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Presumed. No ID yet but pretty good assumption. Usual programming. SINPO 32232 on an SDR in Sweden.
0759 Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell".

152
0740 Clear ID (2x) and into Ringo Starr, "Photograph". SINPO 22222 on an SDR in Sweden.
0748 "Take My Breath Away"
0756 "Blue Velvet". Noted that this is // this web feed: http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.html

153
Dead carrier on 6245 KHz at 0944 UTC for a few moments then moved to 6250 KHz.
Music faded up at 0946 UTC. Excellent reception on SDRs in southern Norway and Eire.
0948 - Techno
0955 - ID. "This is R S I, Radio Scotland International." Explaining that he tried another audio output (from his mixer?) to get around issues. "This is Romeo Sierra India".
0955 - Rolling Stones, "Gimme Shelter"
1000 - "A few records then I am closing down". The op has a Dutch accent, not Scottish.
1011 - TX off

154
Similar great signal on SDRs in southern Norway and Eire: SINPO 44344. On 6265.02 KHz.
0932 - ID
0940 - ID and announcements in English. Greetings to listeners.

155
Fair copy on SDR in Eire. SINPO 23232.

156
SINPO 44444 on an SDR in Eire.

0910 - Explaining today's programming: Classical vinyl archives. NY Philharmonic music from 1958.

157
0901 - The Beatles, "Penny Lane"

158
S9+20 ground wave steady signal on an SDR in Eire. Usual programming.

159
Very good reception on an SDR in Eire, SINPO 42444. the '2' for interference is due to peskie QRM on the USB.

160
Very good on an SDR in Eire. SINPO 42434, with some digital QRM in the background. Bee Gees at 0840 UTC, ID at 0845 UTC.

161
SINPO 33232 on an SDR in Norway. Momentary deep fades below the noise floor. For what it's worth, this SDR has them on 6305.06 KHz.

0738 - ID and email address.

162
Fair signal on an SDR in Norway. SINPO 34323.

0733 - Green Day, "Wake Me Up When September Ends".

164
When looking at the pirate radio logs here as well as the list... https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/List_of_Pirate_Radio_Frequencies

You can see there is nothing noted in this range. I can understand why much higher frequencies are not used cause they are not very reliable. But in this range, I would expect easier antenna installation with a higher efficiency at lower heights. Also much shorter for smaller lots and increased daytime range. Maybe the doughnut is too big (bad local)? By doughnut, I mean the empty area between the groundwave and the skip zone. Is there just no space for it? I don't know this band too well.

Propagation conditions are generally just not amenable for low-power transmitters at those frequencies now nor in the last few years. As the sunspot number generally increase over the coming 3-5 years, there will be more and more periods where the conditions will be better for such things.

Do some reading on shortwave propagation to understand this.

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So this would not look at, for example, the Okinawan diet, which certainly consumes quite a bit of fish protein but also rice as a source of carbohydrate.

RE Okinawa and the "blue zones, it seems to be more wishful thinking / fantasy vs reality:

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/704080v1

Supercentenarians and the oldest-old are concentrated into regions with no birth certificates and short lifespans


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The observation of individuals attaining remarkable ages, and their concentration into geographic sub-regions or ‘blue zones’, has generated considerable scientific interest. Proposed drivers of remarkable longevity include high vegetable intake, strong social connections, and genetic markers. Here, we reveal new predictors of remarkable longevity and ‘supercentenarian’ status. In the United States, supercentenarian status is predicted by the absence of vital registration. The state-specific introduction of birth certificates is associated with a 69-82% fall in the number of supercentenarian records. In Italy, which has more uniform vital registration, remarkable longevity is instead predicted by low per capita incomes and a short life expectancy. Finally, the designated ‘blue zones’ of Sardinia, Okinawa, and Ikaria corresponded to regions with low incomes, low literacy, high crime rate and short life expectancy relative to their national average. As such, relative poverty and short lifespan constitute unexpected predictors of centenarian and supercentenarian status, and support a primary role of fraud and error in generating remarkable human age records.

I had some time to look at the paper. I have a background in applied statistics, but not related to health or bio-statistics, so I get their approach and it looks solid to me.

If true, and I think that in general their methods are probably sound, it shows the risks and dangers of basing conclusions upon outliers (the "supercentinarians") as opposed to the general main body of data, in this case, that would be the general population of these "blue zones". I have a feeling (unproven) that what has been going on is that someone identified some regions of the world as having a lot of outliers to the longevity norms. The ever-cautious scientists said, "we need to study these regions and individuals more before we draw conclusions", but the people who are less scrupulous and make paid TV adverts for a living jumped ahead and made an industry out of promoting them, garnering a lot of flashy attention. This paper, if upheld, would fall into the the former category, the normal workload of validating the observations, as ever-cautious scientists would do. Not sexy but necessary.

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