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FYI, for anyone interested, I downloaded EasyPal from this link:

http://www.kc1cs.com/

Software defaults work fine. Just tune to USB.

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And this.


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Also getting this image:


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Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6925 EasyPal 0032 UTC 2/25/2013
« on: February 25, 2013, 0044 UTC »
Also got the same.

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Freedom:

You know I was at the shooting range the other day and started thinking about the rights we have in the United States. When you think about it, itís pretty amazing what our forefathers came up with in our US Bill of Rights and in our Constitution. The second amendment states that we have the right to keep and bear arms. We have the right to bear arms for personal security, and the right to bear arms to defend our country. We even have the right to bear arms to defend against a corrupt government. That's a rare thing in a world where many countries are ruled by dictatorships supported by an army that exists to protect the government from its citizens.
But you already know these freedoms are eroding as time goes by. For instance, many people today seem to think that there is no place for firearms in our society. So many people I talk to wonder why on earth anyone would own a weapon, especially in this day and age. Yes, this day and age where governments are collapsing all around us. Even our own government has become a self-serving law making machine all with the supposed premise of protecting us from ourselves. Our rights are slowly but surely disappearing. Our personal freedoms are vanishing before our eyes. Maybe you should exercise your right to own a gun while you can.

Freedom. What is freedom? Freedom is the right to live your daily life as you please, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and of course freedom of speech without repercussion from your government. Yes, we have plenty of incidents where these freedoms are suppressed and punished but in general we all enjoy these freedoms.
But here's the funny thing. With all these freedoms why do I speak to you behind a cloak? It's because our freedoms are slowly eroding. We havenít had freedom of the airwaves since just after radio came into wide use after its discovery. The government quickly clamped down on all the free radio stations that started popping up in a hurry and created the Federal Communications Commission to regulate who could use the airwaves and what they could say. How free is that?
These days the government only exists to put more laws and regulations on the books. Did you know the US passes an average of 300 new laws a year? 300? We have thousands of laws on the books and thousands more to come.
And now we have our almighty Homeland Security department out to protect us from the world. It sends chills down my spine. Don't get me wrong. A fundamental responsibility of our government is to provide for our security. I suspect they have done more to protect our national security than we realize. But part of the price for this protection is the loss of some of our personal freedom and privacy. Trust me; it won't be long before the government knows where we are at just about any time. Police cars and toll booths are currently equipped with license plate scanners to provide instant background checks and what about our brave new digital world? The digital world has given us wonderful new smartphones with built in GPS's that allow tracking of our every move. And I mean every move. The chips in the phones are so accurate now that they can detect what floor of a house you are on. Your email is logged and stored in the wondrous cloud. Most likely many conversations on your phone are filed in some data warehouse somewhere. All this information is most likely being collected and analyzed for anything that might be a danger to our national security. But take it a few years out from now. All this data might be analyzed for anything "improper". And you thought you were safe from 1984.
Freedom is a funny thing. I suppose total freedom could be equated to anarchy. But to we really want anarchy? Some people living in the clouds claim that anarchy is the answer but then I have to ask how things are going in Somalia. It's human nature for someone to be a leader and others to be followers. Freedom is some kind of balancing act. You and I both know that we need to have some rules in place have a civil society. It's human nature. It's always been that way. Leaders and followers. It's just human nature. But for those who follow, please don't confuse this with apathy. Apathy is the MOST destructive obstacle to freedom. Please think about the balancing act required for freedom. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. We must NOT allow the scales to tip too far off balance. Oh, I know, you already think that things have tipped over the edge. We've used America up and sold it out. If you feel that way, don't just sit there sulking. Get off your ass and do something about it. I know you've heard it all before and will hear it again but we are a nation of apathy and that my friend is a dangerous thing. Our apathy is quickly paving a nice little path to tyranny.

We are all lemmings being led to the usual path of destruction just like all civilizations before ours. Is it really inevitable? Is the world full of idiots?
Recollections:

Memories of William Cooper yelling on the shortwave telling people to wake up!
Flashbacks of reading old issues of Comedy, Tragedy and Apathy
Memories of shortwave evangelist predicting the end of the world
Flashbacks of the horrific Indian Ocean Tsunami with waves over 100 feet high
Laughing at Harry Shearerís Le Show
Listening to pirates crackle over the airwaves
Hearing Alan Weiner rant oh about real pirates
Does any of this really matter anyway? We are all doomed.
Doomed to be hit by an asteroid,
Doomed to die in a nuclear winter in the aftermath of a super volcano,
Doomed to be erased by the next ice age,
Doomed to become hordes of zombies as a horrible virus infects our brains.

May I help you? Sir? May I take your order?

Anyway, that's what was going through my mind while I was waiting in line for my Double Whopper with cheese with an extra-large order of fries and a 64 oz. Coke.



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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 active on 11.635am on 24 Feb 13 @ 2058Z
« on: February 24, 2013, 2239 UTC »
Now on 10715 KHz at S9+40, 2239 UTC 2/24/13.

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Insane Radio 6924 AM 2225 UTC 24 Feb 2013
« on: February 24, 2013, 2232 UTC »
Very high noise, and a lot of fading, but nonetheless I have this one at around S7. Music with cartoon sound effects.

