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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%).

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

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.

North American 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).

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

Likely this, as others are reporting. http://www.coastfmtenerife.com/listen.html Note frequencies listed int website are not exact.

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.

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

Off at 1659 UTC

I'm bored while I take care of paperwork and dialed up Coast FM. They are having lots of audio problems this afternoon - audio keeps cutting in and out, like there is a loose connection somewhere. Pretty annoying. I checked 4005 (+/- 30) to see if they had the problem there but not heard.

Also He did mention there was no insurance.  Most of the radio stations I've worked for had some form of business insurance.  I can't imagine running one without.  In this business, you have a lot of exposure, towers that fall, buildings that burn, stuff that is pretty expensive to replace.

I was thinking that, rather than describing it as "no insurance", perhaps "self-insurance" might be a better way of describing it. But then having to publicly raise funds to cover the cost isn't self-insurance. 

Just heard a bunch of SSTV and after the last image, heard a female voice say - perhaps - "underdog!" then dead air for several minutes.

0043 - broke the dead air with "have no fear, underdog is here!" into The Underdog Song.

Just checked SDR in Brazil.

Noted Lupo about S7 with male vocals. Spatter QRM from a peskie on 6970 LSB.
No sign of the other two you mention, nor of DonTri.

The RF Workbench / Re: Desoldering trick using a halogen lamp
« on: December 30, 2017, 2050 UTC »
If I had nothing else to use and I had to "McGyver" a solution for some reason, then I would consider it. Not my first choice, as is implied by the video.

Consider the dead horse to be beaten at this point.

The RF Workbench / Re: Desoldering trick using a halogen lamp
« on: December 30, 2017, 0358 UTC »
The video suggests that this is for use in situations where a hot air iron isn't available. 

I will admit to fast forwarding through the video.  ;D

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