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Huh? / Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK police...
« on: April 11, 2019, 1944 UTC »
Hopefully Snowden peed his diapers in Putin's romper room when this news broke.

Money sent! The Pirate Radio Annual is awesome, everyone in the hobby should support what is obviously a huge effort on Andy's part.

Got this at S8 with Springsteen after an announcement. Very variable signal, from S3 to S8 peaks. Good audio though and easy to copy.

Equipment / Help ID my first HF transceiver?
« on: March 27, 2019, 2224 UTC »
Sorry, no pics. You'll have to close your eyes and imagine.

Chris and I were talking about first radios. The first HF radio I had was something my dad bought used for me (he wasn't into radio, somehow I was directed to this by another ham).

We went to this dudes house, and my dad unfortunately took the bait on the most decrepit and weird radio on earth (I didn't know any better either). This radio had the following features:

- We purchased the radio used around 1989.
- Design-wise and functionally, probably dated to the early 80's, possibly a little before, maybe late 70's.
- All solid state.
- I believe it was probably capable of 25-30 MHz for RX and TX.
- May only have been SSB (not really sure on this).
- I *think* it had a blue cover on the top and bottom, and a typical silver faceplate.
- Physically larger than a typical mobile CB, but same kind of layout.
- Red LED segmented frequency display.
- Used toggle switches (I think) for up and down frequency agility, and you had to HOLD the toggle switch while it tuned up or down in either 1 or 5 KHz increments. I can't remember exactly but probably 1 KHz.
- Extremely unstable on both RX and TX, definitely suffered some kind of PLL unlock issue, and temperature related variations.
- Definitely was not a major CB/ham/11m/10m radio brand of the era. It felt more Ten-Tec then Cobra (that's not saying much probably).
- May have had a bailer of some type to tilt the display up when on a desk.
- It was a total piece of crap.

Can anyone, in the recess of their mind, recall what this radio was?

Lol I was thinking they wanted us to tdoa them!

Yeah, let's not do that. I know you are not serious but..

...just a reminder that TDOA or other efforts towards ID'ing the location of pirates is not at all compatible with the atmosphere here.

We don't ask and we don't tell.

General Radio Discussion / Re: What Happened to #wunclub?
« on: February 13, 2019, 1638 UTC »
You might be interested in joining the HFU Rocket Chat. There's a sticky about it. Big crew of regulars there, and we cover a lot of the same ground.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Sad News: Don Schimmel has passed away
« on: February 13, 2019, 1636 UTC »
RIP, Don. I know the Confidential Frequency List wasn't his book, but since someone mentioned it, that book was also one that launched my interest in shortwave. After I got a scanner and a CB radio as a kid, I obsessively checked out every single book about radio that the local library had. Mostly ARRL stuff but, oddly, they had a copy of the Confidential Frequency List and I obsessed over it until I could cajole my parents into getting me a shortwave receiver. The abbreviated, terse descriptions of odd things heard on a frequency (example I still remember: "Tailpipe Perky") had me convinced I was going to be listening to spies and intrigue nonstop.

Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment at 2055 UTC. Variable signal, was S9 but kind of dipping now. Propagation changes!

Very nice signal here in the icy Boston burbs. S9+5 or so. Nice audio, electronic type music with female singer at 1610 UTC.

Van Halen at 1600 UTC. S8 in the icy Boston burbs.

HF Mystery Signals / Re: UNID 8000kHz persistent signal
« on: January 11, 2019, 1726 UTC »
Active, on and off here at 1725 UTC on Jan 11. Some pulsing/fluttering was noted on one of the "key downs" and then the signal was stronger. Almost like maybe an antenna tuner of some kind was quickly trying to match an antenna. Very strong here, S9+15.

Peskies / Re: Chanting Pesky 6990 LSB 2100 UTC 2 Jan 2018
« on: January 04, 2019, 1412 UTC »
I dunno, I always thought arigato was Japanese, guess I'm wrong.

Where in that clip did you hear arigato? I'm not disbelieving, I just didn't catch it.

Peskies / Re: Chanting Pesky 6990 LSB 2100 UTC 2 Jan 2018
« on: January 02, 2019, 2212 UTC »
I'd also vote to move this to the HF Mystery Signals because I don't quite think it fits the pesky profile.

Peskies / Re: Chanting Pesky 6990 LSB 2100 UTC 2 Jan 2018
« on: January 02, 2019, 2205 UTC »
Getting a strong American Indian or Canadian indigenous vibe from this. I don't think it's Asian language.

Rippin' huge S9+10 signal here in the Boston burbs, nice audio. Fast paced Euro style show with voice spots and music. Very interesting!

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