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Equipment / Re: SDR Radio Help
« on: February 24, 2013, 2015 UTC »
For general purpose reception in the HF spectrum, yes, you need a radio and an antenna. Some higher-end radios might require an additional power supply. These are almost always 12VDC and readily available from the same suppliers as the radio. You don't need much else; those are the basic elements.

It's possible to spend anywhere from $50 to $5000 (or more!) on a radio for receiving HF. How much you choose to spend depends on your situation; what you want to hear, your level of interest in the hobby, and of course, how much cash you have lying around.

Some listeners you'll find here make do with a portable and a whip antenna, which might cost $50. Others have many thousands of dollars invested in the hobby. Truthfully, it's much easier to hear a variety of interesting things if you can make a reasonable investment in equipment and, most importantly, if you can erect an outdoor antenna. I happen to also be a ham radio operator, so I have two HF transceivers here in my radio room, and they work extremely well as general purpose HF receivers. My antennas are outdoor dipoles that I built myself. You don't need to be particularly handy or highly technically oriented to do the same (I'm a complete moron, rarely sober, etc). Some other bits and pieces are part of the equation; antenna switches, feedline, depending on the complexity of the situation.

Would you be able to deploy an outdoor antenna?

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Equipment / Re: SDR Radio Help
« on: February 24, 2013, 1826 UTC »
UVB-76 is definitely a shortwave oddity, but not really a numbers station; it's more of a marker, beacon or pilot. It is not necessarily known to broadcast messages on a regular basis, though strange messages have been heard from it.

True numbers stations, on the other hand, exist for the purpose of transmitting encoded messages with regularity and there are a great variety of these types of stations. Some are voice, some are CW (morse code) and some yet might be other modes. A lot of work has gone into identifying the regularity and schedule of these transmissions and you can find some of that information here in our Numbers forum, or on #wunclub on IRC, or from a number of other resources.

Your SDR-Radio software, as you know, lets you connect to various internet-enabled radios where you can, from there, control the radio (tuning, mode, etc). Hearing UVB-76 (or any other signal) from these radios will vary widely, with propagation and time of day at the location of the remote receiver being the most significant variables. UVB-76 broadcasts at 4625 KHz. I'm assuming you are in one of the North American timezones and so in all likelihood you would be listening in the late afternoon or evening. Connecting to a remote receiver located in Europe might be your best bet for hearing UVB-76, though at times and depending on propagation a North American based receiver might hear this reasonably well, too.

Incidently, a VERY good European based SDR is available on the web at:

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

The beauty of this receiver is that you do not need any special software... just a web browser with a Java plugin, which is fairly universal. I just connected to it (at about 1:30 PM Eastern time) and punched in 4625 KHz (also, switch the mode to AM) and sure enough, there is UVB-76 in all of its buzzing glory. By contrast, I am unable to hear this signal on the receivers that sit here on my desk, connected to large outdoor antennas. This is a (predictable) consequence of propagation. Signals on this frequency, transmitting from Europe during daylight in North America, are unlikely to be heard here. However, since it is likely dusk or dark in the Netherlands, where this receiver is located, I can hear it well using a remote receiver located there.

I'd expect to possibly hear this signal on my own receivers when nightfall reaches the east coast (I'm in Boston).

I hope this was helpful, and others are sure to chime in.



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General Radio Discussion / Re: Complete Newbie Here..
« on: February 24, 2013, 1739 UTC »
SDR-Radio is software that is designed to be used with a number of different software defined radios (SDR) or to connect to servers that in turn are connected to radios.

SDR radios are increasing in popularity. And radios with knobs are of course still very popular. If you would like some suggestions or hints on a radio to acquire, you could post to our Equipment forum and solicit suggestions based on what you are interested in hearing, what your budget is, and what kind of antenna you could put up.

Good luck and feel free to ask any question!

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Utility / UNID CANFORCE 6855 KHz USB voice 2/24/2013
« on: February 24, 2013, 1645 UTC »
Stumbled across a woman talking to an unheard party on 6855 KHz USB. Presumed CANFORCE but no IDs heard and I only caught the tail end of the conversation.

1640z "we'll be on the ground in Saint Johns at 2315"
1640z "that will bring us up to the end of our duty day"
1640z "thanks, we'll need it"

Then off.

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General Radio Discussion / Re: Complete Newbie Here..
« on: February 24, 2013, 1636 UTC »
Welcome! HFUnderground is the right place to be if you're interested in pirates, numbers and other HF oddities. The forums here are quite active (particularly the pirate loggings) and we have also have a wiki that has a lot of information (link towards the top of this page).

There's also a very active IRC channel that we hang out in. When you are logged into the forums, you will see a link at the top of the page "Try the #pirateradio IRC chat". Click that and feel free to say hi to the number of people who are usually hanging out in there. We share loggings and tips in real time.

Also feel free to post any questions you might have here in the forums and you'll find someone willing to help you out. Do you have a radio capable of HF reception?

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: Boom Box Radio 6900 AM 1515 UTC 24 Feb 2013
« on: February 24, 2013, 1554 UTC »
S9 with some light fading at 1554 UTC. Some kind of alternative-ish indie kinda song with a YL singer.

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