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The Big Q, 1710kHz 2/17, 0845-0930+
« on: February 18, 2013, 0133 UTC »
Tuned in while messing about on the MW band, and what the heck?  I finally heard a pirate on 1710!  I've never managed that before.  Oldies music - The Archies, many others I didn't know - several Big Q IDs, a listener comment recorded from down a telephone line, and what sounded like silly commercials.  SIO 333 give or take, up to 444 at peaks but subject to deep fades. 

I wonder if the Big Q QSLs? 
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Re: The Big Q, 1710kHz 2/17, 0845-0930+
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 0555 UTC »
The answer to a Big Q QSL is no. At least not at this time in the classical sense. Listen to the vid below as the "Q" shouts-out/acknowledges it's regular listeners. In particular a nice big on-air QSL acknowledgement to Kilokat. They also used a voice over from one of my older vids at 2:18 in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbBYAorncMM
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-Brian--North of Detroit--MI-
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Re: The Big Q, 1710kHz 2/17, 0845-0930+
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 0705 UTC »
Aha, gotcha.  Thanks for the info.  That video's pretty great!  The audio quality sounded about the same as what I heard last night, deep fades included.  When the signal's up, it's really excellent to listen to.  No sign of the New Jersey TIS here, though. 
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Tecsun PL-660, Yaesu FT60R handheld, and Realistic DX-398 (back up and running!) 
QSL's appreciated 

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Re: The Big Q, 1710kHz 2/17, 0845-0930+
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 0840 UTC »
  No sign of the New Jersey TIS here, though. 


Believe me, wish I could say the same. Between that TIS and Radio Celestial out of NYC it can make life on 1710 rough :P
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Re: The Big Q, 1710kHz 2/17, 0845-0930+
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 0036 UTC »
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Re: The Big Q, 1710kHz 2/17, 0845-0930+
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 0534 UTC »
Radios -- Perseus SDR // SDRPlay RSPdx // Icom IC-7300 // Tecsun PL-660 // Panasonic RF-5000A --Antennas-- Pixel Pro 1B loop - 82' fan-dipole at 40' - tuned MW/BCB 40" loop and 100' receive only dipole
-Brian--North of Detroit--MI-
1710/KHz the MW Pirate Clear Channel (not so much anymore "sigh")

 


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