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Author Topic: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022  (Read 1151 times)

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BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« on: October 08, 2022, 0054 UTC »
BallSmacker Radio 6960.0 kHz AM 00:55 UTC 08 OCT 2022

00:55 UTC - Carrier is up with a nice S+10 quiet signal;
00:58 UTC - Interval signal (after 2 false starts);
01:00 UTC - Broadcast begins; Genesis - No Reply At All.
02:29 UTC - SSTV and end of broadcast.

Good selection of tracks with the theme centred on "Letters".

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« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0236 UTC by ~SIGINT~ »

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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2022, 0058 UTC »
Dang!  You beat me to it!  I was waiting for Wildfire...  LOL
S9 in Charles Town WV icom 7300 G5RV

Based on tonight's theme I'm guessing we'll have more older songs and virtually no recent songs, (which is OK by me!)

The fading is terrible tonight at my location.  Dipping from S9+5 down to S4.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0201 UTC by n3tel »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2022, 0059 UTC »
SINPO=22322, not a great signal tonight here.

058- Wildfire IS, repeating.
100- Recorded YL ID with sound effects.
100- "No Reply At All" by Genesis.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0104 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2022, 0059 UTC »
I have it with a good signal.  Interval signal playing now.  Thanks for the show.
0100 First song, No reply at all by Phil Collins.
0104, Box Tops The Letter
0106 Police, Message in a bottle.
0111 The Marvelettes, Please Mr. Postman
0113, Beatles, PS I Love You
0115 Beatles, No Reply.  Theme letter or reply
0118 The Brothers Johnson, Strawberry Letter 23
0122, Elvis, Return to sender
Big Fade at 0125, signal almost gone.
0130, down to noise level.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0130 UTC by JustGreg »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2022, 0100 UTC »
I can dig out a carrier but that's about all.
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2022, 0101 UTC »
signal S9+10-15 on the SDR in Fair Hill, Maryland
00.58 piano
01.00 ID
01.00 song "No Reply At All"
01.04 song "The Letter"
01.06 ID
01.06 song "Message In A Bottle"
01.11 song "Please Mr. Postman"
01.13 ID
01.13 song "P.S. I Love You"
01.15 song "No Reply"
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0116 UTC by Bali_Frank »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2022, 0103 UTC »
He's really hitting it with that new vertical. They do make a difference.

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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2022, 0104 UTC »
0055 S9 carrier.
0057 IS, ID BSR into Genesis "No Reply Ay All". Nice signal. Last week the band went long after 20 minutes. Hopefully better tonight.
        And the  Smacker is on the air, Go get em' Tiger.
0105 "The Letter".
0106 "Message in a Bottle".
0111 "Mr. Postman".
0124 "Return To Sender" playing. Band going long, same time as last week. Just above the noise now Smacker, Bummer.  >:(
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0126 UTC by flexoman61 »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2022, 0108 UTC »
Tuned in at 0107 utc on Barrington Hills sdr with fair-poor S7 to S9+ signal, song: "message in a bottle", original "Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes (1961), at 0123 Elvis: "return to sender", at 0132 Allan Sherman "hello Muddah, hello Faddah (camp Granada)", various songs with postal or message theme,   
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0134 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2022, 0111 UTC »
0108 UTC Hammering in at s9+10 Solid Audio As Ever!.
0145 UTC S9+10 SDR is overloading ! Solid Show
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0150 UTC by TheHappyWanker »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2022, 0112 UTC »
0111 utc sinpo 44444
Mr. Postman
0114 utc as I write this letter
0115 utc no reply
0118 utc strawberries letter
0123 utc return sender    elvis
0132 utc funny old at camp mother father letter
0142 utc a letter mariea
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0142 UTC by dxwingr »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2022, 0115 UTC »
Ballsmacker Radio sounding good again tonight. Good tunes playing. The broadcast is a little weak, but still coming through well enough to understand. Thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0120 UTC by blw »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2022, 0127 UTC »
Alex Chilton and the Box Tops with "The Letter". Alex was an ancient 17 years old when that was recorded.

"Message in A Bottle" Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers and that other guy. We used to punk that one up when my cousin and I had a band.

"Mr. Postman" The Marvelettes, such sweet harmonies. The Beatles cover couldn't touch the original.

I think the theme may be, "Letters".

Oh yeah, The Big E, with "Return To Sender", backed by the Prisonaires.

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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2022, 0129 UTC »
SIO 555 - solid strong signal.  Not weak audio but could be louder - TKS for the show! Good music
0128 Unsent - Alanis Morissette
0132 Hello Muddah.... - Allan Sherman
0135 Care of Cell 44 - Zombies
0137 Ball Smacker Radio ID
0138 Dear God - XTC
0142 Take a Letter Maria - RB Greaves
0144  Sweet City Woman - Stampeders
0148 Box Full of Letters - Wilco
0150 Ball Smacker Radio ID
0150 Going Out of My Head - The Letterman
0154 Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys
STILL LISTENING LIKELY LAST ADDITION TO THE LOG/ Thanks for show
« Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 0156 UTC by FelixChapel »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 6960 AM 0055 UTC 08 OCT 2022
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2022, 0136 UTC »
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