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Poacher interval at 0203z... sounds like he is signing off. About an S7 signal here, with a high natural noise level tonight.

Thanks for the recording. That definitely is pretty odd.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Captain Morgan SW 6925AM
« on: June 30, 2012, 0202 UTC »
ID and then Night Moves at 0202z. Peaking at S9+15. Nice showing by Captain Morgan tonight.

Someone should start a fund for the purpose of WA1HLR acquiring this.

A sad thing. I visited Bush House about a decade ago. As a radio nerd, it felt like a pilgrimage. The question that comes to mind, is this an inevitable reflection of evolving technology or is it a reflection of the decline (and, seemingly, surrender) of Western influence. Or just plain indifference to news, issues and current events?

Off at 2255z. Was a solid S9 the whole way through.

Peaking at about S5 in the Boston suburbs. Moderate fading but decent copy.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: WMPR 6955 0146z
« on: June 22, 2012, 0221 UTC »
Still going strong at 0221z. Signal has come up a bit, in fact. Nice copy, easy S9 at this point.

I didn't do much, if any, QSLing early in my listening career so I don't have much reference material to look back on. But I pretty vividly remember my first shortwave pirate being Radio EXP, probably on 7415 KHz AM and early on what was likely a winter Sunday morning. Probably 1990, perhaps 1989. This station was mentioned in Andy Yoder's books of the era but little comes up in Google. I think the announcer's name was Dr. Blue or something like that.

Right around that time, thanks to Andy's books, I was also looking on mediumwave but with much less success. To this date, the only hobby pirate I've heard on mediumwave was a station that ID'd as WORM on or about 1620 KHz playing the Doors. Same timeframe, about 1990. Never saw this one reported anywhere else.

This was the dawn of a pretty active SW pirate radio era and it was a good time, from 1990 until about 1994 when I dropped out of the hobby for about 10 years.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: WMPR 6955 0146z
« on: June 22, 2012, 0149 UTC »
This is one of the greatest albums of all time, BTW. Second Toughest in the Infants. Thanks WMPR. Brings back some mid-90's vibes.

North American Shortwave Pirate / WMPR 6955 0146z
« on: June 22, 2012, 0147 UTC »
WMPR 6955 AM playing Underworld at 0147z. S6 signal.

ID at 0132z with email address of pirateradioboston@gmail.com. Very nice S9 signal and good audio.

Very nice S9 here in the Boston burbs at 0125z with an ID and then into Hendrix.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6925U 0112Z
« on: June 09, 2012, 0131 UTC »
"North Sea Radio" ID at 0130z with seal barks. Good S9+10 signal here in the Boston burbs.

Other / Re: New England Accent Pescadores 6925 USB 1710 UTC
« on: June 04, 2012, 0012 UTC »
The "Dog Fish Mafia" were back tonight. This time on 6321.8 USB at around 0011z on 6/4/2012. This was the same crew on 6925 USB yesterday. They were all (accented) English tonight. Here's a clip:


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