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Messages - Beerus Maximus

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North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Ga Ga 6930
« on: February 18, 2012, 2234 UTC »
Off at 2234z.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Radio Ga Ga 6930
« on: February 18, 2012, 2228 UTC »
Spoken word from 2213z to 2215z on 6930 USB. Then into music. ID at 2229z. S8, some fading.

I have this at 2152z. Signal peaking at S9+10. Some kind of skit about going to the bathroom in cyberspace. Audio is a little low and thin.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: WBOG 6925 AM 1848 UTC
« on: February 18, 2012, 1926 UTC »
Also heard here in the Boston burbs, peaking at S7 but some fades down to S1 or S2.

Equipment / Re: What Radio Did you start your listening hobby with?
« on: February 18, 2012, 0240 UTC »
Like many people, my journey into SWL had some twists and turns. In the 1980's, I had a few neighbors that had scanners to listen to local police and fire. Around the same time, I kind of got into listening to AM radio late at night with my dad's old Kenwood stereo receiver from the 70's. All things radio were starting to converge in my mind.

I convinced my dad to buy me a Regency handheld scanner for Christmas, maybe in the 1987 or 1988 timeframe. It was a lot of fun. Not long after, I of course decided I wanted to talk into a radio. I think I picked up a cheap Radio Shack CB handheld and made some local contacts. At a yard sale, not long after, I picked up a GE mobile CB for a buck or two. With an attic dipole I was really in business. I somehow ran across Pop'Comm or Monitoring Times at a local CB store, or maybe a newsstand. I'm not sure. Became fascinated with the pirate radio column.

Not long after that I got an Icom IC-725 which was the first all-HF rig I've had - I still own it, but I'm not sure it's operational. Provided many hours of pirate listening, as well as general SWL and utility listening duty. Fast forward about 25 years and I'm still at this crazy hobby. My current shack is pretty indulgent by my standards. Two new HF transceivers, and associated toys. Radio will always be my #1 hobby.

Beerus shack today:

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Ronin SW- 6925 AM *2053 Sign On
« on: February 05, 2012, 2106 UTC »
S9 with some fading in the Boston burbs. Audio seems slightly low?

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: MAC Shortwave 6925 AM 1803 UTC
« on: February 05, 2012, 1811 UTC »
Dr. Who with live commentary and time checks. Also S9+20 near Boston. Music by Ed Ames, etc.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Rave On Radio 6925 USB 2314 UTC
« on: January 29, 2012, 2327 UTC »
ID by announcer at 2327. Soliciting reports via HFU, FRN and raveonradio@gmail.com. Broadcasting from a studio in the woods. Signal is about S3 to S5.

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6924.7 AM.
« on: January 29, 2012, 2053 UTC »
This has been on the air for a while now. Currently it's 2052z. Non-stop music with no IDs. Some of the music is bits repeated over and over, some of it slowed down, or with other kinds of effects. Overall somewhat strange. Strong S9+10 signal in the burbs.

S9+30 with motown tunes at 1953z. The other carrier is an annoyance but Wolverine is very strong at the moment.

Equipment / Re: all round desktop dx radio
« on: January 16, 2012, 1740 UTC »
An Icom R-75 is a very different beast from a scanner such as the Bearcat. An R-75 is only going receive "regular radio" on mediumwave. However it will only receive analog transmissions. It won't receive digital broadcasts. It will also not receive the FM broadcast band. It will receive in FM mode on HF. It will receive longwave.

I hope that answers your questions...

Equipment / Re: Alinco DX-R8T
« on: January 16, 2012, 1735 UTC »
The DX-R8T does cover longwave down to 150 KHz and shortwave up to 35 MHz, according to the Alinco website. The radio seems well regarded in eHam reviews.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 15500 AM Borderhunter
« on: January 15, 2012, 1606 UTC »
Shifted to 15515 KHz at 1605z. Playing Guns n' Roses at the moment. S3 signal with some peaks higher fading in. My noise level is making it difficult today.

Huge 59+20 signal in the Boston burbs. Music by the Pretenders and then an ID at 0054z (1/2/12). Then into a rocky-bluesy song I don't recognize (lyrics about riding in a Cadillac).

Solid S9 in the Boston burbs, and nice audio. Playing dance music at 2104z.

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