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Messages - Capt. Kidd

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General Radio Discussion / Re: "That's not DX"; "This is DX"
« on: March 20, 2021, 0518 UTC »
Just to put this in context, that thing has like 20 watts!

General Radio Discussion / Re: Pneumatic Antenna Line Launcher
« on: March 20, 2021, 0510 UTC »
I was born on the cost and I remember people on the beach would use contraptions like that to fire their bait and rigging in chunks of ice about 200 ish feet off the beach and pull in sharks and the biggest fish Iíd ever seen. I approve!

Spy Numbers / UNID 1050 AM 444 utc 12-11-18
« on: December 12, 2018, 0604 UTC »
444utc transmitter on
5 number set followed by data, repeat
452 utc transmitter off

General Radio Discussion / Re: expanded FM band in Americas
« on: August 25, 2018, 0018 UTC »
I remember reading somewhere that the FCC thought about extending the Fm band after analog tv was shut off but there wasnít enough public interest.

So like an idiot, I decided to try to record the transmission on my computer because I was away on the 19th. However when I came back I discovered that my computer never recorded... so I have no idea what happened. Guess Iíll try again next year.

Either a siren or never gonna give you up.
If I get rick rolled by Russia I will light my radio on fire!!!!

General Radio Discussion / Iím calliní it! set your SDRs to 4625
« on: August 12, 2018, 2009 UTC »
Ok so this happened last year and according to a YouTube video I found exactly one year before. At 1900 utc on 8-19-18 uvb-76/MDZhB/ZhUOZ/everybodies favorite white noise machine/ the buzzer WILL start playing a police siren.
Iíll probably be listening So if youíve ever wanted to say youíve heard something on 4625, nowís your chance.

Equipment / Loop balun ratio?
« on: March 27, 2018, 2310 UTC »
Lately Iíve decided to try to rebuild my shortwave station and do to space restraints Iíve had to build a loop antenna, Iíve had the thing for a while now itís 150 feet of number 16 wire on a 5 foot pvc frame hoisted 20 feet in the air. The balun I have is 9:1 and I used it because itís what I had. Iíve been told to use everything from 1:1 to 12:1. And ideas?

Broadcast Announcements / Ghostship returns to shortwave
« on: March 27, 2018, 2102 UTC »
I am glad to announce that Ghostship radio will soon be back on shortwave. While Iím not sure when exactly the first broadcast will go out I do know that test transmissions on shortwave should begin as soon as Easter on 6915 kHz

Longwave Loggings / Morse code lowFER beacon
« on: March 14, 2018, 0839 UTC »
At 0835 utc March 14 I found a longwave beacon on .201 KHz looping Morse code

General Radio Discussion / Re: Digital pirate tv transmitter
« on: March 10, 2018, 0212 UTC »
Two words: cost prohibitive. Analog and digital transmitters are basically the same except for the modulator. Try finding an ATSC 8VSB modulator for less than $1000.
And if you could do it nobody would see you unless they happened to do a new channel scan while you were transmitting.
So in theory all Iíd really need is an ATSC modulator, an amp which I could ether build or get as a kit from Free Fadio Berkeley and an antenna?

General Radio Discussion / Digital pirate tv transmitter
« on: March 08, 2018, 2354 UTC »
This wil almost definitely demonstrate how little I know about digital tv but is it at all possible to build a digital tv pirate transmitter?

For Sale / Wanted / Barter / Wanted shortwave amp
« on: February 23, 2018, 0547 UTC »
So right now Iím running about 60 watts on 6915 kHz which works well. But Iím wondering if thereís an amp out there that will allow me to bump that up to maybe 300 or so. Any ideas?

Pirate Radio History / Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« on: February 23, 2018, 0018 UTC »
This station later became WBCQ. Thereís not much reading out there on the internet but there are some news segments on YouTube if you hunt around.



General Radio Discussion / Re: Longwave Pirates?
« on: February 16, 2018, 0101 UTC »
What kind or range would you get at 190 khz ?  and what power is needed ?  and where am I going to put a 2400' antenna ???

Thatís probably the biggest deterrent for this. You would need a huge antenna and a lot of power to load up the antenna. I suppose you could build the mother of all loop antennas.

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