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Messages - Beerus Maximus

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Shortwave Pirate / Re: WMFT Family Radio 6.924.6 @1801 Jan 27
« on: January 27, 2013, 1933 UTC »
S9 in the Boston burbs at 1932 UTC. Playing some kind of rap/hip-hop sort of thing.

902
Shortwave Pirate / Re: WAZU 6955 AM 00:07UTC
« on: January 27, 2013, 0022 UTC »
Nice strong carrier, solid S9, at 0022 UTC (1/27). But audio is low and kind of muffled.

903
Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Ronin Short Wave 6925usb 1/26/13 0134z
« on: January 26, 2013, 0211 UTC »
Very loud S9+10 signal here in the Boston burbs. "Stop! In the Name of Love" by The Supremes ending at 0211 UTC (1/26). Then into another Motown style song I don't recognize (not really my genre).

904
ID heard at 0058 UTC (1/22). Signal is taking some long, deep fades but has peaked as high as S7 or S8 for brief periods.

905
SDR - Software Defined Radio / Re: ADS-B aircraft transponders
« on: January 17, 2013, 0135 UTC »
Tonight I've joined the ADS-B club too. Late last week I ordered two of the R820T units from NooElec. They arrived today. I got rtlsdr and dump1090 working together on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit.

A rough outline is here:

http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/RTL-SDR#Building_rtl-sdr_on_Ubuntu_12.10_64-bit

906
Band went long right at about 0122 UTC and the signal just dived. No meaningful copy now.

907
Tuned in and heard a country song trailing out, and then Radio Vixen International ID by a female (computer voice?). Then into Jimmy Buffet "A Pirate Looks at Forty". Good S9 signal here.

908
Shortwave Pirate / Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6925 USB 0020 UTC 14 JAN 2013
« on: January 15, 2013, 0030 UTC »
Ranging from S2-S4 here at 0030 UTC. Blues song.

909
Shortwave Pirate / WMPR 6924.9 KHz AM 2020+ UTC 1/13
« on: January 13, 2013, 2021 UTC »
WMPR just signed onto 6924.9 KHz at 2020. Decent S7 signal.

910
Shortwave Pirate / WFMT Family Radio 6924.6 KHz AM 1846+ UTC 1/13
« on: January 13, 2013, 1847 UTC »
I have church bells ringing in AM mode on 6924.6 KHz AM at 1846. Family Radio ID at 1848 UTC. Good S6 signal with moderate fading. Into a stand-up comic routine after 1850 UTC.

911
Shortwave Pirate / Re: WMPR 6925 AM 1937 - 01-12-13
« on: January 12, 2013, 2041 UTC »
Nice S7-S8 signal here with minor fading. ID noted at 2029 UTC. Usual trance/electro format. Sounds good this afternoon!

912
Shortwave Pirate / Re: BOR 6925 USB 0000 UTC 11 Jan 2013
« on: January 11, 2013, 0036 UTC »
Now relaying Cool AM (positive ID at 0035 UTC). Playing oldies, blues type stuff. Good S6 signal again tonight.

913
Off at 0150 UTC.

914
Blue Ocean Radio is relaying Pirating With Cumbre, 6925 KHz USB 0142 UTC 1/10. S6 signal here.

915
Nice article. I began using IRC back in the early 1990's, right as dialup internet began to challenge standalone dialup bulletin boards. IRC was a lot of fun back then, being relegated mostly to academia and certain cultural undergrounds. When the web, and instant messengers (AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft) hit the scene later in the 90's I think most people figured IRC would fade away just like the old BBS scene did.

But, IRC has endured.

It's interesting to note that IRC is *widely* used in today's military theaters of operation, having been re-discovered as a simple and robust theater communications protocol during the Iraq war. Here's an example study called "The Impact of Synchronous Text-Based Chat on Military Command and Control":

http://www.dodccrp.org/events/11th_ICCRTS/html/papers/025.pdf

It specifically talks about the impact of IRC. Interesting stuff...

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