/amp-2t/stereo-vacuum-tube-preamp/1.html   Sure... To get that order up to the $100.00 limit, I'd buy and try one. Lots of places want $20.00 for just a single tube.

Huh? / NYC-Area Landlords Get Pirate Letters.
« on: July 21, 2022, 0533 UTC »
From Radio World and SWL'ing. Nothing new, really, but a continuing story: https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/business-and-law/nyc-area-landlords-get-pirate-letters

Yeah, my $0.02 worth right off the bat. If you think EV cars are bad, try diesel locomotives, or any metro rail vehicle that runs off of the 600VDC, 800A, third rail. Those blow away from DC to light of RFI. Oh yeah... Not just them, but ever hear why smart phones don't offer OTA AM, but just FM? Same deal, RFI spectrum-wide. BTW, as if EV didn't cost too much as it is, but if they were to implement RF filtering and shielding, that would just raise-up the cost of them even more so.  https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/headlines/why-are-some-automakers-ditching-am-radio
BTW, SWL'ing 1st lead me to this, so again, I ripped from them.

After some long time requests for these, finally got around to upload to Archive.org the following interviews:




More to come? As time allows, I hope so. Enjoy!!!

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