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1111
Another alternative is the good-old-handy-dandy CW IDs. PeeWee style....

1112
Utility / Re: 4XZ Israeli Navy 4331 kHz 0500 UTC 16 Jan 2018
« on: January 18, 2018, 0022 UTC »
From what I understand, what I captured is the signal in "idling mode" and that it occasionally sends classic number station-style five number groups.

Correct. I have heard both but most of the time it is "idling".


1113
Huh? / Death
« on: January 17, 2018, 2343 UTC »
There sure is a lot of death going on here on this board. Maybe we should change the name?

1114
I get the idea, you don't want to use you real voice. But maybe get someone else to record it? Disguise your voice?

Voice scrambling is an option, though that has its limits too. Too much scrambling will be similarly unintelligible.
This is not an endorsement. I have never used these but here are some ideas:
http://www.nchsoftware.com/voicechanger/index.html
https://voicechanger.io/

In lieu of that, operators using a computerized voice should repeat IDs several times, slowly. It gets tedious if you try to use it for all spoken words but it helps when it comes to IDs.

1115
The RF Workbench / Re: A 500 watt Class E amp
« on: January 15, 2018, 2105 UTC »
Stupid stuff happens no matter how good the protection system is, but this should take care of the majority of failures.

I find that I spend as much or more time on protection circuitry and thinking through fault issues than I do on the intended function.

1116
Longwave Loggings / Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« on: January 15, 2018, 2059 UTC »
I once had a girlfriend who was from the far S.W. corner of Minnesota... I'd advise you to stay far away from those beacons. The women are good looking but they all sound the same.

Interesting that the women all (seemingly) must have spoken in CW. Did any of them have a better fist than the other? Was one better at straight key than the others? It's OK to tell me these private details. No one else is here reading them.

1117
General Radio Discussion / Re: Propagation
« on: January 05, 2018, 2148 UTC »
There's a propagation section to this forum. I suggest that this go there.

1118
That Ampegon Antenna has to be in the $200 - $300K range.

I suggest that it might cost more than $300K US.

$150k US might cover the labour cost of two engineers (one electrical and one mechanical) coming from Switzerland to install along with the labour of the team of construction crew and riggers who will actually pour the concrete, install the motors, assemble, put the thing up and ensure mechanical functionality. Maybe the riggers will come from Switzerland, maybe they won't.

Not covered by the above: any NRE, cost of shipment, cost of materials, cost of partial assembly in Switzerland, profit margin (which won't be less than 50%).

1119
QSLs Received / Re: Radio Dontri-Argentina eQSL
« on: January 03, 2018, 0049 UTC »
A high quality B+ monitor!  ;) ;D

1120
Not quite the Trifecta but while checking for the locals on a Brazilian SDR, I heard WDDR on 6950 USB. Though it was a local at first.

So, only two stations. Hearing Lupo and Dontri now in Brazil. Both have the best signals there that I have heard all week.

1121
Shortwave Pirate / Re: WDDR 6950 0149 UTC 1 Jan 2017
« on: January 01, 2018, 0212 UTC »
Happy to report SINPO 23333 on an SDR in southern Brazil. Confirmed program is // with a couple US SDRs so must be them. ID at 0210, I think (SDR connectivity to the internet is off and on right now).

1122
I just check an SDR in Brazil they are on right now (0200 UTC, 0000 local in Brazil) and they have a good signal.

1123
European Pirate / Re: 4025 AM 00.01UTC 01 Jan 2018 UNID ? Int
« on: January 01, 2018, 0156 UTC »
Likely this, as others are reporting. http://www.coastfmtenerife.com/listen.html Note frequencies listed int website are not exact.

1124
2145 onward: the same heavy metal tune over and over and over.........

Note to the operator:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W5S9liZK3Y

2205 - the siege appears to have been broken.
2207 - computerized ID repeated several times.

1125
Open carrier for the last 5 minutes then into bass line with voice over "I was stand by for the Dr. Detroit radio gram".

1801 - "Honey Honey, Sugar, Sugar", The Archies
1803 - "Knowing Me, Knowing You", ABBA 
1807 - "I Think We're Alone Now", Tommy James and The Shondels
1810 - "Give A Little Bit", Supertramp.
1813 - ID and of course, signal took a long fade just at the right moment but heard "...superior AM modulation".
1814 - "All Mixed Up", The Cars. Very strong in VA right now. Average SINPO 44434 over the last 15 minutes.
1818 - "Everyday I Write The Book", Elvis Costello

Music continuing. Signal great in Del(aware)-Mar(yland)-V(irgini)a with foF2 ~ 6MHz right now in the area. Outside that area, not so good. Signal is only S4 in western OH and positively blows in Upstate NY, New England and the southern US.

1832 - Announcement in a "pirate-like" voice (appropriate?  ;)) and thanking HFU folks. Into a Boston song.
1837 - music faded down, carrier slowly lower and lower...TX off

Made the jump to 6150 from 6960. Thanks for the tip, Azimuth Coordinator.

1857 - Announcement "Dah, you're listening to the Doctor Detroit Radio Gram on Radio Illuminati"
1907 - Deep Purple
1923 - "The show's over, so go tune somewhere else...That's right. Good day."
1925 - The Star Spangled Banner
1926 - TX off

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